NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:40:15 GMT <![CDATA[Black History Month Family Activity Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/black-history-month-family-activity-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/black-history-month-family-activity-day Date: February 6, 2016

In celebration of Black History Month, costumed historian Cheyney McKnight (of Not Your Momma's History) will bring Morris-Jumel Mansion's Colonial Kitchen to life as she speaks about African influences on colonial cooking. There will be things to taste and lots to learn!

Advanced registration is recommended. Please email education@morrisjumel.org or call (212) 923-8008.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-02-06 2016-02-06 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56967e799bb3c.jpg Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year: 17th New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/08/lunar-new-year-17th-new-year-year-firecracker-ceremony-cultural-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/08/lunar-new-year-17th-new-year-year-firecracker-ceremony-cultural-festival Date: February 8, 2016

Celebrate the year of the monkey at this annual Chinese New Year celebration in Manhattan's Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Enjoy a firecracker show, musical performances, dance, and more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sara D Roosevelt Park (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2016-02-08 2016-02-08 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.72169876098633000, -73.99160003662110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a25808dcacd.jpg Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Chocolate Day!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/chocolate-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/chocolate-day Date: February 13, 2016

Learn more about the food item you love the most! Morris-Jumel Mansion's Executive Director Carol Ward and Assistant Curator Kelsey Brow will discuss all things chocolate, from the history of its consumption to the ways and means of the chocolate pot. Tastings, of course, will be included.

Advanced registration is required at publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56968563b0fca.jpg Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Chocolate & Wine Tasting: Treat Your Sweet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/chocolate-wine-tasting-treat-your-sweet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/chocolate-wine-tasting-treat-your-sweet Date: February 14, 2016

There are few foods people feel as passionate about as they do about chocolate. Martin Zang of John and Kira’s Chocolates, Philadelphia’s premier gourmet chocolate maker, hosts a delicious tasting adventure with a variety of chocolates and wines specially selected to complement each other. During the tasting, Zang reveals how fresh garden herbs and honey are used in the company's recipes and how the origin of the cocoa beans affects the taste of the finished chocolates. This innovative company is dedicated to creating world-class confections using ingredients from urban gardens and small family farms. A selection of the finest chocolates in the collection will also be available for purchase in The Shop.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa5f944c297.jpg Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[High Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/high-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/high-tea Date: February 21, 2016

Enjoy High Tea in the Mark Twain Room prior to each concert in Armor Hall. The Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas. This traditional tea service includes the following four elements: savory, scones, sweets and tea. The menu, presented by Great Performances, which can be downloaded here, includes an array of tea sandwiches, scones, and bite-sized desserts. High Tea also includes a glass of sparkling wine and strawberries.

Advanced registration is required. We will take reservations until noon on the Friday prior to the concert.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Mark Twain Room (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660200000, -73.91130065918000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa623a4a2bd.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Taste of Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/natures-workshop-taste-of-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/natures-workshop-taste-of-nature Date: February 21, 2016

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as both starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family.

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided. In this program learn how everyday food sometimes has surprising origins. Discover how many familiar tastes are created with common plants.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Cooking Demo: Cooking with Vanilla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/cooking-demo-cooking-with-vanilla http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/cooking-demo-cooking-with-vanilla Date: February 27, 2016

The taste of vanilla is hard to describe—and even harder to resist! The source of this enigmatic flavoring is Vanilla planifolia, an orchid native to Mexico. Watch as a chef from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances prepares some delicious dishes and, after sampling the results, take a stroll to the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory to meet our very own vanilla plant and some of its lovely relatives.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa6338e6865.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Foodies of the Past: 19th-Century Food Culture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/foodies-of-the-past-19thcentury-food-culture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/foodies-of-the-past-19thcentury-food-culture Date: March 5, 2016

As the wealth of the nation grew, so did interest in fine food. In “Foodies of the Past,” Morris-Jumel Mansion Assistant Curator and food historian Kelsey Brow will discuss the 19th-century democratization of food culture and the emergence of the “foodie.” Tastings—and kale— will be included.

Advanced registration is required at curator@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56968729a1090.jpg Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Camp Cooking 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/camp-cooking-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/camp-cooking-101 Date: March 13, 2016

Become a campfire foodie! Learn the basics on camp etiquette, how to set up a campfire, and how to make a meal with a Dutch oven. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 2nd.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-03-13 2016-03-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[14th Annual Drums Along the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/fourteenth-annual-drums-along-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/fourteenth-annual-drums-along-the-hudson Date: June 12, 2016

Join NYC Parks and Lotus Music and Dance for this annual Multicultural Celebration and Native American Festival.

This is a free event featuring Native American, Japanese, Brazilian, Flamenco, and Korean dancers and drummers from around the world! The festival combines a celebration of Native American heritage, culture, and art with the diversity of New York City. Spanish, African, Brazilian, and Tibetan cultures will also be celebrated with food, music, and dancing. Activities include a Tree of Peace planting, international cuisine, Native American storytelling, a Pow Wow, crafts. and visits from Captain Planet.

Photo Credit: Manhattan Times News

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91860198974610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5697cfb5b46dc.jpg Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST