NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:23:34 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/2013/10/27/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: October 27, 2013

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpufdfdf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art's sculptural installation for fall 2013 is by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone and consists of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra), featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: October 27, 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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2013-10-27 2013-10-27 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff (5 Miles)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/poland-spring-marathon-kickoff-5-miles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/poland-spring-marathon-kickoff-5-miles Date: October 27, 2013

Join us for the start of something special! Just one week before the ING New York City Marathon, this race travels the roads of Central Park and ends at the Marathon finish line.

Course Info
You'll start on Central Park’s West Drive near 69th Street and head north. You'll loop clockwise over the rolling hills along the western edge of the park, turning right (east) onto the 102nd Street transverse. At the top of a short hill, you’ll turn right again (heading south) onto the East Drive. As you make your way onto the only flat, straight stretch of the course, be sure to give a nod to Fred Lebow—legendary founder of the New York City Marathon, memorialized in bronze, checking his stopwatch—on your right as you pass Engineers’ Gate. This is also the point where, at mile 23, the marathon course enters Central Park. Follow the marathon course as you enjoy running down Cat Hill (between 78th and 72nd streets) with its inspiration, the Still Hunt statue of a crouching panther, looking down on you from a rock wall to your right. Continue south across the 72nd Street transverse to the southern edge of the park, and follow the roadway as it curves back north to the finish near 67th Street and Tavern on the Green. Smile and raise your arms high as you cross the ING New York City Marathon's famous finish line.

Download the course map.
Register for the race online.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: ((855) 5MY-NYRR

Location: 69th Street & Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 8:30 am 40.7742, -73.9772 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/522f684415ee7.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/flow13 Date: October 27, 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 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day At Wingate Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/its-my-park-day-at-wingate-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/its-my-park-day-at-wingate-park Date: October 27, 2013

Enthusiastic volunteers will clean up the park and plant bulbs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B254 Wingate Park 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6596, -73.9452 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Upcycle Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/upcycle-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/upcycle-fest Date: October 27, 2013

Clean out your desk drawers, closets and office shelves and join thousands of New Yorkers for Upcycle Fest! Bring your outdated electronics to Prospect Park and drop them into the designated trucks where they will find a new life after being Upcycled. This sustainable solution to the buildup of old electronics helps to decrease the negative global impact that throwing out devices has on our environment, all while helping to support City Parks Foundation and Prospect Park Alliance.

  • Upcycling gets ride of electronic clutter without adding to landfills
  • Upcycling re-purposes your gently used electronics for the secondary market

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park West & Third Street (in Prospect Park),Willink Entrance (in Prospect Park),Grand Army Plaza

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B073, B040 Prospect Park, Grand Army Plaza 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6682, -73.9736; 40.6628, -73.9632; 40.6735, -73.9701 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill Date: October 27, 2013

Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga. Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, your breath and your mind/body/spirit. Classes are led by Neem Dewji, certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: October 27, 2013

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving and team-building right in your own backyard.

For the month of August, pre-registration is required for free Sunday programs. For September through November, admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals and families only. Ages 8 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6034

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 10:00 am 1:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/birding-for-families Date: October 27, 2013

Take the kids on a walk through one of New York City’s richest bird habitats — the North Woods. Learn how to spot and identify our feathered neighbors in their natural surroundings as you are guided by the NYC Audubon Society and a Conservancy Discovery Guide. Binoculars available to borrow, limited to 20 participants. Ages 5+.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Learn to Fly Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/learn-to-fly-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/learn-to-fly-day Date: October 27, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Do you have an interest in aviation? Have you ever wanted to fly a model airplane? Come join the Staten Island RC Modelers for our Learn to Fly Day. Receive expert instruction from one of our Instructor Pilots and experience flying a remote control airplane.

There is no cost for this event. Registration runs from 10:00 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. and is open to the first 10 people who arrive. Trainees must be 12 years or older to participate. If you are younger than 18, a parent must be present.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field of Dreams (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5706, -74.1696 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: October 27, 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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2013-10-27 2013-10-27 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: October 27, 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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2013-10-27 2013-10-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden2 Date: October 27, 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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2013-10-27 2013-10-27 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project: Fairy Wands and Tiny Houses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/wave-hill-family-art-project-fairy-wands-and-tiny-houses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/wave-hill-family-art-project-fairy-wands-and-tiny-houses Date: October 27, 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 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5255a7bcb80b0.JPG Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/enchanted-wave-hill-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/enchanted-wave-hill-weekend Date: October 27, 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 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 10:00 am 1:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5255ac3e8b4f0.JPG Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 27, 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 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Patch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/pumpkin-patch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/pumpkin-patch Date: October 27, 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 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/childrens-fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/childrens-fall-festival Date: October 27, 2013

This is Halloween fun for children of all ages; everyone is invited to wear their costume! Enjoy games, bounces, magic shows, a petting zoo and more. Professional character look-a-likes will visit to add to the fun. Craft vendors display and sell fall items, food, country western music and dancing will make this event fun for people of all ages.

Additional paid activities include:

  • Animal Feeding
  • Pony Ride
  • Hayride
  • Haunted House .
  • Amazing Maize Maze

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: October 27, 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 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/bryant-park-games Date: October 27, 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 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Creepy, Crawling Halloween Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/creepy-crawling-halloween-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/creepy-crawling-halloween-nature-crafts Date: October 27, 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.

While nearly all of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically designed for young children and families. 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 provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: River Run Playground (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 11:00 am 40.787, -73.9822 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/birding Date: October 27, 2013

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.

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 11:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Patch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/pumpkin-patch1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/pumpkin-patch1 Date: October 27, 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 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/the-amazing-maize-maze-sponsored-by-con-edison http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/the-amazing-maize-maze-sponsored-by-con-edison Date: October 27, 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 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/halloween-haunted-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/halloween-haunted-house1 Date: October 27, 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 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/meditation-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/meditation-at-wave-hill Date: October 27, 2013

This fall, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation. Each session includes instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meditation. Led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors. All levels welcome. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Run for the Trail: BronxNet Fitness 5]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/run-for-the-trail-bronxnet-fitness-5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/run-for-the-trail-bronxnet-fitness-5 Date: October 27, 2013

Celebrate 100 years of the XC trail and two years of BronxNet television at this 5k Fun Run. Come in costume if you dare! CUNYAC provides the officials. Proceeds from this event will go to Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy storm resiliency efforts, hiring specalized staff to keep XC paths passable after storms and stave off erosion. To register, visit vcpark.org.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Tortoise and Hare Statue (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 11:30 am 40.8941, -73.896 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: October 27, 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 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Howl-o-ween]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/howloween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/howloween Date: October 27, 2013

Best-dressed dogs compete. Pre-registration required at (718) 796-4541.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8984, -73.8958 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: October 27, 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 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past Date: October 27, 2013

Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few 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: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7130f2fa37.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Performance: Fairy Harp Circle at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/performance-fairy-harp-circle-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/performance-fairy-harp-circle-at-wave-hill Date: October 27, 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 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5255b225eab02.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Fungus Foray with Paul Sadowski of the New York Mycological Society]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/fall-fungus-foray-with-paul-sadowski-of-the-new-york-mycological-society2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/fall-fungus-foray-with-paul-sadowski-of-the-new-york-mycological-society2 Date: October 27, 2013

Have you been curious about the myriad mushrooms you’ve seen in the forest this rainy summer and fall? Join Paul Sadowski of the New York Mycological Society and explore the woods in pursuit of fall fungi. The primitive woods of Inwood Hill Park provide an interesting mycological setting during this late mushroom season.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.87, -73.9211 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/525862bb8dc05.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson River Park's Halloween Kidz Karnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/hudson-river-parks-halloween-kidz-karnival2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/hudson-river-parks-halloween-kidz-karnival2 Date: October 27, 2013

This year the fun has a new home: Hudson River Park’s new Pier 26 in Tribeca!

Pier 26 transforms into “Halloween Central” with fun-filled attractions for the family. Dress up and join the crowd for face painting, mask decorating, wax hands, cotton candy, spin art, rides and more.

In addition to these spooktacular activities, the Story Pirates will perform Halloween-themed improve shows throughout the day

All ages are invited. Best for kids ages 2 through 8-years-old.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 26

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2013-10-27 2013-10-27 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7207, -74.0128 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/525f26acb3553.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Split Rock]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/historic-new-york-split-rock http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/historic-new-york-split-rock Date: October 27, 2013

Learn more about Pelham Bay Park's Split Rock and its place in history, on this tour with the Urban Park Rangers.

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Certain popular programs have limited space and may require registration.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/nature-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/nature-photography Date: October 27, 2013

The beauty of nature has inspired many great Americans to create artistic masterpieces. From the wildlife portraits of John James Audubon to the stunning black and white photography of Ansel Adams, nature has been a muse to artist for centuries. Our Urban Park Ranger Art and Photography programs allow you to interpret the natural would through artistic expression, while learning about nature and the environment.

The program is for digital cameras and you must provide your own camera, DSLR preferred, but all cameras are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 1:00 pm 40.6674, -73.9726 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Creepy Crawly Insect Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/creepy-crawly-insect-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/creepy-crawly-insect-hike Date: October 27, 2013

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Luther Gulick Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/its-my-park-day-at-luther-gulick-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/its-my-park-day-at-luther-gulick-playground Date: October 27, 2013

Join the Friends of Gulick Park for a fall park clean up and community event, with activities such as pumpkin painting, park clean-up, ping pong, and bulb planting!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Luther Gulick Playground

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M065 Luther Gulick Playground 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7159, -73.9819 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Shocktoberfest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/shocktoberfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/shocktoberfest Date: October 27, 2013

Enjoy a free day of fun, including a haunted house, pumpkin patch, crafts, games, music, and more!

Sponsored by Council Member Julissa Ferreras.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: Playground for All Children

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2013-10-27 2013-10-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7409, -73.8491 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Square's Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/shakespeare-in-the-squares-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/shakespeare-in-the-squares-hamlet Date: October 27, 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 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/525312d381c68.PNG Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[The Haunted Pumpkin Garden at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/the-haunted-pumpkin-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/the-haunted-pumpkin-garden-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: October 27, 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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2013-10-27 2013-10-27 1:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52542bbd71ef3.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Craft Table at the Shops at SkyView Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center Date: October 27, 2013

Make botanical masks for the Halloween festivities.

Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: The Shops at SkyView Center

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2013-10-27 2013-10-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7578, -73.8347 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walks at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/garden-highlights-walks-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/garden-highlights-walks-at-wave-hill Date: October 27, 2013

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521e209f1f97e.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Tavern & Its Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green Date: October 27, 2013

Discover the parade ground that became the Sheep Meadow and sheepfold that became a world famous restaurant, then explore the Children’s District and the Mall with its statues and majestic stand of American Elms. Route moderately flat.

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

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).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Giuseppe Mazzini statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9768 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5249dc8f0bc71.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Day of The Dead Celebration and Bottle Tree Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/hattie-carthan-day-of-the-dead-celebration-and-bottle-tree-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/hattie-carthan-day-of-the-dead-celebration-and-bottle-tree-art-exhibit Date: October 27, 2013

Please join the Hattie Carthan Community Garden as they celebrate the Day of The Dead. The event will offer family-friendly activities such as pumpkin carving, a skull making workshop, face painting, a candied apples cooking demo, a drum circle, and a Bottle Tree art exhibit.

2:00 p.m.—3:30 p.m. Healthy holiday treats (carob apples demo with youth chefs)
3:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m. Pumpkin carving and holiday crafts with artist extraordinaire Kelly Horrigan
4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. The use of food in ritual with herb farm founder Farmer Yon.

Drums and costumes encouraged.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 638-3566

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2013-10-27 2013-10-27 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6902, -73.9436 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524ddb233c547.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/halloween-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/halloween-haunted-house Date: October 27, 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 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/halloween-parade-and-pumpkin-sail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/halloween-parade-and-pumpkin-sail Date: October 27, 2013

Wear your costume and bring a carved jack-o’-lantern before 5:30 p.m. for spooky music, crafts, live entertainment, a parade, and New York City’s largest pumpkin flotilla at twilight.

Please check centralparknyc.org/halloween for jack-o’-lantern size, weight, and decoration restrictions.

Space in the Pumpkin Sail is limited. No advance registration. All ages.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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