NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 19 Aug 2017 05:46:02 GMT <![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: September 30, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: September 30, 2017

Have fun with Zumba for fitness, health, and well-being.

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 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Urban Ecology of Highbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/fort-tryon-park-kids-urban-ecology-of-highbridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/fort-tryon-park-kids-urban-ecology-of-highbridge-park Date: September 30, 2017

Come explore the wildlife and natural history of Highbridge Park with Dr. A. We'll search for biotic and abiotic factors, examine rocks and trees, and imagine what Highbridge Park looked like hundreds of years ago.

Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register. Designed for children ages 4-11. Children must be accompanied by adults.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Rain location: Highbridge Recreation Center - You must have valid ID to enter building.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.84239959716797000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5994a76997c4b.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/green-team Date: September 30, 2017

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoying nature, and making the park look its best.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: September 30, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

  • Free bike riding classes and bike skills training
  • Explore exciting Bronx sites: Concrete Plant Park, Starlight Park, Crotona Park, Drew Playground, and Gouverneur Playground
  • Physical activity for family and adults of all ages: 10 years and older

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to sign waiver but they can ride with group
  • Adults must be present to sign waiver and get fitted for a bicycle helmet

For more information, or to check for cancellations, call Mr. James at (347) 261-1764

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Paddle and Hike Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/rangers-choice-paddle-and-hike-orchard-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/rangers-choice-paddle-and-hike-orchard-beach Date: September 30, 2017

Join us for a paddle across the lagoon as we explore the salt marsh and the rich biodiversity found within. We well then land on the shores of the Hunter Island Nature Preserve and embark on a moderate hike.

Some prior canoeing or kayaking experience preferred. Recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Registration
Participants are chosen via a lottery. To register, visit our Urban Park Rangers' registration page Registration opens on Wednesday, September 20.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989efe96272d.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Mapping the Bronx Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/family-art-project-mapping-the-bronx-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/family-art-project-mapping-the-bronx-green Date: September 30, 2017

Visiting artist Francisco Donoso, exhibiting in Call & Response, the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery, works with the visual language of cartography and abstraction to make multi-layered artworks. Using recycled maps and printmaking, create individual collages or join in a collaborative map installation highlighting Bronx green spaces—like Wave Hill.

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

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 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599458634f040.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Woodland Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/saturday-woodland-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/saturday-woodland-corps Date: September 30, 2017

Help the Alliance restore the woodlands with a team of dedicated volunteers committed to on site, ongoing care of the park’s 250 acres of forest.

Please note: volunteers must be able to lift and carry 10 pounds in order to participate in these activities.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: September 30, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes combined with cardio exercises that will maximize your fat-burning potential.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: September 30, 2017

Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park! Dance in the sun and get fit with friends at West Harlem Piers Park.

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: September 30, 2017

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 60 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listened to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

Rolf Stang (as H.C. Andersen) will present The Ugly Duckling's Birthday Party and Laura Simms will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Ugly Duckling."

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: September 30, 2017

Enjoy free yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain, which opens June 20. Bring a yoga mat, water, and sunscreen, and wear comfortable clothes. All levels are welcome!

This weekly class will take place on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. from June 3 to October 14 (except July 1 and September 2).

This free event is sponsored by lushretreats.com for Circadia!

Meet at the flag pole between the monument and Visitor's Center. This yoga class will take place on the lawn in front of the Ft. Greene Park Visitor Center. Circadia is an interactive luminescent sculpture and seating system made from concrete and glow sand, which acts as a guide to the park entrance. Resembling a historic building foundation, Circadia also mimics the park's rolling hills and the natural rhythms found in nature.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943e0805358f.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 30, 2017

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 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598df806c8ef6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Shapes and Colors Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/kids-shapes-and-colors-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/kids-shapes-and-colors-hike Date: September 30, 2017

Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of NYC. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

Compare leaves of all shapes and colors an a guided Fall Foliage Hike through Silver Lake Park. For this program, we recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes or boots.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.63159291279000000, -74.09585726261100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989f0907e7e0.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 30, 2017

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. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 30, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 30, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for a bird-watching walk and learn about Prospect Park's magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/capoeira-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/capoeira-for-beginners Date: September 30, 2017

Led by certified instructor Camaleao from Capoeira Nago Queens, this six-part series will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira. This introduction will offer guidance with balance, flexibility, and agility while also providing a brief history of capoeira traditions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab1e8bfc8b.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/fall-foliage-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/fall-foliage-walk Date: September 30, 2017

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74959945678711000, -73.80770111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599312468dd44.jpg Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 30, 2017

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Forest Park Carousel
Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller,and is (since 2013) a NYC Landmark.

