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 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:20:01 GMT <![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/18/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/18/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure Date: October 18, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-18 2017-10-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e5223968e6a.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art: Halloween Masks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/18/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/18/recycle-to-art Date: October 18, 2017

Children will make cute, usable items out of recycled materials for the holiday season, to keep and take home.

October: Halloween Masks out of Stock Card Paper
November: Dried Orange Peel Arts/Crafts Bracelet
December: Spin Drum Crafts

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-18 2017-10-18 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Studio Art with Amy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/18/studio-art-with-amy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/18/studio-art-with-amy Date: October 18, 2017

Studio Art is a special workshop that will teach youth 6 - 13 years old how to draw, paint, and create sculptures. It is recommended the students come each week to build their portfolio. At the end of the session the artwork will be displayed.

Amy is the instructor and an artist herself. She is excited to bring her knowledge and passion to the youth.

There are two sessions on Wednesday. The first session is 4:00- 5:00 p.m. The second session is 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. You can come to either session.

If you have any questions, please reach out to sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov.

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 2017-10-18 2017-10-18 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d22a30b2a53.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds Date: October 19, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-10-19 2017-10-19 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a3e79ea5f.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure Date: October 19, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-19 2017-10-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e5223968e6a.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: October 19, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Space is limited and registration required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

This program will not meet on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-10-19 2017-10-19 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a8a4f2d96.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure1 Date: October 19, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-19 2017-10-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e52343a4445.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Casper (1995)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/movies-under-the-stars-casper-1995 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/movies-under-the-stars-casper-1995 Date: October 19, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

The friendly ghost, Casper, attempts to befriend the 12-year-old daughter of a paranormal expert, but his nasty ghost uncles wreak havoc.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 5:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome! Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for information on accessibility.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0300

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2017-10-19 2017-10-19 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c1721106a6a.gif Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Monsters Inc]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/movies-under-the-stars-monsters-inc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/movies-under-the-stars-monsters-inc Date: October 19, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

Monsters Incorporated is the largest scare factory in the monster world, and James P. Sullivan is one of its top scarers. Sullivan is a huge, intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots and horns. His scare assistant, best friend and roommate is Mike Wazowski, a green, opinionated, feisty little one-eyed monster. Visiting from the human world is Boo (Mary Gibbs), a tiny girl who goes where no human has ever gone before.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-10-19 2017-10-19 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59cd577f4349d.png Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/20/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/20/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure Date: October 20, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-20 2017-10-20 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e5223968e6a.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/20/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/20/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure1 Date: October 20, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-20 2017-10-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e52343a4445.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/20/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/20/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: October 20, 2017

Participants will create fun arts and crafts for the fall and holiday seasons.

October: Leaf People Crafts
November: Paper Pumpkin Crafts for Kids
December: Multi Media Christmas Tree or Hanukkah Dreidel

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-20 2017-10-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Drum Circle and Public Art in Virginia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/20/drum-circle-and-public-art-in-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/20/drum-circle-and-public-art-in-virginia-park Date: October 20, 2017

Enjoy a drum circle in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata and Loving the Bronx. This event is free and great for all ages and is part of a series of weekly community building events in the park.

Lovie Pignata's public art project activates a blacktop with a bold, painted replica of the nearby Bronx River, highlighting the importance of this waterway. She has also installed retired canoes from local non-profits, which are retrofitted with seating, chessboards, planters, and wayfinding signage. Daylighting will be on view through June 19, 2018.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-10-20 2017-10-20 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5993605113bd3.JPG Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: ParaNorman (2012)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/20/movies-under-the-stars-paranorman-2012 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/20/movies-under-the-stars-paranorman-2012 Date: October 20, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

A boy with the power to speak to the dead gathers an army of friends to fight zombies brought to life by a curse. Meanwhile, terrified townspeople prepare to fight the supernatural.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 5:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome! Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for information on accessibility.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-10-20 2017-10-20 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.82419967651367000, -73.94249725341797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c173a0a5bb6.gif Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Monster Mash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/20/monster-mash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/20/monster-mash Date: October 20, 2017

This ghoulish party will be held in the atrium of the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. Halloween-inspired activities will be available for children and youth throughout the evening.

