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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:16:38 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[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: October 9, 2013

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpufdfdf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art's sculptural installation for fall 2013 is by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone and consists of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra), featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Open House at Recreation Center 54]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/open-house-at-recreation-center-54 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/open-house-at-recreation-center-54 Date: October 9, 2013

More than 20 city agencies have observed Customer Service Week since 2008. In honor of the tradition, Recreation Center 54 will be offering free use of the center all day. Tour the center and try out the facilities.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 6:30 am 9:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/525421161e04d.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: October 9, 2013

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement. Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-10-09 2013-10-09 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Greener Pastures Exhibition:125th Anniversary of Bronx Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks Date: October 9, 2013

Curated by Jonathan Kuhn, photographs from NYC Parks' archives will be on exhibit at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

Start time: 8:00 am

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 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/flow13 Date: October 9, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art Date: October 9, 2013

This exhibition features eleven contemporary artists who offer probing personal interpretations on the importance of insects through a variety of media: Brandon Ballengée, Joianne Bittle, Rebecca Clark, Emilie Clark, Talia Greene, Asuka Hishiki, Julian Montague, Lisa Murch, Julia Oldham, Christy Rupp, and Ben Snead. The show is curated by Jennifer Lantzas, NYC Parks’ Public Art Coordinator.

This exhibition takes its name from ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle’s classification of insects by their similar traits: six legs and clearly segmented or “notched” bodies. Humans have had a long and complex relationship with insects. Their alien appearance can be jarring or off-putting, but upon closer inspection insects are works of art. They are often seen as pests or invaders; however, their critical role in our ecosystem and daily lives is increasingly clear as urban farming, gardening, and the impact of syndromes like Colony Collapse Disorder become prevalent. Insects are keen indicators of the health of our environment. They help break down and decompose rotting materials, which reintroduces rich nutrients into the soil. They are also the first line of defense against invasive plants and other harmful insects.

Located on the Arsenal lawn, Brandon Ballengée’s outdoor light installation creates interactions between nocturnal arthropods and humans. In the gallery, Joianne Bittle’s Goliath Beetle is removed from his natural surroundings and placed on a gold background, referencing religious icons from the Byzantine era. A botanic wallpaper installation by Talia Greene is inhabited by a colony of weaver ants, illustrating our vain attempts to impose order on the natural world. Faux books and records designed by Julian Montague document the hypothetical history of pest control. In her videos, Julia Oldham translates insects’ behaviors into choreographed performances. Ben Snead paints insects in geometric patterns—a personal classification system based on aesthetics rather than science. Rebecca Clark, Emilie Clark, Asuka Hishiki, Lisa Murch, and Christy Rupp also present diverse artworks that herald insects as fascinating creatures to be studied, understood and celebrated.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521671b5e9e1a.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: October 9, 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 lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

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.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: October 9, 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 lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

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.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Soundview Park,Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703; 40.8194, -73.8778 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: October 9, 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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga5 Date: October 9, 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 lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

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.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 Date: October 9, 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: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Take Care NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/shape-up-nyc-at-take-care-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/shape-up-nyc-at-take-care-ny Date: October 9, 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 Pavilion Lobby for Calypso Cardio, a total body workout set to fun, energetic Calypso music that addresses muscle strength and endurance.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Hospital Center

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2013-10-09 2013-10-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7174, -73.8041 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Hamilton Fish Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-hamilton-fish-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-hamilton-fish-recreation-center Date: October 9, 2013

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2013-10-09 2013-10-09 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7198, -73.9818 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f2fe328020.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Building Up Young Forests Presented by the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/milliontreesnyc-building-up-young-forests-presented-by-the-nynj-super-bowl-host-committee-and-the-nfl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/milliontreesnyc-building-up-young-forests-presented-by-the-nynj-super-bowl-host-committee-and-the-nfl Date: October 9, 2013

New trees were planted last spring at sites across all five boros. Just as important to planting trees is ensuring their long-term health and survival through stewardship. During October 8 – 16, volunteers, with the support of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL, will come out to all five boroughs and help take care of their neighborhood’s newest green asset—their growing forest. Volunteers will pull weeds, remove invasive vegetation, add mulch, and clean up any litter. The stewardship activities will culminate in the largest planting in one site to date on Saturday October 19, 2013 with 20,000 trees and 5,000 shrubs planted at Rockaway Community Park.

Register

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kissena Corridor Park at 142nd Street (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7476, -73.8234 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: October 9, 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 lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

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.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: October 9, 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 lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

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.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Soundview Park,Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703; 40.8194, -73.8778 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: October 9, 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 lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

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.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/greenbelt-peepers Date: October 9, 2013

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450 x302

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Open House at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/customer-service-week-at-st-marys-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/customer-service-week-at-st-marys-recreation-center Date: October 9, 2013

More than 20 city agencies have observed Customer Service Week since 2008. In honor of the tradition, St. Mary's Recreation Center will be offering access to the center to members and non-members alike, all day. Tour the center, meet the managers and receive free giveaways while supplies last.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 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 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTrees NYC at Kissena Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/milliontrees-nyc-at-kissena-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/milliontrees-nyc-at-kissena-park Date: October 9, 2013

Come out to Kissena Park and help take care of the neighborhood’s newest green asset — the growing forest. Volunteers will pull weeds, remove invasive vegetation, add mulch, and cleanup any litter.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5961

Location: 142nd Street and 56th Avenue (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7476, -73.8235 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-herbert-von-king-cultural-arts-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-herbert-von-king-cultural-arts-center Date: October 9, 2013

More than 20 city agencies have observed Customer Service Week since 2008. In honor of the tradition, tour Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center and meet the manager.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 622-2082

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f1a7ccbe54.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: October 9, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The chrysanthemum—kiku in Japanese—is the most celebrated of Japan's fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden presents these magnificent chrysanthemums in homage to hanami, the traditional custom of enjoying the ephemeral beauty of flowers, spotlighting a centerpiece of unforgettable kiku trained to grow in a mesmerizing variety of shapes and styles. Learn more about the show and the designers.

Special weekend events spotlight the arts of bonsai and ikebana, as well as taiko drumming, and celebrate the importance of flowers in Japanese culture. See the full program lineup.

Complement your visit with a special taste of Japan in Stephen STARR Event's limited-run Japanese Pop-Up Restaurant.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-10-09 2013-10-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden2 Date: October 9, 2013

Celebrate the importance of flowers in Japanese culture.

The chrysanthemum—kiku in Japanese—is the most celebrated of Japan's fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden presents these magnificent chrysanthemums, in homage to hanami (the traditional custom of enjoying the ephemeral beauty of flowers), spotlighting a centerpiece of unforgettable kiku trained to grow in a mesmerizing variety of shapes and styles.

Learn more about the show and the designers. Complement your visit with a special taste of Japan in Stephen STARR Event's limited-run Japanese Pop-Up Restaurant.

Special weekend events spotlight the arts of bonsai and ikebana, as well as taiko drumming.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-10-09 2013-10-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Boot Camp Exercise Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/boot-camp-exercise-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/boot-camp-exercise-class Date: October 9, 2013

The boot camp exercise class is perfect for those wanting high energy activity.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/bryant-park-chess Date: October 9, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: October 9, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/bryant-park-games Date: October 9, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: October 9, 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: South Oxford Park,South Oxford Street and Atlantic Commmons (in South Oxford Park)

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B407 South Oxford Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724; 40.6841, -73.9729 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 Date: October 9, 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 lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

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.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.869, -73.9224 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-lost-battalion-hall-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-lost-battalion-hall-recreation-center Date: October 9, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2013-10-09 2013-10-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f11f4e204a.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Metropolitan Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-metropolitan-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-metropolitan-recreation-center Date: October 9, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 599-5707

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center Date: October 9, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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2013-10-09 2013-10-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6133, -74.03 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f14344f35e.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at McCarren Play Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-mccarren-play-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-mccarren-play-center Date: October 9, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2013-10-09 2013-10-09 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f1876993b0.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Brownsville Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-brownsville-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-brownsville-recreation-center Date: October 9, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Red Hook Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-red-hook-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-red-hook-recreation-center Date: October 9, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6724, -74.004 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f26d7cff5d.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Sunset Park Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-sunset-park-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-sunset-park-recreation-center Date: October 9, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f27c85930d.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 9, 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 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: October 9, 2013

This working collection is significant for the practical information, aesthetic guidance, and reading pleasure it gave early members. On view during public hours: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Tavern & Its Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green Date: October 9, 2013

Discover the parade ground that became the Sheep Meadow, and the sheepfold that became the world famous restaurant. Explore the Children’s District and the Mall with its statues and majestic stand of American Elms.

Route moderately flat. 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: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Giuseppe Mazzini statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9768 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5249dc8f0bc71.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at St. John's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-st-johns-recreation-center2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-st-johns-recreation-center2 Date: October 9, 2013

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2013-10-09 2013-10-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f153316807.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at J. Hood Wright Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center Date: October 9, 2013

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/paper-arts-crafts Date: October 9, 2013

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts using multiple mediums.

Start time: 1:30 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 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[The Haunted Pumpkin Garden at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/the-haunted-pumpkin-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/the-haunted-pumpkin-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: October 9, 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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2013-10-09 2013-10-09 1:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52542bbd71ef3.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment Date: October 9, 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 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Working with Teens in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/greenthumb-workshop-working-with-teens-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/greenthumb-workshop-working-with-teens-in-the-garden Date: October 9, 2013

Navigate the fun but often challenging world of working with kids in the garden. We will go over proper garden behavior and stewardship practices with hands-on demonstrations. We also hope to offer strategies that will allow you to get work done in the garden while still executing a successful lesson plan.

Supplies: kids' gloves, wheelbarrows & trowels

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: La Isla Garden

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2013-10-09 2013-10-09 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8319, -73.9293 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project in Queens: Composting in the City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/nyc-compost-project-in-queens-composting-in-the-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/nyc-compost-project-in-queens-composting-in-the-city Date: October 9, 2013

Leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings, and weeds can all become garden gold through composting. Join us to learn the essentials of outdoor composting in city yards. Registration required; email compost@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 539-5296.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-10-09 2013-10-09 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: St. John's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment2 Date: October 9, 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: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2013-10-09 2013-10-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-thomas-jefferson-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-thomas-jefferson-recreation-center Date: October 9, 2013

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1383

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7935, -73.9367 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f308fb3fc6.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-lost-battalion-hall-recreation-center1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-lost-battalion-hall-recreation-center1 Date: October 9, 2013

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2013-10-09 2013-10-09 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f129a52127.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: October 9, 2013

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

This program is free, and all are welcome, No registration is required.

For other Shape Up NYC locations, visit www.nyc.gov or call 311.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8107 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/meet-the-manager-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: October 9, 2013

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f326c75dc2.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:16:40 EDT