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Nature, history, or just a good time, learn from New Yorkers and experts who have come to New York City's parks to share their stories. Check out these readings and discussions.

Talks Events

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sep 21

Brooklyn Book Festival

at Brooklyn Borough Hall , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors.
Free!

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Sep 21

Urban Park Ranger Hike at Bartow-Pell Mansion

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.
Once there were many mansions on the shores of Pelham Bay; now only Bartow-Pell remains. Learn about the other grand country estates that neighbored Bartow-Pell on this fascinating…
Free!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sep 23

Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts

at The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy a free reading series, nutrition education, singalongs, fun activities, special guests and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 23

Illustrated Talk: Central Park’s Sunken Treasure

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
In celebration of the reinstallation of Central Park's cannons this fall, Central Park Conservancy historian, Sara Cedar Miller, and conservator, John Harrigan, will present an…
Free!

Sep 23

Bryant Park Reading Room Presents Poetry - Tribute to Jean Valentine

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

7:00 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.
Free!

Sep 23

Local Author Spotlight: Jan Johnsen

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

7:30 p.m.
Jan Johnsen, landscape architect and author, discusses her most recent book, Heaven is a Garden: Designing Serene Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection. A professional landscape…

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sep 24

Young Scholars Talk: Paleness, Purity, Cleanness: White Clothing in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

4:00 p.m.
Over a century ago, the association of white with innocence and purity ensured that certain garments were usually that color, even as white dresses moved in and out of fashion. In this…
Free!

Sep 24

City Chicken Institute: Bronx

at Paradise on Earth , Bronx

5:30 p.m.7:15 p.m.
New York Restoration Project's City Chicken Institute has come to the Bronx! Visit our live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting.
Free!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sep 27

Story Time Exhibition Closing Reception & Screening of Imagination Project

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Don't miss the closing reception of Story Time: Photography Exhibition with a viewing and talk, by the artist, of the Imagination Project, which children participated in.
Free!

Sep 27

Birding at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

3:30 p.m.
Join naturalist and photographer Debbie Becker on a trail walk as the great fall migration gets under way with hawks, eagles, warblers, and hummingbirds returning to their winter…

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sep 28

Sneak 'Peak' at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park Parking Lot , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate the potential of the future of Freshkills Park at our annual festival with activities like kayaking, biking, birding, art and more on Staten Island!
Free!

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Sep 28

From Ashes to Flowers: Designing a World's Fair Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us for a deeper look into Queens Botanical Garden's origins at the 1939 World's Fair with Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky, the leading expert on this topic.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sep 30

Foster Parent Information Workshop

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Good Shepherd Services will provide valuable information to participants interested in learning the process for becoming a NYC foster parent. Feel free to call and register for…
Free!

Sep 30

Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts

at The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy a free reading series, nutrition education, singalongs, fun activities, special guests and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 30

Canarsie/Spring Creek Community Workshop: Jamaica Bay Greenway Implementation Plan

at Canarsie Ascend Charter School , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join NYC Department of Transportation at the second round of community workshops to plan pedestrian and bicycle paths along Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway waterfront.
Free!

Sep 30

Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

7:00 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.
Free!

Sep 30

Arts, Culture & Fun: A Night Under the Stars and Planets

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Ever wonder what you’re looking at when you look up at the beautiful night sky? Often, some of the brightest objects in our night sky aren’t stars at all, but planets. Come…
Free!

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Event

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Oct 4

Explore NYC's Natural Side: Pelham Bay Park's Rocky Coast and Salt Marsh

at Split Rock Golf Course (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
If you are interested in learning about the ecology and the rich diversity of NYC parks, please join us for this walk in our series, Explore NYC's Natural Side! This event will be…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Oct 5

Raptor Fest

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Experience the thrill of viewing New York's premier predators, live and up close with the Urban Park Rangers and the Prospect Park Audubon Center.
Free!

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Event

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Oct 7

Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts

at The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy a free reading series, nutrition education, singalongs, fun activities, special guests and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 7

Howard Beach/Ozone Park Community Workshop: Jamaica Bay Greenway Implementation Plan

at Old Mill Yacht Club , Queens

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join NYC Department of Transportation at the second round of community workshops to plan pedestrian and bicycle paths along Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway waterfront.
Free!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Oct 9

City Chicken Institute: Brooklyn

at Imani Community Garden , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Visit our live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting.
Free!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Oct 11

Cultural Bridges: A Celebration of the People of the Bronx

at Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The Bronx County Historical Society is proud to announce the Cultural Bridges events series at the Museum of Bronx History. This series celebrates the individuals and organizations…
Free!

Oct 11

Wave Hill Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had…
Free!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Oct 13

Artist Talk with George Boorujy

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
A talk with artist George Boorujy, who has work on view in the Arsenal Gallery. Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American…
Free!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Oct 14

Wave Hill Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had…
Free!

Oct 14

Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts

at The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy a free reading series, nutrition education, singalongs, fun activities, special guests and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Oct 16

Rockaways Community Workshop: Jamaica Bay Greenway Implementation Plan

at Scholar's Academy , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join NYC Department of Transportation at the second round of community workshops to plan pedestrian and bicycle paths along Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway waterfront.
Free!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Oct 18

Wave Hill History Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among…
Free!

Oct 18

Fall Harvest Festival

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the fall harvest at King Manor with an historic cooking demonstration, apple cider pressing, butter churning, and autumn-themed crafts!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 18

Birding at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

3:30 p.m.
The fall migration continues with warblers, sparrows, scarlet tanagers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, red-headed woodpeckers, and more visiting Pelham Bay Park. Naturalist and photographer…

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Oct 21

Wave Hill Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had…
Free!

Oct 21

Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts

at The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy a free reading series, nutrition education, singalongs, fun activities, special guests and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Oct 22

Marine Park/Sheepshead Bay Community Workshop: Jamaica Bay Greenway Implementation Plan

at Carmine Carro Community Center , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join NYC Department of Transportation at the second round of community workshops to plan pedestrian and bicycle paths along Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway waterfront.
Free!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Oct 26

An Evening of Ghostly Intimations

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Listen to ghost stories, see haunted photographs, watch a screening of "Shadowland", and more.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Oct 28

Wave Hill Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had…
Free!

Oct 28

Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts

at The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy a free reading series, nutrition education, singalongs, fun activities, special guests and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Oct 29

City Chicken Institute: Bronx

at Paradise on Earth , Bronx

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
NYRP's City Chicken Institute has come to the Bronx! Visit our live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting.
Free!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Nov 1

Flushing Cemetery Walking Tour

at Flushing Cemetery , Queens  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This walking tour will take a look at the history and horticulture, as well as the notable people of Queens who are buried there.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Nov 6

Considering Robert Moses

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us for a trip back in time, as Joseph Smith assumes the role of the polarizing urban planner and “master builder” Robert Moses.
Free!

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Nov 8

Willets Point Walking Tour

at Willets Point  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
We’ll walk to the area from central Flushing to understand its important setting, confront political, economic and ecological issues, and learn why “Willets Point” is a misnomer.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Nov 9

SIOutLOUD: Big Read: To Kill a Mockingbird

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Share ideas about this timeless story of Scout and Jem, their father Atticus Finch, their neighbor Boo Radley, and all the residents of the little town of Maycomb.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 9

History and Highlights of a World's Fair Part 2

at Kingsland Homestead , Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
The lecture will focus on the people of the 1964-1965 World’s Fair held in Flushing, NY.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dec 7

Space Travel: The Next Frontiers

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Wagner College astronomy professor and NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Harold Kozak, will explore the ways humans will not only travel in outer space, but also terraform other worlds.
Free!

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