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 Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:08:29 GMT <![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: October 9, 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 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 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/2016/10/09/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: October 9, 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 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 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/2016/10/09/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: October 9, 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 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 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[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: October 9, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577546f0a23e2.png Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/fall-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/fall-birding Date: October 9, 2016

Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River provides the perfect habitat for resident and migrating birds. Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Birders of all levels are welcome. Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

This event is free with admission to the grounds. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission to the grounds.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2ed4cb64ed.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:15:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Raptors in the Autumn Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/family-art-project-raptors-in-the-autumn-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/family-art-project-raptors-in-the-autumn-sky Date: October 9, 2016

Make your own raptor puppet resembling the migrating hawks circling and gliding above the Hudson River. Then join visiting artist Andrea Lomantoon a group puppet project creating a giant raptor, complete with our feathery friend’s unique and powerful features. With winds in our favor, we’ll form a procession of raptor puppets in flight, leading up to an outdoor group soar!

This program 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 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2edbd3ead4.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:15:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Club for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/discovery-club-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/discovery-club-for-families Date: October 9, 2016

This fall, get up close and personal with plants, bugs, and more in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary! Discovery Club families will enjoy exclusive access to Central Park's most secluded woodland—a unique living laboratory!

Adults and children alike will take part in an immersive woodland adventure, exploring how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in an urban park. "Insider's view" activities related to park design, horticulture, and gardening culminate with an opportunity to get your hands dirty with a Park improvement project. This five-part series is perfect for families with children in grades 1-4.

Each participating child receives a Discovery Kit (a kid-friendly backpack that contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, field guides, and other discovery tools), along with a Field Notebook, and a Discovery Journal.

Space is limited. Advance registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4b4eeb09b1.jpg Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Fall Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/birding-fall-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/birding-fall-migration Date: October 9, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2f9041f457.jpg Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror Date: October 9, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-09 2016-10-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18a44116eb.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: October 9, 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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2016-10-09 2016-10-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:15:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden Date: October 9, 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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2016-10-09 2016-10-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18cef20339.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 9, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Deer Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/deer-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/deer-exploration-hike Date: October 9, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 9, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by Con Edison

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe6b5812b95.jpg Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:45:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Patch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/pumpkin-patch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/pumpkin-patch Date: October 9, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:15:14 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/worlds-fair-history-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/worlds-fair-history-tour Date: October 9, 2016

Meet us at the Unisphere on the second Sunday of each month for a free one-hour walking tour of World's Fair icons.

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, the Queens Zoo aviary, the carousel, and more.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

First-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57081ebe8f276.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: October 9, 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 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d085219eea8.JPG Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho1 Date: October 9, 2016

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite "Bond Street area", home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos — and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his "right makes might" speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.

Please note: Tours are one hour and begin promptly. The tour is limited to 20 people (first-come, first-served). No reservations. Tours are canceled in the case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th-Century NoHo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: October 9, 2016

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite "Bond Street area", home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos, and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House.

You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his "right makes might" speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 9, 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 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 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[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: October 9, 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 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/fall-foliage-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/fall-foliage-photography Date: October 9, 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) 352-1769

Location: Highland Park Entrance

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2016-10-09 2016-10-09 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68822479248047000, -73.89073181152344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e553dfc9bf2.JPG Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:15:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market Date: October 9, 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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2016-10-09 2016-10-09 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Tinkering Lab Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/tinkering-lab-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/tinkering-lab-open-house Date: October 9, 2016

Come to the open house for the Tinkering Lab at Lewis H. Latimer House Museum.

Enjoy fun and educational family- and children-friendly activities including sound and light sensitive robotics, creative sculpture, water painting, electricity circuit, math doodle, and more! Adults can also find surprises in the TInkering Lab.

In addition, take a peak of the historic home of African-American inventor and Renaissance man Lewis H. Latimer, which was moved 1.5 miles from its original location in 1988.

Schedule
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Introduction
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: Builder Architect
2:00 p.m.: Optional Tour
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Bio Bot Demostration
3:00 p.m.: Optional Tour
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Art Print-Making
4:00 p.m.: Optional Tour

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f548fd6e372.png Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Primitive Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/rangers-choice-primitive-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/rangers-choice-primitive-survival-skills Date: October 9, 2016

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

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

Registration is required.

How to Register
To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program regisration page. Registration will open on Wednesday, September 28.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e4412d287cf.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:45:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/family-nature-walk Date: October 9, 2016

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

This walk is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2edfca9e67.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:15:29 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Murray Hill Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/its-my-park-at-murray-hill-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/its-my-park-at-murray-hill-playground Date: October 9, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Young Adult Division at Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple to clean up at Murray Hill Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Barclay Avenue and Murray Street Park Entrance (in Murray Hill Playground)

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Q437 Murray Hill Playground 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.76197597218900000, -73.81229698658000000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 13:45:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall 2016 Overlook Concerts Bluegrass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/fall-2016-overlook-concerts-bluegrass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/fall-2016-overlook-concerts-bluegrass Date: October 9, 2016

Riverside Park Conservancy and our generous supporters present our Fall 2015 Overlook Concert series with talent from French Cookin’ Blues Band, Manhattan School of Music Community Partnerships Program, and the Columbia University Bluegrass Band.

Born out of the oldest music in this country, Bluegrass uses traditional instruments and vocal harmonies to create this rousing sound.

This week’s performer: Columbia University Bluegrass Band; James Kerr, Leader.

Join us for these sweet Sundays in the park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3070

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.80929946899414000, -73.96690368652344000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 9, 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 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 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[Hike and Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/hike-and-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/hike-and-draw Date: October 9, 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 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 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[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Star Wars The Force Awakens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/movies-under-the-stars-star-wars-the-force-awakens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/movies-under-the-stars-star-wars-the-force-awakens Date: October 9, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

In this thrilling continuation of the epic space opera, ex-stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega), scrappy desert dweller Rey (Daisy Ridley), and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). They soon embark on an epic adventure that brings them face-to-face with heroes from the past, as well as new villains such as Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order, a fascist regime that has emerged from the ashes of the old Empire. Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, and Anthony Daniels return to reprise their roles as, respectively, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and C-3PO. Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Gwendoline Christie co-star. J.J. Abrams directed from a script he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt. The film also features new contributions from composer John Williams and sound designer Ben Burtt, whose familiar palette of sounds have helped define the Star Wars universe

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: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Elmhurst Park

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Q492 Elmhurst Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72999954223633000, -73.88510131835938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c489c928dc7.jpg Sun, 09 Oct 2016 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Zombieland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-zombiland-r http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-zombiland-r Date: October 9, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

In this 2009 horror comedy, a virus has turned most people into zombies, and the world's surviving humans remain locked in an ongoing battle against the hungry undead. Four survivors—Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) and his cohorts Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone), and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin)—live by a list of survival rules and zombie-killing strategies as they make their way to a rumored safe haven, Los Angeles.

Rated R

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. This film is rated R.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 Sun, 09 Oct 2016 13:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Creature from the Black Lagoon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-creature-from-the-black-lagoon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-creature-from-the-black-lagoon Date: October 9, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

In this 1954 classic, a strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the creature, but risks their lives in the process.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Lawn behind the soccer field (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72280120849600000, -73.96199798584000000 Sun, 09 Oct 2016 13:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: October 10, 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 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc3ed08241b.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park Date: October 10, 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 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 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 Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/seniors-fitness-in-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/seniors-fitness-in-marine-park Date: October 10, 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 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 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/2016/10/10/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park Date: October 10, 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 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 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/2016/10/10/seniors-fitness-in-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/seniors-fitness-in-astoria-park Date: October 10, 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 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 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/2016/10/10/seniors-fitness-in-flushing-meadows http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/seniors-fitness-in-flushing-meadows Date: October 10, 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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2016-10-10 2016-10-10 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/2016/10/10/seniors-fitness-in-greenbelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/seniors-fitness-in-greenbelt-park Date: October 10, 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 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 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/2016/10/10/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: October 10, 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 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Franklin: Printer/Writer, Scientist/Inventor, Politician/Statesman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman Date: October 10, 2016

The Conference House Association presents "Franklin". In this exhibition, meet Franklin, the man, and his ideas and achievements.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) had already signed The Declaration of Independence when he visited the Bentley Manor (now The Conference House) with John Adams and Edward Rutledge in 1776. There, they met with King George III's representative Admiral Richard Lord Howe in the only Peace Conference held during the American Revolution.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d877567c33f.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: PARK-itecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/discovery-walks-for-families-parkitecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/discovery-walks-for-families-parkitecture Date: October 10, 2016

Help us to decode the sculpted secrets of Bethesda Terrace, and discover how nature inspires Central Park’s art and design.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 841-2081

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77264764367800000, -73.96764433383900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f54f9297ef0.jpg Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Tompkinsville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park Date: October 10, 2016

This It’s My Park season, please join Island Voice and the local community as they host a day of unity at Tompkinsville Park. We are looking for volunteers to help beautify the park and assist in planting some bulbs.

There will also be a celebration through art, performances, and a chess tournament.

We look forward to celebrating and cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 524-7999

Location: Tompkinsville Park

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R024 Tompkinsville Park 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.63740158081055000, -74.07640075683594000 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 10, 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 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 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[Discovery Walks for Families: PARK-itecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/discovery-walks-for-families-parkitecture1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/discovery-walks-for-families-parkitecture1 Date: October 10, 2016

Help us to decode the sculpted secrets of Bethesda Terrace, and discover how nature inspires Central Park’s art and design.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 841-2081

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77264764367800000, -73.96764433383900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f551b54f890.jpg Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Falconry Presentation: Skyhunters in Flight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/falconry-presentation-skyhunters-in-flight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/falconry-presentation-skyhunters-in-flight Date: October 10, 2016

Watch hawks, falcons and owls sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting outdoor flight demonstration with master falconer Brian Bradley of New Paltz, NY. Hear about the ancient sport of falconry and meet live raptors from around the world.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2ee6cdb113.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:15:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 10, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours on Columbus Day! 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 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: October 10, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Retro Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/retro-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/retro-basketball Date: October 10, 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 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 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/2016/10/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 11, 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 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/fitness-walk Date: October 11, 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 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[5th Biannual Exhibition of Latin American Artists of the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/5th-biannual-exhibition-of-latinamerican-artists-of-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/5th-biannual-exhibition-of-latinamerican-artists-of-the-bronx Date: October 11, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: October 11, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park. When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of re-usable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track Bayard Street and Union Avenue Entrance (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.71909209612800000, -73.95207405090300000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/tai-chi-class Date: October 11, 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 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/seniors-fitness-in-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/seniors-fitness-in-pelham-bay-park Date: October 11, 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 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 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/2016/10/11/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: October 11, 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 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc3ed08241b.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park Date: October 11, 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 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 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/2016/10/11/seniors-fitness-in-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/seniors-fitness-in-cunningham-park Date: October 11, 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 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 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[Seniors Fitness in Roy Wilkins Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/roy-wilkins-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/roy-wilkins-park Date: October 11, 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 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc512902c00.jpg Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:45:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Faber Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/seniors-fitness-in-faber-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/seniors-fitness-in-faber-park Date: October 11, 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 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.64089965820312500, -74.13580322265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc59218e530.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park Date: October 11, 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 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 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[Summer Sports Experience at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: October 11, 2016

Summer Sports Experience continues into the early fall! Free, Drop in Sports programming at Asser Levy Recreation Center and Park Tues-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm for youths aged 7-14 years old.

Flag Football will be offered on Tues/Thurs 2:30pm-4:30pm. A variety of sports and programming will be offered at other times.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Manhattan

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2016-10-11 2016-10-11 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.73600006103500000, -73.97630310058600000 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror Date: October 11, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-11 2016-10-11 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18a44116eb.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: October 11, 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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2016-10-11 2016-10-11 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/2016/10/11/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden Date: October 11, 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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2016-10-11 2016-10-11 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18cef20339.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Franklin: Printer/Writer, Scientist/Inventor, Politician/Statesman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman Date: October 11, 2016

The Conference House Association presents "Franklin". In this exhibition, meet Franklin, the man, and his ideas and achievements.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) had already signed The Declaration of Independence when he visited the Bentley Manor (now The Conference House) with John Adams and Edward Rutledge in 1776. There, they met with King George III's representative Admiral Richard Lord Howe in the only Peace Conference held during the American Revolution.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d877567c33f.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:15:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/seniors-fitness-in-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/seniors-fitness-in-thomas-jefferson-park Date: October 11, 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 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 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/2016/10/11/seniors-fitness-in-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/seniors-fitness-in-kaiser-park Date: October 11, 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 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 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[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: October 11, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art: Books]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/kids-le-petit-artbooks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/kids-le-petit-artbooks Date: October 11, 2016

Create your very own coloring book, with original art to color in. This program is suitble for kids of all ages.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: October 11, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 11, 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 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 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/2016/10/11/instructional-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/instructional-flag-football Date: October 11, 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 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: October 11, 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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2016-10-11 2016-10-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant Information Session - Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/art-in-the-parks-uniqlo-park-expressions-grant-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/art-in-the-parks-uniqlo-park-expressions-grant-brooklyn Date: October 11, 2016

The Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant will support the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists for 10 designated properties. The parks are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into art destinations through a series of rotating exhibitions.

Information sessions will be held in all five boroughs. Informaiton sessions will provide background on the grant and directions on how to apply.

Please RSVP to artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov with your name and which information session you plan to attend.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford Stuyvesant

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2016-10-11 2016-10-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.69056780000000000, -73.94698100000000000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:30:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: Maleficent]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/movies-under-the-stars-maleficent http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/movies-under-the-stars-maleficent Date: October 11, 2016

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

Robert Stromberg's Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie stars as the title character, who, as a teenager, is a powerful and respected winged fairy helping to rule a magical land full of strange creatures. Her homeland borders a country that is populated by humans and run by the cruel King Henry (Kenneth Cranham). One day, a farm boy named Stefan (Jackson Bews) traipses into the fairy's land and meets Maleficent, causing the two crazy teens to fall into forbidden love. Year later, Henry seeks to take over the magical land next to his kingdom, but is thwarted in battle by Maleficent. Eager for revenge, he offers his daughter's hand in marriage to whoever can stop the fairy, and the now-grown Stefan (played as an adult by Sharlto Copley) succeeds by betraying her and clipping her wings. In response, an infuriated Maleficent swears revenge on Stefan; she gets her chance when he becomes king himself and has his first child, a daughter named Aurora (Elle Fanning) -- as Sleeping Beauty fans will remember, Maleficent curses her to fall into a death-like sleep after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel on her 16th birthday. Stefan demands that all of the spinning wheels be collected, and orders his daughter to be secretly raised in the woods by three good-hearted but dim-witted fairies, who will return her to him the day after her 16th birthday. However, Maleficent refuses to stay away from Aurora and ends up developing maternal feelings for the girl, eventually inspiring her to try to undo the curse she placed upon the princess.

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: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Rochdale Park

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Q413 Rochdale Park 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.67470169067383000, -73.77449798583984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2d317d39e5.jpg Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Scooby Doo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/movies-under-the-stars-shocktoberfest-scooby-doo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/movies-under-the-stars-shocktoberfest-scooby-doo Date: October 11, 2016

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

Based on the classic Saturday morning cartoon, this funny live-action feature follows the mystery-solving gang to Spooky Island, where they to investigate a series of paranormal incidents at the ultra-hip Spring Break hot spot. The film stars Freddie Prinze Jr. (Fred), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Daphne), Matthew Lillard (Shaggy) and Linda Cardellini (Velma).

Know Before You Go
You should come before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.68989944458008000, -73.94670104980469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f3ffb85e9ec.jpg Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:15:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustrated Lecture: Probing for Paranormal Proof in 'Manhattan’s Most Haunted House' With Dan Sturges, Founder, Sturges Paranormal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/illustrated-lecture-probing-for-paranormal-proof-in-manhattans-most-haunted-house-with-dan-sturges-founder-sturges-paranormal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/illustrated-lecture-probing-for-paranormal-proof-in-manhattans-most-haunted-house-with-dan-sturges-founder-sturges-paranormal Date: October 11, 2016

You’ll learn about the tools in the paranormal investigators arsenal, the difference between a ghost and a haunting, orbs caught in digital photos, and what’s hokey and what’s not. You’ll hear disembodied voices caught on tape, see startling photographic evidence, and hear the latest unexplained incidents experienced by Sturges and others. Sturges will reveal the most extraordinary aspects of his Merchant’s House investigations, providing numerous details never before shared with the public. The evening concludes with a spirited Q&A session.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing at the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/stargazing Date: October 11, 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 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 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[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: October 11, 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 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577544c62193f.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: October 11, 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 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775454b87227.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: October 11, 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 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 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/2016/10/12/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: October 12, 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 2016-10-12 2016-10-12 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/2016/10/12/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: October 12, 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 2016-10-12 2016-10-12 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/2016/10/12/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park Date: October 12, 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 2016-10-12 2016-10-12 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[5th Biannual Exhibition of Latin American Artists of the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/5th-biannual-exhibition-of-latinamerican-artists-of-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/5th-biannual-exhibition-of-latinamerican-artists-of-the-bronx Date: October 12, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-10-12 2016-10-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Franklin: Printer/Writer, Scientist/Inventor, Politician/Statesman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman Date: October 12, 2016

The Conference House Association presents "Franklin". In this exhibition, meet Franklin, the man, and his ideas and achievements.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) had already signed The Declaration of Independence when he visited the Bentley Manor (now The Conference House) with John Adams and Edward Rutledge in 1776. There, they met with King George III's representative Admiral Richard Lord Howe in the only Peace Conference held during the American Revolution.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-10-12 2016-10-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d877567c33f.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:15:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/seniors-fitness-in-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/seniors-fitness-in-marine-park Date: October 12, 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 2016-10-12 2016-10-12 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/2016/10/12/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park Date: October 12, 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 2016-10-12 2016-10-12 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/2016/10/12/seniors-fitness-in-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/seniors-fitness-in-astoria-park Date: October 12, 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 2016-10-12 2016-10-12 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/2016/10/12/seniors-fitness-in-flushing-meadows http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/seniors-fitness-in-flushing-meadows Date: October 12, 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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2016-10-12 2016-10-12 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[Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror Date: October 12, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-12 2016-10-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18a44116eb.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: October 12, 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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2016-10-12 2016-10-12 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/2016/10/12/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden Date: October 12, 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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2016-10-12 2016-10-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18cef20339.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: October 12, 2016

Summer Sports Experience continues into the early fall! Free, Drop in Sports programming at Asser Levy Recreation Center and Park Tues-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm for youths aged 7-14 years old.

Flag Football will be offered on Tues/Thurs 2:30pm-4:30pm. A variety of sports and programming will be offered at other times.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Manhattan

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<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in South Oxford Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/seniors-fitness-in-south-oxford-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/seniors-fitness-in-south-oxford-park Date: October 12, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2016-10-12 2016-10-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68360137939453000, -73.97239685058594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc436c08d84.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: October 12, 2016

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the park's intricate design features. Discover the park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. The tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-12 2016-10-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: October 12, 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 2016-10-12 2016-10-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d085219eea8.JPG Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: October 12, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-10-12 2016-10-12 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:11 EDT