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, 17 Oct 2017 22:41:50 GMT <![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[Open Track Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/open-track-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/open-track-night Date: October 12, 2017

This weekly event is an opportunity for adult runners and walkers of all abilities to utilize world-class Icahn Stadium! Once a month, Open Track Nights will also feature a free introductory running form seminar.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59fca4a92b.jpg Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow Date: October 12, 2017

Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level.

Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors.

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: North Lawn at 78th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78425352978800000, -73.98408865928600000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Singin' in the Rain (1952)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/movies-under-the-stars-singin-in-the-rain-1952 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/movies-under-the-stars-singin-in-the-rain-1952 Date: October 12, 2017

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

In this lighthearted musical spoof of the early days of Hollywood, a 1920s silent-film star falls for a spunky chorus girl, much to the dismay of his diva-ish leading lady.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome! Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for information on accessibility.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-408-0243

Location: De Witt Clinton Park

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M022 De Witt Clinton Park 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.76819992065430000, -73.99430084228516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597b6ed8186b7.gif Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Illo Tempore Vignettes IV]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/in-illo-tempore-vignettes-iv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/in-illo-tempore-vignettes-iv Date: October 12, 2017

In Illo Tempore Vignettes is a performance of bodies suspended in time, revealing the echoes of memory, alienation, and exile. The performers parade through relentless streams of invisible stimuli in a voyage between presence and absence. The piece addresses the innumerable stories of the exiled, the ones that are visible and the ones that take place in a vacuum.

Performers
Masa Asahara**, Liene Camarena Fogele, Amy Chan, Patty Chen, Krystel Copper**, Derek Dimartini**, Omer Ephron**, M?r Galeano**, Jon Kopp, Kristen Ladd, Amy LeBlanc, Lindsey Mandolini*, Mariana Orozco Arango, Irena Romendik*, Anna Schultz

ORIGINAL COMPOSITION
Jeremy Slater & Thea Little

** LEIMAY Ensemble member
* LEIMAY Team member

(Photo by: Shige Moriya)

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Greene Acres Community Garden

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2017-10-12 2017-10-12 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.68780899047851600, -73.95726776123047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d8fb7184b20.jpg Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: October 12, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: United Nations Ave South Entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa514d21db.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:04 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[Poe is the Raven Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition Date: October 13, 2017

Ray Felix presents a dark, yet whimsical tale based on the life of Edgar Allen Poe while residing in the Bronx. Based on both fact and fiction, "Poe is the Raven" gives new light and insight on the secret life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Inspired by his visits to Poe Cottage, Ray Felix became intrigued by spiritual ether surrounding the Poe property and the stories told by the long time
tour guide of the Poe cottage. Felix's imprint "Bronx Heroes," takes stories from American History and transforms them into super heroes. Felix believes this allows Bronxites to appreciate everyday heroes from Bronx history and gain a greater understanding of their borough’s historically rich past.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: October 13, 2017

An exhibition of site-specific artworks by Andrea Arroyo will be on view at Maggie’s Garden and Friendship Garden in Harlem, through October 31, 2017.

“Women with Wings” will feature a series of artworks inspired by the women of New York, including the historical and contemporary women who make Uptown Manhattan a diverse and vibrant community. Each piece, executed in mixed media and repurposed materials, is integrated within the natural environment of plants, grass and other elements of each garden. “Women with Wings” creates a multi-level conversation bridging local culture, nature and history that connects the past and the present.

Artworks include “Maggie’s Pearls of Wisdom”, a piece executed in acrylic, repurposed materials and beads, integrated with a Magnolia tree and inspired by the legacy of Maggie Burnett, beloved Harlem resident and founder of Maggie’s Garden, and “Women in Movement” a piece featuring multiple women silhouettes on multiple wheels hanging from light posts inside the garden.

Exhibition Hours

This exhibit is on view at Maggie's Garden (564 West 149th Stree, Manhattant) on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to sundown; Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Fridays at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The exhibit is on view at Friendship Garden (499 W. 150th Street, Manhattan) on Monays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 50:00 p.m.; Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maggie's Garden (NYRP)

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2017-10-13 2017-10-13 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.82849884033200000, -73.94809722900400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/conference-house-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/conference-house-inside-out Date: October 13, 2017

Explore the Conference House in a unique way – inside out. View the “bones” through blueprint drawings and photographs highlighting the architecture of this National and New York City landmark.

An opening reception will take place on September 16 at 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

Presented by the Conference House Association and NYC Parks.

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. We're closed on Sundays. Admission is free.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a99b414c942.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure Date: October 13, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e5223968e6a.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[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 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/women-with-wings-art-exhibit1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/women-with-wings-art-exhibit1 Date: October 13, 2017

An exhibition of site-specific artworks by Andrea Arroyo will be on view at Maggie’s Garden and Friendship Garden in Harlem, through October 31, 2017.

“Women with Wings” will feature a series of artworks inspired by the women of New York, including the historical and contemporary women who make Uptown Manhattan a diverse and vibrant community. Each piece, executed in mixed media and repurposed materials, is integrated within the natural environment of plants, grass and other elements of each garden. “Women with Wings” creates a multi-level conversation bridging local culture, nature and history that connects the past and the present.

Artworks include “Maggie’s Pearls of Wisdom”, a piece executed in acrylic, repurposed materials and beads, integrated with a Magnolia tree and inspired by the legacy of Maggie Burnett, beloved Harlem resident and founder of Maggie’s Garden, and “Women in Movement” a piece featuring multiple women silhouettes on multiple wheels hanging from light posts inside the garden.

Exhibition Hours

This exhibit is on view at Maggie's Garden (564 West 149th Stree, Manhattant) on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to sundown; Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Fridays at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The exhibit is on view at Friendship Garden (499 W. 150th Street, Manhattan) on Monays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 50:00 p.m.; Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Friendship Garden

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2017-10-13 2017-10-13 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/truly-we-live-in-a-dying-world-a-19thcentury-home-in-mourning-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/truly-we-live-in-a-dying-world-a-19thcentury-home-in-mourning-exhibition Date: October 13, 2017

Step back in time to 1865, when family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died at home in his second floor bedroom. Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. Pay your last respects at his deathbed upstairs, or join the mourning in the double parlor, hung with black crepe and set for a mid-19th century funeral. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin. Then share with your friends on Instagram and Twitter. #mhmcoffin2017

Also on exhibit, Tredwell family photographs and mourning attire and accessories, including jewelry made of hair and jet, a black net veil, several bodices and shawls, and two 1870s mourning gowns.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Please note: This exhibit is on view from noon to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays and from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays through Mondays, from October 5 through October 30.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bfd4eb61944.jpg Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Murray Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/its-my-park-at-murray-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/its-my-park-at-murray-playground Date: October 13, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Queens Paideia School to weed horticulture beds and do help with general cleanup at Murray Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Murray Playground

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Q141 Murray Playground 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74720001220703000, -73.94879913330078000 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: October 13, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Girls Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/girls-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/girls-basketball-clinic Date: October 13, 2017

Join NYC Parks for a free 12-week basketball clinic for girls ages 12 to 14 and ages 15 to 17.

Instructors will teach participants the basic rules and fundamental skills of basketball in preparation for our 2018 winter basketball tournament.

All skill levels are welcome!

For more information, please call Roberto Valle at (718) 393-7370 or email roberto.valle@parks.nyc.gov.

For accessibility information, please contact Roberto Valle by Wednesday, August 22 at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Photo Prop Night and Public Art in Virginia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/photo-prop-night-and-public-art-in-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/photo-prop-night-and-public-art-in-virginia-park Date: October 13, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

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

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59935fa5805c6.JPG Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Photo Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/arts-culture-fun-photo-night-with-props http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/arts-culture-fun-photo-night-with-props Date: October 13, 2017

Join us for Fun Fridays in September & October at Virginia Park!

October 13: Photo Night - Join us to take pictures with the artwork installed in the park using props. An instructor will be teaching how to take better pictures with your phones

More events:

September 8: Books, Bollywood and Bomba: Enjoy a night of Bollywood dance and Bomba in the park. Join us to learn some moves!

October 6: Chess Night - Learn and play chess with our instructors.

October 20: Drum Circle - Feel free to bring your own drum

October 27: Day of the Dead with BxArts Factory - Come celebrate the Mexican tradition Day of the Dead creating paper flowers, face painting, book binding and listening to Mexican music.

About the Public Art:

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

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

Photo Credit: T. Pope jackson

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9856b671d4.jpg Tue, 05 Sep 2017 09:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted Halloween Trivia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/haunted-halloween-trivia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/haunted-halloween-trivia Date: October 13, 2017

Join us in kicking off the Halloween season with our Friday the 13th haunted trivia event. Enjoy a spooky evening and compete with teams of up to 4 people for a chance to win prizes!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183517923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:45:06 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[Movies Under the Stars: Beauty and the Beast (2017)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 Date: October 13, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5966436e11b4e.gif Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mind Reading and Mysticism at the Merchant’s House (on the Unluckiest of Days) With Mentalist Kent Axell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/mind-reading-and-mysticism-at-the-merchants-house-on-the-unluckiest-of-days-with-mentalist-kent-axell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/mind-reading-and-mysticism-at-the-merchants-house-on-the-unluckiest-of-days-with-mentalist-kent-axell Date: October 13, 2017

The year is 1865: the Civil War ends, Lincoln is assassinated, and the Tredwell family is in deep mourning after the death of patriarch Seabury Tredwell. These uneasy times fueled wide-spread belief in mysticism and the supernatural and wealthy New Yorkers like the Tredwells hosted neighbors and friends to showcase the latest in psychic entertainments.

We invite you to join renowned mentalist Kent Axell in the family’s Greek Revival double parlor as he takes us back in time to experience mind reading, magic, and mystery. Whether he answers your sealed questions, reads your mind — or controls it — you’re guaranteed to feel the haunting touch of one of history’s most obscure, and awe-inspiring, art forms.

A reception with Mr. Axell follows.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bfd76ceabe3.jpg Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The People Under the Stairs (R)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/movies-under-the-stars-the-people-under-the-stairs-r http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/movies-under-the-stars-the-people-under-the-stairs-r Date: October 13, 2017

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

From the master of horror, Wes Craven, this 1991 horror comedy follows a young boy as he breaks into the home of the slumlords who evicted his family. But, once inside he discovers that the mansion is a chamber of horrors. Inspired by a true story, this film stars Brandon Adams (THE SANDLOT), A.J. Langer (TWIN PEAKS), Everett McGill (TWIN PEAKS), Wendy Robie (PRIVATE PRACTICE) and Golden Globe winner, Ving Rhames (PULP FICTION).

Know Before You Go:
This film features explicit content and is rated R. You should come before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 6:30 pm 8:15 pm 40.67359924316406000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d3c29d4635b.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Hotel Transylvania 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/movies-under-the-stars-shocktoberfest-hotel-transylvania-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/movies-under-the-stars-shocktoberfest-hotel-transylvania-2 Date: October 13, 2017

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

In this delightful animated sequel, Dracula (Adam Sandler) has opened the Hotel Transylvania's doors to humans. Everything is great. Except, he’s secretly worried that his half-human grandson, Dennis, isn't showing his vampire side. So, he puts the boy through "monster-in-training" boot camp. But things really get batty when Dracula's cantankerous, old-school dad (Mel Brooks) pays an unexpected visit.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Kelly Park

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B051 Kelly Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 6:30 pm 8:15 pm 40.60415213010000000, -73.95766476390000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f53451804fc.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Hidden Figures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/movies-under-the-stars-hidden-figures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/movies-under-the-stars-hidden-figures Date: October 13, 2017

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

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Ferry Point Park

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X126 Ferry Point Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.82109714276600000, -73.82713903058600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59cd57019d94d.jpg Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-marcus-garvey-park Date: October 14, 2017

Please note: this event has been postponed until a later date.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Marcus Garvey Dog Run Group to spread mulch and clean up at Marcus Garvey Park Dog Run. We look forward to cleaning up the dog run with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Marcus Garvey Park Dog Run (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.80279922485351600, -73.94309997558594000 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-kaiser-park Date: October 14, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with John Dewey High School and other Coney Island organizations for a coastal clean up at Kaiser Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (732) 766-9060

Location: Kaiser Park

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B129 Kaiser Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 8:00 am 2:00 pm 40.57904568370000000, -73.99582795550000000 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:15:08 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[It's My Park at Allison Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-allison-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-allison-pond-park Date: October 14, 2017

Please note: this event was rescheduled from it's original August 5, 2017 date.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Allison Pond Park as they beautify the park. We look forward to cleaning up our neighborhood park with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 248-4838

Location: Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)

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R052 Allison Pond Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 8:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63831534864300000, -74.10274819544500000 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Socrates Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/socrates-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/socrates-farmers-market Date: October 14, 2017

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with local fruits and vegetables from Nolasco Farm and Williams Fruit Farm. Shoppers can also enjoy fresh-brewed coffee from vendor Henley Coffee and buy organic condiments from Hellgate Farm.

Cash transactions preferred
WIC & FMNP Checks accepted at individual farm stands

PLUS: Bring your compost to the park to be collected by The NYC Compost Project with BIG Reuse – Seven days a week drop-off in the green bin next to the bathroom facilities.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947f17e651b7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: October 14, 2017

Run through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day Date: October 14, 2017

Calling all park lovers! This fall, the New York Junior League's Playground Improvement Project committee ("PIP") invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help spruce up Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem!

During the weekend of October 14-15 PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and community volunteers will spend a day in the park gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly-used space. PIP will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. All volunteer days are rain or shine.

How to Register

All participants (age 16 and older) must register in advance. Volunteers can sign up at nyjl.org.

Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days (October 14-15). Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project

For more than 25 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend clean up days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers a season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jackie Robinson Park

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.82630157470700000, -73.94120025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d7f6625ca4c.png Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 14, 2017

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

Exercising with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestow health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: October 14, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/nyrr-open-run-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/nyrr-open-run-highland-park Date: October 14, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.68369718980000000, -73.88565301900000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d2a7e2af1be.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lafayette Ave Mall Greenstreet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-lafayette-ave-mall-greenstreet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-lafayette-ave-mall-greenstreet Date: October 14, 2017

Please note: this event was rescheduled from September 9, 2017.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Pratt Towers Community Space Committee to beautify Lafayette Ave Mall Greenstreet. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue Mall Greenstreet

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2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68856017264500000, -73.96254197511600000 Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/conference-house-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/conference-house-park-tree-planting Date: October 14, 2017

Join NYC Parks Stewardship for our very first planting of the season in Conference House Park, Staten Island! Volunteers will learn how to identify and plant young trees in order to help ensure the forests of Conference House thrive.

Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed-toed shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Registration is required; please register here

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Billop Avenue and Swinnerton Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.49897907737100000, -74.24443340301500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2a448c5739.JPG Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt on the Go: Sparrows at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/greenbelt-on-the-go-sparrows-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/greenbelt-on-the-go-sparrows-at-conference-house-park Date: October 14, 2017

October is prime time to learn to identify the different species of sparrows that visit Staten Island.

Sponsored by funding from NYC Council Member Joseph C. Borelli of the 51st District on Staten Island, as part of the Greenber NYC Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2a5d6910e7.png Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: October 14, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and three miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home—bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: October 14, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: October 14, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: October 14, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Manhattan College Cross Country Invitational Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/mcxci http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/mcxci Date: October 14, 2017

Cheer on teenagers from all over the nation at MCXCI, the Manhattan College Cross Country Invitational Race, the park’s largest annual event on the Parade Ground and the Cross Country Course!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Parade Ground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89473724365234400, -73.89517974853516000 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Moore-Jackson Cemetery Revitalization]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/moorejackson-cemetery-revitalization http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/moorejackson-cemetery-revitalization Date: October 14, 2017

“We are a group of engaged citizens whose mission is to preserve the history and beautify Moore-Jackson Cemetery, a protected landmark right in our backyard!”

Moore-Jackson Cemetery is a historic cemetery located in Woodside active from before 1733 to at least 1868. It is one of only a few colonial-era cemeteries in New York City and was designated as a New York City landmark in 1997. We encourage volunteers to help out at the Moore-Jackson Cemetery Revitalization Project. As part of Phase 1, we are getting together for several community cleanup sessions.

Join Phase 1 of the Moore-Jackson Revitalization Project where we will be clearing debris and weeds that have completely taken over. There is a lot of work that needs to be done so the work will be divided up into different work sessions in October before it gets too cold.

If you have any questions, please reach us at moorejacksoncemetery@gmail.com.

Volunteer Schedule
October 14: Garbage removal; raking, cutting down plants
October 21: Cutting down plants, chopping
October 28: Chopping, bagging

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Moore-Jackson Cemetery

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2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75587187351700000, -73.90720041838500000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-margaret-i-carman-green-weeping-beech http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-margaret-i-carman-green-weeping-beech Date: October 14, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Beautify Historic Flushing to plant daffodil bulbs at Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lafayette Ave Mall Greenstreet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-lafayette-ave-mall-greenstreet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-lafayette-ave-mall-greenstreet Date: October 14, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Pratt Towers Community Space Committee to beautify at Lafayette Ave Mall Greenstreet. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue Mall Greenstreet

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2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68856017264500000, -73.96254197511600000 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at South Oxford Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-south-oxford-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-south-oxford-park Date: October 14, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of South Oxford Park to beautify South Oxford Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 402-0198

Location: Lawn Near Cumberland Street (in South Oxford Park)

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B407 South Oxford Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68393648793700000, -73.97234052419700000 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:44:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe is the Raven Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition Date: October 14, 2017

Ray Felix presents a dark, yet whimsical tale based on the life of Edgar Allen Poe while residing in the Bronx. Based on both fact and fiction, "Poe is the Raven" gives new light and insight on the secret life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Inspired by his visits to Poe Cottage, Ray Felix became intrigued by spiritual ether surrounding the Poe property and the stories told by the long time
tour guide of the Poe cottage. Felix's imprint "Bronx Heroes," takes stories from American History and transforms them into super heroes. Felix believes this allows Bronxites to appreciate everyday heroes from Bronx history and gain a greater understanding of their borough’s historically rich past.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 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 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Parks at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-parks-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-parks-at-westerleigh-park Date: October 14, 2017

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Westerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61975881882100000, -74.13444897532500000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Saturday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market Date: October 14, 2017

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market is opening for its ninth season of healthy food, activities, education and food justice programming. The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market has engaged hundreds of local youths, distributed over 10 tons of fresh food ,recycled 24 tons of organic waste via its market compost dropoff operation, hosted 240 community market sessions, delivered 550 cooking demonstrations, 16 bread baking workshops and more in its eight seasons of operation.

2017 brings several new initiatives to the Market. This season, our newly formed food justice collective will introduce food justice activities around the newly constructed food justice mural. The market continues to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. Through strategic partnerships with local partners, the markets have introduced bus stop and subway advertisements, author readings in our children's garden, and weekly deliveries to Head Start and hospital outpatient centers. Our Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains takes place in the cooking island area in September. The markets will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, local eggs and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs: The Mixed Basket Weekly and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden)

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: October 14, 2017

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

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599ed127a329c.JPG Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[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[Hispanic Heritage Dance-Mania]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/hispanic-heritage-dancemania http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/hispanic-heritage-dancemania Date: October 14, 2017

Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy four hours of free dance lessons in salsa, flamenco, Samba, and the Latin hustle!

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by October 11.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b943193cf67.png Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: October Treasures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/family-art-project-october-treasures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/family-art-project-october-treasures Date: October 14, 2017

Stroll along Wave Hill’s Conifer Slope or venture to the lower woodland to see the treasures autumn trees have laid upon the grounds. Use your findings, along with buttons, small stones and a bit of sparkle, to decorate a recycled box or metal tin, a home for your growing nature collection.

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

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 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b99a501acdf.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:05 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[It's My Park at Brust Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-brust-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-brust-park Date: October 14, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Stewards of Lower Brust Park to amplify this green space and help weed, mulch, and plant. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1861

Location: Lower Brust Park Entrance (in Brust Park)

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X055 Brust Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88945817474100000, -73.90300446748700000 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: October 14, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to exercise in the park, borrow a pair of re-usable work gloves, and pick up trash along the way at McCarren Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.71909209612800000, -73.95207405090300000 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bushwick Inlet Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-bushwick-inlet-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-bushwick-inlet-park Date: October 14, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park to plant bulbs and spread woodchips on the tree beds at Bushwick Inlet Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 912-8504

Location: Entrance at N 9th Street (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72140670781000000, -73.96054959297200000 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: October 14, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group for a general cleanup and plantings at Owl's Head Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: )718) 748-9522

Location: 67th Street and Colonial Road Entrance (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63952255249000000, -74.03029632568400000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Raymond Bush Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground Date: October 14, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. at Raymond Bush Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Madison Street (in Raymond Bush Playground)

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B216 Raymond Bush Playground 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68619650221100000, -73.93879139423400000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Harmony Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-harmony-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-harmony-park Date: October 14, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Harmony Park Homeowners Association, Inc. at Harmony Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 922-1177

Location: Entrance at Hattie Jones Court (in Harmony Park)

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B403 Harmony Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67798995971680000, -73.93473052978516000 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Amersfort Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-amersfort-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-amersfort-park Date: October 14, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Amersfort Park to plant daffodil bulbs and rake at Amersfort Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Garden Area (in Amersfort Park)

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B002 Amersfort Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.62901117071800000, -73.93903517723100000 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Red Hook Recreation Area]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area Date: October 14, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Red Hook Conservancy to help with a general cleanup around Red Hook Recreation Area. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 204-9514

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:44:49 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Drew Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-drew-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-drew-playground Date: October 14, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Bringing the Peace to remove litter and sustain our park at Drew Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 697-0879

Location: Drew Playground

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X021 Drew Playground 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.83309936523437500, -73.90329742431640000 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Frank Principe Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-frank-principe-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-frank-principe-park Date: October 14, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Assemblymember Barnwell to clean up at Frank Principe Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 651-3185

Location: Comfort Station (in Frank Principe Park)

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Q131 Frank Principe Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72722447659300000, -73.90432560443900000 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Nature Walk at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/free-nature-walk-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/free-nature-walk-at-washington-square-park Date: October 14, 2017

Join NYC naturalist Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City, Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City, and Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City for a nature walk through Washington Square Park where she will talk about the botanical history of the trees and the diverse bird life of the park.

Free, RSVP suggested to emily@washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org.

This event is co-sponsored by Washington Square Park Eco Projects.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

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

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.73202185833100000, -73.99852752685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59cd16fc76c83.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/greenpeaces-arctic-sunrise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/greenpeaces-arctic-sunrise Date: October 14, 2017

Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise is visiting New York City to engage the public to take action to stop oceans plastics pollution. Free public tours of the ship will include education about the sources of plastic pollution, as well as steps to take to stop it.

Guided tours take about 20 minutes, with groups of 20 visitors moving through five “stations” – on the pier to view the whole ship, on the outside rear deck, the bridge, the bow, and into the hold of the ship.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d7a68817f89.jpg Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: October 14, 2017

An exhibition of site-specific artworks by Andrea Arroyo will be on view at Maggie’s Garden and Friendship Garden in Harlem, through October 31, 2017.

“Women with Wings” will feature a series of artworks inspired by the women of New York, including the historical and contemporary women who make Uptown Manhattan a diverse and vibrant community. Each piece, executed in mixed media and repurposed materials, is integrated within the natural environment of plants, grass and other elements of each garden. “Women with Wings” creates a multi-level conversation bridging local culture, nature and history that connects the past and the present.

Artworks include “Maggie’s Pearls of Wisdom”, a piece executed in acrylic, repurposed materials and beads, integrated with a Magnolia tree and inspired by the legacy of Maggie Burnett, beloved Harlem resident and founder of Maggie’s Garden, and “Women in Movement” a piece featuring multiple women silhouettes on multiple wheels hanging from light posts inside the garden.

Exhibition Hours

This exhibit is on view at Maggie's Garden (564 West 149th Stree, Manhattant) on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to sundown; Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Fridays at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The exhibit is on view at Friendship Garden (499 W. 150th Street, Manhattan) on Monays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 50:00 p.m.; Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maggie's Garden (NYRP),Friendship Garden

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2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.82849884033200000, -73.94809722900400000; 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:01 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, 13 Oct 2017 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Metropolitan Olympic Weightlifting Championship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/metropolitan-olympic-weightlifting-championship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/metropolitan-olympic-weightlifting-championship Date: October 14, 2017

Watch as weightlifters from across the metropolitan area compete for titles in various divisions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/conference-house-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/conference-house-inside-out Date: October 14, 2017

Explore the Conference House in a unique way – inside out. View the “bones” through blueprint drawings and photographs highlighting the architecture of this National and New York City landmark.

An opening reception will take place on September 16 at 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

Presented by the Conference House Association and NYC Parks.

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. We're closed on Sundays. Admission is free.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a99b414c942.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/birding-hawk-watch Date: October 14, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Running Wild: Introduction to Trail Running]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/running-wild-introduction-to-trail-running http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/running-wild-introduction-to-trail-running Date: October 14, 2017

Running through the woods can nurture the soul and tone the body. Join us for one or all of these free six clinics/runs designed to help you become more comfortable and adept at trail running.

To register, please visit Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy's website.

This series is funded by NYC Council Member, Joseph C. Borelli.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59aeeab18fb2a.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: October 14, 2017

Have fun with Zumba for fitness, health, and well-being.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

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 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/green-team Date: October 14, 2017

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoying nature, and making the park look its best.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Estuary Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/estuary-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/estuary-paddle Date: October 14, 2017

Join the Bronx River Alliance on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the estuary sections of the Bronx River, starting at Starlight Park near floating docks and ending at either Concrete Plant Park or back at Starlight Park (depending on safety conditions).

Register here!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Starlight Docks (in Starlight Park)

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X147A Starlight Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.83045634420300000, -73.88438770052500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee54ee55403.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Photowalk: Gareth Smit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/photowalk-gareth-smit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/photowalk-gareth-smit Date: October 14, 2017

Explore the North Shore with photographer Gareth Smit whose work is featured in our current exhibition. BYOC (Bring Your Own Camera) or just enjoy the stroll.

RSVP is required; to RSVP, please call (718) 816-4506 or email info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:30 am 2:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c7f5e2c0440.jpg Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Beach 59th St Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-beach-59th-st-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-beach-59th-st-playground Date: October 14, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Beach 59th Street Playground Association as they beautify Beach 59th St Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 922-9927

Location: Beach 59th Street Comfort Station (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.58884458283700000, -73.78906667232500000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: October 14, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes combined with cardio exercises that will maximize your fat-burning potential.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9a6a7555ff.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Spruce Up Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/spruce-up-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/spruce-up-fort-greene-park Date: October 14, 2017

Fall is here and it's time to spruce up the park again after a busy summer. Help us garden, paint, rake, clean, and plant to maintain the park. All tools and supplies will be provided.

Meet in front of the Visitor Center.

Registration required. Please register through New York Cares or our website.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 785-2200

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2c3010a4e4.jpg Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hoover - Manton Playgrounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds Date: October 14, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Briarwood Action Network to clean-up and paint benches at Hoover - Manton Playgrounds. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 676-8740

Location: Park House (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71038099361100000, -73.82005811691900000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park Date: October 14, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Healthy and Livable Mott Haven Partnership to help beautify St. Mary's Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 146th Street and St. Ann's Avenue (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81229371880000000, -73.91405409574500000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: October 14, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship for a general cleanup and plantings of daffodil bulbs at Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Leif Ericson Park Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Anibal Aviles Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-anibal-aviles-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-anibal-aviles-playground Date: October 14, 2017

Please note: this event has been postponed until 10/21.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Anibal Aviles Playground to plant bulbs at Anibal Aviles Playground. We will also be hosting a free puppet show and will have face painting. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 208-9168

Location: Anibal Aviles Playground

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M200A Anibal Aviles Playground 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.80118365710000000, -73.96283608150000000 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze: Open Late - Maze by Moonlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/the-amazing-maize-maze2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/the-amazing-maize-maze2 Date: October 14, 2017

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

Last ticket for the daytime maze sold at 4:30 p.m.

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

Last ticket for Maze by Moonlight ($12) sold at 9:00 p.m.

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

Photo credit Skyview Survery.

Sponsored by conEdison

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97c73f0b3e.jpg Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/open-house-ny-prison-ship-martyrs-monument http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/open-house-ny-prison-ship-martyrs-monument Date: October 14, 2017

This memorial was built in the center of Fort Greene Park in 1908 as a tribute to the 11,000 men, women and children who died on British prison ships during the Revolutionary War.

Step inside this historic monument and learn about Fort Greene Park history, the Revolutionary War, and the stories of those who perished.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d66dabe36.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Giveaway with Eastern Queens Alliance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/tree-giveaway-with-eastern-queens-alliance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/tree-giveaway-with-eastern-queens-alliance Date: October 14, 2017

Free Trees still available at Eastern Queens Alliance! Come to Idlewild Park Preserve this Saturday to pick up your free tree!

Trees are available on a first-come, first served basis, or call (347) 824-2301 to arrange to pick up your tree.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 824-2301

Location: Idlewild Park Preserve Environmental Science Learning Center

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2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65870427058200000, -73.76013920734000000 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:30:00 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[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: October 14, 2017

Enjoy free yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain, which opens June 20. Bring a yoga mat, water, and sunscreen, and wear comfortable clothes. All levels are welcome!

This weekly class will take place on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. from June 3 to October 14 (except July 1 and September 2).

This free event is sponsored by lushretreats.com for Circadia!

Meet at the flag pole between the monument and Visitor's Center. This yoga class will take place on the lawn in front of the Ft. Greene Park Visitor Center. Circadia is an interactive luminescent sculpture and seating system made from concrete and glow sand, which acts as a guide to the park entrance. Resembling a historic building foundation, Circadia also mimics the park's rolling hills and the natural rhythms found in nature.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943e0805358f.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:45:01 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[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 14, 2017

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a0704c4c0c7.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:45:00 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[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[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/fall-festival Date: October 14, 2017

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

Generously sponsored by Council Member Eric A. Ulrich.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70140075683600000, -73.85299682617200000 Mon, 01 May 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/truly-we-live-in-a-dying-world-a-19thcentury-home-in-mourning-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/truly-we-live-in-a-dying-world-a-19thcentury-home-in-mourning-exhibition Date: October 14, 2017

Step back in time to 1865, when family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died at home in his second floor bedroom. Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. Pay your last respects at his deathbed upstairs, or join the mourning in the double parlor, hung with black crepe and set for a mid-19th century funeral. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin. Then share with your friends on Instagram and Twitter. #mhmcoffin2017

Also on exhibit, Tredwell family photographs and mourning attire and accessories, including jewelry made of hair and jet, a black net veil, several bodices and shawls, and two 1870s mourning gowns.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Please note: This exhibit is on view from noon to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays and from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays through Mondays, from October 5 through October 30.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bfd4eb61944.jpg Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Make a Long Story Short: Mini Fiction with Joe Caliguire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/make-a-long-story-short-mini-fictionjoe-caliguire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/make-a-long-story-short-mini-fictionjoe-caliguire Date: October 14, 2017

This course is for writers of all levels interested in seeing how using vivid imagery, precise detail, and a strong narrative voice can give more power
and potency to their prose. Using key elements of poetry (rhythm, imagery, diction) and prose (character, setting, dialogue), we’ll explore the imaginative and surprising ways of creating big effects in small packages.

For Adults

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 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 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Conference House Park Edition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/open-house-new-york-conference-house-park-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/open-house-new-york-conference-house-park-edition Date: October 14, 2017

As part of the citywide Open House New York Weekend, the historic houses of Conference House Park will be open for self-guided tours. In addition to the park's namesake—the circa 1680 Conference House, the Henry Hogg Biddle House (circa 1840) with its front and rear two-story porticos, the William H. Rutan/Beckett House with its intact 1950s-era kitchen, and the Ward-Leven House circa 1830 (the second oldest within the park), will open for visitors.

Art and culture are on display during Open House New York. Visit the Conference House Inside Out exhibit at the Lenape Gallery in the Conference House Park Visitor Center: Also, enjoy the closing weekend of "Art in Parks' artwork installation titled Tree Reflections, by Harlem-based artist Susan Stair. On display at the Biddle House gallery is the Convergence: Philosophy, Science and Nature art exhitbition Lines of Philosophy, Science and Nature meet to produce a show of original art; paintings, photography, mosaics and installation art. Presented by Zephyr Art Group and NYC Parks.

In addition to the park's historic houses, Conference House Park is home to a variety of natural habitats, flora, and fauna. Many are unique only to this area of NYC, including some red clay-colored bluffs and northern hackberry forests. On Saturday, October 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Protectors of Pine Oak Woods will hold a Staten Island Nature & Wildlife 2018 Calendar Launch reception at the Biddle House.

All events are free!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d28c086e2a1.JPG Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage and The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-and-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-and-the-heather-garden Date: October 14, 2017

Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! The 1908 cottage flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of the C.K.G Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in the last 108 years.

The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to NYC in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers. It boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs, and breathtaking views of the majestic New Jersey Palisades.

Come on a tour to learn more!

There is limited space and tours will be first come first serve. There is no early registration*

30 minute tours will be given at the Cottage beginning at 12pm. If you show up at 12pm you can sign up for a later tour that has available space but must report back at least 10 minutes before the tour begins.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: The Cottage (in Fort Tryon Park),Stone Pillars (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85944277284600000, -73.93451279071500000; 40.85944885864500000, -73.93404876855500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b1fa259bc5a.JPG Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:15:01 EDT