NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:20:52 GMT <![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house Date: November 16, 2018

The Staten Island Herb Society maintains the Colonial Herb Garden adjacent to the historic Conference House. We are committed to preserving and retaining an authentic representation of herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America.

The Colonial Herb Garden consists of varying-shaped beds laid out in a symmetrical plan.The garden is surrounded by a gated fence and has several benches to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the visual and scented pleasures of this diverse and comprehensive Colonial garden.

The various beds and a few of the plants that inhabit them include:

CULINARY I - Bay, Rosemary, Oregano, Horseradish, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil
CULINARY II - Lavender, Caraway, Lemon Verbena, Mints, Calendula
DRYING - Statice, Anise Hyssop, Spiderwort, Sweet Woodruff
DYE - False Blue Indigo, Parsley, Woodruff, Fennel, Southernwood
HEALING - Strawberries, Rose, Dill, Arugula, Hydrangea, Joe Pye Wee, Comfrey, Lettuces
MOONLIGHT - Lungwort, SilverKing Artemesia, Dwarf Comfrey, Orris Root, Sage
ORNAMENTAL I - Poppy, Yarrow, Kerria, Peony, Tansy
ORNAMENTAL II - Mallow, Wormwood, Dame's Rocket, Feverfew, Catmint
SCENTED - Bee Balm, Scented Geraniums, Pineapple Sage
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD I - Coltsfoot, Mullein, Boneset, Solomon's Seal
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD II - Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Lamb's ears, Valerian, Lady's Mantle
WOODLAND - Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Coltsfoot, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Hellebore, Goldenseal, Mayapple, Hepatica

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-16 2018-11-16 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b608d1a6718b.jpeg Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 Date: November 16, 2018

White-tail deer are herbivores, which means they eat plants. While there are no plant species that are truly deer-proof, deer do develop preferences and will ignore many types of plants in their grazing patterns. Planting with a high diversity of plant species will minimize the impact that any deer will have in your garden.

The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife, and how humans can live harmoniously with the animals who also call the Big Apple home.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-16 2018-11-16 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1dd78b7c9.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island Date: November 16, 2018

Explore New York City's and New York State's southernmost point: The "South Pole" at Wards Point within Conference House Park. The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.

The three miles of nearby natural shoreline are a beach comber’s paradise. Shells, rocks, and stones of every shape and size can be found here. Just a short distance to the north of the South Pole are the park’s clay colored bluffs where you can view city’s only exposed portion of the terminal moraine.

Not to be missed are the park’s other attractions: acres of woodland, four galleries, and five historic houses!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-16 2018-11-16 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50225702965300000, -74.25172543525700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b8428d581955.jpg Wed, 03 Oct 2018 13:12:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: November 16, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-16 2018-11-16 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - City as Ecosystem: NYC Urban Field Station Artists Residency]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency Date: November 16, 2018

The New York City Urban Field Station brings art and science together with their Artists in Residence program to foster new ideas and programs about urban conservation, environmental stewardship, land management, and community resilience.

By engaging artists in thinking about social-ecological systems and natural resource management, the program applies creative approaches to make complex systems and concepts more accessible. This exhibition highlights projects explored in a variety of media by UFS resident artists Katie Holten, Matthew Jensen, Mary Mattingly, Lize Mogel, Heidi Neilson, and Adam Stoltman. The NYC UFS is a partnership between The USDA Forest Service, NYC Parks, and the Natural Areas Conservancy.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-11-16 2018-11-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b855d59916d4.JPG Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:29:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: November 16, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-16 2018-11-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: November 16, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-16 2018-11-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Herald Square Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/reading-room Date: November 16, 2018

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at our outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, our Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator to help with selection. Happy reading!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herald Square

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M036 Herald Square 2018-11-16 2018-11-16 10:00 am 5:30 pm 40.75030136108398400, -73.98760223388672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b34e222ad44f.JPG Fri, 29 Jun 2018 14:59:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 16, 2018

The Union Square Holiday Market is an internationally-renowned Holiday Market located at Union Square Park. Hailed as a must-visit destination for unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists, millions of people browse the winding aisles each year enjoying this unique and eclectic holiday experience.

Union Square Holiday Market Dates and Hours
November 15 - December 24

Mondays - Fridays: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-11-16 2018-11-16 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:29:11 EST
<![CDATA[Adults Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/adults-imaginative-arts Date: November 16, 2018

Adults will create works of art employing imaginative techniques, using various materials. The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts. Participants are encouraged to use their imagination for ideas, as well as take inspiration from their environment.

  • October - Steam-Punk Art: create work isnpired by science fiction and science fantasy
  • November - Emotive create work focused on expression and emotion
  • December - Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired create art isnpired by our current exhibition

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-11-16 2018-11-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Oct 2018 16:13:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: November 16, 2018

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy Guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Highlights of this tour include: Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-11-16 2018-11-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77220153808594000, -73.96759796142578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 11:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Writing Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/nature-writing-workshop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/nature-writing-workshop-series Date: November 16, 2018

Enjoy a creative writing workshop designed for adults and seniors to express thoughts and feelings about nature through language. This program is for adults 18+ years.

Funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Lesgislature.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-11-16 2018-11-16 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bccbce5cb4ee.png Mon, 29 Oct 2018 10:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: November 16, 2018

Kids will create fun art related to the season.

