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, 20 Sep 2017 05:47:19 GMT <![CDATA[Screenwriters Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/screen-writers-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/screen-writers-workshop Date: November 11, 2017

Join Juan Ramirez Jr. at our free Screenwriters Workshops in Poe Park! Bring the story idea you wish to develop into a screen play or series.

For adults.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 08 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: November 11, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Registration is requested.

This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month,from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the second and third Saturdays of the month, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a58432dd5.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: November 11, 2017

The Union Square Partnership hosts a free walking tour entitled “Union Square: Crossroads of New York,” led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours. Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.

The tour begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue in Union Square Park near 16th Street. Look for the guide holding a "Union Square: Crossroads of New York" sign at the statue.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/farmers-market Date: November 12, 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 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Sunday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market Date: November 12, 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 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: November 12, 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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2017-11-12 2017-11-12 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/forest-crew Date: November 12, 2017

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 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: November 12, 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 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 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[Foliage Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/foliage-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/foliage-walk Date: November 12, 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) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bf024f4b097.JPG Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/13/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/13/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: November 13, 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 2017-11-13 2017-11-13 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[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 14, 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.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: November 14, 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 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 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[Coastal Clean-Up in Riverside Park South with Riverside Park Conservancy and TRASH HERO New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/coastal-cleanup-in-riverside-park-south-with-riverside-park-conservancy-and-trash-hero-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/coastal-cleanup-in-riverside-park-south-with-riverside-park-conservancy-and-trash-hero-new-york Date: November 14, 2017

Join TRASH HERO New York, in partnership with Riverside Park Conservancy and NYC Parks, to clean up the Hudson River shoreline in Riverside Park South. Volunteers give back to the community each month by helping remove marine trash from the Tidal Cove and park's shoreline.

Closed-toed shoes are required. All materials provided.

We look forward to cleaning up the waterfront with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3073

Location: 59th Street Mound (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.77338089612200000, -73.99357915203700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5976231461cc7.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: November 14, 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 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 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/2017/11/14/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/biweekly-gardening-club Date: November 14, 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 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 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[Communication and Socialization Get Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/communication-and-socialization-get-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/communication-and-socialization-get-together Date: November 14, 2017

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 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: November 14, 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: 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 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: November 14, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:26 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: November 14, 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 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 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[Organizing for Garden Success: Group Structure (Part One of Two)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/organizing-for-garden-success-group-structure-part-one-of-two http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/organizing-for-garden-success-group-structure-part-one-of-two Date: November 14, 2017

Disorganization creates dysfunction. This two-part workshop series is designed to help your garden group build a strong foundation to deal with the many issues that arise in a community space. In this workshop, we will discuss different examples of group structure and how they can help alleviate stressful decision-making.

Registered GreenThumb community gardens will be eligible to receive a free book if members of your garden group attend both sessions.

Co-facilitated with Partnerships for Parks.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2017-11-14 2017-11-14 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.71048049702100000, -74.00351333618200000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: November 14, 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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2017-11-14 2017-11-14 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[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: November 15, 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 2017-11-15 2017-11-15 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[Basic Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/basic-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/basic-sign-language Date: November 15, 2017

Learn basic sign language for communication.

This class is open to staff, family members. and adults interested in learning sign language for communication.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-15 2017-11-15 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/bryant-park-public-tours Date: November 15, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.

Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55 a.m. to check-in with the guide. The tour will depart promptly at 11 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-11-15 2017-11-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/special-express-arts Date: November 15, 2017

This art workshop engages special needs adults through art for self expression.

Due to limited space, please call to schedule your group's visit. Groups are scheduled for every two weeks. Everyone should bring their own small, clean rocks, ready for painting.

Themes
May: Painting Cardboard Coaster
June: Painting on Rocks-Nature

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-15 2017-11-15 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike at the Greenbelt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/evening-group-hike-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/evening-group-hike-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center Date: November 15, 2017

Join us for our weekly evening hike where we will cover 4 or 5 miles. There are some small climbs but it's fairly easy. You will probably see parts of the Greenbelt and the trail system that you haven't seen before!

Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required. The hike is moderately paced; bring a headlamp along as it will begin to get dark out when we return! We go in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. Always check the Greenbelt Conservancy's Facebook page for updates on changes or cancellations.

Sponsored by generous funding from Councilmember Joseph Borelli.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-11-15 2017-11-15 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9be1b970ba.png Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 16, 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.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-11-16 2017-11-16 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: November 16, 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 2017-11-16 2017-11-16 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[Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds Date: November 16, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-11-16 2017-11-16 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a3e79ea5f.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: November 16, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

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 2017-11-16 2017-11-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/biweekly-gardening-club Date: November 16, 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 2017-11-16 2017-11-16 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[Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: November 16, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Space is limited and registration required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

This program will not meet on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-11-16 2017-11-16 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a8a4f2d96.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Yards Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/hudson-yards-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/hudson-yards-farmers-market Date: November 16, 2017

Buy fresh produce and prepared foods every Thursday at the Hudson Yards Farmers Market in front of the #7 train station on 34th Street between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: No. 7 Train Station Entrance (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-11-16 2017-11-16 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75485486389800000, -74.00079272883600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59663faeb1d6f.jpg Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Olympic Sports Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/special-olympic-sports-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/special-olympic-sports-training Date: November 16, 2017

Adults 18 years old and older with physical and mental disabilities are invited to learn and train like an Olympian at our Olypmic sports workshop. Participants will learn and play various sports including; volleyball, track, soccer, basketball/netball, and more!

A recreation center membership and registration are required. For more information and to register email: Shalaya.Nieves@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-11-16 2017-11-16 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 13:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/wheelchair-basketball Date: November 16, 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!

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-11-16 2017-11-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69109ec702.jpg Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/17/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/17/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: November 17, 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 2017-11-17 2017-11-17 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[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/bird-walks Date: November 18, 2017

Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: November 18, 2017

Run through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Saturday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market Date: November 18, 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.

2017 brings several new initiatives to the Market. This season, our newly formed food justice collective will introduce food justice activities around the newly constructed food justice mural. The market continues to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. Through strategic partnerships with local partners, the markets have introduced bus stop and subway advertisements, author readings in our children's garden, and weekly deliveries to Head Start and hospital outpatient centers. Our Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains takes place in the cooking island area in September. The markets will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, local eggs and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs: The Mixed Basket Weekly and Institutional Basket Program.

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 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Garden Work Days: NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project Date: November 18, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc. Bring a water bottle, sun hat, closed-toed shoes, and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Registration is requested.

First Wednesday of the month: Meet at Heritage Farm
Third Saturday of the month: Meet at Compost Demonstration Garden (next to Heritage Farm)

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983ab09b99d5.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: November 18, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/farmhouse-family-day Date: November 18, 2017

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter is Coming: Prepare for the Off-Season]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/winter-is-coming-prepare-for-the-offseason http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/winter-is-coming-prepare-for-the-offseason Date: November 18, 2017

Learn how to prepare your garden for winter so you can get a head start on the growing season. We will go over proper storage of tools, winter compost maintenance, and general garden cleanup.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Townsend Garden

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2017-11-18 2017-11-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.84690093994140600, -73.91100311279297000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Fiction Writers: Diversity in Science Fiction and Fantasy: Presenting Latin@ Rising]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/bronx-fiction-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/bronx-fiction-writers Date: November 18, 2017

Latinx writers discuss how to write mystery, science fiction, and horror, and how to get published. Plus, they celebrate a new collection of science fiction and fantasy stories. Scheduled to Appear: Matthew David Goodwin (editor), Marcos Santiago Gonsalez, Carlos Hernandez, Carl Marcum, Richie Narvaez, Sabrina Vourvoulias and Pedro Zagitt.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn: NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: November 18, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.

Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes ,and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Registration requested

This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the second and third Saturdays of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a68067632.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: November 18, 2017

The Union Square Partnership hosts a free walking tour entitled “Union Square: Crossroads of New York,” led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours. Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.

The tour begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue in Union Square Park near 16th Street. Look for the guide holding a "Union Square: Crossroads of New York" sign at the statue.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Sunday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market Date: November 19, 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 2017-11-19 2017-11-19 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/farmers-market Date: November 19, 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 2017-11-19 2017-11-19 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/forest-crew Date: November 19, 2017

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 2017-11-19 2017-11-19 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: November 19, 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 2017-11-19 2017-11-19 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[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/20/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/20/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: November 20, 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 2017-11-20 2017-11-20 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[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 21, 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.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-11-21 2017-11-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: November 21, 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 2017-11-21 2017-11-21 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[CANCELLED: Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: November 21, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2017-11-21 2017-11-21 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/biweekly-gardening-club Date: November 21, 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 2017-11-21 2017-11-21 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: Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: November 21, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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: 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 2017-11-21 2017-11-21 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization Get Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/communication-and-socialization-get-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/communication-and-socialization-get-together Date: November 21, 2017

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 2017-11-21 2017-11-21 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: November 21, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-11-21 2017-11-21 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: November 21, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2017-11-21 2017-11-21 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: November 21, 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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2017-11-21 2017-11-21 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[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/22/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/22/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: November 22, 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 2017-11-22 2017-11-22 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[Basic Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/22/basic-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/22/basic-sign-language Date: November 22, 2017

Learn basic sign language for communication.

This class is open to staff, family members. and adults interested in learning sign language for communication.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-22 2017-11-22 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/22/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/22/bryant-park-public-tours Date: November 22, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.

Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55 a.m. to check-in with the guide. The tour will depart promptly at 11 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-11-22 2017-11-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/22/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/22/special-express-arts Date: November 22, 2017

This art workshop engages special needs adults through art for self expression.

Due to limited space, please call to schedule your group's visit. Groups are scheduled for every two weeks. Everyone should bring their own small, clean rocks, ready for painting.

Themes
May: Painting Cardboard Coaster
June: Painting on Rocks-Nature

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-22 2017-11-22 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 23, 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.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-11-23 2017-11-23 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/23/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/23/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: November 23, 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 2017-11-23 2017-11-23 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[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/23/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/23/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: November 23, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

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 2017-11-23 2017-11-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/23/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/23/biweekly-gardening-club Date: November 23, 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 2017-11-23 2017-11-23 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[Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/23/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/23/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: November 23, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Space is limited and registration required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

This program will not meet on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-11-23 2017-11-23 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a8a4f2d96.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Olympic Sports Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/23/special-olympic-sports-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/23/special-olympic-sports-training Date: November 23, 2017

Adults 18 years old and older with physical and mental disabilities are invited to learn and train like an Olympian at our Olypmic sports workshop. Participants will learn and play various sports including; volleyball, track, soccer, basketball/netball, and more!

A recreation center membership and registration are required. For more information and to register email: Shalaya.Nieves@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-11-23 2017-11-23 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 13:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/23/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/23/wheelchair-basketball Date: November 23, 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!

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-11-23 2017-11-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69109ec702.jpg Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: November 24, 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 2017-11-24 2017-11-24 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[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/bird-walks Date: November 25, 2017

Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-11-25 2017-11-25 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: November 25, 2017

Run through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-11-25 2017-11-25 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-11-25 2017-11-25 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: November 25, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-25 2017-11-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: November 25, 2017

The Union Square Partnership hosts a free walking tour entitled “Union Square: Crossroads of New York,” led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours. Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.

The tour begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue in Union Square Park near 16th Street. Look for the guide holding a "Union Square: Crossroads of New York" sign at the statue.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-11-25 2017-11-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: November 26, 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 2017-11-26 2017-11-26 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[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 28, 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.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-11-28 2017-11-28 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: November 28, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2017-11-28 2017-11-28 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/biweekly-gardening-club Date: November 28, 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 2017-11-28 2017-11-28 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: Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: November 28, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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: 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 2017-11-28 2017-11-28 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization Get Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/communication-and-socialization-get-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/communication-and-socialization-get-together Date: November 28, 2017

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 2017-11-28 2017-11-28 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: November 28, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-11-28 2017-11-28 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: November 28, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2017-11-28 2017-11-28 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Share your Story with the Smithsonian]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/share-your-story-with-the-smithsonian http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/share-your-story-with-the-smithsonian Date: November 28, 2017

Bring your garden's story, and we'll help you shape, edit, refine, and submit to the Smithsonian's ongoing Community of Gardens project. You can submit up to 2,000 words about your garden, as well as photos and audio. "By contributing images, videos, and stories to this website, your participation will help others to better understand the meaning and value of gardens to American life – today and in the future. Community of Gardens is the Smithsonian’s digital home for sharing and preserving the stories of gardens and the gardeners who make them grow."

For more information, check out communityofgardens.si.edu, or join us at this workshop!

Joining us to help you refine your stories will be Cindy Nibbelink Worley and Haja Worley, GreenThumb community gardeners at Joseph Daniel Wilson Memorial Garden, Board Members of NYCCGC, author and WHCR Radio Host respectively; Sarita Daftary, Food Dignity Project; and GreenThumb

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2017-11-28 2017-11-28 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.71048049702100000, -74.00351333618200000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/29/basic-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/29/basic-sign-language Date: November 29, 2017

Learn basic sign language for communication.

This class is open to staff, family members. and adults interested in learning sign language for communication.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-29 2017-11-29 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/29/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/29/bryant-park-public-tours Date: November 29, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.

Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55 a.m. to check-in with the guide. The tour will depart promptly at 11 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-11-29 2017-11-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/29/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/29/special-express-arts Date: November 29, 2017

This art workshop engages special needs adults through art for self expression.

Due to limited space, please call to schedule your group's visit. Groups are scheduled for every two weeks. Everyone should bring their own small, clean rocks, ready for painting.

Themes
May: Painting Cardboard Coaster
June: Painting on Rocks-Nature

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-29 2017-11-29 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 30, 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.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-11-30 2017-11-30 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds Date: November 30, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-11-30 2017-11-30 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a3e79ea5f.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: November 30, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

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 2017-11-30 2017-11-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: November 30, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Space is limited and registration required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

This program will not meet on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-11-30 2017-11-30 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a8a4f2d96.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Olympic Sports Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/special-olympic-sports-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/special-olympic-sports-training Date: November 30, 2017

Adults 18 years old and older with physical and mental disabilities are invited to learn and train like an Olympian at our Olypmic sports workshop. Participants will learn and play various sports including; volleyball, track, soccer, basketball/netball, and more!

A recreation center membership and registration are required. For more information and to register email: Shalaya.Nieves@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-11-30 2017-11-30 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 13:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Organizing for Success: Bylaws (Part Two of Two)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/organizing-for-success-part-two-of-two-bylaws http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/organizing-for-success-part-two-of-two-bylaws Date: November 30, 2017

Disorganization creates dysfunction. This two-part workshop series is designed to help your garden group build a strong foundation to deal with the many issues that arise in a community space. In this workshop, we will discuss garden rules and procedures that assist in decision-making.

Registered GreenThumb community gardens will be eligible to receive a free book if members of your garden group attend both sessions.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2017-11-30 2017-11-30 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.71048049702100000, -74.00351333618200000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/wheelchair-basketball Date: November 30, 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!

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-11-30 2017-11-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69109ec702.jpg Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: December 2, 2017

Run through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: December 2, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:58 EST