NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:45:04 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Exhibit: My Body is a Landscape / The Landscape is a Body]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/art-culture-fun-exhibit-my-body-is-a-landscape-the-landscape-is-a-body http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/art-culture-fun-exhibit-my-body-is-a-landscape-the-landscape-is-a-body Date: November 9, 2016

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

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

The exhibit will be on view through November 19. The Gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays. Admission is free.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-09 2016-11-09 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f3f4becd982.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: November 9, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-09 2016-11-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: November 9, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-09 2016-11-09 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Winter Supply Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/greenthumb-winter-supply-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/greenthumb-winter-supply-giveaway Date: November 9, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Chenchitas Community Garden

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2016-11-09 2016-11-09 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79719924926758000, -73.94660186767578000 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Party with Mark Fisher Fitness in Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park Date: November 9, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-11-09 2016-11-09 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fd237647fe9.png Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Learn to Play Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/adults-learn-to-play-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/adults-learn-to-play-volleyball Date: November 9, 2016

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

Recreation Center membership and registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-09 2016-11-09 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Connections 2016]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/community-connections-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/community-connections-2016 Date: November 9, 2016

NYC community park group leaders are invited to share information, make new friends, and learn about the resources that Partnerships for Parks and our partner organizations have to offer.

City Parks Foundation Executive Director Heather Lubov and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, will honor the Partnerships Academy fellows and mentors who took their dedication to their parks to the next level by participating in the Partnerships Academy Fellowship, a six-month long training program.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5346

Location: Gran Morsi

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2016-11-09 2016-11-09 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.71432290000000000, -74.00776690000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ee8b34a22bd.JPG Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:44:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Parks Initiative: Audubon Playground Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/community-parks-initiative-audubon-playground-community-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/community-parks-initiative-audubon-playground-community-input-meeting Date: November 9, 2016

With your help, NYC Parks will transform Audubon Playground through a complete capital renovation. Attend our community input meeting to share your ideas and shape the future of your park.

This project is a part of the Community Parks Initiative. Through this program, NYC Parks is investing $285 million to work with communities to improve parks across all five NYC boroughs.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-11-09 2016-11-09 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580a4e5db7e85.JPG Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: November 9, 2016

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2016-11-09 2016-11-09 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Learn to Play Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/09/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: November 9, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-09 2016-11-09 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:44:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 10, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-11-10 2016-11-10 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Food Drive]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/holiday-food-drive http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/holiday-food-drive Date: November 10, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-10 2016-11-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - My Father's Son: Photographs by Irwin Silver and Mitchell Silver]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver Date: November 10, 2016

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

This exhibition is open Mondays-Fridays through November 30.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-10 2016-11-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5804ea045a610.jpeg Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:45:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/greenbelt-peepers Date: November 10, 2016

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

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-11-10 2016-11-10 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:45:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/shape-up-nyc-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/shape-up-nyc-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: November 10, 2016

Join us for this adult Shape Up class featuring stretches and exercises to world music for fitness, health, and well-being.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-10 2016-11-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Exhibit: My Body is a Landscape / The Landscape is a Body]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/art-culture-fun-exhibit-my-body-is-a-landscape-the-landscape-is-a-body http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/art-culture-fun-exhibit-my-body-is-a-landscape-the-landscape-is-a-body Date: November 10, 2016

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

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

The exhibit will be on view through November 19. The Gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays. Admission is free.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-10 2016-11-10 11:00 am 0:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: November 10, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-11-10 2016-11-10 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: November 10, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-10 2016-11-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/fall-foliage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/fall-foliage Date: November 10, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-11-10 2016-11-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58062aff3fb7e.JPG Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:45:24 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: November 10, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Father Popieluszko Square to beautify and clean up at McCarren Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 838-4671

Location: Father Popieluszko Square (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-11-10 2016-11-10 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72294774759800000, -73.95237588882400000 Wed, 09 Nov 2016 10:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: November 10, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-11-10 2016-11-10 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/ed-center-open-hours Date: November 10, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-11-10 2016-11-10 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: November 10, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-10 2016-11-10 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Parks Without Borders: Van Cortlandt Park Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/parks-without-borders-van-cortlandt-park-community-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/parks-without-borders-van-cortlandt-park-community-input-meeting Date: November 10, 2016

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

This project will focus on the southwestern corner of Van Cortlandt Park at the entrance adjacent to the 242nd Street 1 Line subway station. Join NYC Parks at a Community Input Meeting to share your ideas and shape the future design of the southwestern corner of Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Horace Mann School

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2016-11-10 2016-11-10 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.89381120000000000, -73.89795590000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580a5033c17e9.jpg Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tastings at Calumet Hall: Scotch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/tastings-at-calumet-hall-scotch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/10/tastings-at-calumet-hall-scotch Date: November 10, 2016

Celebrating the brief period in which the Morris-Jumel Mansion served as a tavern, come partake in a discussion and tasting of libations synonymous with the colonial period.

This month’s focus will be scotch.

For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-11-10 2016-11-10 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:30:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Food Drive]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/11/holiday-food-drive http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/11/holiday-food-drive Date: November 11, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

This exhibition is open Mondays-Fridays through November 30.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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

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

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

The exhibit will be on view through November 19. The Gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays. Admission is free.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-11 2016-11-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f3f4becd982.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Honor Our Veterans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/11/honor-thy-veteran http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/11/honor-thy-veteran Date: November 11, 2016

St. James Afterschool program will pay tribute to our veterans with handmade thank you notes and cards. Students will show their appreciation and thanks to all participating Veterans. Veterans are invited to a free morning and afternoon of sports and fitness.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-11-11 2016-11-11 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Of Nature: Symposium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/11/of-nature-symposium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/11/of-nature-symposium Date: November 11, 2016

How do artists engage communities, increase awareness about urban ecology, and conduct projects that remediate environmental problems? Be part of the conversation at this all-day symposium, which brings together wide-ranging thinkers and spotlights New York City projects with a focus on the Bronx. Wave Hill is convening a day of discussions to accompany the retrospective Jackie Brookner: Of Nature. The topics and presenters reflect her interest in collaboration, water, remediation, and community action, and brings together a range of approaches and methods from artists of different generations. The format includes a mix of dialogues and short presentations, with time for exchange and conversation.

Morning Session

  • Lenore Malen: Jackie Brookner as a Force
  • Mierle Laderman Ukeles (artist) and Amy Lipton (guest co-curator): Remediation as a Strategy
  • Hana Iverson (artist and curator), The Breath Project
  • Jan Mun (artist), Greenpoint Bioremediation Project

Afternoon Session

  • City as Living Laboratory Projects, artist/designer led projects that address specific environmental concerns in the Bronx: Bob Braine(artist), Habitat Fountains; Juanli Carrión (artist), Outer Seed Shadow #03; Alexander Levi (architect, Slo Architecture), Finding Tibbets Brook; Mary Mattingly (artist), Dewitt Clinton Food Forest
  • Alicia Grullón (artist), Percent for Green
  • Stacy Levy (artist) and Jennifer McGregor (Wave Hill Senior Curator): Water as an activator

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-11-11 2016-11-11 10:30 am 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f563756f4d1.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:30:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: November 11, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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

Join Central Park Conservancy tour guides on this walk through Central Park, and through time, to see how generations of New Yorkers have used the Park as a place to remember and honor our veterans. Highlights of this tour include Maine Monument, Merchant's Gate, Heckscher Ballfields, 7th Regiment Memorial, S. Rankin Drew Memorial, Navy Terrace and Navy Walk, 307th Infantry Regiment Memorial, Red Cross Memorial Flagpole, 107th Infantry Regiment Memorial, and the Arsenal. The route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-11 2016-11-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5306638ca12c2.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/11/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/11/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: November 11, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-11 2016-11-11 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Skate Day at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/11/family-skate-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/11/family-skate-day Date: November 11, 2016

Come out and enjoy an evening of skating, music, face painting, and more!

Sponsored by Council Member I. Deneek Miller

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 276-8686

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2016-11-11 2016-11-11 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Retro Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/11/retro-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/11/retro-basketball Date: November 11, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-11 2016-11-11 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/bird-walks Date: November 12, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b369929607c.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: November 12, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Rosemary's Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-rosemarys-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-rosemarys-playground Date: November 12, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Rosemary's Playground to clean up at Rosemary's Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (917) 806-1854

Location: Woodward and Madison Entrance (in Rosemary's Playground)

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Q398 Rosemary's Playground 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.70403963403500000, -73.90413343906400000 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 12, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: November 12, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: November 12, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.

This year, the market will continue to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. We have also worked feverishly to improve the environment and delivery of services to market shoppers through strategic improvements in the physical infrastructure and by partnering with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to increase our local visibility and foot traffic in the markets. That partnership will offer us additional market days at sister market sites in the immediate community, and to host several cultural festivals in the market and garden, author readings in the childrens garden, bike tours which complement our natural programming, and increase advertising and promotions of both markets.

The Large Market will continue its Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains at the newly-improved cooking island area in September; offer eggs and herbs for sale from the Hattie Carthan chicken coops and new herbal farm, and will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, eggs, and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs—The Mixed Basket weekly Program and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Seaside Wildlife Nature Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-seaside-wildlife-nature-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-seaside-wildlife-nature-park Date: November 12, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Natural Resources Protective Association to clean the shoreline at Seaside Wildlife Nature Park of washed-up debris and garbage. We look forward to cleaning up the beach with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

Location: Nelson Avenue and Tennyson Drive (in Seaside Wildlife Nature Park)

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R145 Seaside Wildlife Nature Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.53997039794922000, -74.14317321777344000 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:44:35 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Canal Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-canal-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-canal-park Date: November 12, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Canal Park Conservancy and other neighbors to plant flower bulbs for spring color! We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Street and Canal Street Entrance (in Canal Park)

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M379 Canal Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.72513942763800000, -74.01013441710800000 Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Astoria Park's Bocce Ball Court]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-astoria-park-bocce-ball-court http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-astoria-park-bocce-ball-court Date: November 12, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Astoria Park Bocce Ball Court to paint the bocce ball court and plant daffodil bulbs alongside of it at Astoria Park. We look forward to beautifying the bocce court with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5913

Location: Bocce Ball Court

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2016-11-12 2016-11-12 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.78032205542700000, -73.92216300964400000 Fri, 04 Nov 2016 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[William P. Folchi 1922 - 1992: A Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/william-p-folchi-1922-1992-a-retrospective-exhibition Date: November 12, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: November 12, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: November 12, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5792927111995.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: November 12, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: November 12, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577556987c806.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Childhood Math Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/early-childhood-math-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/early-childhood-math-program Date: November 12, 2016

Back by popular demand! Ms. Carole Mulligan will be teaching a free early math program for kids ages three to six.

Register by emailing education@dyckmanfarmhouse.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2dd566da32.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/fall-foliage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/fall-foliage Date: November 12, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58062a1300d38.JPG Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:45:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Dances with Leaves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/family-art-project-dances-with-leaves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/family-art-project-dances-with-leaves Date: November 12, 2016

Toss fall leaves in the wind, walk through a giant leaf pile, or use them to fashion a festive crown. Make artful arrangements to carry home, and explore the earthy colors of fall in paper leaf-prints and framed hangings.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58067cf598ad9.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bushwick Compost Workday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/bushwick-compost-workday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/bushwick-compost-workday Date: November 12, 2016

Join New York Restoration Project as we continue building a compost windrow in our storage facility. Learn about compost as we add food scraps from our local partners at BedStuy Fresh and Local and Saraghina Restaurant, and garden clippings from our many gardens throughout Brooklyn and Queens.

We will also spend time painting some posts in front of the garden and pulling out weeds.

Wear closed-toed shows and clothing that can get dirty.

Tools, gloves, and water will be provided,. Lunch will also be provided at this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Aberdeen Street Community Garden

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2016-11-12 2016-11-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.68349838256836000, -73.90497589111328000 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/behind-the-lens-discover-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/behind-the-lens-discover-fort-tryon-park Date: November 12, 2016

Bring your camera and join naturalist and photographer Mike Feller as you capture the park's natural assets, such as rock outcrops, foliage, trees, and plant species from behind the lens. Mike will discuss nature photography strategies for dealing with difficult lighting situations, lens and zoom choice for perspective control, and demonstrate the use of a large format film camera.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5807dc7a25385.jpg Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-astoria-park Date: November 12, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Astoria Park Alliance, in partnership with New York Cares, to do a general cleanup and pick up fallen leaves at Astoria Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Field House (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77502492032400000, -73.92419397831000000 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:45:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Leaf Crunch 2016]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-thomas-jefferson-park Date: November 12, 2016

This It's My Park fall season, come out to Thomas Jefferson Park for Leaf Crunch 2016!

Love your neighborhood park? Support your park by raking leaves this fall! We’ll compost the leaves and donate the finished material to local greening projects. Bring your friends and family! We’ll provide the tools and snacks!

RSVP to NYCCompostProject@dsny.nyc.gov by Nov. 5th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.93669891357422000 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:45:28 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Yellowstone Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-yellowstone-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-yellowstone-park Date: November 12, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Yellowstone Park Alliance to clean up the park and plant daffodil bulbs. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park House (in Yellowstone Park)

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Q425 Yellowstone Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72600705057200000, -73.84810126582300000 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Irving Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-irving-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-irving-square-park Date: November 12, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Irving Square Park to plant bulbs and weed at Irving Square Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Flagpole (in Irving Square Park)

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B049 Irving Square Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69209266190100000, -73.90964245796200000 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:44:35 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Straus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-straus-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-straus-park Date: November 12, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Straus park to plant flower bulbs for spring. We look forward to cleaning up and beautifying the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 316-6531

Location: Straus Park

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M085 Straus Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80179977416992000, -73.96820068359375000 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:44:35 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at MacDonald Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-macdonald-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/its-my-park-at-macdonald-park Date: November 12, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of MacDonald Park to clean up MacDonald Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5965

Location: Center Circle Meeting Location (in MacDonald Park)

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Q207 MacDonald Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72229409222800000, -73.84714602124700000 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:59:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Belvedere’s Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/discovery-walks-for-families-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/discovery-walks-for-families-belvederes-kingdom Date: November 12, 2016

Explore the landscape surrounding Belvedere Castle in full fall glory—the expansive views from Vista Rock, colorful blooms of Shakespeare Garden, and the diverse flora and fauna of Turtle Pond.

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5819f78ddd21e.jpg Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Winter Supply Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/greenthumb-winter-supply-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/greenthumb-winter-supply-giveaway Date: November 12, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2016-11-12 2016-11-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.94750213623047000 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Exhibit: My Body is a Landscape / The Landscape is a Body]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/art-culture-fun-exhibit-my-body-is-a-landscape-the-landscape-is-a-body http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/art-culture-fun-exhibit-my-body-is-a-landscape-the-landscape-is-a-body Date: November 12, 2016

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

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

The exhibit will be on view through November 19. The Gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays. Admission is free.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f3f4becd982.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Meet Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/crochet-meet-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/crochet-meet-group Date: November 12, 2016

This is a friendly group of parents interested in learning crochet to teach their child.

Materials needed: 1 skein light colored #4 yarn, 1 pair short knitting needles #8, tapestry needle for weaving, and measuring tape.

This program is for parents of children with special needs.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 10:30 am 11:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Hike: Putnam Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/fall-foliage-hike-putnam-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/fall-foliage-hike-putnam-trail Date: November 12, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e437aa0f779.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/birding Date: November 12, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:30:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: November 12, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:40 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Winter Is Coming, Prepare for the Off Season]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/greenthumb-workshop-winter-is-coming-prepare-for-the-off-season http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/greenthumb-workshop-winter-is-coming-prepare-for-the-off-season Date: November 12, 2016

Learn how to prepare your garden for winter so you can get a head start on the growing season.

We’ll go over proper storage of tools, winter compost maintenance, and general garden cleanup. All registered GreenThumb gardens are required to be maintained in a safe and orderly condition throughout all seasons.

RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Herbal Garden of East New York

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2016-11-12 2016-11-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67405098534600000, -73.88859576745900000 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:45:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Screenwriting Process]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/screenwriting-process http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/screenwriting-process Date: November 12, 2016

This writing series will workshop the following topics: Discovering Visual Elements; Creating Characters; Plots and Outlines; Proper Screening Format; How to Make Natural Character Dialogue; Emphsaizing Character Development; How to Find Inspiration from the World Around You; and Discovering Genre.

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 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:30:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Lenape Thanksgiving]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/rangers-choice-lenape-thanksgiving http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/rangers-choice-lenape-thanksgiving Date: November 12, 2016

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

Inwood Hill Park continues to have a vivid connection to the native people of this country. The Rangers will guide you to historic sites within the park and discuss the culture of the Lenape people. Participants will learn about their daily customs and their knowledge of the forest, and sample forest-sourced food items, which were the staples of a Lenape diet.

Registration is required.

How to Register
To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration will open from October 30.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Vintage Camera Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/vintage-camera-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/vintage-camera-day Date: November 12, 2016

Marvel at the art of photography with hands on demonstrations and displays of vintage cameras.

BYOC (Bring Your Own Camera)!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c3527dab968.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/ed-center-open-hours Date: November 12, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: November 12, 2016

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.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Main entrance across from the Vermont Place Parking Lot

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2016-11-12 2016-11-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68682208700500000, -73.88909471035000000 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:30:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Woodland Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/discovery-walks-for-families-woodland-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/discovery-walks-for-families-woodland-wonderland Date: November 12, 2016

Get “lost” with us in the Ramble! Explore how this carefully planned woodland provides habitat for a variety of wildlife. Discover who calls the forest floor, the Lake shoreline, and the treetops their home.

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5819f7f239db4.jpg Mon, 07 Nov 2016 13:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[OCEARCH Ship Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/ocearch-ship-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/ocearch-ship-tours Date: November 12, 2016

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

RSVPs are recommended for this free event. RSVP here.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5823384d8e9ff.JPG Wed, 09 Nov 2016 11:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park Date: November 12, 2016

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 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 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/fall-foliage1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/fall-foliage1 Date: November 12, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58062d620da27.JPG Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:45:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: November 12, 2016

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

Tired of conventional exercise or gym workouts? We have an exciting, fun, innovative and creative way for you to work out and exercise... we call it "Soccer Aerobics!" This fun new workout focuses on cardiovascular and strength exercises; coordination, speed and agility, all while you learn and develop the skill to play and compete in the sport.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Paper Cup Penguin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/paper-arts-crafts Date: November 12, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts and crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

Kids will make paper cup penguins. December, make an adorable caterpillar from paper.

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 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Living with Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/living-with-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/living-with-deer Date: November 12, 2016

Join the Urban Park Rangers and Greenbelt Educators to learn about deer. Play a deer survival game, hike outdoors to look for signs of deer (buck rubs, scat, hoof prints, chewed twigs), and learn five tips to follow to promote a healthy coexistence with these animals.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5804e3117622f.png Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:45:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Set Up and Pose Studio Lighting Photo Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/arts-culture-fun-set-up-pose-studio-lighting-photo-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/arts-culture-fun-set-up-pose-studio-lighting-photo-workshop Date: November 12, 2016

Participants will learn basic techniques of studio photography lighting and setting up equipment for a portrait shoot. Everyone will get to pose for their portrait and experience the different effects lighting has in photography. We encourage participants to bring their own cameras.

Melanie Gonzalez is a Bronx-based digital media artist, freelancer and graduate of the City College of New York. Her photography has a concentration on portraiture with an editorial aesthetic. She is also a recent recipient of the2015 Arts Fund Grant awarded by the Bronx Council of the Arts. Melanie’s mission as a New York based artist is to mesh the worlds of high art and street style into her photographs, videos, or spaces. She continues to create work under the identity Melanie Gonzalez ART, which produces photo and video works. www.melaniegee.com

Space is limited so please RSVP on eventbrite at PhotoStjames2.eventbrite.com

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c5c296d22fd.jpg Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/astronomy Date: November 12, 2016

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

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipment is provided. Stargazing is best on clear cloud free nights. In case of cloud cover, Rangers will be prepared with additional related activities.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.51152924134900000, -74.21006000042000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f553436f48b.jpg Wed, 05 Oct 2016 15:30:16 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: November 13, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: November 13, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: November 13, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Manhattan Beach Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/its-my-park-at-manhattan-beach-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/its-my-park-at-manhattan-beach-park Date: November 13, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Manhattan Beach Dog Run Association to plant bulbs and beautify the park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 885-3142

Location: Bath House (in Manhattan Beach Park)

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B251 Manhattan Beach Park 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.57701060842500000, -73.94414530499800000 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:44:35 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: November 13, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577546f0a23e2.png Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/fall-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/fall-birding Date: November 13, 2016

Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River provides the perfect habitat for resident and migrating birds. Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Birders of all levels are welcome. Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission to the grounds.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58067d478d142.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Dances with Leaves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/family-art-project-dances-with-leaves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/family-art-project-dances-with-leaves Date: November 13, 2016

Toss fall leaves in the wind, walk through a giant leaf pile, or use them to fashion a festive crown. Make artful arrangements to carry home, and explore the earthy colors of fall in paper leaf-prints and framed hangings.

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 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58067db548c0b.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[The Silver Challenge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/the-silver-challenge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/the-silver-challenge Date: November 13, 2016

Specifically designed for older adults, this special event is geared towards health and wellness. Join us to test your fitness capabilities with six easy fitness tests. You’ll meet new people and break a sweat!

  • Upper body - arm curl test
  • Lower body - chair stand test
  • Aerobic - 6 minute walk test
  • Agility - 8 foot up and go test
  • Upper body flexibility - back stretch test
  • Lower body flexibility - chair sit and reach test

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/birding Date: November 13, 2016

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.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 110th Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.80184383105200000, -73.96099954843500000 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:30:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Creature Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/creature-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/creature-clues Date: November 13, 2016

Explore Clove Lakes Park with the Urban Park Rangers as they look for clues that were left behind by animals. We'll look for nests, holes, rubs, scat, and tracks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.62360000610351600, -74.11830139160156000 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:30:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: November 13, 2016

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 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[B2B: Bartow to Bartow Challenge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/b2b-bartow-to-bartow-challenge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/b2b-bartow-to-bartow-challenge Date: November 13, 2016

Get fit and learn about the history of your own backyard at the same time!

Join Bartow-Pell Mansion docent, Co-op City resident, and runner Amelia Zaino for a fun, casual run/walk along the restored Hutchinson River Greenway to the museum. Refreshments and house tours await you—free!

Then enjoy a return run/walk back to Co-op City. Total distance is approximately 5K. Rain or shine.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Entrance to the Hutchinson River Greenway

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2016-11-13 2016-11-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86840333957100000, -73.82138070370500000 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Yellow Trail South]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/trail-of-the-month-yellow-trail-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/trail-of-the-month-yellow-trail-south Date: November 13, 2016

Starting at High Rock Park, take a trek to Moses Mountain, travel through Buck's Hollow and then continue onward through Southwest LaTourette. This fast-paced hike will be over 8 miles in length.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 11:00 am 3:30 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580fd1038b6d8.jpg Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:45:03 EDT