NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:10:17 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[A Contemporary Conversation Inspired by Two Victorian Women]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/a-contemporary-conversation-inspired-by-two-victorian-women http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/a-contemporary-conversation-inspired-by-two-victorian-women Date: March 31, 2015

Join Ann Marie McDonnell, Director of Education at the Alice Austen House and Stacy Morrison, historian & photographer, as they discuss the life and work of two progressive women, Sylvia DeWolf Ostrander and Alice Austen. Stacy Morrison’s recent project, "The Girl of My Dreams" traces the life of a Ostrander, a story discovered when Morrison found a small trunk with Ostrander’s belongings abandoned for garbage on a New York City street. Come and learn about these two women and how the work they left behind provides us with insight into the past.

RSVP at RSVP@penumbrafoundation.org or (917) 288-0343.

Hosted at Penumbra Foundation

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Penumbra Foundation

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2015-03-31 2015-03-31 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7447, -73.9841 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f88efb001cf.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Midweek Bird Walk: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park1 Date: April 1, 2015

Join us for a walk in New York City’s southernmost park, as we search for newly arrived migrants, like pine and palm warblers, eastern phoebes, and blue-gray gnatcatchers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-01 2015-04-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Screening of The Homestretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-the-homestretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-the-homestretch Date: April 2, 2015

The Homestretch, a film by Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly

Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home.

This season, Community Cinema celebrates 10 years of uniting people through independent film. Community Cinema presents free screenings and discussions around the Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary series Independent Lens. By igniting conversations around issues that affect us all, Community Cinema creates real and lasting change - both at home and around the world.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2015-04-02 2015-04-02 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54fa1aab68334.jpg Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Fort Tour by Candlelight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/rangers-choice-fort-tour-by-candlelight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/rangers-choice-fort-tour-by-candlelight Date: April 4, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

A pristine stretch surrounding a preserved Civil War fortress, Fort Totten Park provides a fascinating glimpse in New York's past. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 25th.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 8:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089ea689690.JPG Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Adventures: Snug Harbor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/outdoor-adventures-snug-harbor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/outdoor-adventures-snug-harbor Date: April 7, 2015

Explore Staten Island's Snug Harbor, a cultural center and botanical garden, on this nature hike with your guide, Will Lenihan.

All ages are welcome. Wear sturdy shoes and sun block.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Building H (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.644, -74.1026 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[First Annual Ada Louise Huxtable Lecture: Preservation, Who Needs It Anyway?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/first-annual-ada-louise-huxtable-lecture-preservation-who-needs-it-anyway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/first-annual-ada-louise-huxtable-lecture-preservation-who-needs-it-anyway Date: April 7, 2015

Preservationists were once welcomed in urban environments as the lynchpin for stabilization and recovery and the key to balanced and intelligent development. Now they’re often portrayed as adversaries and obstacles to growth. Why this flip-flop? Is this accurate? Does the preservation movement still have an important positive role to play in New York City? And what is that role?

Hugh Hardy is the founding partner of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, known for design of distinctive new buildings, restoration of historic structures, and planning projects for the public realm across America. A major presence in New York, H3 has completed restoration of Radio City Music Hall, multiple projects for the Brooklyn Academy of Music and New York Botanical Garden’s Leon Levy Visitor Center together with restoration of Bryant Park. Their faithful recreations of the New Victory and the New Amsterdam theaters on 42nd Street were pivotal to reemergence of this famed street as one of New York’s premier places of entertainment. Mr. Hardy’s work is consistently recognized by civic, architectural, and preservation organizations for a progressive spirit and sensitive understanding of context.
Reception follows.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 6:30 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Artist Talk with Alan Messer In Conjunction with Exhibition: Conserving Our City of Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/artist-talk-with-alan-messer-in-conjunction-with-exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/artist-talk-with-alan-messer-in-conjunction-with-exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature Date: April 8, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating Blackburnian Warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

Alan Messer has taught birding ID and nature drawing classes at The New York Historical Society, and The New York City Audubon Society. His works have been shown at the Cape May Bird Observatory, the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, at Ellis Island, and The Lincoln Center in New York NY. He has illustrated for books, magazines, and field guides, and is a regular contributor to Bird Watcher's Digest. Messer is a former President of The Linnaean Society of New York.

