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 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:17:34 GMT <![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/08/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/08/recycle-to-art Date: November 8, 2017

Children will make cute, usable items out of recycled materials for the holiday season, to keep and take home.

October: Halloween Masks out of Stock Card Paper
November: Dried Orange Peel Arts/Crafts Bracelet
December: Spin Drum Crafts

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-08 2017-11-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Studio Art with Amy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/08/studio-art-with-amy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/08/studio-art-with-amy Date: November 8, 2017

Studio Art is a special workshop that will teach youth 6 - 13 years old how to draw, paint, and create sculptures. It is recommended the students come each week to build their portfolio. At the end of the session the artwork will be displayed.

Amy is the instructor and an artist herself. She is excited to bring her knowledge and passion to the youth.

There are two sessions on Wednesday. The first session is 4:00- 5:00 p.m. The second session is 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. You can come to either session.

If you have any questions, please reach out to sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-11-08 2017-11-08 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d22a30b2a53.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/08/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/08/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: November 8, 2017

This It’s My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2017-11-08 2017-11-08 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.62205155290000000, -74.13385927680000000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Winter Supply Distribution Make Up Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/08/greenthumb-winter-supply-distribution-make-up-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/08/greenthumb-winter-supply-distribution-make-up-day Date: November 8, 2017

Pick up basic winter maintenance supplies, including ice breakers, bags of calcium chloride pellets (salt), and snow shovels, for your registered GreenThumb garden.

You must RSVP online at greenthumbnyc.org or by calling our main line at (212) 602-5300 by Oct. 27.

  • Only one pickup is permitted per garden group.
  • If another garden group is picking up for your group, please call the GreenThumb office at 212-602-5300 beforehand to confirm details. Pickups for multiple groups must be arranged with GreenThumb.
  • You can carpool with other garden groups that may not have access to transportation
  • Staten Island gardeners, please coordinate with your GreenThumb Outreach Coordinator.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2017-11-08 2017-11-08 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.94750213623047000 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 12:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Parks: Evening Artist Walk with Fitzhugh Karol]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/08/art-in-the-parks-evening-artist-walk-with-fitzhugh-karol http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/08/art-in-the-parks-evening-artist-walk-with-fitzhugh-karol Date: November 8, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the Prospect Park Alliance in celebrating the park’s new public sculpture exhibition by Fitzhugh Karol. Enjoy an artist walk through the park and hear from Karol himself about the concepts behind the pieces. The two sculptures, titled “Searches” and “Reaches” are part of NYC Parks Art in the Parks program and will be on display through spring 2018. Dress warmly, hot cider provided.

Two sculptures of colorful intersecting steel shapes reference familiar silhouettes of stairs and hillsides. Their abstract and playful shapes invite interaction and are a reminder of man’s imprint on the landscape.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Grass triangle at the West Side Drive (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-11-08 2017-11-08 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.67137981285800000, -73.96967744827300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d7bbc6ea81b.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike at the Greenbelt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/08/evening-group-hike-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/08/evening-group-hike-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center Date: November 8, 2017

Join us for our weekly evening hike where we will cover 4 or 5 miles. There are some small climbs but it's fairly easy. You will probably see parts of the Greenbelt and the trail system that you haven't seen before!

Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required. The hike is moderately paced; bring a headlamp along as it will begin to get dark out when we return! We go in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. Always check the Greenbelt Conservancy's Facebook page for updates on changes or cancellations.

Sponsored by generous funding from Councilmember Joseph Borelli.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-11-08 2017-11-08 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9be1b970ba.png Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Learn How to Plan Park Events]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/08/workshop-learn-how-to-plan-park-events http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/08/workshop-learn-how-to-plan-park-events Date: November 8, 2017

Partnerships Academy Workshops
Partnerships for Parks (PfP) invites you to join us at one of our many free and open to the public workshops offered year-round! They are a great way to meet, network, and learn the skills needed to get involved with, build, or sustain your park group.

Upcoming Workshop: Planning Park Events
Do you want to learn how to plan events in your local park that engage the community? This workshop will provide tips on planning and executing successful park events.

Register here to join us at this workshop.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Partnerships for Parks Office

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2017-11-08 2017-11-08 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.71026060000000000, -74.00353480000000000 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 9, 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 2017-11-09 2017-11-09 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[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/09/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/09/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: November 9, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-09 2017-11-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe is the Raven Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/09/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/09/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition Date: November 9, 2017

Ray Felix presents a dark, yet whimsical tale based on the life of Edgar Allen Poe while residing in the Bronx. Based on both fact and fiction, "Poe is the Raven" gives new light and insight on the secret life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Inspired by his visits to Poe Cottage, Ray Felix became intrigued by spiritual ether surrounding the Poe property and the stories told by the long time
tour guide of the Poe cottage. Felix's imprint "Bronx Heroes," takes stories from American History and transforms them into super heroes. Felix believes this allows Bronxites to appreciate everyday heroes from Bronx history and gain a greater understanding of their borough’s historically rich past.

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 2017-11-09 2017-11-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/09/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/09/biweekly-gardening-club Date: November 9, 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 2017-11-09 2017-11-09 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[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/09/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/09/special-express-arts Date: November 9, 2017

This class engages special needs adults through art for self expression. Special needs adults work on canvas, paper, and multiple mediums to create work they can be proud of.

Please call to schedule your group's visit with us. Groups are scheduled on a monthly basis, due to large number of participating agencies and individuals.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-09 2017-11-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/09/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/09/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: November 9, 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 2017-11-09 2017-11-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Gardening for Liberation: A Social Justice Roundtable - Part 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/09/gardening-for-liberation-a-social-justice-roundtable-part-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/09/gardening-for-liberation-a-social-justice-roundtable-part-2 Date: November 9, 2017

Join community garden leaders for a panel followed by small group discussions where community gardeners will share stories about how they're using their community gardens in various interconnected movements for liberation.

Moderator: Yonnette Fleming is a lifelong musician, social change catalyst and urban farmer who is committed to advancing systems of knowledge which help people recognize oppression and build health and resilience at the individual, community, and ecosystem levels.

Panelists:

  • Cecile Fandi, school gardener at P.S. 262 El Hajj Malik El Shabazz Elementary School and community gardener at Bedford Stuyvesant Community Garden
  • Ena McPherson, GreenThumb community gardener at Tranquility Farm
  • Darryl Montgomery, GreenThumb community gardener and designer/builder/park steward at Hancock T&T Community Backyard Garden Park
  • Frances A. Pérez-Rodríguez, youth mentor and community organizer, Farm School NYC student, and member of La Finca Del Sur community farm in the South Bronx

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: P.S. 262 El Hajj Malik El Shabazz Elementary/Middle School

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2017-11-09 2017-11-09 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.68305490000000000, -73.92995910000000000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/09/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/09/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: November 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: United Nations Ave South Entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-11-09 2017-11-09 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa514d21db.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/10/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/10/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: November 10, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-10 2017-11-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe is the Raven Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/10/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/10/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition Date: November 10, 2017

Ray Felix presents a dark, yet whimsical tale based on the life of Edgar Allen Poe while residing in the Bronx. Based on both fact and fiction, "Poe is the Raven" gives new light and insight on the secret life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Inspired by his visits to Poe Cottage, Ray Felix became intrigued by spiritual ether surrounding the Poe property and the stories told by the long time
tour guide of the Poe cottage. Felix's imprint "Bronx Heroes," takes stories from American History and transforms them into super heroes. Felix believes this allows Bronxites to appreciate everyday heroes from Bronx history and gain a greater understanding of their borough’s historically rich past.

