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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, May 26, 2015

May 26

Our World Remade: A World War I Reading & Discussion Group

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Morris-Jumel Mansion is hosting a book club, delving into the period's history, poetry, and literature.
Free!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

May 27

Partnerships Academy: Stewardship 101: How To Get Involved With Your Community Park

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

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Whether you are new to volunteering in parks, or already involved, this training will help you get clear on your next step.
Free!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

May 30

NatureFest 2015

at Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Naturefest is a family celebration of environmental awareness and local natural history.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 30

The Basics of Composting for the Urban Gardener

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Jeremy Teperman of the NYC Compost project, hosted by the Queens Botanical Garden, will present a two-hour workshop on the basics of composting.
Free!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

May 31

Wave Hill Art Lecture: Site as Springboard, 1977-2015

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Wave Hill has a long history of encouraging artists to create new artwork for the grounds and galleries. Director of Arts and Senior Curator Jennifer McGregor will talk about how the…

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Jun 2

Our World Remade: A World War I Reading & Discussion Group

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Morris-Jumel Mansion is hosting a book club, delving into the period's history, poetry, and literature.
Free!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Jun 4

Partnerships Academy: Stewardship 101: How To Get Involved With Your Community Park

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Whether you are new to volunteering in parks, or already involved, this training will help you get clear on your next step.
Free!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Jun 6

Annual Bronx River Festival: Hello Herring

at 180th Street & Boston Road (in Bronx Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This festival will include an animal show, music, free community paddles, a ramble tour, live performances, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 6

Heather Garden Design Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden.
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!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jun 9

Our World Remade: A World War I Reading & Discussion Group

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Morris-Jumel Mansion is hosting a book club, delving into the period's history, poetry, and literature.
Free!

Jun 9

Illustrated Lecture: Conserving the Merchant’s House Gaseliers

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:45 p.m.
As well as being the first designated exterior landmark in Manhattan, the Merchant's House is one of only 115 interior landmarks in New York City (1981). A significant presence in…

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Jun 10

Final Workshops for the Jamaica Bay Implementation Plan

at PS 272 , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Share your thoughts, reactions, and input to the plan for the future of this 28-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian paths connecting parks, wetlands, and beaches surrounding Jamaica Bay.
Free!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Jun 11

Summer Evenings in the Garden - Saratoga Springs: America's 19th Century Club Med

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The talk "Saratoga Springs: America's 19th Century Club Med" will begin at 6:30 p.m., rain or shine.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Jun 15

Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge

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

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
SOH and Lamprophonic team up to bring local writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction out into nature. Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A.
Free!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jun 16

Our World Remade: A World War I Reading & Discussion Group

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Morris-Jumel Mansion is hosting a book club, delving into the period's history, poetry, and literature.
Free!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Jun 18

Summer Evenings in the Garden: How Our 19th Century Garden Grows

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The talk "How Our 19th Century Garden Grows" will begin at 6:30 p.m., rain or shine.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Jun 20

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!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Jun 25

Summer Evenings in the Garden - Dining Out: NYC's First Restaurants

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Every Thursday in June and July, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden are open until 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The talk "Dining Out: NYC's Frist…

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Jul 18

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!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Jul 20

Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge

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

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
SOH and Lamprophonic team up to bring local writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction out into nature. Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A.
Free!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jul 25

High Bridge Festival

at The High Bridge (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Commemorate the re-opening of the iconic High Bridge with this celebratory outdoor festival, with music, fitness, art, a scavenger hunt, and more!
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Aug 15

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!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Aug 17

Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge

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

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
SOH and Lamprophonic team up to bring local writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction out into nature. Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A.
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!

Monday, September 21, 2015

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.
SOH and Lamprophonic team up to bring local writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction out into nature. Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A.
Free!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

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!

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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