NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 22 Oct 2017 04:48:07 GMT <![CDATA[Kids Halloween Party]]> Date: October 28, 2017

Enjoy a fun afternoon Halloween gathering for kids in our decorated garden. Some games, candy, and a piñata.

Rain date: Sunday, 10/29.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 370-1099

Location: Mobilization for Change Community Garden

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<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> Date: October 29, 2017

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this three-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.

Maze by Moonlight
Don't miss Maze by Moonlight on Saturday, October 14 and Saturday, October 21, 2017 when the maze stays open until 9:00 p.m.! Visitors will use the starry sky (or flashlights) to guide them through their adventure. Maze by Moonlight costs $12 per adult and $7 per child (ages 4 to 11). This event is free for kids ages 3 and younger.

Please note: There is a $20.00 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on Sunday, October 29 for the Children's Fall Festival.

Photo credit Skyview Survey.

Sponsored by conEdison

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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<![CDATA[Shocktoberfest]]> Date: October 29, 2017

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 and The Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

This event is 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[Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla]]> Date: October 29, 2017

Bring the whole family and celebrate Halloween in Central Park. Enjoy pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, spooky stories, a costume parade, and most of all the Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight!

This event is free and open to all ages. Tickets are not required.

Schedule of Events

4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. - Pumpkin Drop Off*, Pumpkin Carving by Hugh McMahon. Halloween Crafts, Spooky Stories with Story Laurie
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Halloween Costume Parade
6:30 p.m. - Pumpkin Flotilla Launch

*Pumpkin Flotilla Guidelines:

Get a pumpkin: Bring a pumpkin that weighs about 8 pounds after it’s carved – that’s approximately the size of a soccer ball. Mini or extra-large pumpkins cannot be accepted for the flotilla.

Get creative: All pumpkins must come with tops and be gutted and carved at home. Jack-o’-lanterns with artificial decorations, such as paint, glitter, marker, food dye, paper, plastic, light bulbs, candles, or floats cannot be accepted for the flotilla. A light and floating device will be provided when you register your jack-o’-lantern at the event.

Drop off your pumpkin: We will have a designated drop-off area near the Dana Discovery Center between 4:00 pm and 5:45 pm. Space in the flotilla is limited to 50 pumpkins and is first come, first served. Please make sure your creation meets all the requirements.

pre-register online to reserve space in the flotilla for your pumpkin by Friday, October 27. Please note: Only one pumpkin per household and please bring your membership card.

Watch the Harlem Meer get spooky! Once the activities are finished at twilight (about 6:30 pm), find a spot along the edge of the Harlem Meer and watch as the jack-o’-lanterns float by in New York’s largest pumpkin flotilla!

Please note: Pumpkins in our flotilla cannot be returned. Thank you for your contribution to our event.

For more information about the Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla, please call the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center at (212) 860-1370.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[A Haunting We Will Go]]> Date: October 31, 2017

Enjoy a frightful time with bugs, snakes, ghosts, goblins, and the Urban Park Rangers. An event that is fun for all ages!

Costumes and bravery welcome.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Cedar Grove Avenue and Seafoam Street (in Great Kills Park)

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<![CDATA[Flag Football Championship Festival]]> Date: November 4, 2017

The Flag Football Championship Festival will conclude the 2017 Citywide Flag Football season. NYC Parks Borough Champions will participate in playoff style games resulting in one Citywide Champion for each division, and NYC Parks youth will participate in clinics and “combine” like activity.

Come enjoy a fun filled day of Flag Football with special guest, performances and free treats for kids.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: Macombs Dam Park

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<![CDATA[Human Foosball]]> Date: November 11, 2017

Kick back, relax and join Ocean Breeze staff as they revamp this classic game into a life size version. Participants will stay fixed to their line and battle an opposing team using a soccer ball. All standard rues apply. Families, children, and participants of all ages are encouraged to check out this one of a kind event. No prior experience needed to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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<![CDATA[Name That Tune: Holiday Edition]]> Date: December 4, 2017

Join us to celebrate the holidays in Washington Heights with an evening of holiday music trivia. Patrons will name different types of holiday classics. All are welcome!

Contact (212) 360-1430 or for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by November 29.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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