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 2017-11-10 2017-11-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Girls Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/10/girls-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/10/girls-basketball-clinic Date: November 10, 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 2017-11-10 2017-11-10 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: November 11, 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 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/bird-walks Date: November 11, 2017

Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 11, 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 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 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[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: November 11, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: November 11, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: November 11, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: November 11, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: November 11, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/nyrr-open-run-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/nyrr-open-run-highland-park Date: November 11, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.68369718980000000, -73.88565301900000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d2a7e2af1be.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Parks at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/its-my-parks-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/its-my-parks-at-westerleigh-park Date: November 11, 2017

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Westerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61975881882100000, -74.13444897532500000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe is the Raven Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition Date: November 11, 2017

Ray Felix presents a dark, yet whimsical tale based on the life of Edgar Allen Poe while residing in the Bronx. Based on both fact and fiction, "Poe is the Raven" gives new light and insight on the secret life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Inspired by his visits to Poe Cottage, Ray Felix became intrigued by spiritual ether surrounding the Poe property and the stories told by the long time
tour guide of the Poe cottage. Felix's imprint "Bronx Heroes," takes stories from American History and transforms them into super heroes. Felix believes this allows Bronxites to appreciate everyday heroes from Bronx history and gain a greater understanding of their borough’s historically rich past.

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 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: November 11, 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 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Running Wild: Introduction to Trail Running]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/running-wild-introduction-to-trail-running http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/running-wild-introduction-to-trail-running Date: November 11, 2017

Running through the woods can nurture the soul and tone the body. Join us for one or all of these free six clinics/runs designed to help you become more comfortable and adept at trail running.

To register, please visit Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy's website.

This series is funded by NYC Council Member, Joseph C. Borelli.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59aeeab18fb2a.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: November 11, 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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2017-11-11 2017-11-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Putting Your Garden to Bed (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/putting-your-garden-to-bed-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/putting-your-garden-to-bed-nyc-compost-project Date: November 11, 2017

Use traditional techniques to keep soil protected from the elements, experiment with mulch, and sow cold weather crops for next spring.

Registration requested.

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a8b693e70.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Putting your Garden to Bed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/putting-your-garden-to-bed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/putting-your-garden-to-bed Date: November 11, 2017

Use traditional techniques to keep soil protected from the elements, experiment with mulch, and sow cold weather crops for next spring.

Facilitated by NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3558

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Screenwriters Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/screen-writers-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/screen-writers-workshop Date: November 11, 2017

Join Juan Ramirez Jr. at our free Screenwriters Workshops in Poe Park! Bring the story idea you wish to develop into a screen play or series.

For adults.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 08 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Keeping Chickens Part 2: Fall and Winter (Bronx)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/keeping-chickens-part-2-fall-and-winter-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/keeping-chickens-part-2-fall-and-winter-bronx Date: November 11, 2017

Learn the nuts and bolts of keeping chickens in the city. This workshop will be the second in a two-part series and will cover maintenance for the fall and winter seasons. Garden groups who attended Part 1 in the summer and attend either location for Part 2 will be eligible to receive a book on keeping chickens.

Facilitated by Lilly Kesselman, GreenThumb community gardener at Brook Park, and GreenThumb

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Friends of Brook Park

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2017-11-11 2017-11-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80875396728515600, -73.91910552978516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599da6d76d5ce.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Foosball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/human-foosball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/human-foosball Date: November 11, 2017

Kick back, relax and join Ocean Breeze staff as they revamp this classic game into a life size version. Participants will stay fixed to their line and battle an opposing team using a soccer ball. All standard rues apply. Families, children, and participants of all ages are encouraged to check out this one of a kind event. No prior experience needed to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/central-park-tour-memorial-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/central-park-tour-memorial-walk Date: November 11, 2017

Join Central Park Conservancy tour guides on this walk through Central Park, and through time, to see how generations of New Yorkers have used the Park as a place to remember and honor our veterans. Highlights of this tour include Maine Monument, Merchant's Gate, Heckscher Ballfields, 7th Regiment Memorial, S. Rankin Drew Memorial, Navy Terrace and Navy Walk, 307th Infantry Regiment Memorial, Red Cross Memorial Flagpole, 107th Infantry Regiment Memorial, and the Arsenal. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5306638ca12c2.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Kids: Sketching & Painting Fall Foliage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/fort-tryon-kids-sketching-painting-fall-foliage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/fort-tryon-kids-sketching-painting-fall-foliage Date: November 11, 2017

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

This free art workshop is for children ages five to 12.

Please note: Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d7ecc2afee4.jpg Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: November 11, 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.

Registration is requested.

This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month,from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and 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 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a58432dd5.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: November 11, 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 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 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[Adults Create Your Own Holiday Wrapping Paper]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/adults-create-your-own-holiday-wrapping-paper http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/11/adults-create-your-own-holiday-wrapping-paper Date: November 11, 2017

Adults will make their own, creative gift wrapping paper for the coming holidays. Participants wlll take inspiration from fall and winter seasons, as well as the holidays for each month.

October: Fall, Poe, Halloween
November: Fall, Thanksgiving
December: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Christmas, and Hanukkah

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 2017-11-11 2017-11-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: November 12, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: November 12, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: November 12, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: November 12, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/farmers-market Date: November 12, 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 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: November 12, 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 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[241st Commemoration of the Battle of Fort Washington]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/241st-commemoration-of-the-battle-of-fort-washington http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/241st-commemoration-of-the-battle-of-fort-washington Date: November 12, 2017

Be transported back in time and celebrate your local history!

This year marks the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Fort Washington, a key event during the Revolutionary War.

The Brigade of the American Revolution will perform and lead drills. Come watch a blacksmith demonstration, listen to live 18th-century music, make arts and crafts, and play games from the revolutionary period. Tour the battle scene with a tour guide dressed as heroine Margaret Corbin.

Prizes will be offered for the most authentic costumes!

Photo by Todd Hilton

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Cafe Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86019897460937500, -73.93309783935547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d7ef4c14e39.jpg Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: November 12, 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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2017-11-12 2017-11-12 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Foliage Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/foliage-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/foliage-walk Date: November 12, 2017

Join us for a guided walk along our waterfront to view the gorgeous fall colors in our horticultural areas and wetlands!

Participants can learn about why changes in leaf color occur, the chemical representation of each of the colors, and why the leaves of different species turn different hues. In addition to the breathtaking views along the waterfront, participants will be guided through our salt marsh and our recently completed woodland path!

Hot beverages will be provided.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bf024f4b097.JPG Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/12/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: November 12, 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 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/13/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/13/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: November 13, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-13 2017-11-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 14, 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 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 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[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: November 14, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe is the Raven Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition Date: November 14, 2017

Ray Felix presents a dark, yet whimsical tale based on the life of Edgar Allen Poe while residing in the Bronx. Based on both fact and fiction, "Poe is the Raven" gives new light and insight on the secret life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Inspired by his visits to Poe Cottage, Ray Felix became intrigued by spiritual ether surrounding the Poe property and the stories told by the long time
tour guide of the Poe cottage. Felix's imprint "Bronx Heroes," takes stories from American History and transforms them into super heroes. Felix believes this allows Bronxites to appreciate everyday heroes from Bronx history and gain a greater understanding of their borough’s historically rich past.

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 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: November 14, 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 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 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[Up-Cycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/upcycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/upcycle-to-art Date: November 14, 2017

Adults will DIY upcycle their own bottles and containers in artistic and creative ways.

October: Poe inspired and Steam Punk Bottles & Containers
November: Cardboard Stamps and Cardboard Books
December: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired Wine Bottle

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 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/biweekly-gardening-club Date: November 14, 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 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 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[Coastal Clean-Up in Riverside Park South with Riverside Park Conservancy and TRASH HERO New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/coastal-cleanup-in-riverside-park-south-with-riverside-park-conservancy-and-trash-hero-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/coastal-cleanup-in-riverside-park-south-with-riverside-park-conservancy-and-trash-hero-new-york Date: November 14, 2017

Join TRASH HERO New York, in partnership with Riverside Park Conservancy and NYC Parks, to clean up the Hudson River shoreline in Riverside Park South. Volunteers give back to the community each month by helping remove marine trash from the Tidal Cove and park's shoreline.

Closed-toed shoes are required. All materials provided.

We look forward to cleaning up the waterfront with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3073

Location: 59th Street Mound (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.77338089612200000, -73.99357915203700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5976231461cc7.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization Get Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/communication-and-socialization-get-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/communication-and-socialization-get-together Date: November 14, 2017

This event is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and pictures. College students are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: November 14, 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 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 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: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: November 14, 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 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: November 14, 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 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 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[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/kids-le-petit-art Date: November 14, 2017

Children will create cute miniature works as gifts to give, or keep for themselves. Children may take inspiration from the holiday season and fall colors.

Parents and other adults are invited to participate with their little ones.

October: Fall Inspired Art-Shrinky Dink
November: Up-cycle Yogurt Container and Thanksgiving Greeting Card
December Whimsical Winter Wonder...Shaker

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: November 14, 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 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 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[Organizing for Garden Success: Group Structure (Part One of Two)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/organizing-for-garden-success-group-structure-part-one-of-two http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/organizing-for-garden-success-group-structure-part-one-of-two Date: November 14, 2017

Disorganization creates dysfunction. This two-part workshop series is designed to help your garden group build a strong foundation to deal with the many issues that arise in a community space. In this workshop, we will discuss different examples of group structure and how they can help alleviate stressful decision-making.

Registered GreenThumb community gardens will be eligible to receive a free book if members of your garden group attend both sessions.

Co-facilitated with Partnerships for Parks.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2017-11-14 2017-11-14 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.71048049702100000, -74.00351333618200000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: November 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/14/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: November 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-11-14 2017-11-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: November 15, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-15 2017-11-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe is the Raven Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition Date: November 15, 2017

Ray Felix presents a dark, yet whimsical tale based on the life of Edgar Allen Poe while residing in the Bronx. Based on both fact and fiction, "Poe is the Raven" gives new light and insight on the secret life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Inspired by his visits to Poe Cottage, Ray Felix became intrigued by spiritual ether surrounding the Poe property and the stories told by the long time
tour guide of the Poe cottage. Felix's imprint "Bronx Heroes," takes stories from American History and transforms them into super heroes. Felix believes this allows Bronxites to appreciate everyday heroes from Bronx history and gain a greater understanding of their borough’s historically rich past.

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 2017-11-15 2017-11-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/basic-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/basic-sign-language Date: November 15, 2017

Learn basic sign language for communication.

This class is open to staff, family members. and adults interested in learning sign language for communication.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-15 2017-11-15 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/bryant-park-public-tours Date: November 15, 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 2017-11-15 2017-11-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult's Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/adults-le-petit-art Date: November 15, 2017

Adults will create delicate miniature work to keep or give as gifts to friends or family.

October: Mini Rock Painting
November: Create Mini Coloring Books and Delicate Paper Cutting
December Whimsical Winter Wonder Black Artist Tile Zen Art

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-15 2017-11-15 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/recycle-to-art Date: November 15, 2017

Children will make cute, usable items out of recycled materials for the holiday season, to keep and take home.

October: Halloween Masks out of Stock Card Paper
November: Dried Orange Peel Arts/Crafts Bracelet
December: Spin Drum Crafts

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-15 2017-11-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Studio Art with Amy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/studio-art-with-amy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/studio-art-with-amy Date: November 15, 2017

Studio Art is a special workshop that will teach youth 6 - 13 years old how to draw, paint, and create sculptures. It is recommended the students come each week to build their portfolio. At the end of the session the artwork will be displayed.

Amy is the instructor and an artist herself. She is excited to bring her knowledge and passion to the youth.

There are two sessions on Wednesday. The first session is 4:00- 5:00 p.m. The second session is 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. You can come to either session.

If you have any questions, please reach out to sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-11-15 2017-11-15 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d22a30b2a53.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: November 15, 2017

This It’s My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2017-11-15 2017-11-15 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.62205155290000000, -74.13385927680000000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike at the Greenbelt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/evening-group-hike-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/15/evening-group-hike-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center Date: November 15, 2017

Join us for our weekly evening hike where we will cover 4 or 5 miles. There are some small climbs but it's fairly easy. You will probably see parts of the Greenbelt and the trail system that you haven't seen before!

Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required. The hike is moderately paced; bring a headlamp along as it will begin to get dark out when we return! We go in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. Always check the Greenbelt Conservancy's Facebook page for updates on changes or cancellations.

Sponsored by generous funding from Councilmember Joseph Borelli.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-11-15 2017-11-15 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9be1b970ba.png Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 16, 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 2017-11-16 2017-11-16 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[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: November 16, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-16 2017-11-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe is the Raven Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition Date: November 16, 2017

Ray Felix presents a dark, yet whimsical tale based on the life of Edgar Allen Poe while residing in the Bronx. Based on both fact and fiction, "Poe is the Raven" gives new light and insight on the secret life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Inspired by his visits to Poe Cottage, Ray Felix became intrigued by spiritual ether surrounding the Poe property and the stories told by the long time
tour guide of the Poe cottage. Felix's imprint "Bronx Heroes," takes stories from American History and transforms them into super heroes. Felix believes this allows Bronxites to appreciate everyday heroes from Bronx history and gain a greater understanding of their borough’s historically rich past.

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 2017-11-16 2017-11-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/biweekly-gardening-club Date: November 16, 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 2017-11-16 2017-11-16 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[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/special-express-arts Date: November 16, 2017

This class engages special needs adults through art for self expression. Special needs adults work on canvas, paper, and multiple mediums to create work they can be proud of.

Please call to schedule your group's visit with us. Groups are scheduled on a monthly basis, due to large number of participating agencies and individuals.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-11-16 2017-11-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: November 16, 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 2017-11-16 2017-11-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/16/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: November 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: United Nations Ave South Entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-11-16 2017-11-16 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa514d21db.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/17/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/17/exhibition-over-here-a-centennial-commemoration-of-world-war-i-memorials-in-nyc-parks Date: November 17, 2017

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort.

Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on Holidays. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-17 2017-11-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b69397b09d8.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe is the Raven Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/17/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/17/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition Date: November 17, 2017

Ray Felix presents a dark, yet whimsical tale based on the life of Edgar Allen Poe while residing in the Bronx. Based on both fact and fiction, "Poe is the Raven" gives new light and insight on the secret life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Inspired by his visits to Poe Cottage, Ray Felix became intrigued by spiritual ether surrounding the Poe property and the stories told by the long time
tour guide of the Poe cottage. Felix's imprint "Bronx Heroes," takes stories from American History and transforms them into super heroes. Felix believes this allows Bronxites to appreciate everyday heroes from Bronx history and gain a greater understanding of their borough’s historically rich past.

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 2017-11-17 2017-11-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: November 18, 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 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/bird-walks Date: November 18, 2017

Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 18, 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 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 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[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: November 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: November 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: November 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: November 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: November 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/nyrr-open-run-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/nyrr-open-run-highland-park Date: November 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.68369718980000000, -73.88565301900000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d2a7e2af1be.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Parks at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/its-my-parks-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/its-my-parks-at-northerleigh-park Date: November 18, 2017

This It’s My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62205155290000000, -74.13385927680000000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe is the Raven Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/poe-is-the-raven-exhibition Date: November 18, 2017

Ray Felix presents a dark, yet whimsical tale based on the life of Edgar Allen Poe while residing in the Bronx. Based on both fact and fiction, "Poe is the Raven" gives new light and insight on the secret life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Inspired by his visits to Poe Cottage, Ray Felix became intrigued by spiritual ether surrounding the Poe property and the stories told by the long time
tour guide of the Poe cottage. Felix's imprint "Bronx Heroes," takes stories from American History and transforms them into super heroes. Felix believes this allows Bronxites to appreciate everyday heroes from Bronx history and gain a greater understanding of their borough’s historically rich past.

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 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: November 18, 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 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Farm & Garden Work Days: NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project Date: November 18, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc. Bring a water bottle, sun hat, closed-toed shoes, and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Registration is requested.

First Wednesday of the month: Meet at Heritage Farm
Third Saturday of the month: Meet at Compost Demonstration Garden (next to Heritage Farm)

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: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983ab09b99d5.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:29:57 EDT