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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:45:03 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[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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:03 EDT