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 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:53:58 GMT <![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Space Jam (1996)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-space-jam-1996 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-space-jam-1996 Date: September 23, 2017

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

In an attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes characters seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:30 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!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field (in Frederick Douglass Playground)

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M220 Frederick Douglass Playground 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.79749921437400000, -73.96743440628100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596657e320deb.gif Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Thor: The Dark World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-thor-the-dark-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-thor-the-dark-world Date: September 23, 2017

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

Thor must team up with his mischievous brother Loki in order to defeat a Dark Elf who's plotting to destroy all of existence. Meanwhile, his true love Jane Foster is possessed by a cosmic force.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Clove Lakes Park Parkhouse (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.61798545080600000, -74.10562247037900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a983544fc39.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Moana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-moana1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-moana1 Date: September 23, 2017

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

A teen girl and a demigod embark on an adventure as they search for a legendary island.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 6:30 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!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Noonan Playground (in L/CPL Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground)

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Q044 L/CPL Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.74110031127930000, -73.92250061035156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e68cdec0361.jpg Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: September 24, 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 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bace3b065a3.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Wave Hill Ecology in a Bowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/family-art-project-wave-hill-ecology-in-a-bowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/family-art-project-wave-hill-ecology-in-a-bowl Date: September 24, 2017

Be inspired by the local hilly landscape that makes up the waves of Wave Hill. Use small items found on the grounds and sculpt with air-dry clay, rocks, sticks and moss, plus other up-cycled materials. You may even add water to create mini pools and invent your own mini ecological landscape system.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo credit: 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 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59944c2503cd2.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Mushrooms: Discovery Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/mushrooms-discovery-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/mushrooms-discovery-hike Date: September 24, 2017

Search for mushrooms while hiking the trails, and learn general mushroom classifications and identifying characteristics on this leisurely interpretive hike.

Ages 8+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 11:00 am 2:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595e419b57aac.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 24, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[35th Annual Queens County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/35th-annual-queens-county-fair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/35th-annual-queens-county-fair1 Date: September 24, 2017

Join us at one of our most popular events of the year!

Don't miss this traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts and crafts, and more. The fair features pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, and children's entertainment.

Dance the day away at the Bavarian Beer Garden with an Irish band (Sat) and German band (Sun). Check out the Con Edison Ecology booth where you can adopt a worm for your home compost bin, get gardening and recycling tips, and enjoy free crafts for kids. Our corn maze opens this weekend, and we'll have craft and food vendors at the farm all day.

Enter to win in our Blue Ribbon Competition! Prizes available for Arts, Crafts, Baking, Canning, Vegetables, Floral Arrangements, and Junior Arts and Crafts. To request your Entry Journal, please email info@queensfarm.org with your mailing address or stop by our Welcome Center in September to pick one up.

(Photos courtesy of QCFM)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597a49e4f1449.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: SunGaze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/summer-on-the-hudson-sungaze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/summer-on-the-hudson-sungaze Date: September 24, 2017

Gaze at the central star of our solar system using special safe scopes with the Amateur Astronomers Association!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: September 24, 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 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 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/2017/09/24/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: September 24, 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 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 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[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/storytime-craft Date: September 24, 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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2017-09-24 2017-09-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a58443080af.JPG Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tiny Tots Stories and Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/26/tiny-tots-stories-and-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/26/tiny-tots-stories-and-art Date: September 26, 2017

Fun is had with cute and funny stories and songs for tiny tots to enjoy. Session ends with fun arts activity inspired by the stories and songs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-26 2017-09-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Mixed Media Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/26/kids-mixed-media-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/26/kids-mixed-media-arts Date: September 26, 2017

During August, we will create decoupage cards. Using magazine cut-outs or decorative party napkins we will decorate a cute greeting or art card.

In September, we will create decoupage containers using magazine cut-outs or a decorative pack of party napkins. Bring clean, empty cans, labels, and please remove gummy residue.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-26 2017-09-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/26/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/26/kids-le-petit-art Date: September 26, 2017

Kids create their own miniature art to take home. The piece is small enough to carry in your pocket or in your hand. For ages 6 to 12 years old. Parents or adults welcome with their younger child.

Schedule

  • July: Thumb Things - Little ones make watercolor work of art with their very own thumb print
  • August: Mini Greeting Cards-Make a mini greeting card to keep or give as a gift
  • September: Mini Books - Make a mini journal, or coloring book of your own

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 2017-09-26 2017-09-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Rowing Tryouts in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/26/rowing-tryouts-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/26/rowing-tryouts-in-manhattan Date: September 26, 2017

Row New York’s core year-round program for youth combines rowing with comprehensive academic support, and prepares middle school and high school girls and boys for success both on and off the water.

We offer competitive rowing with races in New Jersey, DC, Boston, and more, academic tutoring, SAT prep, college trips, and much more. Our teams are free for most participants.

No experience is required, just bring comfortable clothes, a water bottle, and some enthusiasm! Middle and high school boys and girls welcome at this location.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: George Washington Educational Campus

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2017-09-26 2017-09-26 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.85621270000000000, -73.92655430000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b82bd12d1ab.png Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/27/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/27/recycle-to-art Date: September 27, 2017

You'll learn how to make cute crafts out of recycled materials to give as gifts or keep for yourself.

Monthly Recycle to Art Projects

  • July: Stick Puzzles - Make an original puzzle using popsicle sticks
  • August: DIY Balloon Bowl - Make your very own bowl using a balloon
  • September: Cardboard Collage - Make a cardboard collage work of art to hang or display

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 2017-09-27 2017-09-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Rowing Tryouts in Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/27/rowing-tryouts-in-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/27/rowing-tryouts-in-queens Date: September 27, 2017

Row New York’s core year-round program for youth combines rowing with comprehensive academic support, and prepares middle school and high school girls and boys for success both on and off the water.

We offer competitive rowing with races in New Jersey, DC, Boston, and more, academic tutoring, SAT prep, college trips, and much more. Our teams are free for most participants.

No experience is required, just bring comfortable clothes, a water bottle, and some enthusiasm! Middle and high school girls welcome at this location.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Flushing YMCA

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2017-09-27 2017-09-27 3:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76409730000000000, -73.82643020000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b82bd9e6869.png Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds Date: September 28, 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 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a3e79ea5f.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: September 28, 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 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 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[Kids Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/kids-imaginative-arts Date: September 28, 2017

Get your creative juices flowing with imaginative art. Cell phone photography is part of the activities. Kids will create pieces combining 2D and 3D for creative effect. Use your cell phone camera to capture your 3D effect

Needed: Cell phone camera

Monthly Kids Imaginative Arts Projects

  • July: 3D Illusion - Stand it Up, 3D Hole, Sliding Water Drop, Floating Sphere
  • August: Pencil Sketch and Things Galore (2D and 3D combined)
  • Sseptember: Silhouettes Abalze (silouhettes and color mix)

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 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 28, 2017

Become your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board as a team sport.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0720abfa1a.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Rowing Tryouts in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/rowing-tryouts-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/rowing-tryouts-in-brooklyn Date: September 28, 2017

Row New York’s core year-round program for youth combines rowing with comprehensive academic support and prepares middle school and high school girls and boys for success both on and off the water.

Row New York offers competitive rowing with races in New Jersey, DC, Boston, and more, academic tutoring, SAT prep, college trips, and much more. Teams are free for most participants.

No experience is required, just bring comfortable clothes, a water bottle, and some enthusiasm! High school boys and girls welcome at this location.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075.

Location: South Shore High School

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2017-09-28 2017-09-28 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.63370010000000000, -73.91748860000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b82bf817d0d.png Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Movies in Hudson Park: Hocus Pocus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/free-movies-in-hudson-park-hocus-pocus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/free-movies-in-hudson-park-hocus-pocus Date: September 28, 2017

Free movies will be screened in Hudson Park! Chairs are provided; but bring your own blanket.

Hocus Pocus (PG)
Three 17th-century witches, hanged for their murderous crimes, are resurrected on Halloween in modern-day Salem by an unsuspecting boy, who must now figure out how to get them back in the ground.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Sports Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/childrens-sports-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/childrens-sports-festival Date: September 29, 2017

Join NYC Parks for a day of interactive fun. Children ages 3 to 8 years are welcome to enjoy some of their favorite sports including basketball, football, and tennis. All activities will be conducted as carnival style games.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by September 26.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1383

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.93669891357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599606ee30dd4.JPG Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: September 29, 2017

Kids have fun creating art inspired by the summer and holiday season. For ages 6 to 12 years old. Younger children are welcome with a parent or adult.

