NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:16:25 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: October 8, 2013

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-10-08 2013-10-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521e22a9a479f.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:16:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: October 8, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis and yoga instruction in 2 different parks in Brooklyn.

This season, CityParks Seniors Fitness returns for six weeks to Marine Park in Southeast Brooklyn and South Oxford Park in Fort Greene. All activities will take place twice a week for one hour at each park through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness in Brooklyn for Fall 2013:

NOTE: Schedule subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedule visit: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/sports/seniors-fitness.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760–6999.

BROOKLYN
Marine Park

Tennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM – Tennis Courts at Ave. S and E. 32nd St.

Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM – Nature Center at Ave. U and E 32nd St.

South Oxford Park

Yoga – Wednesdays/Fridays at 11 AM – Atlantic Commons between S. Oxford St. and Cumberland St.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-10-08 2013-10-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:16:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/meet-the-manager-at-roy-wilkins-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/meet-the-manager-at-roy-wilkins-recreation-center Date: October 8, 2013

More than 20 city agencies have observed Customer Service Week since 2008. In honor of the tradition, tour Roy Wilkins Recreation Center and meet the manager.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 276-8686

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2013-10-08 2013-10-08 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5254261630245.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:16:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: October 8, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-10-08 2013-10-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:16:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Take Care NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/shape-up-nyc-at-take-care-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/shape-up-nyc-at-take-care-ny Date: October 8, 2013

NYC Parks is partnering with Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) to offer FREE fitness classes during Take Care NY screening events throughout the city.

Join us in the Atrium for Stretching, a beginner class that will strengthen and fine tune major muscle groups.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jacobi Medical Center

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2013-10-08 2013-10-08 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8541, -73.8469 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:16:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: History of Sports in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/central-park-tour-history-of-sports-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/central-park-tour-history-of-sports-in-central-park Date: October 8, 2013

Learn how tastes in recreation have changed since the mid-19th century and how the Park has changed to mirror those tastes.

The route for this walk involves a few stairs. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more must schedule a Custom Tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-08 2013-10-08 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d707e68e71c.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:16:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Hansborough Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/meet-the-manager-at-hansborough-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/meet-the-manager-at-hansborough-recreation-center Date: October 8, 2013

More than 20 city agencies have observed Customer Service Week since 2008. In honor of the tradition, tour Hansborough Recreation Center and meet the manager.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2013-10-08 2013-10-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f2ee94ef41.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:16:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/open-hours-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/open-hours-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: October 8, 2013

Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, come meander at your own pace along the rustic trail and see how the Conservancy is turning this once-weed-filled promontory into a native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife. The wood chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. Please, no groups, dogs, bikes or strollers; capacity is limited.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-08 2013-10-08 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:16:25 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Al Oerter Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment2 Date: October 8, 2013

DigitalWork NYC, for 16 to 26 year olds, is a valuable opportunity to gain technical job skills for free. Become certified in Microsoft Office 10 or Adobe Creative Suite 6, learn resume writing and interview techniques, receive job search support from an employment specialist and more!

These recruitment sessions help you through the application and interview process. Recreation Center membership is not required to attend.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-10-08 2013-10-08 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:16:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: October 8, 2013

All participants will learn how to purchase yarn, needles & hooks, read directions and make a 4"x4" square to measure tension to be able to finish a pot holder or scarf. Knitters will learn how to cast on and how to knit or purl. Crocheters will learn to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

Supplies:

Participants should bring a 7oz skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. No multi-colored, nor dark colored yarns. Knitters should purchase #8 needles, crocheters should purchase an "H" hook.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-10-08 2013-10-08 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:16:25 EDT
<![CDATA[The Haunted Pumpkin Garden at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/the-haunted-pumpkin-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/the-haunted-pumpkin-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: October 8, 2013

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden is back and spookier than ever!

Experience the thrills and chills of the season with a garden full of intricately carved pumpkin sculptures, bugs, bats, parades, and more.

New this year: the Haunted Pumpkin Garden features creepy-creature encounters every weekend and the largest Spooky Nighttime Adventures trail ever!

On October 19–20, watch master carver Ray Villafane of the Food Network transform humongous pumpkins into unearthly creatures. It's so much fun, it's scary!

Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more await discovery at every turn in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. The display includes more than 500 intricately carved pumpkins that are sure to capture your youngster's imagination.

Every day kids can play inside a "gourd-geous" Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, look for wiggly worms, and join a Halloween Parade, while every weekend offers even more treats.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-10-08 2013-10-08 1:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52542bbd71ef3.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:16:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour at Wave Hill: Tandem Pursuits: Armor & Ichthyology Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/gallery-tours-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/gallery-tours-at-wave-hill Date: October 8, 2013

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of Wave Hill’s fall exhibition, Tandem Pursuits: Armor & Ichthyology, which celebrates the interests of former Wave Hill House resident Bashford Dean. Dean was Curator of Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Curator of Fish at the American Museum of Natural History. The intersection of his interest in both fish and armor provides the opportunity to bring together a remarkable group of contemporary art that explores concepts of adaptation, pattern, and protection. The tour also includes Sunroom Project Space installations by Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows Onyedika Chuke and Francisco Donoso.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-10-08 2013-10-08 2:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524c7f602f7cd.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:16:25 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment Date: October 8, 2013

DigitalWork NYC, for 16 to 26 year olds, is a valuable opportunity to gain technical job skills for free. Become certified in Microsoft Office 10 or Adobe Creative Suite 6, learn resume writing and interview techniques, receive job search support from an employment specialist and more!

These recruitment sessions help you through the application and interview process. Recreation Center membership is not required to attend.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-10-08 2013-10-08 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:16:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 8, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-10-08 2013-10-08 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:16:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Lecture: Six Footed Sublime: Insects in New York City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/lecturesix-footed-sublime-insects-in-new-york-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/lecturesix-footed-sublime-insects-in-new-york-city Date: October 8, 2013

The philosopher Immanuel Kant described the sublime in three forms: the noble, the splendid, and the terrifying. Insects represent all three, beautiful and inspiring while simultaneously alien and frightening. Mike Feller’s photographs of insects in New York City Parks illustrate their diverse forms and natural history, which both seduce and repel.

Mike Feller is the Chief Naturalist of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Natural Resources Group. Having started with Parks as an Urban Park Ranger in 1983, he is now celebrating his 30th year. He has a degree in Anthropology from SUNY-Albany and has completed graduate studies in Archaeology, Ethnobotany, and Cultural Ecology. He suffered from a fear of insects until taking an entomology class as a graduate student at Queens College in 1993. Mike’s nature photographs have been published in the New York Times, The Conservationist, GEO, Brooklyn Bridge, Universum (Austria), and five books by other authors on the natural history of New York City.

This event is free, but seating is limited. To RSVP, please email artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

In conjunction with the exhibition Notched Bodies: Insects in Contemporary Art in the Arsenal Gallery, September 13 – November 13, 2013

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-08 2013-10-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52407f4eeff16.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:16:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: October 8, 2013

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-10-08 2013-10-08 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:16:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/meet-the-manager-at-roy-wilkins-recreation-center1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/08/meet-the-manager-at-roy-wilkins-recreation-center1 Date: October 8, 2013

More than 20 city agencies have observed Customer Service Week since 2008. In honor of the tradition, tour Roy Wilkins Recreation Center and meet the manager.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 276-8686

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2013-10-08 2013-10-08 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5254265262804.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:16:25 EDT