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 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:12:54 GMT <![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/biweekly-gardening-club Date: September 21, 2017

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

All ages and experience are welcome.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/conference-house-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/conference-house-inside-out Date: September 21, 2017

Explore the Conference House in a unique way – inside out. View the “bones” through blueprint drawings and photographs highlighting the architecture of this National and New York City landmark.

An opening reception will take place on September 16 at 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

Presented by the Conference House Association and NYC Parks.

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. We're closed on Sundays. Admission is free.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a99b414c942.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/women-with-wings-art-exhibit1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/women-with-wings-art-exhibit1 Date: September 21, 2017

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

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

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

Exhibition Hours

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Friendship Garden

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2017-09-21 2017-09-21 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: September 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 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Yards Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/hudson-yards-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/hudson-yards-farmers-market Date: September 21, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

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

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75485486389800000, -74.00079272883600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59663faeb1d6f.jpg Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/tour-the-battery Date: September 21, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Fri, 03 Nov 2017 17:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: September 21, 2017

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

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

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

Exhibition Hours

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maggie's Garden (NYRP)

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2017-09-21 2017-09-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.82849884033200000, -73.94809722900400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Morningside Lights: The Secret Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/morningside-lights-the-secret-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/morningside-lights-the-secret-gardens Date: September 21, 2017

Morningside Lights: The Secret Gardens kicks off on September 16, 2017 and runs until September 23, 2017. Participants are invited to create lanterns inspired by Harlem's horticultural gems and the resourceful visionaries that tend them. This year's Morningside Lights celebrates the neighborhood's deep tradition of civic activism that blossoms in the gardens carefully cultivated in its many reclaimed spaces.

Each day's workshop activities are a step in the process as our lanterns take shape from idea to final product. Visit morningside-lights.com/schedule for a daily menu of activities, but please note the activities are subject to change based on our progress. No experience is necessary.

Thursday, September 21, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
(Apply layer of color)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 854-9574

Location: Miller Theater at Columbia University

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2017-09-21 2017-09-21 2:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80810050000000000, -73.96351930000000000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/kids-imaginative-arts Date: September 21, 2017

Get your creative juices flowing with imaginative art. Cell phone photography is part of the activities. Kids will create pieces combining 2D and 3D for creative effect. Use your cell phone camera to capture your 3D effect

Needed: Cell phone camera

Monthly Kids Imaginative Arts Projects

  • July: 3D Illusion - Stand it Up, 3D Hole, Sliding Water Drop, Floating Sphere
  • August: Pencil Sketch and Things Galore (2D and 3D combined)
  • Sseptember: Silhouettes Abalze (silouhettes and color mix)

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 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 21, 2017

Become your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board as a team sport.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0720abfa1a.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fall Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours Date: September 21, 2017

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.

Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/wheelchair-basketball Date: September 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 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 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[Open Track Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/open-track-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/open-track-night Date: September 21, 2017

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59fca4a92b.jpg Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow Date: September 21, 2017

Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level.

Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors.

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: North Lawn at 78th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78425352978800000, -73.98408865928600000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: White Men Can't Jump (R)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/movies-under-the-stars-white-men-cant-jump-r http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/movies-under-the-stars-white-men-cant-jump-r Date: September 21, 2017

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

This 1992 sports comedy stars Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as street basketball hustlers who join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament.

Know Before You Go
This film features explicit content and is rated R. You should come before 7:15 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 7:00 pm 8:45 pm 40.65919876098633000, -73.88749694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a5a9f3a944f.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: September 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 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 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[Movies Under the Stars: Breakfast at Tiffany's (1960)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/movies-under-the-stars-breakfast-at-tiffanys-1960 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/movies-under-the-stars-breakfast-at-tiffanys-1960 Date: September 21, 2017

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

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Samuel Seabury Playground

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M236 Samuel Seabury Playground 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.78540039062500000, -73.95079803466797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596654c0dff33.gif Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Movies in Hudson Park: Back to the Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/free-movies-in-hudson-park-back-to-the-future http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/free-movies-in-hudson-park-back-to-the-future Date: September 21, 2017

Free movies will be screened in Hudson Park! Chairs are provided; but bring your own blanket.

Back to the Future (PG)
A high-schooler is accidentally transported in a time machine back to the 1950s, where he inadvertently interferes with his future parents' budding romance. Now, the boy must figure out how to set things right, or risk changing the future.

Upcoming Free Movie Screenings
September 28: Hocus Pocus

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/movies-under-the-stars-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/movies-under-the-stars-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2 Date: September 21, 2017

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

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Rainey Park

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Q048 Rainey Park 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.76630020141601600, -73.94059753417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a5b38d34a24.jpg Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Captain Underpants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/movies-under-the-stars-captain-underpants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/movies-under-the-stars-captain-underpants Date: September 21, 2017

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

George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two overly imaginative pranksters who spend hours in a treehouse creating comic books. When their mean principal threatens to separate them into different classes, the mischievous boys accidentally hypnotize him into thinking that he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Know Before You Go

You should arrive by 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Cedar Playground

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X111 Cedar Playground 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.85509872436500000, -73.91750335693400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b061b8b930e.jpg Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: September 22, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: September 22, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: September 22, 2017

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

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

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

Exhibition Hours

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maggie's Garden (NYRP)

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2017-09-22 2017-09-22 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.82849884033200000, -73.94809722900400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/conference-house-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/conference-house-inside-out Date: September 22, 2017

Explore the Conference House in a unique way – inside out. View the “bones” through blueprint drawings and photographs highlighting the architecture of this National and New York City landmark.

An opening reception will take place on September 16 at 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

Presented by the Conference House Association and NYC Parks.

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. We're closed on Sundays. Admission is free.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a99b414c942.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 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 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 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[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/women-with-wings-art-exhibit1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/women-with-wings-art-exhibit1 Date: September 22, 2017

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

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

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

Exhibition Hours

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Friendship Garden

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2017-09-22 2017-09-22 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/weekend-nature-exploration Date: September 22, 2017

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Discovery Pack, noon - 3:00 p.m.: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Bird Nerd Game Hour ,1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!

Nature on the Go!, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Autumn Equinox: Discovery Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/autumn-equinox-discovery-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/autumn-equinox-discovery-hike Date: September 22, 2017

Welcome the arrival of autumn! Take in the sights, scents, and sounds of the waning summer, and look ahead to what awaits the forest in fall!

Ages 5+.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595e40717b14e.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/adult-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/adult-imaginative-arts Date: September 22, 2017

Get your imagination going. Create intriguing art to delight family and friends. For adults of all ages. Requires fine concentration.

July: Decorative Wine Bottles

August: Pencil Sketch and Things Galore

September: Silhouettes Ablaze

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d640a27d67.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Morningside Lights: The Secret Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/morningside-lights-the-secret-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/morningside-lights-the-secret-gardens Date: September 22, 2017

Morningside Lights: The Secret Gardens kicks off on September 16, 2017 and runs until September 23, 2017. Participants are invited to create lanterns inspired by Harlem's horticultural gems and the resourceful visionaries that tend them. This year's Morningside Lights celebrates the neighborhood's deep tradition of civic activism that blossoms in the gardens carefully cultivated in its many reclaimed spaces.

Each day's workshop activities are a step in the process as our lanterns take shape from idea to final product. Visit morningside-lights.com/schedule for a daily menu of activities, but please note the activities are subject to change based on our progress. No experience is necessary.

Friday, September 22, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(Finish final layer of color and detail work)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 854-9574

Location: Miller Theater at Columbia University

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2017-09-22 2017-09-22 2:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.80810050000000000, -73.96351930000000000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: September 22, 2017

Kids have fun creating art inspired by the summer and holiday season. For ages 6 to 12 years old. Younger children are welcome with a parent or adult.

