NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:40:01 GMT <![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/31/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/31/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: December 31, 2017

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-31 2017-12-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04bff6e7828.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-31 2017-12-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual New Year's Eve Celebration and Fireworks at Coney Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/31/fourth-annual-new-years-eve-celebration-and-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/31/fourth-annual-new-years-eve-celebration-and-fireworks Date: December 31, 2017

Ring in the New Year in the year with some fun!

Coming into its fourth year, guests can dance to live music throughout the night and watch some of Coney Island's most notable side show performances. Enjoy a fireworks display at the stroke of midnight at this free family-friendly celebration.

Free live entertainment begins at 9:00 p.m. at the Steeplechase Plaza. Free admission starts at 6:00 p.m. on the B&B Carousel.

Restaurants and bars are open! Including Applebee's Grill & Bar, Coney Island Brewery, Tom's Coney Island,Brooklyn New York, Steeplechase Beer Garden, IHOP, Coney Island Circus Sideshow and more!

New York Aquarium is open late until 9pm!

Please note: Due to temperatures reaching below 38 degrees, the Thunderbolt, Deno's Wonder Wheel, and Stop the Zombies 7D will no longer open for New Year's Eve.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

Location: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-12-31 2017-12-31 6:00 pm 11:59 pm 40.57270050048828000, -73.97830200195312000 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 13:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/31/new-years-eve-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/31/new-years-eve-in-prospect-park Date: December 31, 2017

Please note: This event is free but RSVP is requested. Please RSVP here. This event ends at 1:00 a.m. on New Year's Day!

Join Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Prospect Park Alliance for Brooklyn's most spectacular New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration at Prospect Park's iconic Grand Army Plaza.

This free event includes live entertainment by Brooklyn's own Quintessential Playlist starting at 10:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at the stroke of midnight!

The event, now in its 38th year, attracts tens of thousands of revelers to Prospect Park, making it one of the city's most popular celebrations.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 10:00 pm

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-12-31 2017-12-31 10:00 pm 11:59 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Midnight Run 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/31/midnight-run-2018 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/31/midnight-run-2018 Date: December 31, 2017

Kick off the New Year at the Midnight Run! Join the fun and celebrate with music and dancing (starting at 10:00 p.m.) as 2017 comes to a close. With a countdown to midnight beginning at 11:59 p.m., the four-mile run will begin on the stroke of midnight, as will a spectacular fireworks display to light up the night and the start of 2018.

For more information about the Midnight Run, or information about how to register, please visit New York Road Runners' 2018 Midnight Run page.

Start time: 10:00 pm

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-31 2017-12-31 10:00 pm 11:59 pm 40.77279663085937500, -73.97016906738281000 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: January 1, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-01-01 2018-01-01 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[New Year's Day Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light Date: January 1, 2018

If your New Year’s resolution is to get healthy, why not start outdoors? Dress warmly, put on your hiking shoes, and head to the park.

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

Our hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging form light, to moderate to vigorous. Our light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-01-01 2018-01-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[New Year's Day Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light1 Date: January 1, 2018

If your New Year’s resolution is to get healthy, why not start outdoors? Dress warmly, put on your hiking shoes, and head to a park.

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

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light to moderate to vigorous. Our light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-01-01 2018-01-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[New Year's Day Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light3 Date: January 1, 2018

If your New Year’s resolution is to get healthy, why not start outdoors? Dress warmly, put on your hiking shoes, and head to a park.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New york City. On our hikes, you may exlore nature, discover our city's urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate, to vigorous. Our light hike features a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-01-01 2018-01-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[New Year's Day Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light2 Date: January 1, 2018

If your New Year’s resolution is to get healthy, why not start outdoors? Dress warmly, put on your hiking shoes, and head to a park.

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

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate, to vigorous. Our light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

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 2018-01-01 2018-01-01 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75007010229800000, -73.80746781826000000 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[New Year's Day Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light4 Date: January 1, 2018

If your New Year’s resolution is to get healthy, why not start outdoors? Dress warmly, put on your hiking shoes, and head to a park.

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

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate,to vigorous. Our light hike features a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-01-01 2018-01-01 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86970138549800000, -73.92060089111300000 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[‘Come Calling’ on New Year’s Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/come-calling-on-new-years-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/come-calling-on-new-years-day Date: January 1, 2018

Paying calls on friends and family on New Year’s Day was one of Old New York’s most cherished customs. Join us for tours of the house, 19th century readings about New Year’s Day celebrations, and punch and confectionery, as we continue the 19th century tradition of renewing, reviving, and reaffirming friendships.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-01-01 2018-01-01 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:45:14 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: January 2, 2018

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.

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 workouts, 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.

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.

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-01-02 2018-01-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: January 2, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-02 2018-01-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: January 2, 2018

NYC Parks welcomes the holiday season with its 35th annual exhibition of creative, unconventional wreaths. Employing an array of uncommon materials, more than 40 participating fine artists, designers, and imaginative individuals celebrate this timeless holiday symbol. This year’s wreaths draw inspiration from a range of themes ranging from the personal to the universal. This exhibition is an inspired and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

This exhibition is closed on Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day) and Monday, January 1 (New Year's Day).

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-02 2018-01-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: January 2, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-01-02 2018-01-02 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: January 2, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-01-02 2018-01-02 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/upcycletoart-decorative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/upcycletoart-decorative-arts Date: January 2, 2018

Participants will bring their recyclable items to upcycle to art using various mediums to achieve a decorative affect. Please be aware a piece may take a few weeks to complete. Participants should bring an item they wish to work on (bottles, boxes, cans, containers, plastic, wood, carton). Avoid soft plastics that crush or easily bend. Participants may take inspiration from the season or from art.

The facilitator will offer prompts, while allowing for individual expression or outcomes.

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder: Create a piece inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Valentine's Day and season-inspired art
March - Create art inspired by the month of March

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-02 2018-01-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization: Get-Together for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities Date: January 2, 2018

This is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication. Staff, family, and college students are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-02 2018-01-02 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: January 2, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-01-02 2018-01-02 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot Date: January 2, 2018

Bring your cameras to take photos of your kiddies with our fantasy photo props: Wanderlust the Unicorn and the Crescent Moon in Blue Woods.

You can dress the kids in their cutest whimsical outfits for the photo shoot. Do not forget your cameras. (ages 0-10 years)

Start time: 2:30 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 2018-01-02 2018-01-02 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:29:41 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/kids-le-petit-art Date: January 2, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art to use, or give as gifts. Parents and kids may participate together. (Ages 6-12 years)

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder... ACEO
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder...Character Shaker

February - Cardboard-Painted Heart
February - Cardboard Magical Moonballs

March - 3D Illusion Art Down That Hole
March - 3D Heart

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-02 2018-01-02 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: January 2, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-01-02 2018-01-02 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: January 2, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2018-01-02 2018-01-02 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: January 2, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2018-01-02 2018-01-02 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7952b1fd6.jpg Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/02/wheelchair-basketball Date: January 2, 2018

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-01-02 2018-01-02 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0f6cadfa8b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/03/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/03/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: January 3, 2018

NYC Parks welcomes the holiday season with its 35th annual exhibition of creative, unconventional wreaths. Employing an array of uncommon materials, more than 40 participating fine artists, designers, and imaginative individuals celebrate this timeless holiday symbol. This year’s wreaths draw inspiration from a range of themes ranging from the personal to the universal. This exhibition is an inspired and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

This exhibition is closed on Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day) and Monday, January 1 (New Year's Day).

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-03 2018-01-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/03/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/03/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: January 3, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-03 2018-01-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/03/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/03/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: January 3, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-01-03 2018-01-03 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/03/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/03/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language Date: January 3, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided. (Adults)

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-03 2018-01-03 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/03/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/03/adults-le-petit-art Date: January 3, 2018

Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art. Participnts will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create. Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

January - ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) 2.5" x 3.5": Create work inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Mini Valentine-Inspired Work on Cardboard
February - Mini Poetry Book: Write your own or favorite poem or phrase to carry with you
March - Still Life on Cardboard inspired by the season. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-03 2018-01-03 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/03/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/03/recycletoart Date: January 3, 2018

Participants will create cute arts and crafts projects to keep, or give as a gift to their favorite person. (Ages 6 – 12 years old).

Schedule

  • January Key - Wind Chime Make: an eco-friendly wind chime out of keys.
  • February - Cardboard Owl Craft
  • March - Rolled and Folded Magazine Paper Project

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-03 2018-01-03 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/03/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/03/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot Date: January 3, 2018

Bring your cameras to take photos of your kiddies with our fantasy photo props: Wanderlust the Unicorn and the Crescent Moon in Blue Woods.

You can dress the kids in their cutest whimsical outfits for the photo shoot. Do not forget your cameras. (ages 0-10 years)

Start time: 2:30 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 2018-01-03 2018-01-03 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:29:41 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/03/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/03/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 Date: January 3, 2018

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2018-01-03 2018-01-03 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:44 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/03/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/03/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: January 3, 2018

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341, (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2018-01-03 2018-01-03 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59caba2bd936e.jpg Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: January 4, 2018

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.

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 workouts, 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.

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.

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-01-04 2018-01-04 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: January 4, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-04 2018-01-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: January 4, 2018

NYC Parks welcomes the holiday season with its 35th annual exhibition of creative, unconventional wreaths. Employing an array of uncommon materials, more than 40 participating fine artists, designers, and imaginative individuals celebrate this timeless holiday symbol. This year’s wreaths draw inspiration from a range of themes ranging from the personal to the universal. This exhibition is an inspired and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

This exhibition is closed on Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day) and Monday, January 1 (New Year's Day).

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-04 2018-01-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: January 4, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-01-04 2018-01-04 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 4, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th 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 2018-01-04 2018-01-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 04 Jan 2018 10:44:50 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/special-express-arts Date: January 4, 2018

Artists will be creating a mixed media art using construction paper, magazine cutouts, cloth, string, acrylic paint, and glue. We will be providing these materials. We advise that participants bring any other materials they might like to use (like any magazine images or computer printouts along with any small objects they would like to incorporate into their collage).

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder Collage using mixed media
January - Create Mixed Media Winter Village Landscape

February - Create Mix Media Mosaic Hearts
February - Create Mix Media Pop Up Hearts

March - Paintings of Fruits Using Paint and Q-Tips. Each artist will select a picture of fruit to make
March - Create mixed media abstract painting using circlular shapes with Q-Tips and straws

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-04 2018-01-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 4, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-04 2018-01-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 04 Jan 2018 10:44:50 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot Date: January 4, 2018

Bring your cameras to take photos of your kiddies with our fantasy photo props: Wanderlust the Unicorn and the Crescent Moon in Blue Woods.

You can dress the kids in their cutest whimsical outfits for the photo shoot. Do not forget your cameras. (ages 0-10 years)

Start time: 2:30 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 2018-01-04 2018-01-04 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:29:41 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/kids-imaginative-arts Date: January 4, 2018

Kids will learn various techniques for creating imaginative arts, including Kirigami, Collage, Tissue Work, Pointillism, and 3D Illusion. Drop in for a program, or try them all!

  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... on Cardboard
  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Silhouettes & Abstracts
  • February: Valentines Kirigami Greeting Cards
  • February: 3D Illusion Wavy Heart
  • March: Painted Rocks Pointillism
  • March: Painted Rocks Nature

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-04 2018-01-04 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:15:11 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: January 4, 2018

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.

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: United Nations Ave South Entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-01-04 2018-01-04 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7ee8bce18.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: January 5, 2018

NYC Parks welcomes the holiday season with its 35th annual exhibition of creative, unconventional wreaths. Employing an array of uncommon materials, more than 40 participating fine artists, designers, and imaginative individuals celebrate this timeless holiday symbol. This year’s wreaths draw inspiration from a range of themes ranging from the personal to the universal. This exhibition is an inspired and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

This exhibition is closed on Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day) and Monday, January 1 (New Year's Day).

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-05 2018-01-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: January 5, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-05 2018-01-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: January 5, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-01-05 2018-01-05 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 5, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-05 2018-01-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/adults-imaginative-arts Date: January 5, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

Participants are encouraged to use their imagination for ideas, as well as take inspiration from the current exhibition. Because our participants are fluid and changing, weekly instruction needs to be repeated each week, to help new participants keep up. Facilitator will introduce imaginative techniques: Some pieces will take the four weeks to complete. Participants are encouraged to take their time and not rush.

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

January - Wine Bottles Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired Art
February - Valentine's Day-Inspired Art Greeting Cards
February - Rock Painting Inspired by Season
March - Winds of March Paint on Canvas. What does March mean to you?

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-05 2018-01-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: January 5, 2018

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-05 2018-01-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot Date: January 5, 2018

Bring your cameras to take photos of your kiddies with our fantasy photo props: Wanderlust the Unicorn and the Crescent Moon in Blue Woods.

You can dress the kids in their cutest whimsical outfits for the photo shoot. Do not forget your cameras. (ages 0-10 years)

Start time: 2:30 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 2018-01-05 2018-01-05 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:29:41 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: January 5, 2018

Kids will create art inspired by the season. Winter brings great beauty and inspiration for little artists to get creative. Parents may join their children.

Schedule

January - Spray and Squeeze Art Painting
February - Yarn-Wrapped Hearts
March - Balloon Painting

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-05 2018-01-05 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Express]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/kids-express http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/kids-express Date: January 5, 2018

Kids go on an expressive arts journey inspired by times, current exhibition, season, language, literary works, and their own ideas. Children will be encouraged to discuss, plan, excite, inspire and support each other.

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder on Cardboard

February - Reading of Love You Forever by Robert Munsc: Discuss and share thoughts
February - Recreate Short Written Piece Inspired by Love You Forever for a family member you love
February - Recite and Perform a Love You Forever piece. Children will write their own poem that expresses forever love

March - Readings and Performances of Children's Monologues

Start time: 2:30 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 2018-01-05 2018-01-05 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[5-Hour, Glow-In-The-Dark Fitness Challenge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/5-hour-glowinthedark-fitness-challenge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/5-hour-glowinthedark-fitness-challenge Date: January 5, 2018

Join us in your best neon fitness gear as we celebrate the New Year with a five hour, non-stop exercise event.

This event is FREE for adults 18 years old and older.

Schedule of Activities:

3:00 p.m. - Power Circuit

4:00 p.m. - Jump Rope Madness

5:00 p.m. - Afro-Brazilian Zumba

6:00 p.m. - Step & Tone

7:00 p.m. - Kettle Bell Ab Blast

Please note: Space is limited. Please RSVP by emailing Erica.Serrano@parks.nyc.gov or call (212) 447-2023.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by January 2, 2018.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2023

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2018-01-05 2018-01-05 3:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a343adb827aa.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: January 6, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park. Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please note: Volunteers younger than 18 years old are required to present a signed guardian’s consent to participate or have a chaperone present. Walk-ons are welcome!

RSVP

Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

Groups of 15+ volunteers must submit a Group Request to join the Stewards for their weekly cleanups a month prior to desired date. Be sure to indicate on the form that you would like to work alongside the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 6, 2018

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.

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.

Exercising with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestow health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors 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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: January 6, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: The Kick Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/shape-up-nyc-the-kick-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/shape-up-nyc-the-kick-off Date: January 6, 2018

Shape Up NYC is launching 100+ new classes starting January 2018 and we want YOU to sample some. Join us at Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center while we bring you a Saturday full of fun!

Schedule:

9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. – Cardio Dance

9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. – Fusion (Dance Fitness & Boot Camp)

10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. – Belly Dancing

10:30 a.m - 10:50 a.m. – Body Conditioning

11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. – Rhythm of the Beat & Soul

11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. – Low Impact Fitness

Noon – 12:25 p.m. – Stretching and Meditation

There will be raffle prizes after every demo and delicious snacks will be available! Will you be there?

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3337

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.93669891357422000 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:29:51 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/mulchfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/mulchfest Date: January 6, 2018

Recycle your holiday tree at MulchFest!

Bring your tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city.

Join NYC Parks, the New York City Department of Sanitation , and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree.

More than 26,000 trees were recycled last year. Help us top this number!

How to 'Chip In'

This year, MulchFest will take place on January 6 and 7, 2018. It’s easier than ever to chip in! There are two ways you can help:

Chipping Locations

You can bring your tree to a chipping location on January 6 and 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We’ll chip your tree, and give you your very own bag of mulch! Find a chipping location!

Drop-Off Locations

Or you can bring your tree to a drop-off site from Sunday, December 31, 2017 through Sunday, January 7, 2018. Leave your tree with us, and we’ll recycle it for you later! Find a drop-off location!

The NYC Department of Sanitation will also be conducting special curbside collections for mulching and recycling of Christmas trees from Tuesday, January 2, 2018 through Saturday, January 13, 2018.

What to Bring

Please remember to remove all lights, ornaments, and netting before bringing the tree to a MulchFest site. Bags will be provided if you wish to take some free mulch home.

How to Volunteer

Help us spread mulch in tree beds throughout the city! Join our Stewardship Team on Saturday, January 6 to help us spread mulch and insulate our young trees from the cold weather. Find a site near you, and help give back! Register today!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York City

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2018-01-06 2018-01-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.71328353881800000, -74.00698089599600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a28538464fb5.jpg Fri, 22 Dec 2017 10:45:13 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Create Your YearHello 2018!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/family-art-project-create-your-yearhello-2018 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/family-art-project-create-your-yearhello-2018 Date: January 6, 2018

Check out a farmer’s monthly seed calendar explaining what fruits and vegetables to plant when. What do you want to see grow in 2018? Create an abundant garden or personal vision for your very own calendar at this signature Wave Hill program.

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 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2ae939e6514.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wellness Workshop: Yoga Nidra and Sound Bath]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/wellness-workshop-yoga-nidra-and-sound-bath http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/wellness-workshop-yoga-nidra-and-sound-bath Date: January 6, 2018

Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a healing practice that deepens relaxation, releases tension and helps to strengthen the immune system. During the winter, cold, damp and dark conditions outdoors may manifest inside our bodies as feelings of stiffness, sluggishness and low energy. Using breath work and restorative poses enhanced by the sounds of sacred singing bowls, teachers from Yoga Haven guide you to awaken your mind while bringing warmth and balance to your body.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2aed06dc8e0.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Wolfe's Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: January 6, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, join NYCMTB on the first Saturday of each month to help ride, build, and maintain the mountain bike trails at Wolfe's Pond Park. Volunteers will participate in a range of trail maintenance tasks for all ages and abilities. From digging and brush clearing to raking and litter cleanup, there is something for everyone!

Trailwork party meets at the Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station at 11:00 a.m. Drop-in participation is encouraged.

Early birds can get some laps in during the group ride at 10:00 a.m. which meets in the main parking lot at Wolfe's Pond Park.

The Route: Mostly beginner friendly. Distance: ~7 miles. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (734) 358-2826

Location: Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.51629268565400000, -74.18933749198900000 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:14:45 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: January 6, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 6, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:14:56 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers Date: January 6, 2018

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky on a special winter walking tour! Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check thehighline.org or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates prior to arriving at the park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.73939895629883000, -74.00820159912110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a26cd5866f46.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Bronx Memoir Workshop with Orlando Ferrand]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/bronx-memoir-workshop-with-orlando-ferrand http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/bronx-memoir-workshop-with-orlando-ferrand Date: January 6, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

We'll move beyond prejudiced confines and stereotypes pertaining to sexual orientation, gender, politics, religion, and cultural identity toward a multi-ethnic and cross-cultural approach to memoir writing as a visual and written narrative, as a dynamic record of our ancestry, and as a catalyst for personal transformation. This is a multi-disciplinary approach to deconstructing and reconstructing identity based on our own personal narratives.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Sat, 06 Jan 2018 09:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/seasonal-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/seasonal-garden-tours Date: January 6, 2018

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on an hour-long tour. Plus, every weekend from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., check out our activity table!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-01-06 2018-01-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3015c1ece86.JPG Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: January 6, 2018

Kids create cute and fun objects out of paper and other ordinary materials they can take home. Parents are invited to join their little ones in the activities.

Schedule

  • January - Mixed Media Paper Unicorn
  • February - Diwali Paper Diyas
  • March - Brown Paper Bag Puppets

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 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Create Winter-Inspired Gift Wrapping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/create-winter-inspired-gift-wrapping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/create-winter-inspired-gift-wrapping Date: January 6, 2018

Get creative! Make your own original gift wrapping paper for the winter season and holidays. (Adults of all ages)

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder...Inspired Gift Wrapping Paper
February - Valentine's Day-Inspired Gift Wrapping Paper
March - Create Work Inspired by the Word March

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 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[La Befana - An Italian Tradition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/la-befana-an-italian-tradition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/la-befana-an-italian-tradition Date: January 6, 2018

La Befana, one of Italy's oldest and most celebrated holiday traditions, is a legend older than Santa Claus. All are welcome at this celebration of generosity, community, and Italian culture.

You and your children will enjoy an afternoon of special activities at Snug Harbor, including crafts like drawing, coloring, and making your own La Befana and broomstick. Learn a traditional Italian dance and hear the story of La Befana and of course, if you're good, you'll receive a gift from La Befana herself!

La Befana is known to bring gifts for the children at the close of the holiday season. According to legend, La Befana was visited by the three wise men in search of the Christ child. She declined their invitation to join them but later regretted her decision and set off on her own, giving gifts to all children in case one was the Christ child. The tradition of La Befana appears to incorporate other pre-Christian popular elements as well, adapted to Christian culture and related to the celebration of the New Year.

Bring the whole family and join us for this festive event!

This event is supported in part by the Richmond County Savings Foundation and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a440c65924bc.jpg Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 6, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Sat, 06 Jan 2018 11:14:50 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot Date: January 6, 2018

Bring your cameras to take photos of your kiddies with our fantasy photo props: Wanderlust the Unicorn and the Crescent Moon in Blue Woods.

You can dress the kids in their cutest whimsical outfits for the photo shoot. Do not forget your cameras. (ages 0-10 years)

Start time: 2:30 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 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:29:41 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/mulchfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/mulchfest Date: January 7, 2018

Recycle your holiday tree at MulchFest!

Bring your tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city.

Join NYC Parks, the New York City Department of Sanitation , and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree.

More than 26,000 trees were recycled last year. Help us top this number!

How to 'Chip In'

This year, MulchFest will take place on January 6 and 7, 2018. It’s easier than ever to chip in! There are two ways you can help:

Chipping Locations

You can bring your tree to a chipping location on January 6 and 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We’ll chip your tree, and give you your very own bag of mulch! Find a chipping location!

Drop-Off Locations

Or you can bring your tree to a drop-off site from Sunday, December 31, 2017 through Sunday, January 7, 2018. Leave your tree with us, and we’ll recycle it for you later! Find a drop-off location!

The NYC Department of Sanitation will also be conducting special curbside collections for mulching and recycling of Christmas trees from Tuesday, January 2, 2018 through Saturday, January 13, 2018.

What to Bring

Please remember to remove all lights, ornaments, and netting before bringing the tree to a MulchFest site. Bags will be provided if you wish to take some free mulch home.

How to Volunteer

Help us spread mulch in tree beds throughout the city! Join our Stewardship Team on Saturday, January 6 to help us spread mulch and insulate our young trees from the cold weather. Find a site near you, and help give back! Register today!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York City

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2018-01-07 2018-01-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.71328353881800000, -74.00698089599600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a28538464fb5.jpg Fri, 22 Dec 2017 10:45:13 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Create Your YearHello 2018!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/family-art-project-create-your-yearhello-2018 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/family-art-project-create-your-yearhello-2018 Date: January 7, 2018

Check out a farmer’s monthly seed calendar explaining what fruits and vegetables to plant when. What do you want to see grow in 2018? Create an abundant garden or personal vision for your very own calendar at this signature Wave Hill program.

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 2018-01-07 2018-01-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2ae939e6514.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Vidalia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/its-my-park-at-vidalia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/its-my-park-at-vidalia-park Date: January 7, 2018

Please note: this event has been postponed until January 14th due to weather.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Teddy Bear Project to prepare the garden beds for an entrance garden at Vidalia Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (929) 332-9172

Location: Comfort Station (in Vidalia Park)

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X266 Vidalia Park 2018-01-07 2018-01-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.84411961458500000, -73.88142788410200000 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 12:59:51 EST
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: January 7, 2018

Join NYC Parks for goalball, a Paralympic sports for athletes with visual impairments. This sport is played by two blindfolded teams of three using a ball with bells on the inside to score goals against your opponent. Test your agility and hearing skills against the best!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-01-07 2018-01-07 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 7, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th 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 2018-01-07 2018-01-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Sat, 06 Jan 2018 11:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/seasonal-garden-tours1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/seasonal-garden-tours1 Date: January 7, 2018

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on an hour-long tour. Plus, every weekend from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., check out our activity table!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-01-07 2018-01-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3015c1ece86.JPG Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Winter Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/heather-garden-winter-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/heather-garden-winter-tour Date: January 7, 2018

Take a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with horticulturist Madeline Byrne and learn which plants are currently in bloom during winter. Learn about the garden’s history and how the Heather Garden compares with the plants found at the New York Botanical Garden, where Madeline Byrne has over 15 years of experience.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park’s many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-01-07 2018-01-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2aeac3e10bc.jpg Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: January 7, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-01-07 2018-01-07 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:45 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: January 7, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-01-07 2018-01-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2eb6d956056.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 7, 2018

**We are monitoring the Wind Chill Advisory per the National Weather Service. If the advisory is still in effect tomorrow afternoon, the tour will be cancelled. Please monitor our website www.centralparknyc.org/events for any new updates. Once again, we apologize for the inconvenience

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-07 2018-01-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Sun, 07 Jan 2018 05:29:51 EST
<![CDATA[New You Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/08/new-you-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/08/new-you-open-house Date: January 8, 2018

Start your New Year off with the goal of leading a healthy, active life and begin your journey becoming a "New You". Grab your work out gear, a sturdy lock and visit St. James Recreation Center to participate in free fitness classes, enjoy our fitness room, cycle studio, and media education lab. Free fitness demonstrations throughout the day.

Proper fitness wear, a valid photo ID and a sturdy lock are required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2018-01-08 2018-01-08 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/08/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/08/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: January 8, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-01-08 2018-01-08 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: January 9, 2018

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.

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 workouts, 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.

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.

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-01-09 2018-01-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/winter-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/winter-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: January 9, 2018

Join us for Bird Walks in The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diverse wintering birds that find food and habitat on The Battery's waterfront, such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, and gulls. We might even spot a seal!

The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-01-09 2018-01-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 11:14:47 EST
<![CDATA[New You Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/new-you-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/new-you-open-house Date: January 9, 2018

Start your New Year off with the goal of leading a healthy, active life and begin your journey becoming a "New You". Grab your work out gear, a sturdy lock and visit St. James Recreation Center to participate in free fitness classes, enjoy our fitness room, cycle studio, and media education lab. Free fitness demonstrations throughout the day.

Proper fitness wear, a valid photo ID and a sturdy lock are required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2018-01-09 2018-01-09 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: January 9, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-09 2018-01-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: January 9, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-01-09 2018-01-09 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/upcycletoart-decorative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/upcycletoart-decorative-arts Date: January 9, 2018

Participants will bring their recyclable items to upcycle to art using various mediums to achieve a decorative affect. Please be aware a piece may take a few weeks to complete. Participants should bring an item they wish to work on (bottles, boxes, cans, containers, plastic, wood, carton). Avoid soft plastics that crush or easily bend. Participants may take inspiration from the season or from art.

The facilitator will offer prompts, while allowing for individual expression or outcomes.

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder: Create a piece inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Valentine's Day and season-inspired art
March - Create art inspired by the month of March

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-09 2018-01-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: January 9, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-01-09 2018-01-09 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization: Get-Together for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities Date: January 9, 2018

This is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication. Staff, family, and college students are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-09 2018-01-09 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: January 9, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-01-09 2018-01-09 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion4 Date: January 9, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-01-09 2018-01-09 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot Date: January 9, 2018

Bring your cameras to take photos of your kiddies with our fantasy photo props: Wanderlust the Unicorn and the Crescent Moon in Blue Woods.

You can dress the kids in their cutest whimsical outfits for the photo shoot. Do not forget your cameras. (ages 0-10 years)

Start time: 2:30 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 2018-01-09 2018-01-09 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:29:41 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/kids-le-petit-art Date: January 9, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art to use, or give as gifts. Parents and kids may participate together. (Ages 6-12 years)

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder... ACEO
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder...Character Shaker

February - Cardboard-Painted Heart
February - Cardboard Magical Moonballs

March - 3D Illusion Art Down That Hole
March - 3D Heart

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-09 2018-01-09 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: January 9, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-01-09 2018-01-09 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/wheelchair-basketball Date: January 9, 2018

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-01-09 2018-01-09 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0f6cadfa8b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: January 9, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2018-01-09 2018-01-09 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:42 EST