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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:08:18 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/2013/10/26/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: October 26, 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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<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/bird-walks Date: October 26, 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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: October 26, 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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2013-10-26 2013-10-26 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Greener Pastures Exhibition:125th Anniversary of Bronx Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks Date: October 26, 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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: October 26, 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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<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/flow13 Date: October 26, 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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Nature Walk Upper Riverside]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walk Date: October 26, 2013

Join Leslie Day, naturalist and author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City, and Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City, (Johns Hopkins University Press) for an Autumn Nature Walk; learn about the trees, plants and bird life of Riverside Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8093, -73.9669 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-marine-park Date: October 26, 2013

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6081, -73.9377 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Eibs Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-eibs-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-eibs-pond-park Date: October 26, 2013

On It's My Park Day, the Friends of Eibs Pond will be cleaning at Eibs Pond Park. Volunteers will also be spreading woodchips along the paths and planting bulbs around the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 445-7095

Location: 140 Palma Drive (in Eibs Pond Park)

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R124 Eibs Pond Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6112, -74.0838 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Wolfes Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: October 26, 2013

On It's My Park Day, please join the Wolfe's Pond Pooches in cleaning in and around the dog run. Volunteers will also be cleaning along the beach front of the dog run as well as some planting and weeding around the run.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 204-6775

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park at Chester Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5206, -74.184 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boot Camp in Willowbrook Park - Presented by HQ Wellness and Verrazano CrossFit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit Date: October 26, 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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6041, -74.16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52484d04a91c0.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Tree Planting Event with NYRP and American Express Serve2Gether]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/milliontreesnyc-tree-planting-event-with-nyrp-and-american-express-serve2gether http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/milliontreesnyc-tree-planting-event-with-nyrp-and-american-express-serve2gether Date: October 26, 2013

Join New York Restoration Project and the MillionTreesNYC initiative, in partnership with American Express Serve2Gether, to plant 140 trees at New York City Housing Authority’s Surfside Gardens in Coney Island.

Lunch will be provided for all volunteers during this time.

Registration is now closed. We will NOT be able to take walk-up volunteers at the event. Thank you for your interest in volunteering.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: NYCHA Surfside Gardens

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<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/health-and-race-walking Date: October 26, 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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Aerobics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/aerobics-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/aerobics-class Date: October 26, 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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Run the River 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/run-the-river-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/run-the-river-5k Date: October 26, 2013

Hosted by the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Run the River has become one of New York’s most unique and talked-about road races – beginning and ending in iconic Icahn Stadium, the certified course takes runners along Randall’s Island’s scenic waterfront pathways, offering breathtaking views of the New York City skyline and the East River. The race finishes on Icahn Stadium’s 400-meter, IAAF and Olympic-certified Mondo track.
The top three male and female runners will receive an award and a cash prize (1st Place $150, 2nd Place $100 & 3rd Place $50). Awards also to be given to the top three male and female runners in the following age group categories: 18 & under; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; and 60+. Prizes will also be givin to the team that finishes first, and the team with the most members. All runners will receive a complimentary t-shirt.
Join the RIPA Young Professionals Council after the race for our signature Run the River Happy Hour, featuring live entertainment, snacks, and well-deserved Greenport Harbor Brewing Company beer.
After the 5K, children can run in the Run the River Children’s Race on Icahn Stadium’s track. The races begin at approximately 11 a.m, and all kids that participate will receive a medal. Age group categories: 4 & under (100 m); 5-6 years (100 m); 7-8 years (200 m); 9-10 years (300 m); and 11-12 years (400 m).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 10:00 am 40.7932, -73.9254 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill Date: October 26, 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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Girls Youth Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/girls-youth-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/girls-youth-basketball-clinic Date: October 26, 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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7911, -73.9597 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day Date: October 26, 2013

Help us make the grounds of Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum look as beautiful as they can be. Long sleeves, pants, and sturdy footwear strongly recommended. Light breakfast available. Registration requested.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/522a30e0c3388.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Bennett Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-bennett-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-bennett-park Date: October 26, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Bennett Park Community Alliance and volunteers with bulb planting in the children's garden and other garden areas in the park along with some litter pick-up. This project is suitable for all ages, with chaperones where appropriate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 202-0474

Location: Playground Entrance (in Bennett Park)

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M009 Bennett Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8529, -73.9374 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day Delury Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-delury-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-delury-square Date: October 26, 2013

On It's My Park Day, the Friends of Delury Square will be doing clean up and gardening in the park. As part of their ongoing care of this square, they will be planting bulbs for spring flowers!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Entrance at Fulton Street and Gold Street

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2013-10-26 2013-10-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7091, -74.0052 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-corporal-thompson-park Date: October 26, 2013

On It's My Park Day, volunteers will be cleaning, raking, weeding, and helping to beautify Corporal Thompson Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: Broadway & Henderson Avenues,Broadway and Henderson Avenue (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.637, -74.1176; 40.637, -74.1176 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Schmul Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-schmul-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-schmul-park Date: October 26, 2013

On It's My Park Day, volunteers will be cleaning around the park by clearing out garbage and debris along the water line. Volunteers will also be weeding and planting some bulbs around the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Wilde & Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5901, -74.1886 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-brower-park Date: October 26, 2013

Please support local volunteerism at Brower Park. Volunteers will help rake leaves, clean up lawn areas, plant bulbs, and celebrate successful civic engagment activities at Brower Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: PS 289

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2013-10-26 2013-10-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6738, -73.9423 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: October 26, 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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2013-10-26 2013-10-26 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: October 26, 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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2013-10-26 2013-10-26 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden2 Date: October 26, 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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2013-10-26 2013-10-26 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project: Fairy Wands and Tiny Houses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/wave-hill-family-art-project-fairy-wands-and-tiny-houses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/wave-hill-family-art-project-fairy-wands-and-tiny-houses Date: October 26, 2013

Put some of nature’s magic into your own magical wand. Listen to fairy stories and then venture into Wave Hill’s enchanted woodlands. Fashion sticks, leaves and bark into a tiny fairy-sized dwelling as part of a charmed forest metropolis.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target, as part of the Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend event.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5255a7bcb80b0.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/enchanted-wave-hill-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/enchanted-wave-hill-weekend Date: October 26, 2013

There’s magic in the Bronx! Bring your little fairies and gnomes to Enchanted Wave Hill to create your own tiny woodland dwelling using sticks and other fallen materials. Listen to enchanted fairy tales and enjoy mysterious music as you traipse through the woods and enjoy the autumn colors.

Admission to the grounds is free all weekend, sponsored by Target.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 10:00 am 1:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5255ac3e8b4f0.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Wingate Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-wingate-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-wingate-park1 Date: October 26, 2013

Please join us for It's My Park Day at Wingate Park. Volunteers will help clean up the children's playground, paint benches, weed and mulch horticultural beds, and plant bulbs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 627-7690

Location: Rutland Road and Brooklyn Avenue (in Wingate Park)

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B254 Wingate Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6596, -73.9452 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/conservatory-garden-tour Date: October 26, 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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 26, 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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Patch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/pumpkin-patch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/pumpkin-patch Date: October 26, 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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: October 26, 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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/bryant-park-games Date: October 26, 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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Mulch, Leaves and Cover Crops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/mulch-leaves-and-cover-crops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/mulch-leaves-and-cover-crops Date: October 26, 2013

The key to beautiful, healthy plants is the soil where they grow. In this workshop, learn the basics of soil structure, organic fertilizers, soil amendment secrets, the underworld critters that abound, and the importance of organic matter and composting for healthy soil. As a fall focus, we will discuss what to do with leaves, the benefits of mulching, and which cover crops will protect and improve your garden’s soil. Registration required. Email or call to register.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-10-26 2013-10-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted High Line Halloween]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/haunted-high-line-halloween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/haunted-high-line-halloween Date: October 26, 2013

Join us for the fourth annual High Line Halloween celebration! The High Line will be transported to a spooky past, where haunted trains ruled and the ghosts of hungry workers roamed the West Side. Trick-or-treat your way through the park and enjoy an afternoon of art, music, ghosts and ghouls. Sneak through a haunted train tunnel (if you dare!), take a photo with a giant “ghost train” made by local school children, and construct your own larger-than-life train cars out of recycled materials!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7467, -74.0057 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Creepy, Crawling Halloween Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/creepy-crawling-halloween-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/creepy-crawling-halloween-nature-crafts Date: October 26, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Whether enjoying a family friendly beach exploration, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s weekend. All supplies are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 11:00 am 40.6922, -73.9748 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/fitness-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/fitness-hike-moderate Date: October 26, 2013

Fitness Hikes feature less talking and more walking, for those who don’t mind a vigorous two hour hike over a long distance, with hills and rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 11:00 am 40.6041, -74.1614 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project in Queens: Mulch, Leaves & Cover Crops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/nyc-compost-project-in-queens-mulch-leaves-cover-crops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/nyc-compost-project-in-queens-mulch-leaves-cover-crops Date: October 26, 2013

The key to beautiful, healthy plants is the soil where they grow. In this workshop, learn the basics of soil structure, organic fertilizers, soil amendment secrets, the underworld critters that abound, and the importance of organic matter and composting for healthy soil. As a fall focus, we will discuss what to do with leaves, the benefits of mulching, and which cover crops will protect and improve your garden’s soil. Registration required. Email compost@queensbotanical.org or call 718-539-5296 to register.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-10-26 2013-10-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Patch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/pumpkin-patch1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/pumpkin-patch1 Date: October 26, 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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/the-amazing-maize-maze-sponsored-by-con-edison http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/the-amazing-maize-maze-sponsored-by-con-edison Date: October 26, 2013

Enjoy getting lost in our three-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.

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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/halloween-haunted-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/halloween-haunted-house1 Date: October 26, 2013

Visit our haunted house for thrills and chills! There will be hayrides, and Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. The house is recommended for children ages 4-12. Adults will find it creepy too!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-FARM

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-st-marys-park Date: October 26, 2013

On It's My Park Day, volunteer with "Changing The Odds" to help weed and plant bulbs in front of the Recreation Center. Volunteers will also help spread woodchips throughout the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1861

Location: 450 St. Anns Avenue (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8115, -73.9145 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art Workshop: The Hidden Lives of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/adult-art-workshop-the-hidden-lives-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/adult-art-workshop-the-hidden-lives-of-trees Date: October 26, 2013

While often part of the landscape setting, trees are the central character in this workshop. Explore the characteristics of trees and the tales they tell. Every burl, tree cavity, trunk mark, and twisting canopy tells a story, and allow your imagination (and charcoals) to fill in the details for a tree within the Greenbelt forest- or a forest of your imagination.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5241e2246934f.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Canine Costume Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/canine-costume-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/canine-costume-carnival Date: October 26, 2013

This costume contest for dogs has carnival games and a photo booth and face painting.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 903-6518

Location: Rockaway Freeway Dog Park (in Rockaway Freeway)

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Q219 Rockaway Freeway 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5912, -73.8085 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Garden Maintenance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/fall-garden-maintenance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/fall-garden-maintenance Date: October 26, 2013

We will be working with volunteers on various fall maintenance projects in Sherman Creek Park. Join us to learn about sustainable gardening while applying a compost top–dressing to our garden beds and lawn on the Harlem River Esplanade. Explore the Riley–Levin Children’s Garden Beds and view the start of fall leaf change.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: October 26, 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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/halloween-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/halloween-festival1 Date: October 26, 2013

Come join us for a day of spooky fun including rides, craft projects, a costume contest, free giveaways, and much more.

There is a raindate for October 27th.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: 33rd Road and 215th Place (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7721, -73.7694 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: October 26, 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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival at King Manor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/fall-festival-at-king-manor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/fall-festival-at-king-manor Date: October 26, 2013

Celebrate autumn at King Manor Museum! Learn how to make apple cider using a traditional cider press and enjoy other fall-themed activities.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5228ce952c55f.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Sara D. Roosevelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park Date: October 26, 2013

Join the volunteers for It's My Park Day at this community garden in Sara D Roosevelt Park. Come help tidy the garden, plant bulbs, and have fun!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: M'finda Kalunga Community Garden (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.721, -73.9919 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 26, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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.

Ticket sales are final. 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.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan "Day of The Dead" Workshop and Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/hattie-carthan-day-of-the-dead-introduction http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/hattie-carthan-day-of-the-dead-introduction Date: October 26, 2013

Please join Hattie Carthan Garden in a Day of The Dead celebration. Yonette Fleming will lead a cooking demonstration on making healthy candy apples. There will be an altar exhibit and a discussion on the cultural anthropology behind this tradition. Craft activities include skull painting and face painting. Attendees are invited to wear costumes.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 368-3566

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2013-10-26 2013-10-26 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Performance: Fairy Harp Circle at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/performance-fairy-harp-circle-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/performance-fairy-harp-circle-at-wave-hill Date: October 26, 2013

Brandee Younger, Mia Theodoratus and the NYC Harp Orchestra offer an interactive soundscape as a band of folk harpists emerge from the forest and surround the garden with ethereal tones entrancing the audience.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend as part of the Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5255b225eab02.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/forest-crew-training-session Date: October 26, 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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Finding Your Poetic Voice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/finding-your-poetic-voice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/finding-your-poetic-voice Date: October 26, 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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Square's Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/shakespeare-in-the-squares-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/shakespeare-in-the-squares-hamlet Date: October 26, 2013

In Hamlet, the young prince Hamlet returns home from the University of Wittenberg to attend his father’s funeral and his mother’s wedding. On October 26 and 27, Shakespeare in the Square, a student group at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, will take on what some consider the greatest work in the western canon.

Shakespeare in the Square will run four performances of Hamlet, rain or shine, in Washington Square Park’s Garibaldi Plaza (east of the fountain), on Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m. and again at 4:00 p.m and on Sunday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m and again at 4:00 p.m Performances are free and open to the public. Run time is approximately two hours.

For more information, visit http://www.shakespeareinthesquare.com/ or contact the group at shakespeareinthesquare@gmail.com.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/525312d381c68.PNG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Harvest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/halloween-harvest5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/halloween-harvest5 Date: October 26, 2013

Discover the magic of Halloween at New York City’s oldest house with crafts, food, games, colonial superstitions, and haunted history. Celebrate the spirit of Halloween on a haunted tour of New York's oldest house with the Wyckoff House Museum and NYC Council Member Jumaane D. Williams. You'll be amazed by the tricks of magician Didi Maxx and wowed by the old timey toys and antique games of Denny Daniels’ Museum of Interesting Things. Get crafty for Halloween and decorate a scary pumpkin. Celebrate the harvest season by pressing apple cider and feasting on homemade treats. Play spooky games, take a photo in our Wizard’s Workshop Photobooth, have your face painted, or try your luck in the pumpkin broom races. Don't forget to come dressed up in your Halloween costume. Just a preview of the many sweet treats awaiting you at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum's annual Halloween Harvest.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Do The Leaves Change Colors? Children's Program with Julia Attaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/why-do-the-leaves-change-colors-childrens-program-with-julia-attaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/why-do-the-leaves-change-colors-childrens-program-with-julia-attaway Date: October 26, 2013

Discover the answer to one of nature's great mysteries. What happens to trees in the fall to make them display such wonderful colors? Educator Julia Attaway will lead a workshop for kids to learn about the changes trees go through to prepare for winter. For ages 4 to 8. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 1:30 pm 2:15 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ffc3c2cae4e.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[The Haunted Pumpkin Garden at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/the-haunted-pumpkin-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/the-haunted-pumpkin-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: October 26, 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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2013-10-26 2013-10-26 1:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52542bbd71ef3.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Fall Sessions - Session 4]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/hsbc-childrens-garden-fall-sessions-session-4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/hsbc-childrens-garden-fall-sessions-session-4 Date: October 26, 2013

The leaves changing color doesn't signal the end of discovery at QBG. We have 4 special sessions -- register for just one or all. Go to the QBG website for more information and to register.

Let’s put our vegetable beds to sleep. We will cover them with leaves, plant some bulbs and some garlic. Take a walk around the Garden to see the changing leaves and make a leaf collage. Plant onion or garlic to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 237

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-10-26 2013-10-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: October 26, 2013

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

NOTE: Groups of seven or more must schedule a Custom Tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or 212-360-2726.

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7073d1ff18.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tours at Wave Hill: Tandem Pursuits: Armor & Ichthyology Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/gallery-tours-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/gallery-tours-at-wave-hill Date: October 26, 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 Alan Ruiz’s Sunroom Project Space installation, an architectural intervention that complicates the distinction between interior and exterior spaces.

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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 2:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524c7f602f7cd.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido the Clown's Birthday Spooktacular]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/cidos-birthday-spooktacular http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/cidos-birthday-spooktacular Date: October 26, 2013

Come to the Forest Park Carousel to celebrate Cido the Clown's birthday and Halloween, with magic shows, a costume contest, and a party! There will be free birthday cake for everyone.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7006, -73.8561 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Fiesta at Mobilization for Change Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/halloween-monsters-fiesta-and-folk-art-at-mobilization-for-change-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/halloween-monsters-fiesta-and-folk-art-at-mobilization-for-change-garden Date: October 26, 2013

Mobilization for Change Garden hosts this family friendly annual Halloween Fiesta with a pinata, prizes, and games. There will be an art exhibit by community gardeners. Fun for all ages.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 665-3126

Location: Mobilization for Change

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2013-10-26 2013-10-26 2:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.7997, -73.9622 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Do The Leaves Change Colors? Children's Program with Julia Attaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/why-do-the-leaves-change-colors-childrens-program-with-julia-attaway1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/why-do-the-leaves-change-colors-childrens-program-with-julia-attaway1 Date: October 26, 2013

Discover the answer to one of nature's great mysteries. What happens to trees in the fall to make them display such wonderful colors? Educator Julia Attaway will lead a workshop for kids to learn about the changes trees go through to prepare for winter. For ages 4 to 8. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 3:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ffc41f6294e.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Maggie's Garden Spooktacular]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/maggies-garden-spooktacular http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/maggies-garden-spooktacular Date: October 26, 2013

Thrills, chills, free candy, scary story telling, face painting and a costume contest with prizes for all who enter the Garden in costume.

Note: The Haunted Garden experience is about 15-20 minutes long in which groups of 10-15 families will be allowed to enter.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-667-8851

Location: Maggie's Garden

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2013-10-26 2013-10-26 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7888, -73.9492 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524dd47e18d25.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/halloween-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/halloween-haunted-house Date: October 26, 2013

Visit our haunted house for thrills and chills! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. The house is recommended for children ages 4–12. Adults will find it creepy too.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Cemetery Walk + Victorian Ghost Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/cemetery-walk-victorian-ghost-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/cemetery-walk-victorian-ghost-stories Date: October 26, 2013

Take a guided candlelit walk to the Pell Cemetery followed by a delightfully spooky staged reading of Victorian ghost stories by the City Island Theater Group. Space limited.

Registration required

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 6:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/522a35a1d5d9b.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted Lantern Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/haunted-lantern-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/haunted-lantern-tour Date: October 26, 2013

Come explore a "haunted" Fort Totten by lantern light. Who knows what ghouls might be lurking around the next corner?

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/astronomy Date: October 26, 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) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 7:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:18 EDT