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, 11 Dec 2016 09:58:57 GMT <![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in South Oxford Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/seniors-fitness-in-south-oxford-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/seniors-fitness-in-south-oxford-park Date: September 30, 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: 718-760-6999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68360137939453000, -73.97239685058594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc436c08d84.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:15:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 30, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/bryant-park-piano Date: September 30, 2016

Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart's Delight.

Visit Bryant Park's Piano page to find more information and today's scheduled performance.

About Piano in Bryant Park

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, Jazz Center of New York, and Music Performance Trust Fund.

The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/seniors-fitness-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/seniors-fitness-in-central-park Date: September 30, 2016

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

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

Tennis takes place on Fridays at 1pm.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6999

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78996276855469000, -73.96192932128906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4b741f85f.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:15:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: September 30, 2016

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts & Crafts: Rock Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/seasonal-arts-craftsfork-painting-flower-power http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/seasonal-arts-craftsfork-painting-flower-power Date: September 30, 2016

Kids and parents will create painted beautifully-painted rocks to take home. Feel free to bring a clean stone to paint.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: September 30, 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 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Ice Skating in Highbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/ice-skating-in-highbridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/ice-skating-in-highbridge-park Date: September 30, 2016

Join NYC Parks, SportProsUSA, and Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez for an outdoor ice skating event in autumn! Highbridge Pool will be set up with a synthetic ice rink for the public to enjoy!

Ice skates will be available free of charge.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e5883e6e638.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Dave Chappelle's Block Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-dave-chapelles-block-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-dave-chapelles-block-party Date: September 30, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Due to inclement weather we will have to reschedule this event. Please visit the Parks website for more information on this screening and other events.

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

Actor, writer, and comic Dave Chappelle is planning the block party of the year right in Brooklyn. With many of his Ohio hometown residents being welcomed to New York, Chappelle aims to make this a celebration no one will forget soon. Watch amazing performances from artists such as Kanye West, Mos Def, and Big Daddy Kane. Not to forget the hilarity Chappelle will bring with his comedic sketches.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 6:45 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. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Fort Greene Park

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 6:45 pm 8:45 pm 40.69150161743200000, -73.97550201416000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b2298d8899c.jpg Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Remember the Titans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-rember-the-titans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-rember-the-titans Date: September 30, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Due to inclement weather we will have to reschedule this event. Please visit the Parks website for more information on this screening and other events.

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

Based on a true story, this award-winning sports drama follows Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) as he coaches a newly integrated southern high school football team in 1971. With racial tension high in this small town, the team will learn to depend on one another and become a symbol of unity for the entire community.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 6:45 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: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 6:45 pm 8:45 pm 40.69729995727539000, -73.97889709472656000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d2e8ae74735.jpg Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-out-of-the-shadows http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-out-of-the-shadows Date: September 30, 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!

When the evil Shredder (Brian Tee) creates his own mutants, Bebop and Rocksteady, the Turtles must team up with April O'Neil (Megan Fox), news reporter Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell) to defend New York City from destruction. Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello also face an impending invasion from the deranged extraterrestrial Krang in this sequel to 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Dave Green directed this action comedy, with Michael Bay serving as a producer.

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: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: St Albans Park (in St. Albans Park)

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Q051 St. Albans Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.69309997558594000, -73.77880096435547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57be046f47756.jpg Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:45:13 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia Date: September 30, 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!

From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde, a wily fox who makes her job even harder.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Crotona Park

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.83900070190430000, -73.88629913330078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d1d5470536c.jpg Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:30:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Ziggy Stardust - A Bowie Tribute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-ziggy-stardust-a-bowie-tribute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-ziggy-stardust-a-bowie-tribute Date: September 30, 2016

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s glitter to 80s glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways, and more!

Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

Ages 21+. Photo ID required.

Purchase tickets here.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.65729904174805000, -73.96369934082031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575b4d4dd72cd.JPG Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:15:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Retro Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/retro-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/retro-basketball Date: September 30, 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 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/bird-walks Date: October 1, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b369929607c.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: October 1, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: October 1, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: October 1, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: October 1, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5792927111995.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lemon Creek Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-lemon-creek-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-lemon-creek-park Date: October 1, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Natural Resources Protective Association to help clean the shoreline at Lemon Creek Park of washed-up debris and garbage. We look forward to cleaning up the beach with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

Location: Parking Lot (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.51223236348700000, -74.19737589359200000 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience-Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/summer-sports-experienceasser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/summer-sports-experienceasser-levy-recreation-center Date: October 1, 2016

Summer Sports Experience continues into the fall at Asser Levy Recreation Center and Park. Free, Drop in sports programming for youths aged 7-17. Saturdays will be dedicated to Flag Football, and will take place outside unless inclement weather.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Manhattan

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2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.73600006103500000, -73.97630310058600000 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: October 1, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: October 1, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577556987c806.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhood: North Shore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/green-neighborhoods-north-shore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/green-neighborhoods-north-shore Date: October 1, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to care for the forest in Clove Lakes Park! Volunteers will remove invasive species, which damage the otherwise healthy forest. Everyone will be trained in invasive identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in long pants, closed-toed shoes, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Utter Avenue and Slosson Avenue (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.61849975585937500, -74.11820220947266000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhood: Soundview]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/green-neighborhood-soundview http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/green-neighborhood-soundview Date: October 1, 2016

Join the Stewardship Team for a day of caring for Soundview in the Bronx! Volunteers should come dressed in sturdy shoes or boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Leland Avenue and O'Brien Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81079864502000000, -73.85890197753900000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: October 1, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to do general cleanup at McCarren Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Raymond Bush Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground Date: October 1, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to clean up debris and beautify around Raymond Bush Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Madison Street (in Raymond Bush Playground)

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B216 Raymond Bush Playground 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68619650221100000, -73.93879139423400000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Athens Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-athens-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-athens-square Date: October 1, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 514-4626

Location: Athens Square

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Q436 Athens Square 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76770019531250000, -73.92250061035156000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:45:38 EDT
<![CDATA[5th Biannual Exhibition of Latin American Artists of the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/5th-biannual-exhibition-of-latinamerican-artists-of-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/5th-biannual-exhibition-of-latinamerican-artists-of-the-bronx Date: October 1, 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 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: October 1, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/green-team Date: October 1, 2016

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644826540cc.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/welcome-program Date: October 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: October 1, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 748-9522

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

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63952255249023400, -74.03029632568360000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Snap-A-Selfie Scavenger Hunt at Ocean Breeze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/snapaselfie-scavenger-hunt-at-ocean-breeze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/snapaselfie-scavenger-hunt-at-ocean-breeze Date: October 1, 2016

Are you good at riddles? Looking to test your skills? Come join us at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex for this one-of-a-kind scavenger hunt. Explore the facility and it's surrounding community to find various obstacles. Each participant must snap a selfie with each obstacle to receive credit and prove completion.

This is an activity that can be enjoyed by yourself or with a group of friend or family.

Test you skills and see if you can crack the code on our Snap-A-Selfie Scavenger Hunt!

Visit OceanBreezeNYC.org for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:15:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Harvest Fair at Harlem Grown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/fall-harvest-fair-at-harlem-grown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/fall-harvest-fair-at-harlem-grown Date: October 1, 2016

Join Harlem Grown for our annual Fall Harvest Fair! Activities include potato sack racing, chicken coop mural painting, fall harvest scavenger hunt, fresh veggie cooking demonstration, and more!

All ages are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-0113

Location: Harlem Grown

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2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81380081176758000, -73.94280242919922000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.16 Art Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/flow16-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/flow16-tour Date: October 1, 2016

FLOW is an annual art exhibition at the park's southern end. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s goal is to foster appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Island’s environment. Each year, FLOW features site-specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists. Come meet the artists and hear more about their inspirations and challenges in creating these unique pieces of outdoor public art.

Artists

  • Football - Michael Shultis
  • Monument to a Missing Island - Tim Clifford
  • Hell Gate Cairns - Samantha Holmes
  • Spartan Follies - Denise Treizman
  • Untitled - Tracie Hervy

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6e9a936b9c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Club for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/discovery-club-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/discovery-club-for-families Date: October 1, 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 one through 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.

Registration required; please register here.

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 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4b2a54fba5.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: October 1, 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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2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/tai-chi-chuan Date: October 1, 2016

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

Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or as more advanced students of Tai Chi.

Please arrive on time; late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting, with an indoor location in case of rain or humidity.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d199b1436cc.jpg Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Be a Bee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/family-art-project-be-a-bee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/family-art-project-be-a-bee Date: October 1, 2016

Join us for this classic Family Art Project. Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, a pollen cup, and a kazoo to hum with. Buzz around in a hive of six-sided cells and forage in the flowers. Join in a bee parade and do a bee dance in a cardboard hive. The parade starts at 12:30 p.m., weather permitting.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d19a2639922.jpg Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Friend's of Straus Park's Art in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/friends-of-straus-parks-art-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/friends-of-straus-parks-art-in-the-park Date: October 1, 2016

Come join Friends of Straus Park's Art in the Park event to participate in celebrating art, including painting, photography, jewelry, and clothes. There will be food and live music from the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0282

Location: Straus Park

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M085 Straus Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.80179977416992000, -73.96820068359375000 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:15:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/birding-basics-for-families-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/birding-basics-for-families-the-ramble Date: October 1, 2016

Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Central Park Conservancy staff and NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars available to borrow.

Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. This program is suitable for ages five and older. Families only: maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Arrive early to check in.

Please note: Paths include uneven terrain with hills and stairs; may not be suitable for strollers.

In case of inclement weather, please check Central Park Conservancy's website or call (212) 860-1370 for updates.

For more information about birding in Central Park, please visit Central Park Conservancy's birding page.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e178283a4b5.jpg Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror Date: October 1, 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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2016-10-01 2016-10-01 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[Crochet Meet Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/crochet-meet-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/crochet-meet-group Date: October 1, 2016

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

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

This program is for parents of children with special needs.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:30 am 11:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Isca Greenfield-Sanders: Playground Parachutes Public Art Exhibit Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/isca-greenfieldsanders-playground-parachutes-public-art-exhibit-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/isca-greenfieldsanders-playground-parachutes-public-art-exhibit-opening Date: October 1, 2016

Green Below 14 and SmartSpaces present Isca Greenfield-Sanders: Playground Parachutes, in partnership with the Children’s Museum of the Arts (“CMA”) and NYC Parks, on view until November 1, 2016. This opening celebration will include remarks at 11:00 a.m. and an opportunity to meet the artist.

Playground Parachutes is an installation of four large-scale murals by the celebrated New York-based artist Isca Greenfield-Sanders, made in collaboration with over 200 children at CMA. For this community-based, public art project, the artist chose a single image from her 2008 parachute series. She gridded the image into 72 square tiles and printed them in the four basic CMYK colors – blue, pink, yellow, and key (black) – referring to the importance of the printed image in her work. The tiles were then enhanced with colored pencils by young artists at CMA who explored mark making techniques with CMA Teaching Artists. The colored pieces were returned to the artist, who reassembled the composition.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Vesuvio Playground

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M069 Vesuvio Playground 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.72529983520508000, -74.00260162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d9a1bac7caf.jpg Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session Date: October 1, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:30 am 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Candle-Making Drop-in Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/candlemaking-dropin-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/candlemaking-dropin-workshop Date: October 1, 2016

Try your hand at creating an assortment of beeswax candles to take home and enjoy.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d19a77ed9b4.jpg Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bees and Beekeeping Information Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/bees-and-beekeeping-information-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/bees-and-beekeeping-information-station Date: October 1, 2016

Chat with beekeepers, try on beekeeping gear, peek inside a hive and learn fascinating facts about honeybees.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d19af76510e.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:15:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Shapes and Colors Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/kids-shapes-and-colors-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/kids-shapes-and-colors-hike Date: October 1, 2016

Compare leaves of all shapes and colors on a guided fall foliage hike through Silver Lake Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Silver Lake Park

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.62770080566406000, -74.09980010986328000 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[St. Mary's Recreation Center Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/st-marys-recreation-center-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/st-marys-recreation-center-open-house Date: October 1, 2016

St. Mary's Recreation Center opens its doors to the community for a fun day of free workouts in the cardio and weight rooms, a family swim in the pool, a meet-and-greet with the managers, and a family scavenger hunt in the park.

Please remember to bring your state or city ID.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 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 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 1, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Grown Volunteer Day at 131st Street Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/harlem-grown-volunteer-day-at-131st-street-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/harlem-grown-volunteer-day-at-131st-street-farm Date: October 1, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-0113

Location: Harlem Grown 131st Street Farm Garden

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2016-10-01 2016-10-01 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81075403747100000, -73.94120155761100000 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Third Annual Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/3rd-annual-fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/3rd-annual-fall-festival Date: October 1, 2016

Celebrate the harvest season! This festival for all will feature cider pressing, puppet making, face painting, live jazz, and a tasting with Dyckman Beer.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2d799b4126.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Soil Health Series: Leaf Pen and Brown Storage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health-series-leaf-pen-and-brown-storage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health-series-leaf-pen-and-brown-storage Date: October 1, 2016

Autumn is here! The leaves are falling and it’s around that time to begin cleaning up the community gardens before the winter. Avoid throwing away the fallen leaves into the trash by learning how to turn them into a nutrien-rich soil amendment.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Just Food.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: West 111th Street People's Garden

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2016-10-01 2016-10-01 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80380008490800000, -73.96348504358600000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:30:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 1, 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 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 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/2016/10/01/pumpkin-patch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/pumpkin-patch Date: October 1, 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 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:15:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Honey Extraction Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/honey-extraction-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/honey-extraction-demonstration Date: October 1, 2016

Drop in and see the sticky process of extracting honey from the comb with our resident bee experts.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d19b71b5130.jpg Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:45:26 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/harvest-festival Date: October 1, 2016

Please note: Due to the inclement weather predicted for this weekend the Harvest Festival has been cancelled. Please join us for the remainder of the season for our many free public events. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Each fall Randall's Island Park Alliance's annual Harvest Festival celebrates the bounty of the earth and the completion of another fruitful season at the Urban Farm. Enjoy live music from JDPatch Band and Dave Harvey and the New York City Barn Dance!

Other Activities:

– Indigo dying workshop staffed by the Brooklyn Textile Arts Center
– Pumpkin Painting
– Treasure Hunt
– Bean Bag Toss
– Kite Making & Flying
– Gigantic Coloring Book
– Face Painting
– Self-guided tours of the Urban Farm

Location: Fields 62 & 63 (next to the Urban Farm)

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c58cc0bd48f.jpg Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: October 1, 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 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 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[Capoeira for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/capoeira-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/capoeira-for-beginners Date: October 1, 2016

Led by certified instructors from Capoeira Nago Queen, this six-part series will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira. This introduction will offer guidance with balance, flexibility, and agility while also providing a brief history of capoeira traditions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Mullaly Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-mullaly-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-mullaly-park Date: October 1, 2016

Please note: this event has been postponed to 10/8/16 due to rain.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Mullaly Bikepark to help repaint the ramps at Mullaly Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Mullaly Bike Park/Skate Park (in Mullaly Park)

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X034 Mullaly Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83110628827100000, -73.92455399036400000 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:45:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/adaptive-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/adaptive-flag-football Date: October 1, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70196512533900000, -73.85458660309100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4de0d954fa.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Doodle to Da Beat Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/arts-culture-fun-doodle-to-dabeat-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/arts-culture-fun-doodle-to-dabeat-bronx Date: October 1, 2016

This art workshop will help you learn how to distress from everyday life pressure through doodling. No prior knowledge of drawing is needed. Beginners are welcome. Supplies will be provided. Feel empowered to create your own art style using simple art tools and vibrant neon paint to complete your doodle art masterpiece. Doodle away while we turn up the volume of syncopated sacred drum and afro beat house music which acts like an eco-friendly “mind detergent” to disintegrate excess brain clutter. Barbara Russell: Ms. B. The Doodle Queen, has been sharing her doodle art style worldwide under the Harlem Arts Alliance. Space is limited so please RSVP to http://doodlewbo.eventbrite.com

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 367-3657

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d6c037e0d2d.jpg Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk: Great Trees of Kissena Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/fall-foliage-walk-great-trees-of-kissena-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/fall-foliage-walk-great-trees-of-kissena-park Date: October 1, 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: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74979782104492000, -73.80760192871094000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e553259b06a.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:15:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 1, 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 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 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[FLOW.16 Art Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/flow16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/flow16 Date: October 1, 2016

FLOW is an annual art exhibition at the park's southern end. RIPA’s goal is to foster appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Island’s environment. Each year, FLOW features site-specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists. Come meet the artists and hear more about their inspirations and challenges in creating these unique pieces of outdoor public art.

Artists

  • Football - Michael Shultis
  • Monument to a Missing Island - Tim Clifford
  • Hell Gate Cairns - Samantha Holmes
  • Spartan Follies - Denise Treizman
  • Untitled - Tracie Hervy

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6ea1061cb6.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 1, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike-toberfest 2016: Where NYC Hikes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/hiketoberfest-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/hiketoberfest-2016 Date: October 1, 2016

Hike, eat, drink, and celebrate with friends during our new, fun fundraiser for the hiking trails of Van Cortlandt Park. Come see why Van Cortlandt Park is "Where NYC Hikes".

All registered participants will receive a Van Cortlandt Park "Where NYC Hikes" t-shirt.

About the Hikes
Hikes start at 2:00 p.m.: Hikers will have the option to go on a four- to five-mile hike throughout the park, or a two-mile leisurely nature hike. Both hikes will be led by Friends of Van Cortlandt Park staff and take about two hours.

Other Activities
Attendees will eat German Food by Loreleye Restaurant & Biergarten and enjoy local brews from the Bronx Brewery, Chelsea Craft Brewing Company, Gun Hill Brewing Company, and Jonas Bronck Beer Co. served by the Bronx Beer Hall. Special thank you to all the breweries for donating!

Yard games will be set up to challenge your friends as you hang out on the Van Cortlandt House Museum Lawn.

How to Register
To register for this fundraiser hike, please visit nycharities.org to purchase tickets.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1460

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ab83d765b8e.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Paper Cup Penguin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/paper-arts-crafts Date: October 1, 2016

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

Kids will make paper cup penguins. December, make an adorable caterpillar from paper.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Soccer Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: October 1, 2016

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

Tired of conventional exercise or gym workouts? We have an exciting, fun, innovative and creative way for you to work out and exercise... we call it "Soccer Aerobics!" This fun new workout focuses on cardiovascular and strength exercises; coordination, speed and agility, all while you learn and develop the skill to play and compete in the sport.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 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 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Jungle Book]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/movies-under-the-stars-the-jungle-book http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/movies-under-the-stars-the-jungle-book Date: October 1, 2016

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

In this reimagining of the classic collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling, director Jon Favreau uses visually stunning CGI to create the community of animals surrounding Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a human boy adopted by a pack of wolves. The appearance of a villainous tiger named Shere Khan (voiced byIdris Elba) forces Mowgli's guardian, the panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), to shepherd the child to safety in the "man village." Along the way, the boy meets an affable, lazy bear named Baloo (Bill Murray), as well as a snake with hypnotic powers (Scarlett Johansson) and an orangutan (Christopher Walken) who wants to harness the power of fire. Lupita Nyong'o, Giancarlo Esposito, and Garry Shandling also lend their voices to this adventure tale. Author: Tom Ciampoli

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: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 47th Street Entrance and 20th Avenue (in Paul Raimonda Playground)

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Q298 Paul Raimonda Playground 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.77289962768555000, -73.89739990234375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57be03b59303c.jpg Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Starfest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/urban-starfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/urban-starfest Date: October 1, 2016

The Urban Park Rangers and the Amateur Astronomers Association invite you to enjoy the wonders of the universe at this annual event.

New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and learn more about the night sky. Share views through astronomers telescopes of planets, star clusters, and more. Let's hope for clear skies, but event will be held in the event of cloudy conditions too with guest speakers offering short presentations.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Sheep Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77230072021484400, -73.97499847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e55345765e3.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:15:28 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park Date: October 2, 2016

For the end of this It's My Park season, volunteer at the St. Nicholas Dog Run to help clean up after a busy summer and prepare for winter. Volunteers will help with spreading mulch, raking, and doing a general cleanup.

We look forward to seeing you at the Dog Run!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (617) 223-7592

Location: St. Nicholas Park Dog Run (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 8:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81790161132800000, -73.94969940185500000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: October 2, 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 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 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/2016/10/02/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: October 2, 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 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 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/2016/10/02/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: October 2, 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 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 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/2016/10/02/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: October 2, 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 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 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[Bronx River Ramble: Jane Jacobs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/bronx-river-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/bronx-river-ramble Date: October 2, 2016

Come learn about Jane Jacobs and how her influence spread beyond Manhattan, and inspired environmental restoration and neighborhood revitalization efforts in the Bronx.

Like Jane Jacobs, Bronx activists had to deal with Moses’ expressway and auto-oriented plans. Moses was even more dismissive of Bronx neighborhoods than of SoHo or the West Village, but in the 1960s the Bronx hadn’t developed the clout with which to force a rerouting of the Cross-Bronx Expressway (which we see in the distance)–but this would soon change.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: West Farms #2 Train Station

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2016-10-02 2016-10-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83998779753900000, -73.87966131586900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57519607cd275.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: October 2, 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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2016-10-02 2016-10-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Be a Bee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/family-art-project-be-a-bee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/family-art-project-be-a-bee Date: October 2, 2016

Join us for this classic Family Art Project. Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, a pollen cup and a kazoo to hum with. Buzz around in a hive of six-sided cells and forage in the flowers. Join in a bee parade and do a bee dance in a cardboard hive.

The parade starts at 12:30 p.m., weather permitting.

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 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d19bf6ab2cd.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:15:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror Date: October 2, 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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2016-10-02 2016-10-02 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[Birding: Fall Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/birding-fall-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/birding-fall-migration Date: October 2, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2f8273b3ff.jpg Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/birding-basics-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/birding-basics-for-families-north-woods Date: October 2, 2016

Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Central Park Conservancy staff and NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how Central Park Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds.

Binoculars will be available to borrow.

Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. Ages 5+. Families only: maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Arrive early to check in.

Please note: Uneven terrain with hills and stairs; may not be suitable for strollers.

In case of inclement weather, please check Central Park Conservancy's website or call (212) 860-1370 for updates.

For more information about birding in Central Park, visit Central Park Conservancy's birding page.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e17a239dbeb.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:15:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Club for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/discovery-club-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/discovery-club-for-families Date: October 2, 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 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 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[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: October 2, 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 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 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[Candle-Making Drop-in Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/candlemaking-dropin-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/candlemaking-dropin-workshop Date: October 2, 2016

Try your hand at creating an assortment of beeswax candles to take home and enjoy.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d19e7da1472.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:15:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bees and Beekeeping Information Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/bees-and-beekeeping-information-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/bees-and-beekeeping-information-station Date: October 2, 2016

Chat with beekeepers, try on beekeeping gear, peek inside a hive, and learn fascinating facts about honeybees.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d19ed310457.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:15:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: Bugs and Butterflies (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/nature-exploration-hike-bugs-and-butterflies-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/nature-exploration-hike-bugs-and-butterflies-light Date: October 2, 2016

Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of NYC. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2f861b30f9.jpg Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Skills Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/street-skills-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/street-skills-ride Date: October 2, 2016

Street Skills Rides are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets. After you’ve taken our Street Skills Class, you can use your newfound knowledge to tackle our bike-handling skill drills, and then top it off with a small group ride of 5-8 miles with similarly-skilled cyclists and League-certified Cycling Instructors. This is a required class in our Earn-A-Bike program.

Registration policy: Advance registration is required of all participants; walk-up students are not allowed.

Prerequisite: Students must attend an evening Street Skills Class before participating in a Street Skills Ride.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.88610076904297000, -73.89749908447266000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:15:20 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 2, 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 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 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/2016/10/02/pumpkin-patch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/pumpkin-patch Date: October 2, 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 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:15:14 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: October 2, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park House (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67380142211900000, -73.94390106201200000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Wiffle Ball Home-Run Derby]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/ocean-breeze-wiffle-ball-homerun-derby http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/ocean-breeze-wiffle-ball-homerun-derby Date: October 2, 2016

Do you consider yourself a slugger? Are you getting excited for the Major League Baseball Playoffs? Well here's your change to prove you have what it takes to play in the big leagues. Join us as we kick off the start of the MLB Playoffs with our Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby. This is an event for all ages.

Who will be crowned as champion?

Check out OceanBreezeNYC.org for more information.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:15:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: October 2, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d085219eea8.JPG Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Honey Extraction Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/honey-extraction-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/honey-extraction-demonstration Date: October 2, 2016

Drop in and see the sticky process of extracting honey from the comb with our resident bee experts.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d19f57d5763.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:15:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditative Woodland Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/meditative-woodland-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/meditative-woodland-walk Date: October 2, 2016

Get grounded, balanced, and connected with nature! Walk/hike with artist, yogi, and nature-lover Sarah Hart of iHart Lens on a monthly meditative journey through the garden’s trails and paths.

Learn to use art, yoga, breathing techniques, and writing activities to awaken the senses and open yourself to a deeper consciousness.

Walks take place outdoors; in inclement weather, meditative activities will be brought indoors. These events are physical as well as mindful.

Meditative Woodland Walks continue November 6 this fall.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d19fe92b6d7.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:15:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market Date: October 2, 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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2016-10-02 2016-10-02 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT