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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

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!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sep 6

Explore Inwood's Marshes with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller

at Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Explore the Marshland at Muscota Marsh and Inwood Hill Park with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller.
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!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sep 20

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!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

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

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

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!

Must See
Event
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

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

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!

Must See
Event
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!

Oct 5

Hives and Honey Information Station

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location , Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Try on beekeeping gear, peek inside an empty hive, and learn fascinating facts about 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!

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

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!

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!

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.

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

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.

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