NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:51:54 GMT <![CDATA[Nantucket Lightship Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/nantucket-lightship-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/nantucket-lightship-public-tours Date: October 30, 2016

Join us for a free public tour of the Nantucket Lightship, a floating lighthouse docked at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Known as the “Guardian Angel of the North Atlantic”, the Nantucket Lightship (WLV612) was the last lightship in service to the United States Coast Guard, and was decommissioned in 1985. The WLV612 is the only fully operational lightship in the United States today.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-30 2016-10-30 1:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b5c5e7ede34.jpg Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike and Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/hike-and-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/hike-and-draw Date: October 30, 2016

Relax and de-stress with our new program partner The Art Students League. Focusing in on nature and transferring it to paper can be a calming and meditative process. Bring a bottle of water and a light-weight portable chair to the Nature Center. From there, we venture out to beautiful sites worth feasting your eyes on with artist Pedro Ramirez.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-30 2016-10-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b36d3ebce18.jpg Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: October 30, 2016

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-30 2016-10-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert: Sinfonietta of Riverdale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/concert-sinfonietta-of-riverdale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/concert-sinfonietta-of-riverdale Date: October 30, 2016

The new season opens with the return of the Sinfonietta of Riverdale, the first of ten concerts that feature classical, jazz, and popular American music. Time Out New York declares the Sinfonietta to be “off the hook fabulous”. Under the direction of maestro Mark Mandarano, the chamber orchestra opens the 2016–2017 season with a program featuring Lunastella Fuga, a work commissioned by the Sinfonietta and composed by the Bronx’s own Oliver Caplan, works by Husa and Corigliano, and Tchaikovsky’s beloved Serenade for Strings.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-30 2016-10-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2f43c74973.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:30:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/central-park-conservancy-halloween-parade-and-pumpkin-flotilla http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/central-park-conservancy-halloween-parade-and-pumpkin-flotilla Date: October 30, 2016

Bring the whole family and come celebrate Halloween in Central Park. Enjoy live music, spooky stories, pumpkin carving demonstrations, a costume parade, and Central Park Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight!

This year’s event will also include live “Bat Encounter” presentations by the Organization for Bat Conservation.

This event is free and open to all ages. Tickets are not required. Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming.

Schedule of Activities

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • Pumpkin Flotilla Drop Off*
  • Live music by Aly Sunshine and Funkytown Playground
  • Live “Bat Encounter” presentations by Organization for Bat Conservation.
  • Pumpkin carving demonstrations with Hugh McMahon
  • Halloween crafts

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Spooky Stories with Story Laurie
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Spooky Stories with Story Laurie
5:45: p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Halloween Costume Parade
6:30 p.m.: Pumpkin Flotilla Launch - Watch the Harlem Meer get spooky! Once the activities are finished at twilight (about 6:30 pm), find a spot along the edge of the Harlem Meer and watch as the jack-o’-lanterns float by in New York’s largest pumpkin flotilla!

Pumpkin Flotilla Guidelines*

Get a pumpkin: Bring a pumpkin that weighs about 8 pounds after it’s carved; that’s approximately the size of a soccer ball. Mini or extra-large pumpkins cannot be accepted for the flotilla.

Get creative: All pumpkins must come with tops and be gutted and carved at home. Jack-o’-lanterns with artificial decorations, such as paint, glitter, marker, food dye, paper, plastic, light bulbs, candles, or floats cannot be accepted for the flotilla. A light and floating device will be provided when you register your jack-o’-lantern at the event.

Drop off your pumpkin: We will have two designated drop-off areas near the Dana Discovery Center between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Space in the flotilla is limited to 50 pumpkins, so make sure your creation meets all the requirements. Members-only Perk: pre-register online to reserve space in the flotilla for your pumpkin by Friday, October 28. Please remember to bring your membership card.

Please note: Pumpkins in our flotilla cannot be returned. Thank you for your contribution to our event.

For more information about the Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla, please call the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center at (212) 860-1370

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-30 2016-10-30 3:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e997a967c99.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: October 31, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

In Van Cortlandt Park: Yoga on M/W at 9am + Walking on T/TH at 10am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-31 2016-10-31 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc3ed08241b.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park Date: October 31, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

In Carl Schurz Park, Walking is offered Monday/Wednesday at 9am and Yoga on Tuesday/Thursday at 9am.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Carl Schurz Main Lawn (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-10-31 2016-10-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77439880371094000, -73.94419860839844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc460e378ab.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Education Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/bird-education-program1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/bird-education-program1 Date: October 31, 2016

For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds. During a four-, eight-, or 16-week session, public and private school students in grades two through four learn about their natural environment through classroom lessons, outdoor field trips, and a conservation project designed to improve bird habitat in the local community.

For the Birds! exposes students, usually for the first time, to the idea that their own neighborhoods provide valuable habitat to birds and other urban wildlife.

Volunteer Teachers
Audubon New York’s For the Birds! Program is looking for volunteer teachers for all five boroughs of NYC. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rich Santangelo, For the Birds! Education Program Manager by email at rsantangelo@audubon.org or by phone at (212) 979-3077.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: National Audubon Headquarters

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2016-10-31 2016-10-31 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72900310000000000, -74.00563040000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf52fa4b6ac.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/seniors-fitness-in-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/seniors-fitness-in-marine-park Date: October 31, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

In Marine Park, Yoga is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Marine Park

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B057 Marine Park 2016-10-31 2016-10-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.59209823608400000, -73.92089843750000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc41a2196a0.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park Date: October 31, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Yoga - M/W - 11AM

Tennis - T/TH - 10AM

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-10-31 2016-10-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4d1c62c90.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/seniors-fitness-in-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/seniors-fitness-in-astoria-park Date: October 31, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Tennis - M/W - 10am (two hours)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Astoria Park Field House (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-10-31 2016-10-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77502492032400000, -73.92419397831000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc528d99876.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Flushing Meadows]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/seniors-fitness-in-flushing-meadows http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/seniors-fitness-in-flushing-meadows Date: October 31, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Tennis - M/W - 10am (2 hours)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2016-10-31 2016-10-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74929809570312500, -73.85459899902344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc5726a3831.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:45:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Greenbelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/seniors-fitness-in-greenbelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/seniors-fitness-in-greenbelt-park Date: October 31, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Tennis - M/F - 10AM

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-10-31 2016-10-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc581c3056d.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: October 31, 2016

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: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-10-31 2016-10-31 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 31, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-31 2016-10-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 31, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-31 2016-10-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: October 31, 2016

Children and youth ages 8 years to 17 years are welcome to participate in a variety of sports,crafts and learning opportunities including: Computer Resources, Arts in Parks, Youth Swim, learn to play Flag Football, learn to play Basketball, Teen Fitness (supervised use of fitness and cardio rooms), Hula Aerobics, Go Girl Athletics and Skills and Drills basketball development.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-10-31 2016-10-31 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[A Haunting We Will Go]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/a-haunting-we-will-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/a-haunting-we-will-go Date: October 31, 2016

Enjoy a frightful time with bugs, snakes, ghosts, goblins, and the Urban Park Rangers.

Costumes and bravery welcome. All ages are welcome.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Cedar Grove Avenue and Seafoam Street (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2016-10-31 2016-10-31 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.56348050000000000, -74.09853020000000000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Spooky Halloween at Ashford Learning Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/spooky-halloween-at-ashford-learning-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/spooky-halloween-at-ashford-learning-garden Date: October 31, 2016

Come and celebrate Halloween safely in the Ashford Learning Garden.

There will be face painting for the kids and information about the plants that have been grown here in gardening. The garden will also have healthy treats and fun games throughout the day.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ashford Learning Center

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2016-10-31 2016-10-31 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67401320000000000, -73.88514810000000000 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Retro Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/retro-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/retro-basketball Date: October 31, 2016

Senior members ages 55 and older are invited to play basketball and compete.

A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-10-31 2016-10-31 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 1, 2016

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 2016-11-01 2016-11-01 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Education Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/bird-education-program1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/bird-education-program1 Date: November 1, 2016

For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds. During a four-, eight-, or 16-week session, public and private school students in grades two through four learn about their natural environment through classroom lessons, outdoor field trips, and a conservation project designed to improve bird habitat in the local community.

For the Birds! exposes students, usually for the first time, to the idea that their own neighborhoods provide valuable habitat to birds and other urban wildlife.

Volunteer Teachers
Audubon New York’s For the Birds! Program is looking for volunteer teachers for all five boroughs of NYC. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rich Santangelo, For the Birds! Education Program Manager by email at rsantangelo@audubon.org or by phone at (212) 979-3077.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: National Audubon Headquarters

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2016-11-01 2016-11-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72900310000000000, -74.00563040000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf52fa4b6ac.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/seniors-fitness-in-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/seniors-fitness-in-pelham-bay-park Date: November 1, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City. Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Yoga is offered in Pelham Bay Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10am.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-11-01 2016-11-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc37a29b0c6.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:30:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: November 1, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

In Van Cortlandt Park: Yoga on M/W at 9am + Walking on T/TH at 10am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-11-01 2016-11-01 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc3ed08241b.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park Date: November 1, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

In Carl Schurz Park, Walking is offered Monday/Wednesday at 9am and Yoga on Tuesday/Thursday at 9am.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Carl Schurz Main Lawn (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-11-01 2016-11-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77439880371094000, -73.94419860839844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc460e378ab.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/seniors-fitness-in-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/seniors-fitness-in-cunningham-park Date: November 1, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Tennis - T/TH - 9am (two hours)

Yoga - T/TH - 10am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Cunningham Park

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-11-01 2016-11-01 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.72809982299805000, -73.77269744873047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4f0495e2f.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Roy Wilkins Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/roy-wilkins-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/roy-wilkins-park Date: November 1, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Yoga - T/Th - 9am

Tennis - T/Th - 10am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2016-11-01 2016-11-01 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc512902c00.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Faber Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/seniors-fitness-in-faber-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/seniors-fitness-in-faber-park Date: November 1, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Yoga - T/Th - 9am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2016-11-01 2016-11-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.64089965820312500, -74.13580322265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc59218e530.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park Date: November 1, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Yoga - M/W - 11AM

Tennis - T/TH - 10AM

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-11-01 2016-11-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4d1c62c90.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/seniors-fitness-in-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/seniors-fitness-in-thomas-jefferson-park Date: November 1, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

We offer a Fitness Walking + Yoga combo in Thomas Jefferson Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2016-11-01 2016-11-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.79312515258789000, -73.93525695800781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc473761d9d.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/seniors-fitness-in-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/seniors-fitness-in-kaiser-park Date: November 1, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Tennis in Kaiser Park takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Kaiser Park Tennis Courts (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2016-11-01 2016-11-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57842254638672000, -73.99437713623047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc44c32fc37.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: November 1, 2016

Children and youth ages 8 years to 17 years are welcome to participate in a variety of sports,crafts and learning opportunities including: Computer Resources, Arts in Parks, Youth Swim, learn to play Flag Football, learn to play Basketball, Teen Fitness (supervised use of fitness and cardio rooms), Hula Aerobics, Go Girl Athletics and Skills and Drills basketball development.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-01 2016-11-01 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/ed-center-open-hours Date: November 1, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-11-01 2016-11-01 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/instructional-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/instructional-flag-football Date: November 1, 2016

The NYC Flag Football League takes place across the city every fall from September through November. The league welcomes both boys and girls ages 8-17 to take part in drills, strategy, and game play. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. To register or for more information, please call 718-351-7923 or email James.destefano@parks.nyc.gov. Flag football is a free program with rolling registration. The program takes place on Father Capodanno Blvd. Please contact James for more details about the program location.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-11-01 2016-11-01 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: November 1, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-11-01 2016-11-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577544c62193f.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: November 1, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-11-01 2016-11-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775454b87227.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/01/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: November 1, 2016

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-11-01 2016-11-01 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: November 2, 2016

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples.

The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-11-02 2016-11-02 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: November 2, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

In Van Cortlandt Park: Yoga on M/W at 9am + Walking on T/TH at 10am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-11-02 2016-11-02 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc3ed08241b.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park Date: November 2, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

In Carl Schurz Park, Walking is offered Monday/Wednesday at 9am and Yoga on Tuesday/Thursday at 9am.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Carl Schurz Main Lawn (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-11-02 2016-11-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77439880371094000, -73.94419860839844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc460e378ab.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Education Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/bird-education-program1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/bird-education-program1 Date: November 2, 2016

For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds. During a four-, eight-, or 16-week session, public and private school students in grades two through four learn about their natural environment through classroom lessons, outdoor field trips, and a conservation project designed to improve bird habitat in the local community.

For the Birds! exposes students, usually for the first time, to the idea that their own neighborhoods provide valuable habitat to birds and other urban wildlife.

Volunteer Teachers
Audubon New York’s For the Birds! Program is looking for volunteer teachers for all five boroughs of NYC. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rich Santangelo, For the Birds! Education Program Manager by email at rsantangelo@audubon.org or by phone at (212) 979-3077.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: National Audubon Headquarters

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2016-11-02 2016-11-02 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72900310000000000, -74.00563040000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf52fa4b6ac.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/seniors-fitness-in-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/seniors-fitness-in-marine-park Date: November 2, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

In Marine Park, Yoga is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Marine Park

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B057 Marine Park 2016-11-02 2016-11-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.59209823608400000, -73.92089843750000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc41a2196a0.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park Date: November 2, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Yoga - M/W - 11AM

Tennis - T/TH - 10AM

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-11-02 2016-11-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4d1c62c90.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/seniors-fitness-in-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/seniors-fitness-in-astoria-park Date: November 2, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Tennis - M/W - 10am (two hours)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Astoria Park Field House (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-11-02 2016-11-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77502492032400000, -73.92419397831000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc528d99876.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Flushing Meadows]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/seniors-fitness-in-flushing-meadows http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/seniors-fitness-in-flushing-meadows Date: November 2, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Tennis - M/W - 10am (2 hours)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2016-11-02 2016-11-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74929809570312500, -73.85459899902344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc5726a3831.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:45:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in South Oxford Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/seniors-fitness-in-south-oxford-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/seniors-fitness-in-south-oxford-park Date: November 2, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

South Oxford Park offers Yoga on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11AM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2016-11-02 2016-11-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68360137939453000, -73.97239685058594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc436c08d84.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: November 2, 2016

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of outdoor sculpture celebrating one hundred years of its formal garden designed by Delano & Aldrich in 1916.

Showcasing fifteen artists whose work draws on the site’s history, architecture, and surrounding natural environment, the exhibition encompasses artworks of steel, wood, fiberglass, ceramic, and recycled plastics, including augmented-reality interventions and kinetic art choreographed by elements of nature.

Featured artists include Markus Holtby, Fitzhugh Karol, Wendy Klemperer, William Logan, Shannon Novak, Sarah Olson, Sui Park, Camilla Quinn, Audrey Shachnow, Aaron Suggs, Naomi Teppich and Martin Springhetti, Gregory Thielker, Beatrice Wolert, and Christopher Yockey.

Image credit: Audrey Shachnow, The Golden Muse, 2016, marine plywood, threaded rods, acrylic paint, brass hardware. Photograph courtesy of Audrey Shachnow, July, 2016.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-11-02 2016-11-02 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d085219eea8.JPG Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: November 2, 2016

Children and youth ages 8 years to 17 years are welcome to participate in a variety of sports,crafts and learning opportunities including: Computer Resources, Arts in Parks, Youth Swim, learn to play Flag Football, learn to play Basketball, Teen Fitness (supervised use of fitness and cardio rooms), Hula Aerobics, Go Girl Athletics and Skills and Drills basketball development.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-02 2016-11-02 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Party with Mark Fisher Fitness in Hudson Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park Date: November 2, 2016

Join the insanely fun Mark Fisher Fitness Team at Hudson Park for a one-hour fitness party!

Classes are free! All skills levels are welcome; no experience necessary.

Classes will include body-weight exercise for both beginners and advanced fitness ninjas! Space is limited, so please sign up on Eventbrite in advance to guarantee your spot.

Please bring a towel and water bottle. You're going to do some serious sweating!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 544 West 35th Street (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-11-02 2016-11-02 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.75586466046600000, -74.00046013491800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572104d8ac801.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Learn to Play Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/adults-learn-to-play-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/adults-learn-to-play-volleyball Date: November 2, 2016

Adults ages 18 and older are invited to join St. Mary's Recreation Center on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. to learn how to play volleyball. Learn how to serve and spike, increase upper body strength, build excellent communication skills, and positive team building.

Recreation Center membership and registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-02 2016-11-02 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: November 2, 2016

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2016-11-02 2016-11-02 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Learn to Play Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/02/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: November 2, 2016

Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn, play, and compete in soccer.

Learn the rules and techniques, dribbling, and passing. Have fun while learning and practicing this exciting game.

Please note: A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. Registration is required. To register, please email Victor.Campbell@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 402-5155.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-02 2016-11-02 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 3, 2016

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 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Education Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/bird-education-program1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/bird-education-program1 Date: November 3, 2016

For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds. During a four-, eight-, or 16-week session, public and private school students in grades two through four learn about their natural environment through classroom lessons, outdoor field trips, and a conservation project designed to improve bird habitat in the local community.

For the Birds! exposes students, usually for the first time, to the idea that their own neighborhoods provide valuable habitat to birds and other urban wildlife.

Volunteer Teachers
Audubon New York’s For the Birds! Program is looking for volunteer teachers for all five boroughs of NYC. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rich Santangelo, For the Birds! Education Program Manager by email at rsantangelo@audubon.org or by phone at (212) 979-3077.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: National Audubon Headquarters

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2016-11-03 2016-11-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72900310000000000, -74.00563040000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf52fa4b6ac.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/seniors-fitness-in-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/seniors-fitness-in-cunningham-park Date: November 3, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Tennis - T/TH - 9am (two hours)

Yoga - T/TH - 10am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Cunningham Park

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.72809982299805000, -73.77269744873047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4f0495e2f.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Roy Wilkins Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/roy-wilkins-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/roy-wilkins-park Date: November 3, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Yoga - T/Th - 9am

Tennis - T/Th - 10am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc512902c00.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Faber Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/seniors-fitness-in-faber-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/seniors-fitness-in-faber-park Date: November 3, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Yoga - T/Th - 9am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.64089965820312500, -74.13580322265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc59218e530.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/seniors-fitness-in-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/seniors-fitness-in-pelham-bay-park Date: November 3, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City. Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Yoga is offered in Pelham Bay Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10am.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc37a29b0c6.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:30:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: November 3, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

In Van Cortlandt Park: Yoga on M/W at 9am + Walking on T/TH at 10am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc3ed08241b.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park Date: November 3, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

In Carl Schurz Park, Walking is offered Monday/Wednesday at 9am and Yoga on Tuesday/Thursday at 9am.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Carl Schurz Main Lawn (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77439880371094000, -73.94419860839844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc460e378ab.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/greenbelt-peepers Date: November 3, 2016

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-old kids and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:45:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park Date: November 3, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Yoga - M/W - 11AM

Tennis - T/TH - 10AM

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4d1c62c90.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: November 3, 2016

The Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude of different projects throughout the park. The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects. Regardless of physical ability, there's something for everyone to do.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/shape-up-nyc-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/shape-up-nyc-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: November 3, 2016

Join us for this adult Shape Up class featuring stretches and exercises to world music 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 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/seniors-fitness-in-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/seniors-fitness-in-thomas-jefferson-park Date: November 3, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

We offer a Fitness Walking + Yoga combo in Thomas Jefferson Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.79312515258789000, -73.93525695800781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc473761d9d.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: November 3, 2016

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. This program is suitable for three- and four-year-old tots.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/seniors-fitness-in-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/seniors-fitness-in-kaiser-park Date: November 3, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Tennis in Kaiser Park takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Kaiser Park Tennis Courts (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57842254638672000, -73.99437713623047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc44c32fc37.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/special-express-arts Date: November 3, 2016

Engaging, exciting, and inspiring special needs adults through the arts, for self expression.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 11:00 am 0:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/hatha-yoga-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/hatha-yoga-and-meditation Date: November 3, 2016

This hatha yoga and meditation class focuses on whole body fitness for strength, health, well-being, and balance. You'll learn yoga techniques to initiate relaxation and influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: November 3, 2016

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Call 917-291-6436 or email volunteer@nyrp.org for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/ed-center-open-hours Date: November 3, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: November 3, 2016

Children and youth ages 8 years to 17 years are welcome to participate in a variety of sports,crafts and learning opportunities including: Computer Resources, Arts in Parks, Youth Swim, learn to play Flag Football, learn to play Basketball, Teen Fitness (supervised use of fitness and cardio rooms), Hula Aerobics, Go Girl Athletics and Skills and Drills basketball development.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/instructional-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/instructional-flag-football Date: November 3, 2016

The NYC Flag Football League takes place across the city every fall from September through November. The league welcomes both boys and girls ages 8-17 to take part in drills, strategy, and game play. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. To register or for more information, please call 718-351-7923 or email James.destefano@parks.nyc.gov. Flag football is a free program with rolling registration. The program takes place on Father Capodanno Blvd. Please contact James for more details about the program location.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-11-03 2016-11-03 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Education Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/04/bird-education-program1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/04/bird-education-program1 Date: November 4, 2016

For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds. During a four-, eight-, or 16-week session, public and private school students in grades two through four learn about their natural environment through classroom lessons, outdoor field trips, and a conservation project designed to improve bird habitat in the local community.

For the Birds! exposes students, usually for the first time, to the idea that their own neighborhoods provide valuable habitat to birds and other urban wildlife.

Volunteer Teachers
Audubon New York’s For the Birds! Program is looking for volunteer teachers for all five boroughs of NYC. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rich Santangelo, For the Birds! Education Program Manager by email at rsantangelo@audubon.org or by phone at (212) 979-3077.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: National Audubon Headquarters

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2016-11-04 2016-11-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72900310000000000, -74.00563040000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf52fa4b6ac.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Greenbelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/04/seniors-fitness-in-greenbelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/04/seniors-fitness-in-greenbelt-park Date: November 4, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Tennis - M/F - 10AM

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-11-04 2016-11-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc581c3056d.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in South Oxford Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/04/seniors-fitness-in-south-oxford-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/04/seniors-fitness-in-south-oxford-park Date: November 4, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

South Oxford Park offers Yoga on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11AM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2016-11-04 2016-11-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68360137939453000, -73.97239685058594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc436c08d84.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/04/seniors-fitness-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/04/seniors-fitness-in-central-park Date: November 4, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Tennis takes place on Fridays at 1pm.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-04 2016-11-04 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78996276855469000, -73.96192932128906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4b741f85f.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/04/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/04/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: November 4, 2016

Children and youth ages 8 years to 17 years are welcome to participate in a variety of sports,crafts and learning opportunities including: Computer Resources, Arts in Parks, Youth Swim, learn to play Flag Football, learn to play Basketball, Teen Fitness (supervised use of fitness and cardio rooms), Hula Aerobics, Go Girl Athletics and Skills and Drills basketball development.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-04 2016-11-04 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Retro Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/04/retro-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/04/retro-basketball Date: November 4, 2016

Senior members ages 55 and older are invited to play basketball and compete.

A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-04 2016-11-04 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/bird-walks Date: November 5, 2016

Our bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.

In 1998, Van Cortlandt Park was designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) in New York State by National Audubon. About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here, as determined by the 2006 Breeding and Migrating Bird Census Project in Van Cortlandt Park—a study of an Important Bird Area conducted by NYC Audubon. Breeders include the great-horned owl, eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher, northern rough-winged swallo, and rose-breasted grosbeak with the American robin and the gray catbird, being the most populous breeding species.

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 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b369929607c.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: November 5, 2016

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 5, 2016

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.

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 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: November 5, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.

This year, the market will continue to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. We have also worked feverishly to improve the environment and delivery of services to market shoppers through strategic improvements in the physical infrastructure and by partnering with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to increase our local visibility and foot traffic in the markets. That partnership will offer us additional market days at sister market sites in the immediate community, and to host several cultural festivals in the market and garden, author readings in the childrens garden, bike tours which complement our natural programming, and increase advertising and promotions of both markets.

The Large Market will continue its Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains at the newly-improved cooking island area in September; offer eggs and herbs for sale from the Hattie Carthan chicken coops and new herbal farm, and will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, eggs, and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs—The Mixed Basket weekly Program and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: November 5, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender, loving care to Conference House Park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the fall weather. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: November 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: November 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5792927111995.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: November 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577546f0a23e2.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: November 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: November 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577556987c806.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: The Van Cortlandt Super Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/rangers-choice-the-van-cortlandt-super-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/rangers-choice-the-van-cortlandt-super-hike-vigorous Date: November 5, 2016

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

This challenging eight-mile hike winds its way through most of the park's many diverse forests and ecosystems.

Registration is required.

How to Register
To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration will begin Wednesday, October 26.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e43524721d2.JPG Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:45:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Childhood Math Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/early-childhood-math-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/early-childhood-math-program Date: November 5, 2016

Back by popular demand! Ms. Carole Mulligan will be teaching a free early math program for kids ages three to six.

Register by emailing education@dyckmanfarmhouse.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2dd566da32.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Portrait Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/workshop-portrait-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/workshop-portrait-photography Date: November 5, 2016

Enrich your basic understanding of photography, focusing on composition, lighting, gesture, and selecting backgrounds. Enhance your portraits-skills—everything from your holiday photo to vacation photos.

Instructor: Imara Moore, professional photographer.

Please RSVP at (718) 816-4506 ext. 10 or email info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c351f5b6013.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:45:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Meet Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/crochet-meet-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/crochet-meet-group Date: November 5, 2016

This is a friendly group of parents interested in learning crochet to teach their child.

Materials needed: 1 skein light colored #4 yarn, 1 pair short knitting needles #8, tapestry needle for weaving, and measuring tape.

This program is for parents of children with special needs.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 10:30 am 11:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Autumn Fungi: The Eaters & The Eaten]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/autumn-fungi-the-eaters-the-eaten http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/autumn-fungi-the-eaters-the-eaten Date: November 5, 2016

Join Paul Sadowski at Payson Center as he presents a short visual presentation showing mushrooms common to Inwood Hill Park. Then follow Paul on an exploration hike of the forest to seek out mushrooms introduced in the lecture. Given the evanescent nature of fungi, it is difficult to know what species will be fruiting during the tour. Inwood Hill Park may be hiding fungi species not yet discovered!

This program is made possible by the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ec300ae5d56.jpg Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session Date: November 5, 2016

Learn more about New York Restoration Project's weekly volunteer opportunities! Whether you are interested in getting your hands dirty with traditional ornamental gardening, removing the vines threatening our native NYC trees, or just want to meet an awesome group of people just as excited about getting into nature as you, our weekly Garden and Forest Crews could be for you! Attend an orientation to learn how to get involved. Come prepared to work!

Please register by calling 917-291-6436 or emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 10:30 am 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Grown Volunteer Day at 131st Street Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/harlem-grown-volunteer-day-at-131st-street-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/harlem-grown-volunteer-day-at-131st-street-farm Date: November 5, 2016

Have you ever worked on a farm? Want to learn how to care for plants? Come out to Harlem Grown to help us grow. Volunteer activities include farm maintenance tasks, such as watering, weeding, planting, or cleaning. Volunteers of all ages are welcome!

Harlem Grown is a non-profit organization that inspires youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and and education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. Visit harlemgrown.org or call (212) 870-0113 to learn more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-0113

Location: Harlem Grown 131st Street Farm Garden

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2016-11-05 2016-11-05 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81075403747100000, -73.94120155761100000 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: November 5, 2016

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of outdoor sculpture celebrating one hundred years of its formal garden designed by Delano & Aldrich in 1916.

Showcasing fifteen artists whose work draws on the site’s history, architecture, and surrounding natural environment, the exhibition encompasses artworks of steel, wood, fiberglass, ceramic, and recycled plastics, including augmented-reality interventions and kinetic art choreographed by elements of nature.

Featured artists include Markus Holtby, Fitzhugh Karol, Wendy Klemperer, William Logan, Shannon Novak, Sarah Olson, Sui Park, Camilla Quinn, Audrey Shachnow, Aaron Suggs, Naomi Teppich and Martin Springhetti, Gregory Thielker, Beatrice Wolert, and Christopher Yockey.

Image credit: Audrey Shachnow, The Golden Muse, 2016, marine plywood, threaded rods, acrylic paint, brass hardware. Photograph courtesy of Audrey Shachnow, July, 2016.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d085219eea8.JPG Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/ed-center-open-hours Date: November 5, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Design Paper Fans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/paper-arts-crafts Date: November 5, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts and crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more. Kids will design and decorate paper fans

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:39 EDT