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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:03:04 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[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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Performance and Backstage Tour: Hansel and Gretel's Halloween Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/special-performance-and-backstage-tour-hansel-and-gretels-halloween-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/special-performance-and-backstage-tour-hansel-and-gretels-halloween-adventure Date: October 12, 2013

City Parks Foundation is reserving 20 free seats to each 1:00 p.m. performance of "Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure." There will be a backstage tour and Swedish refreshments after the performance.

For reservations, email matthew.rizzo@parks.nyc.gov

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8159

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Preservation and Progress Tour of the Bowne House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/preservation-and-progress-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/preservation-and-progress-tour Date: October 12, 2013

Get a first-hand look and progress update of the renovation at Flushing's own Bowne House. Built in 1661, the John Bowne House is an amalgam of New World Dutch and English architectural traditions. Continuity of ownership provides a view of changing cultural values in New York. Bowne's defiance of a religious ban imposed on colonists during the 1600s helped establish America's legacy of religious freedom.

Tous at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.. Maximum people per tour is 15. Registration is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 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 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7629, -73.8252 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Guided Tours: From the Constitution to the Civil War]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/free-guided-tours-from-the-constitution-to-the-civil-war http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/free-guided-tours-from-the-constitution-to-the-civil-war Date: October 12, 2013

Come visit the home of an outspoken opponent of slavery for a free guided tour. The last tour begins at 4:30 p.m.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey Through Queens History: Tour the Homestead & the Queens Historical Society]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/journey-through-queens-history-tour-the-homestead-the-queens-historical-society http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/journey-through-queens-history-tour-the-homestead-the-queens-historical-society Date: October 12, 2013

Built in 1785, Kingsland Homestead is now the home of the Queens Historical Society. Tour the Kingsland Homestead and visit the gift shop to find out more about historic Queens.

Our newest exhibition will also be on display, Practicing Equality: Quakers in Queens.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2013-10-12 2013-10-12 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Jacob Tysen House (Presented by Historic Richmond Town)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/tour-of-jacob-tysen-house-presented-by-historic-richmond-town http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/tour-of-jacob-tysen-house-presented-by-historic-richmond-town Date: October 12, 2013

The Judge Jacob Tysen House was built in 1835. The tall portico with fluted columns and composite capitals makes an impreessive statement of the Greek Revival style. In the main hall, the stairway reaches to the third floor. Door and window trim and marble mantels are fine examples of craftsmanship.

Tours at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Judge Jacob Tysen House

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2013-10-12 2013-10-12 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.644, -74.1006 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Voorlezer's House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/tour-of-voorlezers-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/tour-of-voorlezers-house Date: October 12, 2013

Tour the Voorlezer's House, the oldest wooden school house in North America, built by the Dutch Reformed Congregation, the buidling also served as a church and a home for the teacher or Voorlezer. The exterior is lower Hudson Valley vernacular style; the interior main floor is fully furninshed to circa 1695.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2013-10-12 2013-10-12 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Finding Your Poetic Voice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/finding-your-poetic-voice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/finding-your-poetic-voice Date: October 12, 2013

Find your poetic voice through a series of exercises to help stimulate your senses.

The workshop will culminate in a reading of participants' works.

This event was funded in part by Poets and Writers, Inc., with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 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 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Glass Painting Demonstration with Cristina Cipriani]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/glass-painting-demonstration-with-cristina-cipriani http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/glass-painting-demonstration-with-cristina-cipriani Date: October 12, 2013

Come and see the free art demonstrations for children and young adults by Cristina Cipriani, in the Latimer House's fall garden.

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:00 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 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7684, -73.8308 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Haunted Pumpkin Garden at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/the-haunted-pumpkin-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/the-haunted-pumpkin-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: October 12, 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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2013-10-12 2013-10-12 1:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52542bbd71ef3.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooking with Herbs at Hattie Carthan Community Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/cooking-with-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/cooking-with-herbs Date: October 12, 2013

Join herb farm founder and plant medicine practitioner Yonnette Fleming as we whip up a simple herbal dish and discuss the importance of herbs to human health.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 638-3566

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2013-10-12 2013-10-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.6902, -73.9436 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer-Led Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/farmerled-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/farmerled-tours Date: October 12, 2013

Take a tour of Queens County Farm Museum's 30 acres, led by one of their farmers. Maximum amount of people per tour is 50.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

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 2:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade Date: October 12, 2013

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more.

The route involves a few stairs. 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7059d80378.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour at Wave Hill: Tandem Pursuits: Armor & Ichthyology Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/gallery-tours-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/gallery-tours-at-wave-hill Date: October 12, 2013

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of Wave Hill’s fall exhibition, Tandem Pursuits: Armor & Ichthyology, which celebrates the interests of former Wave Hill House resident Bashford Dean. Dean was Curator of Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Curator of Fish at the American Museum of Natural History. The intersection of his interest in both fish and armor provides the opportunity to bring together a remarkable group of contemporary art that explores concepts of adaptation, pattern, and protection. The tour also includes Sunroom Project Space installations by Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows Onyedika Chuke and Francisco Donoso.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 2:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524c7f602f7cd.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Glass Painting Demonstration with Cristina Cipriani]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/glass-painting-demonstration-with-cristina-cipriani1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/glass-painting-demonstration-with-cristina-cipriani1 Date: October 12, 2013

Come and see the free art demonstrations for children and young adults by Cristina Cipriani, in the Latimer House's fall garden.

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 9614-8585

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 2:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7684, -73.8308 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 EDT
<![CDATA["Hello Hyacinth": A Reading By Amanda DeLalla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/hello-hyacinth-a-reading-by-amanda-delalla http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/hello-hyacinth-a-reading-by-amanda-delalla Date: October 12, 2013

Based on the 90s Britcom Keeping Up Appearances, "Hello Hyacinth" centers on "a day in the life" of British wannabe socialite Hyacinth Bucket, her henpecked husband, and the absurd circumstances surrounding a visit from their son. Described by the show's leading lady Margaret Chase as "witty and rhythmic and fun," "delightful," and bubbling along like a stream of champagne!"

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 3:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:04 EDT
<![CDATA[High Time for Low Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/high-time-for-low-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/high-time-for-low-tea Date: October 12, 2013

Enjoy a true Victorian low tea in the Orangerie served by docents in period dress. Learn about low versus high tea, tea history, and etiquette, all while delighting in delicious, traditional teatime treats. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Registration required.

Reservations are required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/522a33fc7bbf0.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/astronomy Date: October 12, 2013

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Learn about the effects of light pollution and discover the best places in NYC for amazing views of the sky. Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way.

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipments is provided. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 7:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:05 EDT