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 03:59:11 GMT <![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/discovery-walks-for-families-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/discovery-walks-for-families-gardens Date: October 8, 2017

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: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/prospect-park-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/prospect-park-walking-tours Date: October 8, 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: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Fall Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/birding-fall-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/birding-fall-migration Date: October 8, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourge you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dyckman Street and Broadway

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<![CDATA[Deer Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/deer-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/deer-exploration-hike Date: October 8, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Trek through this part of the Staten Island Greenbelt with the Urban Park Rangers, as we explore where deer roam through our city.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Our Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/the-amazing-maize-maze-x http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/the-amazing-maize-maze-x Date: October 8, 2017

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

Don't miss "Maze by Moonlight on Sat, Oct 14, and Sat. Oct 21, when the maze stays open until 9:00 pm! (last ticket sold at 9:00) Visitors will use the starry sky (or flashlights) to guide them through their adventure.
*There is a $20.00 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on Sun, 10/29 for the Children's Fall Festival.

Photo credit Skyview Survery.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97c73f0b3e.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 8, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: October 8, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour Date: October 8, 2017

Join us for a free walking tour of World's Fair sites in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

The tours continue the second Sunday of each month through November. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. and meet at the Unisphere.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

No registration is required. Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/family-nature-walk Date: October 8, 2017

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. No registration required.

Children ages six and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b993689419a.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pre-Concert Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/preconcert-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/preconcert-tea Date: October 8, 2017

Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Mark Twain Room prior to today’s concert in Armor Hall. The Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas. This traditional tea service includes the four classic elements of savory, scones, sweets and tea. The menu, presented by Great Performances, includes an array of tea sandwiches, scones and bite-sized desserts. Afternoon Tea also includes a glass of sparkling wine.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b994cec3714.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/forest-crew Date: October 8, 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 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 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[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 Date: October 8, 2017

Join us for a free walking tour of World's Fair sites in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

The tours continue the second Sunday of each month through November. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. and meet at the Unisphere.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

No registration is required. Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: October 8, 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: 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 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bace3b065a3.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/fall-foliage-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/fall-foliage-walk Date: October 8, 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Highland Avenue Entrance (in Captain Tilly Park)

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.71079601552100000, -73.79861783981300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d5d17db73.JPG Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours & Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table Date: October 8, 2017

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plus, check out our activity table every weekend from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-08 2017-10-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599c9fecedab3.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: October 8, 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 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 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[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 8, 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 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 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[Concert: Bridget Kibbey & The Sebastians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/concert-bridget-kibbey-the-sebastians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/concert-bridget-kibbey-the-sebastians Date: October 8, 2017

Sensational harpist Bridget Kibbey, declared “a marvel” by The New York Times, joins forces with members of The Sebastians, an ensemble known for “elegant string playing... immaculate in tuning and balance” (Early Music Today). J.S. Bach’s monumental Toccata & Fugue in D minor will be part of their inspired program that re-imagines masterpieces of this Baroque master, adapted by Kibbey for harp and early-instrument string quartet.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b995e11b4dc.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: October 8, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/nature-photography-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/nature-photography-fort-tryon-park Date: October 8, 2017

Bring your camera and join photographer Michael Palma as you capture the park's natural assets, such as rock outcrops, foliage, trees, and plants from behind the lens. Mike will discuss nature photography strategies for dealing with difficult lighting situations, lens and zoom choice for perspective control, and composition, using the New York City scenic landmark Fort Tryon Park and its many vistas.

Please note: Space is limited to 12 people per workshop. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

This program is supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b6f3084eaef.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fall Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours Date: October 9, 2017

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.

Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-10-09 2017-10-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 9, 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 2017-10-09 2017-10-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: October 9, 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 2017-10-09 2017-10-09 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[Conference House: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/conference-house-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/conference-house-inside-out Date: October 9, 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 2017-10-09 2017-10-09 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[CANCELLED: Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: October 9, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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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2017-10-09 2017-10-09 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66912421916000000, -73.96799683573600000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/the-amazing-maize-maze-x http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/the-amazing-maize-maze-x Date: October 9, 2017

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

Don't miss "Maze by Moonlight on Sat, Oct 14, and Sat. Oct 21, when the maze stays open until 9:00 pm! (last ticket sold at 9:00) Visitors will use the starry sky (or flashlights) to guide them through their adventure.
*There is a $20.00 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on Sun, 10/29 for the Children's Fall Festival.

Photo credit Skyview Survery.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-09 2017-10-09 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97c73f0b3e.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 9, 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 2017-10-09 2017-10-09 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[Falconry Presentation: Skyhunters in Flight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/falconry-presentation-skyhunters-in-flight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/falconry-presentation-skyhunters-in-flight Date: October 9, 2017

Watch hawks, falcons and owls sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting outdoor flight demonstration with master falconer Brian Bradley.

Hear about the ancient sport of falconry and see live raptors from around the world.

Ages eight and older are welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-09 2017-10-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9980da5681.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: October 9, 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 2017-10-09 2017-10-09 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[Columbus Day Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/columbus-day-garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/columbus-day-garden-highlights-walk Date: October 9, 2017

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

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 2017-10-09 2017-10-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a07162d5a1d.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 10, 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 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 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/2017/10/10/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/fitness-walk Date: October 10, 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 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 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/2017/10/10/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 10, 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 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/conference-house-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/conference-house-inside-out Date: October 10, 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 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 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[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/biweekly-gardening-club Date: October 10, 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 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 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[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: October 10, 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 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 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[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: October 10, 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 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 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[Communication and Socialization Get Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/communication-and-socialization-get-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/communication-and-socialization-get-together Date: October 10, 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 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 10, 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 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 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[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 10, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

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 Pool (103rd 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 the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/gallery-tour Date: October 10, 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 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 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/2017/10/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: October 10, 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 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 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[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: October 10, 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 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 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[Composting with Bokashi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/composting-with-bokashi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/composting-with-bokashi Date: October 10, 2017

Learn about the bokashi composting method, how to ferment all food waste, how to use fermented food waste in soil, to feed earthworms, or to add to your existing composting setup, and how to make your own bokashi fermentation starter.

Facilitated by Shig Matsukawa, community gardener at El Sol Brillante, and GreenThumb

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: El Sol Brillante Community Garden

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2017-10-10 2017-10-10 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.72833310000000000, -73.98013180000000000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: October 10, 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 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 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/2017/10/10/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: October 10, 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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2017-10-10 2017-10-10 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/2017/10/11/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning Date: October 11, 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 2017-10-11 2017-10-11 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.80199813842800000, -73.95999908447300000 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: October 11, 2017

Join us for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.

The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond.

After the walk, we hope you will linger to enjoy the nation's largest perennial garden open 365 days free to the public! Learn more about The Battery at thebattery.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-10-11 2017-10-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a038b068626.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 11, 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 2017-10-11 2017-10-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm and Compost Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days Date: October 11, 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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2017-10-11 2017-10-11 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[Basic Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/basic-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/basic-sign-language Date: October 11, 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 2017-10-11 2017-10-11 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 11, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-11 2017-10-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/bryant-park-public-tours Date: October 11, 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 2017-10-11 2017-10-11 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/2017/10/11/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/farm-open-hours Date: October 11, 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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2017-10-11 2017-10-11 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/2017/10/11/evening-group-hike-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/evening-group-hike-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center Date: October 11, 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 2017-10-11 2017-10-11 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[NYC Parks and The Center Proudly Present OUT IN THE OPEN: Suited]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/nyc-parks-and-the-center-proudly-present-out-in-the-open-suited http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/nyc-parks-and-the-center-proudly-present-out-in-the-open-suited Date: October 11, 2017

OUT IN THE OPEN is a collaboration between NYC Parks and The Center in observance of October's National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ History Month. Join us, along with the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, for a free Movies Under the Stars film screening!

Suited follows six clients who get measured and fitted for new suits at Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn-based tailoring company that specializes in clothing for people who are LGBTQ, gender-nonconforming, or nonbinary. Rated TV-14 (Parental guidance recommended).

A panel will precede the documentary with Rae Tutera from Bindle & Keep moderating.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome! Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for information about accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by October 6.

About The Center
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center fosters a welcoming environment where everyone is celebrated for who they are. The Center offers the LGBT communities of New York City: health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment and cultural events; recovery, wellness, parenthood and family support services. Open 365 days a year, visit their location at 208 West 13 Street or gaycenter.org.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: James J. Walker Park (in James J Walker Park)

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M038 James J Walker Park 2017-10-11 2017-10-11 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.72949981689453000, -74.00669860839844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9853f6d19e.gif Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 12, 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 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 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/2017/10/12/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 12, 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 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/fitness-walk Date: October 12, 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 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 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/2017/10/12/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds Date: October 12, 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 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 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[Conference House: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/conference-house-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/conference-house-inside-out Date: October 12, 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 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 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[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/biweekly-gardening-club Date: October 12, 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 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 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/2017/10/12/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: October 12, 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 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 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/2017/10/12/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: October 12, 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 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 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[Toddler Pumpkin Patch Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/toddler-pumpkin-patch-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/toddler-pumpkin-patch-bash Date: October 12, 2017

Join us for a day full of fun! Pick out your favorite pumpkin (while supplies last), create fall crafts, and participate in games.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@pakrs.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by October 9.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Playground

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2017-10-12 2017-10-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77127522466800000, -73.98890602911400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b6f648cb2d2.png Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Yards Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/hudson-yards-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/hudson-yards-farmers-market Date: October 12, 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 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 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/2017/10/12/special-olympic-sports-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/special-olympic-sports-training Date: October 12, 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 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 13:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/tour-the-battery Date: October 12, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project Reading Room at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/the-uni-project-reading-room-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/the-uni-project-reading-room-at-washington-square-park Date: October 12, 2017

The Uni Project will be in Washington Square Park to offer reading, drawing, and hands-on activities that let New Yorkers embrace the act of learning. Stop by the open-air reading room for a day of fun!

Free and open to all.

The Uni Project is supported by the NYC Parks Department and a Washington Square Park Conservancy Community Arts Grant.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 2:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.73202185833100000, -73.99852752685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c92c3de0b50.png Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fall Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours Date: October 12, 2017

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.

Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Triangular Double Raised Bed Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/triangular-double-raised-bed-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/triangular-double-raised-bed-design Date: October 12, 2017

Need a raised bed for a corner or just looking for interesting raised bed designs? Come learn how to measure angles and put together a triangular, double-height raised bed.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: 462 Halsey Community Garden

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2017-10-12 2017-10-12 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.68259811401400000, -73.93530273437500000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/wheelchair-basketball Date: October 12, 2017

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

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 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 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[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark Date: October 12, 2017

We added more dates by popular demand! Join artist Amy DiGi for a rooftop watercolor painting and monotypes printmaking workshop, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League program!

Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing and composition. You'll get to take home your painting! Supplies are provided for you. No experience is necessary.

Amy DiGi is a United States Coast Guard Artist and is included in their permanent collection. She is also an artist in the prestigious Art in Embassies
Program. Amy studied at the League and received her MFA from Lehman College and BFA from Pratt Institute. She exhibits prolifically in the New York area.

In case of rain we move indoors.

Space is limited so please RSVP to hold your spot on Eventbrite at https://amydigi2017.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2017-10-12 2017-10-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599ee1967d6e0.JPG Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Track Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/open-track-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/open-track-night Date: October 12, 2017

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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

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

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

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-408-0243

Location: De Witt Clinton Park

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M022 De Witt Clinton Park 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.76819992065430000, -73.99430084228516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597b6ed8186b7.gif Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 13, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/conference-house-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/conference-house-inside-out Date: October 13, 2017

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

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

Presented by the Conference House Association and NYC Parks.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a99b414c942.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Girls Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/girls-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/girls-basketball-clinic Date: October 13, 2017

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

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

All skill levels are welcome!

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

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

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59935fa5805c6.JPG Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Photo Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/arts-culture-fun-photo-night-with-props http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/arts-culture-fun-photo-night-with-props Date: October 13, 2017

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

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

More events:

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

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

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

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

About the Public Art:

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

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

Photo Credit: T. Pope jackson

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9856b671d4.jpg Tue, 05 Sep 2017 09:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents: Teen Summit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/nyc-parks-presents-teen-summit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/nyc-parks-presents-teen-summit Date: October 13, 2017

Join us for the J. Hood Wright Teen Summit. An inter-generational program for teens and adults to discuss careers, education, health, wellness and community service. There will be activities such as sports, fitness, technology and games. All teens are welcome!

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by October 10.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Beauty and the Beast (2017)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 Date: October 13, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5966436e11b4e.gif Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Allison Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-allison-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-allison-pond-park Date: October 14, 2017

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 248-4838

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

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R052 Allison Pond Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 8:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63831534864300000, -74.10274819544500000 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/bird-walks Date: October 14, 2017

Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: October 14, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Socrates Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/socrates-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/socrates-farmers-market Date: October 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947f17e651b7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lafayette Ave Mall Greenstreet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-lafayette-ave-mall-greenstreet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-lafayette-ave-mall-greenstreet Date: October 14, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue Mall Greenstreet

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

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

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

Registration is required; please register here

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.49897907737100000, -74.24443340301500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2a448c5739.JPG Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Saturday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market Date: October 14, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodworking: Bird Feeder Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/woodworking-bird-feeder-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/woodworking-bird-feeder-workshop Date: October 14, 2017

Using basic woodworking tools, assemble a one-of-kind sculptural bird feeder for your garden’s avian friends with master woodworker, author and Wave Hill Director of Facilities Frank Perrone. The finished project can be mounted on a pole or hung from a wire, just in time for winter birdwatching!

No carpentry experience required. Ages 12 and older are welcome with an adult. Space is limited.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:30 am 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9992149f32.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: October 14, 2017

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

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599ed127a329c.JPG Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: October 14, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

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

Please note:

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

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

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Metropolitan Olympic Weightlifting Championship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/metropolitan-olympic-weightlifting-championship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/metropolitan-olympic-weightlifting-championship Date: October 14, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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

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

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

Presented by the Conference House Association and NYC Parks.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Running Wild: Introduction to Trail Running]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/running-wild-introduction-to-trail-running http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/running-wild-introduction-to-trail-running Date: October 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59aeeab18fb2a.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[NY Mycological Society Walk Fungus Among Us]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/fungus-among-us-fungi-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/fungus-among-us-fungi-walk Date: October 14, 2017

We'll be joining experts from the New York Mycological Society touring the island to search for mushrooms and other fungi that can be found on Randall's Island.

The cool moist weather of fall is when many fungi begin to fruit, and is the only time they'll be visible above ground in order to spread their spores. These mysterious but potent organisms have the ability to break down pollution and rebuild the environment, functioning as natures nervous system and making nutrients availible in soil.

Join as we explore the park looking for and help us document these incredible organisms!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c12c259cb73.JPG Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:45:02 EDT