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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

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sep 1

Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This event features the poets of Kundiman: Cathy Park Hong, Sandra Lim, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Lo Kwa Mei-en, and Brenda Shaughnessy.
Free!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sep 3

Partnerships Academy: Activate Your Park – Developing Great Events and Programs

at Ranaqua: Bronx Parks Headquarters , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
At this workshop, you will have the chance to learn from your peers and from professionals about how to organize and fund new programs that will invigorate your park and neighborhood.
Free!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sep 5

Upper River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come canoe through Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo.

Must See
Event

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sep 8

Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This event features the poets of Belladonna: Tonya M. Foster , r. erica doyle. Betsy Fagin, and Monica Ong.
Free!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Sep 9

Fort Tryon Park Dusk Nature Walk

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Take an insider's tour of Fort Tryon Park's habitats and their creatures with expert naturalist Mike Feller
Free!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sep 10

Artist Talk: Tom Fruin

at Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin will discuss the origin and fabrication of his internationally known ICON series.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sep 12

GreenThumb Annual Harvest Fair

at Diamante Garden (in ) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 12

Exhibition Talk: Tredwell Costume Collection

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Pamela Long, the Textile Conservator at the Merchant's House Museum, for a talk on the Merchant's House collection of nineteenth-century women's clothing.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sep 15

Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This event features poets Paul Pine, Sandy McIntosh, Phillip Lopate, and Thomas Fink.
Free!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sep 19

The Buzz About Bees

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Visit the beehives in The Battery and learn about the ways in which bees live, work, and play.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 19

Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This workshop will come together every third Saturday to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques.
Free!

Sep 19

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.
Free!

Sep 19

Bronx River Ramble

at Rosedale and Lacombe Avenue (in Soundview Park) , Bronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River's volunteer historians as they explore three of the borough's waterways: the Bronx River, Pugsley Creek, and Westchester Creek.
Free!

Sep 19

Nature Presentation: Wonderful Woolly Bears

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Can the brown bands on their bodies really predict the severity of the winter? Join us to find out!

Best For
Kids

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sep 21

A Walking Tour of the Noho Historic District

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
On this one-hour walking tour, promenaders will see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks around the Merchant's House Museum in NoHo.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 21

Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge

at Red Shade Plaza (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A.
Free!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sep 22

Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Theis event features poets Michael Morse, Michael Klein, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Sean Singer.
Free!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sep 24

Partnerships Academy: Activate Your Park – Developing Great Events and Programs

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

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Interested in bringing new activities, recreation and arts to your park? Community groups from all over the city routinely partner with city agencies and other organizations to do…
Free!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sep 26

Breukelen Country Fair

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family for a day-long extravaganza of games, crafts, local food, music, demonstrations, and family-friendly workshops led by Brooklyn-based partners.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sep 27

Family Art Project: Field Notes–An Edible Plant Insurrection

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Follow the lead of exhibiting artist Matthew Friday on a hunt for dandelion, curly dock, wood sorrel, plantain and clover plants among the grasses of Wave Hill. Sketch these plants in your very own field book.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Oct 3

Upper River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come canoe through Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo.

Must See
Event

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Oct 7

Partnerships Academy: Activate Your Park – Developing Great Events and Programs

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

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Interested in bringing new activities, recreation and arts to your park? Community groups from all over the city routinely partner with city agencies and other organizations to do…
Free!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Oct 10

Bronx River Ramble: Starlight Park

at West Farms #2 Train Station , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover the park's pre-history that includes a replica of Henry Hudson's Half Moon and no less than three unsuccessful attempts to hold a world's fair by the Bronx River.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Oct 17

Upper River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come canoe through Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo.

Oct 17

Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This workshop will come together every third Saturday to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques.
Free!

Oct 17

Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage & The Heather Garden

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The 1908 cottage was originally the gatehouse of the G.K. Billings Estate. The Heather Garden boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees, and breathtaking views of the Palisades.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Oct 18

Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage & The Heather Garden

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The 1908 cottage was originally the gatehouse of the G.K. Billings Estate. The Heather Garden boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees, and breathtaking views of the Palisades.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Oct 21

Partnerships Academy: Activate Your Park – Developing Great Events and Programs

at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Interested in bringing new activities, recreation and arts to your park? Community groups from all over the city routinely partner with city agencies and other organizations to do…
Free!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Nov 21

Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This workshop will come together every third Saturday to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques.
Free!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dec 19

Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This workshop will come together every third Saturday to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques.
Free!

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