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, 20 Oct 2017 12:39:21 GMT <![CDATA[Farm & Garden Work Days: NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project Date: October 21, 2017

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

Registration is requested.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983ab09b99d5.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: October 21, 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 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 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/2017/10/21/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/green-team Date: October 21, 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 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 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/2017/10/21/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: October 21, 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 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 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[It's My Park at First Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-my-park-at-first-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-my-park-at-first-park Date: October 21, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the First Street Block Association to help plant bulbs and clean up First Park. We look forward to celebrating fall in the park with you!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-8651

Location: Handball Court Entrance (in First Park)

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M124 First Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.72343749088100000, -73.98958626389500000 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hoover - Manton Playgrounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-my-park-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-my-park-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds Date: October 21, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Kiwanis Queens Boulevard Club to plant daffodil bulbs at Hoover - Manton Playgrounds. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 847-6916

Location: Seating area (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71090338320100000, -73.82070122789900000 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Montefiore Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-my-park-at-montefiore-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-my-park-at-montefiore-square Date: October 21, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Montefiore Park Neighborhood Association to plant bulbs, weed, and do light clean up at Montefiore Square. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 721-5654

Location: Park Entrance at 137th Street and Broadway (in Montefiore Square)

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M055 Montefiore Square 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.82135017720100000, -73.95400035381300000 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at W. 132nd Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-my-park-at-w-132nd-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-my-park-at-w-132nd-street-trees Date: October 21, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Neighbors United of West 132nd Street Block Association/NUW to clean and plant bulbs in 27 tree pits! We look forward to beautifying and cleaning up our tree pits with you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 132nd Block Association

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2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 2:30 pm 40.81383751985200000, -73.94634654232800000 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-my-park-at-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-my-park-at-sherman-creek Date: October 21, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Sherman Creek to plant bulbs and help with general clean up at Sherman Creek. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 536-1275

Location: 203rd Street and 9th Avenue (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.86109924316406000, -73.91899871826172000 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze: Open Late - Maze by Moonlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/the-amazing-maize-maze1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/the-amazing-maize-maze1 Date: October 21, 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 for the daytime maze on Saturday October 21 is 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 adulut and $7 per child (ages 4 to 11). This event is free for kids ages 3 and younger. Last ticket for the Maze by Moonlight is sold at 9:00 p.m.

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 Survery.

Sponsored by conEdison

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97c73f0b3e.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[2nd Annual Scarecrow Building Competition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/2nd-annual-scarecrow-building-competition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/2nd-annual-scarecrow-building-competition Date: October 21, 2017

Create your very own scarecrow! Members will cast votes for best scarecrows throughout the week leading up to the Halloween festival on October 29th. All finished scarecrows will be displayed in the facility. Hay and clothing will be supplied, or participants can bring their own.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183517923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Anibal Aviles Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-my-park-at-anibal-aviles-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-my-park-at-anibal-aviles-playground Date: October 21, 2017

Please note: this event was postponed from October 14 due to weather.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Anibal Aviles Playground to plant bulbs at Anibal Aviles Playground. We will also be hosting a free puppet show and will have face painting. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 208-9168

Location: Anibal Aviles Playground

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M200A Anibal Aviles Playground 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.80118365710000000, -73.96283608150000000 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk: Trees of Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/fall-foliage-walk-trees-of-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/fall-foliage-walk-trees-of-prospect-park Date: October 21, 2017

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.

Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66555303613600000, -73.97154068946800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2def80fc21.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park: Olmsted's Vision]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/central-park-olmsteds-vision http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/central-park-olmsteds-vision Date: October 21, 2017

Today, the name of Frederick Law Olmsted is closely associated with Central Park. As a designer, he helped create the layout and look of the park.

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), the father of American landscape architecture, may have more to do with the way America looks than anyone else. Beginning in 1857 with the design of Central Park in New York City, he created designs for thousands of landscapes, including many of the world's most important parks.

Join the Ranger's for a stroll through Central Park and discover the vision Frederick Olmsted had for the design of the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77619934082031000, -73.97589874267578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2de98cf66b.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Greenbelt Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/rangers-choice-greenbelt-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/rangers-choice-greenbelt-hike-moderate Date: October 21, 2017

Experience an autumn hike with the Urban Park Rangers through the woods of La Tourette Park. The elevated multipurpose trails reveals the beauty of Richmond Creed.

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Hiking programs feature different levels of intensity.

Our moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, bring water and a light snack.

Please note: Registration is required to participate in this hike. Registration opens on October 11; please register at our Urban Park Rangers Registration Page.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Forest Hill Road and Alaska Place (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.57189278858900000, -74.16770935058600000 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-happening-celebrating-50-years-of-public-art-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-happening-celebrating-50-years-of-public-art-in-nyc-parks Date: October 21, 2017

This year NYC Parks is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Art in the Parks program. Since its creation in 1967, Art in the Parks has featured over 2,000 works of art. On Saturday, October 21, NYC Parks is transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate this milestone. Art lovers, families, and park-goers will be delighted by free art exhibits, performances, and hands-on art workshops in Central Park’s beautiful East Pinetum field.

More than 100 artworks, workshops, and performances will take place throughout the day. Some activities include:

  • Bronx Museum: Button-making based on Bronx public artworks
  • Materials for the Arts: Reuse Sculpture Station
  • Blythe Cain: Painting public artworks with natural pigments
  • Kim Holleman: Trailer Park-let
  • Sing for Hope: the city’s favorite pianos
  • Amanda Long and Historic House Trust: Paper marbling workshop Change to Amanda Long and Historic House Trust: Paper marbling wishes
  • Groundswell: Sketchbook Making
  • United Photo Industries: Create a zine
  • Urban Field Station: Write with a tree alphabet
  • LMCC/Dances for a Variable Population: Dance workshop for all
  • Art Built: What it means to be a global citizen
  • City Arts, Inc: Pieces for Peace
  • Dream Yard: Mosaic workshop with recyclable material
  • Juanli Carrion: Spice portraits
  • Art Students League: Origami and collage workshop
  • Public Art Fund: Art-making workshop based on works of Ai Weiwei
  • Limon Dance Company/ Bryant Park Corp: Modern dance workshop
  • Daniele Frazier: Life-drawing class of a model in a polar bear costume
  • Poetry Society of NY: One-on-One Poetry Experiences
  • Art Production Fund: Art Sundae! Create a public art project with Elise Peterson
  • Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance: Wind Chimes Made from Recyclables with Evelyn Suero
  • Katya Grokhovsky: Slow Dance with Me
  • Taiwanese American Arts Council: Taiwan Tribal Spirits Updated
  • Broadway Mall Association: Collaborative Clay Mural Making with Joy Brown
  • The Moving Company performance with Tina Wang, Scynge Xing, Tamar Ettun

As NYC Parks’ public art program took shape in the 1960s, artistic events called “happenings” popped up in parks across the city. Blurring the line between art and everyday life, these fleeting performances combined sculpture, music, theater, dance, and poetry. They varied in size and sophistication, but always relied on audience participation.

NYC Parks’ 50th anniversary celebration "It’s Happening!" captures the same creative spirit with dynamic public artworks, hands-on workshops, and performances.

Presented by TD Bank

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: East Pinetum (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78189849853515600, -73.96410369873047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d7877dbd30.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/farmhouse-family-day Date: October 21, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wallabout Historic Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/wallabout-historic-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/wallabout-historic-walking-tour Date: October 21, 2017

On the third Saturday of each month in 2017, the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, in collaboration with FGPC hosts a FREE guided walking tour through the historic Wallabout neighborhood north of Myrtle Avenue.

The neighborhood, most of which is listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places, has a beautiful mix of pre-Civil War homes and late 19th century industrial buildings. The walk will discuss how the neighborhood has developed since the Dutch first arrived in the early 1600s and highlight notable residents and landmarks.

The 90 minute guided tour begins in Fort Greene Park, includes a 1.3 mile walk, and concludes at 99 Ryerson Street.

FREE, registration required. Please register on eventbrite.

Special thank you to tour collaborators American Opera Projects and The Walt Whitman Project.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59761f00f28bd.jpg Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 21, 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 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a0704c4c0c7.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Second Annual Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/2nd-annual-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/2nd-annual-harvest-festival Date: October 21, 2017

Smiling Hogshead Ranch is an entirely volunteer-run urban farm and community space in Long Island City, Queens. Founded in 2011, the Ranch is growing and invites the community at large to a hybrid garden party, street fair, and classic fall carnival. Join us for a day of fun activities, entertainment, food, drink, and a silent auction, as they raise funds for our 2018 season.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Smiling Hogshead Ranch

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2017-10-21 2017-10-21 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74296765434700000, -73.94364686270500000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/halloween-festival Date: October 21, 2017

Join NYC Parks & New York City Council Member Eric Ulrich for a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, face painting, games, a pumpkin patch, music, a visit from the Nature Company, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park)

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Q094 Tudor Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67319869995117000, -73.85469818115234000 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/truly-we-live-in-a-dying-world-a-19thcentury-home-in-mourning-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/truly-we-live-in-a-dying-world-a-19thcentury-home-in-mourning-exhibition Date: October 21, 2017

Step back in time to 1865, when family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died at home in his second floor bedroom. Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. Pay your last respects at his deathbed upstairs, or join the mourning in the double parlor, hung with black crepe and set for a mid-19th century funeral. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin. Then share with your friends on Instagram and Twitter. #mhmcoffin2017

Also on exhibit, Tredwell family photographs and mourning attire and accessories, including jewelry made of hair and jet, a black net veil, several bodices and shawls, and two 1870s mourning gowns.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Please note: This exhibit is on view from noon to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays and from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays through Mondays, from October 5 through October 30.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bfd4eb61944.jpg Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park Date: October 21, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with TRASH project and Friends of St. Nicholas Park to clean and beautify St. Nicholas Park. We will be planting flower bulbs and doing light clean-up. 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 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81710052490200000, -73.94799804687500000 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Howl-een Pooch Parade!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/howleen-pooch-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/howleen-pooch-parade Date: October 21, 2017

Come out and join the Friends of Kivlehan Park for their annual Howl-een Pooch Parade!

There will be treats, a dog costume contest, obstacle course, and a pet adoption event.

It’s your day to howl! Put on your best costume, get your human, and come to the park to strut your stuff!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Allan F. Kivlehan Playground

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2017-10-21 2017-10-21 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.56436603072200000, -74.09759918465600000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/the-annual-tompkins-square-halloween-dog-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/the-annual-tompkins-square-halloween-dog-parade Date: October 21, 2017

Pooches let their alter-egos shine, putting on some of the cutest and most creative costumes you've ever seen at the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. CNN calls it "the largest dog costume parade in the world” with hundreds of dogs in costumes and thousands of spectators. The London Guardian says “It’s Barkin’ Mad.” This year's parade contestants will be competing for thousands of dollars in prizes.

Runway competition begins at Noon. There is no need to pre-register, just come and have fun. Suggested Donations is $5 at the door.

A parade of all contestants and spectators will follow after Best In Show is announced. Contestant and Raffle winners must be present at the end of the competition to receive their prize or it will be donated to charity.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: garrett@villagedogworks.com

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.72570037841797000, -73.98120117187500000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/fall-festival Date: October 21, 2017

Celebrate autumn's arrival with King Manor Museum!

Activities will include apple cider pressing, cornhusk doll making, crazy quilt square making, and a historic cooking demonstration with an interpreter. Then, take a tour of King Manor, the 250+ year-old historic home of Rufus Kingm a Founding Father, signer of the US Constitution, and strong voice in the early anti-slavery movement.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure Date: October 21, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e520a3c4c99.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/wave-hill-history-walk Date: October 21, 2017

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9a0a7e0c96.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walk for Families: PARKitecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/discovery-walk-for-families-parkitecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/discovery-walk-for-families-parkitecture Date: October 21, 2017

Help us to decode the sculpted secrets of Bethesda Terrace, and discover how nature inspires Central Park's art and design.

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: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bac96a5822c.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Public Art in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/50th-anniversity-of-public-art-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/50th-anniversity-of-public-art-in-nyc-parks Date: October 21, 2017

Bryan Roessel, a Rockland County-based science tacher and poetry slammaster, Rock Slam, will be performing spoken word and hosting a nature poetry open mic. Also, contribute to a collaborative mural and learn more about public art in NYC Parks.

Light regreshments will provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science, and Nature Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/convergence-philosophy-science-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/convergence-philosophy-science-and-nature Date: October 21, 2017

Lines of Philosophy, Science and Nature meet to produce a show of original art; paintings, photography, mosaics and installation art. Presented by Zephyr Art Group and NYC Parks.

Artists: Linda Butti, Joyce Malerba Goldstein, Robert Padovano, Nancy Quin, Robert Sherman, Elizabeth Sollazzo, Noel Sutherland, Sharon Wasserstein and Deborah Woodbridge

Curated by Deborah Woodbridge

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Open Saturdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm and by Appointment

Free Admission

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c5424a7fe85.jpg Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/outdoor-skills-fire-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/outdoor-skills-fire-making Date: October 21, 2017

Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tricks and Treats at Le Carrousel Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/tricks-and-treats-at-le-carrousel-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/tricks-and-treats-at-le-carrousel-bryant-park Date: October 21, 2017

Calling all princesses and superheroes, ghouls and goblins too…it’s time for the annual Halloween partay at Le SCCARROUSEL in Bryant Park!

Come enjoy magic, arts and crafts, and tricks and treats! Wear costumes!

Simply Frankentastic!!!

Rain Date: Sunday, October 22

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75329971313476600, -73.98400115966797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d7a82b5083c.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn: NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: October 21, 2017

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

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

Registration requested

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a68067632.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: October 21, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Create Your Own Holiday Wrapping Paper]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/adults-create-your-own-holiday-wrapping-paper http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/adults-create-your-own-holiday-wrapping-paper Date: October 21, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: October 21, 2017

Kids have fun creating art out of paper.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Create Your Decorated Holiday Gift Wrapping For the Holidays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/create-your-decorated-holiday-gift-wrapping-for-the-holidays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/create-your-decorated-holiday-gift-wrapping-for-the-holidays Date: October 21, 2017

Adults of all ages will create their own artistically-decorated gift wrapping paper, for the fall and holiday seasons, using paints and other mediums.

Participants are invited to take inspiration from nature, the holiday season, and from our Whimsical Winter Wonder.. show in December.

October: Wrapping Nature and Fall
November: Nature and Thanksgiving Wrap
December: Whimsical Winter Wonder...Wrap Christmas and Hanukkah

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Performance: Joiri Minaya, "Containers"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/outdoor-performance-joiri-minaya-containers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/outdoor-performance-joiri-minaya-containers Date: October 21, 2017

Head to the Monocot Garden to experience Call & Response artist Joiri Minaya’s outdoor performance. Performers in tropical print body-suits will move through a variety of poses, in response to the site-specific audio narratives emanating from the garments. Complementing the tropical plants and the history of the Monocot Garden, these narratives will focus on human and plant camouflage and hyper-visibility.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bae330699f5.png Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: October 21, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Ustad Shafaat Khan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/music-in-the-garden-ustad-shafaat-khan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/music-in-the-garden-ustad-shafaat-khan Date: October 21, 2017

Sitar and tabla Maestro Ustad Shafaat Khan is a world-renowned Indian classical musician who has performed with Stevie Wonder and has released three historic CDs produced by Dr. Deepak Chopra. Enjoy Maestro Khan’s blend of Indian classical and folk music as he is joined by his fusion group “East Meets West” and presents music that reflects heritage that can be traced back to the sixteenth century.

Sponsored by Astoria Bank and Kupferberg Center for the Arts.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-21 2017-10-21 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a5a9aa39534.JPG Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Haunted Mansion (2003)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/movies-under-the-stars-the-haunted-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/movies-under-the-stars-the-haunted-mansion Date: October 21, 2017

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

A real-estate agent mistakenly has his family stay in a haunted house.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 5:30 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! Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for information on accessibility.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c174756d56a.gif Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/the-night-sky Date: October 21, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - The Addams Family]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/movies-under-the-stars-shocktoberfest-the-addams-family http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/movies-under-the-stars-shocktoberfest-the-addams-family Date: October 21, 2017

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

Enjoy the laughs as con artists plan to fleece the eccentric Addams family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. This freaky family favorite is based on on the characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams and the classic 1960s tv show.

Know Before You Go:

Gates open to the public at 6:15 p.m. Come early to get a good spot. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Fort Greene Park

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 6:15 pm 8:15 pm 40.69150161743200000, -73.97550201416000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d3bff1ac714.jpg Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Frankenweenie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-frankenweenie1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-frankenweenie1 Date: October 21, 2017

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

In Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated feature, young Victor Frankenstein is a science nerd and outsider at school, but he does have one good friend: his dog, Sparky. But when, tragedy strikes, and Sparky dies, Victor is heartbroken. He decides to jolt old Sparky back to life. The experiment is successful, and all goes well, until Victor's fellow students steal his secret and use it to resurrect other dead animals -- with monstrous consequences.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 6:15 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.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 6:15 pm 8:00 pm 40.70360183715820000, -73.92340087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d3bedddac23.jpeg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of ‘Manhattan’s Most Haunted House’]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house Date: October 21, 2017

Seven family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the front parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Please note: The tours are 50 minutes long. Tours begin every half hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bfde5dd8ee6.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Hotel Transylvania 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/movies-under-the-stars-hotel-transylvania-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/movies-under-the-stars-hotel-transylvania-2 Date: October 21, 2017

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

Now that Dracula (Adam Sandler) has opened the Hotel Transylvania's doors to humans, things are changing for the better; however, Drac is secretly worried that his half-human grandson, Dennis, isn't showing his vampire side. So, while Mavis and Johnny are away, Drac enlists his friends to help him put the boy through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. But things really get batty when Drac's cantankerous, old-school dad (Mel Brooks) pays an unexpected visit.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Bronx Park Amphitheatre (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.85431184751500000, -73.87043360009900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e63dafc3644.png Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: October 22, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: October 22, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: October 22, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: October 22, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Amsterdam Ave. & W. 126th St. Greenstreet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-amsterdam-ave-w-126th-st-greenstreet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-amsterdam-ave-w-126th-st-greenstreet Date: October 22, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with SoHarlem and Templo Biblico to plant bulbs at the greenstreet by the new mural at 126th Street and Amsterdam. We look forward to planting with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 222-2792

Location: SoHarlem

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2017-10-22 2017-10-22 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81418810000000000, -73.95535070000000000 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Andrew's Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-st-andrews-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-st-andrews-playground Date: October 22, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Brooklyn Leaders Lions Club at St. Andrew's Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 865-7440

Location: St. Andrew's Playground

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B225 St. Andrew's Playground 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67868550490000000, -73.94223806020000000 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Sunday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market Date: October 22, 2017

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

Sunday market reopens for a fifth season July 30, 2017 on the farm, with a series of healing events which highlight the value of herbs and non-invasive healing modalities for humans. This year, the farm has embarked on a 3 year scale up campaign in order to create the infrastructure needed to educate our community and operate an herbal distribution program which supplies local herbs and herbal products to the natural healing community.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/farmers-market Date: October 22, 2017

Through the efforts of Friends of Cunningham Park, Inc. and the Jamaica Estates Civic Association we are happy to announce a weekly farmers market. The market will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Sunday. At the market you will be able to meet the farmers and purchase local dairy, vegetable, fruit, and meat products, as well as baked goods and drinks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ilka Payan Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-ilka-payan-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-ilka-payan-park Date: October 22, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Audubon 157 to plant bulbs at Ilka Payan Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (646) 621-6395

Location: Ilka Tanya Payan Plaza

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2017-10-22 2017-10-22 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.83380126953125000, -73.94529724121094000 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Corlears Hook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-corlears-hook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-corlears-hook-park Date: October 22, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Corlears Hook Park to help plant bulbs, rake leaves, and clean up Corlears Hook Park. We look forward to celebrating fall with you in the park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 489-5520

Location: Flagpole Area (in Corlears Hook Park)

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M017 Corlears Hook Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71203546244700000, -73.97893667221100000 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park Date: October 22, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Inwood Futbol Club to plant bulbs and clean up the soccer field at Inwood Hill Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: RING Garden - Riverside Inwood Neighborhood Garden

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2017-10-22 2017-10-22 10:00 am 2:30 pm 40.86589813232422000, -73.92810058593750000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-soundview-park Date: October 22, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Soundview Park to plant daffodil bulbs, weed, and clean up the Butterfly Meditation Garden at Soundview Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 293-7032

Location: Soundview Park Butterfly Meditation Garden (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81898351981300000, -73.87987279892000000 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour de Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/tour-de-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/tour-de-bronx Date: October 22, 2017

Join nearly 6,000 cyclists as they hit the road for the Tour de Bronx, the largest free cycling event in New York State.

With a choice of either a 25- or 40-mile course through the borough’s 61 neighborhoods, there will be fun for families, casual riders, and avid bicyclists.

Cyclists of all ages, as well as children, participate in this annual event. Every year local, national, and even international visitors make their way to the Bronx just to be a part of the “Big Bronx Ride!”

Presented by the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Transportation Alternatives and produced by the Bronx Tourism Council, the Tour de Bronx promotes bicycling and pedestrian environmentally-friendly methods of travel.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b2ada3514ed.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Leaf Crowns and Fairy Houses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/family-art-project-leaf-crowns-and-fairy-houses1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/family-art-project-leaf-crowns-and-fairy-houses1 Date: October 22, 2017

Sit with your wee ones and listen to stories of the “people of the mounds,” the fairies and elves found in Celtic mythology, as told by guest storyteller Marianne McShane and her blue harp. Then travel into Wave Hill’s woodland, and, using only natural materials and a bit of jute twine, create your own tiny, fairy-sized dwelling using found sticks, leaves, moss and bark, or string together a series of autumn leaves to form a fall wand or crown—and behold the magic!

At 11AM and at noon, guest musicians Terry McCann, a guitarist and singer, and Stephen Gara on the uilleann pipes (a delicate version of the standard bagpipe), the flute and the tin whistle, offer a short concert of Irish jigs, reels and songs. The pair will also visit Wave Hill’s woodland with their instruments, to serenade the aos sí and lead a short autumn fairy parade.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo: 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 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b99f709ba7a.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: October 22, 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: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bace3b065a3.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: October 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),Friendship Garden

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2017-10-22 2017-10-22 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[Flowers of Hope: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/flowers-of-hope-making-strides-against-breast-cancer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/flowers-of-hope-making-strides-against-breast-cancer Date: October 22, 2017

Flowers of Hope will organize a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in Brookville Park to unite the community behind the American Cancer Society's efforts to save lives from breast cancer.

Join Flowers of Hope NY, American Cancer Society, and State Senator James Sanders Jr. for the Inaugural Rosedale Breast Cancer Walk campaign to increase breast cancer awareness.

Millions of women and men across the country are battling with cancer. Walk with us to honor those who lost the battle, support those who are currently receiving treatment, and celebrate survivors.

Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.
Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (516) 205-8317

Location: Brookville Park

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Q008 Brookville Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.65219879150390600, -73.75070190429688000 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/prospect-park-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/prospect-park-walking-tours Date: October 22, 2017

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on a guided walking tour of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn. The tour will examine the park’s many layers of natural and human history, from the landscape design to architectural eras visible in the built environment, to stories about how people have enjoyed the park over time.

Presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Parkside & Ocean Avenue entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65517425537109400, -73.96237945556640000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fermi Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-fermi-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-fermi-playground Date: October 22, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Bushwick Parents | Padres de Bushwick to plant bulbs and spruce up at Fermi Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fermi Playground

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B334 Fermi Playground 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.70013533880000000, -73.92828436090000000 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Audubon Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-audubon-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-audubon-playground Date: October 22, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Union Comunal to plant bulbs and help with general clean up at Audubon Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Playground

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M240 Audubon Playground 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.84149932861300000, -73.93810272216800000 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: October 22, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to help with a general clean up at Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Leif Ericson Park Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at East River Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-east-river-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-east-river-esplanade Date: October 22, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Upper Green Side to plant bulbs and clean up the East River Esplanade. We look forward to celebrating fall with you in the park!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 759-6895

Location: 96th Street and FDR Drive (in East River Esplanade)

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M289 East River Esplanade 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78290176391601600, -73.94390106201172000 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/the-amazing-maize-maze1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/the-amazing-maize-maze1 Date: October 22, 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 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 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[Historic New York: High Bridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/historic-new-york-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/historic-new-york-high-bridge Date: October 22, 2017

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.

Water is life! During New York's early years, clean water was paramount to the success of our great metropolis. The Croton Aqueduct brought the water we needed to combat disease and fire. Hike across the High Bridge with the Urban Park Rangers and learn how New York City's oldest standing bridge actually brought water from the Bronx to Manhattan and allowed our city to grow into the 20th century.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: West 170th Street and University Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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X120 Highbridge Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.84209823608400000, -73.92630004882800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2e27825c47.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Photography Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/fall-foliage-photography-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/fall-foliage-photography-scavenger-hunt Date: October 22, 2017

Bring your own digital camera or smart phone to capture evidence of your scavenger clues.

Work on your own or as a team, in this fun family friendly program.

Registration for this program begins on October 16. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers Registration page.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2e1fb3d922.JPG Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Yogathon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/yogathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/yogathon Date: October 22, 2017

Peace and serenity awaits on the infield of Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. Take moment for yourself, learn to relax and free you mind via the calming words and movements of Ocean Breeze Yoga instructors. This event will bring together all levels of Yoga participants and provide an atmosphere of learning and collaboration. Modifications can be made for all participants and skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: White Trail Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/trail-of-the-month-white-trail-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/trail-of-the-month-white-trail-willowbrook-park Date: October 22, 2017

Hike the entire White Trail! Enjoy both forest and coastal ecosystems as we travel from Willowbrook Park to Great Kills Park. This brisk-paced hike is approximately eight miles one way. Bring water, snack, and insect repellent.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Flagpole near the carousel (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.60382994196400000, -74.15873944759400000 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 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 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/truly-we-live-in-a-dying-world-a-19thcentury-home-in-mourning-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/truly-we-live-in-a-dying-world-a-19thcentury-home-in-mourning-exhibition Date: October 22, 2017

Step back in time to 1865, when family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died at home in his second floor bedroom. Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. Pay your last respects at his deathbed upstairs, or join the mourning in the double parlor, hung with black crepe and set for a mid-19th century funeral. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin. Then share with your friends on Instagram and Twitter. #mhmcoffin2017

Also on exhibit, Tredwell family photographs and mourning attire and accessories, including jewelry made of hair and jet, a black net veil, several bodices and shawls, and two 1870s mourning gowns.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Please note: This exhibit is on view from noon to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays and from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays through Mondays, from October 5 through October 30.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bfd4eb61944.jpg Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Harlem Art Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-harlem-art-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-harlem-art-park Date: October 22, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Art Park Alliance to plant bulbs at Harlem Art Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Harlem Art Park

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M166 Harlem Art Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.80099868774414000, -73.93879699707031000 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark: Community Art Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/arts-culture-fun-chess-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/arts-culture-fun-chess-night Date: October 22, 2017

This fall a multi-purpose space will be installed at Concrete Plant Park to support activities at the Park and at the Foodway.

The container is your community space! We will paint a mural that celebrates the community at Concrete Plant Park and we need your help to create it and paint it.

Share your ideas for the mural at the Community Visioning Meetings and join us for Community Art Day to paint the container with artist Nathalia Griffith. Fun activities are also in store such as cooking demos, and drum circles.

Community Visioning Sessions dates:

Saturday, October 7, 2017 12-4 p.m. @ Concrete Plant Park

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 6-8 p.m. @ THE POINT CDC 940 Garrison Ave, Bronx, NY 10474

The Bronx River Foodway at Concrete Plant Park is a pilot project that offers gardening opportunities along with activities that focus on the food, culture, and history of this neighborhood. To learn more, visit www.bronxriver.org

Let us know if you are coming at: https://communityartdaycpp.eventbrite.com

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d27310640a3.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: October 22, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains. The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays at noon and on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present. All participants must sign a liability waiver.

Please note: You must arrive at noon, as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

About Village Community Boathouse
Village Community Boathouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit run by volunteers, based on the south side of Pier 40 on the Hudson River. While our community rowing programs are free, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. Your donations make our program possible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-10-22 2017-10-22 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/forest-crew Date: October 22, 2017

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.

College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded!

Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Booker T. Washington Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-booker-t-washington-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/its-my-park-at-booker-t-washington-playground Date: October 22, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with All Of Us to plant bulbs in the street tree pits alongside Booker T. Washington Playground. We look forward to beautifying the street trees with you!

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 468-2245

Location: Booker T. Washington Playground

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2017-10-22 2017-10-22 12:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.80086801857700000, -73.96365091401700000 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/fall-foliage-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/fall-foliage-hike Date: October 22, 2017

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping.

The changing colors of autumn are in full swing! Come with the Urban Park Rangers and explore the many different tree species of Bloomingdale Park.

Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Lenevar Avenue and Ramona Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53555741248300000, -74.20811891555800000 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: October 22, 2017

Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community.

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: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf07381f7d.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Rangers Choice: Nature Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/rangers-choice-nature-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/rangers-choice-nature-art Date: October 22, 2017

We love kids’ crafts, especially ones that incorporate natural elements and a child’s imagination.

Join the Urban Park Ranger's and create beautiful works of art by using natural materials provided by nature.

To participate in this program, please register on Wednesday, October 11 at our Urban Park Rangers Registration page.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75007010229800000, -73.80746781826000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2e3ec740f0.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/hansel-gretels-halloween-adventure Date: October 22, 2017

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e520a3c4c99.png Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: October 22, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Dyed in Queens Demonstrations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/dyed-in-queens-demonstrations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/dyed-in-queens-demonstrations Date: October 22, 2017

Artist-in-residence Jess Brey experiments with Queens Botanical Garden-grown botanicals to extract natural dyes! Observe her process as she pushes plants to their limit by applying resist and mordant techniques to create art.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-22 2017-10-22 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599f4b66c0c5a.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:44:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 22, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a06cd57d111.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:29:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/storytime-craft Date: October 22, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.

Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-22 2017-10-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a5845c387f9.JPG Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Foliage Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/foliage-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/foliage-walk Date: October 22, 2017

Join us for a guided walk along our waterfront to view the gorgeous fall colors in our horticultural areas and wetlands!

Participants can learn about why changes in leaf color occur, the chemical representation of each of the colors, and why the leaves of different species turn different hues. In addition to the breathtaking views along the waterfront, participants will be guided through our salt marsh and our recently completed woodland path!

Hot beverages will be provided.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bf024f4b097.JPG Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Flow.17 Meet the Artist PhotographyTour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/flow17-meet-the-artist-photographytour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/flow17-meet-the-artist-photographytour Date: October 22, 2017

"Can photography change how we see our surroundings? What comprises a beautiful photograph? How can photography and history interrelate?

Join Randall's Island Park Alliance's selected 2017 FLOW artist Rose DeSiano to address these questions, and take some photographs of your own! We'll meet at 2:00 p.m. to learn about this year's FLOW art pieces, discuss some of Randall's Island's history, and talk about photographic composition and story-telling. Bring your camera or camera phone (RIPA will also offer a few instant film cameras to borrow for the event) and spend the afternoon capturing Island images that you can take home with you. We hope you'll return throughout the year to continue your photographic journey on Randall's Island.

This event is free and family-friendly. All are welcome!

The FLOW art series is planned in conjunction with the Randall's Island Park Alliance, the Bronx Museum and NYC Parks.

Please note: This event was previously scheduled for October 21.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ff9d80e145b.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Artist Talk: Gareth Smit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/artist-talk-gareth-smit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/artist-talk-gareth-smit Date: October 22, 2017

Join photographer Gareth Smit and his subject Dominic Anderson as they discuss trans identity, growing up on the North Shore, and their process of working together.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c7f66ecad30.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Carrie (1976) (Rated R)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-carrie-1976 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-carrie-1976 Date: October 22, 2017

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

This horror classic follows, withdrawn and sensitive Carrie (Sissy Spacek) as she is bullied by her classmates at school and abused by mother (Piper Laurie) at home. When strange occurrences start happening around Carrie, she begins to suspect that she has supernatural powers. Invited to the prom by the empathetic Tommy Ross (William Katt), Carrie tries to let her guard down, but things eventually take a dark and violent turn. Based on Stephen King’s first novel, this chilling film is directed by the legendary Brian De Palma (SCARFACE) and also stars Oscar-winner John Travolta (PULP FICTION), Tony-winner Betty Buckley (CATS) and Oscar nominated, Amy Irving (YENTL).

Know Before You Go:
This film features explicit content and is rated R. You should come before 6:15 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.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: McCarren Park

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B058 McCarren Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 6:15 pm 8:30 pm 40.72150039672851600, -73.95269775390625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59ca97daee1c5.jpg Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Orionids Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/astronomy-orionids-meteor-shower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/astronomy-orionids-meteor-shower Date: October 22, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. The Orionids is an average shower, producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Owl's Head Park House (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.63930130004883000, -74.03199768066406000 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/23/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/23/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: October 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-23 2017-10-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[My Grown Up & Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/23/my-gown-up-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/23/my-gown-up-me Date: October 23, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/23/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/23/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: October 23, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Rose Garden

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<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/23/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/23/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: October 23, 2017

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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