  • October - Pumpkin Ornaments
  • November - Angel stick
  • December - Christmas Wreaths

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-11-16 2018-11-16 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b704b7e426.jpg Tue, 02 Oct 2018 16:13:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Processing: A Gowanus Swim Society Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/processing-a-gowanus-swim-society-exhibition-at-the-old-stone-house-washington-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/processing-a-gowanus-swim-society-exhibition-at-the-old-stone-house-washington-park Date: November 16, 2018

Exhibition Dates: October 20, 2018 - February 15, 2019
Hours: Fridays, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., or by appointment; please call (718) 768-3195

Participating Artists: Jessica Dalrymple, John Fisk, Natalie Fisk, Abigail Groff Hernandez, Kristen Haskell, Melissa Johnson, Suzy Kopf, Mary Negro

Curated by: Katherine Gressel

“Processing” is defined as “a series of changes taking place in a definite manner,” including the “systematic organization, treatment or preparation of materials.” The artists in Processing all manipulate art materials through intentional, systematic procedures that sometimes incorporate chance. The resulting work teeters between representation and abstraction – teasing recognizable forms out of abstract ones or abstracting recognizable elements through stripping down or layering/obscuring. Specific works were selected for the exhibition that can trace the evolution of most artists’ work processes.

Psychologists refer to “processing trauma” as transforming painful emotions into constructive meaning. Many of these artists view their practice as a way to elucidate or overcome specific personal or societal obsessions, fears, or anxieties—such that the manipulation of art materials becomes a therapeutic process.

The opening of Processing coincided with Gowanus Open Studios (GOS) an annual weekend-long event in which local artists invite the public into their studios. By continuing to participate in GOS each year, Old Stone House hopes to both support local artists and call attention to their increased displacement from this community as a result of gentrification. Once all based out of a no longer extant central Gowanus location, the Gowanus Swim Society artists are now dispersed across New York City or other cities. These shifts have also impacted their individual and collective work processes.

Artwork:

Kristen Haskell describes their work process as “a cycle of creating, narrating, abstracting, studying, organizing, and disorganizing.” Their recent work centers around common fears, both rational and irrational, from spiders to losing one’s teeth. It is created in two stages: the wet energy stage, in which Haskell “lets out their aggression quickly” with Sumi Ink and Fluid Acrylic; and the meditative linear stage, where the artist often creates “new characters” from the forms, patterns, and lines within the more spontaneous shapes created during the first stage.

Free-form ink blots are also the starting point for John Fisk’s ongoing “Inklins” series. He uses an eyedropper to create splatters on watercolor paper with organic lines and naturally-occurring shading. He then turns each one into a macabre creature, inspired by the psychology of Rorschach tests, horror entertainment, and cartoon animation.

Mary Negro and Natalie Fisk, by contrast, begin with recognizable symbols and texts which they alter and conceal to the point of being barely recognizable. Mary Negro uses colored pencil to layer streams of handwritten, stream-of-consciousness text across large paper. The sentences are then contoured with ink, further disabling the viewer’s ability to read the text, which collapses into a thick web of gestural marks. Negro’s journaling method helps her process difficult personal and political events, “visualizing a sense of overwhelm, frustration, or tension, while simultaneously evoking contemporary issues related to censorship, transparency, memory, and record-keeping.”

Natalie Fisk provides a window into her Mexican-American and female identities through the negative and positive spaces created in hand- cut and painted papel picado, often collaged upon other domestic patterns as well as feminist comics. Fisk aims to “push and pull her viewer through various degrees of clarification, capturing the space between identified subject and affable uncertainty.”

Abigail Groff Hernandez’s latest work addresses the physical behaviors that mark her father’s descent into dementia, such as folding cloth and tearing paper. The obsessive detail in her depictions of crumpled metallic paper renders their subject barely recognizable and invites a range of interpretations. “At their most basic, the drawings are depicting the breakdown of shapes created by folding and crumpling…in practice, they are an observational, rhythmic and methodical way to find mindfulness and order amidst heartbreaking, hopeless circumstances.”

Jessica Dalrymple and Suzy Kopf’s more representational work deeply investigates and re-frames our natural and built environment. Jessica Dalrymple’s Native/Non Native and NYC Natural paintings exhaustively catalog and advocate for plant and animal species found in cities. After accumulating photos and sketches while immersed in the landscape, Dalrymple fuses them together into compositions that often obscure traditional perspectives and juxtapose painterly and photo-realistic elements to “express harmonies between nature and the city.”

Suzy Kopf is interested in the “American propensity towards sameness, which stands in direct contrast with our supposed fierce need to be unique.” Also working from both her photographs and memory, Kopf often strips her urbanscapes of detail to focus on their most iconic shapes, colors, and symbols. Her paintings in Processing document Puerto Rico’s Levittown, which she visited in March 2017 before the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. This planned housing community teleported midcentury design while being peppered with current automobiles and references to contemporary life. The work addresses such personal and societal tensions as, “What does it mean to be at home in the beautiful and the banal? What does prosperity for all mean in a time when we know we can’t all have it?”

Melissa Johnson’s music video The Look suggests the potential of breaking with fashion and performance conventions to express a rich inner world. Through a series of fantasy dressing room scenes in a fantasy mall, lead character Melody Henson finds empowerment through her unique style. With song and movement, the protagonist communicates her belief in “self-expression, sisterhood, and the power of diversity.”

About Gowanus Swim Society:

Gowanus Swim Society is a select group of mostly Brooklyn-based artists who meet regularly, exhibit often and provide a forum for sharing information and artist resources. The artists function as a collective and hold monthly meetings during which they work together to accomplish common goals, hold one another accountable for personal progress through group crits and acquire new skills from one another. They also host public social events and art exhibitions of their work throughout the year. They are always eager to collaborate with other artists and organizations to work towards common goals.

About The Curator:

Katherine Gressel, the Old Stone House & Washington Park’s Contemporary Art Curator, is a New York?based curator, artist, and writer focused on site?specific art. She earned her BA in art from Yale and MA in arts administration from Columbia. Katherine’s previous exhibits dealing with such topics as income inequality, urban agriculture, and parks have been recognized by the New York Times, Time Out New York, Hyperallergic, News 12 Brooklyn, and DNAInfo. In addition to organizing ten major exhibitions to date at the Old Stone House, Katherine has curated for FIGMENT, No Longer Empty, and Brooklyn Historical Society, and was the 2016 NARS Foundation emerging curator. She was selected for the 2015 Independent Curators International (ICI) Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans. Katherine has written and presented on public and community art issues for Createquity, Americans for the Arts, and Public Art Dialogue, among others. Katherine also served as Programs Manager at Smack Mellon Gallery from 2010-2014, and has worked and consulted for diverse nonprofits in the areas of arts education, project management, and development.

Funding for Processing is made possible, in part, by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-11-16 2018-11-16 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Solo: A Star Wars Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/movies-under-the-stars-solo-a-star-wars-story http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/movies-under-the-stars-solo-a-star-wars-story Date: November 16, 2018

Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film!

Solo: A Star Wars Story
This 2018 installment in the iconic franchise follows Young Han Solo as he joins forces with a gang of galactic smugglers and a 190-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca to steal a batch of valuable coaxium. To complete the heist, he negotiates with Lando Calrissian, the suave owner of the perfect vessel for the dangerous mission -- the Millennium Falcon. Directed by Ron Howard, produced by Lucasfilm, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) in the title role and Donald Glover as the suave Lando Calrissian (Atlanta).

Before You Go:
You should come before 6:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-11-16 2018-11-16 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bdc674700ae5.jpg Thu, 08 Nov 2018 15:14:32 EST
<![CDATA[Latin American Culture Week Community Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/latin-american-culture-week-community-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/latin-american-culture-week-community-project Date: November 16, 2018

In honor of Latin American Cultural Week, we are partnering with the uptown organization PAMAR (Pan American Art Research). Mexican artist Cynthia Granados Posada will engage with the uptown community of Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood to create and present collective ritual performances about letting go and a trilogy of participatory performances about love and migration.

Beginning on November 13 and ending with a community culminating event on November 17, the workshop will connect this year’s theme of LACW and #MeToo in art, to the life and work of the painter and jeweler, Annette Nancarrow, who lived both in NY and Mexico and has not been properly recognized as an artist. To learn more about her remarkable life and art please visit annettenancarrow.com.

For additional information and to sign up to be a part of the event, please email communityoutreach@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-11-16 2018-11-16 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:28:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Inspired By... Faith Ringgold]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/art-inspired-by http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/16/art-inspired-by Date: November 16, 2018

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

Art Inspired by Alma Thomas
Friday, September 14, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Art Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe
Glow in the dark event

Friday, October 19, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Art Inspired by Faith Ringgold
Friday, November 16, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Know Before You Go
This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP required: Call (212) 447-2023.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2023

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2018-11-16 2018-11-16 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b97d4ac7c221.jpg Thu, 27 Sep 2018 15:28:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 Date: November 17, 2018

White-tail deer are herbivores, which means they eat plants. While there are no plant species that are truly deer-proof, deer do develop preferences and will ignore many types of plants in their grazing patterns. Planting with a high diversity of plant species will minimize the impact that any deer will have in your garden.

The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife, and how humans can live harmoniously with the animals who also call the Big Apple home.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1dd78b7c9.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: November 17, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 17, 2018

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

Exercising with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestow health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Fri, 26 Oct 2018 16:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness Date: November 17, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. Bring your water bottle and positive energy for a morning of fun, friendship, and fitness for adults.

This is a beginner – intermediate Latin Dance Fitness course through Shape Up NYC.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Sat, 03 Nov 2018 10:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-parks Date: November 17, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bb7cc41e8e6f.png Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:13:09 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: November 17, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bb7d37233efe.png Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:13:10 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: November 17, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and three miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home—bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bb7d4009e144.png Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:28:44 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: November 17, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bb7d19dc46a4.png Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:13:13 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: November 17, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bb7d48b98ab0.png Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:28:45 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/nyrr-open-run-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/nyrr-open-run-highland-park Date: November 17, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.68369718980000000, -73.88565301900000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bb7d4e3d9354.png Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:28:46 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/nyrr-open-run-morningside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/nyrr-open-run-morningside-park Date: November 17, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.80187167833600000, -73.96009692549800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bb7d510e9174.png Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:28:46 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Shore Road Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/nyrr-open-run-shore-road-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/nyrr-open-run-shore-road-park Date: November 17, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Lawn Near 79th Street Entrance (in Shore Park and Parkway)

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B082 Shore Park and Parkway 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.63140850518000000, -74.03907075524300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bb7d53579388.png Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:28:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Cobble Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/its-my-park-at-cobble-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/its-my-park-at-cobble-hill-park Date: November 17, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Cobble Hill Association to do general cleanup at Cobble Hill Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Cobble Hill Park

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B326 Cobble Hill Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.68820190429687500, -73.99600219726562000 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Art and Table Top Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/kids-art-and-table-top-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/kids-art-and-table-top-activities Date: November 17, 2018

While Mom and Dad take a fitness class, the kiddies have fun with arts and crafts and table-top activities.