Admission is free but space is limited.
To RSVP, email artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6ed44730c.jpg Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Nature Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park2 Date: April 9, 2015

Meet at the Visitor’s Center on Satterlee Street for this all ages nature hikes with your guide Will Lenihan.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Visitor’s Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships for Parks 2015 Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/partnerships-for-parks-2015-conference http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/partnerships-for-parks-2015-conference Date: April 11, 2015

The Partnerships for Parks Conference provides community groups, park supporters, and open-space advocates an opportunity to unite and learn how local park stewards strengthen neighborhoods and improve the quality of life in New York City.

We are excited to share a day with park enthusiasts from all five boroughs and to share best practices, tools, and resources we have honed over our 20 years of successfully supporting community partners and transforming communities.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: NYU Law

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2015-04-11 2015-04-11 9:30 am 3:30 pm 40.7305, -73.9995 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/master-story-tellers-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/master-story-tellers-opening-reception Date: April 11, 2015

Celebrate the opening of Master Story Tellers exhibition; in which 19 children's book artists created illustrations of classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe and other master story tellers. This exhibition is for children age three through teens.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5513062cdbff3.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct Date: April 11, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

This historic walking tour along the original site will discuss the history of the old Croton Aqueduct system and its role in shaping New York City's past. Water is life! During New York's development and rapid growth clean water was paramount to the success of our great metropolis. The Croton Aqueduct brought the precious water we needed to combat the cholera epidemic of the 1880s and fuel New York's development as the greatest city on the planet.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 1:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[A Talk with Literary Historian Michael Patrick Hearn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/a-talk-with-michael-patrick-hearnliterary-historian http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/a-talk-with-michael-patrick-hearnliterary-historian Date: April 11, 2015

Michael Patrick Hearn has remained one of the most respected contemporary writers about children’s literature since the publication of The Annotated Wizard of Oz right after college. His many other books include The Annotated Christmas Carol, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Victorian Fairy Tale Book; Myth, Magic and Mystery; and picture book, The Porcelain Cat, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. He has curated numerous exhibitions including the recent Tomi Ungerer show at The Eric Carle Museum. He has lectured on children’s books and their illustration all over the United States and Europe. He is often interviewed by the media and most recently by BBC4 and TCM. His latest book is The Annotated Edgar Allan Poe, available soon.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The New York World’s Fairs in 3D: A Stereoscopic Projection Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/the-new-york-worlds-fairs-in-3d-a-stereoscopic-projection-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/the-new-york-worlds-fairs-in-3d-a-stereoscopic-projection-show Date: April 12, 2015

Robert Munn and Sandra Cook of the Depthography Group will be presenting their “World’s Fairs in 3D” Stereoscopic Projection Show. The show consists of over 28 full color View-Master stero views of the 1939-40 Fair and over 128 views of the 1964-65 Fair, including images of the ruins and aftermath of the events.

Robert Munn has presented his 3-D photography using 3-D polarized projection since the 1980's. 3D glasses will be provided.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a19d943f740.jpg Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park Date: April 15, 2015

Clove Lakes Park is well known as one of the better localities in which to search for neotropical migrant birds in spring.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Martling Avenue Bridge (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-04-15 2015-04-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6225, -74.1183 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Beginning of Our Universe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-beginning-of-our-universe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-beginning-of-our-universe Date: April 15, 2015

Although our observable Universe is almost 14 billion years old, the basis for much of what we see today was laid in the first 400,000 years. In fact, the first tenth of the first second of the Universe was filled with some of the most violent conditions the Universe has ever seen!

Learn about the Universe’s dramatic origins in this talk by Jaclyn Avidon from the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, as part of NYC Parks’ Dark Nights, Bright Lights series. After the lecture, telescopes will be set up for observing on the rooftop (weather permitting). Guests are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes and set them up alongside the experts.

The event is free and open to the public.

About Dark Nights, Bright Lights

Dark Nights, Bright Lights is a new Arts, Culture & Fun series in partnership with the Amateur Astronomers Association. Look out for upcoming, stargazing events citywide on the Arts, Culture & Fun webpage.

About the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York was organized in 1927 to promote the study of Astronomy, emphasizing its cultural and inspirational value. The AAA holds observing and educational events throughout the 5 boroughs, and beyond. Visit aaa.org to find out more and check out their calendar of upcoming events!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2015-04-15 2015-04-15 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c87979578.jpg Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition Talk: Accomplished Women Schoolgirl Art from Female Academies in the Early Nineteenth Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/16/exhibition-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/16/exhibition-talk Date: April 16, 2015

Collectors and exhibition curators Bill and Sally Gemmill present a not-to-be-missed talk on early 19th-century schoolgirl art works and the female academies that produced them.

There will be a reception in the Orangerie after the presentation. Registration is requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-16 2015-04-16 7:30 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: April 18, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Roads & Rails]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/handson-history-roads-rails http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/handson-history-roads-rails Date: April 18, 2015

How did Rufus King get around? Learn about transportation in the 19th century, hear a story about the history of trains, and create your own toy horse to ride home!

Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f20adc00436.jpeg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Bird and Wildflower Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/spring-bird-and-wildflower-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/spring-bird-and-wildflower-walk Date: April 18, 2015

Explore the ephemeral beauty of spring wildflowers at Wolfe’s Pond Park with Research Associate Ray Matarazzo, and Curator of Science, Will Lenihan. Look for trout lily, Canada mayflower, spring beauty, and migratory birds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park House (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5173, -74.1905 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Guest Lecture: Neighborhoods of Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/guest-lecture-neighborhoods-of-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/guest-lecture-neighborhoods-of-brooklyn Date: April 19, 2015

Join us for author and professor emeritus John B. Manbeck’s lecture, Neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Professor Manbeck will share the story of Brooklyn’s transformation from agrarian outpost for New Amsterdam into the city it is today.

Lecture is followed by a Q&A with the speaker, accompanied by refreshments.

RSVP required for lecture at rsvp@wyckoffmuseum.org.

This open house is part of the Wyckoff House Museum's Landmarks Day celebration. For more information about this event and other programs on April 19, please visit http://wyckoffmuseum.org/events/.

This lecture is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, Speakers in the Humanities Program.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5509ea5c535cf.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Child Abuse Prevention Month]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/child-abuse-prevention-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/child-abuse-prevention-month Date: April 21, 2015

April is Child Abuse Prevention month. This presentation will focus on behaviors and signs exhibited by child victims of physical and sexual abuse.

We will discuss dealing with feelings of worthlessness, raising self esteem. Ms. Aponte will talk about techniques she developed in her seventeen years as a foster parent in dealing with the challenges presented by the children and building self esteem

Ms. Aponte is an LPN and former foster parent of special needs children, recognized for her dedication to NYC children in foster care by Administration for Children's Services.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Feet, Hooves, and Rails: Transportation in Nineteenth Century America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/feet-hooves-and-rails-transportation-in-nineteenth-century-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/feet-hooves-and-rails-transportation-in-nineteenth-century-america Date: April 23, 2015

Dr. Regan’s lecture follows the development of transportation from the pre-industrial period to the introduction of the combustion engine in the early twentieth century. He will discuss the technological innovations and ideological shifts that changed transportation and transformed the United States into a world power. He will also address the central role New York City played in this process.

Reservations recommended at programs@kingmanor.org or (718) 206-0545 ext.13

This lecture is presented in partnership with St. John’s University’s Department of History.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 ext.13

Location: St. John's University

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2015-04-23 2015-04-23 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7256, -73.7919 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f2204998975.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Local Author Spotlight - The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/local-author-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/local-author-spotlight Date: April 23, 2015

"The delight is definitely in the details in William B. Helmreich's The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City. Professor Helmreich, a sociologist at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, invites readers on a romp through largely unexplored neighborhoods that is as entertaining as it is enlightening." --Sam Roberts, New York Times.

Join a fun talk that will make you want to take to New York City's streets. A book signing and reception will follow the talk. Tickets may be purchased in advance at bpmm.org or at the door.

Registration is requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 7:30 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[High Bridge Historic Neighborhood Walk Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/high-bridge-historic-neighborhood-walk-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/high-bridge-historic-neighborhood-walk-tour Date: April 25, 2015

Considered an engineering marvel of the day, High Bridge is a classic example of how an ancient system of water technology can play a major role in the expansion of a metropolis. It is the oldest bridge standing in New York City and after so many years of disuse, it is under renovation and slated to open for pedestrian traffic in the near future. To keep the momentum going, Bronx Co. Historical Society Educator Angel Hernandez will lead a historic walking tour of the High Bridge neighborhood with an inclusion of other historic items throughout the area. This tour will start at the foot of Tthe Bronx-bound staircase of the 167th Street #4 subway station located at the northeast corner. Bronx buses #35, #1, and #2 run near the tour meeting location and it will terminate there as well.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: 167th Street Train station

