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 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 01:36:27 GMT <![CDATA[The Comadrazo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/the-comadrazo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/the-comadrazo Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

The Comadrazo is new to the Bronx.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Brookville Playground (in Brookville Park)

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

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

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

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

Gallery hours

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4410

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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

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

Bring your own digital camera or smartphone

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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

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

Schedule

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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

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

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

Reserve your tickets!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2065f7e5cbf.PNG Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/wreath-making-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/wreath-making-workshop Date: December 16, 2017

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

Admission is $75. | Buy tickets here

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3554

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

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

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Adults Create Your Own Holiday Wrapping Paper]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/adults-create-your-own-holiday-wrapping-paper http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/adults-create-your-own-holiday-wrapping-paper Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

Kids have fun creating art out of paper.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Talk with Author Bob Brody: 'Playing Catch with Strangers: A Family Guy (Reluctantly) Comes of Age']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/book-talk-with-author-bob-brody-playing-catch-with-strangers-a-family-guy-reluctantly-comes-of-age http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/book-talk-with-author-bob-brody-playing-catch-with-strangers-a-family-guy-reluctantly-comes-of-age Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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

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

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

Bio:

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-12-16 2017-12-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04730d1f3be.jpg Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn Date: December 16, 2017

At the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn, every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, latkes, and gifts for children.

The menorah has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1984. Rabbi Shimon Hecht accompanies community leaders, philanthropists and special guests in lighting this humongous Menorah.

The lighting of this menorah is a leading symbol of Chanukah, publicly reaffirming the celebration of our freedom, inspired by the Maccabean victory of right over might and light over darkness.

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

  • 1st Night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 12 - live concert at 5:30 p.m., menorah lighting at 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 13 - 6:00 pm
  • 3rd Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, December 14 - 6:00 pm
  • 4th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 15 - 3:30 pm
  • 5th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 16 - 7:00 pm
  • 6th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 17 - 5:00 pm
  • 7th Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 18 - 6:00 pm
  • 8th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 19 - 6:00 pm

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan Date: December 16, 2017

See the lighting of the world's largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park from December 12 through December 19!

The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12 through Thursday December 14, at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, and at 5:30 p.m on Sunday December 17 through Tuesday, December 19.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2017-12-16 2017-12-16 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Christmas Bird Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/central-park-christmas-bird-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/central-park-christmas-bird-count Date: December 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

Location: Central Park

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: December 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Wintery Birdy Marionettes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/family-art-project-wintery-birdy-marionettes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/family-art-project-wintery-birdy-marionettes Date: December 17, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a09f8f8a1cd5.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/rangers-choice-forest-park-super-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/rangers-choice-forest-park-super-hike-vigorous Date: December 17, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate to vigorous. Our vigorous hikes are longer, with hills and rugged terrain.

This extensive one-way hike highlights Forest Park's history and its surrounding neighborhoods of Kew Gardens, Glendale, Richmond Hill, and Woodhaven. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, pack a light snack and bring water.

Please note: Registration is required. To register for this event, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration opens on December 6.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69929885864258000, -73.86170196533203000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: December 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Skyline Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground Date: December 17, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths to help beautify Skyline Playground.

We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: Clyde Place and Prospect Avenue (in Skyline Playground)

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R123 Skyline Playground 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.63980198533700000, -74.09018931486700000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 17, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d4b109c20.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Christmas Tree Trimming, Lighting, and Caroling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/christmas-tree-trimming-lighting-and-caroling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/christmas-tree-trimming-lighting-and-caroling Date: December 17, 2017

Help Marion Street Park Block Association trim this year's Christmas tree! Bring your own ornament, or use one of theirs. Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, and sing carols!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Marion Hopkinson Playground

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B110 Marion Hopkinson Playground 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.68168586410000000, -73.91357542220000000 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: December 17, 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 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04bf8b2b093.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: December 17, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Solstice Candle Light Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/winter-solstice-candle-light-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/winter-solstice-candle-light-walk Date: December 17, 2017

This season, the Urban Park Rangers celebrate history, wildlife, the cosmos, and the holidays with a fun-filled, candlelight walk on the Putnam Trail.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f3b6a1c2c9.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn Date: December 17, 2017

At the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn, every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, latkes, and gifts for children.

The menorah has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1984. Rabbi Shimon Hecht accompanies community leaders, philanthropists and special guests in lighting this humongous menorah.

The lighting of this menorah is a leading symbol of Chanukah, publicly reaffirming the celebration of our freedom, inspired by the Maccabean victory of right over might and light over darkness.

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

  • 1st Night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 12 - live concert at 5:30 p.m., menorah lighting at 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 13 - 6:00 pm
  • 3rd Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, December 14 - 6:00 pm
  • 4th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 15 - 3:30 pm
  • 5th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 16 - 7:00 pm
  • 6th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 17 - 5:00 pm
  • 7th Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 18 - 6:00 pm
  • 8th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 19 - 6:00 pm

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan Date: December 17, 2017

See the lighting of the world's largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park from December 12 through December 19!

The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12 through Thursday December 14, at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, and at 5:30 p.m on Sunday December 17 through Tuesday, December 19.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2017-12-17 2017-12-17 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 18, 2017

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

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-18 2017-12-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[My Grown Up & Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/my-gown-up-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/my-gown-up-me Date: December 18, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-18 2017-12-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 18, 2017

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

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

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-12-18 2017-12-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 18, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-18 2017-12-18 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: December 18, 2017

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

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-18 2017-12-18 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 18, 2017

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-18 2017-12-18 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan Date: December 18, 2017

See the lighting of the world's largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park from December 12 through December 19!

The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12 through Thursday December 14, at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, and at 5:30 p.m on Sunday December 17 through Tuesday, December 19.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2017-12-18 2017-12-18 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn Date: December 18, 2017

At the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn, every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, latkes, and gifts for children.

The menorah has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1984. Rabbi Shimon Hecht accompanies community leaders, philanthropists and special guests in lighting this humongous menorah.

The lighting of this menorah is a leading symbol of Chanukah, publicly reaffirming the celebration of our freedom, inspired by the Maccabean victory of right over might and light over darkness.

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

  • 1st Night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 12 - live concert at 5:30 p.m., menorah lighting at 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 13 - 6:00 pm
  • 3rd Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, December 14 - 6:00 pm
  • 4th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 15 - 3:30 pm
  • 5th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 16 - 7:00 pm
  • 6th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 17 - 5:00 pm
  • 7th Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 18 - 6:00 pm
  • 8th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 19 - 6:00 pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-12-18 2017-12-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: December 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 19, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 19, 2017

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

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Linden Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/its-my-park-at-linden-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/its-my-park-at-linden-park Date: December 19, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Man Up Inc to clean up at Linden Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 484-0221

Location: 799 Van Siclen Avenue

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2017-12-19 2017-12-19 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66079830000000000, -73.88590570000000000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 19, 2017

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

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

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle to Art:]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/upcycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/upcycle-to-art Date: December 19, 2017

Adults will DIY upcycle their own bottles and containers in artistic and creative ways.

October: Poe inspired and Steam Punk Bottles & Containers
November: Cardboard Stamps and Cardboard Books
December: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired Wine Bottle

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 19, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: December 19, 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.

Tour Reservations

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 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:44:55 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: December 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization Get Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/communication-and-socialization-get-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/communication-and-socialization-get-together Date: December 19, 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 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 19, 2017

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: December 19, 2017

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

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

Registration is requested.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a58432dd5.jpg Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:29:41 EST
<![CDATA[Klezmer Hanukkah Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/klezmer-hanukkah-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/klezmer-hanukkah-celebration Date: December 19, 2017

Join internationally-renowned tsimbl (hammered dulcimer) player Pete Rushefsky and violinist Jake Shulman-Ment from the Center for Traditional Music and Dance for an afternoon Hanukkah celebration exploring Jewish Klezmer music: the celebratory music of the Jews of Eastern Europe that was transplanted to New York in the early 20th century, and then revitalized by a new generation of musicians beginning in the 1970's.

From soulful spirituals to infectious dance tunes, Klezmer has much to offer listeners of all ages.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/kids-le-petit-art Date: December 19, 2017

Children will create cute miniature works as gifts to give, or keep for themselves. Children may take inspiration from the holiday season and fall colors.

Parents and other adults are invited to participate with their little ones.

October: Fall Inspired Art-Shrinky Dink
November: Up-cycle Yogurt Container and Thanksgiving Greeting Card
December Whimsical Winter Wonder...Shaker

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[JUNIOR KNICKS B-BALL 101 CLINIC - SESSION 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/junior-knicks-bball-101-clinic-session-21 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/junior-knicks-bball-101-clinic-session-21 Date: December 19, 2017

Minimum age: 5 years old
Maximum age: 10 years old

Each session will include:

  • Basketball skills instruction with professional coaches
  • Exclusive Junior Knicks t-shirt for each participant

This program is designed to teach kids the fundamentals of basketball in a structured clinic setting.

Each session is limited to 75 participants and space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pre-registration is required.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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B245 St. John's Recreation Center 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a286d9cbe7cf.JPG Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan Date: December 19, 2017

See the lighting of the world's largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park from December 12 through December 19!

The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12 through Thursday December 14, at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, and at 5:30 p.m on Sunday December 17 through Tuesday, December 19.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2017-12-19 2017-12-19 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[JUNIOR KNICKS B-BALL 101 CLINIC - SESSION 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/junior-knicks-bball-101-clinic-session-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/junior-knicks-bball-101-clinic-session-2 Date: December 19, 2017

Minimum age: 5 years old
Maximum age: 10 years old

Each session will include:

  • Basketball skills instruction with professional coaches
  • Exclusive Junior Knicks t-shirt for each participant

This program is designed to teach kids the fundamentals of basketball in a structured clinic setting.

