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 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:50:52 GMT <![CDATA[Fall Citywide Stewardship Day: Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/fall-citywide-stewardship-day-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/fall-citywide-stewardship-day-queens Date: October 22, 2016

Tree care and stewardship are critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest. Join the Stewardship Team on Saturday, October 22 for a day dedicated to service to our urban parkland. We will be hosting opportunities in all five boroughs for individuals, groups, and families to come out and help care for our urban forests.

Volunteers will be trained in identifying and removing harmful flora that threaten our native young trees and shrubs, and provide protection for years to come.

Please do not wear opened-toed shoes or sandals. Please wear either boots or durable sneakers only. Long pants are highly recommended. Please wear clothes that can get muddy or dirty.

Space is limited and registration is required for this event. To sign up, please visit Fall Citywide Stewardship Day registration page.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232 ext. 127

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Citywide Stewardship Day: Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/fall-citywide-stewardship-day-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/fall-citywide-stewardship-day-staten-island Date: October 22, 2016

Tree care and stewardship are critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest. Join the Stewardship Team on Saturday, October 22 for a day dedicated to service to our urban parkland. We will be hosting opportunities in all five boroughs for individuals, groups, and families to come out and help care for our urban forests.

Volunteers will be trained in identifying and removing harmful flora that threaten our native young trees and shrubs, and provide protection for years to come.

Please do not wear opened-toed shoes or sandals. Please wear either boots or durable sneakers only. Long pants are highly recommended. Please wear clothes that can get muddy or dirty.

Space is limited and registration is required for this event. To sign up, please visit Fall Citywide Stewardship Day registration page.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232 ext. 127

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Citywide Stewardship Day: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/fall-citywide-stewardship-day-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/fall-citywide-stewardship-day-manhattan Date: October 22, 2016

Tree care and stewardship are critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest. Join the Stewardship Team on Saturday, October 22 for a day dedicated to service to our urban parkland. We will be hosting opportunities in all five boroughs for individuals, groups, and families to come out and help care for our urban forests.

Volunteers will be trained in identifying and removing harmful flora that threaten our native young trees and shrubs, and provide protection for years to come.

Please do not wear opened-toed shoes or sandals. Please wear either boots or durable sneakers only. Long pants are highly recommended. Please wear clothes that can get muddy or dirty.

Space is limited and registration is required for this event. To sign up, please visit Fall Citywide Stewardship Day registration page.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232 ext. 127

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Citywide Stewardship Day: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/fall-citywide-stewardship-day-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/fall-citywide-stewardship-day-brooklyn Date: October 22, 2016

Tree care and stewardship are critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest. Join the Stewardship Team on Saturday, October 22 for a day dedicated to service to our urban parkland. We will be hosting opportunities in all five boroughs for individuals, groups, and families to come out and help care for our urban forests.

Volunteers will be trained in identifying and removing harmful flora that threaten our native young trees and shrubs, and provide protection for years to come.

Please do not wear opened-toed shoes or sandals. Please wear either boots or durable sneakers only. Long pants are highly recommended. Please wear clothes that can get muddy or dirty.

Space is limited and registration is required for this event. To sign up, please visit Fall Citywide Stewardship Day registration page.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232 ext. 127

Location: Seaview Avenue and East 108th Street (in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve)

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B384 Fresh Creek Nature Preserve 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63905334472656000, -73.88152313232422000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Conservation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/garden-conservation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/garden-conservation-day Date: October 22, 2016

Come get your hands dirty while helping us beautify our grounds. We will be planting our daffodil bulbs!

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 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2de3ab6a9c.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/tai-chi-chuan Date: October 22, 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 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2f1074a0c8.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:30:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Magical Wands and Fairy Houses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/family-art-project-magical-wands-and-fairy-houses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/family-art-project-magical-wands-and-fairy-houses Date: October 22, 2016

Make a wand of ribbons to twirl through the autumn air and then be captivated by Rama Mandel’s enchanting fairy stories. Venture into the woodlands to create your own tiny, fairy-sized dwelling using found sticks, leaves and bark—and behold the magic! As a special treat, musicians from the Bloomingdale School of Music will also perform.

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 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2f1b3ba22e.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:15:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Childhood Math Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/early-childhood-math-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/early-childhood-math-program Date: October 22, 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 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 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[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: October 22, 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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2016-10-22 2016-10-22 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden Date: October 22, 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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2016-10-22 2016-10-22 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18cef20339.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/historical-tour-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/historical-tour-south Date: October 22, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique, and varied history. Randall's Island Park Alliance's staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6f10174ff2.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/green-team Date: October 22, 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 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 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[Workshop: A Photowalk in Rosebank with Christine Osinski]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/workshop-a-photowalk-in-rosebank-with-christine-osinski http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/workshop-a-photowalk-in-rosebank-with-christine-osinski Date: October 22, 2016

Artist Christine Osinski will lead a photowalk through Staten Island’s Rosebank neighborhood (close to Alice Austen’s historic home) to point out what subjects interest her.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c3502505fa0.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:45:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Meet Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/crochet-meet-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/crochet-meet-group Date: October 22, 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 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 10:30 am 11:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk: Trees of Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/fall-foliage-walk-trees-of-prospect-park-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/fall-foliage-walk-trees-of-prospect-park-prospect-park Date: October 22, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66555303613600000, -73.97154068946800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e554d400b2e.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:15:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature and Art of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/nature-and-art-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/nature-and-art-of-central-park Date: October 22, 2016

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

Join our Urban Park Rangers on a walk through the park to learn more about the art and nature of one of our most popular parks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77619934082031000, -73.97589874267578000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:45:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Greenbelt Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/rangers-choice-greenbelt-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/rangers-choice-greenbelt-hike-moderate Date: October 22, 2016

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

Experience an autumn hike with the Urban Park Rangers through the woods of LaTourette Park. The elevated multipurpose trails reveal the beauty of Richmond Creek.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Forest Hill Road and Alaska Place (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.57189278858900000, -74.16770935058600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e4358f5b5eb.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:45:21 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Pumpkin Carving]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/greenthumb-workshop-pumpkin-carving http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/greenthumb-workshop-pumpkin-carving Date: October 22, 2016

It's that time of year to use your creative chops and turn gourds into illuminated jack-o'-lanterns. GreenThumb will have pumpkins and carving tools ready, but please bring your own supplies and decorating materials to add to the beauty of your seasonal creations.

RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Berry Street Garden

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2016-10-22 2016-10-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71343211626500000, -73.96373920370500000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 22, 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 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 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: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 22, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: October 22, 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 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d085219eea8.JPG Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tricks and Treats at Le Carrousel in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/tricks-and-treats-at-le-carrousel-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/tricks-and-treats-at-le-carrousel-in-bryant-park Date: October 22, 2016

This Halloween, the ghoul-est party in town is at Le Carrousel in Bryant Park and everyone's invited.

It’s a Halloween kick-off with tricks and treats galore as a magician brings magic to Le Carousel. Come in costume. There will be be face-painting, pumpkin-decorating, trick-or-treating, magic, and music to boot.

The Halloween party is free for all kids and their parents.

Afterward, top it all off with lots of rides on your favorite carousel. A ride is only $3, and, amazingly, a Frequent User card still gets you ten rides for only $15.

Rain date: Sunday, October 23, 2016

Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75329971313476600, -73.98400115966797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e008f025e5f.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Knot Tying]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/outdoor-skills-knot-tying http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/outdoor-skills-knot-tying Date: October 22, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:45:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/adaptive-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/adaptive-flag-football Date: October 22, 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 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 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/2016/10/22/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 22, 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 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 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[Historical Tour (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/historical-tour-south1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/historical-tour-south1 Date: October 22, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique, and varied history. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6f15ee7b7f.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: October 22, 2016

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

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Design Paper Fans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/paper-arts-crafts Date: October 22, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Party with Mark Fisher Fitness in Hudson Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park Date: October 22, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.75586466046600000, -74.00046013491800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572104d8ac801.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/the-night-sky Date: October 22, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e4494116eb6.JPG Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Gremlins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/movies-under-the-stars-gremlins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/movies-under-the-stars-gremlins Date: October 22, 2016

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

"Don't expose him to bright light. Don't ever get him wet. And don't ever, ever feed him after midnight." This sage advice is ignored midway through Gremlins, with devastating results. This comic Joe Dante effort is set in a Norman Rockwell-esque small town at Christmastime. Seeking a unique gift for his son an erstwhile inventor (Hoyt Axton) purchases a cute, fuzzy little "Mogwai" from a Chinatown shopkeeper's (Keye Luke) grandson (John Louie), who dispenses the above-mentioned warning before closing the deal. Meanwhile, young bank clerk Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) must suffer such antagonists as rich-bitch Mrs. Deagle (Polly Holliday) and priggish Gerald (Judge Reinhold) while pursuing his romance with Kate (Phoebe Cates). These and a variety of other plot strands are tied together when the lovable mogwai (named Gizmo) is exposed to bright light and gotten wet. In short order, the town is invaded by nasty, predatory Gremlins, who lay waste to everything in sight as Billy and Kate try to contain the destruction.

Know Before You Go
Movie begins at dusk. You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park)

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Q094 Tudor Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.67319869995117000, -73.85469818115234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dabac39e671.jpg Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Learn to Play Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: October 22, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: October 23, 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: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: October 23, 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: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: October 23, 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: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: October 23, 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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2016-10-23 2016-10-23 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden Date: October 23, 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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2016-10-23 2016-10-23 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18cef20339.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Magical Wands and Fairy Houses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/family-art-project-magical-wands-and-fairy-houses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/family-art-project-magical-wands-and-fairy-houses Date: October 23, 2016

Make a wand of ribbons to twirl through the autumn air and then be captivated by Rama Mandel’s enchanting fairy stories. Venture into the woodlands to create your own tiny, fairy-sized dwelling using found sticks, leaves and bark—and behold the magic! As a special treat, musicians from theBloomingdale School of Music also perform. Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend event.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2f20bdc154.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:30:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day and Bulb Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day-and-bulb-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day-and-bulb-planting Date: October 23, 2016

Join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in its monthly beautification days. Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

Rain date: October 30.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/562fcc73b6154.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: High Bridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/historic-new-york-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/historic-new-york-high-bridge Date: October 23, 2016

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

Water is life! During New York's early years, clean water was paramount to the success of our great metropolis. The Croton Aqueduct brought the water we needed to combat disease and fire. Hike across the High Bridge with the Urban Park Rangers and learn how New York City's oldest bridge actually brought water from the Bronx to Manhattan and allowed our city to grow into the 20th century.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: 170th Street and University Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.84251599073000000, -73.92589700222000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e432f20c3e1.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Photography Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/fall-photography-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/fall-photography-scavenger-hunt Date: October 23, 2016

Bring your own digital camera or smart phone to capture evidence of your scavenger clues. Work on your own or as a team, in this fun, family-friendly program. Registration begins on October 16.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e554932d4c7.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:15:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: October 23, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: October 23, 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 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d085219eea8.JPG Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/fall-foliage-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/fall-foliage-hike Date: October 23, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53540039062500000, -74.20829772949219000 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: October 23, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 23, 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 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 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[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market Date: October 23, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary opens this Sunday and every Sunday through Thanksgiving of this year.

Come see medicinal herbs growing in their habitat, sacred groves, a pyramid garden, a labyrinth garden, and exciting urban agriculture technologies.

There will be free cooking demonstrations and a Pick Upon Demand Farm Stand from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2016-10-23 2016-10-23 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Nantucket Lightship Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/nantucket-lightship-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/nantucket-lightship-public-tours Date: October 23, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 1:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b5c5e7ede34.jpg Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike and Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/hike-and-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/hike-and-draw Date: October 23, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b36d3ebce18.jpg Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 23, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Common Threads Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/common-threads-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/common-threads-workshop Date: October 23, 2016

Artist Kat Granados will be leading a crocheting circle in our Parlor Room. She will go over some techniques that would’ve been implemented in this room in the 1800s.

Good for beginners and experts!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2dfc16c8e9.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Behind-the-Scenes Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/behindthescenes-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/behindthescenes-tour Date: October 23, 2016

Want to see all of King Manor? From the basement to the attic? From the servants’ quarters to the King family’s parlor? Then join us for this special behind-the-scenes tour!

Space is limited. RSVP today.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c05ebcc6d88.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Orionids Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/astronomy-orionids-meteor-shower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/astronomy-orionids-meteor-shower Date: October 23, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. The Orionids is an average shower, producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Owl's Head Park House (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.63930130004883000, -74.03199768066406000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e44b59a1906.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: October 24, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-24 2016-10-24 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc3ed08241b.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park Date: October 24, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

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

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-10-24 2016-10-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77439880371094000, -73.94419860839844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc460e378ab.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Education Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/bird-education-program1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/bird-education-program1 Date: October 24, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: National Audubon Headquarters

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2016-10-24 2016-10-24 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72900310000000000, -74.00563040000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf52fa4b6ac.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/seniors-fitness-in-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/seniors-fitness-in-marine-park Date: October 24, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Marine Park

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B057 Marine Park 2016-10-24 2016-10-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.59209823608400000, -73.92089843750000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc41a2196a0.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park Date: October 24, 2016

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

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

Yoga - M/W - 11AM

Tennis - T/TH - 10AM

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-10-24 2016-10-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4d1c62c90.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/seniors-fitness-in-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/seniors-fitness-in-astoria-park Date: October 24, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Astoria Park Field House (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-10-24 2016-10-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77502492032400000, -73.92419397831000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc528d99876.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Flushing Meadows]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/seniors-fitness-in-flushing-meadows http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/seniors-fitness-in-flushing-meadows Date: October 24, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2016-10-24 2016-10-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74929809570312500, -73.85459899902344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc5726a3831.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:45:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Greenbelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/seniors-fitness-in-greenbelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/seniors-fitness-in-greenbelt-park Date: October 24, 2016

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

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

Tennis - M/F - 10AM

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-10-24 2016-10-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc581c3056d.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: October 24, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-10-24 2016-10-24 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 24, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-24 2016-10-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour1 Date: October 24, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-24 2016-10-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Retro Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/retro-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/retro-basketball Date: October 24, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-10-24 2016-10-24 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-10-25 2016-10-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Education Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/bird-education-program1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/bird-education-program1 Date: October 25, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: National Audubon Headquarters

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2016-10-25 2016-10-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72900310000000000, -74.00563040000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf52fa4b6ac.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Roy Wilkins Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/roy-wilkins-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/roy-wilkins-park Date: October 25, 2016

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

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

Yoga - T/Th - 9am

Tennis - T/Th - 10am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2016-10-25 2016-10-25 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc512902c00.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Faber Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/seniors-fitness-in-faber-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/seniors-fitness-in-faber-park Date: October 25, 2016

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

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

Yoga - T/Th - 9am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2016-10-25 2016-10-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.64089965820312500, -74.13580322265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc59218e530.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/seniors-fitness-in-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/seniors-fitness-in-pelham-bay-park Date: October 25, 2016

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-10-25 2016-10-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc37a29b0c6.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:30:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: October 25, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-25 2016-10-25 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc3ed08241b.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park Date: October 25, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

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

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-10-25 2016-10-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77439880371094000, -73.94419860839844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc460e378ab.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/seniors-fitness-in-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/seniors-fitness-in-cunningham-park Date: October 25, 2016

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

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

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

Yoga - T/TH - 10am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Cunningham Park

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-10-25 2016-10-25 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.72809982299805000, -73.77269744873047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4f0495e2f.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/fitness-walk Date: October 25, 2016

Meet at Fort Totten Gate for a self-guided walk from the gate to Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately 2 miles).

For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-10-25 2016-10-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/tai-chi-class Date: October 25, 2016

Take a Tai chi class at Washington Square Park! All ages and abilities are welcome. Dress comfortably.

Class is led by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-10-25 2016-10-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: October 25, 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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2016-10-25 2016-10-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden Date: October 25, 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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2016-10-25 2016-10-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18cef20339.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park Date: October 25, 2016

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

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

Yoga - M/W - 11AM

Tennis - T/TH - 10AM

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-10-25 2016-10-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4d1c62c90.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/seniors-fitness-in-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/seniors-fitness-in-thomas-jefferson-park Date: October 25, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2016-10-25 2016-10-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.79312515258789000, -73.93525695800781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc473761d9d.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/seniors-fitness-in-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/seniors-fitness-in-kaiser-park Date: October 25, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Kaiser Park Tennis Courts (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2016-10-25 2016-10-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57842254638672000, -73.99437713623047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc44c32fc37.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 25, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-25 2016-10-25 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/instructional-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/instructional-flag-football Date: October 25, 2016

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-10-25 2016-10-25 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing at the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/stargazing Date: October 25, 2016

Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes, provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, to see rare celestial sights.

Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 5, and Tuesday, October 25.

Viewing times and locations along the High Line are subject to change due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by 3:00 p.m.

Stay for dinner and dessert after checking out the celestial sights.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-10-25 2016-10-25 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74169921875000000, -74.00779724121100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571691c3e07e6.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: October 25, 2016

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2016-10-25 2016-10-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: October 25, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-10-25 2016-10-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775454b87227.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: October 25, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-25 2016-10-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577544c62193f.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/25/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: October 25, 2016

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-10-25 2016-10-25 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: October 26, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-10-26 2016-10-26 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: October 26, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-26 2016-10-26 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc3ed08241b.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park Date: October 26, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

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

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-10-26 2016-10-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77439880371094000, -73.94419860839844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc460e378ab.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Education Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/bird-education-program1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/bird-education-program1 Date: October 26, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: National Audubon Headquarters

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2016-10-26 2016-10-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72900310000000000, -74.00563040000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf52fa4b6ac.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: October 26, 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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2016-10-26 2016-10-26 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden Date: October 26, 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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2016-10-26 2016-10-26 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18cef20339.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/seniors-fitness-in-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/seniors-fitness-in-marine-park Date: October 26, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Marine Park

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B057 Marine Park 2016-10-26 2016-10-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.59209823608400000, -73.92089843750000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc41a2196a0.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park Date: October 26, 2016

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

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

Yoga - M/W - 11AM

Tennis - T/TH - 10AM

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-10-26 2016-10-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4d1c62c90.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/seniors-fitness-in-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/seniors-fitness-in-astoria-park Date: October 26, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Astoria Park Field House (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-10-26 2016-10-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77502492032400000, -73.92419397831000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc528d99876.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:29:54 EDT