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 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:51:11 GMT <![CDATA[Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/annual-holiday-tree-lighting-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/annual-holiday-tree-lighting-ceremony Date: December 7, 2016

On December 7, join the Rob Susman Brass Quartet and friends for caroling and a tree lighting in Washington Square Park. The sparkling lights on the resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings. Santa Claus himself has promised to appear, candy canes in hand, to lead the children in the illumination countdown.

The Washington Square Association will provide songbooks.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-12-07 2016-12-07 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.73120117187500000, -73.99710083007812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5841a1c71e0d2.JPG Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[McKinley Park Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/08/mckinley-park-christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/08/mckinley-park-christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 8, 2016

Join Senator Marty Golden in partnership with the Dyker Heights Civic Association for the tree lighting in McKinley Park!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McKinely Park (in McKinley Park)

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B060 McKinley Park 2016-12-08 2016-12-08 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.62670135498000000, -74.01640319824200000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:00:01 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[Hendrick I. Lott House Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/09/hendrick-i-lott-house-christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/09/hendrick-i-lott-house-christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 9, 2016

Join Senator Marty Golden in partnership with the Marine Park Civic Association for the annual Christmas tree lighting at the Hendrick I. Lott House.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hendrick I. Lott House

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B433 Hendrick I. Lott House 2016-12-09 2016-12-09 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.61029815673828000, -73.93260192871094000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[17th Annual Fulton Park Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/09/17th-annual-fulton-park-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/09/17th-annual-fulton-park-tree-lighting Date: December 9, 2016

Join the Stuyvesant Heights Parents Association for the 17th annual tree lighting at Fulton Park!

Special thanks to this year's major donors: Bridge Street Development Corporation, Councilman Robert Cornegy, and Peaches Restaurant.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fulton Park

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B038 Fulton Park 2016-12-09 2016-12-09 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.67979812622070000, -73.93289947509766000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:15:01 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[Winter Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/winter-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/winter-wonderland Date: December 10, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with an evening of crafts, games, music, photo stations, and more!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Brookville Boulevard and 144 Avenue (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.66139984130859400, -73.74199676513672000 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:30:08 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/holiday-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/holiday-on-the-hudson Date: December 10, 2016

Join Summer on the Hudson & Riverside Park Conservancy on Saturday December 10th for our annual holiday tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, and hot chocolate (while supplies last & please bring your own reusable mug).

Event Schedule

  • 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - The Harlem Swing Dance Society performs and leads a dance lesson with the crowd (wear comfortable shoes and join in).
  • 5:30 p.m. - Join in to throw the switch to light the tree!
  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Barnard Bacchantae sings seasonal and popular songs.
  • Throughout the event visit the Baylander docked on the Excursion Pier for children's activities and fun and visit the CBS-FM table for your chance to take home one of many great prizes.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5705621e6b970.JPG Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:59:51 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas at the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/christmas-at-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/christmas-at-the-square Date: December 16, 2016

Join us for a family night out to meet Santa! Drink some hot chocolate or cider, enjoy both Christmas and dance music, and watch the Westchester Square Christmas tree come to life. Santa will be distributing toys and candy canes (while supplies last).

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 597-4629

Location: Owen F. Dolen Park

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2016-12-16 2016-12-16 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.84052658081055000, -73.84279632568360000 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/winter-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/winter-wonderland Date: December 16, 2016

Join NYC Parks for an evening of games, fitness fun, music, and more!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-12-16 2016-12-16 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:44:49 EST
<![CDATA[WBO Winter Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/wbo-winter-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/wbo-winter-wonderland Date: December 17, 2016

Come celebrate Christmas, Eid e-Milad-un Nabi, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Three Kings Day.

Join us for winter arts and crafts, carnival games, healthy snack program, and a visit from some special guests, including Santa!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-12-17 2016-12-17 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5820aeb134119.png Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:44:55 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Party with Santa in Hudson Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/holiday-party-with-santa-in-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/holiday-party-with-santa-in-hudson-park Date: December 17, 2016

Bring the family to a holiday party in Hudson Park and meet Santa!

Come get a free visit with Santa, including a 4” x 6” photo print, and a carriage ride around the adjacent park block. This year we will end the event by lighting up a holiday tree!

Santa & carriage rides are from 2:00pm - 5:00pm, with the tree lighting at 5:00pm.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-12-17 2016-12-17 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582e0166b42ec.jpg Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:44:55 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[Second Annual Tree Lighting at Railroad Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/21/second-annual-tree-lighting-at-railroad-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/21/second-annual-tree-lighting-at-railroad-park Date: December 21, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season in the Bronx with our Second Annual Tree Lighting! Hot cocoa and snacks will be provided.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 839-1197

Location: Railroad Park

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X032 Railroad Park 2016-12-21 2016-12-21 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.82506268243400000, -73.91540571163900000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:45:00 EST
<![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[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[New Year's Eve Fireworks: Prospect Park 150]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/new-years-eve-fireworks-prospect-park-150 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/new-years-eve-fireworks-prospect-park-150 Date: December 31, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for this annual fireworks celebration, this year with a twist! Help us kick off the celebration of the park's 150th anniversary with more fireworks fun, live music, and more. Locations for viewing the fireworks include Grand Army Plaza, the park’s West Drive, and along Prospect Park West between Grand Army Plaza and Ninth Street.

RSVP to let us know if you are coming, and to receive a prize while supplies last.

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 11:00 pm 11:59 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:59:54 EST
<![CDATA[Disco Get Down]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/disco-get-down http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/disco-get-down Date: January 20, 2017

Come dressed in your disco best for a night of indoor roller skating! We'll have a Live DJ, photo booth, and more. Skates will be provided. Socks are required, please bring a pair of your own. RSVP is strongly recommended. Please visit https://discogetdown.eventbrite.com to register for this event now!

For accessibility information, contact Jennifer Gonzales by January 17 at (212) 242-5228.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2017-01-20 2017-01-20 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:45:09 EST