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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 1–10 out of 55 events
from August 5, 2015 to December 19, 2015
in Talks (x) category

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Aug 5

Bryant Park Reading Room: Terry Alford & 'Fortune's Fool'

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Terry Alford will discuss his nonfiction book Fortune's Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth.
Category: Education, Talks
Free!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Aug 6

Bryant Park Reading Room: Writers Workshop - Short Story 3.0

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay at this writers workshop, guaranteed to improve and perfect.
Category: Education, Talks
Free!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Aug 7

Bryant Park Reading Room: Spelling Bee

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word-under the London plane trees-in the open-air Reading Room.
Category: Education, Talks
Free!

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Aug 8

Co-op City Historic Walking Tour

at Barnes and Noble, Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
There are some surprising secret places in this part of the Bronx. Come explore Co-op City and surrounding neighborhoods.
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Fitness, History, Tours, Talks, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Hiking

Aug 8

Wrath In The Garden Walk: Plants Strike Back

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day on a walk to uncover the more sinister aspects of the garden.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours, Talks
Free!

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Event
Aug 8

Cooking Demo: Bitter Melon—A Vengeful Vegetable?

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Bitter in taste and weird in appearance, the intriguing bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is a popular ingredient in Asian, African and Caribbean cuisine.
Category: Food, Talks

Aug 8

Artists Talk: Wrath–Force of Nature

at Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Curators lead a discussion with artists about the ideas behind their work and how they frame natural occurrences through the lens of emotion, observation or allegory.
Category: Nature, Art, Talks

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Aug 9

Living with Urban Coyotes

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers…
Category: Education, Nature, Talks
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, August 10, 2015

Aug10

Bryant Park Reading Room: Reel Talks - Chinatown

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Film connoisseur Scott Adlerberg and author Wallace Stroby discuss Chinatown. This film will also be screened later in the day as part of the Bryant Park Film Festival.
Category: Education, Art, Talks
Free!

Aug10

Books Beneath The Bridge

at The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
This evening's reading is by Dennis Dunaway, author of About Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!, a riveting account of the band Alice Cooper.
Category: Art, Theater, Talks
Free!

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