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 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:29:03 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Conversation Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/arts-cutlure-fun-the-conversation-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/arts-cutlure-fun-the-conversation-series Date: December 2, 2016

Jessica Kratz will perform thought provoking spoken word with her inspirational infectious energy. Jessica has published two childrens' books The Lucky Lighthouse and Sleigh Bells in Springtime: Frogs Calling. She won Best Artist-Written 2016 in the Reader's Choice poll of Staten Island Advance. Jessica is the Coordinator of the Greenbelt Nature Center.

Live musical performance will be provided by All Hands on Deck, a New York based band who found their own niche in what they call FOLK GROOVE, using diverse rhythms, interesting instrument combinations, rich with acoustic guitar and violin virtuosity. They were awarded the 2016 Award of Excellence in the ARTS for their original song titled, UNIVERSAL LULLABY, which was released on their first CD debut 'ALL HANDS ON DECK:KYO' (Japanese Character for Sound).

A local visual artist will showcase their work during the event.

Staten Island Arts’ Culture Lounge at the St. George Ferry Terminal is a meeting place and project space. Culture Lounge exhibits both international and local artists, including visual artists, poets, musicians, writers, and performers. The focus is on artistic projects that are place-based–examining local communities, helping people consider their environs in new ways, exploring how neighborhoods might be more livable and sustainable, and/or creating ways visitors can become more socially engaged. Please RSVP to hold your spot at jennifer.jennings@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.816.6172

Location: Staten Island Culture Lounge

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2016-12-02 2016-12-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64421200000000000, -74.07252620000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580a778115482.jpg Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Build an A-Frame/Sandwich Board]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/greenthumb-workshop-build-an-aframesandwich-board http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/greenthumb-workshop-build-an-aframesandwich-board Date: December 3, 2016

In this workshop, you will learn how to build an A-frame/sandwich bulletin board to invite neighbors to your community garden.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Soccer Aerobics Demonstration and Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/soccer-aerobics-demonstration-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/soccer-aerobics-demonstration-open-house Date: December 3, 2016

If you're tired of conventional exercises or gym workouts, we have an exciting, fun, innovative, and creative way for you to work out and exercise—we call it "Soccer Aerobics!" This fun, new workout focuses on cardiovascular and strength exercises, and coordination, speed, and agility, all while you learn and develop the skills to play and compete in the sport.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Soccer Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: December 3, 2016

Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn, play, and compete in Aerobics Soccer.

Tired of conventional exercise or gym workouts? We have an exciting, fun, innovative and creative way for you to work out and exercise... we call it "Soccer Aerobics!" This fun new workout focuses on cardiovascular and strength exercises; coordination, speed and agility, all while you learn and develop the skill to play and compete in the sport.

Please note: A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. Registration is required. To register, please email Victor.Campbell@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 402-5155.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night - Holiday Swing!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/arts-culture-fun-holiday-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/arts-culture-fun-holiday-swing Date: December 3, 2016

Celebrate the season at this festive holiday party featuring the Harlem Swing Dance Society and live music by the Stephanie Jeannot Band.

Enjoy light refreshments, vintage film clips, live dance performances, and a Swing Dance lesson for beginners by the Harlem Swing Dance Society.

About The Harlem Swing Dance Society (THSDS)
The Harlem Swing Dance Society is a premier organization dedicated to culturally sharing the history of Lindy Hop, Swing Dance, and the historic Savoy Ballroom in its Harlem home. Visit The Harlem Swing Dance Society website to check out their calendar of classes and events.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-12-03 2016-12-03 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582cd35c163ce.jpg Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[A Thyme for Healing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/a-thyme-for-healing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/a-thyme-for-healing Date: December 4, 2016

Are you feeling stretched thin like an old rubber band by all the uncertainty of our times? Come join us and get fresh perspectives for our time.

Are you feeling disappointed in the choices of your human family at this particular time? Come join us as we heal from betrayal. Do you feel drained by energy vampires in your circles or on the job but don't know anyone who thinks vampires are real? Come join us, many energy vampires live in and occupy our fields, so we really understand how to placate those lower energies with the plants for our survival.

Join us as we lean down to the plant kingdom for instructions and relief .

We will work with lavender for healing the central nervous system and rose for healing the grieving soul. Together, we will craft herbal healing salts to relieve our own heaviness.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2016-12-04 2016-12-04 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/05/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/05/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: December 5, 2016

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-05 2016-12-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:30:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition Opening: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-opening-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-opening-wreath-interpretations Date: December 6, 2016

Join NYC Parks for the opening reception of popular holiday exhibition Wreath Interpretations.

