NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 18 Dec 2017 20:38:26 GMT <![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: December 12, 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 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 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/2017/12/12/winter-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/winter-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: December 12, 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 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 11:14:47 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 12, 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.

This exhibition is closed on Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day) and Monday, January 1 (New Year's Day).

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 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 12, 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 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 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/2017/12/12/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 12, 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 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 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[CANCELLED: Coastal Clean-Up in Riverside Park South]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/coastal-cleanup-in-riverside-park-south-with-riverside-park-conservancy-and-trash-hero-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/coastal-cleanup-in-riverside-park-south-with-riverside-park-conservancy-and-trash-hero-new-york Date: December 12, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join TRASH HERO New York, in partnership with Riverside Park Conservancy and NYC Parks, to clean up the Hudson River shoreline in Riverside Park South. Volunteers give back to the community each month by helping remove marine trash from the Tidal Cove and park's shoreline.

Closed-toed shoes are required. All materials provided.

We look forward to cleaning up the waterfront with you!

To register for Trash Hero Coastal Cleanup, please email grassroots@riversideparknyc.org

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3073

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.77338089612200000, -73.99357915203700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59fb6c0574540.jpg Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: December 12, 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 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 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[Up-Cycle to Art:]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/upcycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/upcycle-to-art Date: December 12, 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 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 12, 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 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 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/2017/12/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: December 12, 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 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 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: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 12, 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 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization Get Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/communication-and-socialization-get-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/communication-and-socialization-get-together Date: December 12, 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 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 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/2017/12/12/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 12, 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 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 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[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/kids-le-petit-art Date: December 12, 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 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 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/2017/12/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: December 12, 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 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 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[Kick Off Chanukah at The Largest Menorah with Moshav Band: Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/kickoff-chanukah-at-the-largest-menorah-with-moshav-band-grand-army-plaza-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/kickoff-chanukah-at-the-largest-menorah-with-moshav-band-grand-army-plaza-brooklyn Date: December 12, 2017

At the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn, every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, latkes, and gifts for children. Kick off the first night of Chanukah with live music from the Moshav Band. The concert starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by the lighting of the menorah at 6:30 p.m.

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

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

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan Date: December 12, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2017-12-12 2017-12-12 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Workshop: Grant Writing 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/workshop-grantwriting-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/workshop-grantwriting-101 Date: December 12, 2017

During this workshop and info-session, we will demystify the grant-writing process by discussing tips for applying for community-oriented grants. We will also share detailed information about Citizens Committee for NYC’s Love Your Block and Neighborhood Grants, Partnerships for Parks’ Capacity Fund Grant, and other resources offered to community gardens with upcoming deadlines.

This workshop is offered in collaboration with Friends of the High Line as part of the Community Parks Initiative.

Please register here to join us.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5348

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Grant-writing 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/grantwriting-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/grantwriting-101 Date: December 12, 2017

During this workshop and info session, we will demystify the grant-writing process by discussing tips for applying for community-oriented grants. We will also share detailed information about Citizens Committee for NYC's Love Your Block and Neighborhood Grants, Partnerships for Parks’ Capacity Fund Grant, and other resources offered to community gardens with upcoming deadlines. This workshop is offered in collaboration with Friends of the High Line as part of the Community Parks Initiative.

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

Co-facilitated with Partnerships for Parks, Citizens Committee for NYC, and Friends of the High Line.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-602-5300

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0a0c9be09b9.jpg Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:44:59 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/wheelchair-basketball Date: December 12, 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 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 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[Live Holiday Karaoke: Ugly Sweater Edition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/ugly-sweater-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/ugly-sweater-party Date: December 12, 2017

In a special edition of Live Holiday Karaoke, get dressed up in your goofiest holiday garb and come on down to the Southwest Porch to toast the season and belt out your favorite holiday tune! Sweaters and other unsightly accessories will be available while supplies last. Hosted by Sid Gold’s.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bank of America Winter Village (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2ec327b4ae6.jpg Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: December 12, 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 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 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/2017/12/12/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: December 12, 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 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 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/2017/12/13/my-gown-up-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/my-gown-up-me Date: December 13, 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 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 13, 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.

This exhibition is closed on Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day) and Monday, January 1 (New Year's Day).

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 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 13, 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 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 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/2017/12/13/shape-up-yoga-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/shape-up-yoga-meditation Date: December 13, 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 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 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/2017/12/13/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 13, 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 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 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/2017/12/13/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 13, 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 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 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/2017/12/13/basic-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/basic-sign-language Date: December 13, 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 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 13, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 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 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/bryant-park-public-tours Date: December 13, 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 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 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/2017/12/13/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/adults-le-petit-art Date: December 13, 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 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 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/2017/12/13/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 13, 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 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 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[Caring For Annual Plant Beds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/caring-for-annual-plant-beds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/caring-for-annual-plant-beds Date: December 13, 2017

Queens Botanical Garden Horticulture and Compost team up to get the garden ready for the cool weather. The annuals have been removed and the perennials cut back. Now we will apply a method of no-till soil amending to enrich our soil for next year’s blooms. Learn how to prepare your annual plant beds by adding shredded leaves and compost. Participants will be helping us with the work—dress for the weather!

Please note: registration is required; to register, please visit annualplantbeds.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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2017-12-13 2017-12-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c8b193fcc3.jpg Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts. Culture & Fun: George Braith Quartet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-holiday-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-holiday-swing Date: December 13, 2017

Join us for a special holiday party with live jazz music by former Blue Note recording artist, George Braith and his band. Braith has played with such greats as John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Dizzy Gillespie and invented the double-sax called the Sopralto Braithophone.

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

The event is free but space is limited so please RSVP to Patrick.moroney@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0dc4ca6cf57.jpg Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/recycle-to-art Date: December 13, 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 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan Date: December 13, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2017-12-13 2017-12-13 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn Date: December 13, 2017

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

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

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

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrate Chanukah at Washington Square Park with Chabad House Bowery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/celebrate-chanukah-at-washington-square-park-with-chabad-house-bowery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/celebrate-chanukah-at-washington-square-park-with-chabad-house-bowery Date: December 13, 2017

Come to the Park to celebrate Chanukah with Chabad House Bowery! The menorah will be lit for each night of Chanukah, starting on December 12 with a celebration of Chanukah in the Park on December 13. Chabad House will be there leading the celebration. The menorah will be in the park until Wednesday, December 20.

This event is free and open to all.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 674-1950

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2ffa4faf797.png Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: December 13, 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 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 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/2017/12/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: December 14, 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 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 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[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 14, 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.

This exhibition is closed on Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day) and Monday, January 1 (New Year's Day).

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 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 14, 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 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds Date: December 14, 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 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 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[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 14, 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 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 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/2017/12/14/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 14, 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 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 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/2017/12/14/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: December 14, 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 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 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/2017/12/14/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: December 14, 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 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 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/2017/12/14/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/special-express-arts Date: December 14, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 14, 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 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Olympic Sports Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/special-olympic-sports-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/special-olympic-sports-training Date: December 14, 2017

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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

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

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

For ages six-17

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan Date: December 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2017-12-14 2017-12-14 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn Date: December 14, 2017

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

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

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

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/wheelchair-basketball Date: December 14, 2017

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa514d21db.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Fitness @ St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/senior-fitness-st-marys-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/senior-fitness-st-marys-recreation-center Date: December 15, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:14:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 15, 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 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 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/2017/12/15/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 15, 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.

This exhibition is closed on Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day) and Monday, January 1 (New Year's Day).

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 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[My Grown Up & Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/my-gown-up-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/my-gown-up-me Date: December 15, 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 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Painted Rock Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/the-painted-rock-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/the-painted-rock-project Date: December 15, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 7184025155

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 15, 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 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 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/2017/12/15/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 15, 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 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 15, 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 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 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/2017/12/15/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 15, 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 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: December 15, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn Date: December 15, 2017

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

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

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

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan Date: December 15, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2017-12-15 2017-12-15 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen Digital Media Winter Showcase: Stories Well Told]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/recyouth-winter-showcase-stories-well-told http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/recyouth-winter-showcase-stories-well-told Date: December 15, 2017

Celebrate the amazing mixed media created this fall by young people in and around NYC Parks' recreation centers! There will be photography and graphic design exhibits, play-testing of newly-created video games, a video screening, youth-made music, and a showcase of arts/tech projects.

Take pictures at our green screen photo booth and vote for your favorite projects. Join us and be wowed!

Food and beverages will be provided.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2791

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25d4c77d0b3.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:59:41 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/astronomy-the-geminids-metero-shower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/astronomy-the-geminids-metero-shower Date: December 15, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

See one of the best meteor showers, producing up to 120 multi-colored meteors per hour at its peak. Meteors are best viewed on cloud-free nights, but this program is rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f387568c46.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: December 16, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

RSVP

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Neal Dow Avenue and Springfield Avenue (in Westerleigh Park)

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61937302284900000, -74.13514769077300000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway Beach Piping Plover Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/1216-rockaway-beach-piping-plover-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/1216-rockaway-beach-piping-plover-fencing Date: December 16, 2017

It’s the end of the nesting season for the Piping Plovers!

Since 1996, NYC Parks has been managing the nesting grounds of federally endangered Piping Plovers on Rockaway Beach. Rockaway Beach has proven to be an important habitat for several threatened and endangered species of plants and wildlife, and It’s important now more than ever, to continue to protect and preserve their habitat.

Join the NYC Parks Stewardship Team and the Wildlife Unit as we care for the habitat and nesting grounds of these endangered shorebirds and plants. Volunteers will be removing the fencing that protects the nesting area so that it is not damaged over the winter.

Come dressed in boots, warm layers, and clothing that can get dirty.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. Recommended for ages 16 and up.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: End of Beach 56th Street (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.57675429500000000, -73.83708376220000000 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 16, 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 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Soundview Green Neighborhood Coastal Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/1216-pugsley-creek-park-coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/1216-pugsley-creek-park-coastal-cleanup Date: December 16, 2017

Please note: Registration is full. You can sign up to be added to the waitlist.

Join NYC Parks Stewardship Team for a coastal cleanup at Pugsley Creek Park.

This event is a part of our monthly Green Neighborhood series. Volunteers will help remove debris from the shoreline of Pugsley Creek! Come dressed in clothes that can get dirty, durable boots or sneakers, and a water bottle! This event is not recommended for volunteers under the age of 13. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392.5232

Location: Howe Avenue and Hart Street (in Pugsley Creek Park)

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X088 Pugsley Creek Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81129837036133000, -73.84738159179688000 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-highland-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.68369718980000000, -73.88565301900000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d2a7e2af1be.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 16, 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 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 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[It's My Park at Moore Homestead Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground Date: December 16, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Elmhurst Supporters of Parks to rake and collect leaves at Moore Homestead Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Comfort Station (in Moore Homestead Playground)

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Q361 Moore Homestead Playground 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74232127019800000, -73.88208949565900000 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Red Hook Recreation Area]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area Date: December 16, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Red Hook Conservancy to beautify local parks in Red Hook Recreation Area. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 204-9514

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Wintery Birdy Marionettes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/family-art-project-wintery-birdy-marionettes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/family-art-project-wintery-birdy-marionettes Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a09f8f8a1cd5.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Hydroponic Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/hydroponic-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/hydroponic-garden-tour Date: December 16, 2017

Thinking about trying to start growing plants in water? This is the tour for you! We will be visiting sites that use hydroponic growing methods to grow food-producing plants and learn about how these systems work. We will also cover a quick and easy miniature hydroponic set up you can use in your classroom, garden or at home to get first-hand experience using this technology.

Space is limited for this event – please pre-register using the link below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 263-4177

Location: Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm

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2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81401870000000000, -73.94272870000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0a0e3cba3e8.jpg Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Statues and Monuments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/discovery-walks-fro-families-statues-and-monuments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/discovery-walks-fro-families-statues-and-monuments Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

Terrain: Uneven, with inclines and stairs; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77264764367800000, -73.96764433383900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0b07a60170c.JPG Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: December 16, 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 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/birding-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/birding-waterfowl Date: December 16, 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. We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Birding programs are appropriate for al skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.67480620636400000, -73.78448826074600000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/outdoor-skills-fire-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/outdoor-skills-fire-making Date: December 16, 2017

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

What can you use to build a fire? Explore this Forever Wild site with the Urban Park Rangers as we look for different materials and ways to construct a fire.

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) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Walk: Birds and the Winter Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nature-walk-birds-and-the-winter-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nature-walk-birds-and-the-winter-garden Date: December 16, 2017

Local birds face many challenges during the chilly months, and benefit from thoughtfully planned, bird-friendly plantings. Naturalist Gabriel Willow and Senior Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day lead a brisk walk to see birds and bird habitats in the garden. Along the way, hear about fascinating adaptations that help birds survive the cold. This nature walk takes place again at 2:00 p.m.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a09fabf128b9.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/winter-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/winter-wonderland Date: December 16, 2017

Join NYC Parks in an afternoon of family relay races, crafts for children and adults, a photo op with Santa Claus, snacks, and a movie!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:44:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: December 16, 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 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/farmhouse-family-day Date: December 16, 2017

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Drop-in Workshop: Decorating for the Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/dropin-workshop-decorating-for-the-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/dropin-workshop-decorating-for-the-birds Date: December 16, 2017

Decorating a tree for birds is a fun family activity, but it also helps our feathered friends survive when food is scarce. Discover what birds prefer to eat and make several edible decorations for your avian neighbors. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

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 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a09fbc105cb8.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[The Comadrazo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/the-comadrazo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/the-comadrazo Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

The Comadrazo is new to the Bronx.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:59:47 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.73939895629883000, -74.00820159912110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a26cd5866f46.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST