NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:45:27 GMT <![CDATA[St. Mary's Recreation Center Open House]]> Date: October 1, 2016

St. Mary's Recreation Center opens its doors to the community for a fun day of free workouts in the cardio and weight rooms, a family swim in the pool, a meet-and-greet with the managers, and a family scavenger hunt in the park.

Please remember to bring your state or city ID.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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<![CDATA[Third Annual Fall Festival]]> Date: October 1, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Harvest Festival]]> Date: October 1, 2016

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

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

Other Activities:

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Wiffle Ball Home-Run Derby]]> Date: October 2, 2016

Do you consider yourself a slugger? Are you getting excited for the Major League Baseball Playoffs? Well here's your change to prove you have what it takes to play in the big leagues. Join us as we kick off the start of the MLB Playoffs with our Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby. This is an event for all ages.

Who will be crowned as champion?

Check out for more information.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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<![CDATA[Fall Into Fall Harvest Festival]]> Date: October 8, 2016

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

Rain Date: October 9

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-885-1461

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

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<![CDATA[It's My Park at Tompkinsville Park]]> Date: October 10, 2016

This It’s My Park season, please join Island Voice and the local community as they host a day of unity at Tompkinsville Park. We are looking for volunteers to help beautify the park and assist in planting some bulbs.

There will also be a celebration through art, performances, and a chess tournament.

We look forward to celebrating and cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 524-7999

Location: Tompkinsville Park

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<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> Date: October 15, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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<![CDATA[Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch]]> Date: October 16, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Rockaway Fall Festival]]> Date: October 16, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Gather Around the Campfire]]> Date: October 16, 2016

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure Programs so amazing.

Join us around the campfire for an evening of games, songs, and fun activities.

Registration is required.

How to Register
To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration will begin on October 6.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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<![CDATA[Fall Photography Scavenger Hunt]]> Date: October 23, 2016

Bring your own digital camera or smart phone to capture evidence of your scavenger clues. Work on your own or as a team, in this fun, family-friendly program. Registration begins on October 16.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Joe Holzka Community Garden Pumpkin Festival]]> Date: October 29, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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<![CDATA[Halloween Festival]]> Date: October 29, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

Location: Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)

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<![CDATA[16th Annual Halloween Festival & Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest]]> Date: October 29, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (973) 563-5212

Location: Fort Greene Park

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<![CDATA[Shocktoberfest]]> Date: October 30, 2016

Join us for Shocktoberfest! Visit the pumpkin patch, jump on fun inflatable playgrounds, and enjoy crafts, games, music, and more!

The event is sponsored by Council Member Julissa Ferreras. It's free and open to the public, and all are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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<![CDATA[Spooky Halloween at Ashford Learning Garden]]> Date: October 31, 2016

Come and celebrate Halloween safely in the Ashford Learning Garden.

There will be face painting for the kids and information about the plants that have been grown here in gardening. The garden will also have healthy treats and fun games throughout the day.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ashford Learning Center

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<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: The World's Fair Adventure Quest]]> Date: November 27, 2016

Learn about the World's Fair and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park as you've never experienced before. This challenge leads teams through the park on a part scavenger hunt, part walking tour that combines easy physical challenges, photo clues, and searches while testing your knowledge of local history.

Registration is required.

How to Register
To register for this event, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration begins on November 16.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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<![CDATA[Photography Scavenger Hunt]]> Date: December 17, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. Bring your own digital camera or smartphone.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Clifton Place and Marcy Avenue (in Herbert Von King Park)

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