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 Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:03:58 GMT <![CDATA[It's My Park at Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-cunningham-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Cunningham Park to clean, mulch, and plant at Cunningham Park. We look forward to working with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bocce Courts (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72987187490300000, -73.77377972006800000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at 132 St Block Association Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-132-st-block-association-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-132-st-block-association-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with West 132nd Street Block Association to do general clean up and tulip bulb planting at the 132 St Block Association Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0283

Location: 132 Street Block Association Park

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81230163574200000, -73.94319915771500000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 17:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Downing Street Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-downing-street-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-downing-street-playground Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Winston Churchill Square Garden to help plant bulbs for spring flowers and do a fall cleanup at Downing Street Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 924-1216

Location: Sir Winston Churchill Square (in Downing Street Playground)

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M027 Downing Street Playground 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72985458374023400, -74.00245666503906000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 17:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at MacArthur Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-macarthur-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-macarthur-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of 49th Street Playground to help weed, mulch, plant bulbs, and paint the wall in MacArthur Park. Dress to get dirty and get ready to dig in!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 868-8586

Location: Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park (in MacArthur Park)

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M256 MacArthur Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75230026245117000, -73.96520233154297000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 17:45:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-stuyvesant-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-stuyvesant-square Date: October 15, 2016

For the end of the It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association to help rake, mulch, and plant bulbs in Stuyvesant Square Park.

Play Associates will be on-site from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to provide free games and other play activities for chldren to enjoy. So come on out and have some fun.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Second Avenue Entrance (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.73320007324219000, -73.98449707031250000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:15:19 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Jackie Robinson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-jackie-robinson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-jackie-robinson-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with 150th - 155th Street Edgecombe Avenue Block Association to beautify the tree beds along Jackie Robinson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the tree beds with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West 150th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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B294 Jackie Robinson Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.82680805829100000, -73.94148814678200000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 17:45:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Bleecker Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-bleecker-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-bleecker-playground Date: October 15, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Bleecker Playground to help with a big planting and clean-up project at Bleecker Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 805-8540

Location: Sandbox (in Bleecker Playground)

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M251 Bleecker Playground 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.73674813743800000, -74.00553029775600000 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Convent Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-convent-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-convent-garden Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Convent Garden Community Association at Convent Garden. Volunteers will be weeding, raking, and mulching in the garden and doing some general cleanup. Come join us in caring for this beautiful garden.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Convent Garden

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M284 Convent Garden 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.82830047607422000, -73.94270324707031000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 17:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Duarte Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-duarte-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-duarte-square Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Washington Heights Gardening Crew to weed, remove litter, and plant flower bulbs in Duarte Square and surrounding tree beds. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Juan Pablo Duarte Square

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.84197616577148400, -73.93914794921875000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 17:45:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Glick Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-east-river-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-east-river-esplanade Date: October 15, 2016

For the end of the It's My Park season, volunteer with Kips Bay Neighborhood Alliance on the East River Esplanade in Glick Park. Volunteers will be weeding and planting, and painting the fence. Dress to get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 283-3462

Location: East River Esplanade

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M289 East River Esplanade 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74499893188476600, -73.97049713134766000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 17:45:18 EDT
<![CDATA[5th Biannual Exhibition of Latin American Artists of the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/5th-biannual-exhibition-of-latinamerican-artists-of-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/5th-biannual-exhibition-of-latinamerican-artists-of-the-bronx Date: October 15, 2016

The objective of this exhibition is to create awareness of the multitude of talent in the Latino community of the Bronx. We have developed an international network of Latin American artists, as well as established the opportunity to exhibit the best of their works. This event hopes to inspire the creative mind and challenge the contemporary global art community. This group exhibition presents art as an expression of the human condition—reflecting notions of progress, civilization, welfare, society, and culture. The event is family oriented and celebrates not only the richness of the Latin American art but also the diversity of our community.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: October 15, 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 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 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/2016/10/15/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: October 15, 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 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 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: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: October 15, 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 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 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/2016/10/15/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: October 15, 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 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 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[Green Neighborhood: Richmond Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/green-neighborhood-richmond-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/green-neighborhood-richmond-hill Date: October 15, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in Richmond Hill, Queens! Volunteers will help remove and eradicate invasive species surrounding the Strack pond in Forest Park. These species will include Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica), Asiatic bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus), and Porcelainberry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata).

Come dressed in long pants and sturdy sneakers or boots.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70060841729400000, -73.85446536541000000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fort Washington Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-fort-washington-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-fort-washington-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Rocky Run Dog Run to spread fresh mulch at Rocky Run in Fort Washington Park. We look forward to freshening up the dog park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rocky Run Dog Run

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.84099960327148400, -73.94460296630860000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-stuyvesant-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-stuyvesant-square Date: October 15, 2016

Volunteer at Stuyvesant Square for a general clean-up and horticultural housekeeping in preparation for chilly weather. Come help us beautify the park!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Fountain (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 9:30 am 1:00 pm 40.73379898071300000, -73.98439788818400000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Fall Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/birding-fall-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/birding-fall-migration Date: October 15, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Union Turnpike Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.73072306158200000, -73.77370300889000000 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/tai-chi-chuan Date: October 15, 2016

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this multi-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts, and promotes an awareness of its health benefits.

Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or as more advanced students of Tai Chi. Please arrive on time; late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting, with an indoor location in case of rain or humidity.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2ef96c372b.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:15:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Farming and Patterned History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/family-art-project-farming-and-patterned-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/family-art-project-farming-and-patterned-history Date: October 15, 2016

Visiting artist Ariel Jackson, whose work is on view in the Sunroom Project Space in Glyndor Gallery and whose family lost most of their farmland in rural Louisiana during the 1970s and 1980s, explores the history of farmland in America. While thinking about what it means to own and to reconnect, use cloth and paper silhouettes to collage and re-imagine personal histories and create new stories.

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2efdeef68e.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:15:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Childhood Math Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/early-childhood-math-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/early-childhood-math-program Date: October 15, 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 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 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[Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror Date: October 15, 2016

Throughout history, scarecrows have been the guardians of gardens. Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States, from its everyday role in agriculture to its status as a cultural icon in films and comic books.

This art display, presented by the Tri State Cadillac Dealers, features larger-than-life sculptures crafted from natural materials and set amidst the Garden’s landscape.

Explore the detailed display during the day, discover its surprises after dark, and enjoy special experiences on select dates from Cadillac.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18a44116eb.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: October 15, 2016

Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Celebrate the season by putting on a festive fall puppet show and having a spooky tea party in the Victorian playhouse. Guided activities feature making a sprout-a-seed necklace and exploring flowers, fruits, and seeds.

Weekends bring interactive demonstrations featuring bats, reptiles, and other creepy creatures.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:45:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden Date: October 15, 2016

The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haunt Conservatory, in addition to a special bonsai display.

Weekend events spotlight the art of ikebana, as well as taiko drumming, and celebrate the importance of flowers in Japanese culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18cef20339.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in the Heights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/arts-culture-fun-celebrate-hispanic-heritage-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/arts-culture-fun-celebrate-hispanic-heritage-month Date: October 15, 2016

Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with music, dance, performances, art, and more! At 1:30 p.m., take a beginner salsa dance lesson with Piel Canela Dance, followed by open dance for all levels. Enjoy DJ sounds of salsa, bachata, and merengue.

In case of rain, the event moves indoors.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d8252834723.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at MacDonald Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-macdonald-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-macdonald-park Date: October 15, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5965

Location: MacDonald Park Sitting Area (in MacDonald Park)

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Q207 MacDonald Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72200012207031000, -73.84619903564453000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:45:11 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: October 15, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 748-9522

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

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63952255249023400, -74.03029632568360000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:45:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Vartan Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-st-vartan-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-st-vartan-park Date: October 15, 2016

For the end of the It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of St. Vartan Park to help rake, weed, mulch, and plant bulbs in St. Vartan Park. Come spring, it's always exciting to see the flowers blooming that were planted in the fall.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garden Area (in St. Vartan Park)

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M076 St. Vartan Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74477704184700000, -73.97286731004700000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:45:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at J. Hood Wright Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-j-hood-wright-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-j-hood-wright-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of J Hood Wright Park to do general cleanup and plant flower bulbs in the landscaped areas in J. Hood Wright Park. We look forward to planting in the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-9721

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Inwood Hill Park to plant flower bulbs in Inwood Hill Park. Art-making supplies will also be available to create flower-inspired art! We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Riverside Oval Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-riverside-oval-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-riverside-oval-garden Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Riverside Oval Association to plant flower bulbs and do gardening cleanup projects at the Riverside Oval Garden. We look forward to cleaning up the garden with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Riverside Oval Greenstreet

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83440017700195000, -73.94770050048828000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:45:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ocean Breeze Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-ocean-breeze-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-ocean-breeze-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the staff at Ocean Breeze Park to plant bulbs within the park. We look forward to planting in the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58341300000000000, -74.07372440000000000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:45:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at DeLury Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-delury-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-delury-square Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of DeLury Park to help plant daffodils and clean up at DeLury Square. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 499-4767

Location: Delury Square

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70910644531250000, -74.00516510009766000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Catharine Turner Richardson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-catharine-turner-richardson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-catharine-turner-richardson-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Douglaston Garden Club to clean up and plant at Catharine Turner Richardson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 482-5234

Location: 235th Street and Douglaston Parkway (in Catharine Turner Richardson Park)

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Q059 Catharine Turner Richardson Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.76731590355100000, -73.74686741828900000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hell's Kitchen Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-hells-kitchen-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-hells-kitchen-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Hell's Kitchen Park Gardeners/West 47th/48th Streets Block Association for a sweep up of Hell's Kitchen Park. Volunteers will also help with planting bulbs in the garden areas.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hells Kitchen Park (in Hell's Kitchen Park)

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M277 Hell's Kitchen Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.76300048828125000, -73.99259948730469000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ramon Aponte Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-ramon-aponte-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-ramon-aponte-park Date: October 15, 2016

For the end of It's My Park season, volunteer with Different Direction for its first It's My Park project at Ramon Aponte Park. Volunteers will be planting bulbs and sweeping the park. Come join in and dig right in!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0214

Location: 47th Street Entrance

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.76132011777100000, -73.98941352805000000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:45:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Kips Bay Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-kips-bay-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-kips-bay-street-trees Date: October 15, 2016

For the end of this It's My Park season, volunteer with the Kips Bay Neighborhood Association to help care for street trees on the Second Avenue median between East 30th Street and East 33rd Street.

Volunteers will help with sweeping the area, loosening compacted compost, weeding, planting bulbs, watering, and laying wood chips in the tree beds.

We look forward to seeing you at, what is known as, the Historic Kips Bay Promenade, which turned 100 this year!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 4710099

Location: East 33rd Street and 2nd Avenue

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74399948120100000, -73.97619628906200000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at John V. Lindsay East River Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-john-v-lindsay-east-river-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-john-v-lindsay-east-river-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Pier 35 to plant bulbs in planters along the waterfront as part of the East River Esplanade by Rutgers Slip. There will also be activities for the community to join. We look forward to a fall cleanup with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 35

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.71012693266300000, -73.98948209259000000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at White Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-white-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-white-playground Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of White Park Alliance to plant flower bulbs, remove litter, and sweep sand at White Park. We look forward to cleaning up our new park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0282

Location: White Playground (in White Park)

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M148 White Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79159927368164000, -73.94589996337890000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:45:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at LaTourette Park & Golf Course]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-latourette-park-golf-course http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-latourette-park-golf-course Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Greenbelt Conservancy to remove invasive plants and weed along the White Trail at LaTourette Park. Volunteers will also be helping to install new cribbing along the trail. We look forward to cleaning and beautifying the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:45:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-thomas-jefferson-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Tom's Dog Run Committee to spread woodchips, paint the main fence and bulletin board, plant, and clean up the dog run.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Toms Dog Run (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.79240036010742000, -73.93560028076172000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:45:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory Date: October 15, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 841-2081

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f5525c0aaf0.jpg Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshops at The Battery: Pumpkin Painting & Fall Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/workshops-at-the-battery-pumpkin-painting-fall-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/workshops-at-the-battery-pumpkin-painting-fall-crafts Date: October 15, 2016

Join The Battery Conservancy for a special celebration of the season with fall crafts at Battery Urban Farm, The Battery's educational production farm. RSVP is encouraged.

This month's workshop activities include:

  • Pumpkin painting - receive your very own mini pumpkin (while supplies last) and decorate it for fall!
  • Leaf rubbing - nothing says autumn like falling leaves. Kids can make their own fall leaf design using the texture of real leaves!
  • Vegetable stamps - create food-themed artwork using all different types of vegetables as stamps!
  • Farm Scavenger Hunt - finish off the day with a scavenger hunt around the fall garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Labyrinth Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70411962625300000, -74.01668685812700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f56dcce62d4.jpg Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Plant Your Own Acorn: A Gardening Activity for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/plant-your-own-acorn-a-gardening-activity-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/plant-your-own-acorn-a-gardening-activity-for-kids Date: October 15, 2016

At this time of year, it isn’t too hard to find acorns that have fallen from the park’s oak trees. Join Washington Square Park Gardener Kaslin Daniels at this program where you’ll learn more about this important nut, plant your own acorn, and decorate a plant marker.

Participants will take home their potted acorn. Kids should bring an adult helper, who must be present throughout the program. This program is recommended for ages five through 12.

RSVP is required. To RSVP, please email sheryl@washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: Northwest Corner Seating Area (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.73202185833100000, -73.99852752685500000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-the-edgar-allan-poe-cottage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-the-edgar-allan-poe-cottage Date: October 15, 2016

This small wooden farmhouse once commanded unobstructed views over the rolling Bronx hills to the shores of Long Island. It was a bucolic setting in which the great Edgar Allan Poe penned many of his most enduring poetical works, from “Annabel Lee” to “The Bells.”

Tours are ongoing throughhout the day.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86555352721500000, -73.89418697357200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe6fc18fb72.JPG Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Museum of Bronx History at the Valentine-Varian House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-museum-of-bronx-history-at-the-valentinevarian-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-museum-of-bronx-history-at-the-valentinevarian-house Date: October 15, 2016

One of the city’s oldest buildings was donated to the Bronx County Historical Society in 1965. Two rooms contain changing exhibitions while the front parlor is home to a permanent display about the area's development, from the Dutch period through the Revolution

Tours ongoing throughout

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.87730026245117000, -73.87950134277344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe8e44c355d.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Old Stone House & Washington Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-old-stone-house-washington-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-old-stone-house-washington-park Date: October 15, 2016

This structure, was built as a WPA project and is now dedicated to creating a strong sense of community through history, environmental education, and the arts.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe8f3d463d4.JPG Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Lewis H. Latimer House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-morrisjumel-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-morrisjumel-mansion Date: October 15, 2016

Latimer, the son of fugitive slaves, was an African-American inventor whose innovations in designing carbon filaments ushered in the age of electric light. As an African-American landmark in a predominantly Asian immigrant community, the house adopts bilingual approaches and applies cultural sensitivity to facilitate cross-cultural conversations.

Tours will take place every 30 minutes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe886cce168.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-morrisjumel-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-morrisjumel-mansion1 Date: October 15, 2016

At 250 years old, this is Manhattan's oldest house! Built in 1765 by British Army Colonel Roger Morris, the Mansion served as the headquarters of Gen. George Washington during the 1776 Battle of New York. Today, the mansion is a not-for-profit museum committed to preserving, interpreting, and making relevant to diverse audiences this building's illustrious past. Family friendly craft projects will be available throughout the day.

Tours will take place at noon and 3:00 p.m. on both days.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe9455c52d2.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/green-team Date: October 15, 2016

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please login to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644826540cc.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/welcome-program Date: October 15, 2016

Volunteer greeters will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Washington Square Park Conservancy’s "Welcome! Wagon" to answer your questions about the park’s history and horticulture.

Tours will be available, free of charge. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and will depart from the Welcome Wagon. Tours are led by community volunteers. Tours are first-come, first-served.

You’ll find the Welcome! Wagon located near the Park House or Holley Plaza throughout the summer and early fall (but not on severely rainy days).

"Welcome!" is organized by the Washington Square Park Conservancy.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Meet Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/crochet-meet-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/crochet-meet-group Date: October 15, 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 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:30 am 11:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewardship Day: Park Reforestation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/sherman-creek-stewardship-day-park-reforestation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/sherman-creek-stewardship-day-park-reforestation Date: October 15, 2016

Join New York Restoration Project in our native reforestation efforts. Come plant native trees, shrubs, and perennials in sites cleared of invasive and non-native plants. Learn how to properly plan a site to ensure the maximum survival and health of your plants.

To RSVP, email volunteer@nyrp.org or call (917) 291-6436.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at First Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-first-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-first-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with First Street Block Association and neighbors to help plant bulbs and do a cleanup at First Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-8651

Location: Handball Court Entrance (in First Park)

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M124 First Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.72343749088100000, -73.98958626389500000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:45:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Washington Market Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-washington-market-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-washington-market-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with The Friends of Washington Market Park for a family activity planting bulbs in Washington Market Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Community Garden (in Washington Market Park)

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M308 Washington Market Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.71738284885400000, -74.01138210296600000 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Harlem River Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-harlem-river-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-harlem-river-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Trash Hero New York to weed and do general cleanup at Harlem River Park. Come discover and help care for this section of the Northern Manhattan shoreline. We look forward to cleaning up this unique waterfront park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (816) 365-3809

Location: East 135th Street and Madison Avenue

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81205680000000000, -73.93598240000000000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Thomas Greene Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-thomas-greene-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-thomas-greene-playground Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Thomas Greene Park to plant and mulch flower beds. NYC DOT will also be on-site to distribute free bike helmets at Thomas Greene Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 868-5332

Location: Thomas Greene Playground

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B145 Thomas Greene Playground 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68030166625976600, -73.98539733886719000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Ruppert Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-ruppert-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-ruppert-park Date: October 15, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

For the end of the It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Ruppert Park for its fall clean-up of Ruppert Park. Volunteers will be doing a general clean-up, raking, mulching, and planting bulbs. Dress to get dirty and come dig right in!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 796-4201

Location: Second Avenue Entrance (in Ruppert Park)

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M294 Ruppert Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78077850112400000, -73.94976848363900000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:45:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brust Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-brust-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-brust-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Stewards of Lower Brust Park to prepare the park for the fall season. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (201) 344-6465

Location: Lower Brust Park Entrance (in Brust Park)

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X055 Brust Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.88945817474100000, -73.90300446748700000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at W 132 Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-w-132-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-w-132-street-trees Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Neighbors United of West 132nd Street Block Association-NUW to plant bulbs and paint tree guards. We look forward to beautifying our street trees with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 132nd Block Association

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81383751985200000, -73.94634654232800000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers may assist with caring for tree beds and garden beds, or general park cleanup. We look forward to caring for the park with you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park House (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67380142211900000, -73.94390106201200000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with New Settlement's Bronx Helpers to plant bulbs at Claremont Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Claremont Park Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.84159605513400000, -73.90716862678500000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-sherman-creek Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Sherman Creek to clean up and plant flower bulbs at Sherman Creek. We look forward to cleaning up this unique series of small waterfront parks with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 203rd Street and 9th Avenue (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.86109924316406000, -73.91899871826172000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze by Moonlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 15, 2016

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

This event takes place on weekends through October 30. The event is weather permitting. Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.*

*Maze by Moonlight
Navigate the maze by the starry night sky (or by flashlight) on two Saturdays only—October 15 and 22, 2016, when the maze stays open until 9:00 p.m. Last ticket sold at 9:00 p.m.

About Group Rates
Group rates are available for 10 or more people. Reservations recommended for groups of 50 or more. To inquire, call the Queens County Farm Museum at (718) 347-3276 on Mondays through Fridays.

Please note: On Sunday, October 30, there is a $5 admission to enter farm grounds for the Children's Fall Festival, in addition to entrance fee for The Amazing Maize Maze.

Sponsored by Con Edison

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe6b5812b95.jpg Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:45:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Patch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/pumpkin-patch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/pumpkin-patch Date: October 15, 2016

October is Pumpkin Month at Queens Farm! Enjoy wandering through our patch to find your perfect pumpkin. A memorable farm adventure for the whole family!

  • Prices based on circumference of pumpkin (range from $4 up to $50)
  • On Mondays through Fridays, pumpkins may be purchased in our Gift Shop (while supplies last)
  • On Sunday, October 30, there is a $5 admission to enter farm grounds for Children's Fall Festival; all other scheduled days there is no fee to enter Pumpkin Patch
  • Credit cards accepted in the Pumpkin Patch
  • Weather permitting

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:15:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Wyckoff House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-wyckoff-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-wyckoff-house-museum Date: October 15, 2016

This humble building—the oldest surviving structure within the five boroughs of New York City—was home to eight generations of one family, who farmed the land until 1901. During OHNY Weekend, visit the attic and root cellar, not normally open to the public.

Tours will take place at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. on both days.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe906732904.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Children Harvest Festival at Saratoga Urban Agro-Educational Center Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/children-harvest-festival-at-saratoga-urban-agroeducational-center-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/children-harvest-festival-at-saratoga-urban-agroeducational-center-garden Date: October 15, 2016

Head to the Children Harvest Festival hosted by Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger. There will be lots of games and activities for children of all ages, healthy-cooking demos, face painting for kids, pumpkin-decorating activities, arts and crafts, and much more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Saratoga Urban Agro-Educational Center Garden

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67853880000000000, -73.91596060000000000 Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Morgan Powell East NY Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/morgan-powell-east-ny-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/morgan-powell-east-ny-garden-tour Date: October 15, 2016

Join us for our second annual walking tour of East New York gardens in memory of gardener, activist, and historian Morgan Powell. We’ll visit several gardens and learn the history of how these once vacant lots were transformed into vibrant community gardens. Along the way, we’ll see greenhouses from the inside out, watch bees take flight from their beehives, and understand the construction of chicken coops and composting systems.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: East New York Farms

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66548872937600000, -73.88690083068800000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Culture & Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/culture-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/culture-arts-festival Date: October 15, 2016

Morris-Jumel Mansion's annual CAFe celebrates the uniquely diverse arts and culture of New York, from Broadway performers to authors to craft artisans to local restaurants.

Join us for a day of music and art, browse booths of local artisans, and taste the cuisine of New York restaurants!

Schedule of Events (subject to change)
11 a.m. - noon: Opening Remarks
noon - 1:00 p.m.: Guided Tour of the Mansion
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Alex Boniello - Alex Boniello is an American actor best known for his portrayal of the voice of Moritz in the 2015 Broadway revival of Spring Awakening
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Kim Vogels – folk singer
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Grace Read & Jason Giummule, Composers - Singer/songwriters, Read & Giummule are a musical duo that create songs and accompaniments for film, television, and stage.
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Book Launch of "The Morris-Jumel Mansion Anthology of Fantasy and Paranormal Fiction" co-published with Riverdale Press. The talk will include author readings, Q&A panel with editor and Carol S. Ward, and a reception

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ea931cb3253.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wallabout Historic Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/wallabout-historic-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/wallabout-historic-walking-tour Date: October 15, 2016

Join the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership on a free, guided walking tour through the historic Wallabout neighborhood north of Myrtle Avenue.

The walk will dicuss how the neighborhood has developed since the Dutch first arrived in the early 1600s, and highlight notable residents.

The 90-minute guided tour begins at the Fort Putnam Redoubt, next to the Visitor Center in Fort Greene Park. The tour includes a 1.5-mile walk, and concludes at 99 Ryerson Street.

The event is free, but space is limited and registration is required.

This event was funded by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 925-2564

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c8536cadacd.jpg Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 15, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 15, 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 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 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[Open House New York: Alice Austen House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york1 Date: October 15, 2016

In celebration of Open House New York, enjoy free tours of Clear Comfort, including Alice Austen’s darkroom.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c34eaf5a164.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-ny-prison-ship-martyrs-monument http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-ny-prison-ship-martyrs-monument Date: October 15, 2016

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

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

Tours are first-come, first-served, approximately 20 to 30 minutes long, and offered throughout the day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69179916381836000, -73.97550201416016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e95eb91ee91.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Food Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/queens-food-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/queens-food-day Date: October 15, 2016

In honor of World Food Day, Socrates Sculpture Park and GrowNYC Greenmarket will host a fun and educational day of learning, cooking, and eating.

We’ll feature cooking and gardening demonstrations with City Harvest and Hellgate Farm, youth planting workshops with City Growers, composting with BIG Reuse, and many more activities led by local food justice and environmental organizations that are working together to build community access to fresh and affordable food. In addition, we’ll have several local food vendors on hand to offer fresh and delicious local and international delicacies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/fall-festival Date: October 15, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70140075683594000, -73.85299682617188000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Canoemobile in VCP: Free Canoe Rides]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/canoemobile-in-vcp-free-canoe-rides http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/canoemobile-in-vcp-free-canoe-rides Date: October 15, 2016

Join the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park at Van Cortlandt Lake for a fun afternoon of free canoe rides in 24-foot-long Voyageur canoes with Wilderness Inquiry.

The event also includes wetland tours and children's activities. Children, 17 and under, must have a parent/guardian present to sign a consent form.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1460

Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ab861f887e8.JPG Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:15:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: October 15, 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 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d085219eea8.JPG Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Discover Bartow-Pell Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/discover-bartowpell-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/discover-bartowpell-day Date: October 15, 2016

We’re more than a mansion!

As part of Open House New York (OHNY) weekend, Bartow-Pell invites you to discover all BPMM has to offer: mansion and carriage house tours by costumed docents, as well as family activities, including garden walks, wigwam explorations, trail hikes, and children’s crafts.

Guided tours by costumed docents will take place at 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.

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 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c48d29ad873.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York Weekend at Bartow-Pell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-weekend-at-bartowpell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-weekend-at-bartowpell Date: October 15, 2016

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is excited to be participating again in this annual citywide event. Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the rich architectural heritage in all five boroughs.

On both days, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum educators will take visitors through the mansion and circa 1850 carriage house to highlight the splendid Greek Revival interiors, and an impressive collection of furniture, paintings, and decorative arts in period rooms, as well as the recently-restored circa 1916 formal walled garden designed by Delano & Aldrich.

Discover Bartow-Pell Day
Stop by Discover Bartow-Pell Day on Saturday, October 15, from noon to 4:00 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, October 16). The Day features family activities, including garden walks, wigwam explorations, trail hikes, and children's crafts.

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 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c48e4e30e23.png Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:15:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage and The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden Date: October 15, 2016

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

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

Come on a tour to learn more! Garden and cottage tours start every 30 minutes (max. 20 guests).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85944277284600000, -73.93451279071500000; 40.85944885864500000, -73.93404876855500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b1fa259bc5a.JPG Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of St. Nicholas Park for a general park cleanup of St. Nicholas Park. There will also be arts and crafts and pumpkin decorating. Come join the fun and we'll see you in the park!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 498-9762

Location: West 135th Street Plaza (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81710052490200000, -73.94799804687500000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:15:19 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-in-st-nicholas-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-in-st-nicholas-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the TRASH project to clean up St. Nicholas Park. This cleanup is unique as the TRASH project is an artwork that inspires mindfulness about waste creation. Volunteers will pick up liter and place it in pink polka dot trash bags. Come join in and have some fun.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 353-6559

Location: 135 Street Lawn (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81719970703125000, -73.94819641113281000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:15:19 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sara D. Roosevelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition to help do a big fall cleanup in the garden and plant bulbs at M'Finda Kalunga Garden in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: M'finda Kalunga Community Garden (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72100067138700000, -73.99189758300800000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Fiction Writers: Joe Okonkwo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/bronx-fiction-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/bronx-fiction-writers Date: October 15, 2016

The Bronx Writers Center presents poet and novelist Joe Okonkwo, the author of Jazz Moon (2016), a novel set in the 1920s jazz age Harlem and Paris. He will conduct this special workshop focused on description and the creation of setting—how to transport readers to a certain time and place by showing rather than telling. Mastering the craft of writing scenes is a critical skill for any narrative writer, whether fiction, memoir or creative nonfiction. (Adults)

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-ny-conference-house-park-edition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-ny-conference-house-park-edition1 Date: October 15, 2016

As part of the citywide Open House New York Weekend, the historic houses of Conference House Park will be open for self-guided tours. In addition to the park's namesake—the circa 1680 Conference House, the Henry Hogg Biddle House (circa 1840) with its front and rear two-story porticos, the William H. Rutan/Beckett House with its intact 1950s-era kitchen, and the Ward-Leven House circa 1830 (the second oldest within the park), will open for visitors.

Art and culture are on display during Open House New York. Visit the Conference House Association's exhibit Franklin - Printer/Writer, Scientist/Inventor, Politician/Statesman at the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center: Also, enjoy the new "Art in Parks' artwork installation titled Tree Reflections, by Harlem-based artist Susan Stair, along with an Art Lab student exhibit of drawings and botanical paintings in Main Room.

In addition to the park's historic houses, Conference House Park is home to a variety of natural habitats, flora, and fauna. Many are unique only to this area of NYC, including some red clay-colored bluffs and northern hackberry forests.

On Saturday, October 16, at noon, NYC Parks, Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and the Natural Areas Conservancy will offer a guided tour of the park's natural landscape. The 260-acre park landscape has both shaped the man-made built environment and conversely has been shaped by human influences from the Native American Lenape people through the colonial era up to present day through natural area protection, management, and restoration. The tour will begin at the park's visitor center. Please wear walking shoes and bring water, if needed.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f522126c112.jpeg Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Walk Conference House Park Edition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/nature-walk Date: October 15, 2016

As part of Open House New York, NYC Parks, Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and the Nature Conservancy will be leading a nature walk at Conference House Park.

In addition to its historic houses, Conference House Park is home to a variety of natural habitats, flora, and fauna. Many are unique only to this area of NYC, including some red clay-colored bluffs and northern hackberry forests.

The 260-acre park landscape has both shaped the man-made built environment and conversely has been shaped by human influences from the Native American Lenape people through the colonial era up to present day through natural area protection, management, and restoration.

The tour will begin at the park's visitor center. Please wear walking shoes and bring water, if needed.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f5339f7fcb6.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Pooch Parade and Howl-Ween]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/pooch-parade-and-howlween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/pooch-parade-and-howlween Date: October 15, 2016

Kids and their best buds get a chance to show off their costumes, as well as enter contests such as Pet-Owner Lookalike, Fluffiest tail, and more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 390-8023

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

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R016 Great Kills Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.56447321330000000, -74.09757971760000000 Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Julio Carballo Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-julio-carballo-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-julio-carballo-fields Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, join community members and partners at the Annual Fall Fest. Volunteers are invited to help beautify the park's green spaces. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 12:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: October 15, 2016

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Balto’s Tree Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/discovery-walks-for-families-baltos-tree-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/discovery-walks-for-families-baltos-tree-walk Date: October 15, 2016

Help us find Balto! As we follow the trail of Central Park’s most famous canine resident, we’ll meet and learn about his favorite Central Park trees.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 841-2081

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f552dc15332.jpg Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/fall-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/fall-festival1 Date: October 15, 2016

Ready for a slice of country life? Stop by King Manor and make corn husk dolls, churn butter the old-fashioned way, press apple cider, play historic games and learn to dance like it's 1805. Bring your fall-themed family photos and have them digitized for free by the Queens Memory team. Listen to a read-aloud by Literacy INC., and enjoy free tours of the museum.

Families with children are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f95b9a0e707.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: King Manor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-king-manor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-king-manor Date: October 15, 2016

Tour the historic home of Rufus King, author and signer of the Constitution, two-term New York Senator and anti-slavery advocate; and his son John King, abolitionist and New York governor. On Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., staff will offer hands-on activities including butter churning, apple cider pressing, historic cooking demonstrations, and other fallbased crafts.

Tours will take place every 30 minutes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe8d76362f0.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/rangers-choice-archery Date: October 15, 2016

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

This program is a beginner's guide to archery. All equipment will be provided. Our beginner's archery program is suitable for ages 8 years and older.

Registration is required and participants are selected via a lottery.

How to Register
To register for this program, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration will open from Wednesday, October 5 through Saturday, October 8.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e43543a551c.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/wave-hill-history-walk Date: October 15, 2016

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean, and Arturo Toscanini.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2f019bb310.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:15:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/adaptive-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/adaptive-flag-football Date: October 15, 2016

NYC Parks is committed to serving athletes of all abilities.The Citywide Flag Football League takes place across the city in the fall. The league
welcomes girls and boys of all ages to take part in instructional drills, strategy, and game play. All equipment will be provided.

How to Join
Registration is available on-site on a first-come, first-served basis. Teams will be formed on the first day of the league. If you sign up after the first day, you will be added to an existing team.

For more information about Adaptive Flag Football and other adaptive programs, call Chris Noel at (646) 632-7344 or Rodolfo Guevara at (212) 360-3319.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70196512533900000, -73.85458660309100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4de0d954fa.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 15, 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 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 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[Meet the Artist: 'Tree Reflections' Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/meet-the-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/meet-the-artist Date: October 15, 2016

As part of NYC Parks "Art in the Parks" program, to bring to the public both experimental and traditional art in many park locations, the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center is pleased to present "Tree Reflections" by Harlem-based artist Susan Stair.

"Tree Reflections" is a multi-piece clay cast sculpture installed on the facade of the Visitor Center. and will be displayed through October 2017. Its mixture of mosaic and clay cast from the Osage Orange Tree tells the story of two parks. It was originally cast at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem and shown in FLUXFair.NYC 2016, then moved to Conference House Park. Artist Stair cast additions of clay from a large great Osage Orange tree on site. These trees were named for the Osage Indians who used them for bow making.

We encourage you to please touch the artwork. This is a unique way to meet a tree. The Native Americans understood the spirit of trees and used nature as a cure. Stair says, “My work forms portraits of trees. The clay pressed into living trees records their race or species, age, and endurance.”

And as part of November's Native American Heritage month, Ms. Stair will premiere a new exhibit in the Lenape Gallery entitled "Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic". She cast six species that were important to the Lenape for medicine and food. The exhibit will run through January 2017.

Thanks to Richmond Tile for the donation of labor and time to install the 18-foot art piece on the building. The material used to back the installation is Wedi board, a product of Richmond Tile, that allowed Stair to work outdoors. There will be a demonstration of this material during the event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f7c90e3424c.jpg Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at James J Walker Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-james-j-walker-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-james-j-walker-park Date: October 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of JJ Walker Playground to do a cleanup and planting project at James J Walker Park. There will also be arts and crafts for the kids! We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in James J Walker Park)

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M038 James J Walker Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72999954223600000, -74.00579833984400000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:15:19 EDT