  • October - Paper Plate Ghost
  • November - Apple Stamping
  • Decermber - Christmas Wreaths

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 9:00 am 11:15 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Oct 2018 16:13:15 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: November 17, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean up and help prepare Northerleigh Park for the upcoming winter season. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62205155290000000, -74.13385927680000000 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:57:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Edenwald Green Neighborhood: Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/edenwald-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/edenwald-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration Date: November 17, 2018

Join us for a special edition of Green Neighborhoods!

Volunteers will take a nature walk through Seton Falls Park and learn about its important natural areas. Afterwards, volunteers will help protect the forest by removing harmful invasive plants.

Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed-toed shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Crawford Avenue and Boller Avenue (in Seton Falls Park),Crawford Avenue and Boller Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)

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X046 Seton Falls Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88539162579200000, -73.83768820762600000; 40.88690185546900000, -73.83860015869100000 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/alley-pond-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/alley-pond-park-tree-planting Date: November 17, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in Alley Pond Park! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs.

Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Northern Boulevard and 234th Street (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76402426756600000, -73.74686241150000000 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:42:47 EDT
<![CDATA[East New York Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/east-new-york-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/east-new-york-farmers-market Date: November 17, 2018

The East New York Farmers Market is a community-run market and includes 23 local gardeners, 3 regional farmers, and 11 local vendors. Together we serve over 14,000. Since 1998, we have been providing fresh produce, homemade crafts, and a safe public space for families in East New York, Brooklyn. Our market is the only place in East New York to find local and organic produce and Caribbean specialty crops like karela, bora, and callaloo.

For any questions on this event, please contact Iyeshima Harris at (718) 649-7979 or iyeshima@eastnewyorkfarms.org.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 649-7979

Location: East New York Farmer's Market

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2018-11-17 2018-11-17 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66469955444336000, -73.88659667968750000 Fri, 06 Jul 2018 10:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up Zumba with Pascal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal Date: November 17, 2018

Join Shape Up NYC for a whole-body fitness workout that focuses on building strength, health/well-being, and balance through dance for adults.

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 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Kids Art: Sketching and Painting Fall Foliage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/fort-tryon-kids-artsketching-painting-fall-foliage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/fort-tryon-kids-artsketching-painting-fall-foliage Date: November 17, 2018

Join Artist Jenae Schwartz and admire the wonderful colors of autumn. Peek into the science of trees and learn the different parts of a leaf through sketching, leaf rubbing, and painting with watercolors.

This free art workshop is for children ages 5-12.

Space is limited and RSVP is required. Registration opens on Sunday, November 4. Please register on Evenbrite.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bd0acb069ca2.jpg Fri, 26 Oct 2018 16:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Bird & Tree Walk with Naturalist Gabriel Willow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/fort-tryon-park-bird-tree-walk-with-naturalist-gabriel-willow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/fort-tryon-park-bird-tree-walk-with-naturalist-gabriel-willow Date: November 17, 2018

Join expert naturalist Gabriel Willow and bring your binoculars to Fort Tryon Park! The park is home to a diverse bird population, with 20 bird species that live here year-round and over 60 more that visit during certain seasons. In the winter, it is common to see some of our year-round residents such as the northern cardinal, northern mockingbird, and birds of prey like the red-tailed hawk.

Bring binoculars. RSVP is required; please register on Eventbrite.

Photo by Beth Bergman

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bdb688f672c7.JPG Fri, 02 Nov 2018 10:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Cornhusk Dolls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/family-art-project-cornhusk-dolls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/family-art-project-cornhusk-dolls Date: November 17, 2018

Celebrate corn and harvest time! Listen to Native American tales, and hear about the power of a talking stick. Then tie and shape dried husks into a single, cornhusk doll or corny doll family.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b719777b1367.jpg Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:42:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at The Big Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/its-my-park-at-the-big-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/its-my-park-at-the-big-park Date: November 17, 2018

This It's My Park season, join the Friends of Mariners Harbor Parks to plant daffodil bulbs around The Big Park to enhance the tree beds for some spring beauty. We look forward to beautifying the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Continental Place and Grandview Avenue (in The Big Park)

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R068 The Big Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63037343389100000, -74.16522834866000000 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Moore Homestead Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground Date: November 17, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Elmhurst Supporters of Parks to complete a cleanup and leaf raking project at Moore Homestead Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Moore Homestead Playground Comfort Station (in Moore Homestead Playground)

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Q361 Moore Homestead Playground 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74232127019800000, -73.88208949565900000 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:57:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/fall-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/fall-field-day Date: November 17, 2018

NYC Parks presents the fourth annual Fall Field Day! It’s an all-day recess in the Bronx!

Kids, teens, and their families are invited to relive classic and re-imagined field day activities as they are introduced to a new generation.

With an array of activities fit for all ages and abilities, Fall Field Day will have something for everyone to enjoy!

Activities may include:

  • Javelin (noodle) throw
  • Giant soccer
  • Pillow polo
  • Obstacle course
  • Speed pitch
  • Giant parachute
  • Tug-O-War
  • Football skills
  • Gaga
  • Potato sack race
  • Three-legged race
  • Spoon/egg race

At the main stage, there will be live entertainment and fitness workshops.

Event Tips
The event ends promptly at 2:00 p.m., so come early to experience all the fun! Activity lines are subject to close early. Participants must sign a waiver to participate in some activities. The waivers will be provided at the event. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with photo identification to sign the waiver.

In the event of heavy rain or extreme weather, Fall Field Day may be canceled. The decision to cancel the event will be made by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018, and will be prominently posted on our website and social media channels.

Accessibility

For accessibility information, please contact Chris Noel by November 14 at (718) 760-6831 or at Christopher.Noel@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8214

Location: Unionport Road and Bronx Park East (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85079147005300000, -73.86826637562900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5beaf88429b65.jpg Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:29:23 EST
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: November 17, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: November 17, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:45 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Nehemiah Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/its-my-park-at-nehemiah-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/its-my-park-at-nehemiah-park Date: November 17, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Empowering Youth in Excellence, Inc. to rake leaves and clean up Nehemiah Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nehemiah Park

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B396 Nehemiah Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.66180038452148400, -73.90540313720703000 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Milestone Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/its-my-park-at-milestone-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/its-my-park-at-milestone-park Date: November 17, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with My Friends Place NY Inc. to clean up garbage and do general clean up at Milestone Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Milestone Park

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B063 Milestone Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.60950088500976600, -73.99949645996094000 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 17, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7198da65082.jpg Fri, 24 Aug 2018 14:29:49 EDT
<![CDATA[National Take A Hike Day & Leaf Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/national-take-a-hike-day-leaf-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/national-take-a-hike-day-leaf-program Date: November 17, 2018

Celebrate National Take A Hike Day by hitting the trails for an easy loop hike! Afterwards, stay to make an optional leaf craft celebrating the shapes and colors of fall.

Ages 4+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 12:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Morris Park Stop 'N' Swap]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/morris-park-stop-n-swap http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/morris-park-stop-n-swap Date: November 17, 2018

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7913

Location: PS 108

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2018-11-17 2018-11-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85461500000000000, -73.85279530000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bd339e030cc7.jpg Tue, 30 Oct 2018 12:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/farmhouse-family-day Date: November 17, 2018

Explore the oldest house in New York City at our monthly free Family Day! Drop-in between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for outdoor colonial games, seasonal activities, scavenger hunts, and more! As we get ready to bundle up for the winter, we’ll take a peak into textile fabrication of the past through a historical spinning and felting workshop with artist Miranda Knutson.

Open to all ages! There will be a Spinning and Felting Workshop with Miranda at 1:00 p.m.

Farmhouse Family Days are open to visitors of all ages and free to the public. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bc8e81884057.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[The Old Stone House: Witness to War]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/the-old-stone-house-witness-to-war http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/the-old-stone-house-witness-to-war Date: November 17, 2018

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b72fd86de2cd.jpg Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:14:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Prep]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/winter-prep http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/winter-prep Date: November 17, 2018

Come and join us to get the garden ready for winter! We need volunteers for sign-making, weeding, building compost bins, and a community survey project. Please dress warmly and wear close-toed shoes!

To RSVP, or get more information, please contact Dior St. Hillaire at synergiurbangarden@gmail.com or at (347) 245-5757.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 245-5757

Location: Synergi Urban Garden 2.0

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2018-11-17 2018-11-17 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.82910100000000000, -73.89113500000000000 Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:29:07 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 17, 2018

The Union Square Holiday Market is an internationally-renowned Holiday Market located at Union Square Park. Hailed as a must-visit destination for unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists, millions of people browse the winding aisles each year enjoying this unique and eclectic holiday experience.

Union Square Holiday Market Dates and Hours
November 15 - December 24

Mondays - Fridays: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:29:11 EST
<![CDATA[Leaf Crunch 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/leaf-crunch-2018 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/leaf-crunch-2018 Date: November 17, 2018

Love your neighborhood garden? Support your local garden by raking leaves this fall! Help compost the leaves at the garden. Bring your friends and family! We'll provide the tools!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8543

Location: 138th Street Community Garden

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2018-11-17 2018-11-17 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.80583040000000000, -73.91514160000000000 Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:12:57 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Girls Volleyball Club Team Tryouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/nyc-parks-girls-volleyball-club-team-tryouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/nyc-parks-girls-volleyball-club-team-tryouts Date: November 17, 2018

We welcome you to try out for our GEVA Girls Volleyball Team. Tryouts will consist of passing, serving, hitting, setting, communication, and teamwork.

Participants must be ages 13-17. Please bring proof of date of birth and medical, which can be found on the GEVA website.

Good luck!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bed907b5df62.jpg Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:29:07 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Advanced Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/rangers-choice-advanced-fire-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/rangers-choice-advanced-fire-making Date: November 17, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Learn to use creativity and ingenuity to start a fire and keep it going. Participants will learn unique and unusual ways to start a fire using unconventioanl methods.

Registration
Registration is reguired for this program. To register, visit the Urban Park Rangers' registration page. Registration opens on November 7.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 13:27:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Sounds of Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/natures-workshop-sounds-of-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/natures-workshop-sounds-of-nature Date: November 17, 2018

This fall, join us for Nature's Workshop. Each program explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in an hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.

Join the Urban Park Rangers in discovering music in nature by using natural materials and exploring the sounds inside the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 13:27:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans Past and Present]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/historic-new-york-native-americans-past-and-present http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/historic-new-york-native-americans-past-and-present Date: November 17, 2018

The Lenape are a signficant part of the formation of our city. Learn how native tribes used the local waterways, native plants, and wildlife in everyday life, and how the Lenape legacy lives on today through their words and artifacts still being discovered.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 02 Nov 2018 13:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Lenape Harvest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/rangers-choice-lenape-harvest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/rangers-choice-lenape-harvest Date: November 17, 2018

Inwood Hill Park continues to have a vivid connection to the native people of this country. The Urban Park Rangers will guide you to historic sites within the park and discuss the culture of the Lenape people. Participants will learn about their daily customs and their knowledge of the forest, and sample forest-sourced food items, which were the staples of a Lenape diet.

Participants are selected by lottery. To register, please visit the Urban Park Rangers' registration page. Lottery registration opens on Nov. 7.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87160110473600000, -73.93070220947300000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 13:27:30 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: November 17, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with DFOY to clean up, plant, and steward Claremont Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Claremont Park Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84159605513400000, -73.90716862678500000 Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids & Families Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: November 17, 2018

Kids have fun making themed art with paper:

  • October - Paper Plate Ghost
  • November - Paper Winter Tree
  • December - Paper Christmas Bauble

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b739ab5d37.jpg Tue, 02 Oct 2018 16:28:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: November 17, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Through an Urban Park Ranger-led hike, you will learn about the impacts and signs of deer on Staten Island, and maybe even see these majestic animals.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Fri, 02 Nov 2018 13:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods Date: November 17, 2018

Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community.

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b29d5675251b.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 11:29:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Leonids Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/astronomy-leonids-meteor-shower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/17/astronomy-leonids-meteor-shower Date: November 17, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

Originating near the constellation Leo, the Leonids Meteor Shower produce up to 15 meteors per hour during peak viewing.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Boardwalk at Beach 116th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2018-11-17 2018-11-17 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.57779701451600000, -73.83594077825500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f3b9cc07ab.jpg Tue, 09 Oct 2018 14:57:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens Date: November 18, 2018

White-tail deer are herbivores, which means they eat plants. While there are no plant species that are truly deer-proof, deer do develop preferences and will ignore many types of plants in their grazing patterns. Planting with a high diversity of plant species will minimize the impact that any deer will have in your garden.

The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife, and how humans can live harmoniously with the animals who also call the Big Apple home.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1dd78b7c9.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: November 18, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: November 18, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bb7d2856af1c.png Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:13:12 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: November 18, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bb7d232aab58.png Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:13:14 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: November 18, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bb7d23fdee66.png Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:13:15 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at North Shore Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/its-my-park-at-north-shore-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/its-my-park-at-north-shore-esplanade Date: November 18, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths as they clean and beautify the North Shore Esplanade. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 78 Richmond Terrace

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2018-11-18 2018-11-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.64462620000000000, -74.07748680000000000 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:57:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park Date: November 18, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Silver Lake Park Conservancy to clean and beautify Silver Lake Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 561-6831

Location: Eddy Street and Victory Boulevard (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62641424338300000, -74.09163546562200000 Fri, 09 Nov 2018 14:14:30 EST
<![CDATA[Riverdale Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/riverdale-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/riverdale-tree-planting Date: November 18, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in Riverdale Park! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs.

Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required for this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Spaulding Lane Parking Lot (in Riverdale Park)

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X142 Riverdale Park 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89731055468300000, -73.91446208911900000 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 12:59:44 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lt. Lia Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground Date: November 18, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths as they clean and beautify Lt. Lia Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Wall Street and St. Marks Place (in Lt. Lia Playground)

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R111 Lt. Lia Playground 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.64333096315300000, -74.07913684845000000 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:57:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Friends Committee Bulb Planting Jubilee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/friends-committee-bulb-planting-jubilee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/friends-committee-bulb-planting-jubilee Date: November 18, 2018

Join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust to help plant bulbs! Hundreds of bulbs have been delivered to the park and we need your helping hands to plant them!

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Groups must RSVP by emailing info@FortTryonParkTrust.org by November 12.

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/562fcc73b6154.jpg Thu, 08 Nov 2018 15:14:32 EST
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: November 18, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Down to Earth Markets - Park Slope Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/down-to-earth-markets-park-slope-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/down-to-earth-markets-park-slope-farmers-market Date: November 18, 2018

Down to Earth Markets is a neighborhood farmers market featuring locally-farmed and produced foods. Find us on 4th Street off Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn near the Old Stone House of Brooklyn. The market is open year-round on Sundays, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the spring through fall and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the winter.

EBT and WIC Checks welcome. Health Bucks now available year-round!

Since 1991, Down to Earth Markets has been connecting cooks and eaters to New York’s local food producers by bringing the region’s farmers and food makers together at community-based farmers markets. We are a mission-driven “best for the world” B Corp focused on the people and small businesses building a strong and sustainable local food system.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bad15b377e67.jpg Thu, 27 Sep 2018 14:58:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Brooklyn Bridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/historic-new-york-brooklyn-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/historic-new-york-brooklyn-bridge Date: November 18, 2018

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.

Explore the history of the Brooklyn Bridge, from the time when it was first built to the present day, and also discover Brooklyn Bridge Park, the modern park which shares its namesake.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Corner of Furman and Old Fulton Streets (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.70291421044900000, -73.99477791786200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59ef9c9616ecf.jpg Tue, 09 Oct 2018 14:12:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Developing an Eye for Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/developing-an-eye-for-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/developing-an-eye-for-nature Date: November 18, 2018

Join the Urban Park Rangers on this hike that will teach you how to find the hidden gems within our urban environment.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)

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R172 Brookfield Park 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.56166747849400000, -74.15999635582000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa05726754bb.jpg Tue, 09 Oct 2018 13:27:30 EDT
<![CDATA[The Old Stone House: Witness to War]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/the-old-stone-house-witness-to-war http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/the-old-stone-house-witness-to-war Date: November 18, 2018

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b72fd86de2cd.jpg Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:14:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 18, 2018

The Union Square Holiday Market is an internationally-renowned Holiday Market located at Union Square Park. Hailed as a must-visit destination for unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists, millions of people browse the winding aisles each year enjoying this unique and eclectic holiday experience.

Union Square Holiday Market Dates and Hours
November 15 - December 24

Mondays - Fridays: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:29:11 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Skyline Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground Date: November 18, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths as they clean and beautify Skyline Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clyde Place and Prospect Avenue (in Skyline Playground)

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R123 Skyline Playground 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.63980198533700000, -74.09018931486700000 Fri, 02 Nov 2018 13:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Roosevelt Island Stop 'N' Swap]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/roosevelt-island-stop-n-swap http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/roosevelt-island-stop-n-swap Date: November 18, 2018

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7913

Location: Manhattan Park Theater Club Community Room

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2018-11-18 2018-11-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76483380000000000, -73.94810810000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bd33baa057f0.JPG Tue, 30 Oct 2018 13:14:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Survival Series: Wilderness Navigation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/survival-series-wilderness-navigation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/survival-series-wilderness-navigation Date: November 18, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a survival program is perfect for you.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 14:12:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Memory Project: Poetry & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/memory-project-poetry-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/memory-project-poetry-art Date: November 18, 2018

Poet and artist Olena Jennings presents her work The Memory Project, inspired by a photo album that was handed down to her by her Ukranian grandparents. Through poems, photographs, and textiles, Jennings addresses her ancestors' connection with a new land and the memories of the land they left behind. The event will feature culinary art by Olesia Lew and a wine reception.

The Memory Project is made possible in part by Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 12:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Photography Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/fall-foliage-photography-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/fall-foliage-photography-hike Date: November 18, 2018

Bring your own digital camera or smartphone to capture the beauty of Central Park during the golden hour before sunset.

#FallforNYC
Share your best NYC Parks fall foliage photos with us on Twitter and Instagram with #FallforNYC. We’ll share our favorite #FallforNYC photos at @nycparks!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 14:12:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Wilderness Skills: Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/wilderness-skills-fire-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/wilderness-skills-fire-making Date: November 18, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.

All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Seuffert Bandshell Parking lot (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.69927348446600000, -73.85787630081200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a849104e03e3.jpg Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:44:11 EST
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house Date: November 19, 2018

The Staten Island Herb Society maintains the Colonial Herb Garden adjacent to the historic Conference House. We are committed to preserving and retaining an authentic representation of herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America.

The Colonial Herb Garden consists of varying-shaped beds laid out in a symmetrical plan.The garden is surrounded by a gated fence and has several benches to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the visual and scented pleasures of this diverse and comprehensive Colonial garden.

The various beds and a few of the plants that inhabit them include:

CULINARY I - Bay, Rosemary, Oregano, Horseradish, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil
CULINARY II - Lavender, Caraway, Lemon Verbena, Mints, Calendula
DRYING - Statice, Anise Hyssop, Spiderwort, Sweet Woodruff
DYE - False Blue Indigo, Parsley, Woodruff, Fennel, Southernwood
HEALING - Strawberries, Rose, Dill, Arugula, Hydrangea, Joe Pye Wee, Comfrey, Lettuces
MOONLIGHT - Lungwort, SilverKing Artemesia, Dwarf Comfrey, Orris Root, Sage
ORNAMENTAL I - Poppy, Yarrow, Kerria, Peony, Tansy
ORNAMENTAL II - Mallow, Wormwood, Dame's Rocket, Feverfew, Catmint
SCENTED - Bee Balm, Scented Geraniums, Pineapple Sage
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD I - Coltsfoot, Mullein, Boneset, Solomon's Seal
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD II - Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Lamb's ears, Valerian, Lady's Mantle
WOODLAND - Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Coltsfoot, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Hellebore, Goldenseal, Mayapple, Hepatica

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-19 2018-11-19 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b608d1a6718b.jpeg Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 Date: November 19, 2018

White-tail deer are herbivores, which means they eat plants. While there are no plant species that are truly deer-proof, deer do develop preferences and will ignore many types of plants in their grazing patterns. Planting with a high diversity of plant species will minimize the impact that any deer will have in your garden.

The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife, and how humans can live harmoniously with the animals who also call the Big Apple home.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-19 2018-11-19 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1dd78b7c9.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island Date: November 19, 2018

Explore New York City's and New York State's southernmost point: The "South Pole" at Wards Point within Conference House Park. The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.

The three miles of nearby natural shoreline are a beach comber’s paradise. Shells, rocks, and stones of every shape and size can be found here. Just a short distance to the north of the South Pole are the park’s clay colored bluffs where you can view city’s only exposed portion of the terminal moraine.

Not to be missed are the park’s other attractions: acres of woodland, four galleries, and five historic houses!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-19 2018-11-19 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50225702965300000, -74.25172543525700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b8428d581955.jpg Wed, 03 Oct 2018 13:12:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: November 19, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-19 2018-11-19 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - City as Ecosystem: NYC Urban Field Station Artists Residency]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency Date: November 19, 2018

The New York City Urban Field Station brings art and science together with their Artists in Residence program to foster new ideas and programs about urban conservation, environmental stewardship, land management, and community resilience.

By engaging artists in thinking about social-ecological systems and natural resource management, the program applies creative approaches to make complex systems and concepts more accessible. This exhibition highlights projects explored in a variety of media by UFS resident artists Katie Holten, Matthew Jensen, Mary Mattingly, Lize Mogel, Heidi Neilson, and Adam Stoltman. The NYC UFS is a partnership between The USDA Forest Service, NYC Parks, and the Natural Areas Conservancy.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-11-19 2018-11-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b855d59916d4.JPG Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:29:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: November 19, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-11-19 2018-11-19 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: November 19, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-19 2018-11-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Herald Square Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/reading-room Date: November 19, 2018

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at our outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, our Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator to help with selection. Happy reading!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herald Square

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M036 Herald Square 2018-11-19 2018-11-19 10:00 am 5:30 pm 40.75030136108398400, -73.98760223388672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b34e222ad44f.JPG Fri, 29 Jun 2018 14:59:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: November 19, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-11-19 2018-11-19 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:59:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Toddler Creative Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/toddler-creative-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/toddler-creative-movement Date: November 19, 2018

Children 4 years old and younger are invited to come to creative movement.

Creative movement allows toddlers to have fun, enjoy dance, and use their imagination. Through creative movement, tots develop motor skills, reach educational milestones, and learn about communication and problem-solving.

For the first portion of the class, children will be instructed in dance. In the second portion, they will have time to play.

A parent or guardian must stay with the child during the entire length of the program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2018-11-19 2018-11-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Wed, 07 Nov 2018 16:59:34 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 19, 2018

The Union Square Holiday Market is an internationally-renowned Holiday Market located at Union Square Park. Hailed as a must-visit destination for unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists, millions of people browse the winding aisles each year enjoying this unique and eclectic holiday experience.

Union Square Holiday Market Dates and Hours
November 15 - December 24

Mondays - Fridays: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-11-19 2018-11-19 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:29:11 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: November 19, 2018

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy Guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Highlights of this tour include: Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-11-19 2018-11-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77220153808594000, -73.96759796142578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 11:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: November 19, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-11-19 2018-11-19 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:59:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/20/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/20/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house Date: November 20, 2018

The Staten Island Herb Society maintains the Colonial Herb Garden adjacent to the historic Conference House. We are committed to preserving and retaining an authentic representation of herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America.

The Colonial Herb Garden consists of varying-shaped beds laid out in a symmetrical plan.The garden is surrounded by a gated fence and has several benches to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the visual and scented pleasures of this diverse and comprehensive Colonial garden.

The various beds and a few of the plants that inhabit them include:

CULINARY I - Bay, Rosemary, Oregano, Horseradish, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil
CULINARY II - Lavender, Caraway, Lemon Verbena, Mints, Calendula
DRYING - Statice, Anise Hyssop, Spiderwort, Sweet Woodruff
DYE - False Blue Indigo, Parsley, Woodruff, Fennel, Southernwood
HEALING - Strawberries, Rose, Dill, Arugula, Hydrangea, Joe Pye Wee, Comfrey, Lettuces
MOONLIGHT - Lungwort, SilverKing Artemesia, Dwarf Comfrey, Orris Root, Sage
ORNAMENTAL I - Poppy, Yarrow, Kerria, Peony, Tansy
ORNAMENTAL II - Mallow, Wormwood, Dame's Rocket, Feverfew, Catmint
SCENTED - Bee Balm, Scented Geraniums, Pineapple Sage
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD I - Coltsfoot, Mullein, Boneset, Solomon's Seal
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD II - Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Lamb's ears, Valerian, Lady's Mantle
WOODLAND - Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Coltsfoot, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Hellebore, Goldenseal, Mayapple, Hepatica

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-20 2018-11-20 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b608d1a6718b.jpeg Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:14:44 EDT