NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:57:26 GMT <![CDATA[It’s My Park: Volunteer Along the Trails With Us]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-my-park-day-volunteer-along-the-trails-with-us http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-my-park-day-volunteer-along-the-trails-with-us Date: October 21, 2017

Join us for a fulfilling day of volunteering outdoors in the Greenbelt to help keep the trail system in great hiking and running condition.

Children are welcome with an adult chaperone and community service credit is available. Tools and gloves will be provided. Please dress for the weather and terrain.

For more information about this event, please contact the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy at (718) 667-2165 ext. 311 or via email volunteer@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x 311

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58380126953125000, -74.12329864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97cc71935e.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Leaf Crowns and Fairy Houses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/family-art-project-leaf-crowns-and-fairy-houses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/family-art-project-leaf-crowns-and-fairy-houses Date: October 21, 2017

Sit with your wee ones and listen to stories of the “people of the mounds,” the fairies and elves found in Celtic mythology, as told by guest storyteller Marianne McShane and her blue harp. Then travel into Wave Hill’s woodland, and, using only natural materials and a bit of jute twine, create your own tiny, fairy-sized dwelling using found sticks, leaves, moss and bark, or string together a series of autumn leaves to form a fall wand or crown—and behold the magic!

At 11:00 a.m. and at noon, guest musicians Terry McCann, a guitarist and singer, and Stephen Gara on the uilleann pipes (a delicate version of the standard bagpipe), the flute and the tin whistle, offer a short concert of Irish jigs, reels and songs. The pair will also visit Wave Hill’s woodland with their instruments, to serenade the aos sí and lead a short autumn fairy parade.

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

Photo: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b99f709ba7a.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: October 21, 2017

Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the way!

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baca8418d84.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Preparing Your Garden for Winter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/preparing-your-garden-for-winter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/preparing-your-garden-for-winter Date: October 21, 2017

Autumn is here, and it’s time to put the garden to bed for the season. Join QBG Farm and Compost staff to learn how to care for your soil during fall and winter. We’ll discuss soil testing, cover crops, mulch, and compost application.

Please note: Registration is required; please register at prepwintergarden.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a5a64b2bfee.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/conference-house-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/conference-house-inside-out Date: October 21, 2017

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

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

Presented by the Conference House Association and NYC Parks.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a99b414c942.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Running Wild: Introduction to Trail Running]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/running-wild-introduction-to-trail-running http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/running-wild-introduction-to-trail-running Date: October 21, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59aeeab18fb2a.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Garden Work Days: NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project Date: October 21, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc. Bring a water bottle, sun hat, closed-toed shoes, and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Registration is requested.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983ab09b99d5.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: October 21, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: October 21, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

  • Free bike riding classes and bike skills training
  • Explore exciting Bronx sites: Concrete Plant Park, Starlight Park, Crotona Park, Drew Playground, and Gouverneur Playground
  • Physical activity for family and adults of all ages: 10 years and older

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to sign waiver but they can ride with group
  • Adults must be present to sign waiver and get fitted for a bicycle helmet

For more information, or to check for cancellations, call Mr. James at (347) 261-1764

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/green-team Date: October 21, 2017

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

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: October 21, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9a6a7555ff.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Greenbelt Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/rangers-choice-greenbelt-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/rangers-choice-greenbelt-hike-moderate Date: October 21, 2017

Experience an autumn hike with the Urban Park Rangers through the woods of La Tourette Park. The elevated multipurpose trails reveals the beauty of Richmond Creed.

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Hiking programs feature different levels of intensity.

Our moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, bring water and a light snack.

Please note: Registration is required to participate in this hike. Registration opens on October 11; please register at our Urban Park Rangers Registration Page.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Forest Hill Road and Alaska Place (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.57189278858900000, -74.16770935058600000 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/farmhouse-family-day Date: October 21, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 21, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a0704c4c0c7.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk: Trees of Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/fall-foliage-walk-trees-of-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/fall-foliage-walk-trees-of-prospect-park Date: October 21, 2017

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

Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66555303613600000, -73.97154068946800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2def80fc21.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park: Olmsted's Vision]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/central-park-olmsteds-vision http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/central-park-olmsteds-vision Date: October 21, 2017

Today, the name of Frederick Law Olmsted is closely associated with Central Park. As a designer, he helped create the layout and look of the park.

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), the father of American landscape architecture, may have more to do with the way America looks than anyone else. Beginning in 1857 with the design of Central Park in New York City, he created designs for thousands of landscapes, including many of the world's most important parks.

Join the Ranger's for a stroll through Central Park and discover the vision Frederick Olmsted had for the design of the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77619934082031000, -73.97589874267578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2de98cf66b.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wallabout Historic Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/wallabout-historic-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/wallabout-historic-walking-tour Date: October 21, 2017

On the third Saturday of each month in 2017, the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, in collaboration with FGPC hosts a FREE guided walking tour through the historic Wallabout neighborhood north of Myrtle Avenue.

The neighborhood, most of which is listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places, has a beautiful mix of pre-Civil War homes and late 19th century industrial buildings. The walk will discuss how the neighborhood has developed since the Dutch first arrived in the early 1600s and highlight notable residents and landmarks.

The 90 minute guided tour begins in Fort Greene Park, includes a 1.3 mile walk, and concludes at 99 Ryerson Street.

FREE, registration required. Please register on eventbrite.

Special thank you to tour collaborators American Opera Projects and The Walt Whitman Project.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59761f00f28bd.jpg Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-happening-celebrating-50-years-of-public-art-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-happening-celebrating-50-years-of-public-art-in-nyc-parks Date: October 21, 2017

This year NYC Parks is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Art in the Parks program. Since its creation in 1967, Art in the Parks has featured over 2,000 works of art. On Saturday, October 21, NYC Parks is transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate this milestone. Art lovers, families, and park-goers will be delighted by free art exhibits, performances, and hands-on art workshops in Central Park’s beautiful East Pinetum field.

As NYC Parks’ public art program took shape in the 1960s, artistic events called “happenings” popped up in parks across the city. Blurring the line between art and everyday life, these fleeting performances combined sculpture, music, theater, dance, and poetry. They varied in size and sophistication, but always relied on audience participation.

NYC Parks’ 50th anniversary celebration "It’s Happening!" captures the same creative spirit with dynamic public artworks, hands-on workshops, and performances.

Presented by TD Bank

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: East Pinetum (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78189849853515600, -73.96410369873047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d7877dbd30.jpg Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/halloween-festival Date: October 21, 2017

Join NYC Parks & New York City Council Member Eric Ulrich for a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, face painting, games, a pumpkin patch, music, a visit from the Nature Company, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park)

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Q094 Tudor Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67319869995117000, -73.85469818115234000 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Fiction Writers: Diversity in Science Fiction and Fantasy: Presenting Latin@ Rising]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/bronx-fiction-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/bronx-fiction-writers Date: October 21, 2017

Latinx writers discuss how to write mystery, science fiction, and horror, and how to get published. Plus, they celebrate a new collection of science fiction and fantasy stories. Scheduled to Appear: Matthew David Goodwin (editor), Marcos Santiago Gonsalez, Carlos Hernandez, Carl Marcum, Richie Narvaez, Sabrina Vourvoulias and Pedro Zagitt.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Second Annual Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/2nd-annual-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/2nd-annual-harvest-festival Date: October 21, 2017

Smiling Hogshead Ranch is an entirely volunteer-run urban farm and community space in Long Island City, Queens. Founded in 2011, the Ranch is growing and invites the community at large to a hybrid garden party, street fair, and classic fall carnival. Join us for a day of fun activities, entertainment, food, drink, and a silent auction, as they raise funds for our 2018 season.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Smiling Hogshead Ranch

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2017-10-21 2017-10-21 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74296765434700000, -73.94364686270500000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/outdoor-skills-fire-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/outdoor-skills-fire-making Date: October 21, 2017

Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn: NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: October 21, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.

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

Registration requested

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a68067632.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/wave-hill-history-walk Date: October 21, 2017

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9a0a7e0c96.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walk for Families: PARKitecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/discovery-walk-for-families-parkitecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/discovery-walk-for-families-parkitecture Date: October 21, 2017

Help us to decode the sculpted secrets of Bethesda Terrace, and discover how nature inspires Central Park's art and design.

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bac96a5822c.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science, and Nature Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/convergence-philosophy-science-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/convergence-philosophy-science-and-nature Date: October 21, 2017

Lines of Philosophy, Science and Nature meet to produce a show of original art; paintings, photography, mosaics and installation art. Presented by Zephyr Art Group and NYC Parks.

Artists: Linda Butti, Joyce Malerba Goldstein, Robert Padovano, Nancy Quin, Robert Sherman, Elizabeth Sollazzo, Noel Sutherland, Sharon Wasserstein and Deborah Woodbridge

Curated by Deborah Woodbridge

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Open Saturdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm and by Appointment

Free Admission

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c5424a7fe85.jpg Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Performance: Joiri Minaya, "Containers"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/outdoor-performance-joiri-minaya-containers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/outdoor-performance-joiri-minaya-containers Date: October 21, 2017

Head to the Monocot Garden to experience Call & Response artist Joiri Minaya’s outdoor performance. Performers in tropical print body-suits will move through a variety of poses, in response to the site-specific audio narratives emanating from the garments. Complementing the tropical plants and the history of the Monocot Garden, these narratives will focus on human and plant camouflage and hyper-visibility.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bae330699f5.png Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: October 21, 2017

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: October 21, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Ustad Shafaat Khan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/music-in-the-garden-ustad-shafaat-khan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/music-in-the-garden-ustad-shafaat-khan Date: October 21, 2017

Sitar and tabla Maestro Ustad Shafaat Khan is a world-renowned Indian classical musician who has performed with Stevie Wonder and has released three historic CDs produced by Dr. Deepak Chopra. Enjoy Maestro Khan’s blend of Indian classical and folk music as he is joined by his fusion group “East Meets West” and presents music that reflects heritage that can be traced back to the sixteenth century.

Sponsored by Astoria Bank and Kupferberg Center for the Arts.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-21 2017-10-21 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a5a9aa39534.JPG Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/the-night-sky Date: October 21, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Sunday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market Date: October 22, 2017

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

Sunday market reopens for a fifth season July 30, 2017 on the farm, with a series of healing events which highlight the value of herbs and non-invasive healing modalities for humans. This year, the farm has embarked on a 3 year scale up campaign in order to create the infrastructure needed to educate our community and operate an herbal distribution program which supplies local herbs and herbal products to the natural healing community.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/farmers-market Date: October 22, 2017

Through the efforts of Friends of Cunningham Park, Inc. and the Jamaica Estates Civic Association we are happy to announce a weekly farmers market. The market will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Sunday. At the market you will be able to meet the farmers and purchase local dairy, vegetable, fruit, and meat products, as well as baked goods and drinks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/prospect-park-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/prospect-park-walking-tours Date: October 22, 2017

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on a guided walking tour of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn. The tour will examine the park’s many layers of natural and human history, from the landscape design to architectural eras visible in the built environment, to stories about how people have enjoyed the park over time.

Presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Parkside & Ocean Avenue entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65517425537109400, -73.96237945556640000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour de Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/tour-de-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/tour-de-bronx Date: October 22, 2017

Join nearly 6,000 cyclists as they hit the road for the Tour de Bronx, the largest free cycling event in New York State.

With a choice of either a 25- or 40-mile course through the borough’s 61 neighborhoods, there will be fun for families, casual riders, and avid bicyclists.

Cyclists of all ages, as well as children, participate in this annual event. Every year local, national, and even international visitors make their way to the Bronx just to be a part of the “Big Bronx Ride!”

Presented by the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Transportation Alternatives and produced by the Bronx Tourism Council, the Tour de Bronx promotes bicycling and pedestrian environmentally-friendly methods of travel.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b2ada3514ed.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Leaf Crowns and Fairy Houses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/family-art-project-leaf-crowns-and-fairy-houses1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/family-art-project-leaf-crowns-and-fairy-houses1 Date: October 22, 2017

Sit with your wee ones and listen to stories of the “people of the mounds,” the fairies and elves found in Celtic mythology, as told by guest storyteller Marianne McShane and her blue harp. Then travel into Wave Hill’s woodland, and, using only natural materials and a bit of jute twine, create your own tiny, fairy-sized dwelling using found sticks, leaves, moss and bark, or string together a series of autumn leaves to form a fall wand or crown—and behold the magic!

At 11AM and at noon, guest musicians Terry McCann, a guitarist and singer, and Stephen Gara on the uilleann pipes (a delicate version of the standard bagpipe), the flute and the tin whistle, offer a short concert of Irish jigs, reels and songs. The pair will also visit Wave Hill’s woodland with their instruments, to serenade the aos sí and lead a short autumn fairy parade.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b99f709ba7a.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: October 22, 2017

Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the way!

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bace3b065a3.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: High Bridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/historic-new-york-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/historic-new-york-high-bridge Date: October 22, 2017

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.

Water is life! During New York's early years, clean water was paramount to the success of our great metropolis. The Croton Aqueduct brought the water we needed to combat disease and fire. Hike across the High Bridge with the Urban Park Rangers and learn how New York City's oldest standing bridge actually brought water from the Bronx to Manhattan and allowed our city to grow into the 20th century.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: West 170th Street and University Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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X120 Highbridge Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.84209823608400000, -73.92630004882800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2e27825c47.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Photography Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/fall-foliage-photography-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/fall-foliage-photography-scavenger-hunt Date: October 22, 2017

Bring your own digital camera or smart phone to capture evidence of your scavenger clues.

Work on your own or as a team, in this fun family friendly program.

Registration for this program begins on October 16. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers Registration page.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2e1fb3d922.JPG Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yogathon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/yogathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/yogathon Date: October 22, 2017

Peace and serenity awaits on the infield of Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. Take moment for yourself, learn to relax and free you mind via the calming words and movements of Ocean Breeze Yoga instructors. This event will bring together all levels of Yoga participants and provide an atmosphere of learning and collaboration. Modifications can be made for all participants and skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: October 22, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains. The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays at noon and on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present. All participants must sign a liability waiver.

Please note: You must arrive at noon, as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

About Village Community Boathouse
Village Community Boathouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit run by volunteers, based on the south side of Pier 40 on the Hudson River. While our community rowing programs are free, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. Your donations make our program possible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-10-22 2017-10-22 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/forest-crew Date: October 22, 2017

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.

College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded!

Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Rangers Choice: Nature Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/rangers-choice-nature-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/rangers-choice-nature-art Date: October 22, 2017

We love kids’ crafts, especially ones that incorporate natural elements and a child’s imagination.

Join the Urban Park Ranger's and create beautiful works of art by using natural materials provided by nature.

To participate in this program, please register on Wednesday, October 11 at our Urban Park Rangers Registration page.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75007010229800000, -73.80746781826000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2e3ec740f0.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/fall-foliage-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/fall-foliage-hike Date: October 22, 2017

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping.

The changing colors of autumn are in full swing! Come with the Urban Park Rangers and explore the many different tree species of Bloomingdale Park.

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) 967-3542

Location: Lenevar Avenue and Ramona Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53555741248300000, -74.20811891555800000 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: October 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf07381f7d.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dyed in Queens Demonstrations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/dyed-in-queens-demonstrations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/dyed-in-queens-demonstrations Date: October 22, 2017

Artist-in-residence Jess Brey experiments with Queens Botanical Garden-grown botanicals to extract natural dyes! Observe her process as she pushes plants to their limit by applying resist and mordant techniques to create art.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-22 2017-10-22 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599f4b66c0c5a.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:44:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: October 22, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Foliage Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/foliage-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/foliage-walk Date: October 22, 2017

Join us for a guided walk along our waterfront to view the gorgeous fall colors in our horticultural areas and wetlands!

Participants can learn about why changes in leaf color occur, the chemical representation of each of the colors, and why the leaves of different species turn different hues. In addition to the breathtaking views along the waterfront, participants will be guided through our salt marsh and our recently completed woodland path!

Hot beverages will be provided.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bf024f4b097.JPG Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 22, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a06cd57d111.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:29:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/storytime-craft Date: October 22, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.

Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-22 2017-10-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a5845c387f9.JPG Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Flow.17 Meet the Artist PhotographyTour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/flow17-meet-the-artist-photographytour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/flow17-meet-the-artist-photographytour Date: October 22, 2017

"Can photography change how we see our surroundings? What comprises a beautiful photograph? How can photography and history interrelate?

Join Randall's Island Park Alliance's selected 2017 FLOW artist Rose DeSiano to address these questions, and take some photographs of your own! We'll meet at 2:00 p.m. to learn about this year's FLOW art pieces, discuss some of Randall's Island's history, and talk about photographic composition and story-telling. Bring your camera or camera phone (RIPA will also offer a few instant film cameras to borrow for the event) and spend the afternoon capturing Island images that you can take home with you. We hope you'll return throughout the year to continue your photographic journey on Randall's Island.

This event is free and family-friendly. All are welcome!

The FLOW art series is planned in conjunction with the Randall's Island Park Alliance, the Bronx Museum and NYC Parks.

Please note: This event was previously scheduled for October 21.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ff9d80e145b.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Orionids Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/astronomy-orionids-meteor-shower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/astronomy-orionids-meteor-shower Date: October 22, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. The Orionids is an average shower, producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Owl's Head Park House (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.63930130004883000, -74.03199768066406000 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/23/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/23/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-23 2017-10-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/23/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/23/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: October 23, 2017

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: The Rose Garden

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2017-10-23 2017-10-23 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66912421916000000, -73.96799683573600000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:45:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/23/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/23/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: October 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-23 2017-10-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 24, 2017

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

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 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/fitness-walk Date: October 24, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 24, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: October 24, 2017

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/biweekly-gardening-club Date: October 24, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: October 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 24, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a0704c4c0c7.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization Get Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/communication-and-socialization-get-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/communication-and-socialization-get-together Date: October 24, 2017

This event is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and pictures. College students are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: October 24, 2017

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: October 24, 2017

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:26 EST
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/gallery-tour Date: October 24, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow leads a tour of the current exhibition in Glyndor Gallery. This fall, the entire gallery is given over to new site-responsive projects honoring the tenth anniversary of Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space. Call & Response showcases the work of 50 artists who have exhibited in this unique venue, in projects ranging from art objects created from natural materials gathered onsite, to sound pieces, outdoor installations and performance works.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59aee838df38b.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: October 24, 2017

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Season Extension and Cover Crops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/season-extension-and-cover-crops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/season-extension-and-cover-crops Date: October 24, 2017

Harvest your greens and root veggies well into December with low tunnels and row cover. We’ll discuss and build some simple season extension methods. We’ll also discuss and plant a cover crop seed mix.

Registered GreenThumb community gardeners will be eligible to receive row cover and cover crop seeds, while supplies last!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Howard Garden

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2017-10-24 2017-10-24 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.66360092163100000, -73.91929626464800000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: October 24, 2017

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: October 24, 2017

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-10-24 2017-10-24 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59357922a9d5a.jpg Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Exercise with Nancy Bruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning Date: October 25, 2017

Join us for free fitness walks in Mornngside Park led by exercise consultant Nancy Bruning. The sessions will include a variety of exercises that use park features such as stairs, benches, and retaining walls to work every muscle group.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 318-8544

Location: 123rd Street Park House (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-10-25 2017-10-25 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.80199813842800000, -73.95999908447300000 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm and Compost Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days Date: October 25, 2017

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-25 2017-10-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929753eed195.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 25, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-25 2017-10-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/basic-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/basic-sign-language Date: October 25, 2017

Learn basic sign language for communication.

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

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-25 2017-10-25 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: October 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-25 2017-10-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/bryant-park-public-tours Date: October 25, 2017

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

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

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-10-25 2017-10-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/farm-open-hours Date: October 25, 2017

Drop in at the Queens Botanical Garden Farm to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, QBG Farm demonstrates the link between sustainable farming and composting in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-25 2017-10-25 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592976bb8a458.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike at the Greenbelt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/evening-group-hike-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/evening-group-hike-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center Date: October 25, 2017

Join us for our weekly evening hike where we will cover 4 or 5 miles. There are some small climbs but it's fairly easy. You will probably see parts of the Greenbelt and the trail system that you haven't seen before!

Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required. The hike is moderately paced; bring a headlamp along as it will begin to get dark out when we return! We go in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. Always check the Greenbelt Conservancy's Facebook page for updates on changes or cancellations.

Sponsored by generous funding from Councilmember Joseph Borelli.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-10-25 2017-10-25 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9be1b970ba.png Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 26, 2017

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

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 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 26, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/fitness-walk Date: October 26, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds Date: October 26, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a3e79ea5f.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/biweekly-gardening-club Date: October 26, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: October 26, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a8a4f2d96.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: October 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Yards Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/hudson-yards-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/hudson-yards-farmers-market Date: October 26, 2017

Buy fresh produce and prepared foods every Thursday at the Hudson Yards Farmers Market in front of the #7 train station on 34th Street between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: No. 7 Train Station Entrance (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75485486389800000, -74.00079272883600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59663faeb1d6f.jpg Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Olympic Sports Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/special-olympic-sports-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/special-olympic-sports-training Date: October 26, 2017

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 13:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/tour-the-battery Date: October 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/pumpkin-painting-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/pumpkin-painting-bronx Date: October 26, 2017

It's that time of year to use your creative chops and turn pumpkins into festive decorations. GreenThumb will have pumpkins and paint ready - please bring any other supplies and decorations to add to the beauty of your seasonal creation. This is a great workshop for the whole family!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: United We Stand Community Garden

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2017-10-26 2017-10-26 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.80530166626000000, -73.91529846191400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599d9b124ac56.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Halloween Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/seniors-halloween-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/seniors-halloween-dance Date: October 26, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Senior Whole Health for an evening of dancing, refreshments, a costume contest, and music!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/wheelchair-basketball Date: October 26, 2017

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69109ec702.jpg Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Track Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/open-track-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/open-track-night Date: October 26, 2017

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59fca4a92b.jpg Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow Date: October 26, 2017

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

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

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78425352978800000, -73.98408865928600000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 27, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-27 2017-10-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-27 2017-10-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Girls Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/girls-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/girls-basketball-clinic Date: October 27, 2017

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

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

All skill levels are welcome!

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2017-10-27 2017-10-27 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Second Annual Halloween Movie Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/second-annual-halloween-movie-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/second-annual-halloween-movie-night Date: October 27, 2017

Join us for our youth and family friendly movie night featuring Toy Story's Tower of Terror beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Ocean Breeze Park. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be shown in the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. We invite youngsters to come dressed in costume!

After the children's movie showing, at 7:30 p.m., Ocean Breeze will host a Halloween movie suitable for older audiences. The film is to be announced.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-10-27 2017-10-27 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:05 EDT