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 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:32:06 GMT <![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: December 2, 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 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Statues and Monuments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: December 2, 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: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.77264764367800000, -73.96764433383900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0b06e40cfa2.JPG Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[In Alice's Garden: Fall Service Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/in-alices-garden-fall-service-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/in-alices-garden-fall-service-day Date: December 2, 2017

Help us prepare our garden and grounds for next season. Date subject to change depending on the weather.

Let us know if you can help!

Visit Alice Austen's Eventbrite page to register, or call 718-816-4506 or email info@aliceausten.org for more

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a089c5ea5a50.JPG Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Virginia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/its-my-park-at-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/its-my-park-at-virginia-park Date: December 2, 2017

Enjoy the fall season with park group Loving the Bronx as they spend the afternoon planting a 1000+ daffodils at Virginia Park and Hugh Grant Circle in Parkchester.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 992-2860

Location: Virginia Park

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.83332323407800000, -73.86249963059800000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Wolfe's Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: December 2, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with New York City Mountain Bike Association to clean the trails at Wolfe's Pond Park. Please join us for a trail bike ride starting at 10:00 a.m., otherwise trail maintenance will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring water, bug repellent, and sunscreen.

We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 917-885-5843

Location: Cornelia Avenue and Chester Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.51950073242187500, -74.18769836425781000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Evergreen Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/evergreen-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/evergreen-trees Date: December 2, 2017

Learn about the trees that remain green throughout the year. Paint a small wooden tree to take home and enjoy for the coming winter season.

This event is best for kids ages 4-8 with chaperone.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a204e2133c35.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:29:52 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Volunteering at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/family-volunteering-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/family-volunteering-at-washington-square-park Date: December 2, 2017

Thousands of bulbs have been delivered to the park and we need your helping hands (big and small) to plant them!

Join us for a family volunteer day by the Large Playground. Please wear weather appropriate clothing. Closed-toed shoes are required. Tools and gloves will be provided.

This event is great for kids ages 5 to 10.

RSVP encouraged to volunteer@washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Kids Playground (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.73079546508700000, -73.99673581123400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a1ebed442424.png Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 2, 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 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 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[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: December 2, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Come learn about one of our more fascinating neighbors—the coyote.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Mon, 06 Nov 2017 18:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Our Solar System]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/our-solar-system http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/our-solar-system Date: December 2, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Discover the mysteries of the solar system and take a closer look at the sun.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wildlife Viewing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/winter-wildlife-viewing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/winter-wildlife-viewing Date: December 2, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Brookville Boulevard and Caney Road (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.66211660000000000, -73.74157910000000000 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Hands on History: Make a Pomander]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/hands-on-history-make-a-pomander http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/hands-on-history-make-a-pomander Date: December 2, 2017

A pomander is a scented, perfumed ball, often made from a dried orange or other citrus. You can learn about the winter holiday traditions of the 18th and 19th centuries and make your own scented pomander to take home! Then take a tour of King Manor Museum and learn about Founding Father Rufus King -- a signer of the Constitution and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Families with children are welcome. Event is FREE!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Kids: Conifers, Pine Cones, and Evergreens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/fort-tryon-kids-conifers-pine-cones-and-evergreens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/fort-tryon-kids-conifers-pine-cones-and-evergreens Date: December 2, 2017

Join artist Jenae Schwartz and take a deeper look into trees and shrubs. Discover various conifers and evergreens through art and create a collage of mixed media using recycled, natural, and other various materials. Paint your own pine cone with bright colors to take home!

Please note: Space is limited (ages four to 11.) RSVP is required; to register your child, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59dd26bb47493.jpg Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Adults Create Your Own Holiday Wrapping Paper]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/adults-create-your-own-holiday-wrapping-paper http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/adults-create-your-own-holiday-wrapping-paper Date: December 2, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: December 2, 2017

Kids have fun creating art out of paper.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: December 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/gallery-tour Date: December 2, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow leads a tour of the current exhibition in Glyndor Gallery. This fall, the entire gallery is given over to new site-responsive projects honoring the tenth anniversary of Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space. Call & Response showcases the work of 50 artists who have exhibited in this unique venue, in projects ranging from art objects created from natural materials gathered onsite, to sound pieces, outdoor installations and performance works. This will be the last Gallery Tour for Call & Response before the exhibition closes December 3.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo: Stefan Hagen

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59de82c34a929.jpg Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[5th Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/holiday-festival-tree-lighting-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/holiday-festival-tree-lighting-celebration Date: December 2, 2017

Central Astoria LDC is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration!

Join family, friends, and neighbors in celebrating Astoria’s holiday tradition with music, magic, train rides, and much more.

Can't wait to see you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Great Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.78045660379500000, -73.92074298858600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a186a3aa6dae.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: December 2, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Little Italy Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/bronx-little-italy-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/bronx-little-italy-tree-lighting Date: December 2, 2017

Join Bronx Little Itally for their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Ciccarone Park!

Celebrate the holidays and listen to holiday music as you enjoy Italian cookies and hot chocolate. Santa will also be stopping by!

The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is sponsored by Artuso Pastry Shop, Cerini Coffee & Gifts, Love Holds Life Children's Cancer Foundation, and Madonia Brothers Bakery.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 294-8259

Location: Ciccarone Park

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X102 Ciccarone Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.85589981079100000, -73.88670349121100000 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:14:52 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/birding-owls Date: December 2, 2017

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

Registration is required. To register please visit our Urban Park Rangers Program Registration page. Registration begins on Wednesday, November 22.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a049918027fc.jpg Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: December 3, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: December 3, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: December 3, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: December 3, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Candles, Snowflakes and Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/family-art-project-candles-snowflakes-and-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/family-art-project-candles-snowflakes-and-stars Date: December 3, 2017

Fire and ice don’t usually go together, but as the winter days get shorter and colder, we’ll celebrate both. Take a simple candlestick and, using colorful, clay-like wax, mix and mold your own image of winter onto a candle, or weave a spectacular string-star or symmetrical, button snowflake.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04bb8579588.jpg Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/outdoor-skills-shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/outdoor-skills-shelter-building Date: December 3, 2017

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

Whether it be cold, rain, sleet, or snow, you will experience how to build a shelter out of natural materials.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3543

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0ca0ca486ae.JPG Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:29:54 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas in Richmond Town]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/christmas-in-richmond-town http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/christmas-in-richmond-town Date: December 3, 2017

Historic Richmond Town welcomes Santa, escorted by Richmond Engine Company #1 and Girl Scout Troops for Crossroads 3 & 4, to the Third County Courthouse. The historic village comes alive with horse and wagon rides sponsored by John and Celide Hogan, the Holy Child Bell Choir, the Richmond Recorder Ensemble, seasonal piano music by Jennifer Materna and holiday storytelling.

The winter extravaganza in the Courthouse offers shoppers unique holiday gifts, handmade decorations and ornaments, crafts, baked goods, a special “regift” table, and Mrs. Claus' Attic Treasures. Visit the carpentry shop, tinsmith, and general store. The 40-foot Edward-Barton Tree lighting ceremony takes place at 5:00 p.m. Presented by the Women's Auxiliary.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2017-12-03 2017-12-03 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.57006212289800000, -74.14493775367700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a21810eeb636.jpg Fri, 01 Dec 2017 11:44:44 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 3, 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 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Pre-Concert Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/preconcert-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/preconcert-tea Date: December 3, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b994cec3714.jpg Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/christmas-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/christmas-in-the-garden Date: December 3, 2017

Get into the holiday spirit with fun for the whole family! Christmas in the Garden returns to Queens Botanical Garden with live musical performances, photos with Santa (fee required), tree lighting, garden tour, holiday crafts, New York Cares coat drive, workshop (fee required), and blowout sales at QBG Shop! Admission: FREE; $10 event parking rate in effect.

Schedule of Activities

  • 12 to 4:30pm – Photos with Santa • Fee required*
  • 12 to 5pm – Holiday Crafts • Free
  • 1 to 3pm – Swag and Wreath Making Workshop • $10*
  • Registration required: swagandwreath.eventbrite.com
  • Learn about conifers in a visit to our Pinetum and create a festive swag and wreath. All materials included.
  • 3 to 3:30pm – The Rough Dozen Acapella Music • Free
  • 4 to 4:30pm – The Rough Dozen Acapella Music • Free
  • 5 to 5:30pm – Caroling and Tree Lighting • Free

Blowout sales at QBG Shop!
Donate a coat for those in need
QBG is a collection site for gently used coats as part of the annual New York Cares coat drive.

*please note, some activities require additional fees.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-12-03 2017-12-03 12:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0b2513d16bf.JPG Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Orienteering and Compasses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/outdoor-skills-orienteering-and-compasses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/outdoor-skills-orienteering-and-compasses Date: December 3, 2017

Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.

Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62880322721400000, -73.89578819274900000 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:29:54 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/winter-tree-id-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/winter-tree-id-hike-light Date: December 3, 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 vigorous, to moderate, to light. Our light hike is a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 3, 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 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 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[Ann Marie McDonnell: Spot Light on Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/ann-marie-mcdonnell-spot-light-on-still-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/ann-marie-mcdonnell-spot-light-on-still-life Date: December 3, 2017

"Spot Light 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4410

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a21d18f5a467.jpg Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Conifers Tour with Author Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/heather-garden-conifers-tour-with-author-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/heather-garden-conifers-tour-with-author-leslie-day Date: December 3, 2017

Come tour Fort Tryon's Heather Garden and the former Billings Estate entrance area and learn about Fort Tryon's many conifers and evergreens with Leslie Day, author of A Field Guide to New York City.

Find out which conifers pre-date the park, and which have been added in recent park restoration projects to add to the year-round beauty and horticultural appeal of the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59dd28e3e9f62.jpg Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: December 3, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Craft Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/holiday-craft-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/holiday-craft-workshop Date: December 3, 2017

Be inspired by nature to make winter crafts for yourself or to give as gifts for the upcoming holiday season!

The group will create three unique holiday crafts together. Ages 12+.

Registration and pre-payment required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a204b3b676ab.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:29:52 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: December 3, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04be7c608f6.jpg Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: Swingtime Big Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/concert-swingtime-big-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/concert-swingtime-big-band Date: December 3, 2017

Be part of the tradition at Wave Hill and welcome in the holidays with a high energy performance by the Swingtime Big Band, an authentic, 20-piece ensemble under the direction of Steve Shaiman. The band will offer a mix of seasonal favorites, including the Nutcracker Suite, complemented by swing classics from the libraries of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw and Les Brown, with favorites of Ella Fitzgerald and Dean Martin in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of each legendary singer. This two-hour performance includes one intermission.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04c90b379fd.jpg Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 3, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[A New York Christmas: Sibyl Groff, Writer & Tour Guide]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/a-new-york-christmas-sibyl-groff-writer-tour-guide http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/a-new-york-christmas-sibyl-groff-writer-tour-guide Date: December 3, 2017

Sibyl Groff is known for being the legendary Spirited New Yorker. Through her knowledge of New York City, Sibyl has educated many people on topics such as the city's architecture, artwork, and history. Sybil was featured on the NBC's Nightly News for her expertise on Rockefeller Center, midtown Manhattan, and beyond.

Find out more on what is the meaning of Gothamtide, and why NYC is the Christmas capital of the world!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 11:14:47 EST
<![CDATA[Fort Greene Park Holiday Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/fort-greene-park-holiday-tree-lighting1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/fort-greene-park-holiday-tree-lighting1 Date: December 3, 2017

Join Fort Greene Park Conservancy and Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership for our holiday tree lighting at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park!

Stop by to take a picture with Santa Claus, enjoy free hot cocoa by Castro's Restaurant, and cookies provided from Brooklyn Sweet Spot and Peck's; gather with your neighbors, listen to Manifest choir, and watch the tree light up at 5:00 p.m.

Please bring new, unwrapped toys to benefit Fort Greene SNAP & Whitman Resident Association's annual toy drive.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 785-2200

Location: Myrtle Avenue Plaza (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69322620167900000, -73.97394633293200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0cbfd2bde2d.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Super Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/astronomy-super-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/astronomy-super-moon Date: December 3, 2017

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

Using a reflecting telescope, The Urban Park Rangers will show you where the six Apollo missions that landed on the moon actually touched down.

Explore the Mare Tranquillitatis (Sea of Tranquility) of Apollo 11 and the Apennine Mountains of Apollo 15, among others. Dive to the depths of craters named for Archimedes, Plato, and Copernicus.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[My Grown Up & Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/04/my-gown-up-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/04/my-gown-up-me Date: December 4, 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 2017-12-04 2017-12-04 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/2017/12/04/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/04/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 4, 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 2017-12-04 2017-12-04 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/2017/12/04/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/04/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 4, 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 2017-12-04 2017-12-04 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 Breukelen Ballfields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/04/its-my-park-at-breukelen-ballfields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/04/its-my-park-at-breukelen-ballfields Date: December 4, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with ARC NY to beautify Breukelen Ballfields. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 649-4200

Location: Breukelen Playground (in Breukelen Ballfields)

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B247 Breukelen Ballfields 2017-12-04 2017-12-04 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.65341126798600000, -73.89397515888100000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 4, 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 2017-12-04 2017-12-04 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/2017/12/04/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/04/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 4, 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 2017-12-04 2017-12-04 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[Elmhurst Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/04/elmhurst-holiday-tree-lighting-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/04/elmhurst-holiday-tree-lighting-celebration Date: December 4, 2017

Join Elmhurst Supporters of Parks and Newtown Civic Association for the Third Annual Tree Lighting Celebration!

Celebrate the holidays with a tree lighting, caroling from local schools, reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Clement Clarke Moore, a visit from Santa, activities for children, and refreshments!

Ornaments are handmade by students from local schools. This is a truly enchanting holiday event for all ages and everyone in Elmhurst.

This event is brought to you by Councilmember Daniel Dromm and Senator Toby Ann Stavisky.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clement Clarke Moore Homestead Park (in Moore Homestead Playground)

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Q361 Moore Homestead Playground 2017-12-04 2017-12-04 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.74209976196289000, -73.88220214843750000 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:14:52 EST
<![CDATA[Name That Tune: Holiday Edition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/04/name-that-tune-holiday-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/04/name-that-tune-holiday-edition Date: December 4, 2017

Join us to celebrate the holidays in Washington Heights with an evening of holiday music trivia. Patrons will name different types of holiday classics. All are welcome!

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by November 29.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2017-12-04 2017-12-04 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59dd22955ece5.png Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:14:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: December 5, 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 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 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[Winter Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/winter-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/winter-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: December 5, 2017

Join us for Bird Walks in The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diverse wintering birds that find food and habitat on The Battery's waterfront, such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, and gulls. We might even spot a seal!

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 11:14:47 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 5, 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 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 5, 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 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle to Art:]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/upcycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/upcycle-to-art Date: December 5, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 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-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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<![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