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 11:31:03 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[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: October 11, 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 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Open House at Recreation Center 54]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/open-house-at-recreation-center-54 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/open-house-at-recreation-center-54 Date: October 11, 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 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 6:30 am 9:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/525421161e04d.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: October 11, 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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2013-10-11 2013-10-11 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Greener Pastures Exhibition:125th Anniversary of Bronx Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks Date: October 11, 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 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/farmers-market-friday Date: October 11, 2013

Get fresh produce, nuts, coffee and nut butters from the Farmer's Market.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/flow13 Date: October 11, 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 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art Date: October 11, 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 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521671b5e9e1a.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Yoga in the Orangerie: Fall Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/yoga-in-the-orangerie-fall-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/yoga-in-the-orangerie-fall-series Date: October 11, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled for this day.

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun! This beginner-level class is also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady mindful approach. Taught by certified Anusara yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. Eight-class series; class size limited to 12. Students must bring own mats.

Does not meet Friday, October 11th.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: October 11, 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 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 Date: October 11, 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 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Tour Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/tour-thomas-jefferson-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/tour-thomas-jefferson-recreation-center Date: October 11, 2013

More than 20 city agencies have observed Customer Service Week since 2008. In honor of the tradition, Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center will be offering free tours for prospective members. Come see what we offer.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1383

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

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7935, -73.9367 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f3a6eac8f1.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Open House at Hunts Point Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/customer-service-week-at-hunts-point-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/customer-service-week-at-hunts-point-recreation-center Date: October 11, 2013

More than 20 City agencies have observed Customer Service Week since 2008. In honor of the tradition, Hunts Point 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) 860-5544

Location: Hunt's Point Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Open House at West Bronx Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/open-house-at-west-bronx-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/open-house-at-west-bronx-recreation-center Date: October 11, 2013

More than 20 City agencies have observed Customer Service Week since 2008. In honor of the tradition, West Bronx 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) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: October 11, 2013

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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2013-10-11 2013-10-11 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden2 Date: October 11, 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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2013-10-11 2013-10-11 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/bryant-park-chess Date: October 11, 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 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: October 11, 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 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/bryant-park-games Date: October 11, 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 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: October 11, 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 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724; 40.6841, -73.9729 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Sorrentino Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/meet-the-manager-at-sorrentino-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/meet-the-manager-at-sorrentino-recreation-center Date: October 11, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 471-4818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f28c9c8fab.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: October 11, 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 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 11, 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 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past Date: October 11, 2013

Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.

Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in and audio equipment set up. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

The route involves a few stairs. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7130f2fa37.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/bryant-park-fencing Date: October 11, 2013

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed, and equipment is provided.

Call to register. Drop-ins also welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 382-2255

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: October 11, 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79, -73.9619 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/short-story-writing-workshop Date: October 11, 2013

Got a short story in you? Have you always wanted to write, but didn't know how to begin? Need a little inspiration? Join our short story writing workshop at the Poe Park Visitor Center, with other writers, like yourself. For ages 16-adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/seasonal-crafts Date: October 11, 2013

Participants of all ages will engage in creating crafts for the seasons.

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 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Haunted Pumpkin Garden at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/the-haunted-pumpkin-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/the-haunted-pumpkin-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: October 11, 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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2013-10-11 2013-10-11 1:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52542bbd71ef3.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Have Your (Batter) Cake & Eat It, Too: a 19th Century Food Tasting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/have-your-batter-cake-eat-it-too-a-19th-century-food-tasting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/have-your-batter-cake-eat-it-too-a-19th-century-food-tasting Date: October 11, 2013

Marja Samson (the Dumbling Diva and chef of famed, now historic, downtown restaurant The Kitchen Club) will serve up 'batter cakes and lemon cream,' based on a mid-19th century recipe. Reportedly a great favorite of Thomas Jefferson, batter cakes were ofen served at tea time. The original recipe, with Marja's adaptation for modern cooks, is featured in the Museum's newest publication "The Little Book of Tea."

Includes a self-guided tour.

This event is part of the Historic House Trust of New York City's Fall Festival.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Sorrentino Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment2 Date: October 11, 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: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment Date: October 11, 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 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Evening Tour of Gracie Mansion and Treats]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/special-evening-tours-and-treats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/special-evening-tours-and-treats Date: October 11, 2013

Tours of this 1799 country house, which has been the official residence to New York City mayors since 1942, are usually not offered in the evenings, making this a special treat for people who cant make the regular Wednesday tour hours. Take a tour and sample cider and gingersnaps based on a historic recipe.

Reservations are required. Contact GracieTours@cityhall.nyc.gov.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.776, -73.9431 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Meet the Manager at Sorrentino Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/meet-the-manager-at-sorrentino-recreation-center1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/meet-the-manager-at-sorrentino-recreation-center1 Date: October 11, 2013

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 471-4818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524f292f455ad.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: October 12, 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 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/bird-walks Date: October 12, 2013

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: October 12, 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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2013-10-12 2013-10-12 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Greener Pastures Exhibition:125th Anniversary of Bronx Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks Date: October 12, 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 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Veterans Circle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-veterans-circle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-veterans-circle Date: October 12, 2013

Come out to the Memorial Circle at Tribute Park, where volunteers will be planting and cleaning up.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 731-0285

Location: Memorial Circle

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2013-10-12 2013-10-12 8:30 am 12:00 pm 40.5788, -73.8416 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Raptor Walk with Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/raptor-walk-with-mike-feller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/raptor-walk-with-mike-feller Date: October 12, 2013

See what birds you can spot on this morning bird walk. Join expert naturalist Mike Feller for a nature walk observing Manhattan's birds of prey in Fort Tryon Park.

Bring the whole family for an exciting exploration of nature on Manhattan Island. Mike Feller’s programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides.

Mike Feller's Nature Walks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8593, -73.9341 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: October 12, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/flow13 Date: October 12, 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 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Urban Farms Trolley Tour: Healthy Community]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/bronx-urban-farms-trolley-tour-healthy-community http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/bronx-urban-farms-trolley-tour-healthy-community Date: October 12, 2013

Our fall tour will feature all things wellness: get outside, eat well, and exercise! First, participants will visit the Garden of Happiness, where chickens roam among a plethora of Mexican herbs and garden vegetables, all of which contribute to a community-run market. Participants will do some Zumba to energize them for the day. Then, we will have lunch at Tremont Community Garden, a Bronx Land Trust garden where seniors grow food. Our last stop will be Jacqueline Denise Davis Garden, which features a rainwater harvesting roof that provides shade and water to gardeners, courtesy of GrowNYC, who also use the space for their Learn It, Grow It, Eat It youth program. Lunch is included.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8038

Location: New York City Information Center

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2013-10-12 2013-10-12 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7626, -73.9822 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5241f0898b2d4.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at the Red Hook Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-the-red-hook-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-the-red-hook-recreation-center Date: October 12, 2013

Volunteers will clean up park perimeters, weed horticultural beds, and plant bulbs. There will also be a youth literacy event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-7705

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6724, -74.004 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Doughboy Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-doughboy-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-doughboy-plaza Date: October 12, 2013

Volunteer with the students and parents of IS 125 as they remove litter and paint park benches. They will also be planting bulbs, weeding, and mulching.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 563-4217

Location: Doughboy Plaza

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Q031A Doughboy Plaza 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7464, -73.9089 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-westerleigh-park Date: October 12, 2013

On It's My Park Day, the Friends of Westerleigh Park will be cleaning, raking, and weeding at Westerleigh Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Maine Avenue and Neal Dow Avenue (in Westerleigh Park)

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6194, -74.1353 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day Lemon Creek Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-lemon-creek-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-lemon-creek-park Date: October 12, 2013

On It's My Park Day, the Natural Resources Protective Association will be cleaning debris from the beach and removing weeds and litter from paths at Lemon Creek.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

Location: Seguine Avenue & Johnston Terrace (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5126, -74.1971 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Abingdon Square on Exhibit: From Farmland to New York City Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/abingdon-square-on-exhibit-from-farmland-to-new-york-city-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/abingdon-square-on-exhibit-from-farmland-to-new-york-city-greenmarket Date: October 12, 2013

Join GrowNYC and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation as they explore the history of Abingdon Square in images, from its location on the estate of Sir Peter Warren through today, where a vibrant market sets up shop every Saturday, selling produce, providing composting, and collecting recyclables. Images will explore the history of how Abingdon Square got its name, changes to the streetscape and park over time, and the Greenmarket past and present. Drop by during Greenmarket hours, peruse this pop-up exhibit, shop the bounty of the market, and enjoy some samples straight from the farms. Representatives from GrowNYC and the GVSHP will also be available throughout the day.

GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City's quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation preserves the architectural heritage and cultural history of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo through research, advocacy, and education.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Abingdon Square

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M001 Abingdon Square 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7374, -74.0054 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day At Parkside Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-parkside-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-parkside-playground Date: October 12, 2013

Please support local volunteerism at Parkside Playground. Enthusiastic volunteers will weed and mulch garden areas and plant bulbs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-7705

Location: Winthrop Street between Rogers and Bedford Avenues (in Parkside Playground)

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B267 Parkside Playground 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9543 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boot Camp in Willowbrook Park - Presented by HQ Wellness and Verrazano CrossFit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit Date: October 12, 2013

Verrazano CrossFit will be hosting free classes in the picnic grove behind the Carousel in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook Park this fall. All fitness levels are welcome to join us. Wear exercise clothing, bring water, and be prepared for a great workout that will build your strength and tone your body. Crossfit is constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement. Come out and challenge yourself to a great workout in a great park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6041, -74.16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52484d04a91c0.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bocce Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/bocce-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/bocce-tournament Date: October 12, 2013

Head over to South Beach for the The Bocce Tournament.

For seniors only. It is a twelve team double elimination. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: South Beach

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2013-10-12 2013-10-12 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shapeup NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: October 12, 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: 9:15 am

End time: 10:15 am

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 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 9:15 am 10:15 am 40.5843, -73.8107 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/health-and-race-walking Date: October 12, 2013

Get fit as you enjoy beautiful park landscapes. Co-presented with the NY Walkers Club.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/bryant-park-petanque-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/bryant-park-petanque-tournament Date: October 12, 2013

Local, national, and international tournaments organized by La Boule New Yorkaise. Visit labouleny.com to register.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Aerobics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/aerobics-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/aerobics-class Date: October 12, 2013

Come have fun, get fit and healthy with aerobics from Shape Up NY.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morris-Jumel Mansion Culture and Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/mjm-culture-and-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/mjm-culture-and-arts-festival Date: October 12, 2013

The Morris-Jumel Mansion will host the third annual Culture and Arts Festival (MJM CAFé), featuring the vibrant music, artistry, crafts and cuisine that make Washington Heights and the neighboring communities of Harlem, Inwood, and the Bronx so diverse and dynamic. The air will be filled with music, performers, and artists who will share their talents with all who attend and restaurants will have tasty treats to sell. The MJM CAFé is an exciting experience that delights the senses and stirs the soul. Come and enjoy the talents of performers and artists including Underworld Productions Opera, Singer/Reenactor Rich Bala, Storyteller Bobby Gonzalez, Organic Magnetics, and Diaspora Now. Restaurants and food vendors will include Tea by Tiffany, Chef Rafael Palomino, Sassy Sweets and others to be announced soon! Morris-Jumel Mansion would like to thank our sponsors: City of New York Parks and Recreation, Historic House Trust, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance and Whole Foods.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52054db317f17.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill Date: October 12, 2013

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Girls Youth Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/girls-youth-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/girls-youth-basketball-clinic Date: October 12, 2013

Improve your game by focusing on skills, sportsmanship, and team play in a challenging and encouraging environment. Ages 9 – 17.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7911, -73.9597 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Valentine-Varian House Tour: Foodway of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/foodway-of-the-past-free-house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/foodway-of-the-past-free-house-tours Date: October 12, 2013

Come experience what 18th century Bronx residents feasted on in this food-based tour of the Valentine-Varian House. Learn about how our Bronx forebears grew, prepared, and consumed their food without the modern comforts upon which today's world relies. An assortment of fall festival treats will be available throughout the wekeend while supplies last.

This is part of the Historic House House Trust of New York City's Fall Festival.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8773, -73.8795 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Kings County Second Annual Fiber Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/kings-county-second-annual-fiber-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/kings-county-second-annual-fiber-festival Date: October 12, 2013

The Kings County Fiber Festival includes crocheters, dyers, rug makers, felters, knitters, quilters, spinners, and weavers, as well as artists creating design works that incorporate fiber as an integral material and celebrates both historic and contemporary approaches to the fiber arts.

The festival includes:

  • A juried selection of vendors from up and down the East Coast
  • A marketplace with a wide variety of hand-dyed yarns, fiber inspired artisans, sheep fleece, hand crafted winter accessories, and holiday gifts
  • Master-level demonstrations by fiber experts
  • Symposium on spinning and dyeing
  • A yarn spinning circle demonstrating the manual arts - from fleece to wheel and drop spindle

Also on October 12, catch some reenactor baseball played on Washington Park field by 1864 rules, featuring live music! The Old Stone House has temporary exhibits devoted to the Battle of Brooklyn, as well as Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion - an exploration of the future of transportation in Brooklyn and Beyond.

This event is part of the Historic House Festival.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Washington Park (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6731, -73.9849 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Edgar Allen Poe Cottage House Tour: Mealtime in Poe's Era]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/mealtime-in-poes-era-free-house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/mealtime-in-poes-era-free-house-tours Date: October 12, 2013

With his ailing wife Virginia confined to her bed and his writing consuming his rare free moments, how did Edgar Allan Poe make sure that his family was well fed? On your tour of Poe Cottage, you'll hear about new technologies that eased food preparation and daily life in the mid-19th century. An assortment of fall festival treats will be available throughout the weekend while supplies last.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Edgar Allen Poe Cottage (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8646, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: The Arsenal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/open-house-new-york-the-arsenal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/open-house-new-york-the-arsenal Date: October 12, 2013

Built to house munitions for the NYS National Guard, the Arsenal resembles a fortress with its crenellated cornice and rooftop turrets. Now NYC Parks headquarters, the building has served as a police station, zoo, weather station, and the first American Museum of Natural History. Its treasures include WPA murals, original drawings of Central Park, and roof gardens with spectacular views. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a tour of this historic building.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Beautiful Historic Flushing It's My Park Day Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/beautiful-historic-flushing-its-my-park-day-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/beautiful-historic-flushing-its-my-park-day-event Date: October 12, 2013

Help clean up, rake leaves, mulch trees, and plant daffodils and relocate perennials.

There will be a horticulture project that will include transplanting perennials and planting daffodils at the Bowne House Museum site. Small children, accompanied by an adult, can plant daffodils.

Relax afterwards and visit all the historic sites in Flushing participating in the 2013 Historic House Festival and Open House New York. The Bowne House Museum will be open 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. with special preservation tours. If you are early, please wait outside Bowne House gate next to the It's My Park Day sign.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7629, -73.8252 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Admission to the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/free-admission-to-the-edgar-allan-poe-cottage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/free-admission-to-the-edgar-allan-poe-cottage Date: October 12, 2013

This year, the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage will participate in Openhouse NY and Historic House Trust Festival. The museum will offer free admission on Saturday, October 12 from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., and on Sunday, October 13 from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. All are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 844-4724

Location: Edgar Allen Poe Cottage (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8646, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Admission to the Museum of Bronx History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/free-admission-to-the-museum-of-bronx-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/free-admission-to-the-museum-of-bronx-history Date: October 12, 2013

This year, the Museum of Bronx History will participate in Openhouse NY and Historic House Trust Festival. The museum will offer free admission on Saturday, October 12 from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., and on sunday, October 13th from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. All are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.8773, -73.8795 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day Nehemiah Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-nehemiah-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-nehemiah-park Date: October 12, 2013

Please join us for It's My Park Day at Nehemiah Playground. Volunteers will help clean up the children's playground, rake fallen leaves, weed and mulch horticultural beds, and plant bulbs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-7705

Location: Nehemiah Park

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B396 Nehemiah Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9054 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Weeping Beech Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-weeping-beech-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-weeping-beech-park Date: October 12, 2013

Please join volunteers at Weeping Beech Park as they mulch, weed, and clean the park. They will also be planting daffodils and relocating perenials in the garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Weeping Beech, Margaret I Carmen Green (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7628, -73.8245 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-cunningham-park Date: October 12, 2013

Volunteer on It's My Park Day with the West Cunningham Civic Association to plant daffodil bulbs, mulch, and weed. They will also be removing litter from the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 834-2035

Location: Senior Community Center (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7305, -73.7748 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project--Buildings on the Land]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/wave-hill-family-art-projectbuildings-on-the-land4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/wave-hill-family-art-projectbuildings-on-the-land4 Date: October 12, 2013

With the Family Art Project back in its original home in Wave Hill House, consider the varied structures at Wave Hill. Then create your own homey structure using clay, cardboard ,and natural and recycled materials.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: October 12, 2013

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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2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: October 12, 2013

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden2 Date: October 12, 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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2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/conservatory-garden-tour Date: October 12, 2013

See thousands of blooming trees, shrubs, bulbs, and perennials with the Garden staff. Tours are free and meet at the Vanderbilt Gate at 5th Ave. between 104th and 105th Streets. No reservations needed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 12, 2013

Enjoy getting lost in our 3 acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a stalk talk to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of the maze. To add to the adventure join us for Maze By Moonlight on Saturdays October 5th and 12th when the maze will be open until 9:00 p.m. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it! Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Patch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/pumpkin-patch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/pumpkin-patch Date: October 12, 2013

October is pumpkin month at the Farm Museum. Enjoy wandering through the planting fields to find your favorite pumpkin.A fun farm treat for the whole family.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: October 12, 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 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/bryant-park-games Date: October 12, 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 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[A Conversation with General George Washington]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/a-conversation-with-general-george-washington http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/a-conversation-with-general-george-washington Date: October 12, 2013

Come visit and speak to George Washington as he gives you a tour of the Van Cortlandt House Museum. Learn about his visits to what was then Lower-Yonkers in Westchester County. Hear about what happened in New York during the Revolution and the location of our nations's first capital. Sit and chat with His Excellency's wife, Lady Washington, who will be accompanying him.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Tour: From the Cellar to the Attic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/special-tour-from-the-cellar-to-the-attic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/special-tour-from-the-cellar-to-the-attic Date: October 12, 2013

Take this rare opportunity to see the attic of a 17th century Dutch colonial dwelling, featuring original timbers. Get a sneak peek at the 18th century root cellar, where staple foods would have been preserved through the winter. The guided tour explores the interior of the oldest structure in New York City and highlights a special document dating from 1670 from the musuem activities. Finish your experience at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum with refreshments and Dutch cookies.

Tours at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 3:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

This is event is part of the Historic House Festival.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Prisonship Martyr's Monument]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/open-house-new-york-prisonship-martyrs-monument http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/open-house-new-york-prisonship-martyrs-monument Date: October 12, 2013

More than 11,500 men, women, and children perished on British prison ships in the Revolutionary War. Some of their remains were interred in a crypt on this site. Learn more about the efforts to build, restore and maintain the monument.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6918, -73.9755 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Raptor Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/birding-raptor-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/birding-raptor-migration Date: October 12, 2013

We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Lamp Exchange]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/lamp-exchange http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/lamp-exchange Date: October 12, 2013

We continue to shine a light on Latimer's historic achievement with a "Lamp Exchange." Come bring an old lamp and swap it for another new old lamp! Plus, enjoy tastes of Victorian American pies and mulled apple cider.

This event is part of the Historic House Trust of New York City's Fall Festival.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H. Latimer House (in Lewis H Latimer House)

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7684, -73.8308 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Patch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/pumpkin-patch1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/pumpkin-patch1 Date: October 12, 2013

October is pumpkin month at the Queens County Farm Museum! Enjoy crisp autumn air as you wander through the planting fields to find their favorite pumpkin. A fun farm treat for the whole family!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-FARM

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The "Clear Comfort" Tea Room Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/the-clear-comfort-tea-room-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/the-clear-comfort-tea-room-tour Date: October 12, 2013

Enjoy your afternoon with some tea and biscuits while learning about one of America's earliest and most profilic photographers by touring her historic home. The tours will focus on Austen's "lateryears" including after the stock marktet crash. On two occasions Alice and her partner Gertrude opened a Tea Room, which received positive reviews by guidebooks and the New Yorker. Being the President of the Staten Island Garden Club, Alice enjoyed arranging flowers while Gertrude ran the kitchen. She achieved a reputation for the Shrimp or Lobster Newburg, which she obtained from Delmonico's restaurant, one pre-Depression night when she dined there.

Tours take place at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended, please RSVP to (718) 816-4506 x10.

This event is part of the Historic House Trust of New York City's 6th Annual Fall Festival.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm Stand]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm-stand http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm-stand Date: October 12, 2013

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and enjoy a guided tour through the 1810 farmhouse and a hayride. Purchase a pumpkin to bring home. Free shuttle bus service from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.

This event is part of the Historic House Trust of New York City's 6th Annual Fall Festival.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Decker Farm

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2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5826, -74.1537 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Legacy of Seguine Mansion: Special Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/the-legacy-of-seguine-mansion-special-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/the-legacy-of-seguine-mansion-special-tour Date: October 12, 2013

Discover the beauty of Seguine Mansion, which overlooks Prince's Bay. Learn about the family's oyster harvesting business and the significance of the estate in Staten Island's agricultural and farming history.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 980-2565

Location: Seguine Mansion

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2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5154, -74.1968 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day Sumner Playground (PS 59)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-sumner-playground-ps-59 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-sumner-playground-ps-59 Date: October 12, 2013

On It's My Park Day, please join Brooklyn Community Board 3 and M.O.V.E., Inc. at Sumner Playground as they host a free event with arts and visioning. Volunteers will help clean up the children's playground, weed and mulch tree pits, plant bulbs, and celebrate collaborative civic engagement.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: Sumner Playground

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B263 Sumner Playground 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6972, -73.9428 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-clove-lakes-park Date: October 12, 2013

On It's My Park Day, St. Joseph Hill Academy Trashbusters will be cleaning garbage and debris around the lakes and raking leaves at Clove Lakes Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 390-8016

Location: Clove Lakes Park Parkhouse (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6174, -74.1058 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Tour of Morningside Park: Harlem's Scenic Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/walking-tour-of-morningside-park-harlems-scenic-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/walking-tour-of-morningside-park-harlems-scenic-landmark Date: October 12, 2013

Morningside Park is a shared neighborhood jewel that ties together the diverse communities of Harlem, Morningside Heights, and Manhattan Valley. There will be a discussion on the original 1873 design of the park and how subsequent designs changed to adapt to rapid changes in the urban landscape before the park was finally completed in 1895. Learn about the communities that lived near the park at that time and the many changes to those communities over time which continue to this day. Hear about decades of community involvement which has had such a profound effect on the shaping the preservation and revitalization of this scenic landmark. Organized and led by Brad Taylor from the Friends of Morningside Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 937-3883

Location: Southeast Entry Plaza (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.8012, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524c9af8e22a0.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Heather Garden & Cottage Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/open-house-new-york-heather-garden-cottage-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/open-house-new-york-heather-garden-cottage-tour Date: October 12, 2013

Here's your chance to see inside the Fort Tryon Cottage. The 1908 cottage, flanking the garden, was originally the gatehouse of the C.K.G. Billings Estate. Today the cottage houses the offices of the Northern Manhattan Parks administrator. The cottage is only open to the public on Open House New York (OHNY) weekend.

Cottage Tours
Every half hour, max 20 guests
Meet outside the Cottage's gate in Margaret Corbin Circle

Garden Tours
Every 20 minutes
Meet at the Entrance to the Heather Garden at Margaret Corbin Circle

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524db80359e06.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Oaxacan Folk Art Paper Mache Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/oaxacan-folk-art-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/oaxacan-folk-art-sculpture-workshop Date: October 12, 2013

Learn how to make fantastic paper mache sculptures of mythical monsters in the tradition of Albrijes or Oaxacan folk art.

Paper mache and supplies provided.

All ages are welcome.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 665-3126

Location: Mobilization for Change

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2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:30 am 3:30 pm 40.7997, -73.9622 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/525592aa94053.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red Lighthouse Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/little-red-lighthouse-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/little-red-lighthouse-festival Date: October 12, 2013

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse at the 21st Annual Little Red Lighthouse Festival! This fun and free event includes tours of the lighthouse, readings of the children’s book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, fishing clinics, live entertainment, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!

Times tickets for Lighthouse tours will be given out beginnning at 12:00 p.m. Tickets may run out before the end of the event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8501, -73.9468 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: October 12, 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 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: October 12, 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 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic House Trust Festival and OpenHouseNY Weekend at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/historic-house-trust-festival-and-openhouseny-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/historic-house-trust-festival-and-openhouseny-weekend Date: October 12, 2013

Come explore the splendor of a 19th century Greek Revival mansion. There will be guided tours by costumed docents each hour at qa uarter past the hour.

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 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bones Tour of an Old Dutch Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/bones-tour-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/bones-tour-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse Date: October 12, 2013

One of 14 farmhouses from King County's Dutch settlement period, Lefferts Historic House was built by Pieter Lefferts around 1783. His son John Later supervised a Federal style remodeling of the interior in the 1820s. The Bones Tour explores the architecture of the Lefferts House from attic to cellar.

This event is a part of the Historic House Festival.

Reservations are required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Pumpkin Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/annual-greenbelt-pumpkin-festival-in-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/annual-greenbelt-pumpkin-festival-in-willowbrook-park Date: October 12, 2013

Join us for old-fashion fun and games with our famous pumpkin patch and Carousel for All Children as backdrop. Activities will include face-painting, puppet shows at 1 and 3 pm, crafts and more. Further event details to come.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6041, -74.16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5241d2664992d.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/fall-festival Date: October 12, 2013

Enjoy a day of fun activities including crafts, games, inflatables, a pumpkin patch, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5916

Location: Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park)

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Q094 Tudor Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6732, -73.8547 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: October 12, 2013

Take a break to enjoy this walk through the Park’s smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours.

Tour limit: Due to limited space in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, only the first 20 people who sign in at the beginning of the tour will be able to participate.

The route involves hills and wood chipped trails. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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: 6th Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d709670f369.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/forest-crew-training-session Date: October 12, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Sherry Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-sherry-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-sherry-park Date: October 12, 2013

Please come out and join the Friends of Sherry Park Dog Run as they paint benches, plant bulbs, and clean the park.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 386-6331

Location: Sherry Park (in Sherry Dog Run)

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Q341C Sherry Dog Run 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 12:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.7414, -73.8988 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:04 EDT