NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:50:10 GMT <![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: September 23, 2017

An exhibition of site-specific artworks by Andrea Arroyo will be on view at Maggie’s Garden and Friendship Garden in Harlem, through October 31, 2017.

“Women with Wings” will feature a series of artworks inspired by the women of New York, including the historical and contemporary women who make Uptown Manhattan a diverse and vibrant community. Each piece, executed in mixed media and repurposed materials, is integrated within the natural environment of plants, grass and other elements of each garden. “Women with Wings” creates a multi-level conversation bridging local culture, nature and history that connects the past and the present.

Artworks include “Maggie’s Pearls of Wisdom”, a piece executed in acrylic, repurposed materials and beads, integrated with a Magnolia tree and inspired by the legacy of Maggie Burnett, beloved Harlem resident and founder of Maggie’s Garden, and “Women in Movement” a piece featuring multiple women silhouettes on multiple wheels hanging from light posts inside the garden.

Exhibition Hours

This exhibit is on view at Maggie's Garden (564 West 149th Stree, Manhattant) on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to sundown; Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Fridays at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The exhibit is on view at Friendship Garden (499 W. 150th Street, Manhattan) on Monays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 50:00 p.m.; Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maggie's Garden (NYRP),Friendship Garden

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.82849884033200000, -73.94809722900400000; 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: September 23, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

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

Please note:

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

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

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: September 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baca8418d84.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[17th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/17th-annual-major-league-wheelchair-softball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/17th-annual-major-league-wheelchair-softball-tournament Date: September 23, 2017

Join us to watch the tournament!

In the 17th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament, three wheelchair softball teams sponsored by Major League Baseball franchises compete: the New England Rolling Red Sox, New York Mets and New York Yankees.

Wheelchair softball is very similar to slow pitch softball, with some exceptions geared toward the wheelchair user. Players compete on hard surfaces and use a bigger ball, which allows the wheelchair user to catch the ball in one hand without a glove. Various teams will compete to be the champions of this tournament. Players, using sports wheelchairs, are comprised of both men and women.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.70140075683600000, -73.85299682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59badc5b589c3.jpg Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/garden-volunteer-day Date: September 23, 2017

We'll be doing a number of tasks including spreading woodchip in walkways; building planter boxes for outside the fence to share herbs and veg with neighbors; plant winter harvest crops; clean out shed in preparation of building shelves; and other general cleanup.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patchen Community Square

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68654690000000000, -73.92680100000000000 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/green-team Date: September 23, 2017

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

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: September 23, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Birding Road Trip]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/rangers-choice-birding-road-trip http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/rangers-choice-birding-road-trip Date: September 23, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots.

The Urban Park Rangers will offer this expedition to a variety of Brooklyn parks in search of early fall migrants.

Registration
Registration is required. Participants will be chosen by lottery. To register, please visit The Urban Park Rangers' registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday, September 13.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Wave Hill Ecology in a Bowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/family-art-project-wave-hill-ecology-in-a-bowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/family-art-project-wave-hill-ecology-in-a-bowl Date: September 23, 2017

Be inspired by the local hilly landscape that makes up the waves of Wave Hill. Use small items found on the grounds and sculpt with air-dry clay, rocks, sticks and moss, plus other up-cycled materials. You may even add water to create mini pools and invent your own mini ecological landscape system.

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59944c2503cd2.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Woodland Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/saturday-woodland-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/saturday-woodland-corps Date: September 23, 2017

Help the Alliance restore the woodlands with a team of dedicated volunteers committed to on site, ongoing care of the park’s 250 acres of forest.

Please note: volunteers must be able to lift and carry 10 pounds in order to participate in these activities.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: September 23, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9a6a7555ff.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Lower Manhattan GreenThumb Gardener Brunch Mixer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/lower-manhattan-greenthumb-gardener-brunch-mixer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/lower-manhattan-greenthumb-gardener-brunch-mixer Date: September 23, 2017

GreenThumb invites gardeners in lower Manhattan to hear what’s new with GreenThumb, mix and mingle with fellow gardeners, and connect to more resources.

Please RSVP to bit.ly/gtbrunchmixer or call (212) 602-5324, or you can email anthony.reuter@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5324

Location: Green Oasis and Gilbert Sculpture Garden

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74649810791015600, -73.98130035400390000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[35th Annual Queens County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/35th-annual-queens-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/35th-annual-queens-county-fair Date: September 23, 2017

Join us at one of our most popular events of the year!

Don't miss this traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts and crafts, and more. The fair features pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, and children's entertainment.

Dance the day away at the Bavarian Beer Garden with an Irish band (Sat) and German band (Sun). Check out the Con Edison Ecology booth where you can adopt a worm for your home compost bin, get gardening and recycling tips, and enjoy free crafts for kids. Our corn maze opens this weekend, and we'll have craft and food vendors at the farm all day.

Enter to win in our Blue Ribbon Competition! Prizes available for Arts, Crafts, Baking, Canning, Vegetables, Floral Arrangements, and Junior Arts and Crafts. To request your Entry Journal, please email info@queensfarm.org with your mailing address or stop by our Welcome Center in September to pick one up.

(Photos courtesy of QCFM)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597a49e4f1449.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Grown's Fall Harvest Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/harlem-growns-fall-harvest-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/harlem-growns-fall-harvest-fair Date: September 23, 2017

The Fall Harvest Fair invites the community to join in our largest harvest of the year and participate in family-friendly activities; such as, cooking, games, and a scavenger hunt across three of our farm locations!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-0113

Location: Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81401870000000000, -73.94272870000000000 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvest Festival at Hollenback Community Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/harvest-festival-at-hollenback-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/harvest-festival-at-hollenback-community-garden Date: September 23, 2017

Mark your calendars for Hollenback Community Garden's annual fundraising event. Meet the gardeners and take a tour, enjoy pizza from the grill, shop in the pop-up shop, or jam on the ukulele! There will be craft activities for kids, and a raffle to win prizes from local businesses.

Food
We'll be selling pizza slices (made on the grill) that can be topped with herbs from the garden.

Pop-Up Shop
New and used books (donated by garden members); baked goods (baked by garden members); garden-sourced crafts: seed kits, potted succulents, smudge sticks, scented sachets (made by garden members)

Raffle
Guests can enter to win prizes from a variety of businesses, including restaurant gift certificates, cooking classes, movie tickets, gift baskets, and more

Music
The Clinton Hill Ukulele Social Club will swing by to play some tunes. They'll bring some extra ukes with them, so that anyone can join! All levels are welcome.

Kids Activities
Kids of all ages can make their own seed heads to grow at home, plus seed shakers to use as musical instruments.

Contest
Hollenback gardeners will compete for Best Produce (tomatoes and more!), Best Preserves (jams, sauces, pickles!), and the Great Apple Bake-Off (using apples from our tree!)

Block Party
The neighborhood block party will take place along Washington Avenue, between Gates Avenue and Greene Avenue. There will be live music, a DJ, food and snacks, plus various activities for kids, including a bounce house, face painting, a visit from the NYC Fire Department, and more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (925) 949-3485

Location: Hollenback Community Garden

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68512200000000000, -73.96560100000000000 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Tompkinsville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park Date: September 23, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Island Voice as they beautify Tompkinsville Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 273-6160

Location: Tompkinsville Park

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R024 Tompkinsville Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63740158081055000, -74.07640075683594000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Morningside Lights: The Secret Gardens Procession]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/morningside-lights-the-secret-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/morningside-lights-the-secret-gardens Date: September 23, 2017

Morningside Lights: The Secret Gardens kicks off on September 16, 2017 and runs until September 23, 2017. Participants are invited to create lanterns inspired by Harlem's horticultural gems and the resourceful visionaries that tend them. This year's Morningside Lights celebrates the neighborhood's deep tradition of civic activism that blossoms in the gardens carefully cultivated in its many reclaimed spaces.

Each day's workshop activities are a step in the process as our lanterns take shape from idea to final product. Visit morningside-lights.com/schedule for a daily menu of activities, but please note the activities are subject to change based on our progress. No experience is necessary.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Family craft table, Down to Earth Farmers Market (110th Street and Manhattan Avenue)
Families with children are invited to create their own small lanterns to carry in the procession.

7:00 p.m.
Rehearsal for lantern carriers
Morningside Park, (120th Street and Morningside Avenue)
Lanterns are assigned first-come, first-served beginning at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

8:00 p.m.
Procession begins in Morningside Park (116th Street and Morningside Avenue)
Meet at the start to walk in the procession, or join in anywhere along the route.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 854-9574

Location: 110th Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park),Down to Earth Farmers Market,116th Street and Morningside Avenue (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.80184383105200000, -73.96099954843500000; 40.80112660000000000, -73.95968060000000000; 40.80609933455000000, -73.95931780338300000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/the-amazing-maize-maze2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/the-amazing-maize-maze2 Date: September 23, 2017

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

Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.

Maze by Moonlight
Don't miss Maze by Moonlight on Saturday, October 14 and Saturday, October 21, 2017 when the maze stays open until 9:00 p.m.! Visitors will use the starry sky (or flashlights) to guide them through their adventure. Maze by Moonlight costs $12 per adult and $7 per child (ages 4 to 11). This event is free for kids ages 3 and younger.

Please note: There is a $20.00 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on Sunday, October 29 for the Children's Fall Festival.

Photo credit Skyview Survey.

Sponsored by conEdison

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97c73f0b3e.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: September 23, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New york City and places often off-limits to the general public. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city's rich history, or just an hour to unplug from the world.

Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike of Deere Park while learning about the forest.

Moderate Hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. For this program, we recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes or boots.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Staten Island Boulevard and Shields Place (in Deere Park)

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R115 Deere Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60731324383800000, -74.10352921485900000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/birding Date: September 23, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: 138th Place and 11th Avenue (in Powell's Cove Park)

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Q461 Powell's Cove Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78821945190400000, -73.83127593994100000 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 23, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598df806c8ef6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: September 23, 2017

Enjoy free yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain, which opens June 20. Bring a yoga mat, water, and sunscreen, and wear comfortable clothes. All levels are welcome!

This weekly class will take place on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. from June 3 to October 14 (except July 1 and September 2).

This free event is sponsored by lushretreats.com for Circadia!

Meet at the flag pole between the monument and Visitor's Center. This yoga class will take place on the lawn in front of the Ft. Greene Park Visitor Center. Circadia is an interactive luminescent sculpture and seating system made from concrete and glow sand, which acts as a guide to the park entrance. Resembling a historic building foundation, Circadia also mimics the park's rolling hills and the natural rhythms found in nature.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943e0805358f.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: September 23, 2017

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 60 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listened to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

A variety of stories will be shared in Celebration of Diane Wolkstein, curated by Rachel Zucker.

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Hooked]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/get-hooked http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/get-hooked Date: September 23, 2017

At Get Hooked, children have the opportunity to learn about the wildlife living in the waters surrounding Randall’s Island. Come out to the park to learn, explore, and fish!

Activities include fishing (catch and release), games, arts and crafts, and more.

All equipment is provided. Suitable for kids ages seven and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589103e2d30b0.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 23, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: September 23, 2017

Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park! Dance in the sun and get fit with friends at West Harlem Piers Park.

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ShapeUpNYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/shapeupnyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/shapeupnyc Date: September 23, 2017

Join ShapeupNYC, NYC Parks, NYC Service for a free Zumba class!

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

This class is part of the Bronx River Foodway event series at Concrete Plant Park. The fitness program aims to reduce health inequalities across NYC.

Have fun while staying healthy along the Bronx River!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b2a86c52867.jpg Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Giveaway with Home Depot: Woodhaven, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/tree-giveaway-with-home-depot-woodhaven-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/tree-giveaway-with-home-depot-woodhaven-queens Date: September 23, 2017

New York Restoration Project continues to partner with community organizations throughout the five boroughs to give away hundreds of free trees to New Yorkers during the spring and fall seasons. With the help of more than 100 community organizations, NYRP has given away tens of thousands of trees to be planted in New York City!

This fall, New York Restoration Project will partner with Home Depot!

To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:

  • plant in one of the five boroughs;
  • keep trees properly watered and maintained;
  • and plant your tree in the ground of your yard or community garden and NOT along streets or in city parks.

Please note: pre-registertion is closed but there are trees avalible for walk up. Note: There is a one tree maximum for participants in giveaways this year. Family members must be present to claim their own trees.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Woodhaven Home Depot

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70840080000000000, -73.85813620000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d69a0bd16.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Autumn Moon Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/autumn-moon-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/autumn-moon-festival Date: September 23, 2017

Enjoy traditional Asian music and dance, storytelling, tours, demonstrations of martial arts and Tai Chi, food, lessons in Chinese calligraphy, and more at the annual Autumn Moon Festival.

The Autumn Moon Festival spotlights Snug Harbor’s NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and celebrates the seasonal harvest fest in East Asia, which dates back to at least 2000 B.C. Join us for this fabulous cultural event!

Promotional support provided by the NYC & Company Foundation. Special thanks to the Friends of the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3554

Location: Chinese Scholar's Garden

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64350128173828000, -74.10299682617188000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599c9a290af6c.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Making an Indoor Worm Bin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/making-an-indoor-worm-bin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/making-an-indoor-worm-bin Date: September 23, 2017

Learn how worms work their magic, converting kitchen scraps into a rich organic soil amendment.

In this hands-on workshop, the NYC Compost Project will introduce composting, demonstrate how to set up an indoor worm bin, and go over basic worm care.

Participants are welcome to bring their own container, and we’ll provide the tools to transform it into a worm habitat. To do this, you’ll need to bring your own plastic storage container with lid (at least three gallons).

Registration is required; please register at indoorwormbin.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599f46ad3ac0b.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:44:49 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park Date: September 23, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with TRASH project to clean and beautify St. Nicholas Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 353-6559

Location: West 135th Street Plaza (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81710052490200000, -73.94799804687500000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/family-gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/family-gallery-tour Date: September 23, 2017

Explore artwork on view in Glyndor Gallery on a family-friendly tour with a Curatorial Fellow.

Children ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59944f2617ab6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 23, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for a bird-watching walk and learn about Prospect Park's magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[End of Summer Jam with Devin Garcia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/end-of-summer-jam-with-devin-garcia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/end-of-summer-jam-with-devin-garcia Date: September 23, 2017

What better way to celebrate an amazing season of Saturday Sculpture Workshops than with an End of Summer Jam at Socrates Sculpture Park? Join longtime Socrates Sculpture Park teaching artist and education manager Devin Garcia to create wild and whimsical musical instruments from everyday objects and participate in an improvised concert right inside our education area!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594aac85b9cce.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/capoeira-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/capoeira-for-beginners Date: September 23, 2017

Led by certified instructor Camaleao from Capoeira Nago Queens, this six-part series will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira. This introduction will offer guidance with balance, flexibility, and agility while also providing a brief history of capoeira traditions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab1e8bfc8b.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk This Way: Laying Bricks and Pavers for Garden Paths]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/walk-this-way-laying-bricks-and-pavers-for-garden-paths http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/walk-this-way-laying-bricks-and-pavers-for-garden-paths Date: September 23, 2017

Follow the [red] brick road! Join us for a hands-on workshop where we’ll learn how to create beautiful brick pathways that your fellow gardeners will enjoy for years to come.

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: River Garden

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.84199905395500000, -73.87660217285200000 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[The 6th Annual Breukelen Country Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/the-6th-annual-breukelen-country-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/the-6th-annual-breukelen-country-fair Date: September 23, 2017

Join the Wyckoff Farmhouse museum for a day-long extravaganza of crafting, creating, and hands-on fun celebrating Breukelen’s agricultural roots! Families and friends—learn from the past and present how Breukelen grows!

The 2017 Country Fair will feature:

  • Pony Rides (must buy pony ticket, limited)
  • Puppet Show (free)
  • House Tours every 30 minutes from 1:30 p.m. .to 4:30 p.m. (1 ticket)
  • Face Painting (2+ tickets)
  • Children’s Races (free)
  • Garden Demos (free)

Admission is Free! Paid tickets are required for some activities and to purchase goods or food. Paid tickets and pony passes can only be purchased at the fair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA["Call & Response" Printing Demo: An Artist's Rock Garden, with Hilary Lorenz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/call-response-printmaking-demo-an-artists-rock-garden-with-hilary-lorenz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/call-response-printmaking-demo-an-artists-rock-garden-with-hilary-lorenz Date: September 23, 2017

On select Saturdays, artists participating in Call & Response, the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery, will be presenting talks, readings, live music, performance art and workshops in and around the gallery. This Saturday, join Hilary Lorenz in a drop-in printmaking workshop. Inspired by the planters in the Alpine Garden, Lorenz created a rock garden with paper-pulp sculptures and printed plants. She is sharing her block-printing techniques with visitors.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59945ac556052.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Latina 50 Plus Telling Our Stories: Preserving History, Culture, Legacy Writing Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/latina-50-plus-telling-our-stories-preserving-history-culture-legacy-writing-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/latina-50-plus-telling-our-stories-preserving-history-culture-legacy-writing-workshops Date: September 23, 2017

The Telling Our Stories writing workshop will focus on how to bring Latina women’s stories to the page so that their legacies are recorded for the future generations of Latina women. Facilitated by Maria Aponte, Founder and President of Latina 50 Plus. Maria is also an Arts Community Activist and an International Latino Book Award recipient. (Age 50 plus)

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory Date: September 23, 2017

Join us as we venture into the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and investigate the design of this living laboratory. Discover what plants and animals call this secluded Park woodland 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. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf24d2443c.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science, and Nature Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/convergence-philosophy-science-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/convergence-philosophy-science-and-nature Date: September 23, 2017

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

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

Curated by Deborah Woodbridge

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

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

Free Admission

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c5424a7fe85.jpg Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[InGardens Free Jazz Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/ingardens-free-jazz-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/ingardens-free-jazz-concerts Date: September 23, 2017

Corlears Hook Park hosts an afternoon of free jazz concerts in partnership with presenter Arts for Art.

The performance schedule includes artists who have shaped the lower manhattan creative music scene over the past four decades, along with exciting emerging musicians. Don't miss out on this uniquely Lower East Side event!

Schedule

1:30 p.m. - Jackson Krall / Arthur Brooks / Elliott Levin / Mark Hennen / Karen Borca / Juan Quinonez / Larry Roland
2:30 p.m. - Andrea Wolper / Daniel Carter /Claire de Brunner
3:30 p.m. - Sam Newsome / Hilliard Greene / Reggie Nicholson
4:30 p.m. - Brandon Lopez

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 4:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Corlears Hook Park

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M017 Corlears Hook Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 1:30 pm 4:30 am 40.71179962158203000, -73.97930145263672000 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Miguelino at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/the-great-miguelino-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/the-great-miguelino-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 23, 2017

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About The Great Miguelino
Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing.

About Forest Park Carousel
Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller,and is (since 2013) a NYC Landmark.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fb8e24476c.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: September 23, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Make beautiful, fun things out of paper to give as a gift or keep for yourself

Monthly Paper Arts and Crafts Projects

  • July: Paper Beads Bracelet
  • August: Paper Picture Frame
  • September: Cardboard Collage Art

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Crochet Basics and Accessories - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/crochet-basics-accessories-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/crochet-basics-accessories-adults Date: September 23, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Learn the basics of crochet: how to select your materials, gauge, yardage, tension, chain, single crochet, double crochet, and treble and slip stitch. Make accessories for beginners level.

Materials needed-Mercerized cotton thread #10 in three colors, steel crochet hook #6, 1/2" buttons (3)

Monthly Crochet Projects

  • August: Delicate Crochet Bracelet - White or ecru mercerized cotton thread #10 #6 steel crochet hook. Learn double crochet and treble
  • September: Two Color Scarf - Two colors #4 acrylic yarn #H crochet hook

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 23, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: September 23, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Opening Reception CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science and Nature Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/opening-reception-convergence-philosophy-science-and-nature-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/opening-reception-convergence-philosophy-science-and-nature-art-exhibition Date: September 23, 2017

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

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

Curated by Deborah Woodbridge

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

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

Free Admission

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c5424a7fe85.jpg Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Miguelino at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/the-great-miguelino-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/the-great-miguelino-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 23, 2017

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About The Great Miguelino
Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing.

About Forest Park Carousel
Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller,and is (since 2013) a NYC Landmark.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fb8e24476c.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tonight We Dance: A Night of Jazz & Swing!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/tonight-we-dance-a-night-of-jazz-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/tonight-we-dance-a-night-of-jazz-swing Date: September 23, 2017

Join us for a night of swing, live jazz, and open dance! Enjoy sharing stories and dancing all while listening to the music reminiscent of the Big Band Era. Come early for a swing dance lesson and stay for open dance. The swing dance lesson will be provided by The Harlem Swing Dance Society (THSDS). Live jazz with Harlem Renaissance Orchestra (HRO) will follow. All are welcome!

We encourage you to dress up in your best swing outfits!

Schedule of Activities:

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. // Swing Dance Lesson with THSDS
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. // Live Jazz with HRO and Open Dance
6:45 p.m. - 7:05 p.m. // Intermission - DJ Music
7:05 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. // Live Jazz with HRO and Open Dance

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by September 20.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.80488245516300000, -73.94440275430700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5955253eb5522.JPG Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari Date: September 23, 2017

Join a guided walk in search for site-specific dances choreographed for Riverside Park South. Wear comfortable shoes.

Featured choreographers: Joya Powell/Movement of the People, Melissa Riker/Kinesis Project, Emily Wexler, KatieRose McLaughlin, Donofrio Dance and special treat: #SilentDisco 6-10pm on Saturday September 23!

Join us at the 59th street park entrance at 5pm for a beautiful night of movement.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 59th Street Park Entrance (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 5:00 pm 6:15 pm 40.77297300291700000, -73.99371194839500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c709b128f4c.JPG Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Danza Highbridge Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/danza-highbridge-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/danza-highbridge-festival Date: September 23, 2017

The Danza Highbridge Festival is United Palace for Cultural Arts' annual dance festival in the drained swimming pool at Highbridge Park. The festival celebrates traditional and cultural dance styles.

Featuring works by:
- Arielle Rosales of House of Duende
- Katie Drablos
- Karla Puno Garcia
- Milteri Tucker and Bombazo Dance Company
- R.Evolución Latina
- Stephanie Klemons
- ThruLines Dance Initiative
- ZEST Collective DANCE
- Dance Project of Washington Heights

This event is in collaboration with NYC Parks.

Doors open at 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 568-1157

Location: Highbridge Pool (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.84237801057000000, -73.93360567092900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b0249699fb4.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[LUNGS Harvest Festival of the Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/lungs-harvest-festival-of-the-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/lungs-harvest-festival-of-the-arts Date: September 23, 2017

Join GreenThumb, Loisaida United Community Gardens, and Green Oasis Community Garden at the annual LUNGS Harvest Festival, a two-day celebration at the Green Oasis and Gilbert Sculpture Garden.

Check out the lineup!

Saturday, September 23
5:00 p.m. - Mbira playing sounds of Zimbabwe
6:00 p.m. - Pete & France, Americana Bluegrass Jazz
7:00 p.m. - Anthony Williams Band, foot tapping soul

Sunday, September 24
5:00 p.m. - The Green Machine*, saxophone virtuoso Arthur Green's jazz-fused soul
6:00 p.m. - Keisha St John*, the legendary soul singer
7:00 p.m. - Faith, this dynamic duo raises the bar with their sultry blend of soul, jazz, reggae, and rock.

*Playing courtesy of the Jazz Foundation of America Gig Fund & The NY Council on the Arts

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (561) 543-8296

Location: Green Oasis and Gilbert Sculpture Garden

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74649810791015600, -73.98130035400390000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Silent Disco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/summer-on-the-hudson-silent-disco http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/summer-on-the-hudson-silent-disco Date: September 23, 2017

Follow up your Dance Safari experience with a dance party for everyone on the pier!

Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers at our Quiet Clubbing event, featuring three live DJs of different genres. Shift DJs with a flick of a switch and sway along to the same song as your friends, or to your own tune.

Brought to you in partnership with Pier I Cafe.

First-come, first-equipped, there may be a wait for headphones as the night goes on.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b81c0cf03af.JPG Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Motorcycle Diaries (R)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-the-motorcycle-diaries-r http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-the-motorcycle-diaries-r Date: September 23, 2017

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film!

Based on the book by Alberto Granado, this Spanish language award-winning biopic tells the story of the iconic Ernesto “Che” Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal) as a young man travelling across South America with his friend Alberto Granado (Rodrigo De la Serna,) by motorcycle. From Brazil to Peru they witness great economic disparities in South America and the exploitation of labor by wealthy industrialists. When they reach a leper colony in Peru, Ernesto's values have changed so much that he joins the lepers, forgetting his own health and birthing his social activism.

Know Before You Go:
This film is in Spanish (with English subtitiles) features explicit content and is rated R. You should come before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 7:00 pm 9:15 pm 40.70360183715820000, -73.92340087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a6f2140bd1f.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/night-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/night-hike-light Date: September 23, 2017

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Space Jam (1996)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-space-jam-1996 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-space-jam-1996 Date: September 23, 2017

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

In an attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes characters seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field (in Frederick Douglass Playground)

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M220 Frederick Douglass Playground 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.79749921437400000, -73.96743440628100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596657e320deb.gif Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Moana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-moana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-moana Date: September 23, 2017

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

This computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure shares the story of Moana, the strong-willed daughter of a chief of a Polynesian tribe, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess. When a blight strikes her island, Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) sets sail in search of Maui, a legendary demigod, in the hope of saving her people. This wonderful film features the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, and music composed by Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Fort Greene Park

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.69150161743200000, -73.97550201416000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a618955dce.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Moana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-moana1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-moana1 Date: September 23, 2017

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

A teen girl and a demigod embark on an adventure as they search for a legendary island.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Noonan Playground (in L/CPL Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground)

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Q044 L/CPL Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.74110031127930000, -73.92250061035156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e68cdec0361.jpg Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Thor: The Dark World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-thor-the-dark-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-thor-the-dark-world Date: September 23, 2017

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

Thor must team up with his mischievous brother Loki in order to defeat a Dark Elf who's plotting to destroy all of existence. Meanwhile, his true love Jane Foster is possessed by a cosmic force.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Clove Lakes Park Parkhouse (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.61798545080600000, -74.10562247037900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a983544fc39.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: September 24, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: September 24, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: September 24, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: September 24, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Sunday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market Date: September 24, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Fall Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/birding-fall-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/birding-fall-migrants Date: September 24, 2017

The early bird catches the worm! Join the Urban Park Rangers on this morning birding tour as we look for fall migrants.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/farmers-market Date: September 24, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: September 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bace3b065a3.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: September 24, 2017

An exhibition of site-specific artworks by Andrea Arroyo will be on view at Maggie’s Garden and Friendship Garden in Harlem, through October 31, 2017.

“Women with Wings” will feature a series of artworks inspired by the women of New York, including the historical and contemporary women who make Uptown Manhattan a diverse and vibrant community. Each piece, executed in mixed media and repurposed materials, is integrated within the natural environment of plants, grass and other elements of each garden. “Women with Wings” creates a multi-level conversation bridging local culture, nature and history that connects the past and the present.

Artworks include “Maggie’s Pearls of Wisdom”, a piece executed in acrylic, repurposed materials and beads, integrated with a Magnolia tree and inspired by the legacy of Maggie Burnett, beloved Harlem resident and founder of Maggie’s Garden, and “Women in Movement” a piece featuring multiple women silhouettes on multiple wheels hanging from light posts inside the garden.

Exhibition Hours

This exhibit is on view at Maggie's Garden (564 West 149th Stree, Manhattant) on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to sundown; Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Fridays at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The exhibit is on view at Friendship Garden (499 W. 150th Street, Manhattan) on Monays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 50:00 p.m.; Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maggie's Garden (NYRP),Friendship Garden

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2017-09-24 2017-09-24 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.82849884033200000, -73.94809722900400000; 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall It's My Park Day at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/fall-its-my-park-day-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/fall-its-my-park-day-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 24, 2017

Need volunteer hours for school or work? Want to help out in your neighborhood? Fort Tryon Park welcomes you! Help prep the park by assisting the Friends Committee and NYC Parks staff by painting, planting, weeding, and more!

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Groups must RSVP by emailing info@FortTryonParkTrust.org by September 10.

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a4c1a7b46bd.jpg Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/prospect-park-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/prospect-park-walking-tours Date: September 24, 2017

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

Presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65489578247070000, -73.97294616699219000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/tai-chi-fort-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/tai-chi-fort-greene Date: September 24, 2017

Movement, meditation, and deep breathing for better health, strength, concentration, and self-awareness!

Wear comfortable workout clothing and sneakers.

Your instructors will be Leon Qi Ying and Marilyn Fleming. Leon Qi Ying is native Chinese speaker and Brooklyn resident who has studied and practiced Tai Chi for over 30 years. Marilyn Fleming ‘M’ grew up in the UK and is longtime resident of Fort Greene. M studied with Leon Qi Ying and is a Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader.

To learn more, visit taichibklyn.com

Important note: if you practice Tai Chi for health purposes, it is important that you seek advice from your main health care providers, such as your family doctors. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.

No class if it rains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: On the lawn between the Visitor Center and Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.69211135514100000, -73.97502458095600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595165ff33210.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/free-yoga-in-the-hudson-boulevard-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/free-yoga-in-the-hudson-boulevard-park Date: September 24, 2017

Join HY/HK Alliance for free yoga at Hudson Park every Sunday! Bring a mat.

Please note: there will not be class on Sunday of Labor Day weekend, Sunday September 3.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5993427b30dc0.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Wave Hill Ecology in a Bowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/family-art-project-wave-hill-ecology-in-a-bowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/family-art-project-wave-hill-ecology-in-a-bowl Date: September 24, 2017

Be inspired by the local hilly landscape that makes up the waves of Wave Hill. Use small items found on the grounds and sculpt with air-dry clay, rocks, sticks and moss, plus other up-cycled materials. You may even add water to create mini pools and invent your own mini ecological landscape system.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59944c2503cd2.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wellness Workshop: Sun Salutations - Celebrating the Autumnal Equinox]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/wellness-workshop-sun-salutationscelebrating-the-autumnal-equinox http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/wellness-workshop-sun-salutationscelebrating-the-autumnal-equinox Date: September 24, 2017

Celebrate the beautiful sun that feeds us and guides our seasons with Sara Hart from iHart Lens. This energizing outdoor class consists of 108 salutes, a sacred number and symbolic tradition. Class moves indoors if it is raining. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle and please be on time. Registration not required.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599451d80d859.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Mushrooms: Discovery Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/mushrooms-discovery-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/mushrooms-discovery-hike Date: September 24, 2017

Search for mushrooms while hiking the trails, and learn general mushroom classifications and identifying characteristics on this leisurely interpretive hike.

Ages 8+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 11:00 am 2:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595e419b57aac.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: September 24, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Through an Urban Park Ranger-led hike, you will learn about the impacts and signs of deer on Staten Island, and maybe even see these majestic animals!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/the-amazing-maize-maze1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/the-amazing-maize-maze1 Date: September 24, 2017

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

Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.

Maze by Moonlight
Don't miss Maze by Moonlight on Saturday, October 14 and Saturday, October 21, 2017 when the maze stays open until 9:00 p.m.! Visitors will use the starry sky (or flashlights) to guide them through their adventure. Maze by Moonlight costs $12 per adult and $7 per child (ages 4 to 11). This event is free for kids ages 3 and younger.

Please note: There is a $20.00 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on Sunday, October 29 for the Children's Fall Festival.

Photo credit Skyview Survey.

Sponsored by conEdison

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97c73f0b3e.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Strongman and Strongwoman Competition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/strongman-strongwoman-competition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/strongman-strongwoman-competition Date: September 24, 2017

Think you have what it takes to stack up to the strongest competition in Staten Island? Come test your abilities at the Ocean Breeze Strongman & Strongwoman Competition.

This competition will require prior experience and knowledge of heavy lifting. Participants will be broken down into weight classes and will go through a series of events to crown a champion.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[35th Annual Queens County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/35th-annual-queens-county-fair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/35th-annual-queens-county-fair1 Date: September 24, 2017

Join us at one of our most popular events of the year!

Don't miss this traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts and crafts, and more. The fair features pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, and children's entertainment.

Dance the day away at the Bavarian Beer Garden with an Irish band (Sat) and German band (Sun). Check out the Con Edison Ecology booth where you can adopt a worm for your home compost bin, get gardening and recycling tips, and enjoy free crafts for kids. Our corn maze opens this weekend, and we'll have craft and food vendors at the farm all day.

Enter to win in our Blue Ribbon Competition! Prizes available for Arts, Crafts, Baking, Canning, Vegetables, Floral Arrangements, and Junior Arts and Crafts. To request your Entry Journal, please email info@queensfarm.org with your mailing address or stop by our Welcome Center in September to pick one up.

(Photos courtesy of QCFM)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597a49e4f1449.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: September 24, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship for a general clean up at Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Leif Ericson Park Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/waterfront-walks Date: September 24, 2017

Conservancy Docents provide Waterfront Walks educating the public on the park’s unique design, history, and ecology on the last Sunday of each month at 10:00 p.m. from April through October. Wear comfortable shoes—these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape!

Please RSVP here.

Interested in taking a group tour? Groups of 6 or more, please fill out a group tour request form to schedule a tour.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 24, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pre-Concert Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/preconcert-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/preconcert-tea Date: September 24, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599452a10969d.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Giveaway with Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/tree-giveaway-with-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/tree-giveaway-with-crotona-park Date: September 24, 2017

This fall, the New York Restoration Project will partner with the staff at Crotona Park in the Bronx. Come meet the folks who work tirelessly to keep this green gem sparkling and take home one of the native tree species!

To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:

  • plant in one of the five boroughs;
  • keep trees properly watered and maintained;
  • and plant your tree in the ground of your yard or community garden and NOT along streets or in city parks.

Please note: pre-registertion is closed but there are trees avalible for walk up. Note: There is a one tree maximum for participants in giveaways this year. Family members must be present to claim their own trees.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: The Crotona Park Amphitheater (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.83769989013672000, -73.89330291748047000 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: SunGaze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/summer-on-the-hudson-sungaze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/summer-on-the-hudson-sungaze Date: September 24, 2017

Gaze at the central star of our solar system using special safe scopes with the Amateur Astronomers Association!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: September 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-09-24 2017-09-24 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/forest-crew Date: September 24, 2017

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

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

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

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: September 24, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: September 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf07381f7d.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Design Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/heather-garden-design-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/heather-garden-design-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands Date: September 24, 2017

Join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden with its 550 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs.

Brands and colleague Lynden Miller have served as garden consultants to the Fort Tryon Park Trust since 2009. Learn how they worked with the park's gardeners and the Olmsted Brother's original 1935 plant list to strengthen and rejuvenate the Heather Garden to make it a destination with horticultural interest in every season. Their Framework Plan also equipped the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks gardeners with information on how to best sustain the garden for future generations.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754aec83881.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Gerritsen Grist Mill and Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/historic-new-york-gerritsen-grist-mill-and-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/historic-new-york-gerritsen-grist-mill-and-farmhouse Date: September 24, 2017

The Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpreting historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

Wood pilings still remain more than 360 years after the original foundation of Gerritsen Mill was first laid down. Explore the area surrounding one of the first water-powered mills in North American and discover its value both past and present.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.93029785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989eebe90ab1.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/rangers-choice-forest-park-super-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/rangers-choice-forest-park-super-hike-vigorous Date: September 24, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our vigorous hikes are long distance hikes, wtih hills and rugged terrain.

This extensive one-way hike highlights Forest Park's history, flora, and fauna. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, pack a light snack and water.

Registration is required. Registration begins on Wednesday, September 13.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69929885864258000, -73.86170196533203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599311d910843.jpg Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[InGardens Free Jazz Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/ingardens-free-jazz-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/ingardens-free-jazz-concerts Date: September 24, 2017

First Street Green hosts three afternoons of free jazz concerts in partnership with presenter Arts for Art, September 24, 30, & October 1

The performance schedule includes artists who have shaped the lower manhattan creative music scene over the past four decades, along with exciting emerging musicians. Don't miss out on this uniquely Lower East Side event!

Schedule

1:30 p.m. - Ingrid Laubrock / Tom Rainey
2:30 p.m. - Miriam Parker / William Parker
3:30 p.m. - Melanie Dyer / Jason Kao Hwang / Brandon Lopez / Michael Wimberly 4:30pm - Henry Fraser / Dan Pencer / Connor Baker

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: First Street Green Cultural Park Garden

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<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/storytime-craft Date: September 24, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-09-24 2017-09-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a58443080af.JPG Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Maria Hernandez Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/its-my-park-at-maria-hernandez-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/its-my-park-at-maria-hernandez-park Date: September 24, 2017

Please note: this event is now scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Keep Bushwick Beautiful to beautify Maria Hernandez Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70360183715820000, -73.92340087890625000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 24, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598dfb2eab0fe.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert: Manhattan Chamber Players]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/concert-manhattan-chamber-players http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/concert-manhattan-chamber-players Date: September 24, 2017

The Manhattan Chamber Players is a vibrant ensemble comprised of rising stars on the music scene, many top prize winners of prestigious competitions including Banff, Naumburg, and Queen Elisabeth. Strad Magazine describes their performance as “intensely wrought and burnished.” In addition to opening the 2017–18 concert series at Wave Hill, the group opens the season for Bethel Woods, the Red Bank Chamber Music Society and returns for a second engagement at the Kaufman Music Center. The Armor Hall program, a concert with one intermission, will include chamber works by Strauss, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky’s sentimental Souvenir de Florence, imbued with glorious and fiery Russian folk-like melodies.

Photo credit: Sophie Zhai

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5994547345e96.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:30:04 EDT