Schedule

  • July: Patriotic Red/White/Blue Hand
  • August: Sand Craft Project
  • September: Watercolor Circle Art

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 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Puppet Mobile and Public Art in Virginia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/puppet-mobile-and-public-art-in-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/puppet-mobile-and-public-art-in-virginia-park Date: September 29, 2017

Enjoy the Puppet Mobile in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata, Loving the Bronx, and the City Parks Foundation. 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 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59935d19519cc.JPG Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Moana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-moana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-moana Date: September 29, 2017

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

This computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure shares the story of Moana, the strong-willed daughter of a chief of a Polynesian tribe, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess. When a blight strikes her island, Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) sets sail in search of Maui, a legendary demigod, in the hope of saving her people. This wonderful film features the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, and music composed by Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 6:45 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: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Cooper Park

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B025 Cooper Park 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 6:45 pm 8:15 pm 40.71590042114300000, -73.93730163574200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a618955dce.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Beauty and the Beast (2017)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 Date: September 29, 2017

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

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Conference House Park

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.50279998779297000, -74.25250244140625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a983bbc679c.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Boss Baby]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-boss-baby1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-boss-baby1 Date: September 29, 2017

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

A new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator -- a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby arrives at Tim's home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission, and only he can help thwart a dastardly plot that involves an epic battle between puppies and babies.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 7:30 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!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b05e0d5df04.jpg Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Urban Ecology of Highbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/fort-tryon-park-kids-urban-ecology-of-highbridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/fort-tryon-park-kids-urban-ecology-of-highbridge-park Date: September 30, 2017

Come explore the wildlife and natural history of Highbridge Park with Dr. A. We'll search for biotic and abiotic factors, examine rocks and trees, and imagine what Highbridge Park looked like hundreds of years ago.

Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register. Designed for children ages 4-11. Children must be accompanied by adults.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Rain location: Highbridge Recreation Center - You must have valid ID to enter building.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.84239959716797000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5994a76997c4b.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: September 30, 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 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bace3b065a3.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: September 30, 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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2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Mapping the Bronx Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/family-art-project-mapping-the-bronx-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/family-art-project-mapping-the-bronx-green Date: September 30, 2017

On select Saturdays, artists participating in Call & Response, the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery, will be presenting talks, readings, live music, performance art and workshops in and around the gallery. Visiting artist Francisco Donoso, exhibiting in Call & Response, works with the visual language of cartography and abstraction to make multi-layered artworks. Using recycled maps and printmaking, create individual collages or join in a collaborative map installation highlighting Bronx green spaces—like Wave Hill.

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

Photo credit: 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 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599458634f040.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: September 30, 2017

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 60 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listened to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

Rolf Stang (as H.C. Andersen) will present The Ugly Duckling's Birthday Party and Laura Simms will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Ugly Duckling."

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Shapes and Colors Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/kids-shapes-and-colors-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/kids-shapes-and-colors-hike Date: September 30, 2017

Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of NYC. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

Compare leaves of all shapes and colors an a guided Fall Foliage Hike through Silver Lake Park. For this program, we recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes or boots.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.63159291279000000, -74.09585726261100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989f0907e7e0.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 30, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: September 30, 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 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 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[Bonkerz the Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 30, 2017

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Forest Park Carousel
Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller,and is (since 2013) a NYC Landmark.

About Bonkerz the Clown
This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fb96a7d08d.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: September 30, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Make beautiful, fun things out of paper to give as a gift or keep for yourself

Monthly Paper Arts and Crafts Projects

  • July: Paper Beads Bracelet
  • August: Paper Picture Frame
  • September: Cardboard Collage Art

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 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 30, 2017

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Forest Park Carousel
Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller,and is (since 2013) a NYC Landmark.

About Bonkerz the Clown
This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fb96a7d08d.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Wonder Woman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-wonder-woman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-wonder-woman Date: September 30, 2017

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

An Amazon princess leaves her island home and journeys to the outside world, which is being consumed by a massive war. With the help of an American pilot, she works to put an end to the conflict.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Detective Russel Timoshenko Soccer Field (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.57553656314600000, -74.08273506164600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9843f3789c.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Sing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-sing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-sing Date: September 30, 2017

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

Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

Know Before You Go

You should arrive by 7:30 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!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Grant Park

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X271 Grant Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.83695362033700000, -73.91300547122900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b06d2e837a5.jpg Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/summer-on-the-hudson-stargazing2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/summer-on-the-hudson-stargazing2 Date: September 30, 2017

Join the Amateur Astronomer's Association to see the moon, planets, and stars aided by expert stargazers.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b81d17e5734.JPG Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: October 1, 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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2017-10-01 2017-10-01 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599ed1903fd7b.JPG Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Mapping the Bronx Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/family-art-project-mapping-the-bronx-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/family-art-project-mapping-the-bronx-green Date: October 1, 2017

On select Saturdays, artists participating in Call & Response, the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery, will be presenting talks, readings, live music, performance art and workshops in and around the gallery. Visiting artist Francisco Donoso, exhibiting in Call & Response, works with the visual language of cartography and abstraction to make multi-layered artworks. Using recycled maps and printmaking, create individual collages or join in a collaborative map installation highlighting Bronx green spaces—like Wave Hill.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo credit: 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 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599458634f040.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: October 1, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[33rd Annual Medieval Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/33rd-annual-medieval-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/33rd-annual-medieval-festival Date: October 1, 2017

Join us for the 33rd Annual Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park. This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages.

Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of the Cloisters museum and the Hudson River during autumn's peak. We invite all ages to join us for this unique experience.

The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in northern Manhattan.

The event is free but Medieval crafts, clothing, etc., and food will be available for purchase.

Please note: There will be no ATM's on site at the festival.

Most areas are wheelchair accessible; however, persons with mobility issues may experience difficulty maneuvering on lawn areas.

This event is co-sponsored by Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 11:30 am 6:00 pm 40.86255254300800000, -73.93273985055600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5991fb38f38e4.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory Date: October 1, 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 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf24d2443c.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: October 1, 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 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 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[The Amazing Michael’s Juggling Show at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/the-amazing-michaels-juggling-show-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/the-amazing-michaels-juggling-show-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: October 1, 2017

Every Sunday and holiday from Memorial Day weekend through September, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About The Amazing Michael’s Juggling Show
Michael Karas presents a world-class juggling show full of jaw-dropping stunts, exciting audience participation, and hilarious physical comedy. From balls, clubs, and rings to puppets, knives, and spinning plates, Michael will dazzle you with his incredible array of circus talents. Who knows? He may even inspire you to start juggling yourself!

About Fantasy Forest
Fantasy Forest Amusement Park is located next to the Queens Zoo in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Fantasy Forest is home to The Flushing Meadows Carousel, The Corona Cobra Coaster, and other fun attractions and games.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f861501248.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tinker Lab Fall 2017 Open House: Electronic Instruments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/tinker-lab-fall-2017-open-house-electronic-instruments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/tinker-lab-fall-2017-open-house-electronic-instruments Date: October 1, 2017

At the Tinker Lab 2017 Fall Open House, you will preview and experience the Electronic Instrument project for free! Families with children of any age are welcome to join. This project involves learning about circuitry, sketch and design, exploring different sounds, building your unique instruments, programming with Scratch, and using Makey Makey, a micro-controller.

To register for this open house, visit tloh.eventbrite.com.

Online registration for 2017 Fall Class: Electronic Instrument is open (space limited to 15 students, for ages 7 to14). Register online at latimernow.org/tinker-lab.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946b475d011.JPG Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[International Raccoon Appreciation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/raccoon-art-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/raccoon-art-day Date: October 1, 2017

Share your creative talents and learn more about these masked mammals in honor of International Raccoon Appreciation Day. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own chalk art celebrating raccoons as part of a larger, community-curated piece. All materials provided. In addition, NYC Parks’ Wildlife Unit will be on hand to talk about coexisting with urban wildlife, and the Urban Park Rangers will be leading short walks in search of raccoons. Participants can also volunteer to share stories about their experiences with NYC wildlife; these stories will be audio recorded as part of a wildlife story collecting project.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1447

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Michael’s Juggling Show at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/the-amazing-michaels-juggling-show-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/the-amazing-michaels-juggling-show-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: October 1, 2017

Every Sunday and holiday from Memorial Day weekend through September, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About The Amazing Michael’s Juggling Show
Michael Karas presents a world-class juggling show full of jaw-dropping stunts, exciting audience participation, and hilarious physical comedy. From balls, clubs, and rings to puppets, knives, and spinning plates, Michael will dazzle you with his incredible array of circus talents. Who knows? He may even inspire you to start juggling yourself!

About Fantasy Forest
Fantasy Forest Amusement Park is located next to the Queens Zoo in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Fantasy Forest is home to The Flushing Meadows Carousel, The Corona Cobra Coaster, and other fun attractions and games.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f861501248.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds Date: October 5, 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 2017-10-05 2017-10-05 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/2017/10/05/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: October 5, 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 2017-10-05 2017-10-05 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[Chess Night and Public Art in Virginia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/06/chess-night-and-public-art-in-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/06/chess-night-and-public-art-in-virginia-park Date: October 6, 2017

Enjoy chess night 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 2017-10-06 2017-10-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59935e0eb57e7.JPG Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Kids Art: Palisades in Plaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/fort-tryon-kids-art-palisades-in-plaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/fort-tryon-kids-art-palisades-in-plaster Date: October 7, 2017

Join Artist Jenae Schwartz in making rock sculptures inspired by the magnificent formations of the Palisades. Use plaster strips made from mineral gypsum to create your own relief or rock sculpture and add color to tint.

Jenaé Schwartz is a contemporary painter, and teaches in New York. She studied art at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY and the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York. Her paintings are mainly comprised of oil and acrylic on canvas or slate, with her signature work consisting of natural layered colors creating textural effects.

This free art workshop is for children ages 5 to12.

Please note: Space is limited and RSVP is required. To RSVP, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Cloisters Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86349868774414000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59af15eb83323.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: October 7, 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 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baca8418d84.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: October 7, 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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2017-10-07 2017-10-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/the-amazing-maize-maze-x http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/the-amazing-maize-maze-x Date: October 7, 2017

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

Don't miss "Maze by Moonlight on Sat, Oct 14, and Sat. Oct 21, when the maze stays open until 9:00 pm! (last ticket sold at 9:00) Visitors will use the starry sky (or flashlights) to guide them through their adventure.
*There is a $20.00 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on Sun, 10/29 for the Children's Fall Festival.

Photo credit Skyview Survery.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97c73f0b3e.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: October 7, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival Date: October 7, 2017

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger educational presentations, visits to the lighthouse interior, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and fun family activities!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85010147094726600, -73.94680023193360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bc780d9cb.JPG Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Pumpkin Festival at the Carousel for All Children]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/annual-pumpkin-festival-at-the-carousel-for-all-children http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/annual-pumpkin-festival-at-the-carousel-for-all-children Date: October 7, 2017

Join us for our annual Pumpkin Festival where the "prettiest pumpkins prevail in our patch!" Our bright orange pumpkins are reasonably priced, and the pumpkin patch is a great backdrop for photos! We will kick off the day with "Music with Patrick," and all are invited to sing and dance along! Our friends from Quiver Farms Petting Zoo will visit for a portion of the day. Lots of other nature-based activities are in store. We have old fashion fun activities, and of course, carousel rides for just $2.00 per spin.

Rain date: October 8.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59aeef1c6094c.png Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/fall-festival Date: October 7, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

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

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Q008 Brookville Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66139984130859400, -73.74199676513672000 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walk for Families: PARKitecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/discovery-walk-for-families-parkitecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/discovery-walk-for-families-parkitecture Date: October 7, 2017

Help us to decode the sculpted secrets of Bethesda Terrace, and discover how nature inspires Central Park's art and design.

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: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours & Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table Date: October 7, 2017

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plus, check out our activity table every weekend from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-07 2017-10-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599c9fc54a050.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/discovery-walks-for-families-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/discovery-walks-for-families-gardens Date: October 8, 2017

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: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/the-amazing-maize-maze-x http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/the-amazing-maize-maze-x Date: October 8, 2017

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

Don't miss "Maze by Moonlight on Sat, Oct 14, and Sat. Oct 21, when the maze stays open until 9:00 pm! (last ticket sold at 9:00) Visitors will use the starry sky (or flashlights) to guide them through their adventure.
*There is a $20.00 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on Sun, 10/29 for the Children's Fall Festival.

Photo credit Skyview Survery.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97c73f0b3e.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: October 8, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: October 8, 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: 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 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bace3b065a3.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: October 8, 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 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 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[Seasonal Garden Tours & Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table Date: October 8, 2017

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plus, check out our activity table every weekend from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-08 2017-10-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599c9fecedab3.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: October 9, 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 2017-10-09 2017-10-09 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[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/the-amazing-maize-maze-x http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/the-amazing-maize-maze-x Date: October 9, 2017

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

Don't miss "Maze by Moonlight on Sat, Oct 14, and Sat. Oct 21, when the maze stays open until 9:00 pm! (last ticket sold at 9:00) Visitors will use the starry sky (or flashlights) to guide them through their adventure.
*There is a $20.00 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on Sun, 10/29 for the Children's Fall Festival.

Photo credit Skyview Survery.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-09 2017-10-09 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97c73f0b3e.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: October 9, 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 2017-10-09 2017-10-09 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[Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds Date: October 12, 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 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 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/2017/10/12/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: October 12, 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 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 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[Toddler Pumpkin Patch Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/toddler-pumpkin-patch-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/toddler-pumpkin-patch-bash Date: October 12, 2017

Join us for a day full of fun! Pick out your favorite pumpkin (while supplies last), create fall crafts, and participate in games.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@pakrs.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by October 9.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Playground

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2017-10-12 2017-10-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77127522466800000, -73.98890602911400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b6f648cb2d2.png Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Photo Prop Night and Public Art in Virginia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/photo-prop-night-and-public-art-in-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/photo-prop-night-and-public-art-in-virginia-park Date: October 13, 2017

Enjoy an evening of photo taking with public art and props 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 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59935fa5805c6.JPG Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Beauty and the Beast (2017)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 Date: October 13, 2017

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

In this modern retelling of a Disney classic, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman named Belle is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

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: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5966436e11b4e.gif Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: October 14, 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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2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599ed127a329c.JPG Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: October 14, 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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2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/the-amazing-maize-maze1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/the-amazing-maize-maze1 Date: October 14, 2017

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

  • Don't miss "Maze by Moonlight" on Sat, Oct 14, and Sat. Oct 21, when the maze stays open until 9:00 pm! (last ticket sold at 9:00) Visitors will use the starry sky (or flashlights) to guide them through their adventure.
  • There is a $20.00 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on Sun, 10/29 for the Children's Fall Festival.

Photo credit Skyview Survery.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97c73f0b3e.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: October 14, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/fall-festival Date: October 14, 2017

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

Generously sponsored by Council Member Eric A. Ulrich.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70140075683600000, -73.85299682617200000 Mon, 01 May 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: October 14, 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 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 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[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: October 15, 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 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 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[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/the-amazing-maize-maze1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/the-amazing-maize-maze1 Date: October 15, 2017

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

  • Don't miss "Maze by Moonlight" on Sat, Oct 14, and Sat. Oct 21, when the maze stays open until 9:00 pm! (last ticket sold at 9:00) Visitors will use the starry sky (or flashlights) to guide them through their adventure.
  • There is a $20.00 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on Sun, 10/29 for the Children's Fall Festival.

Photo credit Skyview Survery.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97c73f0b3e.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/fall-festival Date: October 15, 2017

Join NYC Parks & Council Member Donovan Richards for a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, games, pony rides, a pumpkin patch, music, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Bayswater Playground (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59899902343750000, -73.76699829101562000 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/harvest-festival Date: October 15, 2017

Each fall, Randall's Island Park Alliance’s annual Harvest Festival celebrates the bounty of the earth and the completion of another fruitful season at the Urban Farm.

Enjoy live music, face painting, self-guided tours of the Urban Farm, and more fun fall activities!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58910483a5ed3.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory Date: October 15, 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 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf24d2443c.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: October 15, 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 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 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[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[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[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[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[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, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 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.

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 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:30:07 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