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 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:25:31 GMT <![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: December 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 5, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: December 5, 2017

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:44:55 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: December 5, 2017

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

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

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization Get Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/communication-and-socialization-get-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/communication-and-socialization-get-together Date: December 5, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 5, 2017

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Rainey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/its-my-park-at-rainey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/its-my-park-at-rainey-park Date: December 5, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement House to rake leaves and help with a general cleanup at Rainey Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 34th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard (in Rainey Park)

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Q048 Rainey Park 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.76549911499000000, -73.94020080566400000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/kids-le-petit-art Date: December 5, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: December 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[First Annual Parachute Jump Holiday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/first-annual-parachute-jump-holiday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/first-annual-parachute-jump-holiday Date: December 5, 2017

Join the Alliane for Coney Island and Luna Park NYC, local elected officials, and Community Board 13 as they welcome the official start of the holiday season in Coney Island by lighting the world-famous Parachute Jump in holiday colors.

The Mark Twain Choir, a middle school located in Coney Island, will be performing seasonal songs, and guests can enjoy free holiday treats like hot chocolate and candy canes.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West 19th Street and Boardwalk (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.57258779759300000, -73.98470783233600000 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Fundraising Strategies for your Community Greening Projects]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/fundraising-strategies-for-your-community-greening-projects http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/fundraising-strategies-for-your-community-greening-projects Date: December 5, 2017

Thinking about starting a crowd-funding campaign or writing grants to support your community or school garden but not sure where to start? Join ioby and Citizens Committee for NYC to discuss the options, strategies, and opportunities available to get you started. We'll share tips for becoming a confident, successful fundraiser and share resources for further support.

Pre-registration required - space is limited.

Citizens Committee for NYC, ioby, Grow to Learn, BBG Community Garden Alliance, and GreenThumb

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-602-5300

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a09b04453c0c.JPG Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:14:59 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/wheelchair-basketball Date: December 5, 2017

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 7:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0f6cadfa8b.jpg Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: December 5, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: December 5, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[My Grown Up & Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/my-gown-up-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/my-gown-up-me Date: December 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Yoga Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/shape-up-yoga-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/shape-up-yoga-meditation Date: December 6, 2017

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

For adults.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:44:50 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 6, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/basic-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/basic-sign-language Date: December 6, 2017

Learn basic sign language for communication.

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

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: December 6, 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 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/bryant-park-public-tours Date: December 6, 2017

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

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

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult's Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/adults-le-petit-art Date: December 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 6, 2017

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Sustainable Lawn Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/sustainable-lawn-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/sustainable-lawn-care Date: December 6, 2017

Get a crash course on organic lawn management in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn appropriate timing, application quantities, and techniques for using compost in lawn care. Then, they’ll head outside with our staff to try it themselves! Hear from the Horticulture experts on the practices used at Queens Botanical Garden to keep the lawns pesticide and herbicide free.

Please note: Registration is required; to register, please visit sustainablelawncare.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-12-06 2017-12-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c6137e372e.jpg Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Children's Sculptures in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/childrens-sculptures-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/childrens-sculptures-in-central-park Date: December 6, 2017

Central Park is well-known for its collection of outdoor sculpture, which includes war memorials, historical figures, and important works of 19th-century art — but probably the most popular statue in Central Park is that of Balto, the Alaskan sled dog. This tour, led by Central Park Conservancy Preservation Planning staff, will focus on the Park’s collection of sculptures designed for children, from statues of animals to fictional characters. With stops at the Zoo, a playground, and Conservatory Water, the tour will explore how these sculptures relate to the park’s purpose as a place for play and wonder.

This tour is geared toward adults, although children are welcome. For a more kid-friendly exploration of Central Park’s sculptures for children, see our Discovery Walk for Families: Statues and Monuments.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Doris Freedman Plaza (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76480102539062500, -73.97309875488281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c4dd8724f4.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/recycle-to-art Date: December 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Inspired By...Basquiat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/art-inspired-bybasquiat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/art-inspired-bybasquiat Date: December 6, 2017

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop. RSVP is required. For more information, please call (212) 397-3159.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by December 1.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b6fff119a16.png Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:14:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition Opening: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-opening-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-opening-wreath-interpretations Date: December 6, 2017

Join NYC Parks for the opening reception of popular holiday exhibition Wreath Interpretations.

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

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9a13664e.jpg Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: December 6, 2017

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

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

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59caba2bd936e.jpg Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: December 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 7, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 7, 2017

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

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds Date: December 7, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a3e79ea5f.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Self Advocacy for Individuals with Special Needs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/self-advocacy-for-individuals-with-special-needs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/self-advocacy-for-individuals-with-special-needs Date: December 7, 2017

This current events discussion group will be a welcoming and inclusive place for adults with disabilities to learn about, discuss, and address the social and political issues which are most important to them.

Join this group to connect with others who want to explore how current events impact our lives, and how we can impact our government. In the process, hone your self-advocacy skills and be part of a community dedicated to making sure all voices are heard.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 7, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: December 7, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a8a4f2d96.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: December 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/special-express-arts Date: December 7, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 7, 2017

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sandy Memorial Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/its-my-park-at-sandy-memorial-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/its-my-park-at-sandy-memorial-garden Date: December 7, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park to help clean and beautify the Sandy Memorial Garden at Great Kills Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (904) 415-3849

Location: New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove Avenue (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.56447321330000000, -74.09757971760000000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Special Olympic Sports Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/special-olympic-sports-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/special-olympic-sports-training Date: December 7, 2017

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Holiday 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/mad-sq-holiday-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/mad-sq-holiday-2017 Date: December 7, 2017

Gather around the Mad. Sq. Holiday Tree as we present free seasonal activities including festive performances from The Sweetback Sisters, the New York Life Singers, and Audra Rox, a seed packet activity with Gardener Steph, and much more! Tasty Holiday treats to be provided by wagamama and Eataly, and hot soup will be provided by Almond.

Illumination of the Tree of Light will take place at 4:55 p.m.

Thank you to our Mad. Sq. Holiday Sponsors Taste of Home, Eataly, Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership,wagamama, and Bethpage Federal Credit Union.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 520-7600

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.74129867553711000, -73.98840332031250000 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Double Dutch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/double-dutch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/double-dutch Date: December 7, 2017

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

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

For ages six-17

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Info Session: Hosting Summer Youth Jobs in your Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/info-session-hosting-summer-youth-jobs-in-your-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/info-session-hosting-summer-youth-jobs-in-your-garden Date: December 7, 2017

Are you interested in offering young people paid employment in your garden next summer? The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Join us for an in-depth discussion about the Summer Youth Employment Program and how community gardeners have worked as host sites for summer jobs for young people.

Co-facilitated with Grow to Learn.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2017-12-07 2017-12-07 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.71048049702100000, -74.00351333618200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0a08830b43d.jpg Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:29:47 EST
<![CDATA[Evening Cocktail & Craft: Wine and Shine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/evening-cocktail-craft-wine-and-shine http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/evening-cocktail-craft-wine-and-shine Date: December 7, 2017

Make your own garden-themed menorah from terra cotta pots and learn how to roll your own beeswax candles. You’ll leave with a set of candles for all eight nights of Chanukah. Sip some wine and nibble on jelly donuts while you’re at it. Note: This event is Kosher style.

Registration is required; to register, please visit qbgwineandshine.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-12-07 2017-12-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a1c2ebd86aa5.JPG Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:59:46 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/wheelchair-basketball Date: December 7, 2017

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69109ec702.jpg Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: December 7, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa514d21db.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Fitness @ St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/senior-fitness-st-marys-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/senior-fitness-st-marys-recreation-center Date: December 8, 2017

New senior fitness classes are starting Friday, November 3. Have fun while learning new ways to maintain cardiovascular health, strength and flexibility.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-08 2017-12-08 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:14:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 8, 2017

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

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-08 2017-12-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 8, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-08 2017-12-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[My Grown Up & Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/my-gown-up-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/my-gown-up-me Date: December 8, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-08 2017-12-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-12-08 2017-12-08 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Painted Rock Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/the-painted-rock-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/the-painted-rock-project Date: December 8, 2017

The Painted Rock Project is a collaboration between St. Mary's Recreation Center, Senior Marlins and Bronx Works. Starting in the beginning of October, painted rocks will be hidden around St. Mary's Park. The rocks can be traded in at Betances Community Center, E. Robert Moore E. Senior Center, Mott Haven Farmers Market *Mondays Only and St. Mary's Recreation Center for various rewards. Feel free to paint your own rocks at home and hide them in the park as well. Get updates on this project through social media. @HLMottHaven, #MottHavenRocks, #BronxWorks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 7184025155

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-08 2017-12-08 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 8, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-08 2017-12-08 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Abraham Lincoln Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/its-my-park-at-abraham-lincoln-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/its-my-park-at-abraham-lincoln-playground Date: December 8, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Partnerships for Parks to help with a general cleanup and to help rake the leaves at Abraham Lincoln Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Basketball Court (in Abraham Lincoln Playground)

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M193 Abraham Lincoln Playground 2017-12-08 2017-12-08 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81241108652800000, -73.93752968311300000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-08 2017-12-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 8, 2017

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-08 2017-12-08 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: December 8, 2017

Participants will create fun arts and crafts for the fall and holiday seasons.

October: Leaf People Crafts
November: Paper Pumpkin Crafts for Kids
December: Multi Media Christmas Tree or Hanukkah Dreidel

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-08 2017-12-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Literacy Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/literacy-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/literacy-day Date: December 8, 2017

Come read with us! Bring your favorite book and enjoy an afternoon of stories.

Local community members will be reading out loud to the youth, ages 0 to 13 years old.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-78672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-12-08 2017-12-08 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58360552a0d4c.png Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Friends of the Lott House Annual Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/friends-of-the-lott-house-annual-christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/friends-of-the-lott-house-annual-christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 8, 2017

Celebrate the holidays with the annual tree lighting at the historic Dutch farmhouse, the Hendrick I. Lott House!

Hosted by Senator Marty Golden and Friends of the Lott House, the festivities will feature holiday music, cookies and cocoa, and, in true Dutch fashion, a visit from Sinterklaas.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hendrick I. Lott House

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B433 Hendrick I. Lott House 2017-12-08 2017-12-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.61029815673828000, -73.93260192871094000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a1845955c0dd.jpg Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[19th Century Chamber Music, with Dongsok Shin and Leah Gale Nelson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/19th-century-chamber-music-with-dongsok-shin-and-leah-gale-nelson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/19th-century-chamber-music-with-dongsok-shin-and-leah-gale-nelson Date: December 8, 2017

Join us for a beautiful evening! The program for our last concert of the year features the King Manor Museum's very own Longman, Clementi & Co. fortepiano (London, c. 1800) and chamber music from the time of Rufus King — sonatas by J. C. Bach, Luigi Boccherini, and Muzio Clementi.

Dongsok Shin, fortepiano
Leah Gale Nelson, baroque violin

There will be a reception with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m.; music starts at 7:00 p.m.! Hope to see you there!

Purchase tickets!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-12-08 2017-12-08 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:14:45 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/its-my-park-at-margaret-i-carman-green-weeping-beech http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/its-my-park-at-margaret-i-carman-green-weeping-beech Date: December 9, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Beautify Historic Flushing to complete a cleanup and leaf removal project at Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: December 9, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: December 9, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park. Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please note: Volunteers younger than 18 years old are required to present a signed guardian’s consent to participate or have a chaperone present. Walk-ons are welcome!

RSVP

Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

Groups of 15+ volunteers must submit a Group Request to join the Stewards for their weekly cleanups a month prior to desired date. Be sure to indicate on the form that you would like to work alongside the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[12/09 North Shore Green Neighborhood Coastal Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/1209-north-shore-green-neighborhood-coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/1209-north-shore-green-neighborhood-coastal-cleanup Date: December 9, 2017

Join NYC Parks Stewardship in a coastal cleanup on Staten Island's north shore. This event is a part of our monthly Green Neighborhood series. Volunteers will help remove debris from the Snug Harbor shoreline!

Come dressed in clothes that can get dirty, durable boots or sneakers, and a water bottle! Volunteers younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Register here!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5173

Location: Snug Harbor Road and Cottage Row (Parking lot) (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.64464976298700000, -74.10273885726900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de2ff1721f.JPG Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:14:45 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Holy Name Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/its-my-park-at-holy-name-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/its-my-park-at-holy-name-square Date: December 9, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths to care for and beautify Holy Name Square. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: Holy Name Square

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2017-12-09 2017-12-09 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.72152618113500000, -73.94543941772200000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: December 9, 2017

NOTE: this project was previously scheduled to occur at Northerleigh Park, but has been relocated to Westerleigh Park.

This It's My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Westerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61975881882100000, -74.13444897532500000 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 9, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wildlife Viewing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/winter-wildlife-viewing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/winter-wildlife-viewing Date: December 9, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Our Wildlife Viewing program focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

Location: Park Drive East and 73rd Terrace (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.72269821167000000, -73.82700347900400000 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: December 9, 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 three miles long.

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: December 9, 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: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: December 9, 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: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: December 9, 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: Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: December 9, 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: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/nyrr-open-run-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/nyrr-open-run-highland-park Date: December 9, 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: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.68369718980000000, -73.88565301900000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d2a7e2af1be.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Hill Park Trail Stewardship Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/inwood-hill-park-trail-stewardship-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/inwood-hill-park-trail-stewardship-day Date: December 9, 2017

Volunteer with NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy as we care for the four miles of marked trails of Inwood Hill Park! Join us in our effort to make the trails of Inwood Hill Park safer, more accessible, and sustainable for years to come by trail blazing, corridor clearing, debris removal, and trash cleanup.

Please note: Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, please email Ryan.Ruiz@parks.nyc.gov.

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 9:30 am 1:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f1634279ed.jpg Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:29:52 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Put Wave Hill in the Palm of Your Hand]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/family-art-project-put-wave-hill-in-the-palm-of-your-hand http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/family-art-project-put-wave-hill-in-the-palm-of-your-hand Date: December 9, 2017

Working with the hamsa, or hamesh, the multicultural symbol of an open hand, explore the spiritual side of the holidays and celebrate the universal human desire for protection and peace. Trace your hand, or use a template, to make a palm-shaped amulet. Decorate it with winter scenes from Wave Hill or with natural materials found on the grounds. Embellish with beads, yarn or sequins, and string several together to form a poignant hanging.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04c9e6b6a86.jpg Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Statues and Monuments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/discovery-walks-fro-families-statues-and-monuments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/discovery-walks-fro-families-statues-and-monuments Date: December 9, 2017

Join us on a kid-friendly adventure as we discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures! Central Park Conservancy Guides will lead this wintery exploration, featuring some of the Park’s most popular statues for children. Highlights of this guided walk include Balto, Alice in Wonderland, and Hans Christian Andersen.

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 inclines and stairs; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: East 72nd Street Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77264764367800000, -73.96764433383900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0b051fc23ec.JPG Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: December 9, 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 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Square Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/historic-new-york-square-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/historic-new-york-square-parks Date: December 9, 2017

Please note: Registration for this event has ended.

Tour New York City's mighty, but tiny historic parks. Be our guest as we begin our stroll through Madison Square Park and other square parks in Manhattan.

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

Registration is required to attend this program. To register for this event, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration begins on Wednesday, November 29.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74129867553711000, -73.98840332031250000 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: John Muir Trail (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: December 9, 2017

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths) to moderate (longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain) to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, pack a light snack and bring water.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f33571fbfe.JPG Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Mulled Cider Kits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/holiday-workshop-weekend-mulled-cider-kits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/holiday-workshop-weekend-mulled-cider-kits Date: December 9, 2017

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens at Wave Hill. Create mulled cider/wine kits using fragrant winter spices, with a handmade tag for a delicious seasonal gift. Sip a complimentary cup of cider while you assemble your treat!

Children eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04cd6e4866e.jpg Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Natural Wreaths and Swags]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/holiday-workshop-weekend-natural-wreaths-and-swags http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/holiday-workshop-weekend-natural-wreaths-and-swags Date: December 9, 2017

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens at Wave Hill. Using fresh greens harvested from our gardens, design a verdant wreath or swag accented with natural materials and elegant accessories. Senior Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day demonstrates simple floral techniques and provides plenty of materials to fuel your creative spirit.

Children eight and older welcome with an adult. H

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04ce89d623a.jpg Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Miniature Arrangements]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/holiday-workshop-weekend-miniature-arrangements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/holiday-workshop-weekend-miniature-arrangements Date: December 9, 2017

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens at Wave Hill. Fashion a pair of sweet miniature arrangements in tiny containers using fresh greens, pinecones and other natural materials. Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer offers creative guidance.

Children eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04cf08b0e26.jpg Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Second Saturday Bike Park Orientation Days at Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/second-saturday-bike-park-orientation-days-at-highbridge2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/second-saturday-bike-park-orientation-days-at-highbridge2 Date: December 9, 2017

Led by professional ride leaders and master trailbuilders, participants learn what it takes to build and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!

Participants earn their turns through the valuable experience of volunteering and riding. There will be light trail maintenance tasks for all ages, followed by free guided rides for all volunteers, including use of bikes and protective gear.

Make this day a great introduction to the park, and to the sport of off-road cycling!

Please bring water, sunscreen, bug repellant, and sturdy shoes or boots.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (734) 358-2826

Location: 131 Fort George Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.85829828559300000, -73.92688941955600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04805bd888f.jpg Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Spruce Up Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/spruce-up-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/spruce-up-fort-greene-park Date: December 9, 2017

It's time for our final Spruce Up of 2017! Help us rake and clean the park and prepare the beds for the winter. All tools and supplies will be provided.

Please note: Registration is required; please register at fortgreenepark.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 785-2332

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a130115ec223.JPG Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: December 9, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to beautify 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 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[WormShop (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/wormshop-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/wormshop-nyc-compost-project Date: December 9, 2017

Learn how worms convert your food scraps into compost for your plants. This free workshop will teach you how to set up and care for a worm bin, as well as how to harvest and use vermicompost.

Admission is free. | Registration requested.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25b73a13990.jpg Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: December 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ann Marie McDonnell: Spotlight on Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/spotlight-on-still-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/spotlight-on-still-life Date: December 9, 2017

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

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

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

Gallery hours

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4410

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a21d18f5a467.jpg Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:59:46 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers Date: December 9, 2017

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.73939895629883000, -74.00820159912110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a26cd5866f46.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition-opening-reception Date: December 9, 2017

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Book Fair / Author Meet and Greet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/holiday-book-fair-author-meet-and-greet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/holiday-book-fair-author-meet-and-greet Date: December 9, 2017

Just in time for the holiday season, meet various local authors, peruse their books, and perhaps purchase a copy-or two. Hot cocoa and snacks guaranteed to make spirits bright!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a204740033d3.png Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:29:52 EST
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: December 9, 2017

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

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

Registration is requested.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a58432dd5.jpg Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 9, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d4b109c20.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Monuments of Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/historic-new-york-monuments-of-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/historic-new-york-monuments-of-prospect-park Date: December 9, 2017

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza)

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.67290115356445000, -73.96980285644531000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:14:53 EST