NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 01 Oct 2016 19:12:39 GMT <![CDATA[Third Annual Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/3rd-annual-fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/3rd-annual-fall-festival Date: October 1, 2016

Celebrate the harvest season! This festival for all will feature cider pressing, puppet making, face painting, live jazz, and a tasting with Dyckman Beer.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2d799b4126.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/harvest-festival Date: October 1, 2016

Please note: Due to the inclement weather predicted for this weekend the Harvest Festival has been cancelled. Please join us for the remainder of the season for our many free public events. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Each fall Randall's Island Park Alliance's annual Harvest Festival celebrates the bounty of the earth and the completion of another fruitful season at the Urban Farm. Enjoy live music from JDPatch Band and Dave Harvey and the New York City Barn Dance!

Other Activities:

– Indigo dying workshop staffed by the Brooklyn Textile Arts Center
– Pumpkin Painting
– Treasure Hunt
– Bean Bag Toss
– Kite Making & Flying
– Gigantic Coloring Book
– Face Painting
– Self-guided tours of the Urban Farm

Location: Fields 62 & 63 (next to the Urban Farm)

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c58cc0bd48f.jpg Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Raptor Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/raptor-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/raptor-fest Date: October 8, 2016

Experience the thrill of viewing New York's premier predators live and up close.

Join NYC Parks at the annual Raptor Fest hosted by the Urban Park Rangers. The event is free to the public and will include live demonstrations, a raptor viewing area, and education/activity tables. Activities are provided by the Urban Park Rangers; live flying demonstrations by Skyhunters in Flight, and static animal displays by Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation.

This event is a great way for kids to learn about birds of prey, get up close and personal with them, and watch them perform amazing aerial feats. There will be at least a dozen different of birds on display, including falcons, hawks, and owls.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e562fc1dc14.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Into Fall Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/fall-into-fall-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/fall-into-fall-harvest-festival Date: October 8, 2016

Celebrate autumn in the park at the mansion! Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is hosting an indoor/outdoor festival of fall delights for all ages. There’ll be music, crafts, games, a giant hay-bale tower, and seasonal treats, including fresh cider from our outdoor press. Meet some birds of prey, help harvest the season’s final bounty from our organic vegetable garden, ride in a horse-drawn wagon, and pick your own pumpkin from BPMM’s pop-up pumpkin patch. There’s something for everyone!

Rain Date: October 9

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c48baaf0c83.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:30:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Nuyorican Poets Cafe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/14/arts-culture-funnuyorican-poets-cafe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/14/arts-culture-funnuyorican-poets-cafe Date: October 14, 2016

Join us as we kick off the new Conversation Series with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe as poets perform dynamic works of spoken word and lead a performance masterclass. This four part series encompasses an open mic forum, musical performances and live painting by visual artists.

The event takes place on the Lyons Rooftop. In case of inclement weather the event moves indoors.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lyons Pool

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R043 Lyons Pool 2016-10-14 2016-10-14 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.63719940185547000, -74.07430267333984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e42c6c9be46.jpg Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:30:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in the Heights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/arts-culture-fun-celebrate-hispanic-heritage-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/arts-culture-fun-celebrate-hispanic-heritage-month Date: October 15, 2016

Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with music, dance, performances, art, and more! At 1:30 p.m., take a beginner salsa dance lesson with Piel Canela Dance, followed by open dance for all levels. Enjoy DJ sounds of salsa, bachata, and merengue.

In case of rain, the event moves indoors.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d8252834723.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Food Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/queens-food-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/queens-food-day Date: October 15, 2016

In honor of World Food Day, Socrates Sculpture Park and GrowNYC Greenmarket will host a fun and educational day of learning, cooking, and eating.

We’ll feature cooking and gardening demonstrations with City Harvest and Hellgate Farm, youth planting workshops with City Growers, composting with BIG Reuse, and many more activities led by local food justice and environmental organizations that are working together to build community access to fresh and affordable food. In addition, we’ll have several local food vendors on hand to offer fresh and delicious local and international delicacies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/fall-festival Date: October 15, 2016

Celebrate fall with live music, games, crafts, pumpkins, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70140075683594000, -73.85299682617188000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/harvest-fest-pumpkin-patch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/harvest-fest-pumpkin-patch Date: October 16, 2016

Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch returns to Queens Botanical Garden with live music, games, nature walks, farm tours, bouncy houses, crafts, food vendors, a petting zoo, beer tent, pumpkin patch (additional fee), and more!

For more information, please visit the Queens Botanical Garden's website.

Pumpkin Patch and select activities require additional fees. Free hours are suspended on this day. On festival days, Queens Botanical Garden does not accept reciprocal garden memberships or CoolCulture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-10-16 2016-10-16 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e1818e4973f.JPG Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:15:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/rockaway-fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/rockaway-fall-festival Date: October 16, 2016

Join us for our Ninth Annual Fall Festival, which will include a Safari Challenge and Halloween Obstacle Course, 3 and 1 bounce house, pumpkin patch, pony rides, hayrides, Urban Park Rangers, music, and refreshments.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59870147705078000, -73.76619720458984000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:15:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Joe Holzka Community Garden Pumpkin Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/joe-holzka-community-garden-pumpkin-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/joe-holzka-community-garden-pumpkin-festival Date: October 29, 2016

Please join the garden for their annual pumpkin festival. Children aged 12 and under must be present to receive a pumpkin.

Thanks to the local community chapters, North Shore Rotary for donating pumpkins, Community Health Action, and the community outreach coordinator with Empire Blue Cross along with added community services available for all in our community.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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2016-10-29 2016-10-29 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63449859619140600, -74.12169647216797000 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/halloween-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/halloween-harvest-festival Date: October 29, 2016

Come one, come all to this year’s circus-themed Halloween Harvest Festival! We’ll feature costume-making with Socrates artists, a large-scale collaborative sculpture workshop by Free Style Arts Association, face painting with Agostino Arts, festive music, circus food favorites, an ongoing roving performance of traditional circus acts—juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking, clowning—and experimental, improvisational theater by the funny, quirky, and political Circus Amok. And in the spirit of the occasion, we’ll be offering special prizes to any circus-themed pooches in the Annual Juried Canine Costume Contest!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/halloween-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/halloween-festival1 Date: October 29, 2016

Park Administrator Matt Symons, Council Member Paul Vallone, and the Friends of Fort Totten Parks welcome you to a spooky, fun-filled afternoon, featuring crafts, games, rides, music, and more!

Please note: The Visitor Center will be closed on Saturday, October 29.

For more information about Halloween events in Fort Totten Park, please call Mike Kuchinskas at (718) 352-4793 ext. 302.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

Location: Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79159927368164000, -73.77600097656250000 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:30:30 EDT
<![CDATA[16th Annual Halloween Festival & Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/halloween-festival-in-fort-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/halloween-festival-in-fort-greene Date: October 29, 2016

Join the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and the Urban Park Rangers for the annual Fort Greene Halloween Festival! The festival will feature live music, dance workshops, games with giveaways, face painting, a pumpkin patch, creepy-crawlies with the Urban Park Rangers, and Fort Greene PUPS's wildly-popular Great PUPkin costume contest for dogs and owners (dog contest starts at 11:30 a.m.).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (973) 563-5212

Location: Fort Greene Park

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.69150161743164000, -73.97550201416016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ea9180b68cd.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:45:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Halloween Festival & Haunted Trails]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/ocean-breeze-halloween-festival-haunted-trails http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/ocean-breeze-halloween-festival-haunted-trails Date: October 29, 2016

Join the staff of Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex continue the Halloween Festivities as we host our first annual Halloween Festival & Haunted Trails. The festivities will begin at 12:00pm with the Halloween Festival.

The festival will run from 12:00pm - 6:00pm and will include Halloween inspired activites and contests, crafts, pumpkin picks, music and much more. The festival will be open to all on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30.

Starting at 6:30pm on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, come for a spooky 1/2 walk through our Haunted Trails. Parents, this is a scary attractions, discretion is advised. Rubber soled sneakers are highly recommended. No strollers and no dogs.

On Sunday, October 30, Ocean Breeze will also host a child-friendly spooky walk through the Haunted Trails from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

For the full schedule of events, please visit our website at OceanBreezeNYC.org.

COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 12:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:15:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest : The Rocky Horror Picture Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-the-rocky-horror-picture-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-the-rocky-horror-picture-show Date: October 29, 2016

Join NYC Parks for free, spoofy horror movies in our city's parks!

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a scientist who cross dresses. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky." Rated R.

The event also features a costume contest and trivia!

Know Before You Go
You should come before 6:00 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first served basis. Sign-up for pre-movie activities at the link below.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 6:00 pm 7:45 pm 40.72016525268555000, -73.94971466064453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56018db46e7ec.jpg Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:45:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Halloween Festival & Haunted Trails]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/ocean-breeze-halloween-festival-haunted-trails http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/ocean-breeze-halloween-festival-haunted-trails Date: October 30, 2016

Join the staff of Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex continue the Halloween Festivities as we host our first annual Halloween Festival & Haunted Trails. The festivities will begin at 12:00pm with the Halloween Festival.

The festival will run from 12:00pm - 6:00pm and will include Halloween inspired activites and contests, crafts, pumpkin picks, music and much more. The festival will be open to all on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30.

Starting at 6:30pm on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, come for a spooky 1/2 walk through our Haunted Trails. Parents, this is a scary attractions, discretion is advised. Rubber soled sneakers are highly recommended. No strollers and no dogs.

On Sunday, October 30, Ocean Breeze will also host a child-friendly spooky walk through the Haunted Trails from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

For the full schedule of events, please visit our website at OceanBreezeNYC.org.

COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-10-30 2016-10-30 12:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:15:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/central-park-conservancy-halloween-parade-and-pumpkin-flotilla http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/central-park-conservancy-halloween-parade-and-pumpkin-flotilla Date: October 30, 2016

Bring the whole family and come celebrate Halloween in Central Park. Enjoy live music, spooky stories, pumpkin carving demonstrations, a costume parade, and Central Park Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight!

This year’s event will also include live “Bat Encounter” presentations by the Organization for Bat Conservation.

This event is free and open to all ages. Tickets are not required. Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming.

Schedule of Activities

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • Pumpkin Flotilla Drop Off*
  • Live music by Aly Sunshine and Funkytown Playground
  • Live “Bat Encounter” presentations by Organization for Bat Conservation.
  • Pumpkin carving demonstrations with Hugh McMahon
  • Halloween crafts

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Spooky Stories with Story Laurie
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Spooky Stories with Story Laurie
5:45: p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Halloween Costume Parade
6:30 p.m.: Pumpkin Flotilla Launch - Watch the Harlem Meer get spooky! Once the activities are finished at twilight (about 6:30 pm), find a spot along the edge of the Harlem Meer and watch as the jack-o’-lanterns float by in New York’s largest pumpkin flotilla!

Pumpkin Flotilla Guidelines*

Get a pumpkin: Bring a pumpkin that weighs about 8 pounds after it’s carved; that’s approximately the size of a soccer ball. Mini or extra-large pumpkins cannot be accepted for the flotilla.

Get creative: All pumpkins must come with tops and be gutted and carved at home. Jack-o’-lanterns with artificial decorations, such as paint, glitter, marker, food dye, paper, plastic, light bulbs, candles, or floats cannot be accepted for the flotilla. A light and floating device will be provided when you register your jack-o’-lantern at the event.

Drop off your pumpkin: We will have two designated drop-off areas near the Dana Discovery Center between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Space in the flotilla is limited to 50 pumpkins, so make sure your creation meets all the requirements. Members-only Perk: pre-register online to reserve space in the flotilla for your pumpkin by Friday, October 28. Please remember to bring your membership card.

Please note: Pumpkins in our flotilla cannot be returned. Thank you for your contribution to our event.

For more information about the Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla, please call the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center at (212) 860-1370

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-30 2016-10-30 3:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e997a967c99.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/holiday-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/holiday-on-the-hudson Date: December 10, 2016

Join Summer on the Hudson for our annual holiday tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, tree decoration making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5705621e6b970.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:23 EDT