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-06 2016-12-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b70159a107.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 7, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-07 2016-12-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: December 7, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-07 2016-12-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:37 EDT
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 7, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-07 2016-12-07 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Funding Your Garden, Park, or Green Space]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/greenthumb-workshop-funding-your-garden-park-or-green-space http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/greenthumb-workshop-funding-your-garden-park-or-green-space Date: December 7, 2016

The Partnerships for Parks (PfP) Capacity Fund Grant program provides small grants of up to $5,000 to strengthen the outreach, membership, and event-planning capacity of community groups who care for their neighborhood parks, gardens, and street trees in all five boroughs of New York City. Meet the PfP Grants Team at this information session and learn how this grant, and other fundraising opportunities, can support your community garden work for the year ahead. Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: United Community Centers

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2016-12-07 2016-12-07 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.66490173339844000, -73.88670349121094000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adult Learn to Play Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: December 7, 2016

Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn, play, and compete in soccer.

Learn the rules and techniques, dribbling, and passing. Have fun while learning and practicing this exciting game.

Please note: A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. Registration is required. To register, please email Victor.Campbell@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 402-5155.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-07 2016-12-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:44:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/08/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/08/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 8, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-08 2016-12-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Wreath Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/08/greenthumb-workshop-wreath-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/08/greenthumb-workshop-wreath-making Date: December 8, 2016

Learn how to create your own natural holiday wreath for indoors or outdoors. All supplies will be provided along with natural pine cones and ribbon to decorate your own wreath.

Please RSVP here.

This workshop is in conjunction with the exhibition Wreath Interpretations in the Arsenal Gallery through January 5, 2017.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-08 2016-12-08 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.76760101318400000, -73.97129821777300000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting our Community]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/08/lighting-our-community http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/08/lighting-our-community Date: December 8, 2016

Join the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance for a multicultural holiday celebration and concert featuring Vy Higginsen's Gospel Choir for Teens and a special guest performance by singer composer Eric Plaks.

All performances will be indoors at the Pelham Fritz Recreation Center. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Schedule
6:30 p.m. - Children's storytelling and refreshments
7:00 p.m. - Children's presentation of Kwanzaa
7:15 p.m. - Concert starts promptly at 7:15

Refreshments provided by Harlem Shake, Wild Olive Market, and Sparkling Ice.

Guests are invited to bring an ornament from home to decorate the indoor tree. Visit the live tree at Fifth Ave and 124th Street.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-12-08 2016-12-08 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584053ebc9fa5.jpg Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/08/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/08/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 8, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-08 2016-12-08 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/09/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/09/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 9, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-09 2016-12-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 9, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-09 2016-12-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Caroling and Dessert Exchange at WBO]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/09/caroling-and-dessert-exchange-at-wbo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/09/caroling-and-dessert-exchange-at-wbo Date: December 9, 2016

Celebrate the holidays by singing with the community. All are welcome to sing carols together at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center. We will have lyrics available. We will also be having some morning desserts. We are asking if you attend to bring your own cookies, cakes, and treats to share with everyone.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-12-09 2016-12-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:15:09 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Whimsical Winter Wonder...Upcycle Bottle Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/09/paint-it-up-whimsical-winter-wonderupcycle-bottle-art-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/09/paint-it-up-whimsical-winter-wonderupcycle-bottle-art-adults Date: December 9, 2016

Paint and decorate your personal wine bottles or other bottles. Take inspiration from our Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. Participants must provide their own bottles, clean inside and out. All labels and gummy residue must be removed and bottles must be dry. Adults of all ages

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-09 2016-12-09 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/09/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/09/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 9, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-09 2016-12-09 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Meet the Patels Screening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/arts-culture-fun-meet-the-patels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/arts-culture-fun-meet-the-patels Date: December 10, 2016

Indie Lens Pop Up and PBS present a screening of Meet the Patels. Ravi Patel is almost 30, an actor, and, worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still unmarried. After he breaks up with his white girlfriend, Ravi submits to his parents' wishes and allows them to play matchmaker. The true-life romantic comedy Meet the Patels explores the influences of culture and identity on the most intense, personal, and important part of one's life — love.

Stay afterwards for a lively conversation about the film with a panel made up of members from the community

About Indie Lens Pop-Up Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-367-3657

Location: Owen Dolen Recreaton Center

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2016-12-10 2016-12-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83959960937500000, -73.87039947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ffc81608e9c.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:45:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: December 10, 2016

Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn, play, and compete in Aerobics Soccer.

Tired of conventional exercise or gym workouts? We have an exciting, fun, innovative and creative way for you to work out and exercise... we call it "Soccer Aerobics!" This fun new workout focuses on cardiovascular and strength exercises; coordination, speed and agility, all while you learn and develop the skill to play and compete in the sport.

Please note: A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. Registration is required. To register, please email Victor.Campbell@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 402-5155.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 10, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: December 11, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:37 EDT
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 11, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/12/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/12/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 12, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-12 2016-12-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/12/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/12/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: December 12, 2016

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-12 2016-12-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 13, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-13 2016-12-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 13, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-13 2016-12-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 14, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-14 2016-12-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 14, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-14 2016-12-14 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum1 Date: December 14, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-14 2016-12-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Adult Learn to Play Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: December 14, 2016

Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn, play, and compete in soccer.

Learn the rules and techniques, dribbling, and passing. Have fun while learning and practicing this exciting game.

Please note: A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. Registration is required. To register, please email Victor.Campbell@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 402-5155.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-14 2016-12-14 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:44:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 15, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Wreath Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/greenthumb-workshop-wreath-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/greenthumb-workshop-wreath-making Date: December 15, 2016

Learn how to create your own natural holiday wreath for indoors or outdoors. All supplies will be provided along with natural pine cones and ribbon to decorate your own wreath.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-12-15 2016-12-15 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 15, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 16, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-16 2016-12-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 16, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-16 2016-12-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Whimsical Winter Wonder...Upcycle Bottle Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/paint-it-up-whimsical-winter-wonderupcycle-bottle-art-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/paint-it-up-whimsical-winter-wonderupcycle-bottle-art-adults Date: December 16, 2016

Paint and decorate your personal wine bottles or other bottles. Take inspiration from our Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. Participants must provide their own bottles, clean inside and out. All labels and gummy residue must be removed and bottles must be dry. Adults of all ages

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-16 2016-12-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 16, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-16 2016-12-16 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: December 17, 2016

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-17 2016-12-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:30:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: December 17, 2016

Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn, play, and compete in Aerobics Soccer.

Tired of conventional exercise or gym workouts? We have an exciting, fun, innovative and creative way for you to work out and exercise... we call it "Soccer Aerobics!" This fun new workout focuses on cardiovascular and strength exercises; coordination, speed and agility, all while you learn and develop the skill to play and compete in the sport.

Please note: A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. Registration is required. To register, please email Victor.Campbell@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 402-5155.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-17 2016-12-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Meet the Patels Screening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/arts-culture-fun-meet-the-patels-screening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/arts-culture-fun-meet-the-patels-screening Date: December 17, 2016

Indie Lens Pop Up and PBS present a screening of Meet the Patels. Ravi Patel is almost 30, an actor, and, worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still unmarried. After he breaks up with his white girlfriend, Ravi submits to his parents' wishes and allows them to play matchmaker. The true-life romantic comedy Meet the Patels explores the influences of culture and identity on the most intense, personal, and important part of one's life — love.

Stay for a lively conversation about Meet the Patels after the screening.

About Indie Lens Pop-Up Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-12-17 2016-12-17 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ffc81608e9c.jpg Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:15:09 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 17, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-17 2016-12-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/18/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/18/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 18, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-18 2016-12-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/19/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/19/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 19, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-19 2016-12-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/20/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/20/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 20, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-20 2016-12-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/20/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/20/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 20, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-20 2016-12-20 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/21/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/21/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 21, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-21 2016-12-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/21/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/21/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 21, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-21 2016-12-21 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/21/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/21/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum1 Date: December 21, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-21 2016-12-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Adult Learn to Play Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/21/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/21/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: December 21, 2016

Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn, play, and compete in soccer.

Learn the rules and techniques, dribbling, and passing. Have fun while learning and practicing this exciting game.

Please note: A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. Registration is required. To register, please email Victor.Campbell@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 402-5155.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-21 2016-12-21 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:44:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/22/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/22/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 22, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-22 2016-12-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/22/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/22/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: December 22, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-22 2016-12-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:37 EDT
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/22/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/22/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 22, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-22 2016-12-22 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/23/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/23/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 23, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-23 2016-12-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 23, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-23 2016-12-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Meet the Patels Screening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/23/arts-culture-fun-meet-the-patels-screening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/23/arts-culture-fun-meet-the-patels-screening Date: December 23, 2016

Indie Lens Pop Up and PBS present a screening of Meet the Patels. Ravi Patel is almost 30, an actor, and, worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still unmarried. After he breaks up with his white girlfriend, Ravi submits to his parents' wishes and allows them to play matchmaker. The true-life romantic comedy Meet the Patels explores the influences of culture and identity on the most intense, personal, and important part of one's life — love.