Each session is limited to 75 participants and space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pre-registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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B245 St. John's Recreation Center 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a28620da5cd7.JPG Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn Date: December 19, 2017

At the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn, every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, latkes, and gifts for children.

The menorah has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1984. Rabbi Shimon Hecht accompanies community leaders, philanthropists and special guests in lighting this humongous menorah.

The lighting of this menorah is a leading symbol of Chanukah, publicly reaffirming the celebration of our freedom, inspired by the Maccabean victory of right over might and light over darkness.

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

  • 1st Night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 12 - live concert at 5:30 p.m., menorah lighting at 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 13 - 6:00 pm
  • 3rd Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, December 14 - 6:00 pm
  • 4th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 15 - 3:30 pm
  • 5th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 16 - 7:00 pm
  • 6th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 17 - 5:00 pm
  • 7th Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 18 - 6:00 pm
  • 8th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 19 - 6:00 pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/wheelchair-basketball Date: December 19, 2017

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 7:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0f6cadfa8b.jpg Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: December 19, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: December 19, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[My Grown Up & Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/my-gown-up-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/my-gown-up-me Date: December 20, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ethan Allen Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/its-my-park-at-ethan-allen-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/its-my-park-at-ethan-allen-playground Date: December 20, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Man Up Inc to clean and beautify at Ethan Allen Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 484-0221

Location: 799 Van Siclen Avenue

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2017-12-20 2017-12-20 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66079830000000000, -73.88590570000000000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 20, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 20, 2017

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

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Yoga Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/shape-up-yoga-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/shape-up-yoga-meditation Date: December 20, 2017

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

For adults.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:44:50 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 20, 2017

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

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

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 20, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/basic-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/basic-sign-language Date: December 20, 2017

Learn basic sign language for communication.

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

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: December 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/bryant-park-public-tours Date: December 20, 2017

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

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

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 20, 2017

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult's Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/adults-le-petit-art Date: December 20, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Living With Deer Information Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/living-with-deer-information-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/living-with-deer-information-session Date: December 20, 2017

White-tailed deer are an important part of New York State's rich ecosystem and are greatly valued by many New Yorkers. However, at high population levels deer can pose significant challenges to human health and safety through deer-vehicle collisions and associations with tick-borne illnesses, and can damage forest biodiversity and tree regeneration.

Learn more about how to coexist with deer by attending this information session, led by NYC Parks' Wildlife Unit, for Staten Island residents.

Seating is limited; please RSVP by emailing wildlifeunit@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1447

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:59:47 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/recycle-to-art Date: December 20, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: December 20, 2017

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341, (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59caba2bd936e.jpg Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: December 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 21, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 21, 2017

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

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Betsy Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/its-my-park-at-betsy-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/its-my-park-at-betsy-head-park Date: December 21, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Man Up Inc to clean and beautify at Betsy Head Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 484-0221

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

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66298798634700000, -73.91218834034200000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 21, 2017

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

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

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 21, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/special-express-arts Date: December 21, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: December 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 21, 2017

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Olympic Sports Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/special-olympic-sports-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/special-olympic-sports-training Date: December 21, 2017

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Double Dutch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/double-dutch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/double-dutch Date: December 21, 2017

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

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

For ages six-17

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Gaits Soundscape 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/the-gaits-soundscape-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/the-gaits-soundscape-2017 Date: December 21, 2017

Celebrate the winter solstice with an immersive soundwalk along the High Line. Participants become performers as your footsteps are turned into sounds, creating a collective, whimsical music piece including twinkling metallic sounds, electric guitar chords, dulcimer notes, and water splashes. Inspired by Phil Kline's annual Unsilent Night, the original score was composed by Lainie Fefferman, Jascha Narvenson, and Cameron Britt for the High Line.

Download the iPhone or Android application and join the fun starting at 5:30 p.m. when we'll be registering participants and distributing small wearable speakers* for the duration of the event to the first 100 participants. The walk begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. on the street level below the High Line at Gansevoort and Washington Streets, moves through the park, and ends at West 30th Street.

*If you own a small portable speaker, bring it along to use during the soundwalk. Also, if you own a phone that doesn't have a headphone jack please make sure to bring an adapter.

This High Line public program is free and open to visitors of all ages. Advance RSVP is strongly encouraged to secure your spot.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 606-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.73939895629883000, -74.00820159912110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a26cbcb074fd.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/wheelchair-basketball Date: December 21, 2017

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69109ec702.jpg Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: December 21, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa514d21db.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Solstice Silent Yoga Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/winter-solstice-yoga-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/winter-solstice-yoga-celebration Date: December 21, 2017

Welcome the season at this joyful Winter Solstice Silent Yoga Celebration! Join us for this unique yoga experience with an individual practice done in a group setting. This class will use "Sound Off" wireless glowing headphones -- which let you hear the teacher's voice at the perfect level, while completely immersing you in movement and music. This wonderful session will begin with an open meditation then move into a long vinyasa. Please bring your own mat, blankets, and props.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a295f5d151d5.jpg Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:15:01 EST