NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:34:33 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Day of the Dead Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/arts-culture-fun-day-of-the-dead-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/arts-culture-fun-day-of-the-dead-celebration Date: October 28, 2017

Celebrate the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead with live music, traditional dance and parade, Calaveras Literarias (poetry readings), community altars, art workshops, and much more. Bring a picture of the person you want to commemorate to be part of the altar.

Celebración del Dia de los Muertos Ven a celebrar la tradicional fiesta Mexicana del Dia de los Muertos. Tendremos música en vivo, bailes tradicionales y desfile de ofrendas, calaveras literarias (lecturas de poesía), altares comunitarios, talleres de arte y mucho más. Trae una fotografía de la persona que desees conmemorar en el altar. (Free health screenings and zumba classes too!)

This event is being produced in partnership with Partnerships for Parks and the Mexican Coalition for Empowerment of Youth and Families.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d3ee155a780.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/childrens-fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/childrens-fall-festival Date: October 29, 2017

Dress in costume for this fall celebration! Kids will love our bounce houses, traditional games, pie-eating contests, and cartoon character look-alikes. Boogie down to live country western music, take an autumn hayride, visit the Haunted House, and enjoy a pony ride and farm animals.

Stop by the Con Edison Ecology booth for free kids' crafts and recycling tips. There will be food vendors on the farm all day.

Add to the fun with a visit to The Amazing Maize Maze! (additional fees apply)

Planning Your Visit

  • Free event parking is available until the lot is full.
  • There is no ATM on site, so please plan accordingly.

Photo credit QCFM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9840e106fd.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[WBO Pumpkin Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/wbo-pumpkin-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/wbo-pumpkin-party Date: October 31, 2017

This year the Pumpkin Party will have arts and crafts, carnival games, photo ops, and feel boxes.

Come create your own work and compete in a carnival game to win a prize. You can take a nice family picture at our photo op. Then feel worms, brains, and intestines in our feel boxes.

Guess the weight of our pumpkin for a prize!

This event is for children 10 years old and younger.

The Haunted House will be held on Friday October 27 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f41e6809b25.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[241st Commemoration of the Battle of Fort Washington]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/241st-commemoration-of-the-battle-of-fort-washington http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/241st-commemoration-of-the-battle-of-fort-washington Date: November 12, 2017

Be transported back in time and celebrate your local history!

This year marks the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Fort Washington, a key event during the Revolutionary War.

The Brigade of the American Revolution will perform and lead drills. Come watch a blacksmith demonstration, listen to live 18th-century music, make arts and crafts, and play games from the revolutionary period. Tour the battle scene with a tour guide dressed as heroine Margaret Corbin.

Prizes will be offered for the most authentic costumes!

Photo by Todd Hilton

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Cafe Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86019897460937500, -73.93309783935547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d7ef4c14e39.jpg Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:00:01 EDT