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 Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:17:42 GMT <![CDATA[Winter on a Flatbush Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/27/winter-on-a-flatbush-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/27/winter-on-a-flatbush-farm Date: November 27, 2016

Get ready for winter as they did in the 19th-century farming village of Flatbush. Learn how to make a candle, watch a master spinster spin wool thread, and enjoy Dutch treats made at our outdoor hearth from a Lefferts family recipe. St. Nicholas will visit at 3:00 p.m.

RSVP to let us know you're coming.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-11-27 2016-11-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Modern Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/27/modern-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/27/modern-survival-skills Date: November 27, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-11-27 2016-11-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e57972fe5d.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/27/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/27/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market Date: November 27, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2016-11-27 2016-11-27 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/27/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/27/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: November 27, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-11-27 2016-11-27 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 16:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Holistic Holidays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/27/holistic-holidays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/27/holistic-holidays Date: November 27, 2016

This holiday season may be hectic, but it also offers ways to de-stress. Learn more about aromatherapy and the history, folklore, and uses of essential oils and scents of the season (like peppermint, cinnamon, and clove).

Then, create a relaxing, aromatherapeutic gift to pamper yourself at home, at work, or to give to a special someone!

Ages 16+. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-11-27 2016-11-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/27/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/27/nocturnal-wildlife Date: November 27, 2016

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 100 Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-27 2016-11-27 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.79420089721680000, -73.96279907226562000 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - My Father's Son: Photographs by Irwin Silver and Mitchell Silver]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/28/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/28/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver Date: November 28, 2016

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

This exhibition is open Mondays-Fridays through November 30.

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 2016-11-28 2016-11-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5804ea045a610.jpeg Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:45:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/28/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/28/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: November 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-28 2016-11-28 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/28/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/28/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: November 28, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-11-28 2016-11-28 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/28/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/28/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: November 28, 2016

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-28 2016-11-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:30:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/28/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/28/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: November 28, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-28 2016-11-28 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[17th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/28/17th-annual-winters-eve-at-lincoln-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/28/17th-annual-winters-eve-at-lincoln-square Date: November 28, 2016

Head to Lincoln Square Business Improvement District's 17th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square—New York’s largest holiday festival!

Join legendary artists, up-and-coming musicians, dancers, street performers and more as we welcome the holiday season and light up the Upper West Side with an evening of music, food, dancing, and fun for everyone.

Tree lighting at Dante Park
The celebration begins with the lighting of the Upper West Side Holiday Tree in Dante Park at Broadway and 63rd Street, and continues along Broadway from Time Warner Center to 68th Street.

Entertainment
Lincoln Square’s sidewalks and public spaces will come alive with music, performers, processional groups, jugglers, stilt-walkers, and more, making for a festive fun-filled evening along the streets of this dynamic Upper West Side neighborhood.

Foodies and holiday cheer
More than 30 of Lincoln Square’s finest restaurants and eateries will offer food tastings at nominal cost ($1 to $4) at three separate outdoor locations from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dozens of local stores and neighborhood institutions will host activities and holiday cheer throughout the evening. The Outdoor Food Tastings are presented by Glenwood.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 581-3774

Location: Dante Park

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M020 Dante Park 2016-11-28 2016-11-28 5:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.77180099487305000, -73.98259735107422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5820ccf46c5f4.jpg Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Anchor Parks: Highbridge Park Community Visioning Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/28/anchor-parks-highbridge-park-community-visioning-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/28/anchor-parks-highbridge-park-community-visioning-meeting Date: November 28, 2016

NYC Parks is investing $30 million to transform Highbridge Park. Large parks are important because of the variety of things they offer your neighborhood. The fields, play areas, natural features and, many other amenities help to "anchor" neighborhoods.

NYC Parks is making big decisions about Highbridge Park, and we want you to be a part of shaping your park's future. Please attend our community visioning meeting!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-11-28 2016-11-28 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5813840743693.JPG Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 29, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-11-29 2016-11-29 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - My Father's Son: Photographs by Irwin Silver and Mitchell Silver]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver Date: November 29, 2016

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

This exhibition is open Mondays-Fridays through November 30.

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 2016-11-29 2016-11-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5804ea045a610.jpeg Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:45:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: November 29, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-29 2016-11-29 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: November 29, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-11-29 2016-11-29 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Upcycle Bottle Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/paint-it-up-upcycle-bottle-artadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/paint-it-up-upcycle-bottle-artadults Date: November 29, 2016

Adults create a beautiful, decorative work of art on their own bottles. Bottles must be empty, without labels, wiped clean of gummy residue, and completely dry.

Start time: 10:00 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 2016-11-29 2016-11-29 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: November 29, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-29 2016-11-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:30:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: November 29, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-11-29 2016-11-29 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: November 29, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-11-29 2016-11-29 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art: Books]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/kids-le-petit-artbooks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/kids-le-petit-artbooks Date: November 29, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-29 2016-11-29 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: November 29, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-11-29 2016-11-29 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235c594bc8.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: November 29, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-29 2016-11-29 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance and Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/dance-and-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/dance-and-fitness Date: November 29, 2016

Learn the newest dances, and dance routines popular in current music videos all while getting tone. This class is designed for children and youth ages

8 years to 17 years. Membership is free and registration is required.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-29 2016-11-29 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Anchor Parks: St. Mary's Park Community Visioning Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/anchor-parks-st-marys-park-community-visioning-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/anchor-parks-st-marys-park-community-visioning-meeting Date: November 29, 2016

NYC Parks is investing $30 million to transform St. Mary's Park. Large parks are important because of the variety of things they offer your neighborhood. The fields, play areas, natural features, and many other amenities help to "anchor" neighborhoods.

NYC Parks is making big decisions about St. Mary's Park, and we want you to be a part of shaping your park's future. Please attend our community visioning meeting!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: BronxWorks Betances Community Center

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2016-11-29 2016-11-29 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.81240081787100000, -73.91429901123000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58138788b0ee0.JPG Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: November 29, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-11-29 2016-11-29 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5887a49ed2ee0.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: November 29, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-11-29 2016-11-29 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a4b55a5cb.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/29/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: November 29, 2016

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-11-29 2016-11-29 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: November 30, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-11-30 2016-11-30 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - My Father's Son: Photographs by Irwin Silver and Mitchell Silver]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/exhibition-my-fathers-son-photographs-by-irwin-silver-and-mitchell-silver Date: November 30, 2016

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

This exhibition is open Mondays-Fridays through November 30.

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 2016-11-30 2016-11-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5804ea045a610.jpeg Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:45:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhood: Canarsie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/green-neighborhood-canarsie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/green-neighborhood-canarsie Date: November 30, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect the young trees in Canarsie! Volunteers will be trained in tree care best-practices and identification in the neighborhood. Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Canarsie Park

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B018 Canarsie Park 2016-11-30 2016-11-30 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.62799835205078000, -73.89430236816406000 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:30:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: November 30, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-30 2016-11-30 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: November 30, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-11-30 2016-11-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:30:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: November 30, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-30 2016-11-30 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Anchor Parks: Freshkills Park Community Visioning Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/anchor-parks-freshkills-park-community-visioning-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/anchor-parks-freshkills-park-community-visioning-meeting Date: November 30, 2016

NYC Parks is investing $30 million to transform Freshkills Park. Large parks are important because of the variety of things they offer your neighborhood. The fields, play areas, natural features, and many other amenities help to "anchor" neighborhoods.

NYC Parks is making big decisions about Freshkills Park, and we want you to be a part of shaping your park's future. Please attend our community visioning meeting!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jewish Community Center of Staten Island

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2016-11-30 2016-11-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.59489822387695000, -74.12539672851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5813892f1821e.jpg Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Adults Learn to Play Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/adults-learn-to-play-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/adults-learn-to-play-volleyball Date: November 30, 2016

Adults ages 18 and older are invited to join St. Mary's Recreation Center on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. to learn how to play volleyball. Learn how to serve and spike, increase upper body strength, build excellent communication skills, and positive team building.

Recreation Center membership and registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-30 2016-11-30 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: How to Grow Your Community Park Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/how-to-grow-your-community-park-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/how-to-grow-your-community-park-group Date: November 30, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

At this workshop, you will hear from experts on how to best grow your group, as well as from leaders who have expanded groups themselves.

Come to our free upcoming workshop and learn how other groups have brought on new members. Also, participate in a personalized activity that will outline the next steps towards growing your group.

Topics will include:

  • What to think about before recruiting new members
  • How to effectively reach out to the perfect candidates
  • How to retain members over time

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5342

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-11-30 2016-11-30 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e92e81a1862.png Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:45:07 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: November 30, 2016

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2016-11-30 2016-11-30 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Learn to Play Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/30/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: November 30, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-11-30 2016-11-30 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:44:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-12-01 2016-12-01 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 1, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-01 2016-12-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/greenbelt-peepers Date: December 1, 2016

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

Space is limited. Registration requested. 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 2016-12-01 2016-12-01 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:45:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/shape-up-nyc-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/shape-up-nyc-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: December 1, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-01 2016-12-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: December 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-12-01 2016-12-01 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: December 1, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-12-01 2016-12-01 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/special-express-arts Date: December 1, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-01 2016-12-01 11:00 am 0:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: December 1, 2016

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. This program is suitable for three- and four-year-old tots.

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

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 2016-12-01 2016-12-01 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: December 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-01 2016-12-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:30:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/creative-3d-arts Date: December 1, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-01 2016-12-01 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: December 1, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-01 2016-12-01 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Grow Your Community Park Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/how-to-grow-your-community-park-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/01/how-to-grow-your-community-park-group Date: December 1, 2016

At this workshop, you will hear from experts on how to best grow your group, as well as from leaders who have expanded groups themselves.

Come to our free upcoming workshop and learn how other groups have brought on new members. Also, participate in a personalized activity that will outline the next steps towards growing your group.

Topics will include:

  • What to think about before recruiting new members
  • How to effectively reach out to the perfect candidates
  • How to retain members over time

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5342

Location: South Oxford Space

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2016-12-01 2016-12-01 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.68513600000000000, -73.97351330000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e92e81a1862.png Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 2, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-02 2016-12-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: December 2, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-12-02 2016-12-02 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Baby and Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/baby-and-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/baby-and-me Date: December 2, 2016

Enjoy stories, play, and arts activities together.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-02 2016-12-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 2, 2016

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

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-02 2016-12-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Whimsical Winter Wonder...Upcycle Bottle Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/paint-it-up-whimsical-winter-wonderupcycle-bottle-art-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/paint-it-up-whimsical-winter-wonderupcycle-bottle-art-adults Date: December 2, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-02 2016-12-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: December 2, 2016

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-02 2016-12-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts: Snowman Bottle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/seasonal-arts-and-craftssnowman-bottle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/seasonal-arts-and-craftssnowman-bottle Date: December 2, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-02 2016-12-02 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: December 2, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-02 2016-12-02 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Sparkling the Heart of Fordham: Bryan Park Tree Lighting Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/sparkling-the-heart-of-fordham http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/sparkling-the-heart-of-fordham Date: December 2, 2016

Sparkling the Heart of Fordham is an annual event that aims to spread the joy of Christmas in the Bronx.

On December 2, there will be a Christmas lighting event at Bryan Park on Fordham Road, as well the raffling off of many prizes and live entertainment. Santa will also be stopping by to distribute Christmas presents to the first 600 kids to attend the event.

For more information, please visit fordhamroadbid.org or call (718) 562-2104.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 562-2104

Location: Bryan Park

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X005 Bryan Park 2016-12-02 2016-12-02 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.86220169067383000, -73.89420318603516000 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:59:49 EST
<![CDATA[Tree Lighting Skate-tacular]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/tree-lighting-skatetacular http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/tree-lighting-skatetacular Date: December 2, 2016

The Lights Before Christmas
An original tale on ice

Starring:

  • Johnny Weir
  • Javier Fernandez
  • Kimmy Meissner
  • Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje
  • and The Haydenettes

With a live Christmas music soundtrack by Lapis Luna

Made possible by Bank of America

Tree Lighting Skate-tacular is an original holiday tale about a very special family on the night before Christmas.

Internationally-acclaimed figure skaters perform as some of the story's characters: Johnny Weir, two-time Olympian and first-ever Winter Village Skating Ambassador performs as Santa. Reigning world champion Javier Fernandez and the world's top-ranked ice dancing team, Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, play the roles of everyday New Yorkers. Kimmie Meissner, former Olympian and 2006 World Champion skater, and The Haydenettes, the reigning 24-time U.S. National Champion synchronized skating team, round out the star-studded cast. The skaters perform to live Christmas music played by the authentically swinging New York City big band, Lapis Luna, accompanied by custom video animation and audience-interactive giveaways.

Tree Lighting
After the beautiful 50-foot Norway Spruce is lit during a sparkling fireworks display, the rink will open again to public skating accompanied by Lapis Luna performing an additional hour-long concert of holiday favorites and glittering standards.

Tree Lighting Skate-tacular honors the efforts of (RED) and their mission to eradicate AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. This spectacular holiday event is made possible by Bank of America.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-12-02 2016-12-02 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.75353622436500000, -73.98333740234400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835e24d47e4c.jpg Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Conversation Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/arts-cutlure-fun-the-conversation-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/arts-cutlure-fun-the-conversation-series Date: December 2, 2016

Jessica Kratz will perform thought provoking spoken word with her inspirational infectious energy. Jessica has published two childrens' books The Lucky Lighthouse and Sleigh Bells in Springtime: Frogs Calling. She won Best Artist-Written 2016 in the Reader's Choice poll of Staten Island Advance. Jessica is the Coordinator of the Greenbelt Nature Center.

Live musical performance will be provided by All Hands on Deck, a New York based band who found their own niche in what they call FOLK GROOVE, using diverse rhythms, interesting instrument combinations, rich with acoustic guitar and violin virtuosity. They were awarded the 2016 Award of Excellence in the ARTS for their original song titled, UNIVERSAL LULLABY, which was released on their first CD debut 'ALL HANDS ON DECK:KYO' (Japanese Character for Sound).

A local visual artist will showcase their work during the event.

Staten Island Arts’ Culture Lounge at the St. George Ferry Terminal is a meeting place and project space. Culture Lounge exhibits both international and local artists, including visual artists, poets, musicians, writers, and performers. The focus is on artistic projects that are place-based–examining local communities, helping people consider their environs in new ways, exploring how neighborhoods might be more livable and sustainable, and/or creating ways visitors can become more socially engaged. Please RSVP to hold your spot at jennifer.jennings@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.816.6172

Location: Staten Island Culture Lounge

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2016-12-02 2016-12-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64421200000000000, -74.07252620000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580a778115482.jpg Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[McCarren Open Mic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/mccarren-open-mic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/mccarren-open-mic Date: December 2, 2016

Grab a cup of coffee and share your poems, songs, stories, and jokes at the Coffee House Open Mic. This exciting event will feature poet, King Spills. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-12-02 2016-12-02 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58337e0342b74.jpg Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

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

RSVP:

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:45:25 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a3fdef59c.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a3d9e9736.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a4302276d.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a38497600.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 3, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhood: Soundview]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/green-neighborhood-soundview http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/green-neighborhood-soundview Date: December 3, 2016

Spend a day with the Stewardship Team in the Soundview Green Neighborhood to care for the wetlands of the park! Volunteers will be trained in the proper care of wetlands, as well as goose fence installation techniques. Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Leland Avenue and O'Brien Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81079864502000000, -73.85890197753900000 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhood: North Shore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/green-neighborhood-north-shore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/green-neighborhood-north-shore Date: December 3, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect the young trees on the North Shore of Staten Island. Volunteers will be trained in tree care best practices and identification in the neighborhood. Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Broad Street and Tompkins Avenue (in Stapleton Playground)

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R061 Stapleton Playground 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.62435498872900000, -74.07967349040800000 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: December 3, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender, loving care to Conference House Park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the fall weather. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Childhood Math Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/early-childhood-math-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/early-childhood-math-program Date: December 3, 2016

Back by popular demand! Ms. Carole Mulligan will be teaching a free early math program for kids ages three to six.

Register by emailing education@dyckmanfarmhouse.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2dd566da32.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bushwick Inlet Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/its-my-park-at-bushwick-inlet-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/its-my-park-at-bushwick-inlet-park Date: December 3, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 912-8504

Location: Entrance at N 9th Street (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72140670781000000, -73.96054959297200000 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Season's Greetings!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/family-art-project-seasons-greetings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/family-art-project-seasons-greetings Date: December 3, 2016

Get into the spirit of drawing winter in the garden by drafting flip-open frames and pop-out nature images reflecting early signs of winter.

At 11:30 a.m., join us for special live-action drawing/storytelling by guest artist Jeff Hopkins, and participate in his interactive story mural about the season!

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582238f73d287.jpg Wed, 09 Nov 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: December 3, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Meet Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/crochet-meet-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/crochet-meet-group Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

This program is for parents of children with special needs.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 10:30 am 11:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[In Alice’s Garden: Fall Service Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/in-alices-garden-fall-service-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/in-alices-garden-fall-service-day Date: December 3, 2016

Help us prepare our garden and grounds for next season. Let us know if you can help! Call (718) 816-4506 or email info@aliceausten.org.

Date subject to change depending on the weather.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c35423c5d6f.jpg Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Build an A-Frame/Sandwich Board]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/greenthumb-workshop-build-an-aframesandwich-board http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/greenthumb-workshop-build-an-aframesandwich-board Date: December 3, 2016

In this workshop, you will learn how to build an A-frame/sandwich bulletin board to invite neighbors to your community garden.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/nature-exploration-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/nature-exploration-hike-light Date: December 3, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)

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R052 Allison Pond Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.63831534864300000, -74.10274819544500000 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/animal-tracking Date: December 3, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Union Turnpike Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.73072306158200000, -73.77370300889000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e580ce68a6.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Tour: Old Tales and Historic Facts of The Bronx River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/old-tales-and-historic-facts-of-the-bronx-river-walk-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/old-tales-and-historic-facts-of-the-bronx-river-walk-tour Date: December 3, 2016

The Bronx River has inspired a plethora of stories and historic facts that generated numerous publications. One such book titled The Bronx River in History & Folklore, written by noted historian and longtime Bronx Co. Historical Society member Stephen Devillo, captures the essense of the river’s importance in an ever-changing urban environment. The Bronx River is so important in our borough’s existence that it actually namesakes it.

To expand on the Bronx River’s legacy, Stephen DeVillo and Nilka Martel, NYC licensed tour guide and Bronx parks advocate, will lead a walking tour along the river, from West Farms Square to Hunts Point Riverside Park.

Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tours generally run about 2 hours.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: West Farms

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2016-12-03 2016-12-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.84030151367187500, -73.87979888916016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580509e72e469.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:45:37 EDT
<![CDATA[The Greenbelt Gingerbread Man]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/the-greenbelt-gingerbread-man http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/the-greenbelt-gingerbread-man Date: December 3, 2016

The Gingerbread Man is a classic folk tale that is well-suited to the holidays. We will read his story together, make a craft to take home, and then go for a hike, keeping an eye out for any of the animals the Gingerbread Man met during his forest adventure.

Kids aged three to seven are welcom with a caregiver. Space is limited; registration and pre-payment required. To register, please call (718) 51-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:59:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Aerobics Demonstration and Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/soccer-aerobics-demonstration-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/soccer-aerobics-demonstration-open-house Date: December 3, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Orchard Beach Marine Life Talk and Seal Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/orchard-beach-marine-life-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/orchard-beach-marine-life-talk Date: December 3, 2016

Join the Friends of Pelham Bay Park at a special pre-program talk with Educator Jim Paul who will give us the background on the marine life, water quality, and current issues of Long Island Sound.

Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided by Morris Perk. Afterwards, join the Urban Park Rangers on their Seal Exploration hike on Hunter Island, and see if you can spot native seals off the coast. Seal Exploration with the Urban Park Rangers starts immediately after at 1:00 p.m. The Ranger program is free.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4685

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:15:09 EST
<![CDATA[Fouth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Opening Reception and Panel Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-opening-reception-and-panel-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-opening-reception-and-panel-discussion Date: December 3, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to announce the opening reception of its 4th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition. Mix and mingle, and meet the artists of the show. There will be a panel discussion is from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

About Whimsical Winter Wonder...
This popular yearly show delights and awakens the child within, especially during this most joyous season of the year. Local and national artists were selected for their interpretation of the theme "A Whimsical Winter Wonder...". The works include photography, paintings, sculptures, textiles, and mixed media art. Exhibiting artists are: B. Beck, N. Beck, N. Benignus, C. Corrigan, M. Freiberghaus, N. Gopinathan, R. Henao, A. Levy, M. Mandel, J. Musillo, O. Newton, N. Nishanth, G. Sabiti, R. Sahu, J. Velazquez, C. Xochitl.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835cc5bbf6e7.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Our Solar System]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/our-solar-system http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/our-solar-system Date: December 3, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Discover the mysteries of the solar system and take a closer look at the sun.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Seal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/seal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/seal-exploration Date: December 3, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Our Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Join us at Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park for a chance to see seals!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Sinterklass at the Wyckoff House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/sinterklass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/sinterklass Date: December 3, 2016

Explore New York City’s oldest house and learn how the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas evolved into the American tradition of Santa Claus. Enjoy traditional music, treats, stories, and crafts.

Free for Museum Members and Cool Culture Families

Sign up on Eventbrite for tickets!

Start time: 1:00 pm

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 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581ca9ac03add.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Art: Conifers, Pine Cones, and Evergreens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/kids-art-conifers-and-evergreens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/kids-art-conifers-and-evergreens Date: December 3, 2016

Join artist Jenae Schwartz and take a deeper look into trees and shrubs. Discover various conifers and evergreens through art and create a collage of mixed media using recycled, natural, and other various materials. Paint your own pine cone with bright colors to take home!

Please note: Space is limited (ages 4-11.) RSVP is required; to register your child, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

This program was made possible through the support of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58346139ce9b5.jpg Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:44:54 EST
<![CDATA[Hands on History: Namesake Bookplate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/hands-on-history-namesake-bookplate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/hands-on-history-namesake-bookplate Date: December 3, 2016

Learn about what made Rufus King's bookplate special and express yourself by creating one of your own. Families with children are welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582f159acf446.jpg Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/4th-annual-holiday-festival-tree-lighting-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/4th-annual-holiday-festival-tree-lighting-celebration Date: December 3, 2016

This free celebration will feature a kids holiday theater performance, face painting, a dance performance, carolers, train rides, cotton candy, and a tree lighting ceremony as the grand finale!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.77815603022100000, -73.92440688610100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/583c9ffa55ac2.jpg Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[Soccer Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Paper Cup Penguin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/paper-arts-crafts Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:30:05 EST