About Bonkerz the Clown
This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fb96a7d08d.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: September 30, 2017

The Union Square Partnership hosts a free walking tour entitled “Union Square: Crossroads of New York,” led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours. Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.

The tour begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue in Union Square Park near 16th Street. Look for the guide holding a "Union Square: Crossroads of New York" sign at the statue.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: September 30, 2017

Make beautiful, fun things out of paper to give as a gift or keep for yourself

Monthly Paper Arts and Crafts Projects

  • July: Paper Beads Bracelet
  • August: Paper Picture Frame
  • September: Cardboard Collage Art

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 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Basics and Accessories - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/crochet-basics-accessories-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/crochet-basics-accessories-adults Date: September 30, 2017

Learn the basics of crochet: how to select your materials, gauge, yardage, tension, chain, single crochet, double crochet, and treble and slip stitch. Make accessories for beginners level.

Materials needed-Mercerized cotton thread #10 in three colors, steel crochet hook #6, 1/2" buttons (3)

Monthly Crochet Projects

  • August: Delicate Crochet Bracelet - White or ecru mercerized cotton thread #10 #6 steel crochet hook. Learn double crochet and treble
  • September: Two Color Scarf - Two colors #4 acrylic yarn #H crochet hook

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 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 30, 2017

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Forest Park Carousel
Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller,and is (since 2013) a NYC Landmark.

About Bonkerz the Clown
This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fb96a7d08d.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Saturday Night Fever (1977)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-saturday-night-fever-1977 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-saturday-night-fever-1977 Date: September 30, 2017

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

A Brooklyn teenager feels his only chance to succeed is as the king of the disco floor. His carefree youth and weekend dancing help him to forget the reality of his bleak life. Rated R (Not suitable for younger audiences; viewer discretion is advised).

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Basketball Courts (in Dry Dock Playground)

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M270 Dry Dock Playground 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72563043399000000, -73.97541356086700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59665e809cdd6.gif Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/farmers-market Date: October 1, 2017

Through the efforts of Friends of Cunningham Park, Inc. and the Jamaica Estates Civic Association we are happy to announce a weekly farmers market. The market will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Sunday. At the market you will be able to meet the farmers and purchase local dairy, vegetable, fruit, and meat products, as well as baked goods and drinks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/tai-chi-fort-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/tai-chi-fort-greene Date: October 1, 2017

Movement, meditation, and deep breathing for better health, strength, concentration, and self-awareness!

Wear comfortable workout clothing and sneakers.

Your instructors will be Leon Qi Ying and Marilyn Fleming. Leon Qi Ying is native Chinese speaker and Brooklyn resident who has studied and practiced Tai Chi for over 30 years. Marilyn Fleming ‘M’ grew up in the UK and is longtime resident of Fort Greene. M studied with Leon Qi Ying and is a Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader.

To learn more, visit taichibklyn.com

Important note: if you practice Tai Chi for health purposes, it is important that you seek advice from your main health care providers, such as your family doctors. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.

No class if it rains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: On the lawn between the Visitor Center and Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.69211135514100000, -73.97502458095600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595165ff33210.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: October 1, 2017

Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, once a month under the supervision of NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Close-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov

Groups must RSVP by September 18.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cff0c98d14c.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Day at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park Date: October 1, 2017

This free event is a chance to explore normally closed areas of Freshkills Park and enjoy the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer! Over 700 acres and eight miles of trails will be open for a day of photography, bicycling, activities, and tours.

The event will include:

  • Guided tours
  • Bicycling on five miles of paved paths. Bring your own bike or rent one for free at the park!
  • Self-guided hiking and photography across eight miles of trails
  • Kite-flying and other family-friendly activities led by NYC Parks
  • Shuttles to and from the event area: one at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, one at parking lots near 350 Wild Avenue, and another at one of the park’s scenic hills.

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. It also has a significant history as the site of the Fresh Kills Landfill, which was the largest landfill in the world before closing in 2001. Since then, the landfill has been covered with layers of soil and infrastructure, and the site has become a place for wildlife, recreation, science, education, and art. As the park is built in phases, free tours and events provide early access for learning and exploration opportunities.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5372

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2017-10-01 2017-10-01 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5980dca48d7e6.jpg Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: October 1, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[33rd Annual Medieval Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/33rd-annual-medieval-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/33rd-annual-medieval-festival Date: October 1, 2017

Join us for the 33rd Annual Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park. This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages.

Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of the Cloisters museum and the Hudson River during autumn's peak. We invite all ages to join us for this unique experience.

The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in northern Manhattan.

The event is free but Medieval crafts, clothing, etc., and food will be available for purchase.

Please note: There will be no ATM's on site at the festival.

Most areas are wheelchair accessible; however, persons with mobility issues may experience difficulty maneuvering on lawn areas.

This event is co-sponsored by Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 11:30 am 6:00 pm 40.86255254300800000, -73.93273985055600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5991fb38f38e4.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: October 1, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains. The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays at noon and on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present. All participants must sign a liability waiver.

Please note: You must arrive at noon, as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

About Village Community Boathouse
Village Community Boathouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit run by volunteers, based on the south side of Pier 40 on the Hudson River. While our community rowing programs are free, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. Your donations make our program possible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-10-01 2017-10-01 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/forest-crew Date: October 1, 2017

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.

College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded!

Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Michael’s Juggling Show at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/the-amazing-michaels-juggling-show-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/the-amazing-michaels-juggling-show-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: October 1, 2017

Every Sunday and holiday from Memorial Day weekend through September, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About The Amazing Michael’s Juggling Show
Michael Karas presents a world-class juggling show full of jaw-dropping stunts, exciting audience participation, and hilarious physical comedy. From balls, clubs, and rings to puppets, knives, and spinning plates, Michael will dazzle you with his incredible array of circus talents. Who knows? He may even inspire you to start juggling yourself!

About Fantasy Forest
Fantasy Forest Amusement Park is located next to the Queens Zoo in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Fantasy Forest is home to The Flushing Meadows Carousel, The Corona Cobra Coaster, and other fun attractions and games.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f861501248.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Michael’s Juggling Show at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/the-amazing-michaels-juggling-show-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/the-amazing-michaels-juggling-show-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: October 1, 2017

Every Sunday and holiday from Memorial Day weekend through September, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About The Amazing Michael’s Juggling Show
Michael Karas presents a world-class juggling show full of jaw-dropping stunts, exciting audience participation, and hilarious physical comedy. From balls, clubs, and rings to puppets, knives, and spinning plates, Michael will dazzle you with his incredible array of circus talents. Who knows? He may even inspire you to start juggling yourself!

About Fantasy Forest
Fantasy Forest Amusement Park is located next to the Queens Zoo in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Fantasy Forest is home to The Flushing Meadows Carousel, The Corona Cobra Coaster, and other fun attractions and games.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f861501248.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/02/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/02/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: October 2, 2017

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Rose Garden

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2017-10-02 2017-10-02 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66912421916000000, -73.96799683573600000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:45:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 3, 2017

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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example 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. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-03 2017-10-03 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/fitness-walk Date: October 3, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-10-03 2017-10-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: October 3, 2017

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.

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 2017-10-03 2017-10-03 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/biweekly-gardening-club Date: October 3, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-10-03 2017-10-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: October 3, 2017

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.

To RSVP for a 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 2017-10-03 2017-10-03 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 3, 2017

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-03 2017-10-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: October 3, 2017

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.

To RSVP for a 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-10-03 2017-10-03 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/03/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: October 3, 2017

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.

To RSVP for a 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: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-10-03 2017-10-03 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Exercise with Nancy Bruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning Date: October 4, 2017

Join us for free fitness walks in Mornngside Park led by exercise consultant Nancy Bruning. The sessions will include a variety of exercises that use park features such as stairs, benches, and retaining walls to work every muscle group.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 318-8544

Location: 123rd Street Park House (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-10-04 2017-10-04 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.80199813842800000, -73.95999908447300000 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm and Compost Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days Date: October 4, 2017

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-04 2017-10-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929753eed195.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/bryant-park-public-tours Date: October 4, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.

Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55 a.m. to check-in with the guide. The tour will depart promptly at 11 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-10-04 2017-10-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 4, 2017

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. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-04 2017-10-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/special-express-arts Date: October 4, 2017

This art workshop engages special needs adults through art for self expression.

Due to limited space, please call to schedule your group's visit. Groups are scheduled for every two weeks. Everyone should bring their own small, clean rocks, ready for painting.

