NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 10 Dec 2016 03:03:47 GMT <![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park Date: November 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:30:33 EDT
<![CDATA[WWI Camp at Van Cortlandt Park - Part 2 of the Exploring Van Cortlandt Park Walking Tour Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/wwi-camp-at-van-cortlandt-park-part-2-of-the-exploring-van-cortlandt-park-walking-tour-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/wwi-camp-at-van-cortlandt-park-part-2-of-the-exploring-van-cortlandt-park-walking-tour-series Date: November 19, 2016

Bronx Co. Historical Society Educator Vivian Davis will lead a tour around the Van Cortlandt Park parade ground, covering topics such as the forgotten mobilization railways and the sites of the sham battles and company streets.

Call The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tour generally runs about two hours. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Burger King

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2016-11-19 2016-11-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89132650052500000, -73.89785501799900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580506715c805.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:45:37 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Winter Is Coming, Prepare for the Off Season]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/greenthumb-workshop-winter-is-coming-prepare-for-the-off-season http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/greenthumb-workshop-winter-is-coming-prepare-for-the-off-season Date: November 19, 2016

Learn how to prepare your garden for winter so you can get a head start on the growing season.

We’ll go over proper storage of tools, winter compost maintenance, and general garden cleanup. All registered GreenThumb gardens are required to be maintained in a safe and orderly condition throughout all seasons.

RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: River Garden

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2016-11-19 2016-11-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.84199905395500000, -73.87660217285200000 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:45:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Native American Heritage Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/native-american-heritage-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/native-american-heritage-celebration Date: November 19, 2016

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at Sunset Park Recreation Center!

Join us for this fun-filled Pow-Wow featuring music, dance, and art and crafts by the world re-known Red Hawk Indian Arts Council.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582389a9636cd.jpg Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Printmaking Workshop with Artist Hilary Lorenz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/kids-printmaking-workshop-with-artist-hilary-lorenz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/kids-printmaking-workshop-with-artist-hilary-lorenz Date: November 19, 2016

Join artist Hilary Lorenz for this special printmaking demonstration and workshop for kids! Lorenz will lead demonstrations of printing a linoleum block on a portable printing press, after which visitors will be invited to ink pre-cut blocks and create their own images to take home or add to her art installation currently on display at 99 Plymouth. Kids can make prints of birds native to the park and animals seen at our Environmental Education Center, including praying mantises, robin fish, red eared sliders, and crayfish!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581362922dbb8.jpg Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:44:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: November 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5819f8dd095bc.jpg Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Making and Knots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/outdoor-skills-fire-making-and-knots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/outdoor-skills-fire-making-and-knots Date: November 19, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:30:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Eco Art Social: Recycled Insect Sculptures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/eco-art-social-recycled-insect-sculptures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/eco-art-social-recycled-insect-sculptures Date: November 19, 2016

In celebration of America Recycles Day, learn how to sort recyclables from trash, then use these re-purposed materials to create sculptures inspired by insects and other undercover wildlife that live (and recycle) in the Greenbelt's forests.

Ages 5+.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581bbeaae5f39.png Fri, 04 Nov 2016 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Perfect Pumpkin Pie Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/perfect-pumpkin-pie-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/perfect-pumpkin-pie-workshop Date: November 19, 2016

Do you have pie anxiety? A chef from Great Performances alleviates all of your pie-making fears in this hands-on workshop. Mix and roll pastry from scratch and make a delicious pumpkin filling laced with seasonal spices. We’ll bake your pie in our Café kitchen and you’ll take it home the same day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58067fc0540f2.jpg Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: November 19, 2016

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/ed-center-open-hours Date: November 19, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/historic-new-york-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/historic-new-york-native-americans Date: November 19, 2016

Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks. Native American culture is celebrated in special programs throughout the five boroughs.

The Lenape Indians lived in the Bronx for thousands of years before European settlement pushed them out. Come learn how native tribes used the local waterways and native plants and wildlife to survive. Rangers will point out many of those vital plants and animals still found in parks today on this moderate hike. Learn how the Lenape legacy lives on today through their words and artifacts still being discovered

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/historic-new-york-native-americans1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/historic-new-york-native-americans1 Date: November 19, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Native American culture is celebrated in special programs throughout the five boroughs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:30:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Green-Wood Cemetery Bird Walk and History Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/rangers-choice-greenwood-cemetery-bird-walk-and-history-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/rangers-choice-greenwood-cemetery-bird-walk-and-history-tour Date: November 19, 2016

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

Green-Wood Cemetery was established in the mid-nineteenth century and is one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in New York City. Learn about the famous New Yorkers buried here as well as the diverse bird population that thrives in the rolling acres that surround the graves, tombs, and mausoleums of this peaceful place.

Registration is required.

How to Register
To register for this event, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration begins on November 9.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Green-Wood Cemetery

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2016-11-19 2016-11-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.65200042724600000, -73.98960113525400000 Sun, 13 Nov 2016 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Soccer Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: November 19, 2016

Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn, play, and compete in Aerobics Soccer.

Tired of conventional exercise or gym workouts? We have an exciting, fun, innovative and creative way for you to work out and exercise... we call it "Soccer Aerobics!" This fun new workout focuses on cardiovascular and strength exercises; coordination, speed and agility, all while you learn and develop the skill to play and compete in the sport.

Please note: A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. Registration is required. To register, please email Victor.Campbell@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 402-5155.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: November 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:30:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/bronx-kill-salt-marsh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/bronx-kill-salt-marsh Date: November 19, 2016

Join us for a tour of the Bronx Kill Salt Marsh to view wildlife up close, learn about the ecological importance of wetlands, and explore the waterfront adjacent to the Harlem River and East River.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Bronx Kill Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79676106648500000, -73.91593360900900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58062f5a515dc.JPG Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:45:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Paper Cup Penguin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/paper-arts-crafts Date: November 19, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts and crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

Kids will make paper cup penguins. December, make an adorable caterpillar from paper.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Treasures in the Attic: Objects from the King Manor Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/treasures-in-the-attic-objects-from-the-king-manor-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/treasures-in-the-attic-objects-from-the-king-manor-collection Date: November 19, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join King Manor Museum curator Kelsey Brow as she discusses objects from the museum's collection related to drink. Within the cozy setting of King Manor's 1750s kitchen, learn the history of a Mary Schenck mug, among other treasures. Sample a drink inspired by a popular beverage during founding father Rufus King's era.

Reserve a seat today!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 3:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5813b64befefb.jpg Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Retro Drive-In Cinema: Home Alone]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/nyc-parks-retro-drivein-cinema-home-alone http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/nyc-parks-retro-drivein-cinema-home-alone Date: November 19, 2016

Join NYC Parks for a free family drive-in movie!

Pack-up the kids in the car and join us in the parking lot at the NY Aquarium as we screen this holiday family favorite, 'Home Alone." Enjoy the hijinks of an 8-year old troublemaker (Macaulay Culkin) protecting his home from a pair of burglars when he's accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Know Before You Go
Gates open to the public at 4:30 p.m. Come early to get a good spot. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: New York Aquarium (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.57410049438476600, -73.97589874267578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582385c46871d.png Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/the-night-sky Date: November 19, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Stars are best viewed on clear nights; in case of cloud cover, our Urban Park Rangers will be prepared with alternate related activities.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Boardwalk at Beach 116th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.57779701451600000, -73.83594077825500000 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:45:35 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: November 20, 2016

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: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: November 20, 2016

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: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: November 20, 2016

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: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: November 20, 2016

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: East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577546f0a23e2.png Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Kick-Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/union-square-holiday-kickoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/union-square-holiday-kickoff Date: November 20, 2016

Join the Union Square Partnership and our partners at Urbanspace to kick-off the holiday season with coffee, treats, free holiday photos, carolers, surprise princess appearances, crafts, and more, followed by Sunday shopping in the world-class Union Square Holiday Market.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 4609-1200

Location: James Fountain (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73600006103500000, -73.99040222168000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5818d85f41f27.jpg Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:30:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Lenape Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/lenape-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/lenape-hike Date: November 20, 2016

Learn about Native Americans who used the natural resources of Staten Island to sustain their community and culture, then try your hand at several Lenape games designed to develop essential survival skills.

Ages 8 and older are welcome with a caregiver.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:45:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Cornhusk Dolls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/family-art-project-cornhusk-dolls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/family-art-project-cornhusk-dolls Date: November 20, 2016

Celebrate corn and harvest time! Listen to Native American tales, and hear about the power of a talking stick. Then tie, weave, and shape our dried husks into a single, cornhusk doll or corny doll family. Storytelling at noon.

Free with admission to the grounds.

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 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580680062efc5.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: November 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:30:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Northern Manhattan Parks (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/northern-manhattan-parks-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/northern-manhattan-parks-vigorous Date: November 20, 2016

Meander through parks in northern Manhattan on this one way hike from Morningside Park to Jackie Robinson Park. Vigorous hikes feature long distances and, occasionally, uneven terrain.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 110th Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80184383105200000, -73.96099954843500000 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Salt Marsh Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/salt-marsh-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/salt-marsh-exploration-hike-moderate Date: November 20, 2016

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

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths) to moderate (longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain) to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e43ecc90fb2.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:45:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Self Defense Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/womens-self-defense-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/womens-self-defense-class Date: November 20, 2016

The class will show self defense moves and you will be able to practice them. This class is for women ages 10 and up only.

Taught by Warrior Sisters organization.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5820adc23cf12.png Mon, 07 Nov 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Harvest Brunch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/harvest-brunch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/harvest-brunch Date: November 20, 2016

Join us for a festive brunch amidst the breathtaking fall gardens.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58068081e29b9.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge Park Kids Natural History Game: Bingo!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/highbridge-park-natural-history-game http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/highbridge-park-natural-history-game Date: November 20, 2016

Join Eva Neves, artist and educator, for a game of Highbridge Park Bingo! Learn fun facts about the park's natural history while filling your bingo board with plants, animals, and landmarks, unique to Highbridge Park. It's a fun game for the whole family!

Please note: Space is limited (ages 4 to 11) RSVP is required; to register your child, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

This program was made possible through the support of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Photo by Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska of DNAinfo

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.84239959716797000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5824892f2155d.jpg Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/outdoor-skills-fire-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/outdoor-skills-fire-making Date: November 20, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e550d7f8e4.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:45:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/birding-owls Date: November 20, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park 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.

Registration is required. To register please visit our Urban Park Rangers Program Registration page. Registration begins on Wednesday, November 9.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e54a03f410.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:45:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market Date: November 20, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary opens this Sunday and every Sunday through Thanksgiving of this year.

Come see medicinal herbs growing in their habitat, sacred groves, a pyramid garden, a labyrinth garden, and exciting urban agriculture technologies.

There will be free cooking demonstrations and a Pick Upon Demand Farm Stand from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2016-11-20 2016-11-20 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: November 20, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 16:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/ed-center-open-hours Date: November 20, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: November 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:30:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The Mysteries of the Universe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/the-mysteries-of-the-universe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/the-mysteries-of-the-universe Date: November 20, 2016

How did our universe begin? How did the universe allow life to form on Earth? What is currently happening to our universe? What existed before it? Dr. Harold Kozak, an NSAS Solar System Ambassador, comes to the Greenbelt Nature Center to answer these questions and more.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:59:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Salon: Street Photography - Sacha Lecca]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/sunday-salon-sacha-lecca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/20/sunday-salon-sacha-lecca Date: November 20, 2016

Get up close and personal with NYC’s great street photographers in this new series of talks led by the museum’s curator Paul Moakley. Each photographer will discuss their work and process, and hold an informal conversation about using the street as an open studio. This session features Deputy Photo Editor at Rolling Stone, Sacha Lecca, who photographs the raw energy of NYC’s underground music scene.

Limited to 20 participants. Buy advance tickets at aliceausten.org/salons.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-11-20 2016-11-20 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:30:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - My Father's Son: Photographs by Irwin Silver and Mitchell Silver]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/21/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/21/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver Date: November 21, 2016

For this unique show, a collection of photographs by Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP and his late father Irwin Silver are displayed side by side. The exhibited photos show a deeply personal connection between a father and his son. A photographer, Irwin’s works are stirring black and white slices of Americana: 1950s New York City life. Mitchell’s background as an urban planner honed his eye for natural beauty and shared public spaces. His photographs depict the contrast of hard and soft landscapes across the city, especially in parks.

This exhibition is open Mondays-Fridays through November 30.

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 2016-11-21 2016-11-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5804ea045a610.jpeg Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:45:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/21/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/21/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: November 21, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the Park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-11-21 2016-11-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/21/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/21/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: November 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-21 2016-11-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:30:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/21/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/21/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: November 21, 2016

Children and youth ages 8 years to 17 years are welcome to participate in a variety of sports,crafts and learning opportunities including: Computer Resources, Arts in Parks, Youth Swim, learn to play Flag Football, learn to play Basketball, Teen Fitness (supervised use of fitness and cardio rooms), Hula Aerobics, Go Girl Athletics and Skills and Drills basketball development.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-21 2016-11-21 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Retro Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/21/retro-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/21/retro-basketball Date: November 21, 2016

Senior members ages 55 and older are invited to play basketball and compete.

A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-21 2016-11-21 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 22, 2016

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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example 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. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-11-22 2016-11-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - My Father's Son: Photographs by Irwin Silver and Mitchell Silver]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver Date: November 22, 2016

For this unique show, a collection of photographs by Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP and his late father Irwin Silver are displayed side by side. The exhibited photos show a deeply personal connection between a father and his son. A photographer, Irwin’s works are stirring black and white slices of Americana: 1950s New York City life. Mitchell’s background as an urban planner honed his eye for natural beauty and shared public spaces. His photographs depict the contrast of hard and soft landscapes across the city, especially in parks.

This exhibition is open Mondays-Fridays through November 30.

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 2016-11-22 2016-11-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5804ea045a610.jpeg Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:45:23 EDT
<![CDATA[William P. Folchi 1922 - 1992: A Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition Date: November 22, 2016

Take a look back at the work of Bronx artist, William P. Folchi. The work features the time of 1950s and 1960s Bronx. When he passed away, Mr. Folchi's son, William Folchi Jr. came upon the work amongst the artist's posessions. Mr. Folchi had never exhibited his work. This exhibition is a tribute to the memory of Mr. Folchi. The work has been shown in various venues. Included in the exhibiton are two works by his younger son, John Folchi.

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 2016-11-22 2016-11-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: November 22, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-11-22 2016-11-22 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Upcycle Bottle Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/paint-it-up-upcycle-bottle-artadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/paint-it-up-upcycle-bottle-artadults Date: November 22, 2016

Adults create a beautiful, decorative work of art on their own bottles. Bottles must be empty, without labels, wiped clean of gummy residue, and completely dry.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-22 2016-11-22 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: November 22, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-11-22 2016-11-22 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: November 22, 2016

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on Central Park Conservancy guided tours and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-22 2016-11-22 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:30:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: November 22, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-11-22 2016-11-22 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art: Books]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/kids-le-petit-artbooks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/kids-le-petit-artbooks Date: November 22, 2016

Create your very own coloring book, with original art to color in. This program is suitble for kids of all ages.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-22 2016-11-22 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: November 22, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-11-22 2016-11-22 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235c594bc8.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/ed-center-open-hours Date: November 22, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-11-22 2016-11-22 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: November 22, 2016

Children and youth ages 8 years to 17 years are welcome to participate in a variety of sports,crafts and learning opportunities including: Computer Resources, Arts in Parks, Youth Swim, learn to play Flag Football, learn to play Basketball, Teen Fitness (supervised use of fitness and cardio rooms), Hula Aerobics, Go Girl Athletics and Skills and Drills basketball development.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-22 2016-11-22 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance and Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/dance-and-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/dance-and-fitness Date: November 22, 2016

Learn the newest dances, and dance routines popular in current music videos all while getting tone. This class is designed for children and youth ages

8 years to 17 years. Membership is free and registration is required.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-22 2016-11-22 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: November 22, 2016

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best!

Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the wheelchair basketball team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2016-11-22 2016-11-22 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: November 22, 2016

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: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-11-22 2016-11-22 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577544c62193f.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: November 22, 2016

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: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-11-22 2016-11-22 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775454b87227.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/22/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: November 22, 2016

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-11-22 2016-11-22 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/23/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/23/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: November 23, 2016

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples.

The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-11-23 2016-11-23 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[William P. Folchi 1922 - 1992: A Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/23/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/23/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition Date: November 23, 2016

Take a look back at the work of Bronx artist, William P. Folchi. The work features the time of 1950s and 1960s Bronx. When he passed away, Mr. Folchi's son, William Folchi Jr. came upon the work amongst the artist's posessions. Mr. Folchi had never exhibited his work. This exhibition is a tribute to the memory of Mr. Folchi. The work has been shown in various venues. Included in the exhibiton are two works by his younger son, John Folchi.

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 2016-11-23 2016-11-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - My Father's Son: Photographs by Irwin Silver and Mitchell Silver]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/23/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/23/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver Date: November 23, 2016

For this unique show, a collection of photographs by Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP and his late father Irwin Silver are displayed side by side. The exhibited photos show a deeply personal connection between a father and his son. A photographer, Irwin’s works are stirring black and white slices of Americana: 1950s New York City life. Mitchell’s background as an urban planner honed his eye for natural beauty and shared public spaces. His photographs depict the contrast of hard and soft landscapes across the city, especially in parks.

This exhibition is open Mondays-Fridays through November 30.

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 2016-11-23 2016-11-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5804ea045a610.jpeg Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:45:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/23/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/23/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: November 23, 2016

Children and youth ages 8 years to 17 years are welcome to participate in a variety of sports,crafts and learning opportunities including: Computer Resources, Arts in Parks, Youth Swim, learn to play Flag Football, learn to play Basketball, Teen Fitness (supervised use of fitness and cardio rooms), Hula Aerobics, Go Girl Athletics and Skills and Drills basketball development.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-23 2016-11-23 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Learn to Play Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/23/adults-learn-to-play-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/23/adults-learn-to-play-volleyball Date: November 23, 2016

Adults ages 18 and older are invited to join St. Mary's Recreation Center on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. to learn how to play volleyball. Learn how to serve and spike, increase upper body strength, build excellent communication skills, and positive team building.

Recreation Center membership and registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-23 2016-11-23 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/23/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/23/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: November 23, 2016

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2016-11-23 2016-11-23 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Learn to Play Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/23/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/23/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: November 23, 2016

Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn, play, and compete in soccer.

Learn the rules and techniques, dribbling, and passing. Have fun while learning and practicing this exciting game.

Please note: A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. Registration is required. To register, please email Victor.Campbell@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 402-5155.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-23 2016-11-23 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:44:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 24, 2016

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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example 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. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-11-24 2016-11-24 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/24/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/24/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: November 24, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Call 917-291-6436 or email volunteer@nyrp.org for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-11-24 2016-11-24 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - My Father's Son: Photographs by Irwin Silver and Mitchell Silver]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver Date: November 25, 2016

For this unique show, a collection of photographs by Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP and his late father Irwin Silver are displayed side by side. The exhibited photos show a deeply personal connection between a father and his son. A photographer, Irwin’s works are stirring black and white slices of Americana: 1950s New York City life. Mitchell’s background as an urban planner honed his eye for natural beauty and shared public spaces. His photographs depict the contrast of hard and soft landscapes across the city, especially in parks.

This exhibition is open Mondays-Fridays through November 30.

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 2016-11-25 2016-11-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5804ea045a610.jpeg Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:45:23 EDT
<![CDATA[William P. Folchi 1922 - 1992: A Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition Date: November 25, 2016

Take a look back at the work of Bronx artist, William P. Folchi. The work features the time of 1950s and 1960s Bronx. When he passed away, Mr. Folchi's son, William Folchi Jr. came upon the work amongst the artist's posessions. Mr. Folchi had never exhibited his work. This exhibition is a tribute to the memory of Mr. Folchi. The work has been shown in various venues. Included in the exhibiton are two works by his younger son, John Folchi.

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 2016-11-25 2016-11-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Black Friday Hike: Nature Exploration (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/black-friday-hike-nature-exploration-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/black-friday-hike-nature-exploration-moderate Date: November 25, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-11-25 2016-11-25 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5834741c71c0c.jpg Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:44:55 EST
<![CDATA[13th Annual Day After Thanksgiving Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/13th-annual-day-after-thanksgiving-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/13th-annual-day-after-thanksgiving-hike Date: November 25, 2016

Join the Greenbelt educators for the annual day-after-Thanksgiving (Black Friday) hike, including a brief visit to the LaTourette house! This hike is 2.5 hours and is moderately paced.

Ages 10+. No exceptions will be made to the age limit. Dress appropriately for hiking and for the weather conditions.

This program is City Councilmember funded.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-11-25 2016-11-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:59:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: November 25, 2016

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-25 2016-11-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Baby and Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/baby-and-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/baby-and-me Date: November 25, 2016

Enjoy stories, play, and arts activities together.

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 2016-11-25 2016-11-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: November 25, 2016

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 2016-11-25 2016-11-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Black Friday Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/black-friday-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/black-friday-meditation Date: November 25, 2016

Avoid the “Black Friday” busyness! Join us for a community meditation focused on going inward to clear your mind of holiday clutter. Get inspired by the outdoors and the peace and tranquility that nature evokes, and learn how to work loving kindness and gratitude into your daily life.

Led by a member of the Yoga for Bliss team.

Free with admission to the grounds. Registration is not required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-11-25 2016-11-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580680ecc0c49.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Black Friday Hike: Central Park South to North Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/black-friday-hike-central-park-south-to-north-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/black-friday-hike-central-park-south-to-north-hike Date: November 25, 2016

Get outside and have your walking shoes ready as the Urban Park Rangers hike with you through iconic and natural areas throughout Central Park. The hike will start at the southern end of the park and end at the northern end near the Harlem Meer.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Doris Freedman Plaza (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-25 2016-11-25 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.76480102539062500, -73.97309875488281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e561a1d206.JPG Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:45:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Black Friday Hike: Post-Thanksgiving Super Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/black-friday-hike-postthanksgiving-super-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/black-friday-hike-postthanksgiving-super-hike-vigorous Date: November 25, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City on the Greenbelt's White Trail. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

Vigorous hikes feature long distances and, occasionally, uneven terrain.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Buffalo Street (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2016-11-25 2016-11-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.55519866943359400, -74.12779998779297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5834745b937b1.jpg Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:44:55 EST
<![CDATA[Thanksgiving in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/thanksgiving-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/thanksgiving-in-prospect-park Date: November 25, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for holiday programming at Lefferts Historic House and the Audubon Center.

  • Nature Exploration, Noon to 3:00 p.m.
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

    Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
    Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
    Nature on the Go!, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
    Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
    Discovery Pack, noon to 3:00 p.m.: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Paper Quilting, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

    Now at Lefferts: Our annual show with the Brooklyn Quilters Guild is on display in the month of November. While you are here, make your own paper quilt collage to take home or add it to our community patchwork.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-11-25 2016-11-25 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:44:55 EST
<![CDATA[Black Friday Hike: Hunter Island Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/black-friday-hike-hunter-island-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/black-friday-hike-hunter-island-hike-moderate Date: November 25, 2016

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

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths) to moderate (longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain) to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-11-25 2016-11-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5834748361683.jpg Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:44:55 EST
<![CDATA[Black Friday Hike: The Midwood Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/black-friday-hike-the-midwood-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/black-friday-hike-the-midwood-trail Date: November 25, 2016

Step back in time with a walk through Brooklyn’s oldest remaining forest. The Midwood, home to some of Prospect Park’s largest trees, is a relic of Brooklyn’s history and was preserved and incorporated into the park during its original construction.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-11-25 2016-11-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e4401de3321.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:45:21 EDT
<![CDATA[The Rock-A-Silly Band Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/the-rockasilly-band-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/the-rockasilly-band-concert Date: November 25, 2016

Sing and shake the turkey away during a fun-filed, family-friendly concert with The Rock-A-Silly Band. Find fun in the forest as we sing about animals, the outdoors, and the beginning of the winter holiday season.

Registration is strongly suggested. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-11-25 2016-11-25 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: November 25, 2016

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-25 2016-11-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:30:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: November 25, 2016

Children and youth ages 8 years to 17 years are welcome to participate in a variety of sports,crafts and learning opportunities including: Computer Resources, Arts in Parks, Youth Swim, learn to play Flag Football, learn to play Basketball, Teen Fitness (supervised use of fitness and cardio rooms), Hula Aerobics, Go Girl Athletics and Skills and Drills basketball development.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-25 2016-11-25 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Retro Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/retro-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/retro-basketball Date: November 25, 2016

Senior members ages 55 and older are invited to play basketball and compete.

A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-25 2016-11-25 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/bird-walks Date: November 26, 2016

Our bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.

In 1998, Van Cortlandt Park was designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) in New York State by National Audubon. About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here, as determined by the 2006 Breeding and Migrating Bird Census Project in Van Cortlandt Park—a study of an Important Bird Area conducted by NYC Audubon. Breeders include the great-horned owl, eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher, northern rough-winged swallo, and rose-breasted grosbeak with the American robin and the gray catbird, being the most populous breeding species.

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 2016-11-26 2016-11-26 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b369929607c.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: November 26, 2016

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-11-26 2016-11-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 26, 2016

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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example 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.

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 2016-11-26 2016-11-26 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: November 26, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender, loving care to Conference House Park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the fall weather. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-26 2016-11-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: November 26, 2016

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 2016-11-26 2016-11-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[William P. Folchi 1922 - 1992: A Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition Date: November 26, 2016

Take a look back at the work of Bronx artist, William P. Folchi. The work features the time of 1950s and 1960s Bronx. When he passed away, Mr. Folchi's son, William Folchi Jr. came upon the work amongst the artist's posessions. Mr. Folchi had never exhibited his work. This exhibition is a tribute to the memory of Mr. Folchi. The work has been shown in various venues. Included in the exhibiton are two works by his younger son, John Folchi.

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 2016-11-26 2016-11-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: November 26, 2016

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 2016-11-26 2016-11-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5792927111995.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: November 26, 2016

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 2016-11-26 2016-11-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: November 26, 2016

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 2016-11-26 2016-11-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577556987c806.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Virginia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/its-my-park-at-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/its-my-park-at-virginia-park Date: November 26, 2016

Please note: this event has been postponed until December 4, 2016.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with G.I.V.E. to help rake the leaves and plant daffodil bulbs at Virginia Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 992-2860

Location: Virginia Park

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2016-11-26 2016-11-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.83349990844726600, -73.86209869384766000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:15:09 EST