Stay for a lively conversation about Meet the Patels after the screening.

About Indie Lens Pop-Up Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2016-12-23 2016-12-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.73223876953125000, -73.86503601074219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ffc81608e9c.jpg Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:15:09 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Whimsical Winter Wonder...Upcycle Bottle Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/23/paint-it-up-whimsical-winter-wonderupcycle-bottle-art-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/23/paint-it-up-whimsical-winter-wonderupcycle-bottle-art-adults Date: December 23, 2016

Paint and decorate your personal wine bottles or other bottles. Take inspiration from our Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. Participants must provide their own bottles, clean inside and out. All labels and gummy residue must be removed and bottles must be dry. Adults of all ages

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-23 2016-12-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/23/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/23/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 23, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-23 2016-12-23 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Soccer Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: December 24, 2016

Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn, play, and compete in Aerobics Soccer.

Tired of conventional exercise or gym workouts? We have an exciting, fun, innovative and creative way for you to work out and exercise... we call it "Soccer Aerobics!" This fun new workout focuses on cardiovascular and strength exercises; coordination, speed and agility, all while you learn and develop the skill to play and compete in the sport.

Please note: A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. Registration is required. To register, please email Victor.Campbell@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 402-5155.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-24 2016-12-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 24, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-24 2016-12-24 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum1 Date: December 24, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-24 2016-12-24 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/26/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/26/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 26, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-26 2016-12-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 27, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-27 2016-12-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 28, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-28 2016-12-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Adult Learn to Play Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: December 28, 2016

Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn, play, and compete in soccer.

Learn the rules and techniques, dribbling, and passing. Have fun while learning and practicing this exciting game.

Please note: A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. Registration is required. To register, please email Victor.Campbell@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 402-5155.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-28 2016-12-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:44:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 29, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-29 2016-12-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 30, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-30 2016-12-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 30, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-30 2016-12-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Whimsical Winter Wonder...Upcycle Bottle Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/paint-it-up-whimsical-winter-wonderupcycle-bottle-art-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/paint-it-up-whimsical-winter-wonderupcycle-bottle-art-adults Date: December 30, 2016

Paint and decorate your personal wine bottles or other bottles. Take inspiration from our Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. Participants must provide their own bottles, clean inside and out. All labels and gummy residue must be removed and bottles must be dry. Adults of all ages

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-30 2016-12-30 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 31, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:59:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Central Park in the Movies Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/arts-culture-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/arts-culture-fun Date: December 31, 2016

In partnership with the Urban Park Rangers, Arts, Culture & Fun presents Central Park in the Movies! Hundreds of TV shows and movies have been filmed in Central Park. Hike along some of the pathways of lower Central Park to see where some of these iconic films were made.

To register for this event, please visit www.nycgovparks.org/reg/rangers. Registration begins on December 18. Registration is required. For more information, call (212) 628-2345. For accessibility information, contact the Urban Park Rangers by Tuesday, December 27 at (212) 628-2345 or rob.mastrianni@parks.nyc.gov.

About the Urban Park Rangers

The Urban Park Rangers foster stewardship for New York City parks and connect New Yorkers to the natural world through environmental education, outdoor recreation, wildlife management and active conservation.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Pulitzer Fountain (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76404638560100000, -73.97358408570300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/583f1d789f620.jpg Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:15:09 EST
<![CDATA['Come Calling' on New Year's Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/01/come-calling-on-new-years-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/01/come-calling-on-new-years-day Date: January 1, 2017

Paying calls on friends and family on New Year’s Day was one of Old New York’s most cherished customs. Join us for tours of the house, 19th-century readings about New Year’s Day celebrations, and punch and confectionery, as we continue the 19th century tradition of renewing, reviving, and reaffirming friendships.

The Holiday Raffle drawing will take place at 4:30 p.m.

“New York seemed to enjoy a general carnival. Broadway, from one end to the other, was alive with private carriages, omnibuses, cabs, and curricles, and lines of pedestrians fringed the carriageways.” From the Diary of Philip Hone, 1844.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-01-01 2017-01-01 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/02/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/02/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: January 2, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-02 2017-01-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/03/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/03/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: January 3, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-03 2017-01-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/04/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/04/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: January 4, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-04 2017-01-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/05/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/05/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: January 5, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-05 2017-01-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST