NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:21:19 GMT <![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Statues and Monuments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/discovery-walks-fro-families-statues-and-monuments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/discovery-walks-fro-families-statues-and-monuments Date: December 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: December 9, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Square Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/historic-new-york-square-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/historic-new-york-square-parks Date: December 9, 2017

Please note: Registration for this event has ended.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Madison Square Park

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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

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

Children eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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

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

Children eight and older welcome with an adult. H

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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

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

Children eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (734) 358-2826

Location: 131 Fort George Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 785-2332

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[WormShop (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/wormshop-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/wormshop-nyc-compost-project Date: December 9, 2017

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

Admission is free. | Registration requested.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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

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

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

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

Gallery hours

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4410

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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

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

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

Registration is requested.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.67290115356445000, -73.96980285644531000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Arts. Culture & Fun: 50th Anniversary Celebration with Live Jazz by Danny Walsh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/arts-culture-fun-holiday-swing-with-live-music-by-david-gibson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/arts-culture-fun-holiday-swing-with-live-music-by-david-gibson Date: December 9, 2017

Join us in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Fort Hamilton Senior Center with a live swing concert by saxophonist and vocalist Danny Walsh and his band.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 439-4296

Location: Ft. Hamilton Senior Center

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2017-12-09 2017-12-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61333465576200000, -74.02997589111300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c510651d0a.jpg Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Children's Sculptures in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/childrens-sculptures-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/childrens-sculptures-in-central-park Date: December 9, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Doris Freedman Plaza (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76480102539062500, -73.97309875488281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c4f1a85827.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 9, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Create Your Own Holiday Wrapping Paper]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/adults-create-your-own-holiday-wrapping-paper http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/adults-create-your-own-holiday-wrapping-paper Date: December 9, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: December 9, 2017

Kids have fun creating art out of paper.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: December 9, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 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[Kids Wildlife Workshop with Bobby Horvath]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/kids-wildlife-workshop-with-bobby-horvath http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/kids-wildlife-workshop-with-bobby-horvath Date: December 9, 2017

Have you ever wanted to meet an eagle owl? Pet a fox? Hold a red-tailed hawk? Here's your chance to get up close and personal with Northern Manhattan Parks' wildlife.

Join rehabilitator, Bobby Horvath, to meet some of the wildlife and learn about the work of Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation.

Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59dd2dd5bc49a.jpg Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:29:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson Date: December 9, 2017

Join us for our tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, decoration-making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).

Schedule

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - visit the Baylander and take part in their family friendly activities, work on a craft activity with Miss New York Gabrielle Walter, have hot cocoa and dance

5:00 p.m. - Cheer from John Herrold, president Riverside Park Conservancy and throwing the switch to light the tree

5-6 p.m. - Barnard Bacchantae Bacchantae sings, photos are taken with the tree, Baylander open with activities and warming

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bd34794b7.JPG Mon, 04 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Candlelight Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/candlelight-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/candlelight-tours Date: December 9, 2017

Candlelight Tours is a magical excursion. Imagine walking through an entire historic town at night guided by the glow of old-fashioned lamps. On this wonderful tour, you can journey through three-hundred years of tradition and discover how America's most festive season came to be.

The town is illuminated by candles, oil lamps, and the warmth of a flickering hearth, and enlivened by holidays sweets. You'll travel from house to house as you visit the people from days of old. You'll be welcomed by these humble early Americans and get a taste of life gone by.

Your tour ends with a festive Wassail Bown Reception in the Courthouse!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2017-12-09 2017-12-09 5:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.57006212289800000, -74.14493775367700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a21ab4cd8b19.jpg Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/birding-owls Date: December 9, 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

Be wise and join this Urban Park Ranger-led hike, as we listen for calls and look for this nocturnal bird of prey.

We offer birding programs throughout the year. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f343aa4488.jpg Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: December 10, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: December 10, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 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[Winter Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/winter-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/winter-birding Date: December 10, 2017

The Hudson River Valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats. Birders of all levels welcome.

Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04ccbbd4f12.jpg Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Put Wave Hill in the Palm of Your Hand]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/family-art-project-put-wave-hill-in-the-palm-of-your-hand http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/family-art-project-put-wave-hill-in-the-palm-of-your-hand Date: December 10, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04c9e6b6a86.jpg Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Seal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/seal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/seal-exploration Date: December 10, 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. Our Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Join us at Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park for a chance to see seals!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f3479b78b0.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Mulled Cider Kits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/holiday-workshop-weekend-mulled-cider-kits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/holiday-workshop-weekend-mulled-cider-kits Date: December 10, 2017

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

Children eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04cd6e4866e.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Natural Wreaths and Swags]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/holiday-workshop-weekend-natural-wreaths-and-swags http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/holiday-workshop-weekend-natural-wreaths-and-swags Date: December 10, 2017

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

Children eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04ce89d623a.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Miniature Arrangements]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/holiday-workshop-weekend-miniature-arrangements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/holiday-workshop-weekend-miniature-arrangements Date: December 10, 2017

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

Children eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04cf08b0e26.jpg Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:44:50 EST
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Lavender Trail at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/trail-of-the-month-lavender-trail-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/trail-of-the-month-lavender-trail-at-high-rock-park Date: December 10, 2017

Explore High Rock Park on a hike around Loosestrife Swamp and the surrounding area.

The length and duration of hike will depend on weather conditions, as well as the size and pace of the group.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:14:51 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Wonderland Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/winter-wonderland-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/winter-wonderland-hike-vigorous Date: December 10, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate to vigorous. Vigorous hikes are longer with hills and rugged terrain.

As we approach the shortest day of the year, join us for one of our longest hikes, as we explore Central Park from top to bottom. Central Park will be decorated for the holidays, so be sure to bring your camera.

Please note: Registration is required to participate in this event. To register for this program, visit the Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration begins on November 29.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 10, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d4b109c20.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Deer Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/deer-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/deer-exploration-hike Date: December 10, 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 as we explore the park for one of Staten Island's most popular residents—white-tailed deer!

Have a revolutionary experience and explore the park for white-tailed deer with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[30th Annual Holiday Historic House Tour: Honoring the Fight for Women's Rights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/30th-annual-holiday-historic-house-tour-honoring-the-fight-for-womens-rights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/30th-annual-holiday-historic-house-tour-honoring-the-fight-for-womens-rights Date: December 10, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season with seven Queens historic sites and learn about their unique histories!

Set your own pace and visit as many sites as you choose. One ticket is good for all seven sites. Each historic house offers tours, sponsors activities, and provides refreshments and snacks. Many of the houses will have musical performances throughout the day, holiday crafts to make and take, and historically- themed seasonal displays and decorations.

Since this year is filled with important historic anniversaries, the overarching theme will be the celebration of The Centennial of the Women's Suffrage Movement. Each house will feature a prominent woman associated directly or indirectly with the historic site. This event will be a point of reflection upon the importance of the women featured, and will greatly aid in recognizing the heritage they left to future generations.

The six sites are within walking distance. There will be a dedicated shuttle that runs between Flushing Town Hall and the Louis Armstrong House Museum. Handouts will be given to visitors for the bus times and schedule.

For more information, contact the Queens Historical Society at (718) 939-0647 ext. 14 or email info@queenshistoricalsociety.org.

*All houses are wheelchair accessible.

Share with us using #HHT.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a05735c9530.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: December 10, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: December 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: December 10, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04bf3cbfbe3.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Sunday Photography Salons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/sunday-photography-salons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/sunday-photography-salons Date: December 10, 2017

Get up close and personal with NYC’s great street photographers in this series of talks led by our curator Paul Moakley.

Each photographer will discuss their work, process, and hold an informal conversation about using the street as an open studio.

Please note: Limited to 20 participants. For more information and to buy advance tickets, please visit aliceausten.org/salons.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/astronomy Date: December 10, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Stargazing is best on clear, cloud-free nights.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f37a498211.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/11/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/11/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 11, 2017

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

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-11 2017-12-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[My Grown Up & Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/11/my-gown-up-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/11/my-gown-up-me Date: December 11, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-11 2017-12-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/11/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/11/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-12-11 2017-12-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/11/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/11/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 11, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-11 2017-12-11 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/11/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/11/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: December 11, 2017

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other 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 (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-11 2017-12-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/11/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/11/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 11, 2017

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-11 2017-12-11 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Celebration: Concert & Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/11/holiday-celebration-concert-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/11/holiday-celebration-concert-tree-lighting Date: December 11, 2017

The tree lighting begins at 5:00 p.m. with The Marching Cobras and Children singing Carols . The tree lighting will take place at the 124th Street and Fifth Avenue entrance.

Immediately afterward, the party moves indoors at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center with performances by Vy Higginsen's Sing Harlem Choir and the One Accord Dance Ministry. The emcee will be Musa Jackson AKA the Harlem Ambassador. The buffet is sponsored by neighborhood restaurants and artisanal makers from Harlem.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park),124th Street and Fifth Avenue (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-12-11 2017-12-11 5:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000; 40.80571824570600000, -73.94278478622400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25d111ccfe4.jpg Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:14:51 EST
<![CDATA[Workshop for New Volunteers: How to Get Involved With Your Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/11/workshop-for-new-volunteers-how-to-get-involved-with-your-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/11/workshop-for-new-volunteers-how-to-get-involved-with-your-park Date: December 11, 2017

Do you want to make a difference in your community and support or care for a park near you?

At Partnerships for Parks, we help people, organizations, and government work together to support NYC parks, gardens, trees, and other green spaces. At this workshop, we will share all of the ways that people can get involved with supporting parks.

Topics will include:

  • Who you need to know in NYC Parks
  • How you and your neighbors can spruce up your park with an “It’s My Park” project
  • How staff from your company can support a park
  • Ways to join together with neighbors who also care about your park

Featured Speakers will include:

  • Le'alani Boykin, Director of Technical Assistance, Partnerships for Parks
  • Wes Hamilton, Park Manager, NYC Parks
  • Patricia Marte, Outreach Coordinator, Partnerships for Parks
  • Acacia Thompson, North Greenpoint Neighbors

Meet staff members, and hear stories from experienced volunteers and community leaders.

This workshop is recommended for people who have been working with their parks for less than one year.

Please register here if you would like to attend.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-11 2017-12-11 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.76760101318400000, -73.97129821777300000 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:14:45 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: December 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/winter-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/winter-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: December 12, 2017

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 11:14:47 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 12, 2017

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

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Coastal Clean-Up in Riverside Park South]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/coastal-cleanup-in-riverside-park-south-with-riverside-park-conservancy-and-trash-hero-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/coastal-cleanup-in-riverside-park-south-with-riverside-park-conservancy-and-trash-hero-new-york Date: December 12, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Closed-toed shoes are required. All materials provided.

We look forward to cleaning up the waterfront with you!

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3073

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.77338089612200000, -73.99357915203700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59fb6c0574540.jpg Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle to Art:]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/upcycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/upcycle-to-art Date: December 12, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: December 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization Get Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/communication-and-socialization-get-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/communication-and-socialization-get-together Date: December 12, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/kids-le-petit-art Date: December 12, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Kick Off Chanukah at The Largest Menorah with Moshav Band: Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/kickoff-chanukah-at-the-largest-menorah-with-moshav-band-grand-army-plaza-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/kickoff-chanukah-at-the-largest-menorah-with-moshav-band-grand-army-plaza-brooklyn Date: December 12, 2017

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

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

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

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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

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

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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

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

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

Please register here to join us.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5348

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

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

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

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-602-5300

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 7:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0f6cadfa8b.jpg Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Live Holiday Karaoke: Ugly Sweater Edition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/ugly-sweater-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/ugly-sweater-party Date: December 12, 2017

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

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

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2ec327b4ae6.jpg Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/12/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: December 12, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[My Grown Up & Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/my-gown-up-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/my-gown-up-me Date: December 13, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 13, 2017

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

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 13, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Yoga Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/shape-up-yoga-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/shape-up-yoga-meditation Date: December 13, 2017

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

For adults.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:44:50 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 13, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/basic-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/basic-sign-language Date: December 13, 2017

Learn basic sign language for communication.

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

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 13, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/bryant-park-public-tours Date: December 13, 2017

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

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

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 13, 2017

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Caring For Annual Plant Beds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/caring-for-annual-plant-beds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/caring-for-annual-plant-beds Date: December 13, 2017

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

Please note: registration is required; to register, please visit annualplantbeds.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0dc4ca6cf57.jpg Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/recycle-to-art Date: December 13, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan Date: December 13, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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

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

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

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

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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

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

This event is free and open to all.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 674-1950

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2ffa4faf797.png Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/13/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: December 13, 2017

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

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

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59caba2bd936e.jpg Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:15:00 EDT