Themes
May: Painting Cardboard Coaster
June: Painting on Rocks-Nature

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-04 2017-10-04 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: October 4, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on the second and third Saturdays of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-10-04 2017-10-04 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598339c41a7b3.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:30:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/04/farm-open-hours Date: October 4, 2017

Drop in at the Queens Botanical Garden Farm to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, QBG Farm demonstrates the link between sustainable farming and composting in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-04 2017-10-04 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592976bb8a458.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 5, 2017

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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example 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. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-05 2017-10-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/fitness-walk Date: October 5, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-10-05 2017-10-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: October 5, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

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 2017-10-05 2017-10-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/biweekly-gardening-club Date: October 5, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-10-05 2017-10-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: October 5, 2017

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-05 2017-10-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/nyc-parks-wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/nyc-parks-wheelchair-softball Date: October 5, 2017

We’re looking forward to another successful and exciting season of wheelchair softball! Come out and learn the game—all you have to do is show up! Just bring your sports chair, or we can provide one for you if you're looking to play!

Volunteers are welcome to join and assist with the game activities.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-10-05 2017-10-05 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.70140075683600000, -73.85299682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593089678b5ab.jpg Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Track Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/open-track-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/05/open-track-night Date: October 5, 2017

This weekly event is an opportunity for adult runners and walkers of all abilities to utilize world-class Icahn Stadium! Once a month, Open Track Nights will also feature a free introductory running form seminar.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-05 2017-10-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59fca4a92b.jpg Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Girls Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/06/girls-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/06/girls-basketball-clinic Date: October 6, 2017

Join NYC Parks for a free 12-week basketball clinic for girls ages 12 to 14 and ages 15 to 17.

Instructors will teach participants the basic rules and fundamental skills of basketball in preparation for our 2018 winter basketball tournament.

All skill levels are welcome!

For more information, please call Roberto Valle at (718) 393-7370 or email roberto.valle@parks.nyc.gov.

For accessibility information, please contact Roberto Valle by Wednesday, August 22 at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2017-10-06 2017-10-06 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: October 7, 2017

Run through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Socrates Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/socrates-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/socrates-farmers-market Date: October 7, 2017

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with local fruits and vegetables from Nolasco Farm and Williams Fruit Farm. Shoppers can also enjoy fresh-brewed coffee from vendor Henley Coffee and buy organic condiments from Hellgate Farm.

Cash transactions preferred
WIC & FMNP Checks accepted at individual farm stands

PLUS: Bring your compost to the park to be collected by The NYC Compost Project with BIG Reuse – Seven days a week drop-off in the green bin next to the bathroom facilities.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947f17e651b7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 7, 2017

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 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: October 7, 2017

Have fun with Zumba for fitness, health, and well-being.

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 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/green-team Date: October 7, 2017

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoying nature, and making the park look its best.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: October 7, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

  • Free bike riding classes and bike skills training
  • Explore exciting Bronx sites: Concrete Plant Park, Starlight Park, Crotona Park, Drew Playground, and Gouverneur Playground
  • Physical activity for family and adults of all ages: 10 years and older

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to sign waiver but they can ride with group
  • Adults must be present to sign waiver and get fitted for a bicycle helmet

For more information, or to check for cancellations, call Mr. James at (347) 261-1764

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-10-07 2017-10-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Saturday Woodland Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/saturday-woodland-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/saturday-woodland-corps Date: October 7, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Help the Alliance restore the woodlands with a team of dedicated volunteers committed to on site, ongoing care of the park’s 250 acres of forest.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: October 7, 2017

Enjoy free yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain, which opens June 20. Bring a yoga mat, water, and sunscreen, and wear comfortable clothes. All levels are welcome!

This weekly class will take place on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. from June 3 to October 14 (except July 1 and September 2).

This free event is sponsored by lushretreats.com for Circadia!

Meet at the flag pole between the monument and Visitor's Center. This yoga class will take place on the lawn in front of the Ft. Greene Park Visitor Center. Circadia is an interactive luminescent sculpture and seating system made from concrete and glow sand, which acts as a guide to the park entrance. Resembling a historic building foundation, Circadia also mimics the park's rolling hills and the natural rhythms found in nature.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943e0805358f.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 7, 2017

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: October 7, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: October 7, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for a bird-watching walk and learn about Prospect Park's magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival Date: October 7, 2017

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger educational presentations, visits to the lighthouse interior, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and fun family activities!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85010147094726600, -73.94680023193360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bc780d9cb.JPG Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/capoeira-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/capoeira-for-beginners Date: October 7, 2017

Led by certified instructor Camaleao from Capoeira Nago Queens, this six-part series will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira. This introduction will offer guidance with balance, flexibility, and agility while also providing a brief history of capoeira traditions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab1e8bfc8b.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: October 7, 2017

The Union Square Partnership hosts a free walking tour entitled “Union Square: Crossroads of New York,” led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours. Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.

The tour begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue in Union Square Park near 16th Street. Look for the guide holding a "Union Square: Crossroads of New York" sign at the statue.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with Swing!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-swing Date: October 7, 2017

Join us to celebrate Harlem’s most famous dance genre — The Lindy Hop! We will be swinging and hopping to some legendary Harlem Jazz greats and more. Be part of a Fun Family Fall Night of Dance to Pop, Soul, R&B, and Hip Hop to spice it up!

Hosted in partnership with The Harlem Swing Dance Society, you’ll learn a few swing dance steps and then get the chance to practice those moves to live DJ music. Enjoy demonstrations, mingle, and have fun!

This indoor event is free and open to the public. All are welcome! RSVPs encouraged: https://acfswing1007.eventbrite.com

Schedule of Activities

Open Dance: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dance Lesson: 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Open Dance: 6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by October 4.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591de80360199.jpg Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/farmers-market Date: October 8, 2017

Through the efforts of Friends of Cunningham Park, Inc. and the Jamaica Estates Civic Association we are happy to announce a weekly farmers market. The market will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Sunday. At the market you will be able to meet the farmers and purchase local dairy, vegetable, fruit, and meat products, as well as baked goods and drinks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour Date: October 8, 2017

Join us for a free walking tour of World's Fair sites in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

The tours continue the second Sunday of each month through November. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. and meet at the Unisphere.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

No registration is required. Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 8, 2017

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. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: October 8, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: October 8, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains. The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays at noon and on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present. All participants must sign a liability waiver.

Please note: You must arrive at noon, as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

About Village Community Boathouse
Village Community Boathouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit run by volunteers, based on the south side of Pier 40 on the Hudson River. While our community rowing programs are free, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. Your donations make our program possible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-10-08 2017-10-08 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/forest-crew Date: October 8, 2017

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.

College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded!

Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 Date: October 8, 2017

Join us for a free walking tour of World's Fair sites in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

The tours continue the second Sunday of each month through November. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. and meet at the Unisphere.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

No registration is required. Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/08/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: October 8, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-08 2017-10-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/09/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: October 9, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Rose Garden

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2017-10-09 2017-10-09 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66912421916000000, -73.96799683573600000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 10, 2017

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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example 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. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/fitness-walk Date: October 10, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: October 10, 2017

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.

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 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/biweekly-gardening-club Date: October 10, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: October 10, 2017

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.

To RSVP for a 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 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: October 10, 2017

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.

To RSVP for a 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:26 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: October 10, 2017

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.

To RSVP for a 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: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-10-10 2017-10-10 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Exercise with Nancy Bruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning Date: October 11, 2017

Join us for free fitness walks in Mornngside Park led by exercise consultant Nancy Bruning. The sessions will include a variety of exercises that use park features such as stairs, benches, and retaining walls to work every muscle group.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 318-8544

Location: 123rd Street Park House (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-10-11 2017-10-11 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.80199813842800000, -73.95999908447300000 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm and Compost Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days Date: October 11, 2017

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-11 2017-10-11 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929753eed195.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/bryant-park-public-tours Date: October 11, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.

Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55 a.m. to check-in with the guide. The tour will depart promptly at 11 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-10-11 2017-10-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 11, 2017

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-11 2017-10-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/special-express-arts Date: October 11, 2017

This art workshop engages special needs adults through art for self expression.

Due to limited space, please call to schedule your group's visit. Groups are scheduled for every two weeks. Everyone should bring their own small, clean rocks, ready for painting.

Themes
May: Painting Cardboard Coaster
June: Painting on Rocks-Nature

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-10-11 2017-10-11 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/farm-open-hours Date: October 11, 2017

Drop in at the Queens Botanical Garden Farm to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, QBG Farm demonstrates the link between sustainable farming and composting in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-11 2017-10-11 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592976bb8a458.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 12, 2017

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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example 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. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/fitness-walk Date: October 12, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: October 12, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

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 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/12/biweekly-gardening-club Date: October 12, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-10-12 2017-10-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT