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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

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Mar 5

Bartow Neighbors: The Mansions and Estates of Pelham Bay

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

7:30 p.m.
In the 19th century, Pelham Bay was an idyllic, rural, and bucolic area that attracted financiers, artists, wealthy merchants, and others who sought an escape from the growing…

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Mar 7

Latinos in Comics Opening Reception

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The opening reception of Latinos in Comics includes an interview and discussion with Benjamin Melendez, legendary founder of The Ghetto Brothers.
Free!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mar 8

New York State Pavilion: Lecture & Book Signing by Author Christian Kellberg

at Kingsland Homestead , Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Christian Kellberg is privileged to have been part of a volunteer effort to paint the New York State Pavilion mezzanine over the last three years.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mar 10

Urban Park Ranger Hike: The Estates of Pelham Bay Park

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

1:00 p.m.
Look for the other grand country estates that neighbored Bartow-Pell in the 19th century on this fascinating hike with an Urban Park Ranger. We’ll explore the area north of the…
Free!

Mar 10

Partnerships for Parks Workshop: Creating a Marketing Plan

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

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This workshop will help you learn about all the ways you can raise awareness about your group, including digital and traditional marketing.
Free!

Mar 10

Creating Landmarks: Revival Style Townhouses of 19th Century Manhattan

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.
The 19th century European and American passion for historic, romantic and picturesque architecture combined in a profusion of revival styles including the Greek, Gothic, Renaissance,…

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Mar 12

Hollywood East, or Making Movies on City Island

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

7:30 p.m.
Did you know that the first feature-length film for which a full copy still exists was made on City Island and in New Rochelle? Or that D. W. Griffith’s movie studio shed in…

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mar 14

Soundview II: Historic Walking Tour

at Whitlock Avenue Train station , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Bronx County Historical Society Educator Angel Hernandez on a historic stroll through Soundview as he points out historic sites, as well as the present attractions of the area.

Mar 14

Women in Comics Panel & Justice Woman Screening

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Regine Sawyer in her panel discussion celebrating Women's History month and women's contribution to comics, film, animation, cosplay and publishing.
Free!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mar 18

Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park

at Martling Avenue Bridge (in Clove Lakes Park) , Staten Island

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
A walk through the park should yield late wintering songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and, with a little luck, a few early spring migrants.
Free!

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Mar 18

Lecture with New York City Audubon in conjunction with The Artwork of Alan Messer

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
NYC Audubon has worked for over 30 years to protect wild birds and their habitat in the NYC, through public outreach and advocacy, educational programming, and scientific research.
Free!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mar 21

Women's History Month: A Look at Bronx Women in the 17th and 18th Centuries

at The Bronx County Archives , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Courageous pioneers with their wives settled here in a time of uncertainty. Learn about some of the women who settled here.
Free!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Mar 28

Bronx Memoir Book Reading and Discussion

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

11:30 a.m.12:45 p.m.
Hear the stories of some of the Bronx Writers.
Free!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Apr 7

First Annual Ada Louise Huxtable Lecture: Preservation, Who Needs It Anyway?

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.
Preservationists were once welcomed in urban environments as the lynchpin for stabilization and recovery and the key to balanced and intelligent development. Now they’re often…

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Apr 8

Artist Talk with Alan Messer In Conjunction with Exhibition: Conserving Our City of Nature

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year.…
Free!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Apr 11

Partnerships for Parks 2015 Conference

at NYU Law , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Partnerships is celebrating 20 years of community engagement in neighborhood green spaces.
Free!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Apr 12

The New York World’s Fairs in 3D: A Stereoscopic Projection Show

at Kingsland Homestead , Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Robert Munn and Sandra Cook of the Depthography Group will be presenting their “World’s Fairs in 3D” Stereoscopic Projection Show. The show consists of over 28…

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Apr 15

Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: The Beginning of Our Universe

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Although our observable Universe is almost 14 billion years old, the basis for much of what we see today was laid in the first 400,000 years. In fact, the first tenth of the first…
Free!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Apr 25

High Bridge Historic Neighborhood Walk Tour

at 167th Street Train station , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Considered an engineering marvel of the day, High Bridge is a classic example of how an ancient system of water technology can play a major role in the expansion of a metropolis. It…

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 9

Bronx Week: Marvelous Mott Haven Historic Walking Tour

at East 138th Street and Lincoln Avenue , Bronx

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The southernmost section of our borough, Mott Haven was one of the first communities to be urbanized across the Harlem River.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

May 17

Bird and Nature Walk at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for a stroll through the Garden as we look for springtime birds, flowers, and other treats courtesy of Mother Nature!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

May 21

Natural Areas Conservancy: Prospect Park Walk

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Expert ecologists will show you the native plants and unique forest features of the Park, as well as highlight the importance of native plants to the ecological health of the park and New York City.
Free!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Jun 7

World's Fair Anniversary Festival

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
We're celebrating the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the NYC World's Fair with a full day of free activities for all.
Free!

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