NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:24:46 GMT <![CDATA[Bryant Park Fall Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours Date: October 12, 2017

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.

Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Triangular Double Raised Bed Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/triangular-double-raised-bed-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/triangular-double-raised-bed-design Date: October 12, 2017

Need a raised bed for a corner or just looking for interesting raised bed designs? Come learn how to measure angles and put together a triangular, double-height raised bed.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: 462 Halsey Community Garden

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2017-10-12 2017-10-12 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.68259811401400000, -73.93530273437500000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/wheelchair-basketball Date: October 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!

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69109ec702.jpg Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark Date: October 12, 2017

We added more dates by popular demand! Join artist Amy DiGi for a rooftop watercolor painting and monotypes printmaking workshop, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League program!

Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing and composition. You'll get to take home your painting! Supplies are provided for you. No experience is necessary.

Amy DiGi is a United States Coast Guard Artist and is included in their permanent collection. She is also an artist in the prestigious Art in Embassies
Program. Amy studied at the League and received her MFA from Lehman College and BFA from Pratt Institute. She exhibits prolifically in the New York area.

In case of rain we move indoors.

Space is limited so please RSVP to hold your spot on Eventbrite at https://amydigi2017.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2017-10-12 2017-10-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599ee1967d6e0.JPG Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Track Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/open-track-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/open-track-night Date: October 12, 2017

This weekly event is an opportunity for adult runners and walkers of all abilities to utilize world-class Icahn Stadium! Once a month, Open Track Nights will also feature a free introductory running form seminar.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59fca4a92b.jpg Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow Date: October 12, 2017

Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level.

Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors.

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: North Lawn at 78th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78425352978800000, -73.98408865928600000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 13, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/conference-house-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/conference-house-inside-out Date: October 13, 2017

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

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

Presented by the Conference House Association and NYC Parks.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a99b414c942.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 13, 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 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Girls Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/girls-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/girls-basketball-clinic Date: October 13, 2017

Join NYC Parks for a free 12-week basketball clinic for girls ages 12 to 14 and ages 15 to 17.

Instructors will teach participants the basic rules and fundamental skills of basketball in preparation for our 2018 winter basketball tournament.

All skill levels are welcome!

For more information, please call Roberto Valle at (718) 393-7370 or email roberto.valle@parks.nyc.gov.

For accessibility information, please contact Roberto Valle by Wednesday, August 22 at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents: Teen Summit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/nyc-parks-presents-teen-summit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/nyc-parks-presents-teen-summit Date: October 13, 2017

Join us for the J. Hood Wright Teen Summit. An inter-generational program for teens and adults to discuss careers, education, health, wellness and community service. There will be activities such as sports, fitness, technology and games. All teens are welcome!

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by October 10.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Photo Prop Night and Public Art in Virginia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/photo-prop-night-and-public-art-in-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/photo-prop-night-and-public-art-in-virginia-park Date: October 13, 2017

Enjoy an evening of photo taking with public art and props in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata and Loving the Bronx. This event is free and great for all ages and is part of a series of weekly community building events in the park.

Lovie Pignata's public art project activates a blacktop with a bold, painted replica of the nearby Bronx River, highlighting the importance of this waterway. She has also installed retired canoes from local non-profits, which are retrofitted with seating, chessboards, planters, and wayfinding signage. Daylighting will be on view through June 19, 2018.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59935fa5805c6.JPG Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Photo Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/arts-culture-fun-photo-night-with-props http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/arts-culture-fun-photo-night-with-props Date: October 13, 2017

Join us for Fun Fridays in September & October at Virginia Park!

October 13: Photo Night - Join us to take pictures with the artwork installed in the park using props. An instructor will be teaching how to take better pictures with your phones

More events:

September 8: Books, Bollywood and Bomba: Enjoy a night of Bollywood dance and Bomba in the park. Join us to learn some moves!

October 6: Chess Night - Learn and play chess with our instructors.

October 20: Drum Circle - Feel free to bring your own drum

October 27: Day of the Dead with BxArts Factory - Come celebrate the Mexican tradition Day of the Dead creating paper flowers, face painting, book binding and listening to Mexican music.

About the Public Art:

Lovie Pignata's public art project activates a blacktop with a bold, painted replica of the nearby Bronx River, highlighting the importance of this waterway. She has also installed retired canoes from local non-profits, which are retrofitted with seating, chessboards, planters, and wayfinding signage. Daylighting will be on view through June 19, 2018.

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

Photo Credit: T. Pope jackson

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9856b671d4.jpg Tue, 05 Sep 2017 09:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Beauty and the Beast (2017)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 Date: October 13, 2017

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

In this modern retelling of a Disney classic, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman named Belle is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5966436e11b4e.gif Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Allison Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-allison-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-allison-pond-park Date: October 14, 2017

Please note: this event was rescheduled from it's original August 5, 2017 date.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Allison Pond Park as they beautify the park. We look forward to cleaning up our neighborhood park with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 248-4838

Location: Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)

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R052 Allison Pond Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 8:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63831534864300000, -74.10274819544500000 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/bird-walks Date: October 14, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: October 14, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Socrates Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/socrates-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/socrates-farmers-market Date: October 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947f17e651b7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Saturday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market Date: October 14, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lafayette Ave Mall Greenstreet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-lafayette-ave-mall-greenstreet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/its-my-park-at-lafayette-ave-mall-greenstreet Date: October 14, 2017

Please note: this event was rescheduled from September 9, 2017.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Pratt Towers Community Space Committee to beautify Lafayette Ave Mall Greenstreet. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue Mall Greenstreet

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2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68856017264500000, -73.96254197511600000 Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/conference-house-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/conference-house-park-tree-planting Date: October 14, 2017

Join NYC Parks Stewardship for our very first planting of the season in Conference House Park, Staten Island! Volunteers will learn how to identify and plant young trees in order to help ensure the forests of Conference House thrive.

Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed-toed shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Registration is required; please register here

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Billop Avenue and Swinnerton Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.49897907737100000, -74.24443340301500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2a448c5739.JPG Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: October 14, 2017

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

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599ed127a329c.JPG Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodworking: Bird Feeder Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/woodworking-bird-feeder-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/woodworking-bird-feeder-workshop Date: October 14, 2017

Using basic woodworking tools, assemble a one-of-kind sculptural bird feeder for your garden’s avian friends with master woodworker, author and Wave Hill Director of Facilities Frank Perrone. The finished project can be mounted on a pole or hung from a wire, just in time for winter birdwatching!

No carpentry experience required. Ages 12 and older are welcome with an adult. Space is limited.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 9:30 am 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9992149f32.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hispanic Heritage Dance-Mania]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/hispanic-heritage-dancemania http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/hispanic-heritage-dancemania Date: October 14, 2017

Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy four hours of free dance lessons in salsa, flamenco, Samba, and the Latin hustle!

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by October 11.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b943193cf67.png Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: October Treasures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/family-art-project-october-treasures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/family-art-project-october-treasures Date: October 14, 2017

Stroll along Wave Hill’s Conifer Slope or venture to the lower woodland to see the treasures autumn trees have laid upon the grounds. Use your findings, along with buttons, small stones and a bit of sparkle, to decorate a recycled box or metal tin, a home for your growing nature collection.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b99a501acdf.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pickleball 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/pickleball-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/pickleball-101 Date: October 14, 2017

Pickleball is one of the fast growing sports in the United States. Never heard of it? Take this opportunity to learn the basics of Pickleball from Ocean Breeze instructors. This introductory session is a recreational, instructional event that will provide participants with a foundation to build upon in the future. Join in the movement and don't miss out on this opportunity to become part of something that is exploding on the scene!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NY Mycological Society Walk Fungus Among Us]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/fungus-among-us-fungi-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/fungus-among-us-fungi-walk Date: October 14, 2017

We'll be joining experts from the New York Mycological Society touring the island to search for mushrooms and other fungi that can be found on Randall's Island.

The cool moist weather of fall is when many fungi begin to fruit, and is the only time they'll be visible above ground in order to spread their spores. These mysterious but potent organisms have the ability to break down pollution and rebuild the environment, functioning as natures nervous system and making nutrients availible in soil.

Join as we explore the park looking for and help us document these incredible organisms!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c12c259cb73.JPG Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Metropolitan Olympic Weightlifting Championship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/metropolitan-olympic-weightlifting-championship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/metropolitan-olympic-weightlifting-championship Date: October 14, 2017

Watch as weightlifters from across the metropolitan area compete for titles in various divisions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/conference-house-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/conference-house-inside-out Date: October 14, 2017

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

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

Presented by the Conference House Association and NYC Parks.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a99b414c942.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/birding-hawk-watch Date: October 14, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Running Wild: Introduction to Trail Running]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/running-wild-introduction-to-trail-running http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/running-wild-introduction-to-trail-running Date: October 14, 2017

Running through the woods can nurture the soul and tone the body. Join us for one or all of these free six clinics/runs designed to help you become more comfortable and adept at trail running.

To register, please visit Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy's website.

This series is funded by NYC Council Member, Joseph C. Borelli.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59aeeab18fb2a.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: October 14, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

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

Please note:

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

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

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/green-team Date: October 14, 2017

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

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: October 14, 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 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Estuary Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/estuary-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/estuary-paddle Date: October 14, 2017

Join the Bronx River Alliance on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the estuary sections of the Bronx River, starting at Starlight Park near floating docks and ending at either Concrete Plant Park or back at Starlight Park (depending on safety conditions).

Register here!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Starlight Docks (in Starlight Park)

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X147A Starlight Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.83045634420300000, -73.88438770052500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee54ee55403.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: October 14, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9a6a7555ff.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/the-amazing-maize-maze1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/the-amazing-maize-maze1 Date: October 14, 2017

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

  • Don't miss "Maze by Moonlight" on Sat, Oct 14, and Sat. Oct 21, when the maze stays open until 9:00 pm! (last ticket sold at 9:00) Visitors will use the starry sky (or flashlights) to guide them through their adventure.
  • There is a $20.00 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on Sun, 10/29 for the Children's Fall Festival.

Photo credit Skyview Survery.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97c73f0b3e.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/open-house-ny-prison-ship-martyrs-monument http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/open-house-ny-prison-ship-martyrs-monument Date: October 14, 2017

This memorial was built in the center of Fort Greene Park in 1908 as a tribute to the 11,000 men, women and children who died on British prison ships during the Revolutionary War.

Step inside this historic monument and learn about Fort Greene Park history, the Revolutionary War, and the stories of those who perished.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d66dabe36.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Soil Reboot: Compost and Green Manures (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/soil-reboot-compost-and-green-manures-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/soil-reboot-compost-and-green-manures-nyc-compost-project Date: October 14, 2017

Explore cover cropping strategies that return fertility back to the land. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to hand-sow a fall cover crop mix to shelter and enrich the soil.

Free Admission | 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a823e32d3.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Soil Reboot: Compost & Green Manures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/soil-reboot-compost-green-manures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/soil-reboot-compost-green-manures Date: October 14, 2017

Explore cover cropping strategies that return fertility back to the land and hand-sow a fall cover crop mix to shelter and enrich the soil.

Facilitated by NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3558

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 14, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a0704c4c0c7.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: October 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943e0805358f.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Screenwriters Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/screen-writers-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/screen-writers-workshop Date: October 14, 2017

Join Juan Ramirez Jr. at our free Screenwriters Workshops in Poe Park! Bring the story idea you wish to develop into a screen play or series.

For adults.

Start time: 11:00 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 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 08 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Food Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/queens-food-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/queens-food-day Date: October 14, 2017

In honor of World Food Day, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens Action Council (QuAC), and City Harvest are hosting a fun, interactive, and educational day of learning, cooking, eating, advocacy, and wellness.

Explore and become a part of the landscape of food justice in Northwest Queens with a variety of community organizations sharing knowledge and resources on nutrition education, food affordability and accessibility, urban farming, planting and gardening, sustainability, and healthy living.

Participating partners include GrowNYC, NYC Compost Project at Big Reuse, Allergic to Salad, Smiling Hogshead Ranch, and Spice Tree Organics.

Join us for activities, conversations, cooking demos, community building, performances like Lauren Hale Biniaris’ dance work-in-process ‘Hungry’ which explores the complicated world of food politics, and more!

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture will also be activating the Park with site-specific performance from 1-5 PM. !

Presented in partnership with Queens Action Council (QuAC) and City Harvest

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594aaed83b228.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: October 14, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/fall-festival Date: October 14, 2017

Celebrate fall with crafts, games, music, pumpkins, and more!

Generously sponsored by Council Member Eric A. Ulrich.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70140075683600000, -73.85299682617200000 Mon, 01 May 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage and The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-and-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-and-the-heather-garden Date: October 14, 2017

Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! The 1908 cottage flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of the C.K.G Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in the last 108 years.

The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to NYC in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers. It boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs, and breathtaking views of the majestic New Jersey Palisades.

Come on a tour to learn more!

There is limited space and tours will be first come first serve. There is no early registration*

30 minute tours will be given at the Cottage beginning at 12pm. If you show up at 12pm you can sign up for a later tour that has available space but must report back at least 10 minutes before the tour begins.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: The Cottage (in Fort Tryon Park),Stone Pillars (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85944277284600000, -73.93451279071500000; 40.85944885864500000, -73.93404876855500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b1fa259bc5a.JPG Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walk: Late-Season Blooms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/garden-walk-late-season-blooms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/garden-walk-late-season-blooms Date: October 14, 2017

Trees are not the only colorful part of Wave Hill’s autumn landscape. Late-blooming plants such as asters, dahlias, perennial sunflowers and salvias create a spectacle equal to that of spring. Join Assistant Director of Horticulture Matthew Turnbull as he shares his seasonal floral favorites.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b99b70239f6.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: October 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf07381f7d.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science, and Nature Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/convergence-philosophy-science-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/convergence-philosophy-science-and-nature Date: October 14, 2017

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

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

Curated by Deborah Woodbridge

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

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

Free Admission

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c5424a7fe85.jpg Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: October 14, 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, wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Registration is requested.

This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month,from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the second and third Saturdays of the month, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a58432dd5.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/rangers-choice-archery Date: October 14, 2017

Stay on target with the Urban Park Rangers and experience the art and lessons of archery. This program is a beginner's guide to archery, and archery equipment is provided.

  • Recommended for ages 8 and up.
  • Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit the Urban Park Rangers' Event Registration page starting Wednesday, October 4.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60267767781100000, -74.15647268295300000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[SkowheganPerforms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/skowheganperforms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/skowheganperforms Date: October 14, 2017

SkowheganPerforms, now in its seventh season, invites Skowhegan alumni to activate the entire park with an afternoon of performance and art. The site-specific works are interspersed throughout the landscape and public artworks, and are inspired by Socrates Sculpture Park's unique outdoor waterfront setting and the 2017 Socrates Annual.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594aadf1ab083.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: October 14, 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 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 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[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/storytime-craft Date: October 14, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.

Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-14 2017-10-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a5844460992.JPG Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Interpretive Reading of Mark Twain's "The War Prayer": Kiran Chandra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/reading-of-mark-twains-the-war-prayer-kiran-chandra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/reading-of-mark-twains-the-war-prayer-kiran-chandra Date: October 14, 2017

Call & Response artist Kiran Chandra presents an interpretive reading of Mark Twain’s controversial 1905 text “The War Prayer.” When Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was a resident in Wave Hill House at the beginning of the 20th century, he built a treehouse on the property. Chandra’s reading commemorates Twain’s tree structure and the writing he created at Wave Hill. It will be performed in front of her outdoor installation.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b99ce2ebdbb.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/nocturnal-wildlife Date: October 14, 2017

Whether you live in the country or a busy city, wildlife is all around. If you keep your eyes and ears open, there's loads of nocturnal nature to be found.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing opportunities in the urban jungle.

Join the Urban Park Rangers as they search for some of the lesser-seen creatures of the night.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Phases of the Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/astronomy-phases-of-the-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/astronomy-phases-of-the-moon Date: October 14, 2017

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

Our Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe the night sky.

Get set to hike up the the dark sections of the park away from the neighborhood lights. The Overlook Meadow provides a great viewing location of the night sky.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Sunday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market Date: October 15, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/farmers-market Date: October 15, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: October Treasures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/family-art-project-october-treasures1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/family-art-project-october-treasures1 Date: October 15, 2017

Stroll along Wave Hill’s Conifer Slope or venture to the lower woodland to see the treasures autumn trees have laid upon the grounds. Use your findings, along with buttons, small stones and a bit of sparkle, to decorate a recycled box or metal tin, a home for your growing nature collection.

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 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b99a501acdf.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: October 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baca8418d84.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/the-amazing-maize-maze1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/the-amazing-maize-maze1 Date: October 15, 2017

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

  • Don't miss "Maze by Moonlight" on Sat, Oct 14, and Sat. Oct 21, when the maze stays open until 9:00 pm! (last ticket sold at 9:00) Visitors will use the starry sky (or flashlights) to guide them through their adventure.
  • There is a $20.00 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on Sun, 10/29 for the Children's Fall Festival.

Photo credit Skyview Survery.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97c73f0b3e.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/open-house-ny-jeffreys-hook-lighthouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/open-house-ny-jeffreys-hook-lighthouse Date: October 15, 2017

Rediscover the history of this unique landmark. As part of Open House New York, join the Urban Park Rangers on guided tours of Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse.

Erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, it has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse."

This open house is first come, first served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 181 Street and Riverside Drive (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.85246264129200000, -73.94145858287900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d84789a7f.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Coastal Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/coastal-cleanup Date: October 15, 2017

Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches. Scheduled times are according to low tides, from May to October.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver on-site and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Groups with 10 members or fewer are welcome to join in our two-hour long Coastal Cleanup sessions. Space is limited. Please fill out a Coastal Cleanup Group Form to request a date.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/harvest-festival Date: October 15, 2017

Each fall, Randall's Island Park Alliance’s annual Harvest Festival celebrates the bounty of the earth and the completion of another fruitful season at the Urban Farm.

Enjoy live music, face painting, self-guided tours of the Urban Farm, and more fun fall activities!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58910483a5ed3.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: October 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-10-15 2017-10-15 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage and The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-and-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-and-the-heather-garden Date: October 15, 2017

Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! The 1908 cottage flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of the C.K.G Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in the last 108 years.

The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to NYC in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers. It boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs, and breathtaking views of the majestic New Jersey Palisades.

Come on a tour to learn more!

There is limited space and tours will be first come first serve. There is no early registration*

30 minute tours will be given at the Cottage beginning at 12pm. If you show up at 12pm you can sign up for a later tour that has available space but must report back at least 10 minutes before the tour begins.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: The Cottage (in Fort Tryon Park),Stone Pillars (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85944277284600000, -73.93451279071500000; 40.85944885864500000, -73.93404876855500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b1fa259bc5a.JPG Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/fall-festival Date: October 15, 2017

Join NYC Parks & Council Member Donovan Richards for a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, games, pony rides, a pumpkin patch, music, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Bayswater Playground (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59899902343750000, -73.76699829101562000 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/forest-crew Date: October 15, 2017

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

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

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

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: October 15, 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 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 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[Ranger's Choice: Green-Wood Cemetery History Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/rangers-choice-greenwood-cemetery-history-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/rangers-choice-greenwood-cemetery-history-tour Date: October 15, 2017

Green-Wood Cemetery was established in the mid-nineteenth century and is one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in New York City. Learn about the famous New Yorkers buried here as we explore the rolling acres that surround the graves, tombs, and mausoleums of this peaceful place.

To register for this program, visit our Events Registration page; registration opens on October 4.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Green-Wood Cemetery

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2017-10-15 2017-10-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.65200042724600000, -73.98960113525400000 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory Date: October 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf24d2443c.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Primitive Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/rangers-choice-primitive-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/rangers-choice-primitive-survival-skills Date: October 15, 2017

If you were dropped into the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back, could you make a fire, build, a shelter, or gather clean drinking water? Discover how our ancestors mastered these crucial skills.

Registration is required for this program. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers Registration Page; registration opens on October 4.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2dd0c5802c.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh-tour Date: October 15, 2017

Join us for a tour of our flagship salt marsh! Learn about the ecology of the space, view wildlife up close, and learn how the island’s history has shaped our natural areas.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79146526423800000, -73.92687702179000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5965143221bc9.JPG Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 15, 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 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a06cd57d111.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:29:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/astronomy Date: October 15, 2017

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2dd2bc0cfa.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Constellations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/astronomy-constellations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/astronomy-constellations Date: October 15, 2017

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2dd617b4ac.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fall Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/16/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/16/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours Date: October 16, 2017

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.

Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-10-16 2017-10-16 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/16/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/16/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 16, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-16 2017-10-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/16/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/16/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: October 16, 2017

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Rose Garden

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2017-10-16 2017-10-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66912421916000000, -73.96799683573600000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:45:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/16/conference-house-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/16/conference-house-inside-out Date: October 16, 2017

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

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

Presented by the Conference House Association and NYC Parks.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-16 2017-10-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a99b414c942.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 17, 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.

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.

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

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.

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 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/fitness-walk Date: October 17, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 17, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/conference-house-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/conference-house-inside-out Date: October 17, 2017

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

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

Presented by the Conference House Association and NYC Parks.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a99b414c942.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Coastal Clean-Up in Riverside Park South with Riverside Park Conservancy and TRASH HERO New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/coastal-cleanup-in-riverside-park-south-with-riverside-park-conservancy-and-trash-hero-new-york1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/coastal-cleanup-in-riverside-park-south-with-riverside-park-conservancy-and-trash-hero-new-york1 Date: October 17, 2017

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 to remove marine trash from the Tidal Cove and park's shoreline.

Closed-toed shoes are required. All materials will be provided.

Meeting point is at the Riverside Park Conservancy tent on the 59th Street Mound. We look forward to cleaning up the waterfront with you!

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 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.77338089612200000, -73.99357915203700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59762490d4898.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/biweekly-gardening-club Date: October 17, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: October 17, 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 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 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[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: October 17, 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: 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 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization Get Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/communication-and-socialization-get-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/communication-and-socialization-get-together Date: October 17, 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 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 17, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a0704c4c0c7.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 17, 2017

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/gallery-tour Date: October 17, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59aee838df38b.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: October 17, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:26 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: October 17, 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 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 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[Keeping Chickens Part 2: Fall and Winter (Brooklyn)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/keeping-chickens-part-2-fall-and-winter-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/keeping-chickens-part-2-fall-and-winter-brooklyn Date: October 17, 2017

Learn the nuts and bolts of keeping chickens in the city. This workshop will be the second in a two-part series and will cover maintenance for the fall and winter seasons.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Tranquility Garden

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2017-10-17 2017-10-17 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.69459915161100000, -73.94319915771500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599d992016a35.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: October 17, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout. Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Terrace at 108th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:04 EDT