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 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:33:02 GMT <![CDATA[Morris-Jumel Mansion Family Day Event: Annual Colonial Holiday Pomanders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/morrisjumel-mansion-family-day-event-annual-colonial-holiday-pomanders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/morrisjumel-mansion-family-day-event-annual-colonial-holiday-pomanders Date: December 10, 2016

Join us in our annual Colonial Holiday Pomanders event! A popular tradition from the Colonial period, pomanders are dried oranges studded with cloves. Make your own pomander to take home.

From 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., we will have we’ll have an Autism-friendly session! Please register in advance for this session.

This program is free with museum admission. For more information or to register please call (212) 923-8008 or email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Felted Soaps and Ornaments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/holiday-workshop-weekend-felted-soaps-and-ornaments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/holiday-workshop-weekend-felted-soaps-and-ornaments Date: December 10, 2016

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens and galleries at Wave Hill. Gift-giving never felt so good! Artist Anne Scully guides you through two techniques for felting—the art of transforming dyed wool into dense, colorful cloth.

Roll up your sleeves and practice bonding and shrinking the fibers using water, heat, and agitation to wet felt onto a usable loofah-like washcloth. Try your hand at the more intricate technique of needle felting to turn fibers into winter ornaments or gift tags.

Children eight years old and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58223a9442350.jpg Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Natural Wreaths and Swags]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/holiday-workshop-weekend-natural-wreaths-and-swags http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/holiday-workshop-weekend-natural-wreaths-and-swags Date: December 10, 2016

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens and galleries at Wave Hill. Gift-giving never felt so good! Craft one-of-a-kind holiday decorations using fresh greens harvested from Wave Hill’s gardens.

Each participant designs a verdant wreath or swag accented with natural materials and elegant accessories. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day demonstrates simple floral techniques and provides plenty of materials to fuel your creative spirit.

Children eight years old and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58223b029cc2f.jpg Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:15:06 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Amaryllis Gift Kits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/holiday-workshop-weekend-amaryllis-gift-kits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/holiday-workshop-weekend-amaryllis-gift-kits Date: December 10, 2016

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens and galleries at Wave Hill. Gift-giving never felt so good! Amaryllis are easy to grow and produce dramatic blooms for the winter windowsill. Pot up an amaryllis bulb in a terracotta pot, cover it with a saucer, and decorate the “kit” for a beautiful and environmentally-friendly gift, with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer.

Children eight years old and older arewelcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58223b5ac5685.jpg Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:15:06 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Organizing for Garden Success: Group Structure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/greenthumb-workshop-organizing-for-garden-success-group-structure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/greenthumb-workshop-organizing-for-garden-success-group-structure Date: December 10, 2016

Part 1 of 3: Disorganization creates dysfunction.

This 3-part workshop series is designed to help your garden group build a strong foundation to deal with the many issues that arise in a community space. In this workshop, we will discuss different examples of group structure and how they can help alleviate stressful decision-making.

Please RSVP here. Please bring photo ID.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2016-12-10 2016-12-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71048049702100000, -74.00351333618200000 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park Date: December 10, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Screenwriting Process]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/screenwriting-process http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/screenwriting-process Date: December 10, 2016

This writing series will workshop the following topics: Discovering Visual Elements; Creating Characters; Plots and Outlines; Proper Screening Format; How to Make Natural Character Dialogue; Emphsaizing Character Development; How to Find Inspiration from the World Around You; and Discovering Genre.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:30:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Screen Writing: Story Development]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/screen-writing-story-development http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/screen-writing-story-development Date: December 10, 2016

Join Juan Ramirez Jr. for this class. Bring your story idea to develop into a play, screenplay, or series.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:15:09 EST
<![CDATA[13th Annual Holiday Craft Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/13th-annual-holiday-craft-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/13th-annual-holiday-craft-workshop Date: December 10, 2016

Come to the nature center for our annual craft workshop, where participants create winter-inspired handmade pieces using natural objects.

Ages 10 and older. Supplies are limited. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. To register for this event, please contact the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy at (718) 351-3450 or by email at naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Monuments of Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/historic-new-york-monuments-of-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/historic-new-york-monuments-of-prospect-park Date: December 10, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza)

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.67290115356445000, -73.96980285644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e44e0e5566b.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: December 10, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: December 10, 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 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Meet the Patels Screening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/arts-culture-fun-meet-the-patels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/arts-culture-fun-meet-the-patels Date: December 10, 2016

Indie Lens Pop Up and PBS present a screening of Meet the Patels. Ravi Patel is almost 30, an actor, and, worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still unmarried. After he breaks up with his white girlfriend, Ravi submits to his parents' wishes and allows them to play matchmaker. The true-life romantic comedy Meet the Patels explores the influences of culture and identity on the most intense, personal, and important part of one's life — love.

Stay afterwards for a lively conversation about the film with a panel made up of members from the community

About Indie Lens Pop-Up Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-367-3657

Location: Owen Dolen Recreaton Center

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2016-12-10 2016-12-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83959960937500000, -73.87039947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ffc81608e9c.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:45:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Paper Cup Penguin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/paper-arts-crafts Date: December 10, 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 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Wildlife Workshop with Bobby Horvath]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/wildlife-workshop-with-bobby-horvath http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/wildlife-workshop-with-bobby-horvath Date: December 10, 2016

Have you ever wanted to meet an eagle owl? Pet a fox? Hold a red-tailed hawk? Here's your chance to get up close and personal with Northern Manhattan Parks' wildlife.

Join rehabilitator, Bobby Horvath, to meet some of the wildlife and learn about the work of Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation.

Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581cf8d5e800b.jpg Mon, 07 Nov 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[A Holiday Concert with Brooklyn Baroque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/a-holiday-concert-with-brooklyn-baroque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/a-holiday-concert-with-brooklyn-baroque Date: December 10, 2016

This holiday concert at the Morris-Jumel Mansion features works by Telemann, Gluck, Cesti, and Boismortier, among others. Michael Maliakel, baritone; Margaret Ziemnicka, violin; David Bakamjian, cello; Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord.

$25, $20 (members). For more information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/winter-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/winter-wonderland Date: December 10, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with an evening of crafts, games, music, photo stations, and more!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Brookville Boulevard and 144 Avenue (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.66139984130859400, -73.74199676513672000 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:30:08 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/holiday-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/holiday-on-the-hudson Date: December 10, 2016

Join Summer on the Hudson & Riverside Park Conservancy on Saturday December 10th for our annual holiday tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, and hot chocolate (while supplies last & please bring your own reusable mug).

Event Schedule

  • 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - The Harlem Swing Dance Society performs and leads a dance lesson with the crowd (wear comfortable shoes and join in).
  • 5:30 p.m. - Join in to throw the switch to light the tree!
  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Barnard Bacchantae sings seasonal and popular songs.
  • Throughout the event visit the Baylander docked on the Excursion Pier for children's activities and fun and visit the CBS-FM table for your chance to take home one of many great prizes.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5705621e6b970.JPG Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:59:51 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/birding-owls Date: December 10, 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. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e5b588b16a.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 10, 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: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Long Nights Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/astronomy-long-nights-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/astronomy-long-nights-moon Date: December 10, 2016

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

Using a reflecting telescope, the Urban Park Rangers will show you where the 6 Apollo missions that landed on the moon actually touched down. Explore the Mare Tranquillitatis (Sea of Tranquility) of Apollo 11 and the Apennine Mountains of Apollo 15, among others. Dive to the depths of craters named for Archimedes, Plato, and Copernicus.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e5c0397be4.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: December 11, 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 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 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/2016/12/11/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: December 11, 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 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 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: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: December 11, 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 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 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[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: December 11, 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 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 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[Winter Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/winter-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/winter-birding Date: December 11, 2016

The Hudson River Valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats. Birders of all levels are welcome. Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission to the grounds.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58223ba82177d.jpg Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Snowflakes, Candles, and Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/family-art-project-snowflakes-candles-and-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/family-art-project-snowflakes-candles-and-stars Date: December 11, 2016

Fire and ice don’t usually go together, but as the winter days get shorter and colder, we’ll celebrate both. Take a simple candlestick and, using colorful, clay-like wax, mix and mold an inventive image of nature onto a candle, or weave a string star or symmetrical button snowflake at this fun, seasonal bazaar.

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 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58223bfaecb2b.jpg Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Felted Soaps and Ornaments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/holiday-workshop-weekend-felted-soaps-and-ornaments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/holiday-workshop-weekend-felted-soaps-and-ornaments Date: December 11, 2016

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens and galleries at Wave Hill. Gift-giving never felt so good!

Artist Anne Scully guides you through two techniques for felting—the art of transforming dyed wool into dense, colorful cloth. Roll up your sleeves and practice bonding and shrinking the fibers using water, heat and agitation to wet felt onto a usable loofah-like washcloth. Try your hand at the more intricate technique of needle felting to turn fibers into winter ornaments or gift tags.

Children eight years old and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58223c43f3e5c.jpg Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:15:06 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Natural Wreaths and Swags]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/holiday-workshop-weekend-natural-wreaths-and-swags http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/holiday-workshop-weekend-natural-wreaths-and-swags Date: December 11, 2016

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens and galleries at Wave Hill. Gift-giving never felt so good! Craft one-of-a-kind holiday decorations using fresh greens harvested from Wave Hill’s gardens.

Each participant designs a verdant wreath or swag accented with natural materials and elegant accessories. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day demonstrates simple floral techniques and provides plenty of materials to fuel your creative spirit. Children eight and older welcome with an adult. Holiday Workshop Weekend event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58223c85db05a.jpg Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:15:06 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Amaryllis Gift Kits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/holiday-workshop-weekend-amaryllis-gift-kits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/holiday-workshop-weekend-amaryllis-gift-kits Date: December 11, 2016

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens and galleries at Wave Hill. Gift-giving never felt so good!

Amaryllis are easy to grow and produce dramatic blooms for the winter windowsill. Pot up an amaryllis bulb in a terracotta pot, cover it with a saucer and decorate the “kit” for a beautiful and environmentally-friendly gift, with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer.

Children eight years old and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58223cba60d20.jpg Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:15:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: December 11, 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 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 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[Trail of the Month: William T. Davis Trail and New Springville Greenway.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/trail-of-the-month-william-t-davis-trail-and-new-springville-greenway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/trail-of-the-month-william-t-davis-trail-and-new-springville-greenway Date: December 11, 2016

Beginning at the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge, take a short loop walk on the Pink Trail, then proceed along the New Springville Greenway. Weather and trail conditions permitting; this hike may be up to 6 miles in length.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Native Plant Center

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2016-12-11 2016-12-11 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59420013427734400, -74.16780090332031000 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:45:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Wonderland Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/winter-wonderland-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/winter-wonderland-hike-vigorous Date: December 11, 2016

As we approach the shortest day of the year, join us for one of our longest hikes, as we explore Central Park from top to bottom. Central Park will be decorated for the holidays, so be sure to bring your camera.

Registration is required. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers Program Registration page. Registration begins on November 27.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e5c6adf9c6.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/family-nature-walk Date: December 11, 2016

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58223cf765bd2.jpg Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: December 11, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Come learn about one of our more fascinating neighbors—the coyote.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Deer Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/deer-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/deer-exploration-hike Date: December 11, 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 as we explore the park for one of Staten Island's most popular residents—white-tailed deer!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Printmaking Workshop with Hilary Lorenz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/printmaking-workshop-with-hilary-lorenz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/printmaking-workshop-with-hilary-lorenz Date: December 11, 2016

Join artist Hilary Lorenz for this special printmaking demonstration and workshop! Lorenz will lead demonstrations of printing a linoleum block on a portable printing press, after which visitors will be invited to ink pre-cut blocks and create their own images to take home or add to her art installation currently on display at 99 Plymouth. Participants can make prints of birds native to the park, including mergansers, cormorants, seagulls and mallard ducks! All ages are welcome!

Photos by Hilary Lorenz

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58344c8fe862c.jpg Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:44:54 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 11, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Salon: Street Photography - Ruddy Roye]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/sunday-salon-ruddy-roye http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/sunday-salon-ruddy-roye Date: December 11, 2016

Get up close and personal with NYC’s great street photographers in this new series of talks led by the museum’s curator Paul Moakley. Each photographer will discuss their work, process, and hold an informal conversation about using the street as an open studio.

Featuring photographer Ruddy Roye, who uses portraiture and social media to collaborate with and document subjects on a variety of issues dealing with race and economic disparity.

Limited to 20 participants. Buy advance tickets at aliceausten.org/salons.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Mercury at Elongation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/astronomy-mercury-at-elongation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/astronomy-mercury-at-elongation Date: December 11, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipment is provided. Stargazing is best on clear nights; in case of cloud cover, Urban Park Rangers will be prepared with additional related activities.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e5da6176a8.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 11, 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: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/astronomy-the-geminids-meteor-shower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/astronomy-the-geminids-meteor-shower Date: December 11, 2016

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

See one of the best meteor showers in the heavens, producing up to 120 multi-colored meteors per hour at its peak, which is predicted to take place on December 14. Meteors are best viewed on cloud-free nights, but this program is rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e5e2ccd7d0.jpg Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/12/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/12/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 12, 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 2016-12-12 2016-12-12 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[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/12/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/12/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: December 12, 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 2016-12-12 2016-12-12 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/2016/12/12/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/12/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: December 12, 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 2016-12-12 2016-12-12 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/2016/12/12/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/12/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: December 12, 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 2016-12-12 2016-12-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/12/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/12/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: December 12, 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 2016-12-12 2016-12-12 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 13, 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 2016-12-13 2016-12-13 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[Marine Park Mugwort Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/marine-park-mugwort-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/marine-park-mugwort-pull Date: December 13, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect the young forest of Marine Park! Volunteers will help to pull and cut Mugwort, which threatens the otherwise healthy forest. Everyone will be trained in tree care and invasive removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy 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: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-12-13 2016-12-13 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.93029785156250000 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 12:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 13, 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 2016-12-13 2016-12-13 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/2016/12/13/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 13, 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 2016-12-13 2016-12-13 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[Adaptive Sports Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/adpative-sports-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/adpative-sports-carnival Date: December 13, 2016

Join NYC Parks for a fun-filled day of sports and fitness, adaptive games, and carnival-themed activities!

For more information about accessibility at NYC Parks, including accessible events, please visit our Accessibily page or call 311.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 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 2016-12-13 2016-12-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:44:49 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: December 13, 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 2016-12-13 2016-12-13 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: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: December 13, 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 2016-12-13 2016-12-13 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[Kids Le Petit Art: Books]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/kids-le-petit-artbooks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/kids-le-petit-artbooks Date: December 13, 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 2016-12-13 2016-12-13 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/2016/12/13/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: December 13, 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 2016-12-13 2016-12-13 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: December 13, 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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2016-12-13 2016-12-13 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[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 13, 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: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-13 2016-12-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: December 13, 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 2016-12-13 2016-12-13 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[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: December 13, 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 2016-12-13 2016-12-13 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[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/13/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: December 13, 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 2016-12-13 2016-12-13 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/2016/12/14/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: December 14, 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 2016-12-14 2016-12-14 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 14, 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 2016-12-14 2016-12-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 14, 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 2016-12-14 2016-12-14 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/2016/12/14/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: December 14, 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 2016-12-14 2016-12-14 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: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 14, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 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 2016-12-14 2016-12-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Book Arts: Adults Journal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/le-petit-book-arts-adults-journal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/le-petit-book-arts-adults-journal Date: December 14, 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 2016-12-14 2016-12-14 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/2016/12/14/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/recycle-to-art Date: December 14, 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 2016-12-14 2016-12-14 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/2016/12/14/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: December 14, 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 2016-12-14 2016-12-14 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 14, 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 2016-12-14 2016-12-14 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Art Inspired By...Wassily Kandinsky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/art-inspired-bywassily-kandinsky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/art-inspired-bywassily-kandinsky Date: December 14, 2016

Join NYC Parks for an Art Inspired By...painter and art theorist Wassily Kandinsky. Create your own masterpiece inspired by Kandinsky's creation of abstract artwork. No experience necessary. RSVP is required.

The Art Inspired By series includes an overview of either a famous artist, specific art technique, or a particular medium, followed by a hands-on workshop.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2016-12-14 2016-12-14 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f6a9a49600d.JPG Fri, 07 Oct 2016 10:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum1 Date: December 14, 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: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-14 2016-12-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: December 14, 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 2016-12-14 2016-12-14 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Learn to Play Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: December 14, 2016

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

Learn the rules and techniques, dribbling, and passing. Have fun while learning and practicing this exciting game.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-14 2016-12-14 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:44:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 15, 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 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 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[Gowanus Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/gowanus-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/gowanus-street-tree-care Date: December 15, 2016

Interested in caring for the trees in Gowanus, Brooklyn? Come on down and join the Stewardship Team for a day of giving your neighborhood a little TreeLC! Volunteers will be trained in best practices and street tree identification techniques. Come dressed in sturdy shoes or 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: Third Avenue and Butler Street

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2016-12-15 2016-12-15 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.68091684492300000, -73.98371287116400000 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 12:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 15, 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 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 15, 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 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 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[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/greenbelt-peepers Date: December 15, 2016

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-old kids and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Space is limited. Registration requested. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:45:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/shape-up-nyc-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/shape-up-nyc-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: December 15, 2016

Join us for this adult Shape Up class featuring stretches and exercises to world music for fitness, health, and well-being.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: December 15, 2016

The Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude of different projects throughout the park. The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects. Regardless of physical ability, there's something for everyone to do.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: December 15, 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 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 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: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: December 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/special-express-arts Date: December 15, 2016

Engaging, exciting, and inspiring special needs adults through the arts, for self expression.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 11:00 am 0:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: December 15, 2016

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. This program is suitable for three- and four-year-old tots.

Space is limited. Registration is requested. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/creative-3d-arts Date: December 15, 2016

Have fun creating a 3D paper cut art piece using various mediums.

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 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: December 15, 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 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Wreath Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/greenthumb-workshop-wreath-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/greenthumb-workshop-wreath-making Date: December 15, 2016

Learn how to create your own natural holiday wreath for indoors or outdoors. All supplies will be provided along with natural pine cones and ribbon to decorate your own wreath.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-12-15 2016-12-15 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: December 15, 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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2016-12-15 2016-12-15 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[How to Start or Join a Community Park Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/how-to-grow-your-community-park-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/how-to-grow-your-community-park-group Date: December 15, 2016

For decades, New Yorkers have been taking ownership of their local parks by starting park community groups. These groups bring programs and funding to their parks and advocate for political support. Join us for a free workshop to learn how you can join an existing local group, or start a new one!

  • Connect to community park groups in your neighborhood
  • Hear from experienced park group leaders in your borough
  • Gain five free parks resources
  • Learn the first 3 steps to starting a new group

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5342

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e92e81a1862.png Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 15, 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: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (800) 838-3006

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 16, 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 2016-12-16 2016-12-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582b71aaaa6ee.JPG Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 16, 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 2016-12-16 2016-12-16 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/2016/12/16/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: December 16, 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 2016-12-16 2016-12-16 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[Baby and Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/baby-and-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/baby-and-me Date: December 16, 2016

Enjoy stories, play, and arts activities together.

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 2016-12-16 2016-12-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-16 2016-12-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Whimsical Winter Wonder...Upcycle Bottle Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/paint-it-up-whimsical-winter-wonderupcycle-bottle-art-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/paint-it-up-whimsical-winter-wonderupcycle-bottle-art-adults Date: December 16, 2016

Paint and decorate your personal wine bottles or other bottles. Take inspiration from our Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. Participants must provide their own bottles, clean inside and out. All labels and gummy residue must be removed and bottles must be dry. Adults of all ages

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 2016-12-16 2016-12-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: December 16, 2016

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-16 2016-12-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts: Snowman Bottle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/seasonal-arts-and-craftssnowman-bottle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/seasonal-arts-and-craftssnowman-bottle Date: December 16, 2016

Create a decorative work of art on your personal jars and bottles to take home. Get inspiration from our Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. Participants must bring their own bottles and jars (plastic containers: jam and jelly jars, dish washing liquid detergent bottles). Containers must be clean and dry, inside and out, labels and gummy residue removed. Jars and bottles should be no larger than 16oz.

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 2016-12-16 2016-12-16 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:12 EST