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2015-04-25 2015-04-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.8361, -73.9224 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Farewell, Father, Friend and Guardian: A Musical Elegy Commemorating President Lincoln’s Death]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/concert-farewell-father-friend-and-guardian-a-musical-elegy-commemorating-president-lincolns-death http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/concert-farewell-father-friend-and-guardian-a-musical-elegy-commemorating-president-lincolns-death Date: April 26, 2015

In commemoration of President Lincoln’s assassination 150 years ago, the Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society presents music composed in 1865 offering solace to a newly reunited nation in shock and grief. The program title comes from a popular song by celebrated American composer George F. Root, most famous for his Civil War songs. A slide lecture about the history of Lincoln’s assassination, its aftermath, and the funeral train that transported the president from Washington, D.C. to his final resting place in Springfield, Illinois intertwines iconography and period photos to make this a unique and edifying multimedia presentation.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 77701089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 6:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Midweek Bird Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park and Lemon Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/midweek-bird-walk-wolfes-pond-park-and-lemon-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/midweek-bird-walk-wolfes-pond-park-and-lemon-creek Date: April 29, 2015

Wolfe’s Pond, its surrounding woodlands, and proximity to Raritan Bay make it one of Staten Island’s premiere birding localities. Search for osprey, blue-winged teal, and a variety of warblers with your guide, Ed Johnson.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Holten Ave. and Purdy Place (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2015-04-29 2015-04-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5127, -74.1937 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Week: Marvelous Mott Haven Historic Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bronx-week-event-marvelous-mott-haven-historic-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bronx-week-event-marvelous-mott-haven-historic-walking-tour Date: May 9, 2015

Join the Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan on a historic stroll through one of The Bronx’s noted designated historic districts – Mott Haven. The southernmost section of our borough, Mott Haven was one of the first communities to be urbanized across the Harlem River.

Because this historic section is vast, with many items to point out, the tour may exceed more than two hours, so make sure you have your walking shoes on.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881 8900

Location: East 138th Street and Lincoln Avenue

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2015-05-09 2015-05-09 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8109, -73.9271 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: May 16, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Limited Partnership]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/arts-culture-fun-limited-partnership http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/arts-culture-fun-limited-partnership Date: May 16, 2015

Limited Partnership: A film by Thomas Miller & Kirk Marcolina

Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love. Over the course of 40 years, they took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.

This season, Community Cinema celebrates 10 years of uniting people through independent film. Community Cinema presents free screenings and discussions around the Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary series Independent Lens. By igniting conversations around issues that affect us all, Community Cinema creates real and lasting change - both at home and around the world.

Start time: 1:15 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitors Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 1:15 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5500781fd1a3b.jpg Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird and Nature Walk at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/bird-nature-walk-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/bird-nature-walk-at-qbg Date: May 17, 2015

Join us for a stroll through the Garden as we look for springtime birds, flowers, and other treats courtesy of Mother Nature!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3bc0b052cd.jpg Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Conservancy: Prospect Park Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/natural-areas-conservancy-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/natural-areas-conservancy-lecture Date: May 21, 2015

Join the Natural Areas Conservancy and the Prospect Park Alliance for a guided walk through Prospect Park, one of Brooklyn’s last remaining native forests.

Expert ecologists will show you the native plants and unique forest features of the Park, as well as highlight the importance of native plants to the ecological health of the park and New York City.

Afterwards, enjoy light refreshments and a presentation of findings from the first-ever, citywide assessment of natural areas.

Please wear walking shoes and bring water, if needed.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[NatureFest 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/naturefest-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/naturefest-2015 Date: May 30, 2015

NatureFest is a family celebration of environmental awareness and local natural history. It has blossomed into a community event, thanks to participation from science, environmental, and nature groups from around New York City. Admission is free (and fun for the whole family!)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair Anniversary Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival Date: June 7, 2015

We're celebrating the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the NYC World's Fair with a full day of free activities for all.

Interested in revisiting the 1939 and 1964 Fairs? We'll be leading tours of historic sites that are still in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and displaying exhibits of memorabilia.

Kid-friendly events include 50-cent rides on the historic carousel, puppet shows, and face painting.

Enjoy cultural music and dance performances throughout the day. Different foods from around the world will be available, including Belgian waffles, which were introduced to the US at the 1964 World's Fair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54edf30009d31.jpg Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: June 20, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: July 18, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: August 15, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: September 19, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: October 17, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/21/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/21/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: November 21, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-11-21 2015-11-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: December 19, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST