NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 10 Dec 2016 05:18:36 GMT <![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/seniors-fitness-in-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/seniors-fitness-in-thomas-jefferson-park Date: October 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2016-10-04 2016-10-04 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.79312515258789000, -73.93525695800781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc473761d9d.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/seniors-fitness-in-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/seniors-fitness-in-kaiser-park Date: October 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Kaiser Park Tennis Courts (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2016-10-04 2016-10-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57842254638672000, -73.99437713623047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc44c32fc37.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: October 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-10-04 2016-10-04 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: October 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-10-04 2016-10-04 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art: Books]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/kids-le-petit-artbooks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/kids-le-petit-artbooks Date: October 4, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-10-04 2016-10-04 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:45:08 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: October 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-10-04 2016-10-04 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/2016/10/04/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: October 4, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-10-04 2016-10-04 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 4, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-04 2016-10-04 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/instructional-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/instructional-flag-football Date: October 4, 2016

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-10-04 2016-10-04 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing at the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/stargazing Date: October 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2016-10-04 2016-10-04 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74169921875000000, -74.00779724121100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571691c3e07e6.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: October 4, 2016

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2016-10-04 2016-10-04 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: October 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-04 2016-10-04 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577544c62193f.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: October 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-10-04 2016-10-04 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775454b87227.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: October 4, 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 2016-10-04 2016-10-04 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/2016/10/05/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: October 5, 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 2016-10-05 2016-10-05 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: October 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-05 2016-10-05 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc3ed08241b.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park Date: October 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

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

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-10-05 2016-10-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77439880371094000, -73.94419860839844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc460e378ab.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[5th Biannual Exhibition of Latin American Artists of the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/5th-biannual-exhibition-of-latinamerican-artists-of-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/5th-biannual-exhibition-of-latinamerican-artists-of-the-bronx Date: October 5, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-10-05 2016-10-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Franklin: Printer/Writer, Scientist/Inventor, Politician/Statesman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman Date: October 5, 2016

The Conference House Association presents "Franklin". In this exhibition, meet Franklin, the man, and his ideas and achievements.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) had already signed The Declaration of Independence when he visited the Bentley Manor (now The Conference House) with John Adams and Edward Rutledge in 1776. There, they met with King George III's representative Admiral Richard Lord Howe in the only Peace Conference held during the American Revolution.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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 2016-10-05 2016-10-05 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d877567c33f.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror Date: October 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-05 2016-10-05 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18a44116eb.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: October 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-05 2016-10-05 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/seniors-fitness-in-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/seniors-fitness-in-marine-park Date: October 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Marine Park

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B057 Marine Park 2016-10-05 2016-10-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.59209823608400000, -73.92089843750000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc41a2196a0.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park Date: October 5, 2016

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

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

Yoga - M/W - 11AM

Tennis - T/TH - 10AM

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-10-05 2016-10-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4d1c62c90.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: October 5, 2016

Summer Sports Experience continues into the early fall! Free, Drop in Sports programming at Asser Levy Recreation Center and Park Tues-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm for youths aged 7-14 years old.

Flag Football will be offered on Tues/Thurs 2:30pm-4:30pm. A variety of sports and programming will be offered at other times.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Manhattan

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2016-10-05 2016-10-05 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.73600006103500000, -73.97630310058600000 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/seniors-fitness-in-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/seniors-fitness-in-astoria-park Date: October 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Astoria Park Field House (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-10-05 2016-10-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77502492032400000, -73.92419397831000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc528d99876.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Flushing Meadows]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/seniors-fitness-in-flushing-meadows http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/seniors-fitness-in-flushing-meadows Date: October 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2016-10-05 2016-10-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74929809570312500, -73.85459899902344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc5726a3831.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:45:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in South Oxford Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/seniors-fitness-in-south-oxford-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/seniors-fitness-in-south-oxford-park Date: October 5, 2016

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

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

South Oxford Park offers Yoga on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11AM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2016-10-05 2016-10-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68360137939453000, -73.97239685058594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc436c08d84.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 5, 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 2016-10-05 2016-10-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: October 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-10-05 2016-10-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d085219eea8.JPG Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: October 5, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-10-05 2016-10-05 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Building an Entrance Arbor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/greenthumb-workshop-building-an-entrance-arbor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/greenthumb-workshop-building-an-entrance-arbor Date: October 5, 2016

Along with signs, open gates, and colorful flora, an arbor at the entrance of your community garden can be a great way to welcome community members. In this hands-on workshop we will build an affordable wooden craftsman-style garden arbor together.

Supply: Lumber request forms for Spring delivery

RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Know Waste Lands Community Garden

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2016-10-05 2016-10-05 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.69784400000000000, -73.92591700000000000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Party with Mark Fisher Fitness in Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park Date: October 5, 2016

Join the insanely fun Mark Fisher Fitness Team at Hudson Park for a one-hour fitness party!

Classes are free! All skills levels are welcome; no experience necessary.

Classes will include body-weight exercise for both beginners and advanced fitness ninjas! Please bring a towel and water bottle. You're going to do some serious sweating!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-10-05 2016-10-05 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fd237647fe9.png Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Learn to Play Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/adults-learn-to-play-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/adults-learn-to-play-volleyball Date: October 5, 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 2016-10-05 2016-10-05 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: McFarland USA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/movies-under-the-stars-mcfarland-usa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/movies-under-the-stars-mcfarland-usa Date: October 5, 2016

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

In this inspiring Disney sports drama based on actual events, Kevin Costner plays a high-school football coach (Jim White) who ends up leading a cross-country track team made up of lower-class Latino students to a state championship. Jim White (Costner) finds his days as a football coach numbered when an incident with a player leads to his dismissal. Desperate for work, he moves his wife and daughters from Idaho to McFarland, CA, a rural town that's predominately Latino and the only place willing to give him a teaching job. The family feels like they don't fit into their new community, but White has an epiphany one day when he sees his students running from their early-morning farming jobs to school: Why not channel their talents into running cross-country track? Author: Jack Rodgers

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

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Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Col Charles Young Playground (in Col. Young Playground)

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M186 Col. Young Playground 2016-10-05 2016-10-05 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.81930160522461000, -73.93569946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f40f51748ff.jpg Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:45:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: October 5, 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 2016-10-05 2016-10-05 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:45:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Learn to Play Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: October 5, 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 2016-10-05 2016-10-05 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/2016/10/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/fitness-walk Date: October 6, 2016

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

For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[5th Biannual Exhibition of Latin American Artists of the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/5th-biannual-exhibition-of-latinamerican-artists-of-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/5th-biannual-exhibition-of-latinamerican-artists-of-the-bronx Date: October 6, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Roy Wilkins Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/roy-wilkins-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/roy-wilkins-park Date: October 6, 2016

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

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

Yoga - T/Th - 9am

Tennis - T/Th - 10am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc512902c00.jpg Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:45:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Faber Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/seniors-fitness-in-faber-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/seniors-fitness-in-faber-park Date: October 6, 2016

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

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

Yoga - T/Th - 9am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.64089965820312500, -74.13580322265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc59218e530.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/seniors-fitness-in-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/seniors-fitness-in-pelham-bay-park Date: October 6, 2016

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc37a29b0c6.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:30:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: October 6, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc3ed08241b.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park Date: October 6, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

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

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77439880371094000, -73.94419860839844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc460e378ab.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/seniors-fitness-in-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/seniors-fitness-in-cunningham-park Date: October 6, 2016

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

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

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

Yoga - T/TH - 10am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Cunningham Park

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.72809982299805000, -73.77269744873047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4f0495e2f.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/greenbelt-peepers Date: October 6, 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 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 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/2016/10/06/shape-up-nyc-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/shape-up-nyc-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: October 6, 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 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: October 6, 2016

Summer Sports Experience continues into the early fall! Free, Drop in Sports programming at Asser Levy Recreation Center and Park Tues-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm for youths aged 7-14 years old.

Flag Football will be offered on Tues/Thurs 2:30pm-4:30pm. A variety of sports and programming will be offered at other times.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Manhattan

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2016-10-06 2016-10-06 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.73600006103500000, -73.97630310058600000 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror Date: October 6, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-06 2016-10-06 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18a44116eb.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: October 6, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-06 2016-10-06 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Workshop Series Begins: Garden Portraits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/art-workshop-series-begins-garden-portraits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/art-workshop-series-begins-garden-portraits Date: October 6, 2016

Using the grounds and gardens of Wave Hill as an outdoor portrait studio, students practice the fundamentals of lighting (both natural and artificial) while using photography in formal and informal ways. Led by photographer Benjamin Swett, this course includes slide lectures, demonstrations, and daily critiques of students’ work. The series continues Thursdays, October 13, 20, and 27 and November 3 and 10.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d1a06e6f96b.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:15:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park Date: October 6, 2016

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

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

Yoga - M/W - 11AM

Tennis - T/TH - 10AM

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4d1c62c90.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: October 6, 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 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Pulaski Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/its-my-park-at-pulaski-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/its-my-park-at-pulaski-park Date: October 6, 2016

Please note: this event has been postponed until Saturday, 10/8/16.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Bruckner Blvd Bridge Tenant Committee to help remove debris at Pulaski Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pulaski Park

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X041 Pulaski Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.80527275758400000, -73.92489216550000000 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 09:45:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Franklin: Printer/Writer, Scientist/Inventor, Politician/Statesman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman Date: October 6, 2016

The Conference House Association presents "Franklin". In this exhibition, meet Franklin, the man, and his ideas and achievements.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) had already signed The Declaration of Independence when he visited the Bentley Manor (now The Conference House) with John Adams and Edward Rutledge in 1776. There, they met with King George III's representative Admiral Richard Lord Howe in the only Peace Conference held during the American Revolution.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d877567c33f.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/seniors-fitness-in-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/seniors-fitness-in-thomas-jefferson-park Date: October 6, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.79312515258789000, -73.93525695800781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc473761d9d.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/seniors-fitness-in-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/seniors-fitness-in-kaiser-park Date: October 6, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Kaiser Park Tennis Courts (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57842254638672000, -73.99437713623047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc44c32fc37.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/special-express-arts Date: October 6, 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 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 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/2016/10/06/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: October 6, 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 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: October 6, 2016

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on Central Park Conservancy guided tours and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

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: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: October 6, 2016

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 6, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: October 6, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/instructional-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/instructional-flag-football Date: October 6, 2016

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Run Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/open-run-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/open-run-night Date: October 6, 2016

This weekly event is an opportunity for adult runners and walkers of all abilities to utilize the world-class Icahn Stadium! Once a month, Open Run Nights will also feature a free introductory running form seminar.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ac81287e7eb.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: October 6, 2016

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2016-10-06 2016-10-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Angry Birds Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/movies-under-the-stars-the-angry-birds-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/movies-under-the-stars-the-angry-birds-movie Date: October 6, 2016

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

This animated adaptation of the hugely popular video-game series follows three avian friends as they put their anger to good use by fighting back against a hostile force. Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), and Bomb (Danny McBride) are all outcasts who don't quite fit in on Bird Island, a community of flightless fowl who pride themselves on staying positive and cheerful at all times. The trio hit it off after meeting at an anger-management class, and are the only birds who seem even remotely suspicious when a group of green pigs arrive on their island. When the swine's nefarious plans are revealed, only Red and his pals have what it takes to save the day.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Carl Schurz Park Hockey Rink (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.77360307507400000, -73.94438844919200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f4106d2f3cf.jpg Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:45:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: October 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park. When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of re-usable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track Bayard Street and Union Avenue Entrance (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.71909209612800000, -73.95207405090300000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:30:13 EDT
<![CDATA[5th Biannual Exhibition of Latin American Artists of the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/5th-biannual-exhibition-of-latinamerican-artists-of-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/5th-biannual-exhibition-of-latinamerican-artists-of-the-bronx Date: October 7, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Franklin: Printer/Writer, Scientist/Inventor, Politician/Statesman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman Date: October 7, 2016

The Conference House Association presents "Franklin". In this exhibition, meet Franklin, the man, and his ideas and achievements.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) had already signed The Declaration of Independence when he visited the Bentley Manor (now The Conference House) with John Adams and Edward Rutledge in 1776. There, they met with King George III's representative Admiral Richard Lord Howe in the only Peace Conference held during the American Revolution.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d877567c33f.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror Date: October 7, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-07 2016-10-07 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18a44116eb.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: October 7, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-07 2016-10-07 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Greenbelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/seniors-fitness-in-greenbelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/seniors-fitness-in-greenbelt-park Date: October 7, 2016

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

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

Tennis - M/F - 10AM

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc581c3056d.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:45:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: October 7, 2016

Summer Sports Experience continues into the early fall! Free, Drop in Sports programming at Asser Levy Recreation Center and Park Tues-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm for youths aged 7-14 years old.

Flag Football will be offered on Tues/Thurs 2:30pm-4:30pm. A variety of sports and programming will be offered at other times.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Manhattan

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2016-10-07 2016-10-07 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.73600006103500000, -73.97630310058600000 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in South Oxford Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/seniors-fitness-in-south-oxford-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/seniors-fitness-in-south-oxford-park Date: October 7, 2016

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

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

South Oxford Park offers Yoga on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11AM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68360137939453000, -73.97239685058594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc436c08d84.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 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[Seniors Fitness in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/seniors-fitness-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/seniors-fitness-in-central-park Date: October 7, 2016

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

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

Tennis takes place on Fridays at 1pm.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123608172

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78996276855469000, -73.96192932128906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4b741f85f.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: October 7, 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 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: October 7, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[First Friday! Music & Trolley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/first-friday-music-trolley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/first-friday-music-trolley Date: October 7, 2016

Experience the sultry sound of vocalist Queen Esther as she performs her acclaimed interpretations of Billie Holiday’s rarely-heard songs together with the Jeremy Bacon Jazz trio from. Enjoy the music, explore the museum, and stroll the garden.

Light refreshments will be available.The trolley makes an hourly loop starting at 5:25 p.m. from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum to City Island.

Registration is requested. To register, please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c4895ccdcea.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Good Dinosaur]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/movies-under-the-stars-the-good-dinosaur http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/movies-under-the-stars-the-good-dinosaur Date: October 7, 2016

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

In this enchanting computer-animated fantasy, set in a world where the dinosaurs never went extinct, an amiable young Apatosaurus named Arlo (voiced by Raymond Ochoa) loses his father in a storm and is swept away by a vicious river current, stranding him in a frightening new place far from his home. He soon embarks on a journey to reunite with his family, and befriends a prehistoric human child known as Spot (Jack Bright) along the way.Peter Sohn directed this heartwarming Pixar adventure, with Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Anna Paquin, and Sam Elliott also contributing voice work.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Great Lawn (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.50299084820200000, -74.25371116399800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf013500a4c.jpg Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:15:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/cancelled-movies-under-the-stars-zootopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/cancelled-movies-under-the-stars-zootopia Date: October 7, 2016

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

In a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) is forced to work with charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens. But when a few of the missing critters reappear, having reverted to pre-enlightenment savagery, it exposes existing anti-carnivore prejudice among the city's herbivores that threatens to damage the fabric of their diverse metropolis

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Flushing Fields

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Q086 Flushing Fields 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.77539825439453000, -73.81670379638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57977403a894b.jpg Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:30:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Goosebumps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-goosebumps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-goosebumps Date: October 7, 2016

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

Based on the young adult book series by R.L. Stine, this horror comedy follows teenager, Zach (Dylan Minnette). When he moves next door to the famous author (Jack Black) of the best-selling "Goosebumps" series, he accidentally unleashes the monsters from the fantastic tales. So, it's up to Stine, his daughter and Zach to return the beasts back to the books where they belong.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.70360183715820000, -73.92340087890625000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:30:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies Date: October 7, 2016

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

Based on the parody novel of the Jane Austen classic, this wildly entertaining film finds the Bennet family at the center of a mysterious plague that resurrects the dead. These zombies terrorize the English countryside and force Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James), a master of martial arts and weaponry, to join forces with Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley), a handsome but arrogant gentleman. Elizabeth can't stand Darcy, but respects his skills as a zombie killer. Casting aside their personal differences, they unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to save their country.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: John Paul Jones Park

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B035 John Paul Jones Park 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.61109924316406000, -74.03389739990234000 Sat, 08 Oct 2016 10:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Wiz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/movies-under-the-stars-the-wiz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/movies-under-the-stars-the-wiz Date: October 7, 2016

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

Sidney Lumet's The Wiz is the film version of the popular Broadway musical that retells the events of L. Frank Baum's classic novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz through the eyes of a young African-American kindergarten teacher who's "never been below 125th Street." Leaving a large family dinner to chase her dog into a snowstorm, Dorothy (Diana Ross) is swept up by a cyclone and transplanted to the land of Oz -- which looks suspiciously like a skewed version of the run-down Manhattan of the late '70s. Landing on top of the Wicked Witch of the East, the puzzled Dorothy is greeted by munchkins who peel themselves from a graffiti mural and sing to her about the Wiz (Richard Pryor), a powerful wizard living in Emerald City who can help her get home. On her journey down the yellow brick road, she encounters a garbage-stuffed scarecrow (Michael Jackson) in a junkyard, a broken-down tin man (Nipsey Russell) caught in the decay of an old amusement park, and a cowardly lion (Ted Ross) posing as a stone statue outside a museum. The quartet tangles with a subway station that comes to life, a poppy den, and a gaggle of motorcycle henchman on their way to the Wiz -- who orders them to kill the Wicked Witch of the West (a sweatshop tyrant) before he will grant them their wishes. The Wiz has about double the large-scale production numbers of The Wizard of Oz (1939), with songs written and composed by Charlie Smalls. Author: Derek Armstrong

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Ferry Point Park

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X126 Ferry Point Park 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.81929467941900000, -73.82686008084800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f5688cc3071.jpg Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Strangelove]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-strangelove http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-strangelove Date: October 7, 2016

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s glitter to 80s glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways, and more!

The theme: New Wave and Goth!

Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

Ages 21+. Photo ID required.

Purchase tickets here.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.65729904174805000, -73.96369934082031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575b4d4dd72cd.JPG Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Retro Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/retro-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/retro-basketball Date: October 7, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/bird-walks Date: October 8, 2016

Our bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.

In 1998, Van Cortlandt Park was designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) in New York State by National Audubon. About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here, as determined by the 2006 Breeding and Migrating Bird Census Project in Van Cortlandt Park—a study of an Important Bird Area conducted by NYC Audubon. Breeders include the great-horned owl, eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher, northern rough-winged swallo, and rose-breasted grosbeak with the American robin and the gray catbird, being the most populous breeding species.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b369929607c.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park Date: October 8, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 561-6831

Location: Silver Lake Park Playground (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.62897920059600000, -74.09069132804900000 Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: October 8, 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 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 8, 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 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Upper River Paddle and Pick Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/upper-river-paddle-pick-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/upper-river-paddle-pick-up Date: October 8, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join us on a paddling adventure and help us clean the freshwater sections of the Bronx River of floatables!

Please wear closed-toed, attached shoes and complete an ACA adult or child waiver. Please bring limited personal belongings and a light snack.

How to register
Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. two weeks prior to the trip date and closes at 10:00 a.m. on the day before the trip. Please register here. Only 20 tickets will be available, once the tickets are sold out, there are no spots open and no waiting list. Please plan your purchase accordingly.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard

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2016-10-08 2016-10-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88420104980500000, -73.86689758300800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d0897f13d1d.jpg Wed, 05 Oct 2016 14:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/1008-bronx-river-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/1008-bronx-river-forest-restoration Date: October 8, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team, Natural Areas Conservancy, and the Bronx River Alliance to care for trees in Bronx Park!

Volunteers will remove invasive species, plant native species, and maintain existing trail network. Volunteers will be trained in forest ecology and trail management techniques.

Come dressed in workboots or shoes, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Burke Avenue and Bronx Park East

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2016-10-08 2016-10-08 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.87150955200195000, -73.87057495117188000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience-Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/summer-sports-experienceasser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/summer-sports-experienceasser-levy-recreation-center Date: October 8, 2016

Summer Sports Experience continues into the fall at Asser Levy Recreation Center and Park. Free, Drop in sports programming for youths aged 7-17. Saturdays will be dedicated to Flag Football, and will take place outside unless inclement weather.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Manhattan

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2016-10-08 2016-10-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.73600006103500000, -73.97630310058600000 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Cleanup Day at Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/international-coastal-cleanup-day-at-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/international-coastal-cleanup-day-at-kaiser-park Date: October 8, 2016

Celebrate the coastline of Coney Island Creek at Kaiser Park by volunteering with Partnerships for Parks. The event will include a cleanup project along the shoreline with free marine biology workshops.

Light snacks and water will be provided.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5350

Location: Kaiser Park

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B129 Kaiser Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.57904568370000000, -73.99582795550000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c5a356f148e.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: October 8, 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 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: October 8, 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 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: October 8, 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 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5792927111995.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: October 8, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.

This year, the market will continue to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. We have also worked feverishly to improve the environment and delivery of services to market shoppers through strategic improvements in the physical infrastructure and by partnering with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to increase our local visibility and foot traffic in the markets. That partnership will offer us additional market days at sister market sites in the immediate community, and to host several cultural festivals in the market and garden, author readings in the childrens garden, bike tours which complement our natural programming, and increase advertising and promotions of both markets.

The Large Market will continue its Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains at the newly-improved cooking island area in September; offer eggs and herbs for sale from the Hattie Carthan chicken coops and new herbal farm, and will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, eggs, and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs—The Mixed Basket weekly Program and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT