NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:47:17 GMT <![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