NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:43:32 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night! Tango]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/arts-culture-fun-presents-dance-away-the-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/arts-culture-fun-presents-dance-away-the-night Date: August 28, 2015

Always wanted to visit Argentina, the land of the sensual, romantic Tango? Spend a special evening with a Taste of Tango outdoors. Enjoy live music, tango stories, dance demonstrations, and tango classes! Strictly Tango NYC Dance School will bring to you the "authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling". Everyone will learn, dance, and have fun. It will be a night full of surprises. Don't miss it!

Why tango? It’s a great way to meet people! Tango is at its core a highly social dance. Whether you’re making new friends in class, or dancing with a new partner for the first time, tango is guaranteed to widen your circle of friends. Tango dancers attend milongas (social dances), held weekly around the city and are a great way to mingle and show off your moves in a friendly environment.

This event is held in partnership with Strictly Tango, a premier authentic Argentine Tango school at 500 8th Avenue, Manhattan. The school is dedicated to authentic Argentine Tango with renowned teachers like Sergio Segura; show producer, choreographer, dance researcher, and creator of the “Learn Argentine Tango System.” Visit the Strictly Tango NYC website to learn more.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Center Boulevard and Borden Avenue (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.74229812622070000, -73.95989990234375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557705fe06e70.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Trees Tour with Author Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/street-trees-and-trees-of-cabrini-with-author-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/street-trees-and-trees-of-cabrini-with-author-leslie-day Date: August 29, 2015

Learn about the complex relationship between trees, animals, and humans with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City. Take this opportunity to learn about the rich culture and diversity of plants that is seen on the city streets we walk through every day!

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c27a27319a4.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Women in Comics ll Closing Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/women-in-comics-llclosing-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/women-in-comics-llclosing-reception Date: August 29, 2015

Join us for the closing reception of our Women in Comics Exhibition II. We'll have a Q & A with artists showcasing their work in the show about the comic book industry and learn where their careers are going next.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: August 30, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. This program will teach about the basics of coyote biology and the best tips for coexisting with coyotes in our urban environment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooking Demo: The Matter of RootsBeets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/cooking-demo-the-matter-of-rootsbeets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/cooking-demo-the-matter-of-rootsbeets Date: August 30, 2015

Nothing says comfort food more than a dish made with roots. Starting with beets in August, we begin a new cooking series focusing on earthy vegetables, both humble and exotic. The series continues in fall with sweet potatoes and ginger on the menu. Decorative and tasty, beets add color to both the garden and the dinner plate. A chef from Great Performances demonstrates some intriguing recipes for this versatile root vegetable. Taste the results and take a garden stroll to see this and other ornamental edibles “in the leaf.”

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbd279b256f.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: September 1, 2015

This event features the poets of Kundiman: Cathy Park Hong, Sandra Lim, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Lo Kwa Mei-en, and Brenda Shaughnessy.

Presented in partnership with Kundiman

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75419998168945000, -73.98329925537110000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: Activate Your Park Developing Great Events and Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/partnerships-academy-activate-your-park-developing-great-events-and-programs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/partnerships-academy-activate-your-park-developing-great-events-and-programs Date: September 3, 2015

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 exactly that. 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.

At this workshop, you will learn about how to:

  • Find recreation and arts opportunities for your park
  • Get concrete advice from other park group leaders in your borough
  • Learn how to navigate the permitting process
  • Get tips on funding your events
  • Create your own programming plan with the help of our experts
  • Contribute to a resource share, where park group leaders from across the borough will pool their experiences into a collaborative document.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: Ranaqua: Bronx Parks Headquarters

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2015-09-03 2015-09-03 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.84729766845703000, -73.87070465087890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d3848e5a2c5.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/upper-river-paddle Date: September 5, 2015

Expereince the natural beauty that New York City has to offer.

Come canoe through Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo. For those who feel strong, we will offer the opportunity to paddle south for a short distance, then return to the riverwalk. This paddle starts at 219th Street and ends in the Mitsubishi Riverwalk of the Bronx Zoo. These trips are approximately two and a half hours long on the water and have one portage. Waterproof gear and footwear are recommended.

$30, registration is required. Registration for this event will be available about two weeks prior to the event. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a13e7c98f.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: September 8, 2015

This event features the poets of Belladonna: Tonya M. Foster , r. erica doyle. Betsy Fagin, and Monica Ong.

Presented in partnership with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs/Belladonna.

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-08 2015-09-08 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75419998168945000, -73.98329925537110000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Dusk Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/fort-tryon-park-dusk-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/fort-tryon-park-dusk-nature-walk Date: September 9, 2015

Take an insider's tour of Fort Tryon Park's habitats and their creatures with expert naturalist Mike Feller. Find out why the park is so beloved by skunks, groundhogs, and an abundance of birds, especially at night.

Please note: RSVP is required. Please email info@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-09-09 2015-09-09 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55db3f5e3926f.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Artist Talk: Tom Fruin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/artist-talk-tom-fruin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/artist-talk-tom-fruin Date: September 10, 2015

Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin will discuss the origin and fabrication of his internationally known ICON series, beginning with Kolonihavehus and ending with his most recent installation Watertower 3: R.V. Ingersoll, a solar powered sculpture.

RSVP required at brooklynbridgepark.org.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.70389938354492000, -73.99240112304688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a4237f4a9c5.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Annual Harvest Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/greenthumb-annual-harvest-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/greenthumb-annual-harvest-fair Date: September 12, 2015

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, and gives gardeners the opportunity to show off their harvests! This year, the Harvest Fair will feature a healthy food demonstration, workshops: Window Gardening and Gardening for Small Spaces, activities for kids, including face painting and Family Yoga, live music with Grammy Award-winning flamenco guitarist Hernan Romero and traditional Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance group Bomba Yo, and our annual Harvest Contest!

It’s a celebration for all ages! Registration for the Harvest Contest begins on the day of the event at 11 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.

And for the first time ever—GreenThumb Fresh Chef Contest!

GreenThumb’s Fresh Chef Contest will challenge 10 youth and 10 adult community members to create their most delicious and nutritious dish with local and healthy ingredients. We will crown a winner, chosen by a VIP panel of foodies and chefs. Pre-registration is required to participate in the GreenThumb Fresh Chef Contest. Youths, ages 10 - 17, please register here. Adults, 18 and up, please register here. Registration will close when the contest has reached capacity.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Diamante Garden

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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79790115356445000, -73.93640136718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ba746396fdd.JPG Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition Talk: Tredwell Costume Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/exhibition-talk-tredwell-costume-collectiononepiece-summer-day-dress-ca-1858 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/exhibition-talk-tredwell-costume-collectiononepiece-summer-day-dress-ca-1858 Date: September 12, 2015

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, focusing primarily on the current exhibition -- a summer day dress from 1858.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: September 15, 2015

This event features poets Paul Pine, Sandy McIntosh, Phillip Lopate, and Thomas Fink.

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75419998168945000, -73.98329925537110000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Buzz About Bees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-buzz-about-bees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-buzz-about-bees Date: September 19, 2015

Visit the beehives in The Battery and learn about the ways in which bees live, work, and play. Then, in the spirit of our pollinating friends’ favorite flora, we’ll make everlasting paper flower crowns to take home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 409-3720

Location: Castle Clinton (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7037, -74.0168 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![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[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/wave-hill-history-walk Date: September 19, 2015

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about those who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c50a2aa25f2.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bronx-river-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bronx-river-ramble Date: September 19, 2015

Join the Bronx River's volunteer historians as they explore three of the borough's waterways: the Bronx River, Pugsley Creek, and Westchester Creek.

This event is free. No registration is required for this event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Rosedale and Lacombe Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81449890136719000, -73.86519622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55918c8455da5.JPG Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Wonderful Woolly Bears]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/nature-presentation-wonderful-woolly-bears http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/nature-presentation-wonderful-woolly-bears Date: September 19, 2015

In the early fall, woolly bear caterpillars are on the move, searching for cozy places to hibernate for the winter. Meet live woolly bear caterpillars with an environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and find out more about the life cycle of these fuzzy, friendly creatures. Can the brown bands on their bodies really predict the severity of the winter? Join us to find out! Ages eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c50b3d40804.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of the Noho Historic District]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/a-walking-tour-of-the-noho-historic-district http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/a-walking-tour-of-the-noho-historic-district Date: September 21, 2015

On September 21, 1965, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held its inaugural meeting following the passing of the Landmarks Law in April. At that meeting, the 1832 Merchant’s House was designated the first landmark in the borough of Manhattan. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the meeting, the Merchant’s House and Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation will give walking tours of 19th century landmark treasures of the NoHo Historic District.

On this one-hour walking tour, promenaders will see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks. In 1832, when the Merchant’s House was built, elegant Greek Revival row houses of red brick and white marble flanked the tree-lines streets of this fashionable residential enclave, known as the Bond Street area. At mid-century, cast iron made its first appearance and commercial buildings and factories came to dominate the area. By century’s end, Louis Sullivan’s 12-story steel-framed office building was scraping the sky on Bleecker Street.

Free; reservations will be accepted starting on August 10. We will be outdoors and on our feet the entire time, so please wear comfortable shoes and dress accordingly.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-09-21 2015-09-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-literary-lounge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-literary-lounge Date: September 21, 2015

Summer on the Hudson 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. An excerpt of the writer’s work will be provided for digital download prior to each event here.

May 18th — Issa Rae

June 15th — Bridgett Davis

July 20th — Fiona Maazel

August 17th —Said Sayrafiezadeh

September 21st —Eileen Myles

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Red Shade Plaza (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-09-21 2015-09-21 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7756, -73.9919 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af6cde9ab4.JPG Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: September 22, 2015

Theis event features poets Michael Morse, Michael Klein, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Sean Singer.

Produced in partnership with Michael Klein

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75419998168945000, -73.98329925537110000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: Activate Your Park Developing Great Events and Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/24/partnerships-academy-activate-your-park-developing-great-events-and-programs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/24/partnerships-academy-activate-your-park-developing-great-events-and-programs Date: September 24, 2015

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 exactly that. 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.

At this workshop, you will learn about how to:

  • Find recreation and arts opportunities for your park
  • Get concrete advice from other park group leaders in your borough
  • Learn how to navigate the permitting process
  • Get tips on funding your events
  • Create your own programming plan with the help of our experts
  • Contribute to a resource share, where park group leaders from across the borough will pool their experiences into a collaborative document.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-24 2015-09-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.76760101318359400, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d3848e5a2c5.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Breukelen Country Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/breukelen-country-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/breukelen-country-fair Date: September 26, 2015

Join the Wyckoff Farmhouse for this annual festival celebrating the harvest season, our local community, and Brooklyn’s rich agricultural history.

Bring the whole family for a day-long extravaganza of local growing, hands-on homesteading, and creativity that turns the traditional harvest festival on its ear and boasts an array of games, crafts, local food, music, demonstrations, and family-friendly workshops led by Brooklyn-based partners.

Arrive by 1:30 p.m. for a showing of Puppet Show Tales of Brier Rabbit presented by City Parks Foundation’s PuppetMobile. Children 13 and under can take a tour of the farm on a pony ride after 3 p.m.!

Celebrate Brooklyn’s rich history of growing with a local pop-up farmer’s market, seed swap, plant talks, composting demo, homesteading workshops, and planting activities.

Dance to the caribbean rhythms of Sesame Flyer’s Steel Pan Orchestra, or sit back and watch Afro-Caribbean dance and drum company Batingua Arts.

Get your hands in the dirt, plant some seeds, press some cider, or have your face painted. Learn about colonial and urban homesteading with demonstrations of fiber arts, wampum making, or soap crafting. Don't forget to snap your photo at the farm stand photobooth.

Feast on farm-fresh food, locally-sourced snacks. and other homemade treats from the Wyckoff farm.

Finish off the day with a tour of New York City’s oldest house—not to be missed!

Bring the whole family for a day of outdoor playing, learning and fun, celebrating the traditions, community, and agriculture of Breukelen!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Field NotesAn Edible Plant Insurrection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/family-art-project-field-notesan-edible-plant-insurrection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/family-art-project-field-notesan-edible-plant-insurrection Date: September 27, 2015

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 hearty, edible plants with naturally sourced dyes in your very own field book. Visit Friday’s moveable field station, part of the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery, and join the rebellion against prescribed labeling of weeds by designing an edible plant seed packet to plant seeds at home.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d72fc96de2a.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/upper-river-paddle Date: October 3, 2015

Expereince the natural beauty that New York City has to offer.

Come canoe through Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo. For those who feel strong, we will offer the opportunity to paddle south for a short distance, then return to the riverwalk. This paddle starts at 219th Street and ends in the Mitsubishi Riverwalk of the Bronx Zoo. These trips are approximately two and a half hours long on the water and have one portage. Waterproof gear and footwear are recommended.

$30, registration is required. Registration for this event will become available about two weeks prior to the event. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a13e7c98f.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: Activate Your Park Developing Great Events and Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/07/partnerships-academy-activate-your-park-developing-great-events-and-programs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/07/partnerships-academy-activate-your-park-developing-great-events-and-programs Date: October 7, 2015

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 exactly that. 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.

At this workshop, you will learn about how to:

  • Find recreation and arts opportunities for your park
  • Get concrete advice from other park group leaders in your borough
  • Learn how to navigate the permitting process
  • Get tips on funding your events
  • Create your own programming plan with the help of our experts
  • Contribute to a resource share, where park group leaders from across the borough will pool their experiences into a collaborative document.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2015-10-07 2015-10-07 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d3848e5a2c5.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Ramble: Starlight Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/bronx-river-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/bronx-river-ramble Date: October 10, 2015

Gone for over 75 years, Starlight Park was one of the legendary amusement parks of the Bronx. Take a ramble down the new greenway link through the historic Starlight Park and discover its curious pre-history that includes hot times on the left bank of the river, a replica of Henry Hudson's Half Moon, a failed attempt to launch a "temperance amusement park", and no less than three unsuccessful attempts to hold a world's fair by the Bronx River.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: West Farms #2 Train Station

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2015-10-10 2015-10-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83998779753900000, -73.87966131586900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591900b24f58.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/upper-river-paddle Date: October 17, 2015

Expereince the natural beauty that New York City has to offer.

Come canoe through Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo. For those who feel strong, we will offer the opportunity to paddle south for a short distance, then return to the riverwalk. This paddle starts at 219th Street and ends in the Mitsubishi Riverwalk of the Bronx Zoo. These trips are approximately two and a half hours long on water and have one portage. Waterproof gear and footwear are recommended.

$30, registration is required. Registration for this event will become available about two weeks prior to the event. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a13e7c98f.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![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[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage & The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden Date: October 17, 2015

Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! The 1908 cottage flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of the G.K. Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in the last 104 years.

The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to NYC in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers. It boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees and shrubs, and breathtaking views of the undisturbed Palisades.

Come on a tour to learn more! Garden and Cottage tours start every 30 minutes (max 20 guests).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1f18365b8e.JPG Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage & The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden Date: October 18, 2015

Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! The 1908 cottage flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of the G.K. Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in the last 104 years.

The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to NYC in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers. It boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees and shrubs, and breathtaking views of the undisturbed Palisades.

Come on a tour to learn more! Garden and Cottage tours start every 30 minutes (max 20 guests).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1f18365b8e.JPG Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: Activate Your Park Developing Great Events and Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/partnerships-academy-activate-your-park-developing-great-events-and-programs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/partnerships-academy-activate-your-park-developing-great-events-and-programs Date: October 21, 2015

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 exactly that. 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.

At this workshop, you will learn about how to:

  • Find recreation and arts opportunities for your park
  • Get concrete advice from other park group leaders in your borough
  • Learn how to navigate the permitting process
  • Get tips on funding your events
  • Create your own programming plan with the help of our experts
  • Contribute to a resource share, where park group leaders from across the borough will pool their experiences into a collaborative document.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-10-21 2015-10-21 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d3848e5a2c5.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![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