NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:58:41 GMT <![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/wheelchair-basketball Date: December 12, 2017

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

Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. 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: 7:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 7:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0f6cadfa8b.jpg Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Live Holiday Karaoke: Ugly Sweater Edition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/ugly-sweater-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/ugly-sweater-party Date: December 12, 2017

In a special edition of Live Holiday Karaoke, get dressed up in your goofiest holiday garb and come on down to the Southwest Porch to toast the season and belt out your favorite holiday tune! Sweaters and other unsightly accessories will be available while supplies last. Hosted by Sid Gold’s.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bank of America Winter Village (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2ec327b4ae6.jpg Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: December 12, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. 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 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: December 12, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. 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 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[My Grown Up & Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/my-gown-up-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/my-gown-up-me Date: December 13, 2017

Tots explore their creative side and examine their surroundings in this free play time class. With the assistance of their grown up, children build their own Imagination Playground, move through tunnels, pop up houses, and more!

For children ages 18 months to five years. The parent/guardian must be a Recreation Center member and must accompany their child throughout the duration of the program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 13, 2017

NYC Parks welcomes the holiday season with its 35th annual exhibition of creative, unconventional wreaths. Employing an array of uncommon materials, more than 40 participating fine artists, designers, and imaginative individuals celebrate this timeless holiday symbol. This year’s wreaths draw inspiration from a range of themes ranging from the personal to the universal. This exhibition is an inspired and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 13, 2017

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Yoga Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/shape-up-yoga-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/shape-up-yoga-meditation Date: December 13, 2017

This class features exercises for the whole body: functional fitness through meditative yoga for health, well-being, and relaxation.

For adults.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:44:50 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 13, 2017

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 13, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/basic-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/basic-sign-language Date: December 13, 2017

Learn basic sign language for communication.

This class is open to staff, family members. and adults interested in learning sign language for communication.

Start time: 10:45 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 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 13, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/bryant-park-public-tours Date: December 13, 2017

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

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

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult's Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/adults-le-petit-art Date: December 13, 2017

Adults will create delicate miniature work to keep or give as gifts to friends or family.

October: Mini Rock Painting
November: Create Mini Coloring Books and Delicate Paper Cutting
December Whimsical Winter Wonder Black Artist Tile Zen Art

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 13, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Caring For Annual Plant Beds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/caring-for-annual-plant-beds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/caring-for-annual-plant-beds Date: December 13, 2017

Queens Botanical Garden Horticulture and Compost team up to get the garden ready for the cool weather. The annuals have been removed and the perennials cut back. Now we will apply a method of no-till soil amending to enrich our soil for next year’s blooms. Learn how to prepare your annual plant beds by adding shredded leaves and compost. Participants will be helping us with the work—dress for the weather!

Please note: registration is required; to register, please visit annualplantbeds.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-12-13 2017-12-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c8b193fcc3.jpg Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts. Culture & Fun: George Braith Quartet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-holiday-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-holiday-swing Date: December 13, 2017

Join us for a special holiday party with live jazz music by former Blue Note recording artist, George Braith and his band. Braith has played with such greats as John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Dizzy Gillespie and invented the double-sax called the Sopralto Braithophone.

Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America, with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The event is free but space is limited so please RSVP to Patrick.moroney@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0dc4ca6cf57.jpg Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/recycle-to-art Date: December 13, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: December 13, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. 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: (212) 360-3341, (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59caba2bd936e.jpg Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: December 14, 2017

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.

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 workouts, 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.

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.

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 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 14, 2017

NYC Parks welcomes the holiday season with its 35th annual exhibition of creative, unconventional wreaths. Employing an array of uncommon materials, more than 40 participating fine artists, designers, and imaginative individuals celebrate this timeless holiday symbol. This year’s wreaths draw inspiration from a range of themes ranging from the personal to the universal. This exhibition is an inspired and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 14, 2017

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds Date: December 14, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a3e79ea5f.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 14, 2017

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 14, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: December 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a8a4f2d96.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/special-express-arts Date: December 14, 2017

This class engages special needs adults through art for self expression. Special needs adults work on canvas, paper, and multiple mediums to create work they can be proud of.

Please call to schedule your group's visit with us. Groups are scheduled on a monthly basis, due to large number of participating agencies and individuals.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: December 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 14, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Olympic Sports Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/special-olympic-sports-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/special-olympic-sports-training Date: December 14, 2017

Adults 18 years old and older with physical and mental disabilities are invited to learn and train like an Olympian at our Olympic sports workshop. Participants will learn and play various sports including; volleyball, track, soccer, basketball/netball, and more!

A recreation center membership and registration are required. For more information and to register email: Shalaya.Nieves@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 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 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Double Dutch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/double-dutch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/double-dutch Date: December 14, 2017

Calling all jump rope enthusiasts to take your rope skills to the next level. Come join us for weekly double dutch instruction. This class is to open to children of all skill levels and jumping styles. Skilled instructors are on-hand to provide basic double dutch instruction.

Participants must be Recreation Center members. Membership is free to youth ages 17 & under.

For ages six-17

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/wheelchair-basketball Date: December 14, 2017

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

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: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69109ec702.jpg Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: December 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa514d21db.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Fitness @ St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/senior-fitness-st-marys-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/senior-fitness-st-marys-recreation-center Date: December 15, 2017

New senior fitness classes are starting Friday, November 3. Have fun while learning new ways to maintain cardiovascular health, strength and flexibility.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 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 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:14:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 15, 2017

NYC Parks welcomes the holiday season with its 35th annual exhibition of creative, unconventional wreaths. Employing an array of uncommon materials, more than 40 participating fine artists, designers, and imaginative individuals celebrate this timeless holiday symbol. This year’s wreaths draw inspiration from a range of themes ranging from the personal to the universal. This exhibition is an inspired and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[My Grown Up & Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/my-gown-up-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/my-gown-up-me Date: December 15, 2017

Tots explore their creative side and examine their surroundings in this free play time class. With the assistance of their grown up, children build their own Imagination Playground, move through tunnels, pop up houses, and more!

For children ages 18 months to five years. The parent/guardian must be a Recreation Center member and must accompany their child throughout the duration of the program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 15, 2017

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 15, 2017

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Painted Rock Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/the-painted-rock-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/the-painted-rock-project Date: December 15, 2017

The Painted Rock Project is a collaboration between St. Mary's Recreation Center, Senior Marlins and Bronx Works. Starting in the beginning of October, painted rocks will be hidden around St. Mary's Park. The rocks can be traded in at Betances Community Center, E. Robert Moore E. Senior Center, Mott Haven Farmers Market *Mondays Only and St. Mary's Recreation Center for various rewards. Feel free to paint your own rocks at home and hide them in the park as well. Get updates on this project through social media. @HLMottHaven, #MottHavenRocks, #BronxWorks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 7184025155

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 15, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 15, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: December 15, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Digital Media Winter Showcase: Stories Well Told]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/recyouth-winter-showcase-stories-well-told http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/recyouth-winter-showcase-stories-well-told Date: December 15, 2017

Celebrate the amazing mixed media created this fall by young people in and around NYC Parks' recreation centers! There will be photography and graphic design exhibits, play-testing of newly-created video games, a video screening, youth-made music, and a showcase of arts/tech projects.

Take pictures at our green screen photo booth and vote for your favorite projects. Join us and be wowed!

Food and beverages will be provided.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2791

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25d4c77d0b3.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:59:41 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/astronomy-the-geminids-metero-shower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/astronomy-the-geminids-metero-shower Date: December 15, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

See one of the best meteor showers, producing up to 120 multi-colored meteors per hour at its peak. Meteors are best viewed on cloud-free nights, but this program is rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f387568c46.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: December 16, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park. Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please note: Volunteers younger than 18 years old are required to present a signed guardian’s consent to participate or have a chaperone present. Walk-ons are welcome!

RSVP

Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

Groups of 15+ volunteers must submit a Group Request to join the Stewards for their weekly cleanups a month prior to desired date. Be sure to indicate on the form that you would like to work alongside the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: December 16, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Soundview Green Neighborhood Coastal Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/1216-pugsley-creek-park-coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/1216-pugsley-creek-park-coastal-cleanup Date: December 16, 2017

Please note: Registration is full. You can sign up to be added to the waitlist.

Join NYC Parks Stewardship Team for a coastal cleanup at Pugsley Creek Park.

This event is a part of our monthly Green Neighborhood series. Volunteers will help remove debris from the shoreline of Pugsley Creek! Come dressed in clothes that can get dirty, durable boots or sneakers, and a water bottle! This event is not recommended for volunteers under the age of 13. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392.5232

Location: Howe Avenue and Hart Street (in Pugsley Creek Park)

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X088 Pugsley Creek Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81129837036133000, -73.84738159179688000 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Neal Dow Avenue and Springfield Avenue (in Westerleigh Park)

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61937302284900000, -74.13514769077300000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway Beach Piping Plover Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/1216-rockaway-beach-piping-plover-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/1216-rockaway-beach-piping-plover-fencing Date: December 16, 2017

It’s the end of the nesting season for the Piping Plovers!

Since 1996, NYC Parks has been managing the nesting grounds of federally endangered Piping Plovers on Rockaway Beach. Rockaway Beach has proven to be an important habitat for several threatened and endangered species of plants and wildlife, and It’s important now more than ever, to continue to protect and preserve their habitat.

Join the NYC Parks Stewardship Team and the Wildlife Unit as we care for the habitat and nesting grounds of these endangered shorebirds and plants. Volunteers will be removing the fencing that protects the nesting area so that it is not damaged over the winter.

Come dressed in boots, warm layers, and clothing that can get dirty.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. Recommended for ages 16 and up.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: End of Beach 56th Street (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.57675429500000000, -73.83708376220000000 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:14:52 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 16, 2017

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-highland-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.68369718980000000, -73.88565301900000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d2a7e2af1be.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 16, 2017

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Wintery Birdy Marionettes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/family-art-project-wintery-birdy-marionettes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/family-art-project-wintery-birdy-marionettes Date: December 16, 2017

Seen any downy woodpeckers, chickadees or eastern towhees lately? See which of these black-and-white winter birds is setting up house at Wave Hill this winter. We’ll make fun, birdy marionette puppets to hang on a group tree-display indoors, or to dance and chirp in the Sarah and Geoffrey Gund Theater.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a09f8f8a1cd5.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Hydroponic Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/hydroponic-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/hydroponic-garden-tour Date: December 16, 2017

Thinking about trying to start growing plants in water? This is the tour for you! We will be visiting sites that use hydroponic growing methods to grow food-producing plants and learn about how these systems work. We will also cover a quick and easy miniature hydroponic set up you can use in your classroom, garden or at home to get first-hand experience using this technology.

Space is limited for this event – please pre-register using the link below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 263-4177

Location: Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm

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2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81401870000000000, -73.94272870000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0a0e3cba3e8.jpg Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Statues and Monuments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/discovery-walks-fro-families-statues-and-monuments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/discovery-walks-fro-families-statues-and-monuments Date: December 16, 2017

Join us on a kid-friendly adventure as we discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures! Central Park Conservancy Guides will lead this wintery exploration, featuring some of the Park’s most popular statues for children. Highlights of this guided walk include Balto, Alice in Wonderland, and Hans Christian Andersen.

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

Terrain: Uneven, with inclines and stairs; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: East 72nd Street Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77264764367800000, -73.96764433383900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0b07a60170c.JPG Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Moore Homestead Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground Date: December 16, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Elmhurst Supporters of Parks to rake and collect leaves at Moore Homestead Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Comfort Station (in Moore Homestead Playground)

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Q361 Moore Homestead Playground 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74232127019800000, -73.88208949565900000 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Red Hook Recreation Area]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area Date: December 16, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Red Hook Conservancy to beautify local parks in Red Hook Recreation Area. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 204-9514

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: December 16, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/winter-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/winter-wonderland Date: December 16, 2017

Join NYC Parks in an afternoon of family relay races, crafts for children and adults, a photo op with Santa Claus, snacks, and a movie!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:44:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/birding-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/birding-waterfowl Date: December 16, 2017

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. We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Birding programs are appropriate for al skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.67480620636400000, -73.78448826074600000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/outdoor-skills-fire-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/outdoor-skills-fire-making Date: December 16, 2017

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.

What can you use to build a fire? Explore this Forever Wild site with the Urban Park Rangers as we look for different materials and ways to construct a fire.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Walk: Birds and the Winter Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nature-walk-birds-and-the-winter-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nature-walk-birds-and-the-winter-garden Date: December 16, 2017

Local birds face many challenges during the chilly months, and benefit from thoughtfully planned, bird-friendly plantings. Naturalist Gabriel Willow and Senior Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day lead a brisk walk to see birds and bird habitats in the garden. Along the way, hear about fascinating adaptations that help birds survive the cold. This nature walk takes place again at 2:00 p.m.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a09fabf128b9.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/farmhouse-family-day Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Drop-in Workshop: Decorating for the Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/dropin-workshop-decorating-for-the-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/dropin-workshop-decorating-for-the-birds Date: December 16, 2017

Decorating a tree for birds is a fun family activity, but it also helps our feathered friends survive when food is scarce. Discover what birds prefer to eat and make several edible decorations for your avian neighbors. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a09fbc105cb8.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[The Comadrazo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/the-comadrazo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/the-comadrazo Date: December 16, 2017

This is an informal networking meeting for members and prospective members of Las Comadres Para Las Americas, founded by Nora de Oyo Comstock.

Las Comadres has grown to an international presence. The networking gatherings facilitate community building and resource sharing among attendees. Comadres from all walks of life engage in life-enhancing dialogue about education, employment experiences, opportunities, culture, and social capital resources.

The Comadrazo is new to the Bronx.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:59:47 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/winter-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/winter-wonderland Date: December 16, 2017

Please note: this event was originally scheduled for December 9. The new date is December 16.

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Richards for an afternoon of crafts, a trackless train, photo station, hot chocolate, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Brookville Playground (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66260147094726600, -73.74199676513672000 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ann Marie McDonnell: Spotlight on Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/ann-marie-mcdonnell-spot-light-on-still-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/ann-marie-mcdonnell-spot-light-on-still-life Date: December 16, 2017

"Spotlight on Still Life", curated by artist Ann Marie McDonnell, presents photography from the faculty and students of Curtis High School who were part of an educational program designed by Ms. McDonnell about the history of the still-life genre through painting and photography, as well as contemporary approaches. The exhibition will also include the artist's recent work.

This project is made possible in part by a DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Opening Reception
There will be an opening reception on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Biddle House in Conference House Park.

Gallery hours

  • Sunday December 3, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 9, noon – 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 16, noon – 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 6, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Closing Reception)

Or, by appointment; email mcdonnellstudio@gmail.com.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4410

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a21d18f5a467.jpg Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:59:46 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers Date: December 16, 2017

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky on a special winter walking tour! Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check thehighline.org or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates prior to arriving at the park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.73939895629883000, -74.00820159912110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a26cd5866f46.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[WBO Winter Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/wbo-winter-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/wbo-winter-wonderland Date: December 16, 2017

Santa is coming to Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center! We are celebrating all winter holidays with arts & crafts, games, hot cocoa and more! Come enjoy the afternoon. Take a free picture with Santa. All ages are welcome.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a15eb40569bc.png Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Cold Weather Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/cold-weather-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/cold-weather-survival Date: December 16, 2017

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.

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: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Photography Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/photography-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/photography-scavenger-hunt Date: December 16, 2017

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.

Bring your own digital camera or smartphone

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Clifton Place and Marcy Avenue (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68941827099700000, -73.94798326492300000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Tinker Fest & Holiday Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/tinker-fest-holiday-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/tinker-fest-holiday-tree-lighting Date: December 16, 2017

Celebrate the holiday with fun tinkering, tree lighting, hot cocoa, and music at Lewis H. Latimer House Museum.

Schedule

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.: Lego Building & Sketch with AIA Queens
  • 2:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: DIY LED Holiday Cards and E-Lantern Making
  • 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Christmas tree Lighting, hot cocoa, and music

This event is free. Please RSVP for the session(s) you are attending. To RSVP, please visit llhmlighting17.eventbrite.com.

This program is produced in partnership with AIA Queens, and supported, in part, by HSBC Bank, Con Edison, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H. Latimer House (in Lewis H Latimer House)

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 1:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.76839828491200000, -73.83080291748000000 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 16, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 Days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d4b109c20.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Gracie Mansion Conservancy Family & Community Holiday Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/gracie-mansion-conservancy-family-community-holiday-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/gracie-mansion-conservancy-family-community-holiday-open-house Date: December 16, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray are excited to open their doors in the spirit of the season for the Gracie Mansion Conservancy Family & Community Holiday Open House!

New York City families and residents alike are invited to visit Gracie Mansion to learn about the history, view the "New York 1942" art installation, and see the Mansion dressed for the holidays.

Reserve your tickets!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2065f7e5cbf.PNG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:29:52 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/wreath-making-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/wreath-making-workshop Date: December 16, 2017

What's the holiday season without a beautiful, festive wreath? Learn how to make your own wreath from scratch with treasured keepsakes, ribbons, and natural objects like fresh thyme, rosemary, and cinnamon sticks. We will provide both artificial and organic material to create a wreath for your home, for either inside or outside decoration. They make great gifts, too!

Admission is $75. | Buy tickets here

Workshop instructor Wambui Ippolito is a horticulturist and landscape designer studying at the New York Botanical Garden's School of Professional Horticulture (SOPH) where she is being trained by a cadre of esteemed botanists, plant scientists, and horticulturists from around the world. Currently, as part of her school's externship requirements, she is the only SOPH student chosen to work at Martha Stewart's private estate in New York where she is charged with a wide range of horticulture responsibilities. Wambui is multilingual, having grown up and lived on multiple continents. She began her horticulture career as a volunteer at Snug Harbor under the direction of Greg Lord, our Director of Horticulture, also an alumnus of the School of Professional Horticulture.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25bb7204f97.JPG Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Objects That We Found in the Well: Music by Nani FM]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/objects-that-we-found-in-the-well-music-by-nani-fm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/objects-that-we-found-in-the-well-music-by-nani-fm Date: December 16, 2017

Objects That We Found in the Well is a music performance by Nani FM resulting from a year-long exploration of public and private space in NYC through the use of music and sound.

Nani FM wrote and recorded 5 original songs at King Killer Studios Brooklyn. After capturing the studio tracks, Nani FM scouted recording locations in her home borough of Staten Island with naturally beautiful acoustics, working with more than a dozen NYC-based artists to complete the project.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3554

Location: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C) (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25bc1cf423b.jpg Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:14:51 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Walk: Birds and the Winter Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nature-walk-birds-and-the-winter-garden1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nature-walk-birds-and-the-winter-garden1 Date: December 16, 2017

Local birds face many challenges during the chilly months, and benefit from thoughtfully planned, bird-friendly plantings. Naturalist Gabriel Willow and Senior Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day lead a brisk walk to see birds and bird habitats in the garden. Along the way, hear about fascinating adaptations that help birds survive the cold.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a09fabf128b9.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: What Do Animals Do During Winter?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/storefront-science-what-do-animals-do-during-winter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/storefront-science-what-do-animals-do-during-winter Date: December 16, 2017

We've heard that bears hibernate and squirrels hide their acorns, but what do other animals do when winter is coming? What changes do they make? Why do animals prepare for winter? How do they know it's time? Join Dr. A for an exploration of the changes animals undergo before and during winter.

Please note: Space is limited (ages 4 to 7) and RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0a1da812bf7.jpg Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: December 16, 2017

The Union Square Partnership hosts a free walking tour entitled “Union Square: Crossroads of New York,” led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours. Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.

The tour begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue in Union Square Park near 16th Street. Look for the guide holding a "Union Square: Crossroads of New York" sign at the statue.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 16, 2017

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 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Create Your Own Holiday Wrapping Paper]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/adults-create-your-own-holiday-wrapping-paper http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/adults-create-your-own-holiday-wrapping-paper Date: December 16, 2017

Adults will make their own, creative gift wrapping paper for the coming holidays. Participants wlll take inspiration from fall and winter seasons, as well as the holidays for each month.

October: Fall, Poe, Halloween
November: Fall, Thanksgiving
December: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Christmas, and Hanukkah

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: December 16, 2017

Kids have fun creating art out of paper.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Talk with Author Bob Brody: 'Playing Catch with Strangers: A Family Guy (Reluctantly) Comes of Age']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/book-talk-with-author-bob-brody-playing-catch-with-strangers-a-family-guy-reluctantly-comes-of-age http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/book-talk-with-author-bob-brody-playing-catch-with-strangers-a-family-guy-reluctantly-comes-of-age Date: December 16, 2017

Longtime Forest Hills resident Bob Brody will be presenting his newest book, Playing Catch With Strangers: A Family Guy (Reluctantly) Comes of Age. It is a book that shows the true meaning of what becoming a “responsible adult” is about. It showcases many of his experiences, most of which takes place in Queens. Full of different emotions and experiences that come with what Bob Brody describes as a milestone, it is a book that tells his story and it is one that you do not want to miss.

Join us at the Queens Historical Society to celebrate the milestones with Mr. Brody.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c55c45c2a9c.jpeg Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:59:47 EST
<![CDATA[Candlelight Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/candlelight-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/candlelight-tours Date: December 16, 2017

Candlelight Tours is a magical excursion. Imagine walking through an entire historic town at night guided by the glow of old-fashioned lamps. On this wonderful tour, you can journey through three-hundred years of tradition and discover how America's most festive season came to be.

The town is illuminated by candles, oil lamps, and the warmth of a flickering hearth, and enlivened by holidays sweets. You'll travel from house to house as you visit the people from days of old. You'll be welcomed by these humble early Americans and get a taste of life gone by.

Your tour ends with a festive Wassail Bown Reception in the Courthouse!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2017-12-16 2017-12-16 5:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.57006212289800000, -74.14493775367700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a21ab4cd8b19.jpg Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Arts. Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night: Holiday Swing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/arts-culture-fun-the-phil-young-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/arts-culture-fun-the-phil-young-experience Date: December 16, 2017

Put on your dance shoes for live swing with veteran big band drummer David Gibson and his swingin' combo.

Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America, with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Bio:

Philadelphia-born musician, David F. Gibson, toured extensively and recorded with the Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Frank Foster. David has also performed with a host of artists and ensembles, including Joe Williams, Clark Terry, the Sun Ra Arkestra, the Odean Pope Saxophone Choir, the Diane Schuur Trio, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and the Woody Herman Orchestra. Music critic, Chip Deffa (the New York Post) says that “Gibson’s drumming is strong and fluid and as satisfying as any drummer I heard in years.” Music critic, Jerry Carrier (the Philadelphia Daily News) says, ”Gibson may be the ultimate band drummer.” He is also featured on recordings that include Diane Schuur’s Music is My Life and Harry Sweets Edison’s Live at the Iridium. He is an adjunct faculty member at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Temple University.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-12-16 2017-12-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04730d1f3be.jpg Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Christmas Bird Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/central-park-christmas-bird-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/central-park-christmas-bird-count Date: December 17, 2017

This annual event began in 1900 as a conservation effort to protect wild birds. To this day, it continues throughout the country each year.

Join NYC Audubon, Urban Park Rangers, and the Central Park Conservancy as we count birds in every section of Central Park.

Please note: Pre-registration is encouraged to attend the Central Park event. To register, please email christmasbirdcount@nycaudubon.org. Visit nycaudubon.org to learn about the Christmas Bird Count in Central Park, and to learn about additional bird counts scheduled throughout NYC.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: December 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: December 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: December 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: December 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lt. Lia Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground Date: December 17, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths to help cleanup and beautify our park, while maintaining our planting area at Lt. Lia Playground located on Wall St. and St Marks Place. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: Wall Street and St. Marks Place (in Lt. Lia Playground)

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R111 Lt. Lia Playground 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.64333096315300000, -74.07913684845000000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/birdingwaterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/birdingwaterfowl Date: December 17, 2017

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.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST