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Talks

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, August 21, 2014

Aug 21

Journey To The Stars

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Discover the wonders of the universe.
Free!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Aug 22

Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology: Dendrology 'Walk and Talk'

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This educational "walk and talk" is designed to increase the appreciation and understanding of the numerous tree and plant species found within the various forest types in the park.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Aug 23

Grow to Give Garden Party

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join neighborhood gardeners & Staten Island community supported agriculture groups for a summer garden party at Conference House Park. There will a vegetable and fruit swap,…
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 23

Historic Walk Tour - Historic Pathway II: Valentine-Varian House to the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join BCHS Educator Angel Hernandez on this 2-mile walk along a major historical corridor of The Bronx. This tour begins at the Valentine-Varian House, located at 3266 Bainbridge…

Aug 23

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Aug 24

Battle of Brooklyn Monument Tour

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for a special Battle of Brooklyn Monument Tour.
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Aug 26

Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology: Drawing 'Chalk and Talk'

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This introductory workshop provides basic how-to instruction, along with the materials, for exploring and capturing the varied landscape of Conference House Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 26

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
Aug 26

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.
Free!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aug 27

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!

Aug 27

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Marriage of Latin Music & Jazz with Joe Conzo Sr.

at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
In Celebration of City Parks Foundation's Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, join Joe Conzo Sr. for a discussion and music of Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Machito, and other great…
Free!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Aug 28

Journey To The Stars

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Discover the wonders of the universe.
Free!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Aug 30

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sep 2

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 2

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!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sep 4

Journey To The Stars

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Discover the wonders of the universe.
Free!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sep 9

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 9

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 9

Public Workshop: Van Name Van Pelt Plaza

at Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park) , Staten Island

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Along Richmond Terrace, between Van Name and Van Pelt Avenues, a parcel of land is slated to be redesigned to create a permanent public space.
Free!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sep 11

City Chicken Institute: Brooklyn

at Imani Community Garden , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Visit our live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting. We offer free workshops suitable for all levels of experience.
Free!

Sep 11

Journey To The Stars

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Discover the wonders of the universe.
Free!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sep 18

Journey To The Stars

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Discover the wonders of the universe.
Free!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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!

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!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Oct 5

Honey Extraction Demonstration

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
How do bees make honey? How do we collect it? Help us extract and bottle honey from our resident honeybees.
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

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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