Events

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

When: October 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: The New York Botanical Garden

Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Celebrate the season by putting on a festive fall puppet show and having a spooky tea party in the Victorian playhouse. Guided activities feature making a sprout-a-seed necklace and exploring flowers, fruits, and seeds. Weekends bring interactive demonstrations featuring bats, reptiles, and other creepy creatures.

Riverdale Trail Work

When: October 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Palisade Avenue and Spaulding Lane (in Riverdale Park)

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help maintain the trails in Riverdale Park! Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Adult Learn to Play Soccer

When: October 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn, play, and compete in soccer. Learn the rules and techniques, dribbling, and passing. Have fun while learning and practicing this exciting game. Please note: A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. Registration is required. To register, please email Victor.Campbell@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 402-5155.

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

When: October 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: The New York Botanical Garden

Throughout history, scarecrows have been the guardians of gardens. Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States, from its everyday role in agriculture to its status as a cultural icon in films and comic books. This art display, presented by the Tri State Cadillac Dealers, features larger-than-life sculptures crafted from natural

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team

When: October 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: West Bronx Recreation Center

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here’s your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the NY Rollin’ Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team, it’s guaranteed to be tons of fun and you’ll come back every week for more action!

Youth Fun Programs

When: October 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

Children and youth ages 8 years to 17 years are welcome to participate in a variety of sports,crafts and learning opportunities including: Computer Resources, Arts in Parks, Youth Swim, learn to play Flag Football, learn to play Basketball, Teen Fitness (supervised use of fitness and cardio rooms), Hula Aerobics, Go Girl Athletics and Skills and Drills basketball development.

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden

When: October 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: The New York Botanical Garden

The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haunt Conservatory, in addition to a special bonsai display. Weekend events spotlight the art of ikebana, as well as taiko drumming, and celebrate the importance of flowers in Japanese culture.

Seniors Fitness in Van Cortlandt Park

When: October 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Van Cortlandt Park

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City. Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and

Adults Learn to Play Volleyball

When: October 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

Adults ages 18 and older are invited to join St. Mary’s Recreation Center on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. to learn how to play volleyball. Learn how to serve and spike, increase upper body strength, build excellent communication skills, and positive team building. Recreation Center membership and registration is required.

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden

When: October 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: The New York Botanical Garden

The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haunt Conservatory, in addition to a special bonsai display. Weekend events spotlight the art of ikebana, as well as taiko drumming, and celebrate the importance of flowers in Japanese culture.

5th Biannual Exhibition of Latin American Artists of the Bronx

When: October 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

The objective of this exhibition is to create awareness of the multitude of talent in the Latino community of the Bronx. We have developed an international network of Latin American artists, as well as established the opportunity to exhibit the best of their works. This event hopes to inspire the creative mind and challenge the contemporary global art community. This group exhibition presents art as an expression of the human

Seniors Fitness in Van Cortlandt Park

When: October 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Van Cortlandt Park

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City. Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and

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