Schedule

  • July: Patriotic Red/White/Blue Hand
  • August: Sand Craft Project
  • September: Watercolor Circle Art

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 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Girls Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/girls-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/girls-basketball-clinic Date: September 22, 2017

Join NYC Parks for a free 12-week basketball clinic for girls ages 12 to 14 and ages 15 to 17.

Instructors will teach participants the basic rules and fundamental skills of basketball in preparation for our 2018 winter basketball tournament.

All skill levels are welcome!

For more information, please call Roberto Valle at (718) 393-7370 or email roberto.valle@parks.nyc.gov.

For accessibility information, please contact Roberto Valle by Wednesday, August 22 at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Square Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/bryant-park-square-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/bryant-park-square-dance Date: September 22, 2017

Our beloved annual Square Dance returns to Bryant Park on September 22! The event features music, roping lessons, dancing, food and drink, and a kids' corner.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Night on the Bronx River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/family-night-on-the-bronx-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/family-night-on-the-bronx-river Date: September 22, 2017

Family Yoga - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Join us on the river for family yoga focused on mindfulness and relaxation for the whole family. Bring a mat and wear comfy clothes!

Cooking Workshop - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Vegetarian cooking demo showing how to use vegetables in delicious and culturally relevant ways. Demo will showcase different techniques for preparing vegetables.

Movie Night: Ice Age: Collison Course - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance, NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for the free film. You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b2a7c2838e4.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga and Public Art in Virginia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/yoga-and-public-art-in-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/yoga-and-public-art-in-virginia-park Date: September 22, 2017

Enjoy yoga in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata and Loving the Bronx. This event is free and great for all ages and is part of a series of weekly community building events in the park.

Lovie Pignata's public art project activates a blacktop with a bold, painted replica of the nearby Bronx River, highlighting the importance of this waterway. She has also installed retired canoes from local non-profits, which are retrofitted with seating, chessboards, planters, and wayfinding signage. Daylighting will be on view through June 19, 2018.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59935c2838ed6.JPG Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 22, 2017

Bring your own food and soft beverages to this free, all-ages BINGO! night. Each game winner receives a prize!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bbce901d1.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[D A N C I T E C T U R E @ Constellation Performance in Seward Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/d-a-n-c-i-t-e-c-t-u-r-e-constellation-in-seward-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/d-a-n-c-i-t-e-c-t-u-r-e-constellation-in-seward-park Date: September 22, 2017

Please join us for a participatory movement experiment, led by Kimberly ‘Galaxxxy’ Tate, to inhabit and activate the public artwork Constellation by Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong. Kimberly Tate’s multimodal practice integrates movement, design, art, architecture, mindfulness and critical pedagogy to create impactful human and social experiences. She is adjunct faculty at Parsons School of Design and an educator with the Center for Architecture in New York City.

Constellation is an architectural sculpture, performance, and panel series that activates the underused plaza in Seward Park as a transformative community public space. The site-specific sculptural pavilion is composed of interlocked wooden modules that will be re-arranged and transformed seasonally in three different configurations over the course of the exhibition. Constellation will be on view through June 19, 2018.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Library Plaza (in Seward Park)

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M082 Seward Park 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.71452721299600000, -73.98867106437700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5995b93a3045a.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-rogue-one-a-star-wars-story http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-rogue-one-a-star-wars-story Date: September 22, 2017

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

In this 2016 epic adventure, scientist Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn (Felicity Jones). His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance. The film also stars Oscar-winner Forrest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed and Jimmy Smits.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59554594ccc76.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Kong: Skull Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-kong-skull-island1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-kong-skull-island1 Date: September 22, 2017

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

This compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.60240173339800000, -73.76249694824200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59809557a6849.jpg Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Power Rangers (2017)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-power-rangers-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-power-rangers-2017 Date: September 22, 2017

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

Five ordinary teens become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove –and the world– is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.71480178833008000, -73.98919677734375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596655e8a6aab.gif Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Wonder Woman (2017)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-wonder-woman-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-wonder-woman-2017 Date: September 22, 2017

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

This long-awaited film based on the DC Comics character of the same name centers on Amazon Princess Diana and her mission to fight in an ongoing world war. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana (Gal Gadot) leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny. Directed by Patty Jenkins and is the first woman to direct a studio superhero comic book live-action theatrical release film.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Lawn Area (in John Paul Jones Park)

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B035 John Paul Jones Park 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.61122018634300000, -74.03364259004600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a6e8716d30e.jpg Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The LEGO Batman Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-the-lego-batman-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-the-lego-batman-movie Date: September 22, 2017

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

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self described leading man of that ensemble LEGO Batman stars in his own big screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.51959991455100000, -74.18689727783200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a982d004f1b.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Mighty Ducks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-the-mighty-ducks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-the-mighty-ducks Date: September 22, 2017

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

An egotistical young lawyer convicted of drunken driving is sentenced to coach a kids' hockey team made up of misfits.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667 - 3545

Location: Lyons Pool

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R043 Lyons Pool 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.63719940185547000, -74.07430267333984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b18744a0339.jpg Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Ice Age: Collision Course]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-ice-age-collision-course http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-ice-age-collision-course Date: September 22, 2017

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

Manny the mammoth starts to worry when his daughter Peaches announces her engagement. Still unlucky in love, Sid the sloth volunteers to plan the couple's wedding. To Manny's dismay, nothing can stop the upcoming nuptials, except maybe the end of the world. When Scrat accidentally launches himself into outer space, he sets off a chain reaction that sends an asteroid hurtling toward Earth. Now, the entire herd must leave home to explore new lands and save itself from Scrat's cosmic blunder.

Know Before You Go

You should arrive by 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b0628411fe4.jpg Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/bird-walks Date: September 23, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Socrates Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/socrates-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/socrates-farmers-market Date: September 23, 2017

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with local fruits and vegetables from Nolasco Farm and Williams Fruit Farm. Shoppers can also enjoy fresh-brewed coffee from vendor Henley Coffee and buy organic condiments from Hellgate Farm.

Cash transactions preferred
WIC & FMNP Checks accepted at individual farm stands

PLUS: Bring your compost to the park to be collected by The NYC Compost Project with BIG Reuse – Seven days a week drop-off in the green bin next to the bathroom facilities.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947f17e651b7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: September 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 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 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/2017/09/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 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 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: September 23, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Saturday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market Date: September 23, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: September 23, 2017

This It's My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62205155290000000, -74.13385927680000000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Rainey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-rainey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-rainey-park Date: September 23, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Rainey Park to complete painting the fence along Vernon Blvd. at Rainey Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 929 267 9360

Location: Rainey Park

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Q048 Rainey Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76630020141601600, -73.94059753417969000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Soundview & Castle Hill Green Neighborhood National Estuaries Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/0923-soundview-castle-hill-green-neighborhood-national-estuaries-week-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/0923-soundview-castle-hill-green-neighborhood-national-estuaries-week-event Date: September 23, 2017

Join NYC Parks Stewardship as we care for our wetlands in celebration of National Estuaries Week!

Volunteers will be restoring goose fencing in bare areas of Soundview's marshland.

Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed-toed shoes. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please note: Registration is required. Please register here.

This is event is part of our monthly Green Neighborhood series.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

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

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81079864502000000, -73.85890197753900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b6d7f44e795.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: September 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 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 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/2017/09/23/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: September 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 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: September 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 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 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[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: September 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 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: September 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 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 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[It's My Park at Paul Raimonda Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-paul-raimonda-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-paul-raimonda-playground Date: September 23, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Raimonda Park to paint the retaining wall, weed, and do general cleanup at Paul Raimonda Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 47th Street Entrance at 20th Avenue (in Paul Raimonda Playground)

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Q298 Paul Raimonda Playground 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.77289962768600000, -73.89739990234400000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: September 23, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group for general clean up and plantings at Owl's Head Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-748-9522

Location: 67th Street and Colonial Road Entrance (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63952255249000000, -74.03029632568400000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Red Hook Recreation Area]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area Date: September 23, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Red Hook Conservancy for a general clean up around Red Hook Recreation Area. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-204-9514

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Drew Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-drew-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-drew-playground Date: September 23, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Bringing the Peace to remove litter and water our plants at Drew Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-697-0879

Location: Drew Playground

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X021 Drew Playground 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.83309936523437500, -73.90329742431640000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Muddy with Mugwort]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/muddy-with-mugwort http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/muddy-with-mugwort Date: September 23, 2017

Get rid of this obnoxious yet sweet smelling weed with Urban Eco-Teens as your guides. Wear loose clothes and be ready to work

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/conference-house-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/conference-house-inside-out Date: September 23, 2017

Explore the Conference House in a unique way – inside out. View the “bones” through blueprint drawings and photographs highlighting the architecture of this National and New York City landmark.

An opening reception will take place on September 16 at 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

Presented by the Conference House Association and NYC Parks.

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. We're closed on Sundays. Admission is free.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a99b414c942.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: September 23, 2017

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

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

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

Exhibition Hours

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.82849884033200000, -73.94809722900400000; 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail Stewardship Orientation: Volunteer to become a “Trailblazer”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/trail-stewardship-orientation-volunteer-to-become-a-trailblazer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/trail-stewardship-orientation-volunteer-to-become-a-trailblazer Date: September 23, 2017

Please join us to learn how you can lend a hand to maintain the Greenbelt trails.

This is a training session designed to prepare volunteers to conduct light trail maintenance on their own throughout the year. It’s great for friends and familes, hikers and runners, anyone who enjoys being outdoors and getting involved in keeping the Greenbelt in great hiking condition.

Following a brief indoor presentation, we will head out on a hike in the central Greenbelt. Along the trails, you will become more familiar with issues to address such light pruning, downed branches, overgrowth, debris and repairing trail markers. This workshop and volunteer program is suitable for those over the age of 14.

Dress for the weather and terrain. Work gloves will be provided.

To register, please contact Jeanne Paliswiat at (718) 667-2165 ext. 311 or email volunteer@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x 311

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b5865766333.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: September 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baca8418d84.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[17th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/17th-annual-major-league-wheelchair-softball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/17th-annual-major-league-wheelchair-softball-tournament Date: September 23, 2017

Join us to watch the tournament!

In the 17th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament, three wheelchair softball teams sponsored by Major League Baseball franchises compete: the New England Rolling Red Sox, New York Mets and New York Yankees.

Wheelchair softball is very similar to slow pitch softball, with some exceptions geared toward the wheelchair user. Players compete on hard surfaces and use a bigger ball, which allows the wheelchair user to catch the ball in one hand without a glove. Various teams will compete to be the champions of this tournament. Players, using sports wheelchairs, are comprised of both men and women.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.70140075683600000, -73.85299682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59badc5b589c3.jpg Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: September 23, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

  • Free bike riding classes and bike skills training
  • Explore exciting Bronx sites: Concrete Plant Park, Starlight Park, Crotona Park, Drew Playground, and Gouverneur Playground
  • Physical activity for family and adults of all ages: 10 years and older

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to sign waiver but they can ride with group
  • Adults must be present to sign waiver and get fitted for a bicycle helmet

For more information, or to check for cancellations, call Mr. James at (347) 261-1764

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/garden-volunteer-day Date: September 23, 2017

We'll be doing a number of tasks including spreading woodchip in walkways; building planter boxes for outside the fence to share herbs and veg with neighbors; plant winter harvest crops; clean out shed in preparation of building shelves; and other general cleanup.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patchen Community Square

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68654690000000000, -73.92680100000000000 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Wave Hill Ecology in a Bowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/family-art-project-wave-hill-ecology-in-a-bowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/family-art-project-wave-hill-ecology-in-a-bowl Date: September 23, 2017

Be inspired by the local hilly landscape that makes up the waves of Wave Hill. Use small items found on the grounds and sculpt with air-dry clay, rocks, sticks and moss, plus other up-cycled materials. You may even add water to create mini pools and invent your own mini ecological landscape system.

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59944c2503cd2.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Birding Road Trip]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/rangers-choice-birding-road-trip http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/rangers-choice-birding-road-trip Date: September 23, 2017

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

The Urban Park Rangers will offer this expedition to a variety of Brooklyn parks in search of early fall migrants.

Registration
Registration is required. Participants will be chosen by lottery. To register, please visit The Urban Park Rangers' registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday, September 13.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Woodland Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/saturday-woodland-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/saturday-woodland-corps Date: September 23, 2017

Help the Alliance restore the woodlands with a team of dedicated volunteers committed to on site, ongoing care of the park’s 250 acres of forest.

Please note: volunteers must be able to lift and carry 10 pounds in order to participate in these activities.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: September 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 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/green-team Date: September 23, 2017

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoying nature, and making the park look its best.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: September 23, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes combined with cardio exercises that will maximize your fat-burning potential.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9a6a7555ff.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Lower Manhattan GreenThumb Gardener Brunch Mixer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/lower-manhattan-greenthumb-gardener-brunch-mixer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/lower-manhattan-greenthumb-gardener-brunch-mixer Date: September 23, 2017

GreenThumb invites gardeners in lower Manhattan to hear what’s new with GreenThumb, mix and mingle with fellow gardeners, and connect to more resources.

Please RSVP to bit.ly/gtbrunchmixer or call (212) 602-5324, or you can email anthony.reuter@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5324

Location: Green Oasis and Gilbert Sculpture Garden

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74649810791015600, -73.98130035400390000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 23, 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 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/the-amazing-maize-maze2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/the-amazing-maize-maze2 Date: September 23, 2017

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

Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.

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

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

Photo credit Skyview Survey.

Sponsored by conEdison

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97c73f0b3e.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvest Festival at Hollenback Community Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/harvest-festival-at-hollenback-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/harvest-festival-at-hollenback-community-garden Date: September 23, 2017

Mark your calendars for Hollenback Community Garden's annual fundraising event. Meet the gardeners and take a tour, enjoy pizza from the grill, shop in the pop-up shop, or jam on the ukulele! There will be craft activities for kids, and a raffle to win prizes from local businesses.

Food
We'll be selling pizza slices (made on the grill) that can be topped with herbs from the garden.

Pop-Up Shop
New and used books (donated by garden members); baked goods (baked by garden members); garden-sourced crafts: seed kits, potted succulents, smudge sticks, scented sachets (made by garden members)

Raffle
Guests can enter to win prizes from a variety of businesses, including restaurant gift certificates, cooking classes, movie tickets, gift baskets, and more

Music
The Clinton Hill Ukulele Social Club will swing by to play some tunes. They'll bring some extra ukes with them, so that anyone can join! All levels are welcome.

Kids Activities
Kids of all ages can make their own seed heads to grow at home, plus seed shakers to use as musical instruments.

Contest
Hollenback gardeners will compete for Best Produce (tomatoes and more!), Best Preserves (jams, sauces, pickles!), and the Great Apple Bake-Off (using apples from our tree!)

Block Party
The neighborhood block party will take place along Washington Avenue, between Gates Avenue and Greene Avenue. There will be live music, a DJ, food and snacks, plus various activities for kids, including a bounce house, face painting, a visit from the NYC Fire Department, and more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (925) 949-3485

Location: Hollenback Community Garden

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68512200000000000, -73.96560100000000000 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Tompkinsville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park Date: September 23, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Island Voice as they beautify Tompkinsville Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 273-6160

Location: Tompkinsville Park

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R024 Tompkinsville Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63740158081055000, -74.07640075683594000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Morningside Lights: The Secret Gardens Procession]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/morningside-lights-the-secret-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/morningside-lights-the-secret-gardens Date: September 23, 2017

Morningside Lights: The Secret Gardens kicks off on September 16, 2017 and runs until September 23, 2017. Participants are invited to create lanterns inspired by Harlem's horticultural gems and the resourceful visionaries that tend them. This year's Morningside Lights celebrates the neighborhood's deep tradition of civic activism that blossoms in the gardens carefully cultivated in its many reclaimed spaces.

Each day's workshop activities are a step in the process as our lanterns take shape from idea to final product. Visit morningside-lights.com/schedule for a daily menu of activities, but please note the activities are subject to change based on our progress. No experience is necessary.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Family craft table, Down to Earth Farmers Market (110th Street and Manhattan Avenue)
Families with children are invited to create their own small lanterns to carry in the procession.

7:00 p.m.
Rehearsal for lantern carriers
Morningside Park, (120th Street and Morningside Avenue)
Lanterns are assigned first-come, first-served beginning at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

8:00 p.m.
Procession begins in Morningside Park (116th Street and Morningside Avenue)
Meet at the start to walk in the procession, or join in anywhere along the route.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 854-9574

Location: 110th Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park),Down to Earth Farmers Market,116th Street and Morningside Avenue (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.80184383105200000, -73.96099954843500000; 40.80112660000000000, -73.95968060000000000; 40.80609933455000000, -73.95931780338300000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Hooked]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/get-hooked http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/get-hooked Date: September 23, 2017

At Get Hooked, children have the opportunity to learn about the wildlife living in the waters surrounding Randall’s Island. Come out to the park to learn, explore, and fish!

Activities include fishing (catch and release), games, arts and crafts, and more.

All equipment is provided. Suitable for kids ages seven and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589103e2d30b0.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 23, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: September 23, 2017

Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park! Dance in the sun and get fit with friends at West Harlem Piers Park.

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: September 23, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New york City and places often off-limits to the general public. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city's rich history, or just an hour to unplug from the world.

Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike of Deere Park while learning about the forest.

Moderate Hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. For this program, we recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes or boots.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Staten Island Boulevard and Shields Place (in Deere Park)

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R115 Deere Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60731324383800000, -74.10352921485900000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/birding Date: September 23, 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.

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: 138th Place and 11th Avenue (in Powell's Cove Park)

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Q461 Powell's Cove Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78821945190400000, -73.83127593994100000 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 23, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598df806c8ef6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[35th Annual Queens County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/35th-annual-queens-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/35th-annual-queens-county-fair Date: September 23, 2017

Join us at one of our most popular events of the year!

Don't miss this traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts and crafts, and more. The fair features pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, and children's entertainment.

Dance the day away at the Bavarian Beer Garden with an Irish band (Sat) and German band (Sun). Check out the Con Edison Ecology booth where you can adopt a worm for your home compost bin, get gardening and recycling tips, and enjoy free crafts for kids. Our corn maze opens this weekend, and we'll have craft and food vendors at the farm all day.

Enter to win in our Blue Ribbon Competition! Prizes available for Arts, Crafts, Baking, Canning, Vegetables, Floral Arrangements, and Junior Arts and Crafts. To request your Entry Journal, please email info@queensfarm.org with your mailing address or stop by our Welcome Center in September to pick one up.

(Photos courtesy of QCFM)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597a49e4f1449.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Grown's Fall Harvest Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/harlem-growns-fall-harvest-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/harlem-growns-fall-harvest-fair Date: September 23, 2017

The Fall Harvest Fair invites the community to join in our largest harvest of the year and participate in family-friendly activities; such as, cooking, games, and a scavenger hunt across three of our farm locations!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-0113

Location: Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81401870000000000, -73.94272870000000000 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: September 23, 2017

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 60 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listened to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

A variety of stories will be shared in Celebration of Diane Wolkstein, curated by Rachel Zucker.

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: September 23, 2017

Enjoy free yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain, which opens June 20. Bring a yoga mat, water, and sunscreen, and wear comfortable clothes. All levels are welcome!

This weekly class will take place on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. from June 3 to October 14 (except July 1 and September 2).

This free event is sponsored by lushretreats.com for Circadia!

Meet at the flag pole between the monument and Visitor's Center. This yoga class will take place on the lawn in front of the Ft. Greene Park Visitor Center. Circadia is an interactive luminescent sculpture and seating system made from concrete and glow sand, which acts as a guide to the park entrance. Resembling a historic building foundation, Circadia also mimics the park's rolling hills and the natural rhythms found in nature.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943e0805358f.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[ShapeUpNYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/shapeupnyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/shapeupnyc Date: September 23, 2017

Join ShapeupNYC, NYC Parks, NYC Service for a free Zumba class!

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

This class is part of the Bronx River Foodway event series at Concrete Plant Park. The fitness program aims to reduce health inequalities across NYC.

Have fun while staying healthy along the Bronx River!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b2a86c52867.jpg Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park Date: September 23, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with TRASH project to clean and beautify St. Nicholas Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 353-6559

Location: West 135th Street Plaza (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81710052490200000, -73.94799804687500000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Giveaway with Home Depot: Woodhaven, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/tree-giveaway-with-home-depot-woodhaven-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/tree-giveaway-with-home-depot-woodhaven-queens Date: September 23, 2017

New York Restoration Project continues to partner with community organizations throughout the five boroughs to give away hundreds of free trees to New Yorkers during the spring and fall seasons. With the help of more than 100 community organizations, NYRP has given away tens of thousands of trees to be planted in New York City!

This fall, New York Restoration Project will partner with Home Depot!

To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:

  • plant in one of the five boroughs;
  • keep trees properly watered and maintained;
  • and plant your tree in the ground of your yard or community garden and NOT along streets or in city parks.

Please note: pre-registertion is closed but there are trees avalible for walk up. Note: There is a one tree maximum for participants in giveaways this year. Family members must be present to claim their own trees.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Woodhaven Home Depot

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70840080000000000, -73.85813620000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d69a0bd16.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/family-gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/family-gallery-tour Date: September 23, 2017

Explore artwork on view in Glyndor Gallery on a family-friendly tour with a Curatorial Fellow.

Children ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59944f2617ab6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Autumn Moon Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/autumn-moon-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/autumn-moon-festival Date: September 23, 2017

Enjoy traditional Asian music and dance, storytelling, tours, demonstrations of martial arts and Tai Chi, food, lessons in Chinese calligraphy, and more at the annual Autumn Moon Festival.

The Autumn Moon Festival spotlights Snug Harbor’s NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and celebrates the seasonal harvest fest in East Asia, which dates back to at least 2000 B.C. Join us for this fabulous cultural event!

Promotional support provided by the NYC & Company Foundation. Special thanks to the Friends of the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3554

Location: Chinese Scholar's Garden

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64350128173828000, -74.10299682617188000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599c9a290af6c.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Making an Indoor Worm Bin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/making-an-indoor-worm-bin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/making-an-indoor-worm-bin Date: September 23, 2017

Learn how worms work their magic, converting kitchen scraps into a rich organic soil amendment.

In this hands-on workshop, the NYC Compost Project will introduce composting, demonstrate how to set up an indoor worm bin, and go over basic worm care.

Participants are welcome to bring their own container, and we’ll provide the tools to transform it into a worm habitat. To do this, you’ll need to bring your own plastic storage container with lid (at least three gallons).

Registration is required; please register at indoorwormbin.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599f46ad3ac0b.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:44:49 EDT
<![CDATA[End of Summer Jam with Devin Garcia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/end-of-summer-jam-with-devin-garcia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/end-of-summer-jam-with-devin-garcia Date: September 23, 2017

What better way to celebrate an amazing season of Saturday Sculpture Workshops than with an End of Summer Jam at Socrates Sculpture Park? Join longtime Socrates Sculpture Park teaching artist and education manager Devin Garcia to create wild and whimsical musical instruments from everyday objects and participate in an improvised concert right inside our education area!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594aac85b9cce.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 23, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for a bird-watching walk and learn about Prospect Park's magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT