NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:58:07 GMT <![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/02/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: December 2, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 562-2104

Location: Bryan Park

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

The Lights Before Christmas
An original tale on ice

Starring:

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

With a live Christmas music soundtrack by Lapis Luna

Made possible by Bank of America

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.816.6172

Location: Staten Island Culture Lounge

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 3, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

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

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R061 Stapleton Playground 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.62435498872900000, -74.07967349040800000 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5792927111995.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577556987c806.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: December 3, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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

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

Register by emailing education@dyckmanfarmhouse.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2dd566da32.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bushwick Inlet Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/its-my-park-at-bushwick-inlet-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/its-my-park-at-bushwick-inlet-park Date: December 3, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 912-8504

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

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72140670781000000, -73.96054959297200000 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Meet Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/crochet-meet-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/crochet-meet-group Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

This program is for parents of children with special needs.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Date subject to change depending on the weather.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c35423c5d6f.jpg Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: West Farms

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:59:36 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Build an A-Frame/Sandwich Board]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/greenthumb-workshop-build-an-aframesandwich-board http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/greenthumb-workshop-build-an-aframesandwich-board Date: December 3, 2016

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

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Union Turnpike Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.73072306158200000, -73.77370300889000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e580ce68a6.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Orchard Beach Marine Life Talk and Seal Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/orchard-beach-marine-life-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/orchard-beach-marine-life-talk Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4685

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:15:09 EST
<![CDATA[Soccer Aerobics Demonstration and Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/soccer-aerobics-demonstration-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/soccer-aerobics-demonstration-open-house Date: December 3, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Sinterklass at the Wyckoff House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/sinterklass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/sinterklass Date: December 3, 2016

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

Free for Museum Members and Cool Culture Families

Sign up on Eventbrite for tickets!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581ca9ac03add.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Art: Conifers, Pine Cones, and Evergreens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/kids-art-conifers-and-evergreens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/kids-art-conifers-and-evergreens Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582f159acf446.jpg Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Our Solar System]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/our-solar-system http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/our-solar-system Date: December 3, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Fouth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Opening Reception and Panel Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-opening-reception-and-panel-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-opening-reception-and-panel-discussion Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835cc5bbf6e7.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/4th-annual-holiday-festival-tree-lighting-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/4th-annual-holiday-festival-tree-lighting-celebration Date: December 3, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.77815603022100000, -73.92440688610100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/583c9ffa55ac2.jpg Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Paper Cup Penguin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/paper-arts-crafts Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Soccer Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: December 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Little Italy Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/bronx-little-italy-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/bronx-little-italy-tree-lighting Date: December 3, 2016

Join the Belmont Business Improvement District and the Bronx Little Italy community for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Ciccarone Park!

Kick off the holiday season in your favorite neighborhood and listen to holiday music as you enjoy freshly-baked Italian cookies and creamy hot chocolate. Santa will also be stopping by to take pictures and listen to your holiday wishlist! The Jolly Holidays holiday carolers will also be performing at the event. Councilman Ritchie Torres will kick off the countdown to light the Christmas tree.

The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is presented by the Belmont Business Improvement District and is sponsored by Artuso Pastry Shop, Cerini Coffee & Gifts, Egidio Pastry Shop, Gino’s Pastry Shop, and Morrone Pastry Shop & Cafe.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 294-8259

Location: Ciccarone Park

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X102 Ciccarone Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.85589981079101600, -73.88670349121094000 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:30:08 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night - Holiday Swing!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/arts-culture-fun-holiday-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/arts-culture-fun-holiday-swing Date: December 3, 2016

Celebrate the season at this festive holiday party featuring the Harlem Swing Dance Society and live music by the Stephanie Jeannot Band.

Enjoy light refreshments, vintage film clips, live dance performances, and a Swing Dance lesson for beginners by the Harlem Swing Dance Society.

About The Harlem Swing Dance Society (THSDS)
The Harlem Swing Dance Society is a premier organization dedicated to culturally sharing the history of Lindy Hop, Swing Dance, and the historic Savoy Ballroom in its Harlem home. Visit The Harlem Swing Dance Society website to check out their calendar of classes and events.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-12-03 2016-12-03 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582cd35c163ce.jpg Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/birding-owls Date: December 3, 2016

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e58f18ee78.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Colonial Cordial Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/colonial-cordial-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/03/colonial-cordial-workshop Date: December 3, 2016

The winter chill provides a perfect excuse to warm ourselves in good cheer and spirits at this workshop on Colonial-era cocktails and cordials, including some creative ways to incorporate late season garden plants into our festive drinks. Gardener Karen and assistant curator Kelsey join us for an evening of adult history craft, where we'll learn the recipes for several drinks and enjoy the fruits of our labors in this interactive workshop.

Due to the alcoholic nature of our recipes participants must be 21+.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-12-03 2016-12-03 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:45:08 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: December 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2016-12-04 2016-12-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: December 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-12-04 2016-12-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: December 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2016-12-04 2016-12-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577546f0a23e2.png Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EST
<![CDATA[Riverdale Park Trail Maintenance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/riverdale-park-trail-maintenance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/riverdale-park-trail-maintenance Date: December 4, 2016

The Stewardship Team will be caring for the trails of Riverdale Park with a special maintenance project at the viewing platform that overlooks the Palisades. Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232 x 127

Location: Palisades Avenue and West 232nd Street (in Seton Park)

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X201 Seton Park 2016-12-04 2016-12-04 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88559330000000000, -73.91877500000000000 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:30:36 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: December 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2016-12-04 2016-12-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Season's Greetings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/family-art-project-seasons-greetings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/family-art-project-seasons-greetings Date: December 4, 2016

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

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-12-04 2016-12-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58223951cdf23.jpg Wed, 09 Nov 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Virginia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/its-my-park-at-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/its-my-park-at-virginia-park Date: December 4, 2016

Please note: This event was rescheduled from December 26.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with G.I.V.E. to help rake the leaves and plant daffodil bulbs at Virginia Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 992-2860

Location: Entrance at Virginia Avenue (in Virginia Park)

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2016-12-04 2016-12-04 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.83386113957600000, -73.86181840300600000 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: December 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-04 2016-12-04 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Christmas in Richmond Town and Traditional Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/christmas-in-richmond-town-and-traditional-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/christmas-in-richmond-town-and-traditional-tree-lighting Date: December 4, 2016

Historic Richmond Town welcomes you to share in the Christmas spirit, embracing Christmas present and Christmas past. Experience nostalgia all through the historic village. At the end of the day, we hope you take away the anticipation of a Christmas filled with peace, love, and joy. All these hallmarks of the holidays come early this year when Historic Richmond Town lights up the town on one of the most memorable nights of the holiday season!

Hosted by The Women's Auxiliary of Historic Richmond Town, experience a winter extravaganza that will offer shoppers unique holiday gifts and handmade decorations as they soak in the seasonal festivities. Ornaments, crafts, baked goods and Mrs. Claus' Attic Treasures will all be available in the Third County Courthouse.

The traditional tree lighting will take place at 5 p.m.

Historic Richmond Town is a historic park with uneven terrain. Please wear appropriate attire, including footwear, and watch your step.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2016-12-04 2016-12-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.56980133056640600, -74.14479827880860000 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/outdoor-skills-shelter-building1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/outdoor-skills-shelter-building1 Date: December 4, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-12-04 2016-12-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e593a94cf3.JPG Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: John Muir Trail (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: December 4, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths) to moderate (longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain) to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-12-04 2016-12-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e44d028686b.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Pre-Concert Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/preconcert-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/preconcert-tea Date: December 4, 2016

Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Mark Twain Room prior to today’s concert in Armor Hall. The Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas. This traditional tea service includes the four classic elements of savory, scones, sweets, and tea. The menu, presented by Great Performances, includes an array of tea sandwiches, scones and bite-sized desserts. Afternoon Tea also includes a glass of sparkling wine and strawberries.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-12-04 2016-12-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582239a73b7e2.jpg Wed, 09 Nov 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Horticulture Tour of the Heather Garden with Author Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/whats-in-bloom-in-the-heather-garden-december-tour-with-author-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/whats-in-bloom-in-the-heather-garden-december-tour-with-author-leslie-day Date: December 4, 2016

Come tour Fort Tryon's Heather Garden and the former Billings Estate entrance area and learn about Fort Tryon's many conifers and evergreens with Leslie Day, author of A Field Guide to New York City.

Find out which conifers pre-date the park, and which have been added in recent park restoration projects to add to the year round beauty and horticultural appeal of the park.

These tours are wheelchair-accessible but persons with mobility issues may find the tour route challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-12-04 2016-12-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581cf6b651b2b.jpg Mon, 07 Nov 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas in the Garden and Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/christmas-in-the-garden-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/christmas-in-the-garden-tree-lighting Date: December 4, 2016

Get into the holiday spirit with fun for the whole family! This event is free with an additional fee for photos with Santa.

Schedule of Activities:

1:00 p.m.
Winter Garden tour

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Photos with Santa (fees apply)

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Holiday ornament making for kids (while supplies last)

3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Live musical performances by The Rough Dozen acapella group
Sponsored by the Kupferberg Center for the Arts

5:00 p.m.
Tree lighting ceremony with Santa. Dress for the weather!

Take advantage of special blowout sales throughout the day at the QBG Shop as part of our Green Holiday Sale!

For more information, visit bit.ly/QBGxmas.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-12-04 2016-12-04 1:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5824d6fca6356.JPG Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:44:55 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/winter-tree-id-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/winter-tree-id-hike-light Date: December 4, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-12-04 2016-12-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e5ab0e17da.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/outdoor-skills-shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/outdoor-skills-shelter-building Date: December 4, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-12-04 2016-12-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e5a1a86377.JPG Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert: Swingtime Big Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/concert-swingtime-big-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/concert-swingtime-big-band Date: December 4, 2016

For its second annual concert at Wave Hill, Swingtime Big Band, the authentic 20-piece swing band led by Steven Shaiman, offers a joyous collection of swing-era classics. Hailed by The New York Times as “musicians who make the sounds of the pre-rock era rock”, the program features timeless music from the libraries of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw and Les Brown, with holiday favorites, including highlights from The Nutcracker Suite, in the mix.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-12-04 2016-12-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58223a00d4a79.jpg Wed, 09 Nov 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 4, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-04 2016-12-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[A Thyme for Healing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/a-thyme-for-healing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/a-thyme-for-healing Date: December 4, 2016

Are you feeling stretched thin like an old rubber band by all the uncertainty of our times? Come join us and get fresh perspectives for our time.

Are you feeling disappointed in the choices of your human family at this particular time? Come join us as we heal from betrayal. Do you feel drained by energy vampires in your circles or on the job but don't know anyone who thinks vampires are real? Come join us, many energy vampires live in and occupy our fields, so we really understand how to placate those lower energies with the plants for our survival.

Join us as we lean down to the plant kingdom for instructions and relief .

We will work with lavender for healing the central nervous system and rose for healing the grieving soul. Together, we will craft herbal healing salts to relieve our own heaviness.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2016-12-04 2016-12-04 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EST
<![CDATA[Third Annual Fort Greene Park Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/3rd-annual-fort-greene-park-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/04/3rd-annual-fort-greene-park-tree-lighting Date: December 4, 2016

Get in the holiday spirit with the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership and the Fort Greene Park Conservancy for our 3rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park.

Take a picture with Santa Claus, listen to holiday music performed by the Susan McKinney choir, enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies, and watch the tree light up at 5:00 p.m.

Please consider bringing new, unwrapped toys to benefit Fort Greene SNAP and Whitman Resident Association's annual holiday toy drive.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 925-2564

Location: Myrtle Avenue Plaza (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-12-04 2016-12-04 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.69322620167900000, -73.97394633293200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b24c3317e9.JPG Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:44:55 EST
<![CDATA[Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/05/open-house-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/05/open-house-week Date: December 5, 2016

St. James Recreation Center will open its doors to the public, offering an opportunity to participate in sports, fitness, creative arts, and computer technology. Free and open to the public.

Participants will need to show a valid photo identication and will be asked to sign a liability waiver.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-12-05 2016-12-05 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/05/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/05/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: December 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-12-05 2016-12-05 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/05/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/05/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: December 5, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-12-05 2016-12-05 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/05/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/05/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: December 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-05 2016-12-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:30:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/05/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/05/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: December 5, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-05 2016-12-05 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/05/open-house-week1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/05/open-house-week1 Date: December 5, 2016

St. James Recreation Center will open its doors to the public, offering an opportunity to participate in sports, fitness, creative arts, and computer technology. Free and open to the public.

Participants will need to show a valid photo identication and will be asked to sign a liability waiver.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-12-05 2016-12-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-12-06 2016-12-06 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/open-house-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/open-house-week Date: December 6, 2016

St. James Recreation Center will open its doors to the public, offering an opportunity to participate in sports, fitness, creative arts, and computer technology. Free and open to the public.

Participants will need to show a valid photo identication and will be asked to sign a liability waiver.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-12-06 2016-12-06 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 6, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-06 2016-12-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: December 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-12-06 2016-12-06 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: December 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-06 2016-12-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art: Books]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/kids-le-petit-artbooks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/kids-le-petit-artbooks Date: December 6, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-06 2016-12-06 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: December 6, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-06 2016-12-06 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Holiday 2016]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/mad-sq-holiday-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/mad-sq-holiday-2016 Date: December 6, 2016

Join us for Madison Square Park’s annual tree lighting ceremony and festivities. The countdown to the illumination of our Tree of Light, a 40-foot balsam fir brought to the park all the way from Vermont, will begin at 4:55 p.m.

Our festive celebration will feature a variety of seasonal activities including a Mad. Sq. Hort seed packet activity with Gardener Steph, festive performances from The Sweetback Sisters, The New York Life Singers, and kids performer and – Mad. Sq. Park favorite – Audra Rox. Taste of Home‘s Gingerbread Blvd. will also be onsite to help set the holiday mood.

Holiday treats will be provided by neighborhood restaurants Hill Country Chicken, Umi Kitchen, Almond, and Shake Shack.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 520-7600

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2016-12-06 2016-12-06 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.74129867553711000, -73.98840332031250000 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Dance and Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/dance-and-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/dance-and-fitness Date: December 6, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-06 2016-12-06 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/open-house-week1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/open-house-week1 Date: December 6, 2016

St. James Recreation Center will open its doors to the public, offering an opportunity to participate in sports, fitness, creative arts, and computer technology. Free and open to the public.

Participants will need to show a valid photo identication and will be asked to sign a liability waiver.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-12-06 2016-12-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[CreateNYC: Develop a Cultural Plan for NYC - Brooklyn Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/createnyc-develop-a-cultural-plan-for-nyc-brooklyn-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/createnyc-develop-a-cultural-plan-for-nyc-brooklyn-workshop Date: December 6, 2016

Would you like more cultural programming in your park? New York City is developing a new cultural plan for all New Yorkers, and we want to hear from you! Show up at an upcoming meeting, or get feedback from your community.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: BRIC Arts Media House

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2016-12-06 2016-12-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.68865966796875000, -73.97912597656250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5819fa4fd9920.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition Opening: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-opening-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-opening-wreath-interpretations Date: December 6, 2016

Join NYC Parks for the opening reception of popular holiday exhibition Wreath Interpretations.

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-06 2016-12-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b70159a107.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: December 6, 2016

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2016-12-06 2016-12-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: December 6, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-12-06 2016-12-06 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577544c62193f.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: December 6, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-12-06 2016-12-06 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775454b87227.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/06/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: December 6, 2016

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-12-06 2016-12-06 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: December 7, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-12-07 2016-12-07 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/open-house-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/open-house-week Date: December 7, 2016

St. James Recreation Center will open its doors to the public, offering an opportunity to participate in sports, fitness, creative arts, and computer technology. Free and open to the public.

Participants will need to show a valid photo identication and will be asked to sign a liability waiver.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-12-07 2016-12-07 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 7, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginitive and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-07 2016-12-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 7, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-07 2016-12-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: December 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-12-07 2016-12-07 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: December 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-07 2016-12-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Book Arts: Adults Journal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/le-petit-book-arts-adults-journal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/le-petit-book-arts-adults-journal Date: December 7, 2016

Create a miniature journal to put your thoughts into.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-07 2016-12-07 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/recycle-to-art Date: December 7, 2016

Make a holiday tree out of brown paper bags.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-07 2016-12-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: December 7, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-07 2016-12-07 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 7, 2016

Come light up the tree at the garden of Lewis H. Latimer House. The tree lighting will be followed with live piano and hot cocoa for children.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2016-12-07 2016-12-07 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/583b1ff042f46.jpg Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:45:07 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 7, 2016

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, starring John Kevin Jones as Mr. Dickens and set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in 19th-century holiday style.

Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before the performance. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.

This event is perfect for families.

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867
TimeOut New York: “One of the 10 Best Plays to see this holiday season”

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-07 2016-12-07 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Funding Your Garden, Park, or Green Space]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/greenthumb-workshop-funding-your-garden-park-or-green-space http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/greenthumb-workshop-funding-your-garden-park-or-green-space Date: December 7, 2016

The Partnerships for Parks (PfP) Capacity Fund Grant program provides small grants of up to $5,000 to strengthen the outreach, membership, and event-planning capacity of community groups who care for their neighborhood parks, gardens, and street trees in all five boroughs of New York City. Meet the PfP Grants Team at this information session and learn how this grant, and other fundraising opportunities, can support your community garden work for the year ahead. Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: United Community Centers

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2016-12-07 2016-12-07 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.66490173339844000, -73.88670349121094000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/open-house-week1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/open-house-week1 Date: December 7, 2016

St. James Recreation Center will open its doors to the public, offering an opportunity to participate in sports, fitness, creative arts, and computer technology. Free and open to the public.

Participants will need to show a valid photo identication and will be asked to sign a liability waiver.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-12-07 2016-12-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/annual-holiday-tree-lighting-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/annual-holiday-tree-lighting-ceremony Date: December 7, 2016

On December 7, join the Rob Susman Brass Quartet and friends for caroling and a tree lighting in Washington Square Park. The sparkling lights on the resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings. Santa Claus himself has promised to appear, candy canes in hand, to lead the children in the illumination countdown.

The Washington Square Association will provide songbooks.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-12-07 2016-12-07 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.73120117187500000, -73.99710083007812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5841a1c71e0d2.JPG Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/07/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: December 7, 2016

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2016-12-07 2016-12-07 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:17 EDT