NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:37:56 GMT <![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: December 16, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:11 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: December 16, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 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 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-highland-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.68369718980000000, -73.88565301900000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d2a7e2af1be.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 16, 2017

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Statues and Monuments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/discovery-walks-fro-families-statues-and-monuments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/discovery-walks-fro-families-statues-and-monuments Date: December 16, 2017

Join us on a kid-friendly adventure as we discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures! Central Park Conservancy Guides will lead this wintery exploration, featuring some of the Park’s most popular statues for children. Highlights of this guided walk include Balto, Alice in Wonderland, and Hans Christian Andersen.

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

Terrain: Uneven, with inclines and stairs; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: East 72nd Street Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77264764367800000, -73.96764433383900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0b07a60170c.JPG Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: December 16, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Farm & Garden Work Days: NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project Date: December 16, 2017

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

Registration is requested.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983ab09b99d5.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/farmhouse-family-day Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/birding-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/birding-waterfowl Date: December 16, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Birding programs are appropriate for al skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.67480620636400000, -73.78448826074600000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/outdoor-skills-fire-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/outdoor-skills-fire-making Date: December 16, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

What can you use to build a fire? Explore this Forever Wild site with the Urban Park Rangers as we look for different materials and ways to construct a fire.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/winter-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/winter-wonderland Date: December 16, 2017

Join NYC Parks in an afternoon of family relay races, crafts for children and adults, a photo op with Santa Claus, snacks, and a movie!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:44:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: December 16, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 16, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 Days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d4b109c20.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Cold Weather Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/cold-weather-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/cold-weather-survival Date: December 16, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Photography Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/photography-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/photography-scavenger-hunt Date: December 16, 2017

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

Bring your own digital camera or smartphone

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Clifton Place and Marcy Avenue (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68941827099700000, -73.94798326492300000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn: NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

Registration requested

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a68067632.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: What Do Animals Do During Winter?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/storefront-science-what-do-animals-do-during-winter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/storefront-science-what-do-animals-do-during-winter Date: December 16, 2017

We've heard that bears hibernate and squirrels hide their acorns, but what do other animals do when winter is coming? What changes do they make? Why do animals prepare for winter? How do they know it's time? Join Dr. A for an exploration of the changes animals undergo before and during winter.

Please note: Space is limited (ages 4 to 7) and RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0a1da812bf7.jpg Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Adults Create Your Own Holiday Wrapping Paper]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/adults-create-your-own-holiday-wrapping-paper http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/adults-create-your-own-holiday-wrapping-paper Date: December 16, 2017

Adults will make their own, creative gift wrapping paper for the coming holidays. Participants wlll take inspiration from fall and winter seasons, as well as the holidays for each month.

October: Fall, Poe, Halloween
November: Fall, Thanksgiving
December: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Christmas, and Hanukkah

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: December 16, 2017

Kids have fun creating art out of paper.

October: Paper Mosaic Abstract Art on Cardboard
November Paper Turkey with Feathers
December Paper Christmas Tree using Stock Card and Tissue Paper altenatijng Passover Dreidle

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arts. Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night: Holiday Swing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/arts-culture-fun-the-phil-young-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/arts-culture-fun-the-phil-young-experience Date: December 16, 2017

Put on your dance shoes for live swing with veteran big band drummer David Gibson and his swingin' combo.

Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America, with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Bio:

Philadelphia-born musician, David F. Gibson, toured extensively and recorded with the Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Frank Foster. David has also performed with a host of artists and ensembles, including Joe Williams, Clark Terry, the Sun Ra Arkestra, the Odean Pope Saxophone Choir, the Diane Schuur Trio, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and the Woody Herman Orchestra. Music critic, Chip Deffa (the New York Post) says that “Gibson’s drumming is strong and fluid and as satisfying as any drummer I heard in years.” Music critic, Jerry Carrier (the Philadelphia Daily News) says, ”Gibson may be the ultimate band drummer.” He is also featured on recordings that include Diane Schuur’s Music is My Life and Harry Sweets Edison’s Live at the Iridium. He is an adjunct faculty member at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Temple University.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-12-16 2017-12-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04730d1f3be.jpg Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: December 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: December 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: December 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: December 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/birdingwaterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/birdingwaterfowl Date: December 17, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/rangers-choice-forest-park-super-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/rangers-choice-forest-park-super-hike-vigorous Date: December 17, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate to vigorous. Our vigorous hikes are longer, with hills and rugged terrain.

This extensive one-way hike highlights Forest Park's history and its surrounding neighborhoods of Kew Gardens, Glendale, Richmond Hill, and Woodhaven. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, pack a light snack and bring water.

Please note: Registration is required. To register for this event, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration opens on December 6.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69929885864258000, -73.86170196533203000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: December 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 17, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 Days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d4b109c20.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: December 17, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd 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 the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Solstice Candle Light Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/winter-solstice-candle-light-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/winter-solstice-candle-light-walk Date: December 17, 2017

This season, the Urban Park Rangers celebrate history, wildlife, the cosmos, and the holidays with a fun-filled, candlelight walk on the Putnam Trail.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f3b6a1c2c9.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Ursids Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/ursids-meteor-shower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/ursids-meteor-shower Date: December 17, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronimical events.

Originating near the constellatioin Ursa Minor, or the "Little Dipper," this meteor shower is active during the period spanning December 17 to 25.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f3b9cc07ab.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 18, 2017

NYC Parks welcomes the holiday season with its 35th annual exhibition of creative, unconventional wreaths. Employing an array of uncommon materials, more than 40 participating fine artists, designers, and imaginative individuals celebrate this timeless holiday symbol. This year’s wreaths draw inspiration from a range of themes ranging from the personal to the universal. This exhibition is an inspired and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-18 2017-12-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[My Grown Up & Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/my-gown-up-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/my-gown-up-me Date: December 18, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-18 2017-12-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 18, 2017

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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 2017-12-18 2017-12-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 18, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-18 2017-12-18 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: December 18, 2017

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 at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets)

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: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-18 2017-12-18 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 18, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-18 2017-12-18 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 19, 2017

NYC Parks welcomes the holiday season with its 35th annual exhibition of creative, unconventional wreaths. Employing an array of uncommon materials, more than 40 participating fine artists, designers, and imaginative individuals celebrate this timeless holiday symbol. This year’s wreaths draw inspiration from a range of themes ranging from the personal to the universal. This exhibition is an inspired and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 19, 2017

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle to Art:]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/upcycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/upcycle-to-art Date: December 19, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 19, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: December 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: December 19, 2017

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:44:55 EST
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization Get Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/communication-and-socialization-get-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/communication-and-socialization-get-together Date: December 19, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 19, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/kids-le-petit-art Date: December 19, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/wheelchair-basketball Date: December 19, 2017

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 7:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0f6cadfa8b.jpg Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: December 19, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: December 19, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[My Grown Up & Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/my-gown-up-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/my-gown-up-me Date: December 20, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 20, 2017

NYC Parks welcomes the holiday season with its 35th annual exhibition of creative, unconventional wreaths. Employing an array of uncommon materials, more than 40 participating fine artists, designers, and imaginative individuals celebrate this timeless holiday symbol. This year’s wreaths draw inspiration from a range of themes ranging from the personal to the universal. This exhibition is an inspired and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 20, 2017

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 20, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/basic-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/basic-sign-language Date: December 20, 2017

Learn basic sign language for communication.

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

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: December 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/bryant-park-public-tours Date: December 20, 2017

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

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

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 20, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult's Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/adults-le-petit-art Date: December 20, 2017

Adults will create delicate miniature work to keep or give as gifts to friends or family.

October: Mini Rock Painting
November: Create Mini Coloring Books and Delicate Paper Cutting
December Whimsical Winter Wonder Black Artist Tile Zen Art

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/recycle-to-art Date: December 20, 2017

Children will make cute, usable items out of recycled materials for the holiday season, to keep and take home.

October: Halloween Masks out of Stock Card Paper
November: Dried Orange Peel Arts/Crafts Bracelet
December: Spin Drum Crafts

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: December 20, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the 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: (212) 360-3341, (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59caba2bd936e.jpg Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 21, 2017

NYC Parks welcomes the holiday season with its 35th annual exhibition of creative, unconventional wreaths. Employing an array of uncommon materials, more than 40 participating fine artists, designers, and imaginative individuals celebrate this timeless holiday symbol. This year’s wreaths draw inspiration from a range of themes ranging from the personal to the universal. This exhibition is an inspired and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 21, 2017

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 21, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: December 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/special-express-arts Date: December 21, 2017

This class engages special needs adults through art for self expression. Special needs adults work on canvas, paper, and multiple mediums to create work they can be proud of.

Please call to schedule your group's visit with us. Groups are scheduled on a monthly basis, due to large number of participating agencies and individuals.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 21, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Olympic Sports Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/special-olympic-sports-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/special-olympic-sports-training Date: December 21, 2017

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 13:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Double Dutch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/double-dutch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/double-dutch Date: December 21, 2017

Calling all jump rope enthusiasts to take your rope skills to the next level. Come join us for weekly double dutch instruction. This class is to open to children of all skill levels and jumping styles. Skilled instructors are on-hand to provide basic double dutch instruction.

Participants must be Recreation Center members. Membership is free to youth ages 17 & under.

For ages six-17

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/wheelchair-basketball Date: December 21, 2017

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69109ec702.jpg Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: December 21, 2017

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

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: United Nations Ave South Entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa514d21db.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Fitness @ St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/senior-fitness-st-marys-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/senior-fitness-st-marys-recreation-center Date: December 22, 2017

New senior fitness classes are starting Friday, November 3. Have fun while learning new ways to maintain cardiovascular health, strength and flexibility.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 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 2017-12-22 2017-12-22 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:14:16 EDT
<![CDATA[My Grown Up & Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/my-gown-up-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/my-gown-up-me Date: December 22, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-22 2017-12-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 22, 2017

NYC Parks welcomes the holiday season with its 35th annual exhibition of creative, unconventional wreaths. Employing an array of uncommon materials, more than 40 participating fine artists, designers, and imaginative individuals celebrate this timeless holiday symbol. This year’s wreaths draw inspiration from a range of themes ranging from the personal to the universal. This exhibition is an inspired and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-22 2017-12-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0de9be1b567.jpg Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[The Painted Rock Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/the-painted-rock-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/the-painted-rock-project Date: December 22, 2017

The Painted Rock Project is a collaboration between St. Mary's Recreation Center, Senior Marlins and Bronx Works. Starting in the beginning of October, painted rocks will be hidden around St. Mary's Park. The rocks can be traded in at Betances Community Center, E. Robert Moore E. Senior Center, Mott Haven Farmers Market *Mondays Only and St. Mary's Recreation Center for various rewards. Feel free to paint your own rocks at home and hide them in the park as well. Get updates on this project through social media. @HLMottHaven, #MottHavenRocks, #BronxWorks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 7184025155

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-22 2017-12-22 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 22, 2017

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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 2017-12-22 2017-12-22 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/the-three-bears-holiday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/the-three-bears-holiday-bash Date: December 22, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-22 2017-12-22 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 22, 2017

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 2017-12-22 2017-12-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Three Bears Holiday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/the-three-bears-holiday-bash1 Date: December 22, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-22 2017-12-22 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0d6b9a5177.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: December 22, 2017

Participants will create fun arts and crafts for the fall and holiday seasons.

October: Leaf People Crafts
November: Paper Pumpkin Crafts for Kids
December: Multi Media Christmas Tree or Hanukkah Dreidel

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-22 2017-12-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: December 23, 2017

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

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

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

RSVP

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: December 23, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:11 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: December 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/nyrr-open-run-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/nyrr-open-run-highland-park Date: December 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.68369718980000000, -73.88565301900000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d2a7e2af1be.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: December 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: December 23, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 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 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: December 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: December 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: December 23, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: December 23, 2017

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Birding Van Tour: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/rangers-choice-birding-van-tour-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/rangers-choice-birding-van-tour-owls Date: December 23, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throught the year; our Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

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

Please note: Registration is required for this program. To register, visit the Urban Park Rangers events registration page. Registration opens on December 13.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f3c7d3041d.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:59:54 EST