NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:04:59 GMT <![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jason Bourne (2016)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-jason-bourne-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-jason-bourne-2016 Date: September 29, 2017

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

Jason Bourne probes his father's death while evading government forces. Rated PG-13.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

Location: Central Lawn (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.84670081474700000, -73.94127815961800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59665ceb08873.gif Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Mr. Popper's Penguins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-mr-poppers-penguins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-mr-poppers-penguins Date: September 29, 2017

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

Jim Carrey is Mr. Popper in a family comedy about a driven businessman who is clueless when it comes to the important things in life — until he inherits six penguins. While Popper's penguins turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland — and the rest of his life upside-down — they teach him valuable lessons about families... human or otherwise.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59cab2f67751a.jpg Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Beauty and the Beast (2017)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 Date: September 29, 2017

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

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Conference House Park

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.50279998779297000, -74.25250244140625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a983bbc679c.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Boss Baby]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-boss-baby1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-boss-baby1 Date: September 29, 2017

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

A new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator -- a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby arrives at Tim's home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission, and only he can help thwart a dastardly plot that involves an epic battle between puppies and babies.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b05e0d5df04.jpg Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bird-walks Date: September 30, 2017

Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: September 30, 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 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Socrates Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/socrates-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/socrates-farmers-market Date: September 30, 2017

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with local fruits and vegetables from Nolasco Farm and Williams Fruit Farm. Shoppers can also enjoy fresh-brewed coffee from vendor Henley Coffee and buy organic condiments from Hellgate Farm.

Cash transactions preferred
WIC & FMNP Checks accepted at individual farm stands

PLUS: Bring your compost to the park to be collected by The NYC Compost Project with BIG Reuse – Seven days a week drop-off in the green bin next to the bathroom facilities.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947f17e651b7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 30, 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 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Eco Volunteer Day and Free Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/eco-volunteer-day-and-free-commuity-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/eco-volunteer-day-and-free-commuity-paddle Date: September 30, 2017

Join the Bronx River Alliance in a day of service to help restore the Bronx River Forest with our Conservation Crew, followed by a free community paddle!

Meeting and registration will take place at Burke Avenue Bridge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Burke Bridge (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.87158584594726600, -73.87255096435547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee534c38929.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Avenue Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/coney-island-avenue-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/coney-island-avenue-street-tree-care Date: September 30, 2017

Join NYC Parks Stewardship in helping to steward young trees in Brooklyn! Volunteers will be trained in street tree care techniques including weeding, cultivating, and mulching.

Volunteers should were closed-toed shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Any volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please note: Registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Foster Ave and Coney Island Ave

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2017-09-30 2017-09-30 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63228310000000000, -73.96676920000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b6d98b3bb8e.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: September 30, 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 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 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/2017/09/30/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: September 30, 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 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: September 30, 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 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: September 30, 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 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: September 30, 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 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 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[Greenbelt on the Go: Wonderful Birds of Wolfe’s Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/greenbelt-on-the-go-wonderful-birds-of-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/greenbelt-on-the-go-wonderful-birds-of-wolfes-pond-park Date: September 30, 2017

Wolfe’s Pond Park offers habitats ranging from beaches to woodlands which attract a good variety of migrating birds. Participants will see a sampling of warblers, sparrow, shorebirds and maybe even some early arriving waterfowl.

This event is part of the Greenbelt on the Go series, which is made possible thanks to the generous funding from NYC Council Member, Joseph C. Borelli of the 51st District on Staten Island, as part of the Greener NYC Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.51629268565400000, -74.18933749198900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b96f70f32a4.png Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Saturday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market Date: September 30, 2017

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

2017 brings several new initiatives to the Market. This season, our newly formed food justice collective will introduce food justice activities around the newly constructed food justice mural. The market continues to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. Through strategic partnerships with local partners, the markets have introduced bus stop and subway advertisements, author readings in our children's garden, and weekly deliveries to Head Start and hospital outpatient centers. Our Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains takes place in the cooking island area in September. The markets will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, local eggs and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs: The Mixed Basket Weekly and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lemon Creek Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/its-my-park-at-lemon-creek-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/its-my-park-at-lemon-creek-park Date: September 30, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Natural Resources Protective Association to help clean the shoreline at Lemon Creek Park. We look forward to cleaning up the beach with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

Location: Lemon Creek Park Parking Lot (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.51223236348700000, -74.19737589359200000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park Date: September 30, 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: (347) 816-3235

Location: Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61975881882100000, -74.13444897532500000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at North Pacific Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/its-my-park-at-north-pacific-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/its-my-park-at-north-pacific-playground Date: September 30, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of North Pacific Street Garden to beautify North Pacific Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Pacific Playground

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B356 North Pacific Playground 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68528746411100000, -73.98210984304600000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: September 30, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Paddle and Hike Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/rangers-choice-paddle-and-hike-orchard-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/rangers-choice-paddle-and-hike-orchard-beach Date: September 30, 2017

Join us for a paddle across the lagoon as we explore the salt marsh and the rich biodiversity found within. We will then land on the shores of the Hunter Island Nature Preserve and embark on a moderate hike.

Some prior canoeing or kayaking experience preferred. Recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Registration
Participants are chosen via a lottery. To register, visit our Urban Park Rangers' registration page Registration opens on Wednesday, September 20.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989efe96272d.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Woodland Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/saturday-woodland-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/saturday-woodland-corps Date: September 30, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Urban Ecology of Highbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/fort-tryon-park-kids-urban-ecology-of-highbridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/fort-tryon-park-kids-urban-ecology-of-highbridge-park Date: September 30, 2017

Come explore the wildlife and natural history of Highbridge Park with Dr. A. We'll search for biotic and abiotic factors, examine rocks and trees, and imagine what Highbridge Park looked like hundreds of years ago.

Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register. Designed for children ages 4-11. Children must be accompanied by adults.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Rain location: Highbridge Recreation Center - You must have valid ID to enter building.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.84239959716797000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5994a76997c4b.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: September 30, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group for general clean up and plantings at Owl's Head Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-748-9522

Location: 67th Street and Colonial Road Entrance (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63952255249000000, -74.03029632568400000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Mapping the Bronx Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/family-art-project-mapping-the-bronx-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/family-art-project-mapping-the-bronx-green Date: September 30, 2017

On select Saturdays, artists participating in Call & Response, the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery, will be presenting talks, readings, live music, performance art and workshops in and around the gallery. Visiting artist Francisco Donoso, exhibiting in Call & Response, works with the visual language of cartography and abstraction to make multi-layered artworks. Using recycled maps and printmaking, create individual collages or join in a collaborative map installation highlighting Bronx green spaces—like Wave Hill.

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599458634f040.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: September 30, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/green-team Date: September 30, 2017

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

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: September 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bace3b065a3.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Wheelchair Football Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/nyc-parks-wheelchair-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/nyc-parks-wheelchair-football Date: September 30, 2017

The NYC Parks Wheelchair Football Clinic welcomes girls and boys to take part in instructional drills, strategy, and game play. All equipment is provided. Teams consist of six players and must include one female and one quadriplegic participant. The field is 60 yards by 22 yards with 8 yards at each end zone. First down marker lines are drawn every 15 yards. Games are played in two 20 minute halves with 10 minutes for halftime. Scoring a touchdown is 6 points.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.70140075683600000, -73.85299682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a863a7ad078.jpeg Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/conference-house-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/conference-house-inside-out Date: September 30, 2017

Explore the Conference House in a unique way – inside out. View the “bones” through blueprint drawings and photographs highlighting the architecture of this National and New York City landmark.

An opening reception will take place on September 16 at 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

Presented by the Conference House Association and NYC Parks.

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. We're closed on Sundays. Admission is free.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a99b414c942.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: September 30, 2017

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

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

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

Exhibition Hours

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.82849884033200000, -73.94809722900400000; 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: September 30, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

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

Please note:

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

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

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: September 30, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9a6a7555ff.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA["Behind-the-Ropes" Insider’s Tour of the Merchant’s House: Ornamental Plaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/behindtheropes-insiders-tour-of-the-merchants-house-ornamental-plaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/behindtheropes-insiders-tour-of-the-merchants-house-ornamental-plaster Date: September 30, 2017

Join us for a rare off-hours tour of the 1832 Merchant’s House, one of only 117 buildings designated both an interior and exterior landmark in New York City. We’ll gather in the period kitchen for coffee and an overview of the history and architecture of the house, then proceed “behind the ropes,” focusing our tour on the exquisite ornamental plaster details, among the finest surviving from the 19th century in the United States. We’ll discuss the finer points of construction and design of ceiling medallions, cornices, and other unique details including rooms not open to the public.

About presenter Anthony Bellov: Bachelor’s in Architecture from Pratt Institute, Graduate in Museum Leadership from Bank Street College of Education, long-time volunteer and board member of the Merchant’s House Museum, and an aficionado in 19th Century American Decorative Arts and Architecture.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike Practice Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bike-practice-session1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bike-practice-session1 Date: September 30, 2017

Bike Practice Session is at two-hour, supervised practice session*, not a structured class. Participants can practice on one of Bike New York’s loaner bikes (if you register in advance), though we encourage using your own bike. We provide a safe, controlled learning area and the watchful eyes of Bike New York’s trained coaches, who will offer tips on how to effectively stop, start and steer a bike.

*Bike Practice Session is intended for recent Learn to Ride participants, but we welcome anyone who isn’t confident with their bike control skills.

For more information about this event, please email Bike New York at classes@bike.nyc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Cypress Avenue Entrance (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80941708570300000, -73.91244208812700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b94e5ae98a0.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/the-amazing-maize-maze1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/the-amazing-maize-maze1 Date: September 30, 2017

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

Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.

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

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

Photo credit Skyview Survey.

Sponsored by conEdison

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97c73f0b3e.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 30, 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 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 30, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598df806c8ef6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Shapes and Colors Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/kids-shapes-and-colors-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/kids-shapes-and-colors-hike Date: September 30, 2017

Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of NYC. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

Compare leaves of all shapes and colors an a guided Fall Foliage Hike through Silver Lake Park. For this program, we recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes or boots.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.63159291279000000, -74.09585726261100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989f0907e7e0.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Kivlehan Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/its-my-park-at-kivlehan-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/its-my-park-at-kivlehan-playground Date: September 30, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 904-415-3849

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

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R016 Great Kills Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.56447321330000000, -74.09757971760000000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: September 30, 2017

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

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 30, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: September 30, 2017

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

Rolf Stang (as H.C. Andersen) will present The Ugly Duckling's Birthday Party and Laura Simms will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Ugly Duckling."

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: September 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943e0805358f.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/its-my-park-at-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/its-my-park-at-astoria-park Date: September 30, 2017

Please note: this event's time has been changed to 12-2pm

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Astoria Park Alliance to help with painting benches and fences, as well as assisting with a general cleanup.

We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 339-8142

Location: Astoria Park Field House (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.77502492032400000, -73.92419397831000000 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 30, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fordham Road Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/fordham-road-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/fordham-road-fair Date: September 30, 2017

Join Fordham Road BID for games, live music, magic, a car show, prizes, exhibits, and more along East Fordham Road between East Kingsbridge and Creston Avenue.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 562-2104

Location: East Fordham Road and Creston Avenue

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2017-09-30 2017-09-30 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.86232361404600000, -73.89831979814800000 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Strictly Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night Date: September 30, 2017

Always wanted to visit Argentina, the land of the sensual, romantic Tango? Spend a special afternoon with a Taste of Tango. Enjoy a dance class for and open dance for all. Strictly Tango NYC Dance School, brings you the "authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling".

Why Tango? It’s a great way to meet people! Tango is at its core is a highly social dance. Whether you’re making new friends in class, or dancing with a new partner for the first time, tango is guaranteed to widen your circle of friends. Tango dancers attend milongas, (social dances), held weekly around the city and are a great a way to mingle and show off your moves in a friendly environment.

In partnership with Strictly Tango a premier authentic Argentine Tango school at 500 8th Avenue. The school is dedicated to authentic Argentine Tango with renowned teachers like Sergio Segura; creator of the “Learn Argentine TangoSystem.” Visit their website to learn more www.learnargentinetango.com

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 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bab3c46c5c0.JPG Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: September 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf07381f7d.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science, and Nature Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/convergence-philosophy-science-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/convergence-philosophy-science-and-nature Date: September 30, 2017

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

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

Curated by Deborah Woodbridge

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

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

Free Admission

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c5424a7fe85.jpg Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Take Back Our Park at Bufano Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/take-back-our-park-at-bufano-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/take-back-our-park-at-bufano-park Date: September 30, 2017

Join the Friends of Bufano Park to host a fun-filled day of recreational activities for our youth. We will have the NYC Parks PlayMobile and we will also plant daffodil bulbs in our tree pits. We hope to see you at the park!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 834-1917

Location: Bufano Playground (in Bufano Park)

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X121 Bufano Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.83792679753500000, -73.83112633460000000 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa Closing Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/the-bronx-meets-east-africa-closing-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/the-bronx-meets-east-africa-closing-reception Date: September 30, 2017

The Poe PArk Visitor Center hosts the Bronx Meets East Africa closing reception and artist discussion, with curator, Sika Foyer.

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: the drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/fall-foliage-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/fall-foliage-walk Date: September 30, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74959945678711000, -73.80770111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599312468dd44.jpg Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/capoeira-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/capoeira-for-beginners Date: September 30, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab1e8bfc8b.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Our Public Water: Tunnels and Tanks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/our-public-water-tunnels-and-tanks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/our-public-water-tunnels-and-tanks Date: September 30, 2017

New York City's water system contains miles of impressive infrastructure of vast reservoirs, giant underground water tunnels, and miles of pipes. Artist Lize Mogel will talk about how the rural Catskills and urban South Williamsburg are physically and politically connected by water, and lead participants in making a "human diagram" of the water system. Afterwards, garden members will demonstrate La Casita Verde's new rainwater catchment system.

RSVP is required due to limited space; please email brooke@lacasitaverde.nyc.

Rain date: October 1

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: La Casita Verde

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2017-09-30 2017-09-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70768737792969000, -73.96421051025390000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 13:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[InGardens Free Jazz Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/ingardens-free-jazz-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/ingardens-free-jazz-concerts Date: September 30, 2017

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

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

Schedule

1:30 p.m. - Jaimie Branch / Luke Stewart / Mike Pride
2:30 p.m. - K.J. Holmes / Jeremy Carlstedt
3:30 p.m. - Matt Lavelle / Reggie Sylvester
4:30 p.m. - Fay Victor / Sam Newsome / Reggie Nicholson

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: First Street Green Cultural Park Garden

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2017-09-30 2017-09-30 1:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.72371320000000000, -73.99047130000000000 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:29:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA["Call & Response" Artist Talk: Jeff Slomba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/call-response-artist-talk-jeff-slomba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/call-response-artist-talk-jeff-slomba Date: September 30, 2017

On select Saturdays, artists participating in Call & Response, the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery, will be presenting talks, readings, live music, performance art and workshops in and around the gallery. This Saturday, artist Jeff Slomba will demonstrate and speak about the production and use of charcoal as a drawing tool in his art. His work, Immolation/ Emulation, combines sculpture and drawing. Using twigs and branches collected at Wave Hill, the artist burns some of this material to make charcoal for creating a drawing. The remainder of the wood is used to construct a scaffold-sculpture that displays the work on paper.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59945bfaa2928.JPG Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 30, 2017

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

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

About Bonkerz the Clown
This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fb96a7d08d.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike Practice Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bike-practice-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bike-practice-session Date: September 30, 2017

Bike Practice Session is a two-hour, supervised practice session, not a structured class. Participants can practice on one of Bike New York’s loaner bikes (if you register in advance), though we encourage using your own bike. Bike New York provides a safe, controlled learning area and the watchful eyes of Bike New York’s trained coaches, who will offer tips on how to effectively stop, start and steer a bike.

Bike Practice Session is intended for recent Learn to Ride participants, but we welcome anyone who isn’t confident with their bike control skills.

For more information about this class, please email Bike New York at classes@bike.nyc.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b94cf2671a7.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: September 30, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Monthly Paper Arts and Crafts Projects

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Monthly Crochet Projects

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: September 30, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 30, 2017

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

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

About Bonkerz the Clown
This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fb96a7d08d.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Documentary Film Screening and Discussion "In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/documentary-film-screening-and-discussion-in-the-parlor-the-final-goodbye http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/documentary-film-screening-and-discussion-in-the-parlor-the-final-goodbye Date: September 30, 2017

In the 19th century, death was an integral and accepted part of life for families like the Tredwells, who held funerals for eight family members in their double parlor. When patriarch Seabury Tredwell died at home, in 1865, his wife, Eliza, and their children prepared and dressed the body for viewing and for burial, likely assisted by a “layer out of the dead” or an undertaker. With the rise of industrial society came the professional funeral director, who removed death care from the home.

In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye is both a critical look at America’s uncomfortable relationship with death and an inquiry into the growing revival of home death-care. The film takes viewers on an intimate journey into the lives of three families who have chosen to reclaim an active role in caring for their deceased as a more personal and fulfilling way to say goodbye. The film challenges us to reflect on how we view the experience of death, so often feared, denied, and left unspoken.

Heidi Boucher, filmmaker and home death care guide for over 30 years, wrote, directed, and produced In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye. A discussion will follow the screening (running time: 80 minutes).

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Guardians of the Galaxy 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-guardians-of-the-galaxy-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-guardians-of-the-galaxy-2 Date: September 30, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

This hilarious sequel to the wildly successful Marvel superhero film finds the Guardians travelling throughout the cosmos as they help Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) learn more about his mysterious parentage. The original ensemble reprises their roles and are joined by Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Monsignor McGolrick Park (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.72439956665039000, -73.94339752197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a6f8e68a407.jpg Sat, 30 Sep 2017 21:44:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Coming to America (R)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-coming-to-america-r http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-coming-to-america-r Date: September 30, 2017

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

This 1988 romantic comedy stars Eddie Murphy as Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who comes to the United States in the hopes of finding a woman he can marry. Directed by John Landis, this hilarious classic also stars John Amos, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and Shari Headley.

Know Before You Go:
This film features explicit content and is rated R. You should come before 6:45 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 6:45 pm 8:45 pm 40.67359924316406000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a9cac51181.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Saturday Night Fever (1977)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-saturday-night-fever-1977 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-saturday-night-fever-1977 Date: September 30, 2017

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

A Brooklyn teenager feels his only chance to succeed is as the king of the disco floor. His carefree youth and weekend dancing help him to forget the reality of his bleak life. Rated R (Not suitable for younger audiences; viewer discretion is advised).

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Basketball Courts (in Dry Dock Playground)

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M270 Dry Dock Playground 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72563043399000000, -73.97541356086700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59665e809cdd6.gif Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Lego Batman Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-the-lego-batman-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-the-lego-batman-movie Date: September 30, 2017

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

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self described leading man of that ensemble LEGO Batman stars in his own big screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: A.R.R.O.W. Community Center

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2017-09-30 2017-09-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75590133666992000, -73.92590332031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59381d4dd1320.jpg Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Sing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-sing1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-sing1 Date: September 30, 2017

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

Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Grant Park

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X271 Grant Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.83760501864000000, -73.91196745634000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59cd52836cd37.jpg Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Wonder Woman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-wonder-woman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-wonder-woman Date: September 30, 2017

Please note: this event has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. Please see the Parks website for upcoming events.

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

An Amazon princess leaves her island home and journeys to the outside world, which is being consumed by a massive war. With the help of an American pilot, she works to put an end to the conflict.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Detective Russel Timoshenko Soccer Field (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.57553656314600000, -74.08273506164600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9843f3789c.jpg Sat, 30 Sep 2017 20:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/summer-on-the-hudson-stargazing2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/summer-on-the-hudson-stargazing2 Date: September 30, 2017

Join the Amateur Astronomer's Association to see the moon, planets, and stars aided by expert stargazers.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b81d17e5734.JPG Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: October 1, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: October 1, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: October 1, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: October 1, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fort Independence Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/its-my-park-at-fort-independence-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/its-my-park-at-fort-independence-playground Date: October 1, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Jerome Park Friends and Neighbors a.k.a. Jerome Park F.A.N.S. to sustain this beautiful green space with clean-ups, mulching, and horticulture work at Fort Independence Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park House (in Fort Independence Playground)

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X020 Fort Independence Playground 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88128663866900000, -73.89645887766800000 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Sunday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market Date: October 1, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/farmers-market Date: October 1, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: October 1, 2017

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-01 2017-10-01 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599ed1903fd7b.JPG Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/tai-chi-fort-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/tai-chi-fort-greene Date: October 1, 2017

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

Wear comfortable workout clothing and sneakers.

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

To learn more, visit taichibklyn.com

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

No class if it rains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.69211135514100000, -73.97502458095600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595165ff33210.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Mapping the Bronx Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/family-art-project-mapping-the-bronx-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/family-art-project-mapping-the-bronx-green Date: October 1, 2017

On select Saturdays, artists participating in Call & Response, the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery, will be presenting talks, readings, live music, performance art and workshops in and around the gallery. Visiting artist Francisco Donoso, exhibiting in Call & Response, works with the visual language of cartography and abstraction to make multi-layered artworks. Using recycled maps and printmaking, create individual collages or join in a collaborative map installation highlighting Bronx green spaces—like Wave Hill.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599458634f040.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Fall Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/birding-fall-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/birding-fall-migration Date: October 1, 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.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: October 1, 2017

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

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

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

Exhibition Hours

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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2017-10-01 2017-10-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.82849884033200000, -73.94809722900400000; 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Start of Fall Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/start-of-fall-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/start-of-fall-hike Date: October 1, 2017

We will look and listen for signs of fall as we hike the trails of the central Greenbelt. From subtle color changes to the pronounced calls of passing songbirds, there will be a lot to experience along this discovery hike geared for ages 8 and older.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59cc02d74941c.jpg Wed, 27 Sep 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: October 1, 2017

Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, once a month under the supervision of NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Close-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov

Groups must RSVP by September 18.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cff0c98d14c.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: October 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Day at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park Date: October 1, 2017

This free event is a chance to explore normally closed areas of Freshkills Park and enjoy the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer! Over 700 acres and eight miles of trails will be open for a day of photography, bicycling, activities, and tours.

The event will include:

  • Guided tours
  • Bicycling on five miles of paved paths. Bring your own bike or rent one for free at the park!
  • Self-guided hiking and photography across eight miles of trails
  • Kite-flying and other family-friendly activities led by NYC Parks
  • Shuttles to and from the event area: one at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, one at parking lots near 350 Wild Avenue, and another at one of the park’s scenic hills.

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. It also has a significant history as the site of the Fresh Kills Landfill, which was the largest landfill in the world before closing in 2001. Since then, the landfill has been covered with layers of soil and infrastructure, and the site has become a place for wildlife, recreation, science, education, and art. As the park is built in phases, free tours and events provide early access for learning and exploration opportunities.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5372

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2017-10-01 2017-10-01 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5980dca48d7e6.jpg Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: October 1, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/the-amazing-maize-maze1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/the-amazing-maize-maze1 Date: October 1, 2017

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

Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.

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

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

Photo credit Skyview Survey.

Sponsored by conEdison

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97c73f0b3e.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: Bugs and Butterflies (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/nature-exploration-hike-bugs-and-butterflies-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/nature-exploration-hike-bugs-and-butterflies-light Date: October 1, 2017

Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of NYC. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d34ac1b1b.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Long Island City Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/historic-new-yorklong-island-city-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/historic-new-yorklong-island-city-parks Date: October 1, 2017

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

This one-way hike will highlight parks along the East River. We will visit Socrates Sculpture, Rainey Park, Queensbridge Park, and end at Hunters Point South.

Registration is required. To register, visit our Ranger Registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday, September 20.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Vernon Boulevard and Main Avenue (in Hallets Cove Playground)

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Q226 Hallets Cove Playground 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.77209268576000000, -73.93319008659100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b966c321fd2.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kickoff to Fall at Queens County Farm Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/kickoff-to-fall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/kickoff-to-fall Date: October 1, 2017

Come celebrate the autumn season on the farm! Join us today (and every October weekend) to explore our grounds and buy a variety of Hudson Valley apples, donuts, fresh cider, and locally-made pie. Listen to live country western music by Savannah Sky and check out The Amazing Maize Maze and Pumpkin Patch. Due to our high numbers of October farm visitors, we recommend arriving early to take advantage of all the fall fun!

This event is free (no gate admission)!

Photo credit QCFM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97fdf48c8c.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[33rd Annual Medieval Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/33rd-annual-medieval-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/33rd-annual-medieval-festival Date: October 1, 2017

Join us for the 33rd Annual Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park. This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages.

Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of the Cloisters museum and the Hudson River during autumn's peak. We invite all ages to join us for this unique experience.

The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in northern Manhattan.

The event is free but Medieval crafts, clothing, etc., and food will be available for purchase.

Please note: There will be no ATM's on site at the festival.

Most areas are wheelchair accessible; however, persons with mobility issues may experience difficulty maneuvering on lawn areas.

This event is co-sponsored by Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 11:30 am 6:00 pm 40.86255254300800000, -73.93273985055600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5991fb38f38e4.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: October 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-10-01 2017-10-01 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/forest-crew Date: October 1, 2017

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

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

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

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden and Estate History Tour with Historian Robin Boomer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/heather-garden-and-estate-history-tour-with-historian-robin-boomer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/heather-garden-and-estate-history-tour-with-historian-robin-boomer Date: October 1, 2017

Join a walking tour of the Heather Garden and former Billings Estate in Fort Tryon Park with local historian Robin Boomer.

Experience the beauty of the diverse flowers, trees, shrubs, and breathtaking views of the majestic Palisades and Hudson River. Discover the historic remnants of the C.K.G. Billings Estate and learn about the garden’s history and how it compares to the original 1935 Olmsted brothers’ design.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5995f27dec541.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory Date: October 1, 2017

Join us as we venture into the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and investigate the design of this living laboratory. Discover what plants and animals call this secluded Park woodland their home!

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf24d2443c.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/wildlife-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/wildlife-walk Date: October 1, 2017

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

Learn about the ecosystems of Central Park. Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d49b1ee97.JPG Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:00:01 EDT