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 02:15:32 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[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: October 10, 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 2013-10-10 2013-10-10 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/bryant-park-games Date: October 10, 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 2013-10-10 2013-10-10 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: October 10, 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 2013-10-10 2013-10-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Take Care NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/shape-up-nyc-at-take-care-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/shape-up-nyc-at-take-care-ny Date: October 10, 2013

NYC Parks is partnering with Health and Hospitals Corporation to offer free fitness classes during Take Care NY screening events througout the city.

Join us at in the 2nd floor gym of Building E for Latin Cardio, an aerobic class with a fusion of Latin music and dance themes like salsa, merengue, and samba.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kings County Hospital Center

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2013-10-10 2013-10-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9447 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Al Oerter Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/meet-the-manager-at-al-oerter-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/meet-the-manager-at-al-oerter-recreation-center Date: October 10, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-10-10 2013-10-10 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f3ee702253.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: October 10, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-10-10 2013-10-10 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 10, 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 2013-10-10 2013-10-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: McCarren Play Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment3 Date: October 10, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2013-10-10 2013-10-10 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: October 10, 2013

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock.

The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more must schedule a Custom Tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 60-2726.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-10 2013-10-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7073d1ff18.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Recreation Center 54]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/meet-the-manager-at-recreation-center-54 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/meet-the-manager-at-recreation-center-54 Date: October 10, 2013

More than 20 city agencies have observed Customer Service Week since 2008. In honor of the tradition, tour Recreation Center 54 and meet the manager.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

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

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2013-10-10 2013-10-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f34e6225c3.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Take Care NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/shape-up-nyc-at-take-care-ny1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/shape-up-nyc-at-take-care-ny1 Date: October 10, 2013

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

Join us at Bellevue Hospital Center for Chair Yoga, a seated exercise class that increases flexibility and strengthens muscles with minimal impact on joints.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bellevue Hospital Center

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2013-10-10 2013-10-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7386, -73.9753 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Take Care NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/shape-up-nyc-at-take-care-ny3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/shape-up-nyc-at-take-care-ny3 Date: October 10, 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 Day Room on the 3rd Floor for Zumba, a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Harlem Hospital

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2013-10-10 2013-10-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8148, -73.9403 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The Haunted Pumpkin Garden at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/the-haunted-pumpkin-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/the-haunted-pumpkin-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: October 10, 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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2013-10-10 2013-10-10 1:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52542bbd71ef3.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Take Care NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/shape-up-nyc-at-take-care-ny2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/shape-up-nyc-at-take-care-ny2 Date: October 10, 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 at Bellvue Hospital Center for Zumba, a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness system.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bellevue Hospital Center

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2013-10-10 2013-10-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7386, -73.9753 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Walk: Armored Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/wave-hill-garden-walk-armored-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/wave-hill-garden-walk-armored-plants Date: October 10, 2013

Many plants, like the prickly pear cactus (Opuntia sp.) and Dioscorea elephantipes (elephant’s foot) aren aturally protected with weapon-worthy spines or a thick coating of armor. Others, such as Sagittaria, have names that allude to armor-like aspects of their anatomy.

Wave Hill Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day leads a tour of these denizens of the garden, all relevant to Bashford Dean, whose interest in both arms and ichthyology is the subject of the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-10-10 2013-10-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524c5f14c3eca.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/meet-the-manager-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/meet-the-manager-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: October 10, 2013

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-10-10 2013-10-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f33de4ab91.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment Date: October 10, 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 2013-10-10 2013-10-10 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP City Chicken Institute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/nyrp-city-chicken-institute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/nyrp-city-chicken-institute Date: October 10, 2013

Cluck, cluck, cluck - chickens have many uses, especially in New York City. Come learn in these interactive workshops about the benefits of raising chickens in an urban setting. We have workshops that are suitable for all levels of experience.

Workshop Schedule:
June 20 – Chickens are Fun! A workshop for all ages
July 11 – Beginner: Introduction to Urban Chicken Keeping
August 8 – Spanish: Introducción a Pollo Urbano Mantener
September 12 – Beginner: Introduction to Urban Chicken Keeping
October 10 – Advanced: Preparing Your Coop for Winter

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2013-10-10 2013-10-10 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6762, -73.9329 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The Underground: Soil Is Alive!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/the-underground-soil-is-alive http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/the-underground-soil-is-alive Date: October 10, 2013

This three-part workshop will focus on maintaining and building healthy soil, vital to any productive garden, whether you grow vegetables or flowers. Learn what soil is, how to enrich it the organic way, and what concerns exist for urban soils. Parts 1 and 2 will take place at The New York Botanical Garden, and Part 3 will be hands-on at a Bronx community garden.

Pre-registration is required. Priority will be given to Bronx community gardeners. To register or for more information, call 718.817.8026 or e-mail skatz@nybg.org.

Thursdays, October 3 and 10 • 6–8 p.m. • The New York Botanical Garden • Watson Education Building

Saturday, October 5 • 11 a.m.–2 p.m. • Bronx community garden, to be determined

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Watson Building (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2013-10-10 2013-10-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8624, -73.8805 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Jackie Robinson Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/meet-the-manager-at-jackie-robinson-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/meet-the-manager-at-jackie-robinson-recreation-center Date: October 10, 2013

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2013-10-10 2013-10-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Recreation Center 54]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/meet-the-manager-at-recreation-center-541 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/meet-the-manager-at-recreation-center-541 Date: October 10, 2013

More than 20 city agencies have observed Customer Service Week since 2008. In honor of the tradition, tour Recreation Center 54 and meet the manager.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

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

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2013-10-10 2013-10-10 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f358807965.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Open House at Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/open-house-at-alfred-e-smith-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/open-house-at-alfred-e-smith-recreation-center Date: October 10, 2013

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0301

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2013-10-10 2013-10-10 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f3ced69790.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Al Oerter Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/meet-the-manager-at-al-oerter-recreation-center1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/meet-the-manager-at-al-oerter-recreation-center1 Date: October 10, 2013

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-10-10 2013-10-10 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f3ef1133b2.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Chelsea Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/meet-the-manager-at-chelsea-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/meet-the-manager-at-chelsea-recreation-center Date: October 10, 2013

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2013-10-10 2013-10-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f362210a9e.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:32 EDT