NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:46:17 GMT <![CDATA[Kids Halloween Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/kids-halloween-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/kids-halloween-party Date: October 28, 2017

Enjoy a fun afternoon Halloween gathering for kids in our decorated garden. Some games, candy, and a piñata.

Rain date: Sunday, 10/29.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 370-1099

Location: Mobilization for Change Community Garden

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<![CDATA[Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/dia-de-los-muertos-day-of-the-dead http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/dia-de-los-muertos-day-of-the-dead Date: October 28, 2017

Parents and their kids are invited to participate in making ghostly sculptures and Halloween-themed art.

There will be a Randi Ehrhart and Dalila Velez Ehrhart demonstration of Salt Clay Calaveras and celebration of Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos.

Start time: 3:00 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 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents HALLOWSCREAM!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/nyc-parks-presents-hallowscream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/nyc-parks-presents-hallowscream Date: October 28, 2017

If you dare for some scares, you'll walk through our fright walk! Chills and thrills await you in this interactive "haunted house" experience! Bring your friends or be just one: join us for the spooky fun!

RSVPs encouraged at https://hallowscream2017.eventbrite.com.

Know Before You Go

You can experience our fright walk at any point between the allotted time for the day (4-8 p.m. on Friday and 4-7 p.m. on Saturday). For your safety and others', please exercise caution during the fright walk. Please wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes, and refrain from wearing jewelry. Participants cannot run or touch props and actors. No bags or belongings are allowed inside, so please plan accordingly. Parental discretion and supervision, especially for participants under 13, are highly recommended.

The HALLOWSCREAM! Fright Walk features frightening images and special effects, sudden movements and jump scares, loud and intense audio, varying light conditions (such as flashing lights and low visibility), and fog in a potentially physically and emotionally demanding environment. Enter at your own risk.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e926bd4ddf0.JPG Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Ghostbusters (2016)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/movies-under-the-stars-shocktoberfest-ghostbusters-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/movies-under-the-stars-shocktoberfest-ghostbusters-2016 Date: October 28, 2017

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

Based on the wildly successful 1982 film, this hilarious remake is recast with some of the funniest women in television as the paranormal investigating team. This wonderful comedy follows paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), and subway worker Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones) after a supernatural invasion of Manhattan. They band together to stop the otherworldly threat and save the city.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 6:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Bensonhurst Park

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B007 Bensonhurst Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.59730148315400000, -74.00080108642600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d3e9ddcf01a.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Hocus Pocus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/movies-under-the-stars-hocus-pocus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/movies-under-the-stars-hocus-pocus Date: October 28, 2017

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

Three 17th-century witches, hanged for their murderous crimes, are resurrected on Halloween in modern-day Salem by an unsuspecting boy, who must now figure out how to get them back in the ground.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 5:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Athens Square

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Q436 Athens Square 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76770019531250000, -73.92250061035156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d7e1c6f086c.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Monsters, Inc. (2001)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/movies-under-the-stars-monsters-inc-2001 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/movies-under-the-stars-monsters-inc-2001 Date: October 28, 2017

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

A little, unsuspecting girl befriends two monsters.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 5:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome! Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for information on accessibility.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c17683d32b3.gif Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - The Rocky Horror Picture Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-the-rocky-horror-picture-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-the-rocky-horror-picture-show Date: October 28, 2017

Join NYC Parks for free, spoofy horror movies in our city's parks!

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a scientist who cross dresses. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky." Rated R.

The event also features a costume and trivia contest!

Know Before You Go
This film is rated R and features explicit content. You should come before 5:30 p.m. to get your spot and sign-up for the costume contest. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first served basis. Sign-up for pre-movie activities at the link below.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 6:00 pm 7:45 pm 40.72016525268555000, -73.94971466064453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56018db46e7ec.jpg Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted Lantern Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/haunted-lantern-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/haunted-lantern-tours Date: October 28, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers on an outdoor, haunted tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten Park. Please be in line on Shore Road by 8:00 p.m. for guaranteed admittance.

Be prepared to be scared!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Water Battery Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.79522696669800000, -73.77639961242700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59ca786a89241.jpg Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of ‘Manhattan’s Most Haunted House’]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house Date: October 28, 2017

Seven family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the front parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Please note: Tours are 50 minutes long. Tours begin every half hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Hocus Pocus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/movies-under-the-stars-hocus-pocus1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/movies-under-the-stars-hocus-pocus1 Date: October 28, 2017

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

After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Virginia Park

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.83332323407800000, -73.86249963059800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e67e16d6f35.png Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Second Annual Halloween Haunted Trails]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/second-annual-halloween-huaunted-trails http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/second-annual-halloween-huaunted-trails Date: October 28, 2017

Come join the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex for a half mile Haunted Trail walk in Ocean Breeze Park...if you dare! Parents, this is a free, scary attraction, discretion is advised. Rubber soled sneakers for a quick getaway are highly recommended! Please note there will be costumed actors stationed along the trails for an extra spooky Halloween performance.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Park

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Ghosts of Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/ghosts-of-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/ghosts-of-conference-house Date: October 28, 2017

Is Conference House Park Staten Island's most haunted park? Find out on a nighttime hike through an ancient burial ground and into the Conference House.

Registration is required for this program. To register, visit our Urban Park Rangers Registration page; registration opens on October 18.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bartow-HELL Haunted Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/bartowhell-haunted-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/bartowhell-haunted-mansion Date: October 28, 2017

Come, if you dare, for a Halloween scare! Watch out for spirits and other creatures as you intrepidly make your way through the mansion and grounds of Bartow-Pell. Halloween treats and goodies will be available for purchase —if you survive!

Please note: this is an adult-themed event with suggestive content and age requirements. This event is not for children younger than 13 years old. Advanced tickets are available at bpmm.org.

This event is produced in partnership with the City Island Theater Group.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59edf0c7121a0.jpg Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: October 29, 2017

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 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: October 29, 2017

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 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: October 29, 2017

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 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: October 29, 2017

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 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bayside Historical Society 16th Annual Totten Trot 5K Halloween Hustle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/bayside-historical-society-16th-annual-totten-trot-5k-halloween-hustle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/bayside-historical-society-16th-annual-totten-trot-5k-halloween-hustle Date: October 29, 2017

Join Bayside Historical Society for a 5K at the beautiful waterfront course in and around historic Fort Totten Park!

Cash prizes will be given for overall winners; goody bags, raffles, and post-race breakfast for all participants.

Check in begins at 7:30 a.m.; the race starts at 9:00 a.m. There will be a free Kids Fun Run at 10 a.m.

How to Register

To sign up for the Annual Totten Trot 5K Halloween Hustle, please visit baysidehistorical.org.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1548

Location: 208 Totten Avenue (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.79270172119140600, -73.77989959716797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d7a5b5a7369.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Sunday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market Date: October 29, 2017

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market is opening for its ninth season of healthy food, activities, education and food justice programming. The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market has engaged hundreds of local youths, distributed over 10 tons of fresh food, recycled 24 tons of organic waste via its market compost dropoff operation, hosted 240 community market sessions, delivered 550 cooking demonstrations, 16 bread baking workshops and more in its eight seasons of operation.

Sunday market reopens for a fifth season July 30, 2017 on the farm, with a series of healing events which highlight the value of herbs and non-invasive healing modalities for humans. This year, the farm has embarked on a 3 year scale up campaign in order to create the infrastructure needed to educate our community and operate an herbal distribution program which supplies local herbs and herbal products to the natural healing community.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/farmers-market Date: October 29, 2017

Through the efforts of Friends of Cunningham Park, Inc. and the Jamaica Estates Civic Association we are happy to announce a weekly farmers market. The market will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Sunday. At the market you will be able to meet the farmers and purchase local dairy, vegetable, fruit, and meat products, as well as baked goods and drinks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: October 29, 2017

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-29 2017-10-29 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599ed1fb7c8de.JPG Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: October 29, 2017

Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the way!

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baca8418d84.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Spider Web Fashion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/family-art-project-spider-web-fashion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/family-art-project-spider-web-fashion Date: October 29, 2017

Join Family Art Project Storyteller Rama Mandel for tales about special spiders, including the Itsy Bitsy Spider and Anansi the spider, the great folk hero and mischief maker. Costume yourself in a web of mesh tulle and, with the twisty artistry of pipe cleaners and bits of black felt and yarn, welcome lots of little spiders.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bae426e90a7.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/its-my-park-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/its-my-park-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 29, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Fort Tryon Park to plant bulbs at Fort Tryon Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora and Fauna Walk of Highbridge Park with Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/flora-and-fauna-of-highbridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/flora-and-fauna-of-highbridge-park Date: October 29, 2017

Come on a morning nature walk through Highbridge Park, an ideal spot to see many species of animals, insects, and birds. Join naturalist and author Leslie Day for an exploration of the flora and fauna along the Highbridge Park sections of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.

This walk is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Dyckman Street and 10th Avenue Entrance to Highbridge Park (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.85869014448700000, -73.92304849624600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d7e2f5cefe4.jpg Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: October 29, 2017

An exhibition of site-specific artworks by Andrea Arroyo will be on view at Maggie’s Garden and Friendship Garden in Harlem, through October 31, 2017.

“Women with Wings” will feature a series of artworks inspired by the women of New York, including the historical and contemporary women who make Uptown Manhattan a diverse and vibrant community. Each piece, executed in mixed media and repurposed materials, is integrated within the natural environment of plants, grass and other elements of each garden. “Women with Wings” creates a multi-level conversation bridging local culture, nature and history that connects the past and the present.

Artworks include “Maggie’s Pearls of Wisdom”, a piece executed in acrylic, repurposed materials and beads, integrated with a Magnolia tree and inspired by the legacy of Maggie Burnett, beloved Harlem resident and founder of Maggie’s Garden, and “Women in Movement” a piece featuring multiple women silhouettes on multiple wheels hanging from light posts inside the garden.

Exhibition Hours

This exhibit is on view at Maggie's Garden (564 West 149th Stree, Manhattant) on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to sundown; Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Fridays at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The exhibit is on view at Friendship Garden (499 W. 150th Street, Manhattan) on Monays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 50:00 p.m.; Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maggie's Garden (NYRP),Friendship Garden

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2017-10-29 2017-10-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.82849884033200000, -73.94809722900400000; 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day and Bulb Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day-and-bulb-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day-and-bulb-planting Date: October 29, 2017

Join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust at its monthly beautification days. Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Groups must RSVP by emailing info@FortTryonParkTrust.org by October 15.

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/562fcc73b6154.jpg Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Naval Training at Pelham Bay Park: Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/naval-training-at-pelham-bay-park-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/naval-training-at-pelham-bay-park-walking-tour Date: October 29, 2017

As an extension of the lecture on Pelham Bay Park during World War I given in August 2017, this walking tour explores the environs of the World War I Naval Training Station, now on present-day Rodman’s Neck. Since visiting the original site is prohibited to the public, Educator Vivian Davis will guide visitors around the southern end of the park, describing how it looked one hundred years ago.

This walking tour is part of The Bronx during World War I Centennial series.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Pelham Bay Park Station

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2017-10-29 2017-10-29 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.85279982221800000, -73.82725191481900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e91007c4453.jpg Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/waterfront-walks Date: October 29, 2017

Conservancy Docents provide Waterfront Walks educating the public on the park’s unique design, history, and ecology on the last Sunday of each month at 10:00 p.m. from April through October. Wear comfortable shoes—these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape!

Please RSVP here.

Interested in taking a group tour? Groups of 6 or more, please fill out a group tour request form to schedule a tour.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Dog Run Halloween Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/annual-dog-run-halloween-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/annual-dog-run-halloween-party Date: October 29, 2017

Things are getting spooky at the WSP Dog Run! Join dozens of pups and their owners for a day of Halloween fun! Get your dog dressed in their best costume and head on over to Fountain Plaza. Prizes and treats will be awarded to the best costumes for dogs and owners.

Judging for costumes starts at 12:00 p.m. sharp!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Large Dog Run (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.73101091338100000, -73.99882793426500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d548afb5352.png Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/the-amazing-maize-maze2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/the-amazing-maize-maze2 Date: October 29, 2017

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

Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.

Maze by Moonlight
Don't miss Maze by Moonlight on Saturday, October 14 and Saturday, October 21, 2017 when the maze stays open until 9:00 p.m.! Visitors will use the starry sky (or flashlights) to guide them through their adventure. Maze by Moonlight costs $12 per adult and $7 per child (ages 4 to 11). This event is free for kids ages 3 and younger.

Please note: There is a $20.00 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on Sunday, October 29 for the Children's Fall Festival.

Photo credit Skyview Survey.

Sponsored by conEdison

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97c73f0b3e.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Hike: Cornucopia of Trees!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/fall-foliage-hike-cornucopia-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/fall-foliage-hike-cornucopia-of-trees Date: October 29, 2017

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Raptor Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/birding-raptor-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/birding-raptor-migration Date: October 29, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park 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.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Gateway Drive and Erskine Street (in Spring Creek Park)

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B165 Spring Creek Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.65242385864258000, -73.86680603027344000 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/childrens-fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/childrens-fall-festival Date: October 29, 2017

Dress in costume for this fall celebration! Kids will love our bounce houses, traditional games, pie-eating contests, and cartoon character look-alikes. Boogie down to live country western music, take an autumn hayride, visit the Haunted House, and enjoy a pony ride and farm animals.

Stop by the Con Edison Ecology booth for free kids' crafts and recycling tips. There will be food vendors on the farm all day.

Add to the fun with a visit to The Amazing Maize Maze! (additional fees apply)

Planning Your Visit

  • Free event parking is available until the lot is full.
  • There is no ATM on site, so please plan accordingly.

Photo credit QCFM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9840e106fd.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Second Annual Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/second-annual-halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/second-annual-halloween-festival Date: October 29, 2017

This free, family friendly event hosts a pumpkin patch, Halloween crafts, music, Halloween inspired contests, and much more! Patrons are encouraged to come in costume. *Due to the weather forecast, the event is being moved indoors to the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex located at 625 Father Capodanno Blvd.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[2nd Annual "Batty Over Halloween" Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/2nd-annual-batty-over-halloween-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/2nd-annual-batty-over-halloween-celebration Date: October 29, 2017

Central Astoria LDC is pleased to announce the Second Annual "Batty Over Halloween" Celebration!

Join the festivities on the Great Lawn at Astoria Park for a day filled with music, puppets, cotton candy, balloon twisting, face painting, munchkin pumpkins, and much more.



Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77815603022100000, -73.92440688610100000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[North Shore Pumpkin Patch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/pumpkin-patch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/pumpkin-patch Date: October 29, 2017

Enjoy the festive Halloween season with your very own local pumpkin patch! See the community garden decked out for Halloween, where you can pick up a pumpkin or enjoy arts & crafts and more while supplies last.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 273-3146

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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2017-10-29 2017-10-29 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.63449859619140600, -74.12169647216797000 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 12:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween at the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/halloween-at-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/halloween-at-the-garden Date: October 29, 2017

Make a seasonal botanical craft, see a magic show, and meet and take pictures with Flora, Queens Botanical Garden’s friendly mascot! Show off your Halloween costume and bring your trick-or-treat bags!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-29 2017-10-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a5b66f86922.JPG Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Hawk Watch at Moses Mountain]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/hawk-watch-at-moses-mountain http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/hawk-watch-at-moses-mountain Date: October 29, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Moses Mountain is a prime location to watch raptors on their southbound migration to intering grounds. Join ecologist Seth Wollney to learn why hawks migrate and how to identify different species.

Sponsored by funding from NYC Council Member Joseph C. Borelli of the 51st District on Staten Island, as part of the Greener NYC Initiative.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Moses Mountain

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2017-10-29 2017-10-29 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.58276770000000000, -74.13039760000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2ae6c7fe47.jpg Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Arachnid Appreciation Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/nature-presentation-arachnid-appreciation-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/nature-presentation-arachnid-appreciation-station Date: October 29, 2017

Halloween portrays our humble spiders as malevolent and deadly creatures yet most are perfectly harmless to humans. Beef up your arachnid IQ with local entomologist Lawrence Forcella and observe a collection of live and preserved spiders, from delicate orb-weavers to hairy, hulking tarantulas. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds. Spider Day event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c53f137833d.jpg Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/truly-we-live-in-a-dying-world-a-19thcentury-home-in-mourning-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/truly-we-live-in-a-dying-world-a-19thcentury-home-in-mourning-exhibition Date: October 29, 2017

Step back in time to 1865, when family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died at home in his second floor bedroom. Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. Pay your last respects at his deathbed upstairs, or join the mourning in the double parlor, hung with black crepe and set for a mid-19th century funeral. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin. Then share with your friends on Instagram and Twitter. #mhmcoffin2017

Also on exhibit, Tredwell family photographs and mourning attire and accessories, including jewelry made of hair and jet, a black net veil, several bodices and shawls, and two 1870s mourning gowns.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Please note: This exhibit is on view from noon to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays and from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays through Mondays, from October 5 through October 30.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bfd4eb61944.jpg Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Gracie Mansion Halloween]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/gracie-mansion-halloween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/gracie-mansion-halloween Date: October 29, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray are excited to invite you to Gracie Mansion Halloween! New York City families are invited to enter a ticket giveaway for a chance to win up to four (4) tickets to enjoy tricks and treats at Gracie Mansion. Guests will embark on a haunted house tour, and will leave with many fun and spooky stories to share.

How to Enter the Ticket Giveaway
You may enter the ticket giveaway by submitting an online entry form below or by calling 311. Entries may be submitted between Friday, October 13th at 12:00 p.m. (ET) and Tuesday, October 17th at 5:00 p.m. (ET). Late entries will not be accepted. Enter the ticket giveaway!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e10e04e9d62.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Howl-o-ween]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/howloween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/howloween Date: October 29, 2017

Bring your best-dressed dogs to compete at Howl-o-ween in Van Cortlandt Park.

Pre-registration is required; please call (718) 796-4541.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 4301890

Location: Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89839935302734400, -73.89579772949219000 Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: October 29, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains. The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays at noon and on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present. All participants must sign a liability waiver.

Please note: You must arrive at noon, as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

About Village Community Boathouse
Village Community Boathouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit run by volunteers, based on the south side of Pier 40 on the Hudson River. While our community rowing programs are free, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. Your donations make our program possible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-10-29 2017-10-29 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/forest-crew Date: October 29, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to the weather forecast and Flash Flood Watch in order to insure everyone's safety.

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.

College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded!

Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Sat, 28 Oct 2017 13:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: October 29, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure Date: October 29, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e520a3c4c99.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory Date: October 29, 2017

Join us as we venture into the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and investigate the design of this living laboratory. Discover what plants and animals call this secluded Park woodland their home!

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf24d2443c.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 29, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a06cd57d111.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:29:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/foliage-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/foliage-walk Date: October 29, 2017

Join us for a guided walk along our waterfront to view the gorgeous fall colors in our horticultural areas and wetlands!

Participants can learn about why changes in leaf color occur, the chemical representation of each of the colors, and why the leaves of different species turn different hues. In addition to the breathtaking views along the waterfront, participants will be guided through our salt marsh and our recently completed woodland path!

Hot beverages will be provided.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bf024f4b097.JPG Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:59:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 29, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Costume Contest and Mini Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/halloween-costume-contest-and-mini-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/halloween-costume-contest-and-mini-parade Date: October 29, 2017

Roll out that great Halloween costume early for our Park Slope Parents sponsored Costume Contest and Mini Parade – perfect for anyone who can’t stay up past 6:30 p.m.! Let your creativity fly!

Arrive at 3:00 p.m. to sign up for a category! Mini-parade around the park with members of our fave Halloween marching band, Paprika!

2017 Halloween Costume Contest Awards

  • Boo Baby Award
  • Best Infant up to 12 months
  • Hot Wheels Award
  • Best Stroller/Wagon/Pram
  • The Creature Award
  • Best Animal
  • Greenest Ghoul Award
  • Best Use of Recycled/Green Materials
  • Infinity & Beyond Award
  • Best Sci-Fi
  • Howling Hipster Award
  • Best Pop Culture
  • Devilish Duo Award
  • Best Couple
  • Ghostly Group Award
  • Best Group/Family/Ensemble
  • Big Apple Award
  • Best NYC
  • Old School Award
  • Best Classic Halloween
  • Grownup Gruesome Award
  • Best in Show for Adults
  • Best in Show for Kids
  • Whippersnapper Award
  • Utterly Awesome Award
  • Best of Show/Most Creative

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 7683195

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

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d65c4e489be.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted House at the Queens Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/haunted-house Date: October 29, 2017

Prepare for a scare inside our haunted barn! This ghoulish adventure is the perfect way to put you in the Halloween spirit. Hayrides, mulled cider, Halloween treats, and apples will be sold. This event is recommended for children ages six to 12. Adults will find it creepy too!

Dates and Times

  • Saturday, Oct 28, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - $4 per person, all ages (adults and children)
  • Sunday, Oct 29, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - $20 admission fee as part of our Children's Fall Festival**
  • Sunday, Oct 29, 2017, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - $4 per person, all ages (adults and children)**

**(On Sun, Oct 29, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 7pm, the Haunted House will be included with $20 admission to our Children's Fall Festival. From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., farm admission is free and Haunted House admission is $4.)

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e631786624e.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/halloween-pumpkin-flotilla http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/halloween-pumpkin-flotilla Date: October 29, 2017

Please note: The Central Park Halloween Flotilla on Sunday, October 29 has been cancelled due to predicted severe weather, but you can enjoy Spooky Storytelling with Story Laurie* at the Dana Discovery Center (Inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues) Spooky Stories with Story Laurie Session 1 - 4:00 pm 4:45pm* Session 2 - 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm* *limited capacity and on a first come, first serve basis

Bring the whole family and celebrate Halloween in Central Park. Enjoy pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, spooky stories, a costume parade, and most of all the Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight!

This event is free and open to all ages. Tickets are not required.

Schedule of Events

4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. - Pumpkin Drop Off*, Pumpkin Carving by Hugh McMahon. Halloween Crafts, Spooky Stories with Story Laurie
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Halloween Costume Parade
6:30 p.m. - Pumpkin Flotilla Launch

Weather update: We may cancel activities in the event of severe weather. We are monitoring the forecast. An announcement will be made by Sunday morning on whether activities are cancelled. Please check our alerts and closures page and @centralparknyc on Twitter on Sunday for an update.

*Pumpkin Flotilla Guidelines:

Get a pumpkin: Bring a pumpkin that weighs about 8 pounds after it’s carved – that’s approximately the size of a soccer ball. Mini or extra-large pumpkins cannot be accepted for the flotilla.

Get creative: All pumpkins must come with tops and be gutted and carved at home. Jack-o’-lanterns with artificial decorations, such as paint, glitter, marker, food dye, paper, plastic, light bulbs, candles, or floats cannot be accepted for the flotilla. A light and floating device will be provided when you register your jack-o’-lantern at the event.

Drop off your pumpkin: We will have a designated drop-off area near the Dana Discovery Center between 4:00 pm and 5:45 pm. Space in the flotilla is limited to 50 pumpkins and is first come, first served. Please make sure your creation meets all the requirements.

MEMBERS-ONLY PERK
pre-register online to reserve space in the flotilla for your pumpkin by Friday, October 27. Please note: Only one pumpkin per household and please bring your membership card.

Watch the Harlem Meer get spooky! Once the activities are finished at twilight (about 6:30 pm), find a spot along the edge of the Harlem Meer and watch as the jack-o’-lanterns float by in New York’s largest pumpkin flotilla!

Please note: Pumpkins in our flotilla cannot be returned. Thank you for your contribution to our event.

For more information about the Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla, please call the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center at (212) 860-1370.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79731057762900000, -73.95351123809800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e66031ea817.jpg Sat, 28 Oct 2017 11:29:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Behind-the-Scenes Tour at King Manor Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/annual-behindthescenes-tour-at-king-manor-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/annual-behindthescenes-tour-at-king-manor-museum Date: October 29, 2017

Join us for a tour of the home of Rufus King, signer of the United States Constitution and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Originally constructed in the 1750s, King lived here from 1805 until his death in 1827. Executive Director of the King Manor Museum Nadezhda Allen will lead a behind-the-scenes tour, covering the entire house from top to bottom. You'll get to go into the attic and the basement and from the servants’ quarters to the King family’s parlor.

Explore how the house, a designated New York City Individual and Interior Landmark, tells its history of three major phases of construction (c.1750, c.1790, and 1810) and still holds a few mysteries.

Call (718) 206-0545 or visit Eventbrite to reserve your spot today! Don't miss this once-a-year chance to see all the secrets of King Manor!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of ‘Manhattan’s Most Haunted House’]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house Date: October 29, 2017

Seven family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the front parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Please note: Tours are 50 minutes long. Tours begin every half hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 30, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-30 2017-10-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[My Grown Up & Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/my-gown-up-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/my-gown-up-me Date: October 30, 2017

Tots explore their creative side and examine their surroundings in this free play time class. With the assistance of their grown up, children build their own Imagination Playground, move through tunnels, pop up houses, and more!

For children ages 18 months to five years. The parent/guardian must be a Recreation Center member and must accompany their child throughout the duration of the program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-10-30 2017-10-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: October 30, 2017

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: The Rose Garden

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2017-10-30 2017-10-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66912421916000000, -73.96799683573600000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:45:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-30 2017-10-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/women-with-wings-art-exhibit1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/women-with-wings-art-exhibit1 Date: October 30, 2017

An exhibition of site-specific artworks by Andrea Arroyo will be on view at Maggie’s Garden and Friendship Garden in Harlem, through October 31, 2017.

“Women with Wings” will feature a series of artworks inspired by the women of New York, including the historical and contemporary women who make Uptown Manhattan a diverse and vibrant community. Each piece, executed in mixed media and repurposed materials, is integrated within the natural environment of plants, grass and other elements of each garden. “Women with Wings” creates a multi-level conversation bridging local culture, nature and history that connects the past and the present.

Artworks include “Maggie’s Pearls of Wisdom”, a piece executed in acrylic, repurposed materials and beads, integrated with a Magnolia tree and inspired by the legacy of Maggie Burnett, beloved Harlem resident and founder of Maggie’s Garden, and “Women in Movement” a piece featuring multiple women silhouettes on multiple wheels hanging from light posts inside the garden.

Exhibition Hours

This exhibit is on view at Maggie's Garden (564 West 149th Stree, Manhattant) on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to sundown; Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Fridays at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The exhibit is on view at Friendship Garden (499 W. 150th Street, Manhattan) on Monays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 50:00 p.m.; Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Friendship Garden

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2017-10-30 2017-10-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: October 30, 2017

An exhibition of site-specific artworks by Andrea Arroyo will be on view at Maggie’s Garden and Friendship Garden in Harlem, through October 31, 2017.

“Women with Wings” will feature a series of artworks inspired by the women of New York, including the historical and contemporary women who make Uptown Manhattan a diverse and vibrant community. Each piece, executed in mixed media and repurposed materials, is integrated within the natural environment of plants, grass and other elements of each garden. “Women with Wings” creates a multi-level conversation bridging local culture, nature and history that connects the past and the present.

Artworks include “Maggie’s Pearls of Wisdom”, a piece executed in acrylic, repurposed materials and beads, integrated with a Magnolia tree and inspired by the legacy of Maggie Burnett, beloved Harlem resident and founder of Maggie’s Garden, and “Women in Movement” a piece featuring multiple women silhouettes on multiple wheels hanging from light posts inside the garden.

Exhibition Hours

This exhibit is on view at Maggie's Garden (564 West 149th Stree, Manhattant) on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to sundown; Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Fridays at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The exhibit is on view at Friendship Garden (499 W. 150th Street, Manhattan) on Monays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 50:00 p.m.; Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maggie's Garden (NYRP)

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2017-10-30 2017-10-30 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.82849884033200000, -73.94809722900400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/truly-we-live-in-a-dying-world-a-19thcentury-home-in-mourning-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/truly-we-live-in-a-dying-world-a-19thcentury-home-in-mourning-exhibition Date: October 30, 2017

Step back in time to 1865, when family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died at home in his second floor bedroom. Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. Pay your last respects at his deathbed upstairs, or join the mourning in the double parlor, hung with black crepe and set for a mid-19th century funeral. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin. Then share with your friends on Instagram and Twitter. #mhmcoffin2017

Also on exhibit, Tredwell family photographs and mourning attire and accessories, including jewelry made of hair and jet, a black net veil, several bodices and shawls, and two 1870s mourning gowns.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Please note: This exhibit is on view from noon to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays and from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays through Mondays, from October 5 through October 30.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-10-30 2017-10-30 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bfd4eb61944.jpg Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of ‘Manhattan’s Most Haunted House’]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house Date: October 30, 2017

Seven family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the front parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Please note: Tours are 50 minutes long. Tours begin every half hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-10-30 2017-10-30 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Playground One Public Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/playground-one-public-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/playground-one-public-input-meeting Date: October 30, 2017

The Community Parks Initiative is a $318 million program to engage New Yorkers in transforming local parks by dedicating resources to make these parks great public spaces.

Playground One will undergo a community-focused redesign and reconstruction. Attend our Public Input Meeting to share your ideas and shape the future design of Playground One Park.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Mariners' Temple Baptist Church

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2017-10-30 2017-10-30 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.71295890000000000, -73.99773310000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d6a0036867b.jpg Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:14:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Chappetto Square Public Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/chappetto-square-public-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/chappetto-square-public-input-meeting Date: October 30, 2017

The Community Parks Initiative is a $318 million program to engage New Yorkers in transforming local parks by dedicating resources to make these parks great public spaces.

Chappetto Square will undergo a community-focused redesign and reconstruction. Attend our Public Input Meeting to share your ideas and shape the future design of Chappetto Square.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Judge Charles J. Vallone School

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2017-10-30 2017-10-30 6:30 pm 8:15 pm 40.77291940000000000, -73.91511830000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d66fdf631db.JPG Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: October 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 31, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe is the Raven Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition Date: October 31, 2017

Ray Felix presents a dark, yet whimsical tale based on the life of Edgar Allen Poe while residing in the Bronx. Based on both fact and fiction, "Poe is the Raven" gives new light and insight on the secret life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Inspired by his visits to Poe Cottage, Ray Felix became intrigued by spiritual ether surrounding the Poe property and the stories told by the long time
tour guide of the Poe cottage. Felix's imprint "Bronx Heroes," takes stories from American History and transforms them into super heroes. Felix believes this allows Bronxites to appreciate everyday heroes from Bronx history and gain a greater understanding of their borough’s historically rich past.

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 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Up-Cycle to Art:]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/upcycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/upcycle-to-art Date: October 31, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Adults will DIY upcycle their own bottles and containers in artistic and creative ways.

October: Poe inspired and Steam Punk Bottles & Containers
November: Cardboard Stamps and Cardboard Books
December: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired Wine Bottle

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 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:14:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: October 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/biweekly-gardening-club Date: October 31, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Bilingual Meditative Art for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/bilingual-meditative-art-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/bilingual-meditative-art-for-seniors Date: October 31, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Sage Seniors 60+ years workshop begins with a meditation, followed by art class. Open to seniors (up to 15 participants).

Please RSVP by emailing Lucy.Aponte@parks.nyc.gov or calling (718) 365-5516.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:14:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: October 31, 2017

An exhibition of site-specific artworks by Andrea Arroyo will be on view at Maggie’s Garden and Friendship Garden in Harlem, through October 31, 2017.

“Women with Wings” will feature a series of artworks inspired by the women of New York, including the historical and contemporary women who make Uptown Manhattan a diverse and vibrant community. Each piece, executed in mixed media and repurposed materials, is integrated within the natural environment of plants, grass and other elements of each garden. “Women with Wings” creates a multi-level conversation bridging local culture, nature and history that connects the past and the present.

Artworks include “Maggie’s Pearls of Wisdom”, a piece executed in acrylic, repurposed materials and beads, integrated with a Magnolia tree and inspired by the legacy of Maggie Burnett, beloved Harlem resident and founder of Maggie’s Garden, and “Women in Movement” a piece featuring multiple women silhouettes on multiple wheels hanging from light posts inside the garden.

Exhibition Hours

This exhibit is on view at Maggie's Garden (564 West 149th Stree, Manhattant) on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to sundown; Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Fridays at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The exhibit is on view at Friendship Garden (499 W. 150th Street, Manhattan) on Monays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 50:00 p.m.; Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Friendship Garden

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2017-10-31 2017-10-31 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure Date: October 31, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e5251c47f3e.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 31, 2017

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

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a0704c4c0c7.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Communication and Socialization Get Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/communication-and-socialization-get-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/communication-and-socialization-get-together Date: October 31, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This event is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and pictures. College students are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: October 31, 2017

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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 the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: October 31, 2017

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:44:55 EST
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure1 Date: October 31, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212)988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e525ea4aa36.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/gallery-tour Date: October 31, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow leads a tour of the current exhibition in Glyndor Gallery. This fall, the entire gallery is given over to new site-responsive projects honoring the tenth anniversary of Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space. Call & Response showcases the work of 50 artists who have exhibited in this unique venue, in projects ranging from art objects created from natural materials gathered onsite, to sound pieces, outdoor installations and performance works.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59aee838df38b.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/kids-le-petit-art Date: October 31, 2017

Children will create cute miniature works as gifts to give, or keep for themselves. Children may take inspiration from the holiday season and fall colors.

Parents and other adults are invited to participate with their little ones.

October: Fall Inspired Art-Shrinky Dink
November: Up-cycle Yogurt Container and Thanksgiving Greeting Card
December Whimsical Winter Wonder...Shaker

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Fest at Sherman Shriek! Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/fall-fest-at-sherman-shriek-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/fall-fest-at-sherman-shriek-park Date: October 31, 2017

Come out if you dare and join us for Fall Fest at Sherman Shriek Park!

This year's activities include pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, face painting, booths and stands from local organizations, and FREE cider and candy!

Costumes are welcomed.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 2:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.86108779907226600, -73.91799163818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e7a17f0443c.jpg Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[A Haunting We Will Go]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/a-haunting-we-will-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/a-haunting-we-will-go Date: October 31, 2017

Enjoy a frightful time with bugs, snakes, ghosts, goblins, and the Urban Park Rangers. An event that is fun for all ages!

Costumes and bravery welcome.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Cedar Grove Avenue and Seafoam Street (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.56348050000000000, -74.09853020000000000 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[27th Annual Kids Halloween Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/27th-annual-kids-halloween-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/27th-annual-kids-halloween-parade Date: October 31, 2017

NYU and Manhattan Community Board 2 invite you to join the 27th Annual Children’s Halloween Parade, the city’s largest free children’s event on Halloween Day!

Parents and children are invited to gather at the fountain in Washington Square Park by 3:00 pm.

After the parade, free trick-or-treat bags, games, and rides will await the children on West 3rd Street between LaGuardia Place and Mercer Street.

More information about this event can be found at the NYU Community website.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The fountain (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.73083205069600000, -73.99746000766800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d549a757994.png Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:29:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: October 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure2 Date: October 31, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212)988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e525ea4aa36.png Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:14:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Trick-or-Treating]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/trickortreating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/trickortreating Date: October 31, 2017

Pick up a free trick-or-treat bag, courtesy of Bank of America and visit select Holiday Shops for treats.

Learn more about the event at Bryant Park's website.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75329971313476600, -73.98400115966797000 Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:44:18 EDT
<![CDATA[WBO Pumpkin Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/wbo-pumpkin-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/wbo-pumpkin-party Date: October 31, 2017

This year the Pumpkin Party will have arts and crafts, carnival games, photo ops, and feel boxes.

Come create your own work and compete in a carnival game to win a prize. You can take a nice family picture at our photo op. Then feel worms, brains, and intestines in our feel boxes.

Guess the weight of our pumpkin for a prize!

This event is for children 10 years old and younger.

The Haunted House will be held on Friday October 27 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f41e6809b25.jpg Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Jerome Gun Hill BID Halloween Town]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/jerome-gun-hill-bid-halloween-town http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/jerome-gun-hill-bid-halloween-town Date: October 31, 2017

Join the Jerome Gun HIll BID community for a Halloween dance party!

There wil be music, free candy, pumpkin decorating, and a parade down Jerome Avenue. Come show off your dance moves and clever costumes!

For more information about this event, please call (718) 324-4946 or email jeromegunhillbid@gmail.com.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 324-4946

Location: Mosholu Parkway South and Jerome Avenue (in Mosholu Parkway)

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X033 Mosholu Parkway 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.87889277119600000, -73.88543099165000000 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:14:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Tales from the Crypt: Horror on Hallowe’en]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/tales-from-the-crypt-horror-on-halloween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/tales-from-the-crypt-horror-on-halloween Date: October 31, 2017

Patriarch Seabury Tredwell has died. His coffin sits in the front parlor surrounded by lilies and flickering candles; black crepe covers the mirrors. Join us for dramatic readings from the darkest of 19th Gothic literature and true ghost stories of the unsettling and unexplainable as reported by museum visitors.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bfe093ba267.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: October 31, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout. Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Terrace at 108th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: October 31, 2017

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 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: October 31, 2017

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 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: October 31, 2017

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: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-10-31 2017-10-31 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59357922a9d5a.jpg Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Paranormal Investigation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/paranormal-investigation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/paranormal-investigation Date: October 31, 2017

Learn the basics of ghost hunting while possibly communicating with some of Morris-Jumel Mansion's former residents.

Please note: this Halloween Paranormal Investigation is strictly for ages 18 and older, and this is NOT a costumed event. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

For more information please contact publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/wheelchair-basketball Date: October 31, 2017

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: 7:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 7:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0f6cadfa8b.jpg Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[My Grown Up & Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/01/my-gown-up-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/01/my-gown-up-me Date: November 1, 2017

Tots explore their creative side and examine their surroundings in this free play time class. With the assistance of their grown up, children build their own Imagination Playground, move through tunnels, pop up houses, and more!

For children ages 18 months to five years. The parent/guardian must be a Recreation Center member and must accompany their child throughout the duration of the program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-11-01 2017-11-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe is the Raven Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/01/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/01/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition Date: November 1, 2017

Ray Felix presents a dark, yet whimsical tale based on the life of Edgar Allen Poe while residing in the Bronx. Based on both fact and fiction, "Poe is the Raven" gives new light and insight on the secret life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Inspired by his visits to Poe Cottage, Ray Felix became intrigued by spiritual ether surrounding the Poe property and the stories told by the long time
tour guide of the Poe cottage. Felix's imprint "Bronx Heroes," takes stories from American History and transforms them into super heroes. Felix believes this allows Bronxites to appreciate everyday heroes from Bronx history and gain a greater understanding of their borough’s historically rich past.

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 2017-11-01 2017-11-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/01/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/01/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: November 1, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-01 2017-11-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:03 EDT