This is a family-friendly event, costumes are encouraged! Prizes will be awarded for various Halloween costume categories.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-10-20 2017-10-20 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: October 21, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

  • Free bike riding classes and bike skills training
  • Explore exciting Bronx sites: Concrete Plant Park, Starlight Park, Crotona Park, Drew Playground, and Gouverneur Playground
  • Physical activity for family and adults of all ages: 10 years and older

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to sign waiver but they can ride with group
  • Adults must be present to sign waiver and get fitted for a bicycle helmet

For more information, or to check for cancellations, call Mr. James at (347) 261-1764

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Leaf Crowns and Fairy Houses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/family-art-project-leaf-crowns-and-fairy-houses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/family-art-project-leaf-crowns-and-fairy-houses Date: October 21, 2017

Sit with your wee ones and listen to stories of the “people of the mounds,” the fairies and elves found in Celtic mythology, as told by guest storyteller Marianne McShane and her blue harp. Then travel into Wave Hill’s woodland, and, using only natural materials and a bit of jute twine, create your own tiny, fairy-sized dwelling using found sticks, leaves, moss and bark, or string together a series of autumn leaves to form a fall wand or crown—and behold the magic!

At 11:00 a.m. and at noon, guest musicians Terry McCann, a guitarist and singer, and Stephen Gara on the uilleann pipes (a delicate version of the standard bagpipe), the flute and the tin whistle, offer a short concert of Irish jigs, reels and songs. The pair will also visit Wave Hill’s woodland with their instruments, to serenade the aos sí and lead a short autumn fairy parade.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Photo: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b99f709ba7a.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: October 21, 2017

Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the way!

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baca8418d84.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-happening-celebrating-50-years-of-public-art-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-happening-celebrating-50-years-of-public-art-in-nyc-parks Date: October 21, 2017

This year NYC Parks is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Art in the Parks program. Since its creation in 1967, Art in the Parks has featured over 2,000 works of art. On Saturday, October 21, NYC Parks is transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate this milestone. Art lovers, families, and park-goers will be delighted by free art exhibits, performances, and hands-on art workshops in Central Park’s beautiful East Pinetum field.

More than 100 artworks, workshops, and performances will take place throughout the day. Some activities include:

  • Bronx Museum: Button-making based on Bronx public artworks
  • Materials for the Arts: Reuse Sculpture Station
  • Blythe Cain: Painting public artworks with natural pigments
  • Kim Holleman: Trailer Park-let
  • Sing for Hope: the city’s favorite pianos
  • Amanda Long and Historic House Trust: Paper marbling workshop Change to Amanda Long and Historic House Trust: Paper marbling wishes
  • Groundswell: Sketchbook Making
  • United Photo Industries: Create a zine
  • Urban Field Station: Write with a tree alphabet
  • LMCC/Dances for a Variable Population: Dance workshop for all
  • Art Built: What it means to be a global citizen
  • City Arts, Inc: Pieces for Peace
  • Dream Yard: Mosaic workshop with recyclable material
  • Juanli Carrion: Spice portraits
  • Art Students League: Origami and collage workshop
  • Public Art Fund: Art-making workshop based on works of Ai Weiwei
  • Limon Dance Company/ Bryant Park Corp: Modern dance workshop
  • Daniele Frazier: Life-drawing class of a model in a polar bear costume
  • Poetry Society of NY: One-on-One Poetry Experiences
  • Art Production Fund: Art Sundae! Create a public art project with Elise Peterson
  • Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance: Wind Chimes Made from Recyclables with Evelyn Suero
  • Katya Grokhovsky: Slow Dance with Me
  • Taiwanese American Arts Council: Taiwan Tribal Spirits Updated
  • Broadway Mall Association: Collaborative Clay Mural Making with Joy Brown
  • The Moving Company performance with Tina Wang, Scynge Xing, Tamar Ettun

As NYC Parks’ public art program took shape in the 1960s, artistic events called “happenings” popped up in parks across the city. Blurring the line between art and everyday life, these fleeting performances combined sculpture, music, theater, dance, and poetry. They varied in size and sophistication, but always relied on audience participation.

NYC Parks’ 50th anniversary celebration "It’s Happening!" captures the same creative spirit with dynamic public artworks, hands-on workshops, and performances.

Presented by TD Bank

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: East Pinetum (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78189849853515600, -73.96410369873047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d7877dbd30.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/farmhouse-family-day Date: October 21, 2017

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/halloween-festival Date: October 21, 2017

Join NYC Parks & New York City Council Member Eric Ulrich for a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, face painting, games, a pumpkin patch, music, a visit from the Nature Company, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park)

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Q094 Tudor Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67319869995117000, -73.85469818115234000 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure Date: October 21, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e520a3c4c99.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tricks and Treats at Le Carrousel Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/tricks-and-treats-at-le-carrousel-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/tricks-and-treats-at-le-carrousel-bryant-park Date: October 21, 2017

Calling all princesses and superheroes, ghouls and goblins too…it’s time for the annual Halloween partay at Le SCCARROUSEL in Bryant Park!

Come enjoy magic, arts and crafts, and tricks and treats! Wear costumes!

Simply Frankentastic!!!

Rain Date: Sunday, October 22

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75329971313476600, -73.98400115966797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d7a82b5083c.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/fall-festival Date: October 21, 2017

Celebrate autumn's arrival with King Manor Museum!

Activities will include apple cider pressing, cornhusk doll making, crazy quilt square making, and a historic cooking demonstration with an interpreter. Then, take a tour of King Manor, the 250+ year-old historic home of Rufus Kingm a Founding Father, signer of the US Constitution, and strong voice in the early anti-slavery movement.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: October 21, 2017

Kids have fun creating art out of paper.

October: Paper Mosaic Abstract Art on Cardboard
November Paper Turkey with Feathers
December Paper Christmas Tree using Stock Card and Tissue Paper altenatijng Passover Dreidle

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Haunted Mansion (2003)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/movies-under-the-stars-the-haunted-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/movies-under-the-stars-the-haunted-mansion Date: October 21, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

A real-estate agent mistakenly has his family stay in a haunted house.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 5:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome! Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for information on accessibility.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c174756d56a.gif Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Frankenweenie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-frankenweenie1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-frankenweenie1 Date: October 21, 2017

Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film!

In Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated feature, young Victor Frankenstein is a science nerd and outsider at school, but he does have one good friend: his dog, Sparky. But when, tragedy strikes, and Sparky dies, Victor is heartbroken. He decides to jolt old Sparky back to life. The experiment is successful, and all goes well, until Victor's fellow students steal his secret and use it to resurrect other dead animals -- with monstrous consequences.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 6:15 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 6:15 pm 8:00 pm 40.70360183715820000, -73.92340087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d3bedddac23.jpeg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - The Addams Family]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/movies-under-the-stars-shocktoberfest-the-addams-family http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/movies-under-the-stars-shocktoberfest-the-addams-family Date: October 21, 2017

Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film!

Enjoy the laughs as con artists plan to fleece the eccentric Addams family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. This freaky family favorite is based on on the characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams and the classic 1960s tv show.

Know Before You Go:

Gates open to the public at 6:15 p.m. Come early to get a good spot. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Fort Greene Park

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 6:15 pm 8:15 pm 40.69150161743200000, -73.97550201416000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d3bff1ac714.jpg Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Hotel Transylvania 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/movies-under-the-stars-hotel-transylvania-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/movies-under-the-stars-hotel-transylvania-2 Date: October 21, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

Now that Dracula (Adam Sandler) has opened the Hotel Transylvania's doors to humans, things are changing for the better; however, Drac is secretly worried that his half-human grandson, Dennis, isn't showing his vampire side. So, while Mavis and Johnny are away, Drac enlists his friends to help him put the boy through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. But things really get batty when Drac's cantankerous, old-school dad (Mel Brooks) pays an unexpected visit.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Bronx Park Amphitheatre (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.85431184751500000, -73.87043360009900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e63dafc3644.png Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: October 22, 2017

Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the way!

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bace3b065a3.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Leaf Crowns and Fairy Houses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/family-art-project-leaf-crowns-and-fairy-houses1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/family-art-project-leaf-crowns-and-fairy-houses1 Date: October 22, 2017

Sit with your wee ones and listen to stories of the “people of the mounds,” the fairies and elves found in Celtic mythology, as told by guest storyteller Marianne McShane and her blue harp. Then travel into Wave Hill’s woodland, and, using only natural materials and a bit of jute twine, create your own tiny, fairy-sized dwelling using found sticks, leaves, moss and bark, or string together a series of autumn leaves to form a fall wand or crown—and behold the magic!

At 11AM and at noon, guest musicians Terry McCann, a guitarist and singer, and Stephen Gara on the uilleann pipes (a delicate version of the standard bagpipe), the flute and the tin whistle, offer a short concert of Irish jigs, reels and songs. The pair will also visit Wave Hill’s woodland with their instruments, to serenade the aos sí and lead a short autumn fairy parade.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b99f709ba7a.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Photography Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/fall-foliage-photography-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/fall-foliage-photography-scavenger-hunt Date: October 22, 2017

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 for this program begins on October 16. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers Registration page.

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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M010 Central Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2e1fb3d922.JPG Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure Date: October 22, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e520a3c4c99.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Rangers Choice: Nature Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/rangers-choice-nature-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/rangers-choice-nature-art Date: October 22, 2017

We love kids’ crafts, especially ones that incorporate natural elements and a child’s imagination.

Join the Urban Park Ranger's and create beautiful works of art by using natural materials provided by nature.

To participate in this program, please register on Wednesday, October 11 at our Urban Park Rangers Registration page.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75007010229800000, -73.80746781826000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2e3ec740f0.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: October 22, 2017

Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community.

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf07381f7d.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: October 22, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Dyed in Queens Demonstrations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/dyed-in-queens-demonstrations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/dyed-in-queens-demonstrations Date: October 22, 2017

Artist-in-residence Jess Brey experiments with Queens Botanical Garden-grown botanicals to extract natural dyes! Observe her process as she pushes plants to their limit by applying resist and mordant techniques to create art.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-22 2017-10-22 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599f4b66c0c5a.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:44:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Flow.17 Meet the Artist PhotographyTour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/flow17-meet-the-artist-photographytour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/flow17-meet-the-artist-photographytour Date: October 22, 2017

"Can photography change how we see our surroundings? What comprises a beautiful photograph? How can photography and history interrelate?

Join Randall's Island Park Alliance's selected 2017 FLOW artist Rose DeSiano to address these questions, and take some photographs of your own! We'll meet at 2:00 p.m. to learn about this year's FLOW art pieces, discuss some of Randall's Island's history, and talk about photographic composition and story-telling. Bring your camera or camera phone (RIPA will also offer a few instant film cameras to borrow for the event) and spend the afternoon capturing Island images that you can take home with you. We hope you'll return throughout the year to continue your photographic journey on Randall's Island.

This event is free and family-friendly. All are welcome!

The FLOW art series is planned in conjunction with the Randall's Island Park Alliance, the Bronx Museum and NYC Parks.

Please note: This event was previously scheduled for October 21.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ff9d80e145b.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/storytime-craft Date: October 22, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.

Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-22 2017-10-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a5845c387f9.JPG Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure Date: October 24, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e5223968e6a.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure1 Date: October 24, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e52343a4445.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/kids-le-petit-art Date: October 24, 2017

Children will create cute miniature works as gifts to give, or keep for themselves. Children may take inspiration from the holiday season and fall colors.

Parents and other adults are invited to participate with their little ones.

October: Fall Inspired Art-Shrinky Dink
November: Up-cycle Yogurt Container and Thanksgiving Greeting Card
December Whimsical Winter Wonder...Shaker

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure Date: October 25, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-25 2017-10-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e5223968e6a.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure1 Date: October 25, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-25 2017-10-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e52343a4445.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art: Halloween Masks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/recycle-to-art Date: October 25, 2017

Children will make cute, usable items out of recycled materials for the holiday season, to keep and take home.

October: Halloween Masks out of Stock Card Paper
November: Dried Orange Peel Arts/Crafts Bracelet
December: Spin Drum Crafts

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-25 2017-10-25 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Studio Art with Amy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/studio-art-with-amy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/studio-art-with-amy Date: October 25, 2017

Studio Art is a special workshop that will teach youth 6 - 13 years old how to draw, paint, and create sculptures. It is recommended the students come each week to build their portfolio. At the end of the session the artwork will be displayed.

Amy is the instructor and an artist herself. She is excited to bring her knowledge and passion to the youth.

There are two sessions on Wednesday. The first session is 4:00- 5:00 p.m. The second session is 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. You can come to either session.

If you have any questions, please reach out to sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov.

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 2017-10-25 2017-10-25 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d22a30b2a53.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Hotel Transylvania 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/movies-under-the-stars-hotel-transylvania-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/movies-under-the-stars-hotel-transylvania-2 Date: October 25, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

Now that Dracula (Adam Sandler) has opened the Hotel Transylvania's doors to humans, things are changing for the better; however, Drac is secretly worried that his half-human grandson, Dennis, isn't showing his vampire side. So, while Mavis and Johnny are away, Drac enlists his friends to help him put the boy through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. But things really get batty when Drac's cantankerous, old-school dad (Mel Brooks) pays an unexpected visit.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-10-25 2017-10-25 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e63dafc3644.png Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds Date: October 26, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a3e79ea5f.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Halloween Hangout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/kids-halloween-hangout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/kids-halloween-hangout Date: October 26, 2017

Join us at Hudson Boulevard Park (Block 3) for some Halloween fun! We'll have face painting, pumpkin painting/decorating, Halloween tunes, story time in the playground, cider, and more!

This event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon and start again from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Following the children's festivities, there will be a family movie screening in Block 2 of the park starting promptly at 6:30 p.m.

This is a free event. We hope you can make it!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75512915623300000, -74.00100194113900000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure Date: October 26, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e5223968e6a.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: October 26, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Space is limited and registration required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

This program will not meet on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a8a4f2d96.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure1 Date: October 26, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e52343a4445.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/pumpkin-painting-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/pumpkin-painting-bronx Date: October 26, 2017

It's that time of year to use your creative chops and turn pumpkins into festive decorations. GreenThumb will have pumpkins and paint ready - please bring any other supplies and decorations to add to the beauty of your seasonal creation. This is a great workshop for the whole family!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: United We Stand Community Garden

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2017-10-26 2017-10-26 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.80530166626000000, -73.91529846191400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599d9b124ac56.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure Date: October 27, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-27 2017-10-27 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e5223968e6a.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure1 Date: October 27, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-27 2017-10-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e52343a4445.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: October 27, 2017

Participants will create fun arts and crafts for the fall and holiday seasons.

October: Leaf People Crafts
November: Paper Pumpkin Crafts for Kids
December: Multi Media Christmas Tree or Hanukkah Dreidel

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-27 2017-10-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Ghoulies Glow-in-the-Dark Paint Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/ghoulies-glow-in-the-dark-paint-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/ghoulies-glow-in-the-dark-paint-night Date: October 27, 2017

Join NYC Parks to create stunning masterpieces using glow-in-the-dark paints to bring out your ghoulishly creative side. Project materials will be provided.

RSVP is required; to RSVP please call (212) 447-2023 to reserve your spot or email Erica Serrano at erica.serrano@parks.nyc.gov.

Please note: This event will take place in two sessions:

5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Pumpkin Painting for Families (one pumpkin per family)
7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.: Canvas Painting for Adults Only

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility @parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by October 24.

Start time: 5:45 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2023

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2017-10-27 2017-10-27 5:45 pm 8:45 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d4ea30b66bc.png Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Casper]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/cancelled-movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-casper http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/cancelled-movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-casper Date: October 27, 2017

Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film!

In this live-action feature of the animated classic, Casper (Malachi Pearson), a kind young ghost, falls in love with Kat (Christina Ricci), the teen daughter of a paranormal expert (Bill Pullman). But their budding relationship is complicated not only by his transparent state, but also by his troublemaking apparition uncles and their mischievous antics.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 6:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Leif Ericson Park

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-10-27 2017-10-27 6:00 pm 7:45 pm 40.63100051879900000, -74.01219940185500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ea9c8151e04.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Day of the Dead Arts & Crafts and Public Art in Virginia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/day-of-the-dead-arts-crafts-and-public-art-in-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/day-of-the-dead-arts-crafts-and-public-art-in-virginia-park Date: October 27, 2017

Enjoy an evening of Day of the Dead arts and crafts in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata, Loving the Bronx, and BX Arts Factory. This event is free and great for all ages and is part of a series of weekly community building events in the park. This event is also a tribute to local resident Elizabeth Ortiz.

Lovie Pignata's public art project activates a blacktop with a bold, painted replica of the nearby Bronx River, highlighting the importance of this waterway. She has also installed retired canoes from local non-profits, which are retrofitted with seating, chessboards, planters, and wayfinding signage. Daylighting will be on view through June 19, 2018.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-10-27 2017-10-27 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599364029ac91.JPG Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Second Annual Halloween Movie Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/second-annual-halloween-movie-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/second-annual-halloween-movie-night Date: October 27, 2017

Join us for our youth and family friendly movie night featuring Toy Story's Tower of Terror beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Ocean Breeze Park. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be shown in the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. We invite youngsters to come dressed in costume!

After the children's movie showing, at 7:30 p.m., Ocean Breeze will host a Halloween movie suitable for older audiences. The film is to be announced.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-10-27 2017-10-27 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: October 28, 2017

Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the way!

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bace3b065a3.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Grown's Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/harlem-growns-halloween-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/harlem-growns-halloween-festival1 Date: October 28, 2017

Our Halloween Festival is our most fun day of the year! We close out our season with a bang and our community comes out in their best costumes! Family friendly activities may include face painting, pumpkin decorating, cooking demo, and a spooky maze! Of course, there will be plenty of healthy treats as well!

Community Partners: Health Ade Kombucha, Island Photography, Columbia NEED Lab

Our three farm locations are:

  • 134th Street Farm at 118 W 134th Street
  • 131st Street Farm at 34 W 131st Street
  • 127th Street Farm at 77 W 127th Street

Activities for each location will be announced closer to our event date!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-0113

Location: Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm

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2017-10-28 2017-10-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81401870000000000, -73.94272870000000000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: October 28, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

  • Free bike riding classes and bike skills training
  • Explore exciting Bronx sites: Concrete Plant Park, Starlight Park, Crotona Park, Drew Playground, and Gouverneur Playground
  • Physical activity for family and adults of all ages: 10 years and older

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to sign waiver but they can ride with group
  • Adults must be present to sign waiver and get fitted for a bicycle helmet

For more information, or to check for cancellations, call Mr. James at (347) 261-1764

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-10-28 2017-10-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Spider Web Fashion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/family-art-project-spider-web-fashion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/family-art-project-spider-web-fashion Date: October 28, 2017

Join Family Art Project Storyteller Rama Mandel for tales about special spiders, including the Itsy Bitsy Spider and Anansi the spider, the great folk hero and mischief maker. Costume yourself in a web of mesh tulle and, with the twisty artistry of pipe cleaners and bits of black felt and yarn, welcome lots of little spiders.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Photo: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bae426e90a7.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Grown's Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/harlem-growns-halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/harlem-growns-halloween-festival Date: October 28, 2017

Our Halloween Festival is our end of year celebration and the funnest day of the year! We end our season with a bang, and our community comes out in their best costumes! There will be family friend fun, games, and healthy treats!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-0113

Location: Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm

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2017-10-28 2017-10-28 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81401870000000000, -73.94272870000000000 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:29:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/halloween-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/halloween-harvest-festival Date: October 28, 2017

The Socrates season always goes out with a BANG with our Halloween Harvest Festival! This year’s theme is Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with vibrant performance and music presented by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York, which has been sharing Mexican heritage and culture with the NYC community for more than 30 years.

Join us for spooky costume- and art-making with Socrates artists, fantastical face-painting with Agostino Arts, and add your mementos and relics to ancestral altars set up throughout the landscape. Urban Shaman Mama Donna will be offering harvest animal blessings for your pets, and if your pooch is in costume you can participate in a Socrates tradition – our annual Canine Costume Contest with fun prizes and local judges, including Château le Woof! Todos están bienvenidos a participar en este festival inspirado por el Dia de los Muertos, una celebración Mexicana que honora los muertos.

Presented in partnership with Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594aaf866a48e.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[19th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/19th-annual-great-pupkin-dog-costume-contest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/19th-annual-great-pupkin-dog-costume-contest Date: October 28, 2017

Time for the annual festooning of Brooklyn's dogs! The 19th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest is guaranteed to blow your mind and embarrass your dog.

For more info, visit fortgreenepups.org/the-great-pupkin.

Pre-registration for those who want to enter the contest opens on Eventbrite on October 1! As always, the show is free to watch.

To volunteer, please email Shalwyn Ullah at sullah@fortgreenepark.org.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: NW plaza performance mounds (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.69246560044900000, -73.97655344009400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d3f60fc0f40.jpg Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/family-gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/family-gallery-tour Date: October 28, 2017

Explore artwork on view in Glyndor Gallery on a family-friendly tour with a Curatorial Fellow. This fall, the entire gallery will be given over to new site-responsive projects honoring the tenth anniversary of Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space. Call & Response showcases the work of more than 50 artists who have exhibited in this unique venue, in projects ranging from art objects created from natural materials gathered onsite, to sound pieces, outdoor installations and performance works.

Children ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Photo: Joshua Bright

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bae4ca53457.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/halloween-festival Date: October 28, 2017

Join us for a free day of spooky family fun. Highlights include live entertainment, inflatables, interactive games, a hay ride, a hay maze/pumpkin patch, costume contests, and free goodie bags!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79159927368164000, -73.77600097656250000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[17th Annual Fort Greene Park Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/17th-annual-fort-greene-park-halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/17th-annual-fort-greene-park-halloween-festival Date: October 28, 2017

Get your costumes ready and come to Fort Greene Park on Saturday, October 28 for the 17th Annual Halloween Festival!

This year, the festival will feature rides, face-painting, Halloween crafts, games, giveaways, live music from Astrograss, a pumpkin patch, temporary tattoos, and more... ALL FOR FREE!

Don't miss the 19th Annual PUPkin Dog Costume Contest at 11:30 a.m.!

Rain date will be on Sunday, October 29.

Want to help out?
Volunteer for set up in the morning or run a station at the main event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Central Lawn (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.69038712179300000, -73.97445058822600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d3e50e5f3bf.JPG Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Halloween Walk and Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/prospect-park-halloween-walk-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/prospect-park-halloween-walk-fair Date: October 28, 2017

Prospect Park Alliance invites all local ghosts and ghouls to the 38th Annual Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair!

This much-anticipated annual event brings thousands of families for free, ghastly fun to Prospect Park. This year, the festivities will continue with the first-ever Prospect Park After Party: BKLYN BOO! taking place at City Point in downtown Brooklyn from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Nethermead (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66109848022461000, -73.96859741210938000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure Date: October 28, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e520a3c4c99.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: October 28, 2017

Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community.

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf07381f7d.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Party and Hocus Pocus Movie Screening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/halloween-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/halloween-party Date: October 28, 2017

Join us for a day of Halloween-themed fun! Activities include crafts, games, music, giveaways, Transformation Face Painting with Agostino Arts, and more!

We'll also be hosting a movie night at dusk; join us for a screening of Hocus Pocus!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Athens Square

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Q436 Athens Square 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76770019531250000, -73.92250061035156000 Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted House at the Queens Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/haunted-house Date: October 28, 2017

Prepare for a scare inside our haunted barn! This ghoulish adventure is the perfect way to put you in the Halloween spirit. Hayrides, mulled cider, Halloween treats, and apples will be sold. This event is recommended for children ages six to 12. Adults will find it creepy too!

Dates and Times

  • Saturday, Oct 28, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - $4 per person, all ages (adults and children)
  • Sunday, Oct 29, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - $20 admission fee as part of our Children's Fall Festival**
  • Sunday, Oct 29, 2017, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - $4 per person, all ages (adults and children)**

**(On Sun, Oct 29, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 7pm, the Haunted House will be included with $20 admission to our Children's Fall Festival. From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., farm admission is free and Haunted House admission is $4.)

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: October 28, 2017

Kids have fun creating art out of paper.

October: Paper Mosaic Abstract Art on Cardboard
November Paper Turkey with Feathers
December Paper Christmas Tree using Stock Card and Tissue Paper altenatijng Passover Dreidle

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Monsters, Inc. (2001)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/movies-under-the-stars-monsters-inc-2001 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/movies-under-the-stars-monsters-inc-2001 Date: October 28, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

A little, unsuspecting girl befriends two monsters.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 5:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome! Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for information on accessibility.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c17683d32b3.gif Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: October 29, 2017

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-29 2017-10-29 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599ed1fb7c8de.JPG Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: October 29, 2017

Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the way!

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baca8418d84.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Spider Web Fashion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/family-art-project-spider-web-fashion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/family-art-project-spider-web-fashion Date: October 29, 2017

Join Family Art Project Storyteller Rama Mandel for tales about special spiders, including the Itsy Bitsy Spider and Anansi the spider, the great folk hero and mischief maker. Costume yourself in a web of mesh tulle and, with the twisty artistry of pipe cleaners and bits of black felt and yarn, welcome lots of little spiders.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bae426e90a7.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 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[2nd Annual "Batty Over Halloween" Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/2nd-annual-batty-over-halloween-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/2nd-annual-batty-over-halloween-celebration Date: October 29, 2017

Central Astoria LDC is pleased to announce the Second Annual "Batty Over Halloween" Celebration!

Join the festivities on the Great Lawn at Astoria Park for a day filled with music, puppets, cotton candy, balloon twisting, face painting, munchkin pumpkins, and much more.



Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77815603022100000, -73.92440688610100000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[North Shore Pumpkin Patch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/pumpkin-patch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/pumpkin-patch Date: October 29, 2017

Enjoy the festive Halloween season with your very own local pumpkin patch! See the community garden decked out for Halloween, where you can pick up a pumpkin or enjoy arts & crafts and more while supplies last.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 273-3146

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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2017-10-29 2017-10-29 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.63449859619140600, -74.12169647216797000 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 12:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween at the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/halloween-at-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/halloween-at-the-garden Date: October 29, 2017

Make a seasonal botanical craft, see a magic show, and meet and take pictures with Flora, Queens Botanical Garden’s friendly mascot! Show off your Halloween costume and bring your trick-or-treat bags!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-29 2017-10-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a5b66f86922.JPG Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure Date: October 29, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e520a3c4c99.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory Date: October 29, 2017

Join us as we venture into the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and investigate the design of this living laboratory. Discover what plants and animals call this secluded Park woodland their home!

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf24d2443c.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: October 29, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Costume Contest and Mini Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/halloween-costume-contest-and-mini-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/halloween-costume-contest-and-mini-parade Date: October 29, 2017

Roll out that great Halloween costume early for our Park Slope Parents sponsored Costume Contest and Mini Parade – perfect for anyone who can’t stay up past 6:30 p.m.! Let your creativity fly!

Arrive at 3:00 p.m. to sign up for a category! Mini-parade around the park with members of our fave Halloween marching band, Paprika!

2017 Halloween Costume Contest Awards

  • Boo Baby Award
  • Best Infant up to 12 months
  • Hot Wheels Award
  • Best Stroller/Wagon/Pram
  • The Creature Award
  • Best Animal
  • Greenest Ghoul Award
  • Best Use of Recycled/Green Materials
  • Infinity & Beyond Award
  • Best Sci-Fi
  • Howling Hipster Award
  • Best Pop Culture
  • Devilish Duo Award
  • Best Couple
  • Ghostly Group Award
  • Best Group/Family/Ensemble
  • Big Apple Award
  • Best NYC
  • Old School Award
  • Best Classic Halloween
  • Grownup Gruesome Award
  • Best in Show for Adults
  • Best in Show for Kids
  • Whippersnapper Award
  • Utterly Awesome Award
  • Best of Show/Most Creative

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 7683195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d65c4e489be.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted House at the Queens Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/haunted-house Date: October 29, 2017

Prepare for a scare inside our haunted barn! This ghoulish adventure is the perfect way to put you in the Halloween spirit. Hayrides, mulled cider, Halloween treats, and apples will be sold. This event is recommended for children ages six to 12. Adults will find it creepy too!

Dates and Times

  • Saturday, Oct 28, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - $4 per person, all ages (adults and children)
  • Sunday, Oct 29, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - $20 admission fee as part of our Children's Fall Festival**
  • Sunday, Oct 29, 2017, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - $4 per person, all ages (adults and children)**

**(On Sun, Oct 29, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 7pm, the Haunted House will be included with $20 admission to our Children's Fall Festival. From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., farm admission is free and Haunted House admission is $4.)

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 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 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e631786624e.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/halloween-pumpkin-flotilla http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/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.

MEMBERS-ONLY PERK
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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M010 Central Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79731057762900000, -73.95351123809800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e66031ea817.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure Date: October 31, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e5251c47f3e.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure1 Date: October 31, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212)988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e525ea4aa36.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/kids-le-petit-art Date: October 31, 2017

Children will create cute miniature works as gifts to give, or keep for themselves. Children may take inspiration from the holiday season and fall colors.

Parents and other adults are invited to participate with their little ones.

October: Fall Inspired Art-Shrinky Dink
November: Up-cycle Yogurt Container and Thanksgiving Greeting Card
December Whimsical Winter Wonder...Shaker

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[27th Annual Kids Halloween Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/27th-annual-kids-halloween-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/27th-annual-kids-halloween-parade Date: October 31, 2017

NYU and Manhattan Community Board 2 invite you to join the 27th Annual Children’s Halloween Parade, the city’s largest free children’s event on Halloween Day!

Parents and children are invited to gather at the fountain in Washington Square Park by 3:00 pm.

After the parade, free trick-or-treat bags, games, and rides will await the children on West 3rd Street between LaGuardia Place and Mercer Street.

More information about this event can be found at the NYU Community website.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The fountain (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 3:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.73083205069600000, -73.99746000766800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d549a757994.png Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[A Haunting We Will Go]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/a-haunting-we-will-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/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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R016 Great Kills Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.56348050000000000, -74.09853020000000000 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:15:01 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[Recycle to Art: Halloween Masks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/01/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/01/recycle-to-art Date: November 1, 2017

Children will make cute, usable items out of recycled materials for the holiday season, to keep and take home.

October: Halloween Masks out of Stock Card Paper
November: Dried Orange Peel Arts/Crafts Bracelet
December: Spin Drum Crafts

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-01 2017-11-01 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Studio Art with Amy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/01/studio-art-with-amy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/01/studio-art-with-amy Date: November 1, 2017

Studio Art is a special workshop that will teach youth 6 - 13 years old how to draw, paint, and create sculptures. It is recommended the students come each week to build their portfolio. At the end of the session the artwork will be displayed.

Amy is the instructor and an artist herself. She is excited to bring her knowledge and passion to the youth.

There are two sessions on Wednesday. The first session is 4:00- 5:00 p.m. The second session is 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. You can come to either session.

If you have any questions, please reach out to sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov.

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 2017-11-01 2017-11-01 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d22a30b2a53.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/02/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/02/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds Date: November 2, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-11-02 2017-11-02 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a3e79ea5f.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/02/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/02/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: November 2, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Space is limited and registration required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

This program will not meet on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-11-02 2017-11-02 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a8a4f2d96.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT