NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:16:01 GMT <![CDATA[Community Volunteer Day at Libertad Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/community-volunteer-day-at-libertad-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/community-volunteer-day-at-libertad-urban-farm Date: November 13, 2016

Join the Libertad Urban Farm for a day of service as they close out the farm for the season. Activities will include spreading mulch, planting bulbs, painting benches, harvesting remaining vegetables, and good ol' farm fun. The garden will serve hot cocoa and doughnuts.

This is a family-friendly event, so please bring your little ones!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Libertad Urban Farm

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2016-11-13 2016-11-13 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.82339370000000000, -73.89286190000000000 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th-Century NoHo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: November 13, 2016

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite "Bond Street area", home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos, and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House.

You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his "right makes might" speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/ed-center-open-hours Date: November 13, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: November 13, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market Date: November 13, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2016-11-13 2016-11-13 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk: Fort Greene Tree Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/fall-foliage-walk-ft-greene-tree-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/fall-foliage-walk-ft-greene-tree-trail Date: November 13, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e43b0db26c6.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:15:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Totten Tunnel Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/historic-new-york-fort-totten-tunnel-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/historic-new-york-fort-totten-tunnel-tour Date: November 13, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.

Tour the "hidden" areas of the Fort Totten battery with the Urban Park Rangers.

Registration is required. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration will open from November 2 through 5. Participants are selected by lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e43c5d0935c.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/family-nature-walk Date: November 13, 2016

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58067dded2e89.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: November 13, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Gardening Workshop: Kokedama]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/gardening-workshop-kokedama http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/gardening-workshop-kokedama Date: November 13, 2016

Originating in Japan, kokedama are living plant and moss spheres bound up with string. Choose from a variety of houseplants and design your own kokedama under the guidance of gardener and florist Anna Macoboy. Simple to care for, these hanging plants bring a new style of indoor gardening to your home.

Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58067e5c4cd90.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[OCEARCH Family Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/ocearch-family-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/ocearch-family-open-house Date: November 13, 2016

Climb aboard the M/V OCEARCH vessel docked at Pier 6 and learn about its mission to track, tag, and study marine life like great white and hammerhead sharks. Participants can take a tour of the ship, meet members of the research team, and hear about the upcoming Great White Shark Expedition in Montauk, New York. Tours last about 20 minutes. Families are welcome!

RSVPs are recommended for this free event. RSVP here.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58233a89b0031.JPG Wed, 09 Nov 2016 11:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Long Island and the Civil War Lecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/long-island-and-the-civil-war-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/long-island-and-the-civil-war-lecture Date: November 13, 2016

Harrison Hunt, co-author of the book Long Island and the Civil War, will be giving a talk on the struggles of more than three thousand men of different ethnicities and creed from current-day Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties, fighting to preserve the Union.

Local women raised considerable funds for Union hospitals and Long Island companies became focal points for producing uniforms and medicines for the Union army.

Join us at Queens Historic Society and hear more about this fascinating story, from the 1860 presidental campaign that polarized the region to the wartime experiences of Long Islanders.

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 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581a30c22d10a.jpg Mon, 07 Nov 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Drive-In Cinema: The Amazing Spider-Man 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/nyc-parks-retro-drivein-cinema-the-amazing-spiderman-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/nyc-parks-retro-drivein-cinema-the-amazing-spiderman-2 Date: November 13, 2016

Join NYC Parks for a free drive-in movie!

Pack-up the kids in the car and join us in the Manhattan Beach parking lot as we screen the Marvel Comic blockbuster, 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2". In this exciting sequel, Spider-Man, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) embraces his new role as a hero but it comes at a price. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a villian far more powerful than himself.

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Manhattan Beach Parking Lot (in Manhattan Beach Park)

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B251 Manhattan Beach Park 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.57759857177700000, -73.94450378418000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5823810fc0dec.jpg Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Food Drive]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/holiday-food-drive http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/holiday-food-drive Date: November 14, 2016

Help St. Mary's Recreation Center feed the hungry.

Drop off your donations of canned and dry foods in our lobby for donation. You're also welcome to learn more about us, so please ask if you'd like a tour.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-14 2016-11-14 8:00 am 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - My Father's Son: Photographs by Irwin Silver and Mitchell Silver]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver Date: November 14, 2016

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

This exhibition is open Mondays-Fridays through November 30.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-14 2016-11-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5804ea045a610.jpeg Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:45:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Join NYC Parks at the Seventh Annual Paralympic Sport Club Youth Track and Field Open]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/join-nyc-parks-at-the-seventh-annual-paralympic-sport-club-youth-track-and-field-open http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/join-nyc-parks-at-the-seventh-annual-paralympic-sport-club-youth-track-and-field-open Date: November 14, 2016

Please join NYC Parks this Fall at our 2016 Seventh Annual Paralympic Sport Club Youth Track & Field Open!

This event is for schoolchildren between the ages of 6 - 22 years old. Please have all parents fill out and return the attached waivers which will be collected at the event registration table.

For more information, please contact Chris Noel at christopher.noel@parks.nyc.gov or (646) 632-7344.

Schedule of Events

10:00 a.m.: Gates Open and everyone invited to sit in the stands for the start of the Opening Ceremonies

10:45 a.m.: National Anthem & Commissioner Remarks

11:00 a.m.: Event Section A: 60 meter race, 200 meter race, 400 meter race, 200 meter Obstacle Course

11:30 a.m.: Event Section B: Softball Throw

12:00 p.m.: Event Section C: Strength Training and Fitness

12:45 p.m.: Medal Distribution & Closing Remarks

1:00 p.m.: Event Ends

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: Chris Noel (646) 632-7344.

Location: Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex

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2016-11-14 2016-11-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58341300000000000, -74.07372440000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58068ca6cf096.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Exhibit: My Body is a Landscape / The Landscape is a Body]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/art-culture-fun-exhibit-my-body-is-a-landscape-the-landscape-is-a-body http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/art-culture-fun-exhibit-my-body-is-a-landscape-the-landscape-is-a-body Date: November 14, 2016

Arts, Culture & Fun: My Body is a Landscape / The Landscape is a Body by Melissa West and Erik Danielson.

This exhibition of video and photography collects the array of emotions and biological forms that generate a living anatomy: the anatomy of the artist’s own bodies and minds and the anatomy of the landscapes they inhabit.

The exhibit will be on view through November 19. 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. Admission is free.

Please note: Some content in this exhibition contain graphic imagery and may not be appropriate for children. Parent/adult discretion is advised.”

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-14 2016-11-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f3f4becd982.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: November 14, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-11-14 2016-11-14 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: November 14, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-14 2016-11-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: November 14, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-14 2016-11-14 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Winter Supply Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/greenthumb-winter-supply-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/greenthumb-winter-supply-giveaway Date: November 14, 2016

Pick up basic winter maintenance supplies for your registered GreenThumb garden, including the following items:

  • two 50 pound bags of calcium chloride pellets
  • one dozen gloves
  • ice breaker
  • shovel

One pickup is permitted per garden group. If another garden group is picking up for your group, please call the GreenThumb office at (212) 602-5300 beforehand to confirm details. Pick-ups for multiple groups must be arranged with GreenThumb.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: La Finca del Sur

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2016-11-14 2016-11-14 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81290054321289000, -73.93029785156250000 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[CreateNYC: Develop a Cultural Plan for NYC - Queens Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/createnyc-develop-a-cultural-plan-for-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/createnyc-develop-a-cultural-plan-for-nyc Date: November 14, 2016

Would you like to see more cultural programming in parks? Help us develop NYC’s first-ever comprehensive cultural plan by coming to a workshop focusing on citywide and borough-specific issues.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Hall of Science

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2016-11-14 2016-11-14 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74733110000000000, -73.85174380000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5819ef88eb674.JPG Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Anchor Parks: Betsy Head Park Community Visioning Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/anchor-parks-betsy-head-community-visioning-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/anchor-parks-betsy-head-community-visioning-meeting Date: November 14, 2016

NYC Parks is investing $30 million to transform Betsy Head Park. Large parks are important because of the variety of things they offer your neighborhood. The fields, play areas, natural features, and many other amenities help to "anchor" neighborhoods.

NYC Parks is making big decisions about Betsy Head Park, and we want you to be a part of shaping your park's future. Please attend our community visioning meeting!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Betsy Head Park Gymnasium (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2016-11-14 2016-11-14 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66298798634700000, -73.91218834034200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58137c05a80d8.jpg Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Parks Without Borders: Seward Park Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/parks-without-borders-seward-park-community-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/parks-without-borders-seward-park-community-input-meeting Date: November 14, 2016

Parks Without Borders is a new design approach focused on creating more open, welcoming, and beautiful public spaces where parks and neighborhoods meet.

This project will focus on opening boundaries and sightlines within and outside the of Seward Park, and improving connections to adjacent spaces and uses. Join NYC Parks at a Community Input Meeting to share your ideas and shape the future design of Seward Park's edges and park adjacent spaces.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Educational Alliance

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2016-11-14 2016-11-14 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.71396600000000000, -73.98837080000000000 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Retro Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/retro-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/14/retro-basketball Date: November 14, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-14 2016-11-14 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 15, 2016

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-11-15 2016-11-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Food Drive]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/holiday-food-drive http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/holiday-food-drive Date: November 15, 2016

Help St. Mary's Recreation Center feed the hungry.

Drop off your donations of canned and dry foods in our lobby for donation. You're also welcome to learn more about us, so please ask if you'd like a tour.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-15 2016-11-15 8:00 am 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[William P. Folchi 1922 - 1992: A Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition Date: November 15, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-15 2016-11-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - My Father's Son: Photographs by Irwin Silver and Mitchell Silver]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver Date: November 15, 2016

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

This exhibition is open Mondays-Fridays through November 30.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-15 2016-11-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5804ea045a610.jpeg Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:45:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Exhibit: My Body is a Landscape / The Landscape is a Body]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/art-culture-fun-exhibit-my-body-is-a-landscape-the-landscape-is-a-body http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/art-culture-fun-exhibit-my-body-is-a-landscape-the-landscape-is-a-body Date: November 15, 2016

Arts, Culture & Fun: My Body is a Landscape / The Landscape is a Body by Melissa West and Erik Danielson.

This exhibition of video and photography collects the array of emotions and biological forms that generate a living anatomy: the anatomy of the artist’s own bodies and minds and the anatomy of the landscapes they inhabit.

The exhibit will be on view through November 19. 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. Admission is free.

Please note: Some content in this exhibition contain graphic imagery and may not be appropriate for children. Parent/adult discretion is advised.”

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-15 2016-11-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f3f4becd982.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: November 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-15 2016-11-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art: Books]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/kids-le-petit-artbooks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/kids-le-petit-artbooks Date: November 15, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-15 2016-11-15 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: November 15, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-15 2016-11-15 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/ed-center-open-hours Date: November 15, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-11-15 2016-11-15 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance and Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/dance-and-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/dance-and-fitness Date: November 15, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-15 2016-11-15 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Grow Your Community Park Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/how-to-grow-your-community-park-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/how-to-grow-your-community-park-group Date: November 15, 2016

At this workshop, you will hear from experts on how to best grow your group, as well as from leaders who have expanded groups themselves.

Come to our free upcoming workshop and learn how other groups have brought on new members. Also, participate in a personalized activity that will outline the next steps towards growing your group.

Topics will include:

  • What to think about before recruiting new members
  • How to effectively reach out to the perfect candidates
  • How to retain members over time

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5342

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-15 2016-11-15 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e92e81a1862.png Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:44:35 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: November 15, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-11-15 2016-11-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577544c62193f.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: November 15, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-11-15 2016-11-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775454b87227.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/arts-culture-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/arts-culture-fun Date: November 15, 2016

Journey to our nearest star! The search for inhabitable planets outside of our solar system gets more exciting each year as we find new prospects. Recently, scientists found a prospect around our nearest star. The close proximity is cause for great excitement. Could we send a probe there? How long would the journey take? And what would the probe find upon its arrival? Come find out in this talk by a former intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab at CALTECH, Jaclyn Avidon. The talk is followed by skygazing (weather permitting). Feel free to bring your own telescope or binoculars and set them up next to the experts!

Please RSVP to Manhattan.acf@parks.nyc.gov to reserve your seat

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2016-11-15 2016-11-15 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ffc0ab6e7f2.jpg Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/15/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: November 15, 2016

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-11-15 2016-11-15 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Food Drive]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/holiday-food-drive http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/holiday-food-drive Date: November 16, 2016

Help St. Mary's Recreation Center feed the hungry.

Drop off your donations of canned and dry foods in our lobby for donation. You're also welcome to learn more about us, so please ask if you'd like a tour.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-16 2016-11-16 8:00 am 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: November 16, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-11-16 2016-11-16 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[William P. Folchi 1922 - 1992: A Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition Date: November 16, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-16 2016-11-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - My Father's Son: Photographs by Irwin Silver and Mitchell Silver]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver Date: November 16, 2016

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

This exhibition is open Mondays-Fridays through November 30.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-16 2016-11-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5804ea045a610.jpeg Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:45:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhood: Inwood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/green-neighborhood-inwood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/green-neighborhood-inwood Date: November 16, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect the street trees in Inwood, Manhattan, as part of the Green Neighborhoods Program! Volunteers will be trained in tree care best practices and identification in the neighborhood.

Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232 x128

Location: 218th Street and Broadway

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2016-11-16 2016-11-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.87117550000000000, -73.91402540000000000 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:59:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Exhibit: My Body is a Landscape / The Landscape is a Body]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/art-culture-fun-exhibit-my-body-is-a-landscape-the-landscape-is-a-body http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/art-culture-fun-exhibit-my-body-is-a-landscape-the-landscape-is-a-body Date: November 16, 2016

Arts, Culture & Fun: My Body is a Landscape / The Landscape is a Body by Melissa West and Erik Danielson.

This exhibition of video and photography collects the array of emotions and biological forms that generate a living anatomy: the anatomy of the artist’s own bodies and minds and the anatomy of the landscapes they inhabit.

The exhibit will be on view through November 19. 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. Admission is free.

Please note: Some content in this exhibition contain graphic imagery and may not be appropriate for children. Parent/adult discretion is advised.”

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-16 2016-11-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f3f4becd982.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[HHT Roof Raisers Curatorial Brigade Fall Training!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/hht-roof-raisers-curatorial-brigade-fall-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/hht-roof-raisers-curatorial-brigade-fall-training Date: November 16, 2016

The HHT Roof Raisers preventive maintenance volunteers donate their time and talent helping staff in our member houses take care of their historic collections. Upcoming workshops on November 16th and 17th will train and teach you to assist staff as they perform the preventive maintenance chores that keep their historic collections clean, safe, and accounted for in their period rooms and storage spaces. Preventive maintenance is an ongoing activity that our HHT member houses need ongoing help with. It is the best defense against deterioration and loss of historic collections in our member houses. You’ll be playing a critical role in helping to make sure these wonderful period rooms and collections are here for generations to come!


How to Become a Roof Raiser.
1. Click here to register by October 7 (Registration is mandatory to attend training)
2. Choose ONE training site/day. Lefferts Historic House, Brooklyn (Wednesday, November 16th) or King Manor Museum, Queens (Thursday, November 17th). Workshop will run from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Space is limited - sign up soon!
3. Take a 1 hour training webinar. This 1 hour online course will prepare you for the training day. It will include museum theory, collections care information, the importance of caring for historic houses, and can be completed at your leisure on your own computer up until October 31s. Completion of the training webinar and brief quiz is mandatory for attendance at the training day.
4. Attend the training day you have chosen. You will practice the skills in the period rooms of one of our HHT member historic houses.
5. Sign Up to Volunteer! At the training day, you will sign up for 2 volunteer team days at 2 of our HHT member houses.
6. Congratulations! You will be an official Brigade member and receive opportunities to sign up for future volunteer team days for preventive maintenance help.

Important Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older
  • You must show a picture ID at training day
  • You must be able to climb stairs
  • You must be able to volunteer during business hours Monday through Friday

You must be able to travel to at least two of our Member Houses that are in need of Roof Raiser preventive maintenance volunteers.

http://bit.ly/RRCB2016

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8243

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-11-16 2016-11-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c848c2cd09b.jpg Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: November 16, 2016

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

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: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-16 2016-11-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:30:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: November 16, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-16 2016-11-16 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Winter Supply Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/greenthumb-winter-supply-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/greenthumb-winter-supply-giveaway Date: November 16, 2016

Pick up basic winter maintenance supplies for your registered GreenThumb garden, including the following items:

  • two 50 pound bags of calcium chloride pellets
  • one dozen gloves
  • ice breaker
  • shovel

One pickup is permitted per garden group. If another garden group is picking up for your group, please call the GreenThumb office at (212) 602-5300 beforehand to confirm details. Pick-ups for multiple groups must be arranged with GreenThumb.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: UCC Youth Farm

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2016-11-16 2016-11-16 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.66569900512695000, -73.88680267333984000 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Party with Mark Fisher Fitness in Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park Date: November 16, 2016

Join the insanely fun Mark Fisher Fitness Team at Hudson Park for a one-hour fitness party!

Classes are free! All skills levels are welcome; no experience necessary.

Classes will include body-weight exercise for both beginners and advanced fitness ninjas! Please bring a towel and water bottle. You're going to do some serious sweating!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-11-16 2016-11-16 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fd237647fe9.png Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Inspired By...Gustav Klimt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/art-inspired-bygustav-klimt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/art-inspired-bygustav-klimt Date: November 16, 2016

Please note: this event has been changed to Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The previous event date was November 17, 2016.?

Join NYC Parks for an Art Inspired By...symbolism painter Gustav Klimt. Create your own masterpiece inspired by Klimt's technique. No experience necessary. RSVP is required.

The Art Inspired By series includes an overview of either a famous artist, specific art technique, or a particular medium, followed by a hands-on workshop.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2016-11-16 2016-11-16 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f6a5321e3f5.JPG Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:30:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Learn to Play Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/adults-learn-to-play-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/adults-learn-to-play-volleyball Date: November 16, 2016

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

Recreation Center membership and registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-16 2016-11-16 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Anchor Parks: Astoria Park Community Visioning Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/anchor-parks-astoria-park-community-visioning-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/anchor-parks-astoria-park-community-visioning-meeting Date: November 16, 2016

NYC Parks is investing $30 million to transform Astoria Park. Large parks are important because of the variety of things they offer your neighborhood. The fields, play areas, natural features, and many other amenities help to "anchor" neighborhoods.

NYC Parks is making big decisions about Astoria Park, and we want you to be a part of shaping your park's future. Please attend our community visioning meeting!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bohemian Hall

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2016-11-16 2016-11-16 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.77279840000000000, -73.91564230000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5813819408101.jpg Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: November 16, 2016

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2016-11-16 2016-11-16 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Learn to Play Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/16/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: November 16, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-16 2016-11-16 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:44:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 17, 2016

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-11-17 2016-11-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Food Drive]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/holiday-food-drive http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/holiday-food-drive Date: November 17, 2016

Help St. Mary's Recreation Center feed the hungry.

Drop off your donations of canned and dry foods in our lobby for donation. You're also welcome to learn more about us, so please ask if you'd like a tour.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-17 2016-11-17 8:00 am 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[William P. Folchi 1922 - 1992: A Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition Date: November 17, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-17 2016-11-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - My Father's Son: Photographs by Irwin Silver and Mitchell Silver]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver Date: November 17, 2016

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

This exhibition is open Mondays-Fridays through November 30.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-17 2016-11-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5804ea045a610.jpeg Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:45:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/van-cortlandt-park-tree-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/van-cortlandt-park-tree-park Date: November 17, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest at Van Cortlandt Park! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs. Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Space is limited and registration is required for this event. Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232 x127

Location: Broadway and West 260th Street (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-11-17 2016-11-17 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.90739822387700000, -73.89649963378900000 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:30:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/greenbelt-peepers Date: November 17, 2016

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

Space is limited. Registration requested. 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 2016-11-17 2016-11-17 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:45:21 EDT
<![CDATA[HHT Roof Raisers Curatorial Brigade Fall Training!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/hht-roof-raisers-curatorial-brigade-fall-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/hht-roof-raisers-curatorial-brigade-fall-training Date: November 17, 2016

The HHT Roof Raisers preventive maintenance volunteers donate their time and talent helping staff in our member houses take care of their historic collections. Upcoming workshops on November 16th and 17th will train and teach you to assist staff as they perform the preventive maintenance chores that keep their historic collections clean, safe, and accounted for in their period rooms and storage spaces. Preventive maintenance is an ongoing activity that our HHT member houses need ongoing help with. It is the best defense against deterioration and loss of historic collections in our member houses. You’ll be playing a critical role in helping to make sure these wonderful period rooms and collections are here for generations to come!


HOW TO BECOME A ROOF RAISER VOLUNTEER:
1. Click here to register by October 7 (Registration is mandatory to attend training)
2. Choose ONE training site/day. Lefferts Historic House, Brooklyn (Wednesday, November 16th) or King Manor Museum, Queens (Thursday, November 17th). Workshop will run from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Space is limited - sign up soon!
3. Take a 1 hour training webinar. YOU WILL BE SENT A LINK FOR THE WEBINAR ON SEPTEMBER 30TH. This 1 hour online course will prepare you for the training day. It will include museum theory, collections care information, the importance of caring for historic houses, and can be completed at your leisure on your own computer up until October 31st. Completion of the training webinar and brief quiz is mandatory for attendance at the training day.
4. Attend the ONE training day you have chosen. You will practice the skills in the period rooms of one of our HHT member historic houses.
5. Sign Up to Volunteer! At the training day, you will sign up for 2 volunteer team days at 2 of our HHT member houses.
6. Congratulations! You will be an official Brigade member and receive opportunities to sign up for future volunteer team days for preventive maintenance help.

Important Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older
  • You must show a picture ID at training day
  • You must be able to climb stairs
  • You must be able to volunteer during business hours Monday through Friday

You must be able to travel to at least two of our Member Houses that are in need of Roof Raiser preventive maintenance volunteers.

http://bit.ly/RRCB2016

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8243

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-11-17 2016-11-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c848c2cd09b.jpg Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/shape-up-nyc-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/shape-up-nyc-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: November 17, 2016

Join us for this adult Shape Up class featuring stretches and exercises to world music 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 2016-11-17 2016-11-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Exhibit: My Body is a Landscape / The Landscape is a Body]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/art-culture-fun-exhibit-my-body-is-a-landscape-the-landscape-is-a-body http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/art-culture-fun-exhibit-my-body-is-a-landscape-the-landscape-is-a-body Date: November 17, 2016

Arts, Culture & Fun: My Body is a Landscape / The Landscape is a Body by Melissa West and Erik Danielson.

This exhibition of video and photography collects the array of emotions and biological forms that generate a living anatomy: the anatomy of the artist’s own bodies and minds and the anatomy of the landscapes they inhabit.

The exhibit will be on view through November 19. 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. Admission is free.

Please note: Some content in this exhibition contain graphic imagery and may not be appropriate for children. Parent/adult discretion is advised.”

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-17 2016-11-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f3f4becd982.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: November 17, 2016

The Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude of different projects throughout the park. The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects. Regardless of physical ability, there's something for everyone to do.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-11-17 2016-11-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/special-express-arts Date: November 17, 2016

Engaging, exciting, and inspiring special needs adults through the arts, for self expression.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-17 2016-11-17 11:00 am 0:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: November 17, 2016

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. This program is suitable for three- and four-year-old tots.

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

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 2016-11-17 2016-11-17 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: November 17, 2016

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 2016-11-17 2016-11-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:30:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: November 17, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-11-17 2016-11-17 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/creative-3d-arts1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/creative-3d-arts1 Date: November 17, 2016

Have fun creating a 3D paper cut art piece using various mediums.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-17 2016-11-17 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: November 17, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-17 2016-11-17 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/ed-center-open-hours Date: November 17, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-11-17 2016-11-17 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Winter Supply Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/greenthumb-winter-supply-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/greenthumb-winter-supply-giveaway Date: November 17, 2016

Pick up basic winter maintenance supplies for your registered GreenThumb garden, including the following items:

  • two 50 pound bags of calcium chloride pellets
  • one dozen gloves
  • ice breaker
  • shovel

One pickup is permitted per garden group. If another garden group is picking up for your group, please call the GreenThumb office at (212) 602-5300 beforehand to confirm details. Pick-ups for multiple groups must be arranged with GreenThumb.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-11-17 2016-11-17 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYC College Recruitment Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/nyc-college-recruitment-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/nyc-college-recruitment-fair Date: November 17, 2016

Join us for our NYC College Recruitment Fair! Come meet with representatives from both the admissions and athletic departments of universities right here in New York City.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-11-17 2016-11-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: November 17, 2016

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2016-11-17 2016-11-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Time And Place: A Talk with Mierle Laderman Ukeles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/time-and-place-a-talk-with-mierle-laderman-ukeles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/time-and-place-a-talk-with-mierle-laderman-ukeles Date: November 17, 2016

The Department of Sanitation Artist-in-Residence, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, will discuss her pioneering 30+ year residency with the city agency and the evolving landfill-to-landscape at Freshkills with Mariel Villere (Freshkills Park Manager for Programs, Arts and Grants).

Ukeles’ projects have ranged from socially-engaged and performance-based works with sanitation workers, to choreographed machine performances, to monumental environmental art at this landscape, all made possible by time and behind-the-scenes access. Today, while the site is being built incrementally over time, Mariel Villere organizes monthly photography tours in a series called “Capturing Change,” which has become a durational record of the site’s transformation, likewise emphasizing the importance of time for artists making work at and about the landscape as it evolves.

This talk will take place at Staten Island Arts’ Culture Lounge Gallery alongside the "Freshkills Park: Landscape in Motion" exhibit, on display from September 22 through November 26, 2016.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5381

Location: Staten Island Arts

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2016-11-17 2016-11-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.64403490000000000, -74.07253100000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ea941f7cf20.jpg Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Conversation Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/arts-culture-fun-conversation-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/17/arts-culture-fun-conversation-series Date: November 17, 2016

Yanni Brooks, spoken word artist, will grace the stage with an electrifying performance. Yanni's creatively crafted delivery of poetry will leave you on the edge of your seat, wanting more!

Yanni was part of the cast of the Public Theater Mobile Unit’s “The Tempest” at the Delacorte Theater, Central Park. Following the performance there will be an open mic for poetry, readings, acoustic music or dance solos. The Conversation Series is a four-part series encompassing an open mic forum, musical performances and live painting by visual artists. CANVAS is the think-tank where locals and visitors alike are brought together for cultural exchange, art exhibitions, public programs, art creation, indie film screenings, television and radio programming, and multimedia classes. Integral to the mission of CANVAS is that it will be open to community members and organizations to join together in utilizing the space as an incubator to create new ideas, programs, and opportunities with overarching goals to improve the local and global community.

Please RSVP to hold your spot to jennifer.jennings@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-6172

Location: CANVAS Institute of Art, Culture & Civic Engagement

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2016-11-17 2016-11-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.63696590000000000, -74.08103070000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580a4ab7898ea.JPG Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Food Drive]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/holiday-food-drive http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/holiday-food-drive Date: November 18, 2016

Help St. Mary's Recreation Center feed the hungry.

Drop off your donations of canned and dry foods in our lobby for donation. You're also welcome to learn more about us, so please ask if you'd like a tour.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-18 2016-11-18 8:00 am 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Disadvantaged/Minority/Women Owned Business Procurement Opportunities Information Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/procurement-information-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/procurement-information-event Date: November 18, 2016

On November 18, join us at the Beford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp. to learn more about procurement opportunities with NYC Parks.

Sponsored by New Yor City Councilman Cornegy.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 919-0740

Location: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp.

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2016-11-18 2016-11-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68019866943400000, -73.94599914550800000 Wed, 09 Nov 2016 13:15:03 EST
<![CDATA[William P. Folchi 1922 - 1992: A Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition Date: November 18, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-18 2016-11-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - My Father's Son: Photographs by Irwin Silver and Mitchell Silver]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver Date: November 18, 2016

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

This exhibition is open Mondays-Fridays through November 30.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-18 2016-11-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5804ea045a610.jpeg Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:45:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Baby and Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/baby-and-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/baby-and-me Date: November 18, 2016

Enjoy stories, play, and arts activities together.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-18 2016-11-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Exhibit: My Body is a Landscape / The Landscape is a Body]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/art-culture-fun-exhibit-my-body-is-a-landscape-the-landscape-is-a-body http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/art-culture-fun-exhibit-my-body-is-a-landscape-the-landscape-is-a-body Date: November 18, 2016

Arts, Culture & Fun: My Body is a Landscape / The Landscape is a Body by Melissa West and Erik Danielson.

This exhibition of video and photography collects the array of emotions and biological forms that generate a living anatomy: the anatomy of the artist’s own bodies and minds and the anatomy of the landscapes they inhabit.

The exhibit will be on view through November 19. 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. Admission is free.

Please note: Some content in this exhibition contain graphic imagery and may not be appropriate for children. Parent/adult discretion is advised.”

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-18 2016-11-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f3f4becd982.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: November 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-18 2016-11-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: November 18, 2016

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-18 2016-11-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:30:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: November 18, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-18 2016-11-18 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Retro Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/retro-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/18/retro-basketball Date: November 18, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-18 2016-11-18 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/bird-walks Date: November 19, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b369929607c.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: November 19, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 19, 2016

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding at Bartow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/birding-at-bartow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/birding-at-bartow Date: November 19, 2016

The early bird gets the worm! Join Jack Rothman, avid bird watcher and founder of CityIslandBirds.com, on a morning trail walk. With winter approaching, we’ll be on the lookout for woodland species, raptors, waterfowl, and a possible owl.

Registration is required and is first-come, first-served. Maximum number of 25 attendees.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 8:30 am 11:00 am 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58090a0153742.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:30:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk Randall's Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/walk-randalls-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/walk-randalls-island Date: November 19, 2016

The American Heart Association recommends that adults get 150 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. Come walk Randall's Island, get a free pedometer and map, and make exploring and enjoying our pathways a part of meeting that goal!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 830 7722

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhood: Richmond Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/green-neighborhood-richmond-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/green-neighborhood-richmond-hill Date: November 19, 2016

Join the Stewardship team for a day of protecting the street trees of Richmond Hill! Volunteers will be taught how to best care for street trees in the urban forest, as well as the proper techniques and tools needed to do so. Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Space is limited and registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232 x128

Location: 125th Street and Jamaica Avenue

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2016-11-19 2016-11-19 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70097090000000000, -73.82567400000000000 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: November 19, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: November 19, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: November 19, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5792927111995.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: November 19, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[William P. Folchi 1922 - 1992: A Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition Date: November 19, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST