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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:54:26 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[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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<![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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<![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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:54:26 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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:54:26 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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