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 Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:48:22 GMT <![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: December 24, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-12-24 2016-12-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: December 24, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2016-12-24 2016-12-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5792927111995.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: December 24, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-24 2016-12-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: December 24, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-12-24 2016-12-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577556987c806.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: December 24, 2016

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-12-24 2016-12-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: December 24, 2016

Have fun with Zumba for fitness, health, and well-being.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-24 2016-12-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Meet Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/crochet-meet-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/crochet-meet-group Date: December 24, 2016

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

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

This program is for parents of children with special needs.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-24 2016-12-24 10:30 am 11:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 24, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-24 2016-12-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Jamaica Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/birding-jamaica-bay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/birding-jamaica-bay Date: December 24, 2016

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2016-12-24 2016-12-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.59870147705078000, -73.76619720458984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e6070136f3.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Paper Cup Penguin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/paper-arts-crafts Date: December 24, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-24 2016-12-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Soccer Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: December 24, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-24 2016-12-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 24, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-24 2016-12-24 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum1 Date: December 24, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-24 2016-12-24 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-brooklyn Date: December 24, 2016

At the World's Largest Menorah every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.

The World's Largest Menorah stands at a whopping 32 feet tall (the maximum allowed by Jewish law), and has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985. The annual Menorah lighting ceremony is a must for Jews and non-Jews alike.

With assistance from a Con Edison cherry-picker, Rabbi Shimon Hecht accompanies community leaders, philanthropists and special guests in lighting this humongous Menorah.

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 24, 6:00 p.m. on Sunday December 25 through Thursday, December 29, 3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 30, and at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 31.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-12-24 2016-12-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan Date: December 24, 2016

See the lighting of one of the world's largest Hanukkah menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park.

The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah will take place on Saturday, December 24 through Saturday, December 31. Lighting times vary. The lighting of the menorah takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2016-12-24 2016-12-24 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/25/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/25/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: December 25, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2016-12-25 2016-12-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/25/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/25/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: December 25, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-12-25 2016-12-25 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/2016/12/25/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/25/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: December 25, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2016-12-25 2016-12-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/25/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/25/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: December 25, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2016-12-25 2016-12-25 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[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 25, 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 2016-12-25 2016-12-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/25/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/25/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan Date: December 25, 2016

See the lighting of one of the world's largest Hanukkah menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park.

The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah will take place on Saturday, December 24 through Saturday, December 31. Lighting times vary. The lighting of the menorah takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2016-12-25 2016-12-25 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/25/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/25/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-brooklyn Date: December 25, 2016

At the World's Largest Menorah every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.

The World's Largest Menorah stands at a whopping 32 feet tall (the maximum allowed by Jewish law), and has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985. The annual Menorah lighting ceremony is a must for Jews and non-Jews alike.

With assistance from a Con Edison cherry-picker, Rabbi Shimon Hecht accompanies community leaders, philanthropists and special guests in lighting this humongous Menorah.

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 24, 6:00 p.m. on Sunday December 25 through Thursday, December 29, 3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 30, and at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 31.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-12-25 2016-12-25 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/26/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/26/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 26, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-26 2016-12-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/26/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/26/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: December 26, 2016

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-12-26 2016-12-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/26/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/26/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: December 26, 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 2016-12-26 2016-12-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Holiday in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/26/winter-holiday-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/26/winter-holiday-in-prospect-park Date: December 26, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for family programming during the winter recess.

  • Nature Exploration, noon to 4:00 p.m.
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

    Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, science activities and bird watching!
    Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Learn how to identify birds, use binoculars and create your own "Official Blooming Naturalist" button.
    Animal Encounter, 3 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Historic Crafts and Games, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

    Join us at the Lefferts Historic for our last week of the season. Make and play 9-Man Morris, a historic board game, and try your hand at creating a small needlework sampler to take home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-12-26 2016-12-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/26/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/26/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: December 26, 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 2016-12-26 2016-12-26 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/26/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/26/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan Date: December 26, 2016

See the lighting of one of the world's largest Hanukkah menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park.

The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah will take place on Saturday, December 24 through Saturday, December 31. Lighting times vary. The lighting of the menorah takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2016-12-26 2016-12-26 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/26/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/26/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-brooklyn Date: December 26, 2016

At the World's Largest Menorah every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.

The World's Largest Menorah stands at a whopping 32 feet tall (the maximum allowed by Jewish law), and has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985. The annual Menorah lighting ceremony is a must for Jews and non-Jews alike.

With assistance from a Con Edison cherry-picker, Rabbi Shimon Hecht accompanies community leaders, philanthropists and special guests in lighting this humongous Menorah.

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 24, 6:00 p.m. on Sunday December 25 through Thursday, December 29, 3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 30, and at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 31.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-12-26 2016-12-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 27, 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 2016-12-27 2016-12-27 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 27, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents its 4th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. This popular yearly show delights and awakens the child within, especially during this most joyous season of the year. Local and national artists were selected for their interpretation of the theme "A Whimsical Winter Wonder...". The works include photography, paintings, sculptures, textiles, and mixed media art. Exhibiting artists are: B. Beck, N. Beck, N. Benignus, C. Corrigan, M. Freiberghaus, N. Gopinathan, R. Henao, A. Levy, M. Mandel, J. Musillo, O. Newton, N. Nishanth, G. Sabiti, R. Sahu, J. Velazquez, C. Xochitl. Don't miss this delightful show.

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 2016-12-27 2016-12-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 27, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-27 2016-12-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Double Dutch Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/double-dutch-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/double-dutch-tournament Date: December 27, 2016

Join NYC Parks at the 25th Annual Double Dutch Tournament.

Youth of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the tournament. You don't need to pre-register to participate; registration takes place onsite at the event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 471-4818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2016-12-27 2016-12-27 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.60240173339844000, -73.76249694824219000 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:44:49 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: December 27, 2016

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-12-27 2016-12-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park Date: December 27, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-27 2016-12-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Holiday in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/winter-holiday-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/winter-holiday-in-prospect-park Date: December 27, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for family programming during the winter recess.

  • Nature Exploration, noon to 4:00 p.m.
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

    Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, science activities and bird watching!
    Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Learn how to identify birds, use binoculars and create your own "Official Blooming Naturalist" button.
    Animal Encounter, 3 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Historic Crafts and Games, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

    Join us at the Lefferts Historic for our last week of the season. Make and play 9-Man Morris, a historic board game, and try your hand at creating a small needlework sampler to take home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-12-27 2016-12-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art: Books]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/kids-le-petit-artbooks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/kids-le-petit-artbooks Date: December 27, 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 2016-12-27 2016-12-27 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: December 27, 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 2016-12-27 2016-12-27 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan Date: December 27, 2016

See the lighting of one of the world's largest Hanukkah menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park.

The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah will take place on Saturday, December 24 through Saturday, December 31. Lighting times vary. The lighting of the menorah takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2016-12-27 2016-12-27 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-brooklyn Date: December 27, 2016

At the World's Largest Menorah every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.

The World's Largest Menorah stands at a whopping 32 feet tall (the maximum allowed by Jewish law), and has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985. The annual Menorah lighting ceremony is a must for Jews and non-Jews alike.

With assistance from a Con Edison cherry-picker, Rabbi Shimon Hecht accompanies community leaders, philanthropists and special guests in lighting this humongous Menorah.

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 24, 6:00 p.m. on Sunday December 25 through Thursday, December 29, 3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 30, and at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 31.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-12-27 2016-12-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: December 27, 2016

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2016-12-27 2016-12-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: December 27, 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 2016-12-27 2016-12-27 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775454b87227.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: December 27, 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 2016-12-27 2016-12-27 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577544c62193f.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: December 27, 2016

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-12-27 2016-12-27 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: December 28, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-12-28 2016-12-28 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 28, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents its 4th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. This popular yearly show delights and awakens the child within, especially during this most joyous season of the year. Local and national artists were selected for their interpretation of the theme "A Whimsical Winter Wonder...". The works include photography, paintings, sculptures, textiles, and mixed media art. Exhibiting artists are: B. Beck, N. Beck, N. Benignus, C. Corrigan, M. Freiberghaus, N. Gopinathan, R. Henao, A. Levy, M. Mandel, J. Musillo, O. Newton, N. Nishanth, G. Sabiti, R. Sahu, J. Velazquez, C. Xochitl. Don't miss this delightful show.

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 2016-12-28 2016-12-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 28, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-28 2016-12-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[2016 Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/2016-holiday-classic-basketball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/2016-holiday-classic-basketball-tournament Date: December 28, 2016

NYC Parks and PAL are teaming up again to present the 3rd Annual Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament, an youth recreational tournament in celebration of the holidays. The tournament will feature teams from each borough for boys and girls ages 8-11 and 12-14 as well as a Wheelchair Basketball Exhibition provided by the New York Nets and the Long Island Kings.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: Los Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2016-12-28 2016-12-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.73180370000000000, -73.86552780000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/583f16898e6ba.png Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:30:08 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: December 28, 2016

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-12-28 2016-12-28 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: December 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-28 2016-12-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:59:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Holiday in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/winter-holiday-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/winter-holiday-in-prospect-park Date: December 28, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for family programming during the winter recess.

  • Nature Exploration, noon to 4:00 p.m.
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

    Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, science activities and bird watching!
    Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Learn how to identify birds, use binoculars and create your own "Official Blooming Naturalist" button.
    Animal Encounter, 3 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Historic Crafts and Games, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

    Join us at the Lefferts Historic for our last week of the season. Make and play 9-Man Morris, a historic board game, and try your hand at creating a small needlework sampler to take home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-12-28 2016-12-28 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Book Arts: Adults Journal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/le-petit-book-arts-adults-journal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/le-petit-book-arts-adults-journal Date: December 28, 2016

Create a miniature journal to put your thoughts into.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-28 2016-12-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/recycle-to-art Date: December 28, 2016

Make a holiday tree out of brown paper bags.

Start time: 2:00 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 2016-12-28 2016-12-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: December 28, 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 2016-12-28 2016-12-28 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan Date: December 28, 2016

See the lighting of one of the world's largest Hanukkah menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park.

The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah will take place on Saturday, December 24 through Saturday, December 31. Lighting times vary. The lighting of the menorah takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2016-12-28 2016-12-28 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-brooklyn Date: December 28, 2016

At the World's Largest Menorah every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.

The World's Largest Menorah stands at a whopping 32 feet tall (the maximum allowed by Jewish law), and has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985. The annual Menorah lighting ceremony is a must for Jews and non-Jews alike.

With assistance from a Con Edison cherry-picker, Rabbi Shimon Hecht accompanies community leaders, philanthropists and special guests in lighting this humongous Menorah.

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 24, 6:00 p.m. on Sunday December 25 through Thursday, December 29, 3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 30, and at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 31.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-12-28 2016-12-28 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: December 28, 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 NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2016-12-28 2016-12-28 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Learn to Play Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: December 28, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-28 2016-12-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:44:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 29, 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 2016-12-29 2016-12-29 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 29, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-29 2016-12-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 29, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents its 4th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. This popular yearly show delights and awakens the child within, especially during this most joyous season of the year. Local and national artists were selected for their interpretation of the theme "A Whimsical Winter Wonder...". The works include photography, paintings, sculptures, textiles, and mixed media art. Exhibiting artists are: B. Beck, N. Beck, N. Benignus, C. Corrigan, M. Freiberghaus, N. Gopinathan, R. Henao, A. Levy, M. Mandel, J. Musillo, O. Newton, N. Nishanth, G. Sabiti, R. Sahu, J. Velazquez, C. Xochitl. Don't miss this delightful show.

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 2016-12-29 2016-12-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: December 29, 2016

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-12-29 2016-12-29 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: December 29, 2016

The Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude of different projects throughout the park. The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects. Regardless of physical ability, there's something for everyone to do.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-12-29 2016-12-29 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/shape-up-nyc-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/shape-up-nyc-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: December 29, 2016

Join us for this adult Shape Up class featuring stretches and exercises to world music for fitness, health, and well-being.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-29 2016-12-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/special-express-arts Date: December 29, 2016

Engaging, exciting, and inspiring special needs adults through the arts, for self expression.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-29 2016-12-29 11:00 am 0:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: December 29, 2016

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-29 2016-12-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:59:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Holiday in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/winter-holiday-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/winter-holiday-in-prospect-park Date: December 29, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for family programming during the winter recess.

  • Nature Exploration, noon to 4:00 p.m.
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

    Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, science activities and bird watching!
    Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Learn how to identify birds, use binoculars and create your own "Official Blooming Naturalist" button.
    Animal Encounter, 3 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Historic Crafts and Games, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

    Join us at the Lefferts Historic for our last week of the season. Make and play 9-Man Morris, a historic board game, and try your hand at creating a small needlework sampler to take home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-12-29 2016-12-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/creative-3d-arts Date: December 29, 2016

Have fun creating a 3D paper cut art piece using various mediums.

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 2016-12-29 2016-12-29 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: December 29, 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 2016-12-29 2016-12-29 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan Date: December 29, 2016

See the lighting of one of the world's largest Hanukkah menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park.

The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah will take place on Saturday, December 24 through Saturday, December 31. Lighting times vary. The lighting of the menorah takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2016-12-29 2016-12-29 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-brooklyn Date: December 29, 2016

At the World's Largest Menorah every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.

The World's Largest Menorah stands at a whopping 32 feet tall (the maximum allowed by Jewish law), and has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985. The annual Menorah lighting ceremony is a must for Jews and non-Jews alike.

With assistance from a Con Edison cherry-picker, Rabbi Shimon Hecht accompanies community leaders, philanthropists and special guests in lighting this humongous Menorah.

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 24, 6:00 p.m. on Sunday December 25 through Thursday, December 29, 3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 30, and at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 31.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-12-29 2016-12-29 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: December 29, 2016

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2016-12-29 2016-12-29 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 30, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-30 2016-12-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 30, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents its 4th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. This popular yearly show delights and awakens the child within, especially during this most joyous season of the year. Local and national artists were selected for their interpretation of the theme "A Whimsical Winter Wonder...". The works include photography, paintings, sculptures, textiles, and mixed media art. Exhibiting artists are: B. Beck, N. Beck, N. Benignus, C. Corrigan, M. Freiberghaus, N. Gopinathan, R. Henao, A. Levy, M. Mandel, J. Musillo, O. Newton, N. Nishanth, G. Sabiti, R. Sahu, J. Velazquez, C. Xochitl. Don't miss this delightful show.

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 2016-12-30 2016-12-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: December 30, 2016

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-12-30 2016-12-30 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Baby and Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/baby-and-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/baby-and-me Date: December 30, 2016

Enjoy stories, play, and arts activities together.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-30 2016-12-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 30, 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 2016-12-30 2016-12-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Holiday in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/winter-holiday-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/winter-holiday-in-prospect-park Date: December 30, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for family programming during the winter recess.

  • Nature Exploration, noon to 4:00 p.m.
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

    Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, science activities and bird watching!
    Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Learn how to identify birds, use binoculars and create your own "Official Blooming Naturalist" button.
    Animal Encounter, 3 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Historic Crafts and Games, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

    Join us at the Lefferts Historic for our last week of the season. Make and play 9-Man Morris, a historic board game, and try your hand at creating a small needlework sampler to take home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-12-30 2016-12-30 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Whimsical Winter Wonder...Upcycle Bottle Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/paint-it-up-whimsical-winter-wonderupcycle-bottle-art-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/paint-it-up-whimsical-winter-wonderupcycle-bottle-art-adults Date: December 30, 2016

Paint and decorate your personal wine bottles or other bottles. Take inspiration from our Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. Participants must provide their own bottles, clean inside and out. All labels and gummy residue must be removed and bottles must be dry. Adults of all ages

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-30 2016-12-30 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts: Snowman Bottle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/seasonal-arts-and-craftssnowman-bottle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/seasonal-arts-and-craftssnowman-bottle Date: December 30, 2016

Create a decorative work of art on your personal jars and bottles to take home. Get inspiration from our Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. Participants must bring their own bottles and jars (plastic containers: jam and jelly jars, dish washing liquid detergent bottles). Containers must be clean and dry, inside and out, labels and gummy residue removed. Jars and bottles should be no larger than 16oz.

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 2016-12-30 2016-12-30 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: December 30, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-30 2016-12-30 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-brooklyn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-brooklyn1 Date: December 30, 2016

At the World's Largest Menorah every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.

The World's Largest Menorah stands at a whopping 32 feet tall (the maximum allowed by Jewish law), and has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985. The annual Menorah lighting ceremony is a must for Jews and non-Jews alike.

With assistance from a Con Edison cherry-picker, Rabbi Shimon Hecht accompanies community leaders, philanthropists and special guests in lighting this humongous Menorah.

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 24, 6:00 p.m. on Sunday December 25 through Thursday, December 29, 3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 30, and at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 31.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-12-30 2016-12-30 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/30/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-manhattan Date: December 30, 2016

See the lighting of one of the world's largest Hanukkah menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park.

The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah will take place on Saturday, December 24 through Saturday, December 31. Lighting times vary. The lighting of the menorah takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2016-12-30 2016-12-30 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: December 31, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 31, 2016

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

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 31, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents its 4th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. This popular yearly show delights and awakens the child within, especially during this most joyous season of the year. Local and national artists were selected for their interpretation of the theme "A Whimsical Winter Wonder...". The works include photography, paintings, sculptures, textiles, and mixed media art. Exhibiting artists are: B. Beck, N. Beck, N. Benignus, C. Corrigan, M. Freiberghaus, N. Gopinathan, R. Henao, A. Levy, M. Mandel, J. Musillo, O. Newton, N. Nishanth, G. Sabiti, R. Sahu, J. Velazquez, C. Xochitl. Don't miss this delightful show.

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 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: December 31, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: December 31, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5792927111995.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: December 31, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: December 31, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577556987c806.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: December 31, 2016

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: December 31, 2016

Have fun with Zumba for fitness, health, and well-being.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Meet Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/crochet-meet-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/crochet-meet-group Date: December 31, 2016

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

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

This program is for parents of children with special needs.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 10:30 am 11:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Birding Van Tour - Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/rangers-choice-birding-van-tour-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/rangers-choice-birding-van-tour-owls Date: December 31, 2016

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our weekend adventure programs so amazing.

Winter is the best time of year to spot owls as the leaves are gone, making it harder for them to hide. The days are also shorter, which is perfect for our nocturnal residents.

Registration is required.

How to Register
To register for this tour, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration begins on December 21.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e44f5abfec7.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:45:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 31, 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 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:59:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Holiday in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/winter-holiday-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/winter-holiday-in-prospect-park Date: December 31, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for family programming during the winter recess.

  • Nature Exploration, noon to 4:00 p.m.
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

    Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, science activities and bird watching!
    Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Learn how to identify birds, use binoculars and create your own "Official Blooming Naturalist" button.
    Animal Encounter, 3 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Historic Crafts and Games, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

    Join us at the Lefferts Historic for our last week of the season. Make and play 9-Man Morris, a historic board game, and try your hand at creating a small needlework sampler to take home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Central Park in the Movies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/rangers-choice-central-park-in-the-movies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/rangers-choice-central-park-in-the-movies Date: December 31, 2016

In partnership with the Urban Park Rangers, Arts, Culture & Fun presents Central Park in the Movies!

Hundreds of TV shows and movies have been filmed in Central Park. Hike along some of the pathways of lower Central Park to see where some of these iconic films were made.

Registration is required.

How to Register
To register for this event, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration begins on December 18.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Pulitzer Fountain (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76404638560100000, -73.97358408570300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f6738ce92e2.jpg Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Central Park in the Movies Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/arts-culture-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/arts-culture-fun Date: December 31, 2016

In partnership with the Urban Park Rangers, Arts, Culture & Fun presents Central Park in the Movies! Hundreds of TV shows and movies have been filmed in Central Park. Hike along some of the pathways of lower Central Park to see where some of these iconic films were made.

To register for this event, please visit www.nycgovparks.org/reg/rangers. Registration begins on December 18. Registration is required. For more information, call (212) 628-2345. For accessibility information, contact the Urban Park Rangers by Tuesday, December 27 at (212) 628-2345 or rob.mastrianni@parks.nyc.gov.

About the Urban Park Rangers

The Urban Park Rangers foster stewardship for New York City parks and connect New Yorkers to the natural world through environmental education, outdoor recreation, wildlife management and active conservation.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Pulitzer Fountain (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76404638560100000, -73.97358408570300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/583f1d789f620.jpg Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:15:09 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 31, 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 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:59:37 EDT