NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:49:58 GMT <![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/nocturnal-wildlife Date: October 15, 2016

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:30:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Beetlejuice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/movies-under-the-stars-beetlejuice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/movies-under-the-stars-beetlejuice Date: October 15, 2016

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

Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, newlyweds Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin are killed in a freak auto accident. Upon arriving in the outer offices of Heaven, the couple finds that, thanks to a century's worth of bureaucratic red tape, they're on a long celestial waiting list. Before they can earn their wings, Davis and Baldwin must occupy their old house as ghosts for the next fifty years. Alas, the house is now owned by insufferable yuppies Catherine O'Hara and Jeffrey Jones. Horrified at the prospect of sharing space with these obnoxious interlopers, Davis and Baldwin do their best to scare O'Hara and Jones away, but their house-haunting skills are pathetic at best. In desperation, the ghostly couple engage the services of a veteran scaremeister: a yellow-haired, snaggle-toothed, profane, flatulent "gonzo" spirit named Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton). The problem: Beetlejuice cannot be trusted-especially when he falls in love with O'Hara and Jones' gloomy, black-clad teenaged daughter Winona Ryder.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Glendale Playground

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.70440930000000000, -73.88200300000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2d5771cc95.jpg Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Witches of Eastwick]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/movies-under-the-stars-shocktoberfest-witches-of-eastwick http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/movies-under-the-stars-shocktoberfest-witches-of-eastwick Date: October 15, 2016

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

Based on the John Updike novel, this classic 1987 comedy follows three single friends as they navigate their boring lives in the town of Eastwick. Feeling bored and unfulfilled, they fanaticize about the ideal man and the eccentric Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson), arrives, changing their lives forever.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Carroll Park

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B019 Carroll Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.68109893798828000, -73.99539947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f40db8b8370.jpg Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:15:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Teen Wolf]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/movies-under-the-stars-shocktoberfest-teen-wolf http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/movies-under-the-stars-shocktoberfest-teen-wolf Date: October 15, 2016

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

In this wildly-popular 1985 comedy, a struggling high school student (Michael J. Fox) discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf. He decides to take advantage of his freakish trait and quickly becomes the hero of his school's basketball team while winning over longtime crush Pamela Wells (Lorie Griffin). As he grows more popular, Scott worries he is being celebrated as a novelty rather than for who he is.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: McKinely Park (in McKinley Park)

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B060 McKinley Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.62670135498000000, -74.01640319824200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f418342ac71.jpg Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:15:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Sleepy Hollow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-sleepy-hollow-r http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-sleepy-hollow-r Date: October 15, 2016

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

Inspired by Washington Irving’s short story of the same name, Tim Burton directs this imaginative retelling of Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) sent from New York City to investigate a series of murders in the village of Sleepy Hollow by a mysterious Headless Horseman.

Rated R

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Lawn Area (in John Paul Jones Park)

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B035 John Paul Jones Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.61122018634300000, -74.03364259004600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f41a703442a.jpg Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:30:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Constellations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/astronomy-constellations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/astronomy-constellations Date: October 15, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Get set to hike up to the dark sections of the park away from neighborhood lights. The overlook meadow provides a great viewing location of the night sky.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e448374bf9d.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Bowne House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-bowne-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-bowne-house-museum Date: October 16, 2016

Visit the oldest house in Queens— among the oldest in the city— where storytellers Joshua JellySchapiro and Garnette Cadogan of “Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas,” will explore the deep legacies of religious pluralism in Flushing.

Tours will take place at noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 0:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe894cb3eba.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: New York State Pavilion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-new-york-state-pavilion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-new-york-state-pavilion Date: October 16, 2016

Step inside to appreciate this iconic structure’s fresh new coat of “American Cheese” yellow paint, recently donated by the New York Structural Steel Painting Contractors Association. The New York State Pavilion Painting Project will be on hand to talk about the history of the site, and tours of the World’s Fair grounds will be given by NYC Parks docents.

Tours ongoing through the afternoon.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 14 United Nations Avenue South

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2016-10-16 2016-10-16 0:00 am 4:00 pm 40.74399038065900000, -73.84435296058700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe8bf6e61ae.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: October 16, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sleight Family Graveyard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/its-my-park-at-sleight-family-graveyard http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/its-my-park-at-sleight-family-graveyard Date: October 16, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries to help beautify the historic Sleight Family Graveyard by removing debris. We look forward to cleaning up the Sleight Family Graveyard with you!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sleight Family Graveyard

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R157 Sleight Family Graveyard 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 8:30 am 1:30 pm 40.55666469601600000, -74.21187720026400000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:30:20 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hendrick I. Lott House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/its-my-park-at-hendrick-i-lott-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/its-my-park-at-hendrick-i-lott-house Date: October 16, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Hendrick I. Lott House to rake, weed, mulch, and plant daffodil bulbs at Hendrick I. Lott House. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hendrick I. Lott House

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B433 Hendrick I. Lott House 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61029815673828000, -73.93260192871094000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:30:20 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: October 16, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577546f0a23e2.png Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: October 16, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: October 16, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Montefiore Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/its-my-park-at-montefiore-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/its-my-park-at-montefiore-square Date: October 16, 2016

For the end of this It's My Park season, volunteer with the Montefiore Park Neighborhood Association for a general cleanup of the Montifiore Park. Volunteers will be weeding, raking, mulching, and planting, and there will also be arts and crafts activities. Come join us in the park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 721-5654

Location: Park Entrance at 137th Street and Broadway (in Montefiore Square)

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M055 Montefiore Square 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82135017720100000, -73.95400035381300000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:30:20 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/its-my-park-at-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/its-my-park-at-soundview-park Date: October 16, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Soundview Park to do a general park cleanup, and a cleanup and maintenance of the Butterfly Meditation Garden at Soundview Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 293-7032

Location: Soundview Park Butterfly Meditation Garden (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81898351981300000, -73.87987279892000000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:30:20 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park Date: October 16, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Silver Lake Park Conservancy to continue painting the benches throughout Silver Lake Park. Volunteers will also be helping to weed and remove debris from within the park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 561-6831

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Old Stone House & Washington Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-old-stone-house-washington-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-old-stone-house-washington-park Date: October 16, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe8f3d463d4.JPG Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Lewis H. Latimer House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-morrisjumel-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-morrisjumel-mansion Date: October 16, 2016

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

Tours will take place every 30 minutes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe886cce168.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-morrisjumel-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-morrisjumel-mansion1 Date: October 16, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe9455c52d2.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Farming and Patterned History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/family-art-project-farming-and-patterned-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/family-art-project-farming-and-patterned-history Date: October 16, 2016

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2f079dcfb9.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:30:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror Date: October 16, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-16 2016-10-16 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18a44116eb.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: October 16, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-16 2016-10-16 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:45:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden Date: October 16, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-16 2016-10-16 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18cef20339.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/harvest-fest-pumpkin-patch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/harvest-fest-pumpkin-patch Date: October 16, 2016

Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch returns to Queens Botanical Garden with live music, games, nature walks, farm tours, bouncy houses, crafts, food vendors, a petting zoo, beer tent, pumpkin patch (additional fee), and more!

For more information, please visit the Queens Botanical Garden's website.

Pumpkin Patch and select activities require additional fees. Free hours are suspended on this day. On festival days, Queens Botanical Garden does not accept reciprocal garden memberships or CoolCulture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-10-16 2016-10-16 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e1818e4973f.JPG Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House NY: Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-ny-jeffreys-hook-lighthouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-ny-jeffreys-hook-lighthouse Date: October 16, 2016

Rediscover the history of this unique landmark.

As part of Open House NY, join the Urban Park Rangers on guided tours of the Jeffrey's Hook lighthouse. Erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, it has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse".

Tours are approximately 20 to 30 minutes long, and are offered throughout the day.

First come, first served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.85010147094726600, -73.94680023193360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e96130ef5b4.JPG Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Alice Austen House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york Date: October 16, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c34eaf5a164.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 16, 2016

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 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by Con Edison

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe6b5812b95.jpg Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:45:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Patch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/pumpkin-patch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/pumpkin-patch Date: October 16, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:15:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Wyckoff House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-wyckoff-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-wyckoff-house-museum Date: October 16, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe906732904.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/fall-festival Date: October 16, 2016

Celebrate fall with an afternoon of fun activities including games, crafts, inflatables, pony rides, an obstacle course, music, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Bayswater Playground (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59899902343750000, -73.76699829101562000 Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Hendrick I. Lott House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-hendrick-i-lott-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-hendrick-i-lott-house Date: October 16, 2016

At its peak in the 19th century, the Lott farm included 200 acres, and the house may have served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Visit a replica of the old well and of the privy, and take part in the house’s Annual Fall Festival.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hendrick I. Lott House

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B433 Hendrick I. Lott House 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61029815673828000, -73.93260192871094000 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/its-my-park-at-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/its-my-park-at-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: October 16, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Knickerbocker Figure Skating Club to clean up and plant at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ice Rink

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2016-10-16 2016-10-16 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75207777130300000, -73.83741140365600000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:30:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage and The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden Date: October 16, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85944277284600000, -73.93451279071500000; 40.85944885864500000, -73.93404876855500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b1fa259bc5a.JPG Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York Weekend at Bartow-Pell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-weekend-at-bartowpell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-weekend-at-bartowpell Date: October 16, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c48e4e30e23.png Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:15:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/rockaway-fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/rockaway-fall-festival Date: October 16, 2016

Join us for our Ninth Annual Fall Festival, which will include a Safari Challenge and Halloween Obstacle Course, 3 and 1 bounce house, pumpkin patch, pony rides, hayrides, Urban Park Rangers, music, and refreshments.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59870147705078000, -73.76619720458984000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:15:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: October 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d085219eea8.JPG Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/wave-hill-history-walk Date: October 16, 2016

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2f0d546d4c.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:15:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market Date: October 16, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2016-10-16 2016-10-16 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: October 16, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-the-edgar-allan-poe-cottage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-the-edgar-allan-poe-cottage Date: October 16, 2016

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

Tours are ongoing throughhout the day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86555352721500000, -73.89418697357200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe6fc18fb72.JPG Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Museum of Bronx History at the Valentine-Varian House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-museum-of-bronx-history-at-the-valentinevarian-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-museum-of-bronx-history-at-the-valentinevarian-house Date: October 16, 2016

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

Tours ongoing throughout

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.87730026245117000, -73.87950134277344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe8e71d5b1b.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: King Manor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-king-manor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-king-manor Date: October 16, 2016

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

Tours will take place every 30 minutes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe8d76362f0.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 16, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike and Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/hike-and-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/hike-and-draw Date: October 16, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b36d3ebce18.jpg Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Macneil Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/its-my-park-at-macneil-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/its-my-park-at-macneil-park Date: October 16, 2016

This It's My Park season, join the Coastal Preservation Network for a shoreline clean up. There will also be educational presentations on marine life and the unveiling of a new sign that details marine life in the park. Join us for a great day caring for and learning about our shoreline!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: MacNeil Park Entrance (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79290008544922000, -73.84870147705078000 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 17:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Kingsland Homestead]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-kingsland-homestead http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-kingsland-homestead Date: October 16, 2016

In celebration of Open House New York, Kingsland Homestead will open its doors for free public visits on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16.

Be sure to check out the museum's newest exhibit, Toys & Games From the Attic and Beyond!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578fb8abd0670.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Salon: Jill Freedman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/sunday-salon-jill-freedman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/sunday-salon-jill-freedman Date: October 16, 2016

Get up close and personal with NYC’s great street photographers in this new series of talks led by the museum’s curator Paul Moakley.

Each photographer will discuss their work, process, and hold an informal conversation about using the street as an open studio. Our inaugural session features legendary documentary street photographer Jill Freedman and her candid photos of NYC in black and white.

This event is limited to 20 participants. Buy advance tickets at aliceausten.org/salons.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Gather Around the Campfire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire Date: October 16, 2016

Join us around the campfire for an evening of games, songs, and fun activities.Registration is required.

How to Register
To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration will begin on October 6.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.72140121459961000, -73.95050048828125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e435730fb3a.jpg Thu, 06 Oct 2016 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - The Wolfman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/movies-under-the-stars-shocktoberfest-the-wolfman-r http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/movies-under-the-stars-shocktoberfest-the-wolfman-r Date: October 16, 2016

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

In this 2010 remake of the 1941 horror classic, Lawrence Talbot (Benicio Del Tor) returns home to find his missing brother. At the request of his brother's fiancee, Gwen (Emily Blunt), he learns that a creature has links to an ancient curse turning people into werewolves when the moon is full. To save the village and protect Gwen, he must slay the bloodthirsty beast, but he contends with a horrifying family legacy

Rated R

Know Before You Go
You should come before 6:15 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. This movie is rated R.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 6:15 pm 8:15 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f41dc1aa2b9.jpg Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy: The Super Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/astronomy-the-super-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/astronomy-the-super-moon Date: October 16, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e448a882140.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/the-night-sky Date: October 16, 2016

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e44906743de.JPG Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: October 17, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-17 2016-10-17 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc3ed08241b.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park Date: October 17, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

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

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-10-17 2016-10-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77439880371094000, -73.94419860839844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc460e378ab.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/seniors-fitness-in-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/seniors-fitness-in-marine-park Date: October 17, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Marine Park

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B057 Marine Park 2016-10-17 2016-10-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.59209823608400000, -73.92089843750000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc41a2196a0.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park Date: October 17, 2016

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

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

Yoga - M/W - 11AM

Tennis - T/TH - 10AM

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-10-17 2016-10-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4d1c62c90.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/seniors-fitness-in-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/seniors-fitness-in-astoria-park Date: October 17, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Astoria Park Field House (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-10-17 2016-10-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77502492032400000, -73.92419397831000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc528d99876.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Flushing Meadows]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/seniors-fitness-in-flushing-meadows http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/seniors-fitness-in-flushing-meadows Date: October 17, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2016-10-17 2016-10-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74929809570312500, -73.85459899902344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc5726a3831.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:45:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Greenbelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/seniors-fitness-in-greenbelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/seniors-fitness-in-greenbelt-park Date: October 17, 2016

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

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

Tennis - M/F - 10AM

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-10-17 2016-10-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc581c3056d.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: October 17, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-10-17 2016-10-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: October 17, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-17 2016-10-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: October 17, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-10-17 2016-10-17 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant Information Session - Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/art-in-the-parks-uniqlo-park-expressions-grant-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/art-in-the-parks-uniqlo-park-expressions-grant-bronx Date: October 17, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Bronx Museum of the Arts

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2016-10-17 2016-10-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.83115020000000000, -73.91976250000000000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Parks Without Borders: Jackie Robinson Park Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/parks-without-borders-jackie-robinson-park-public-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/parks-without-borders-jackie-robinson-park-public-input-meeting Date: October 17, 2016

Parks Without Borders is a new design approach focused on creating more open, welcoming, and beautiful public spaces where parks and neighborhoods meet.

This project will focus on the Edgecombe Avenue and 145th Street edges of Jackie Robinson Park. Join NYC Parks at a Community Input Meeting to share your ideas and shape the future design of Jackie Robinson Park's edges along Edgecombe Avenue and 14th Street.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2016-10-17 2016-10-17 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.82419967651367000, -73.94249725341797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fd6d39af655.JPG Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Retro Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/retro-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/17/retro-basketball Date: October 17, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/fitness-walk Date: October 18, 2016

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

For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/tai-chi-class Date: October 18, 2016

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

Class is led by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/seniors-fitness-in-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/seniors-fitness-in-cunningham-park Date: October 18, 2016

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

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

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

Yoga - T/TH - 10am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Cunningham Park

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.72809982299805000, -73.77269744873047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4f0495e2f.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Roy Wilkins Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/roy-wilkins-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/roy-wilkins-park Date: October 18, 2016

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

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

Yoga - T/Th - 9am

Tennis - T/Th - 10am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc512902c00.jpg Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:45:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Faber Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/seniors-fitness-in-faber-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/seniors-fitness-in-faber-park Date: October 18, 2016

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

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

Yoga - T/Th - 9am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.64089965820312500, -74.13580322265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc59218e530.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/seniors-fitness-in-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/seniors-fitness-in-pelham-bay-park Date: October 18, 2016

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc37a29b0c6.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:30:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: October 18, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc3ed08241b.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park Date: October 18, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

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

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77439880371094000, -73.94419860839844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc460e378ab.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[5th Biannual Exhibition of Latin American Artists of the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/5th-biannual-exhibition-of-latinamerican-artists-of-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/5th-biannual-exhibition-of-latinamerican-artists-of-the-bronx Date: October 18, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

This It's My Park season, volunteer with neighbors near James Madison Plaza to do a cleanup and plant bulbs. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: James Madison Plaza

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M255 James Madison Plaza 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71149826049805000, -74.00039672851562000 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:30:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: October 18, 2016

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror Date: October 18, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-18 2016-10-18 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18a44116eb.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: October 18, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-18 2016-10-18 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden Date: October 18, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-18 2016-10-18 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18cef20339.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park Date: October 18, 2016

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

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

Yoga - M/W - 11AM

Tennis - T/TH - 10AM

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4d1c62c90.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/seniors-fitness-in-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/seniors-fitness-in-thomas-jefferson-park Date: October 18, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Kaiser Park Tennis Courts (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57842254638672000, -73.99437713623047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc44c32fc37.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: October 18, 2016

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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: 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 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: October 18, 2016

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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: 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 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art: Books]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/kids-le-petit-artbooks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/kids-le-petit-artbooks Date: October 18, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: October 18, 2016

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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: 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 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235c594bc8.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 18, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: October 18, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/instructional-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/instructional-flag-football Date: October 18, 2016

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Ball Field 9 and Soccer Field 2 Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/red-hook-ball-field-9-and-soccer-field-2-community-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/red-hook-ball-field-9-and-soccer-field-2-community-input-meeting Date: October 18, 2016

Join NYC Parks at a community input meeting to share your ideas and shape the future design of Ballfield 9 and Soccer Field 2.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:30:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition Opening - My Father's Son: Photographs by Irwin Silver and Mitchell Silver]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/exhibition-opening-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/exhibition-opening-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver Date: October 18, 2016

For this unique show, a collection of photographs by NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP and his late father Irwin Silver are displayed side by side. The exhibited photos show a deeply personal connection between a father and his son. A photographer, Irwin’s works are stirring black and white slices of Americana: 1950s New York City life. Mitchell’s background as an urban planner honed his eye for natural beauty and shared public spaces. His photographs depict the contrast of hard and soft landscapes across the city, especially in parks.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5804e9a426713.jpeg Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:45:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Parks Without Borders: Hugh J. Grant Circle & Virginia Park Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/parks-without-borders-hugh-j-grant-circle-virginia-park-community-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/parks-without-borders-hugh-j-grant-circle-virginia-park-community-input-meeting Date: October 18, 2016

Parks Without Borders is a new design approach focused on creating more open, welcoming, and beautiful public spaces where parks and neighborhoods meet.

This project will improve Hugh J. Grant Circle and adjacent park properties. Join NYC Parks at a community input meeting to share your ideas and shape the future design of the entrances and edges of Hugh J. Grant Circle and Virginia Park.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Promised Land Covenant Church

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2016-10-18 2016-10-18 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.83245460000000000, -73.86056230000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe3ca0d69fa.jpg Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: October 18, 2016

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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<![CDATA[Stargazing at the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/stargazing Date: October 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: October 18, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577544c62193f.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/18/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: October 18, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-10-18 2016-10-18 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775454b87227.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:31 EDT