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, 26 Sep 2017 09:14:41 GMT <![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 28, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: September 28, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: September 28, 2017

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/tour-the-battery Date: September 28, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project Reading Room at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/the-uni-project-reading-room-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/the-uni-project-reading-room-at-washington-square-park Date: September 28, 2017

The Uni Project will be in Washington Square Park to offer reading, drawing, and hands-on activities that let New Yorkers embrace the act of learning. Stop by the open-air reading room for a day of fun!

Free and open to all.

The Uni Project is supported by the NYC Parks Department and a Washington Square Park Conservancy Community Arts Grant.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Northwest Corner Seating Area (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 2:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.73202185833100000, -73.99852752685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c92c3de0b50.png Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:00:00 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[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[Eat Your Greens: Delectable Vegetarian Recipes for Your Garden Veggies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/eat-your-greens-delectable-vegetarian-recipes-for-your-garden-veggies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/eat-your-greens-delectable-vegetarian-recipes-for-your-garden-veggies Date: September 28, 2017

Put the superfoods from your garden to use in recipes that heal the body and appease the palate. An assortment of colorful fruits, veggies, and herbs from the garden will be the backdrop to this hands-on workshop celebrating the healing qualities of our gardens harvests. Be ready to eat, learn and share.

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Riverside Valley Community Garden (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.82270050048828000, -73.95610046386719000 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Lecture: World War I New York with Kevin Fitzpatrick]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/world-war-i-new-york-with-kevin-fitzpatrick http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/world-war-i-new-york-with-kevin-fitzpatrick Date: September 28, 2017

American involvement in World War I started and ended in New York Harbor. In 1917, many troops departed from the city which would be an important hub throughout the war as recruiting and patriotic efforts continued. Now on the centennial, explore the locations in New York that have ties to The Great War.

Please note: Admission is free but space is limited. To RSVP, email artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

Kevin C. Fitzpatrick is the author of World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War, The Governors Island Explorer’s Guide, and five other books that are all tied to New York history. He is the program director of the WWI Centennial Committee for New York City. A licensed NYC sightseeing guide, he leads history and literary tours.

This event is in conjunction with the exhibition Over Here: A Centenial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69b5870840.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: September 29, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 29, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bird-walks Date: September 30, 2017

Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 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[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["Behind-the-Ropes" Insider’s Tour of the Merchant’s House: Ornamental Plaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/behindtheropes-insiders-tour-of-the-merchants-house-ornamental-plaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/behindtheropes-insiders-tour-of-the-merchants-house-ornamental-plaster Date: September 30, 2017

Join us for a rare off-hours tour of the 1832 Merchant’s House, one of only 117 buildings designated both an interior and exterior landmark in New York City. We’ll gather in the period kitchen for coffee and an overview of the history and architecture of the house, then proceed “behind the ropes,” focusing our tour on the exquisite ornamental plaster details, among the finest surviving from the 19th century in the United States. We’ll discuss the finer points of construction and design of ceiling medallions, cornices, and other unique details including rooms not open to the public.

About presenter Anthony Bellov: Bachelor’s in Architecture from Pratt Institute, Graduate in Museum Leadership from Bank Street College of Education, long-time volunteer and board member of the Merchant’s House Museum, and an aficionado in 19th Century American Decorative Arts and Architecture.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:59:55 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[Bike Practice Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bike-practice-session1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bike-practice-session1 Date: September 30, 2017

Bike Practice Session is at two-hour, supervised practice session*, not a structured class. Participants can practice on one of Bike New York’s loaner bikes (if you register in advance), though we encourage using your own bike. We provide a safe, controlled learning area and the watchful eyes of Bike New York’s trained coaches, who will offer tips on how to effectively stop, start and steer a bike.

*Bike Practice Session is intended for recent Learn to Ride participants, but we welcome anyone who isn’t confident with their bike control skills.

For more information about this event, please email Bike New York at classes@bike.nyc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Cypress Avenue Entrance (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80941708570300000, -73.91244208812700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b94e5ae98a0.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:44:56 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[Fall Foliage Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/fall-foliage-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/fall-foliage-walk Date: September 30, 2017

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74959945678711000, -73.80770111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599312468dd44.jpg Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Our Public Water: Tunnels and Tanks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/our-public-water-tunnels-and-tanks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/our-public-water-tunnels-and-tanks Date: September 30, 2017

New York City's water system contains miles of impressive infrastructure of vast reservoirs, giant underground water tunnels, and miles of pipes. Artist Lize Mogel will talk about how the rural Catskills and urban South Williamsburg are physically and politically connected by water, and lead participants in making a "human diagram" of the water system. Afterwards, garden members will demonstrate La Casita Verde's new rainwater catchment system.

RSVP is required due to limited space; please email brooke@lacasitaverde.nyc.

Rain date: October 1

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: La Casita Verde

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2017-09-30 2017-09-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70768737792969000, -73.96421051025390000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 13:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 30, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike Practice Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bike-practice-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bike-practice-session Date: September 30, 2017

Bike Practice Session is a two-hour, supervised practice session, not a structured class. Participants can practice on one of Bike New York’s loaner bikes (if you register in advance), though we encourage using your own bike. Bike New York provides a safe, controlled learning area and the watchful eyes of Bike New York’s trained coaches, who will offer tips on how to effectively stop, start and steer a bike.

Bike Practice Session is intended for recent Learn to Ride participants, but we welcome anyone who isn’t confident with their bike control skills.

For more information about this class, please email Bike New York at classes@bike.nyc.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b94cf2671a7.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Documentary Film Screening and Discussion "In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/documentary-film-screening-and-discussion-in-the-parlor-the-final-goodbye http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/documentary-film-screening-and-discussion-in-the-parlor-the-final-goodbye Date: September 30, 2017

In the 19th century, death was an integral and accepted part of life for families like the Tredwells, who held funerals for eight family members in their double parlor. When patriarch Seabury Tredwell died at home, in 1865, his wife, Eliza, and their children prepared and dressed the body for viewing and for burial, likely assisted by a “layer out of the dead” or an undertaker. With the rise of industrial society came the professional funeral director, who removed death care from the home.

In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye is both a critical look at America’s uncomfortable relationship with death and an inquiry into the growing revival of home death-care. The film takes viewers on an intimate journey into the lives of three families who have chosen to reclaim an active role in caring for their deceased as a more personal and fulfilling way to say goodbye. The film challenges us to reflect on how we view the experience of death, so often feared, denied, and left unspoken.

Heidi Boucher, filmmaker and home death care guide for over 30 years, wrote, directed, and produced In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye. A discussion will follow the screening (running time: 80 minutes).

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:14:55 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[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: October 1, 2017

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the park's intricate design features. Discover the park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. The tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 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[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[Field Trip to the Gardens at the Met Cloisters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/field-trip-to-the-gardens-at-the-met-cloisters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/field-trip-to-the-gardens-at-the-met-cloisters Date: October 1, 2017

Join us for a tour of the medieval gardens at the Met Cloisters. We’ll discuss historical garden design, edible and ornamental plant choices, art, and horticultural and architectural practices.

Space is limited; pre-registration required at bit.ly/GTcloisters or by calling (212) 602-5300. Priority will be given to GreenThumb community gardeners.

Meet us there or take one of the buses below:

Bus Pick-up #1:
12:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Bears Pacific Garden
590 Pacific Street, Brooklyn

Bus Pick-up #2:
1:00 p.m. at the Arsenal
830 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: The Met Cloisters (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86522605777100000, -73.93096959260600000 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:15:06 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[Raccoon Art 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 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Art in the Park Potluck Artist Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/summer-on-the-hudson-art-in-the-park-potluck-artist-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/summer-on-the-hudson-art-in-the-park-potluck-artist-talk Date: October 1, 2017

Please note: this event was previously scheduled for September 30, 2017.

Meet, greet, and potluck picnic on September 30 with Riverside Park South artist Samantha Holmes to learn about our newest sculpture on display. Attendees are welcome to bring a snack and a soft drink that they would like to enjoy and share. You are welome to bring a blanket to sit on as well as we will gather under the sculpture.

Hell Gate Cairns, a series of stacked stone pillars, or cairns that stand watch over the western coastline of Riverside Park. By focusing on the forms of natural stone, the piece draws attention to the boulders that line the waterfront, remnants of the great earthmoving projects of the 20th century that cleared the city’s waterways, including the perilous “Hell Gate”. The monument’s placement at the water’s edge recalls these feats of human engineering, while further calling upon the cairns’ symbolism as an ancient sign of treacherous waters. Their verticality as a reflection of the nearby skyline, the Hell Gate Cairns aim to embody the human impulse to imaginative construction – stacking stones first in play, then as architecture.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/02/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/02/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 2, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-02 2017-10-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 3, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-03 2017-10-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Workshop Series Begins: Solving Daily Issues in Nature Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/art-workshop-series-begins-solving-daily-issues-in-nature-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/art-workshop-series-begins-solving-daily-issues-in-nature-photography Date: October 3, 2017

Nature photographer Benjamin Swett reviews exposure, image correction, monitor calibration, and printing to help students turn their raw captures into stunning prints and digital files. Bring your digital camera and troubleshooting questions.

Beginners are welcome.

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 2017-10-03 2017-10-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59aee66171a37.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 3, 2017

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-03 2017-10-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: October 3, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout. Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Terrace at 108th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-10-03 2017-10-03 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Garden Work Days (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project Date: October 4, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc.

Bring a water bottle, sun hat, closed-toed shoes, and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Free admission | Registration is requested

First Wednesday of the month: Meet at Heritage Farm
Third Saturday of the month: Meet at Compost Demonstration Garden (next to Heritage Farm)

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Heritage Farm (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-10-04 2017-10-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64157297921900000, -74.10124459372400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983aaaf50239.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 4, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-04 2017-10-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/bryant-park-public-tours Date: October 4, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.

Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55 a.m. to check-in with the guide. The tour will depart promptly at 11 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-10-04 2017-10-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: October 4, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on the second and third Saturdays of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-10-04 2017-10-04 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598339c41a7b3.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:30:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Growing Intergenerational Gardens: Hot Pepper Sauce and Cultivation Practices from Around the Globe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/growing-intergenerational-gardens-hot-pepper-sauce-and-cultivation-practices-from-around-the-globe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/growing-intergenerational-gardens-hot-pepper-sauce-and-cultivation-practices-from-around-the-globe Date: October 4, 2017

The ENYF! community cherishes its hot pepper cultivating legacies and practices. Come learn about how our intergenerational community of gardeners from Africa, the Caribbean, South Asia, and South America cultivate these delicacies to then transform them into some of the most tasty and flavorful pepper sauces in Brooklyn.

Come enjoy delicious homemade pepper sauces made by our youth interns, community gardeners, and ENYF! staff all from family recipes from around the globe. Learn about the plethora of hot pepper varieties grown at ENYF!, from mild and sweet to insanely hot, along with a discussion about growing intergenerational spaces.

It's going to be spicy!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: United Community Centers

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2017-10-04 2017-10-04 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.66490173339844000, -73.88670349121094000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597a4af47393b.jpg Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 5, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-05 2017-10-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: October 5, 2017

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-05 2017-10-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/tour-the-battery Date: October 5, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-10-05 2017-10-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project Reading Room at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/the-uni-project-reading-room-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/the-uni-project-reading-room-at-washington-square-park Date: October 5, 2017

The Uni Project will be in Washington Square Park to offer reading, drawing, and hands-on activities that let New Yorkers embrace the act of learning. Stop by the open-air reading room for a day of fun!

Free and open to all.

The Uni Project is supported by the NYC Parks Department and a Washington Square Park Conservancy Community Arts Grant.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Northwest Corner Seating Area (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-10-05 2017-10-05 2:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.73202185833100000, -73.99852752685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c92c3de0b50.png Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark Date: October 5, 2017

We added more dates by popular demand! Join artist Amy DiGi for a rooftop watercolor painting and monotypes printmaking workshop, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League program!

Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing and composition. You'll get to take home your painting! Supplies are provided for you. No experience is necessary.

Amy DiGi is a United States Coast Guard Artist and is included in their permanent collection. She is also an artist in the prestigious Art in Embassies
Program. Amy studied at the League and received her MFA from Lehman College and BFA from Pratt Institute. She exhibits prolifically in the New York area.

In case of rain we move indoors.

Space is limited so please RSVP to hold your spot on Eventbrite at https://amydigi2017.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2017-10-05 2017-10-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599ee1967d6e0.JPG Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/06/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/06/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 6, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-06 2017-10-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 6, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-06 2017-10-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/bird-walks Date: October 7, 2017

Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 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[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 7, 2017

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 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!

The days entertainment line up includes performances of The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge musical (12-1pm), ensembles from The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps, and Cinderella Samba by the Swedish Cottage Marrionette Theatre PuppetMobile (2-3pm). Between those performances there will be educational talks from the Urban Park Rangers and readings of our giant copy of the book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge written by Hildegarde Swift, illustrated by Lynd Ward.

Stop by the beach at 172nd and join NYS DEC for I Fish NY for public fishing clinics.

Food vendors and interesting tablers like Riverkeeper, United States Coast Guard Auxilary, Waterfront Alliance, Pied Piper Childen's Theatre, Historic House Trust, and lighthouse art by Norman Ibarra add interest and Sugar Hill Children's Museum & Columbia University NEED Lab provide thoughtful children's activities.

Our Summer on the Hudson Little Red Lighthouse coloring sheet is a great take home souvenir, and so are our fall weather ready Little Red Lighthouse Festival long sleeve tees under the Riverside Park Conservancy tent (tee sales proceeds support next year's festival).

How to get there: Enter the park at 181 or 158 and walk following the Little Red Lighthouses sprayed on the path and the posted directional signs.

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 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: October 7, 2017

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 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[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: October 8, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 9, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-09 2017-10-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 9, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-09 2017-10-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Falconry Presentation: Skyhunters in Flight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/falconry-presentation-skyhunters-in-flight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/falconry-presentation-skyhunters-in-flight Date: October 9, 2017

Watch hawks, falcons and owls sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting outdoor flight demonstration with master falconer Brian Bradley.

Hear about the ancient sport of falconry and see live raptors from around the world.

Ages eight and older are welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-09 2017-10-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9980da5681.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 10, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 10, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Composting with Bokashi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/composting-with-bokashi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/composting-with-bokashi Date: October 10, 2017

Learn about the bokashi composting method, how to ferment all food waste, how to use fermented food waste in soil, to feed earthworms, or to add to your existing composting setup, and how to make your own bokashi fermentation starter.

Facilitated by Shig Matsukawa, community gardener at El Sol Brillante, and GreenThumb

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: El Sol Brillante Community Garden

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2017-10-10 2017-10-10 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.72833310000000000, -73.98013180000000000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: October 10, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout. Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Terrace at 108th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 11, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-11 2017-10-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/bryant-park-public-tours Date: October 11, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.

Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55 a.m. to check-in with the guide. The tour will depart promptly at 11 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-10-11 2017-10-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 11, 2017

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-11 2017-10-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks and The Center Proudly Present OUT IN THE OPEN: Suited]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/nyc-parks-and-the-center-proudly-present-out-in-the-open-suited http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/nyc-parks-and-the-center-proudly-present-out-in-the-open-suited Date: October 11, 2017

OUT IN THE OPEN is a collaboration between NYC Parks and The Center in observance of October's National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ History Month. Join us, along with the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, for a free Movies Under the Stars film screening!

Suited follows six clients who get measured and fitted for new suits at Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn-based tailoring company that specializes in clothing for people who are LGBTQ, gender-nonconforming, or nonbinary. Rated TV-14 (Parental guidance recommended).

A panel will precede the documentary with Rae Tutera from Bindle & Keep moderating.

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! Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for information about accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by October 6.

About The Center
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center fosters a welcoming environment where everyone is celebrated for who they are. The Center offers the LGBT communities of New York City: health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment and cultural events; recovery, wellness, parenthood and family support services. Open 365 days a year, visit their location at 208 West 13 Street or gaycenter.org.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: James J. Walker Park (in James J Walker Park)

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M038 James J Walker Park 2017-10-11 2017-10-11 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.72949981689453000, -74.00669860839844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9853f6d19e.gif Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 12, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: October 12, 2017

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/tour-the-battery Date: October 12, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project Reading Room at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/the-uni-project-reading-room-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/the-uni-project-reading-room-at-washington-square-park Date: October 12, 2017

The Uni Project will be in Washington Square Park to offer reading, drawing, and hands-on activities that let New Yorkers embrace the act of learning. Stop by the open-air reading room for a day of fun!

Free and open to all.

The Uni Project is supported by the NYC Parks Department and a Washington Square Park Conservancy Community Arts Grant.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Northwest Corner Seating Area (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 2:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.73202185833100000, -73.99852752685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c92c3de0b50.png Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Triangular Double Raised Bed Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/triangular-double-raised-bed-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/triangular-double-raised-bed-design Date: October 12, 2017

Need a raised bed for a corner or just looking for interesting raised bed designs? Come learn how to measure angles and put together a triangular, double-height raised bed.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: 462 Halsey Community Garden

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2017-10-12 2017-10-12 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.68259811401400000, -73.93530273437500000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark Date: October 12, 2017

We added more dates by popular demand! Join artist Amy DiGi for a rooftop watercolor painting and monotypes printmaking workshop, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League program!

Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing and composition. You'll get to take home your painting! Supplies are provided for you. No experience is necessary.

Amy DiGi is a United States Coast Guard Artist and is included in their permanent collection. She is also an artist in the prestigious Art in Embassies
Program. Amy studied at the League and received her MFA from Lehman College and BFA from Pratt Institute. She exhibits prolifically in the New York area.

In case of rain we move indoors.

Space is limited so please RSVP to hold your spot on Eventbrite at https://amydigi2017.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2017-10-12 2017-10-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599ee1967d6e0.JPG Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 13, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 13, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents: Teen Summit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/nyc-parks-presents-teen-summit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/nyc-parks-presents-teen-summit Date: October 13, 2017

Join us for the J. Hood Wright Teen Summit. An inter-generational program for teens and adults to discuss careers, education, health, wellness and community service. There will be activities such as sports, fitness, technology and games. All teens are welcome!

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by October 10.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/bird-walks Date: October 14, 2017

Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodworking: Bird Feeder Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/woodworking-bird-feeder-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/woodworking-bird-feeder-workshop Date: October 14, 2017

Using basic woodworking tools, assemble a one-of-kind sculptural bird feeder for your garden’s avian friends with master woodworker, author and Wave Hill Director of Facilities Frank Perrone. The finished project can be mounted on a pole or hung from a wire, just in time for winter birdwatching!

No carpentry experience required. Ages 12 and older are welcome with an adult. Space is limited.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:30 am 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9992149f32.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:05 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[Pickleball 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/pickleball-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/pickleball-101 Date: October 14, 2017

Pickleball is one of the fast growing sports in the United States. Never heard of it? Take this opportunity to learn the basics of Pickleball from Ocean Breeze instructors. This introductory session is a recreational, instructional event that will provide participants with a foundation to build upon in the future. Join in the movement and don't miss out on this opportunity to become part of something that is exploding on the scene!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NY Mycological Society Walk Fungus Among Us]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/fungus-among-us-fungi-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/fungus-among-us-fungi-walk Date: October 14, 2017

We'll be joining experts from the New York Mycological Society touring the island to search for mushrooms and other fungi that can be found on Randall's Island.

The cool moist weather of fall is when many fungi begin to fruit, and is the only time they'll be visible above ground in order to spread their spores. These mysterious but potent organisms have the ability to break down pollution and rebuild the environment, functioning as natures nervous system and making nutrients availible in soil.

Join as we explore the park looking for and help us document these incredible organisms!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c12c259cb73.JPG Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Soil Reboot: Compost and Green Manures (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/soil-reboot-compost-and-green-manures-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/soil-reboot-compost-and-green-manures-nyc-compost-project Date: October 14, 2017

Explore cover cropping strategies that return fertility back to the land. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to hand-sow a fall cover crop mix to shelter and enrich the soil.

Free Admission | Registration is requested

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a823e32d3.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Soil Reboot: Compost & Green Manures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/soil-reboot-compost-green-manures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/soil-reboot-compost-green-manures Date: October 14, 2017

Explore cover cropping strategies that return fertility back to the land and hand-sow a fall cover crop mix to shelter and enrich the soil.

Facilitated by NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3558

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Screenwriters Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/screen-writers-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/screen-writers-workshop Date: October 14, 2017

Join Juan Ramirez Jr. at our free Screenwriters Workshops in Poe Park! Bring the story idea you wish to develop into a screen play or series.

For adults.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 08 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Food Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/queens-food-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/queens-food-day Date: October 14, 2017

In honor of World Food Day, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens Action Council (QuAC), and City Harvest are hosting a fun, interactive, and educational day of learning, cooking, eating, advocacy, and wellness.

Explore and become a part of the landscape of food justice in Northwest Queens with a variety of community organizations sharing knowledge and resources on nutrition education, food affordability and accessibility, urban farming, planting and gardening, sustainability, and healthy living.

Participating partners include GrowNYC, NYC Compost Project at Big Reuse, Allergic to Salad, Smiling Hogshead Ranch, and Spice Tree Organics.

Join us for activities, conversations, cooking demos, community building, performances like Lauren Hale Biniaris’ dance work-in-process ‘Hungry’ which explores the complicated world of food politics, and more!

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture will also be activating the Park with site-specific performance from 1-5 PM. !

Presented in partnership with Queens Action Council (QuAC) and City Harvest

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594aaed83b228.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:15:05 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[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: October 14, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Registration is requested.

This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month,from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the second and third Saturdays of the month, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a58432dd5.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/rangers-choice-archery Date: October 14, 2017

Stay on target with the Urban Park Rangers and experience the art and lessons of archery. This program is a beginner's guide to archery, and archery equipment is provided.

  • Recommended for ages 8 and up.
  • Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit the Urban Park Rangers' Event Registration page starting Wednesday, October 4.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60267767781100000, -74.15647268295300000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:44:57 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[Ranger's Choice: Primitive Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/rangers-choice-primitive-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/rangers-choice-primitive-survival-skills Date: October 15, 2017

If you were dropped into the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back, could you make a fire, build, a shelter, or gather clean drinking water? Discover how our ancestors mastered these crucial skills.

Registration is required for this program. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers Registration Page; registration opens on October 4.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2dd0c5802c.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:30:01 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[Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh-tour Date: October 15, 2017

Join us for a tour of our flagship salt marsh! Learn about the ecology of the space, view wildlife up close, and learn how the island’s history has shaped our natural areas.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79146526423800000, -73.92687702179000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5965143221bc9.JPG Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 15, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/16/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/16/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 16, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-16 2017-10-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 17, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Keeping Chickens Part 2: Fall and Winter (Brooklyn)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/keeping-chickens-part-2-fall-and-winter-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/keeping-chickens-part-2-fall-and-winter-brooklyn Date: October 17, 2017

Learn the nuts and bolts of keeping chickens in the city. This workshop will be the second in a two-part series and will cover maintenance for the fall and winter seasons.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Tranquility Garden

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2017-10-17 2017-10-17 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.69459915161100000, -73.94319915771500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599d992016a35.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: October 17, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout. Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Terrace at 108th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/18/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/18/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 18, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-18 2017-10-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/18/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/18/bryant-park-public-tours Date: October 18, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.

Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55 a.m. to check-in with the guide. The tour will depart promptly at 11 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-10-18 2017-10-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Lecture - Feeding the Fight: Food, Propaganda, and WWI]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/18/lecture-feeding-the-fight-food-propaganda-and-wwi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/18/lecture-feeding-the-fight-food-propaganda-and-wwi Date: October 18, 2017

Dr. Libby O’Connell discusses the centrality of food themes in the Wilson administration’s efforts to mobilize American support for World War I. Featuring archival photographic images and vivid Great War era propaganda posters, her presentation examines the popular response to increased food production and conservation demands on the domestic front, and feeding the troops on the war front.

Please note: Admission is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

Libby O’Connell, Ph.D. was appointed by President Obama to serve on the US World War I Centennial Commission. She is chair of the World War I Centennial Committee for NYC and author of The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites. O’Connell spent over twenty years at History Channel, where she continues to serve as a consultant and Chief Historian Emeritus.

This event is in conjunction with the exhibition Over Here: A Centenial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-18 2017-10-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69d3d3ae8f.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:30:02 EDT