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 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:01:38 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[Historic New York: The World's Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/01/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/01/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair Date: February 1, 2015

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

Flushing Meadows Corona Park was host to two twentieth-century World's Fairs. Rangers will be hosting a historic walk through the1939-1940 and 1964-1965 site of the World's Fair, now known as Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Landmarks inside of the park will be highlighted along with their role during these historic events.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-02-01 2015-02-01 1:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Written in the Rocks Lecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/written-in-the-rocks-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/written-in-the-rocks-lecture Date: February 7, 2015

The view of the Hudson River and Palisades from Wave Hill is quite spectacular, not only visually but also for the geologic history written in the rocks.

The bedrock of Wave Hill is composed of the “roots” of once majestic mountains that rivaled the Rockies in scale and grandeur. Take in the view from Armor Hall while you discover the fascinating natural history of the Palisades and its surroundings.

Geologist Sidney Horenstein, an environmental educator emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History and the natural history consultant to the Bronx County Historical Society, leads this presentation.

Space is limited; reservations recommended, at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c65d715d67d.jpg Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Walk in Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/winter-walk-in-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/winter-walk-in-pelham-bay-park Date: February 7, 2015

Natural Areas Conservancy ecologists will take you for a guided walk through the coastal and forested areas of the diverse 2,700 acre park and discuss its unique ecology. Tour leaders will show you how to identify trees (since trees are less recognizable without their leaves) and how to find signs of wildlife, including tracks.

The Natural Areas Conservancy will also provide a sneak peek of the early findings from our first-ever, citywide ecological assessment project, including interesting forest facts about Pelham Bay Park. The walk will begin and end at the historic Bartow Pell Mansion with a brief presentation and hot chocolate!

Please be prepared with warm clothes, walking shoes, and water if needed. For more information regarding this event, please visit the Natural Areas Conservancy website. Meet at Bartow Pell Mansion at 895 Shore Road in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b6a158533bf.jpg Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Beach Walk and Art Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/fit-find-and-fun-winter-beach-walk-and-art-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/fit-find-and-fun-winter-beach-walk-and-art-workshop Date: February 18, 2015

Kids will get the chance to explore the natural shoreline of Conference House Park and ollect interesting natural objects, such as shells and pieces of drift wood. They'll bring their finds back to the visitor center and will be shown how to create 'beach art'.

Kids will also learn why Conference House Park's natural dunes are so important in protecting our coastal neighborhoods.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cba63d779bb.jpg Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Horticultural Lecture: Locally Sourced - Marrying Field Botany and Horticulture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/horticultural-lecture-1-ulrich-lorimer-locally-sourcedmarrying-field-botany-and-horticulture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/horticultural-lecture-1-ulrich-lorimer-locally-sourcedmarrying-field-botany-and-horticulture Date: February 18, 2015

This ongoing series is hosted by Wave Hill’s Friends of Horticulture Committee and is devoted to landscape design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world. Ulrich Lorimer offers his vision for how to marry horticulture with field botany— the experience of plants in the context of their communities in the wild—as an approach that yields intimate clues for using native plants in a garden setting. At the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, where Lorimer has been Curator of the Native Flora Garden for nine years, the results have been rich and rewarding. Prior to joining the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Lorimer spent three years as a Wave Hill Gardener. The last lecture in this series takes place March 18.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: New York School of Interior Design

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2015-02-18 2015-02-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7686, -73.9625 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c146a5b8846.jpg Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Adventures: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/outdoor-adventures-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/outdoor-adventures-conference-house-park Date: February 19, 2015

This nature hike is appropriate for all ages. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Open Studios]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/winter-workspace-open-studios http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/winter-workspace-open-studios Date: February 21, 2015

For the sixth winter, Glyndor Gallery is transformed into studio spaces for artists to develop new work and offer opportunities for public interaction in the context of the garden. Individual artists share their studio practice with the public on this open studio day. Artists include Julian Chams, Beatrice Glow, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Fay Ku, Julia Oldham, Ivan Stojakovic, Alisha Wessler and Saya Woolfalk. Registration not required for this drop-in event. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Streetcars Making A Comeback In The Bronx?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/streetcar-comback-in-the-bronx-free-public-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/streetcar-comback-in-the-bronx-free-public-lecture Date: February 21, 2015

Once ubiquitous in American cities, modern streetcars are making a comeback all across the nation. Are they right for The Bronx?

Bob Diamond, Chairman of the Brooklyn Historic Railroad Association, will discuss the feasibility of new streetcar lines for the Bronx, which will also include a look back at the Bronx's historical transportation systems.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: The Bronx County Archives

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2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8784, -73.8797 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Local Author Spotlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/local-author-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/local-author-spotlight Date: February 26, 2015

Emita Brady Hill and Janet Butler Munch, editors of Bronx Faces and Voices: Sixteen Stories of Courage and Community, discuss the men and women who tell their personal, uncensored stories of life in the Bronx before, during, and after the troubled years of arson, crime, abandonment, and flight in the 1970s and 80s.

The voices are as eclectic as the borough itself, but all were determined to preserve their communities and combat the notion of the Bronx as an international symbol of urban disaster.

Ms. Hill spent 20 years at Lehman College, CUNY, as chair of romance languages, associate provost, and vice president of institutional advancement before becoming chancellor of Indiana University Kokomo. Ms. Munch is an associate professor and special collections librarian at Lehman College.

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 2015-02-26 2015-02-26 7:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[New York State Pavilion: Lecture & Book Signing by Author Christian Kellberg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/new-york-state-pavilion-lecture-book-signing-by-author-christian-kellberg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/new-york-state-pavilion-lecture-book-signing-by-author-christian-kellberg Date: March 8, 2015

The New York State Pavilion is a legacy of the 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair. It is located in the southwest corner of Flushing Meadow Corona Park, where the Long Island Expressway crosses over the Grand Central Parkway. From these freeways alone, the pavilion is seen by hundreds of thousands of motorists per day and is a symbol of the Empire State, the “Eiffel Tower of Queens.”

From the observation towers that offer spectacular views of Queens and beyond; to the expansive Tent of Tomorrow, which showcased the world’s largest map (of New York State); to the stunning Queens Theatre in the Park, New York State Pavilion is an insightful look at this iconic landmark, with many spectacular historic color photographs, published here for the first time.

Christian Kellberg is privileged to have been part of a volunteer effort to paint the New York State Pavilion mezzanine over the last three years. He has photographed many neighborhoods and their landmarks and is the photographer of much of the content in this book.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-03-08 2015-03-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a19366a5f18.jpg Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Partnerships for Parks Workshop: Creating a Marketing Plan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/10/partnerships-for-parks-workshop-creating-a-marketing-plan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/10/partnerships-for-parks-workshop-creating-a-marketing-plan Date: March 10, 2015

Featuring expert speakers Jim Hohl and Lucas Garvin of digital marketing firm Visify, this workshop will help you learn about all the ways you can raise awareness about your group, including digital and traditional marketing. You will leave with clarity about what next steps to take.

Register for this workshop here

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-6054

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-10 2015-03-10 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Soundview II: Historic Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/soundview-ii-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/soundview-ii-walking-tour Date: March 14, 2015

The community of Soundview today comprises of the immediate area across the Bronx River in the southeastern part of the borough, dubbed “The Gateway of the East Bronx” in the first part of this walking tour in 2012.

Soundview today is a thriving community of ethnic groups and commercial verve. Join Bronx County Historical Society Educator Angel Hernandez on a historic stroll through Soundview as he points out historic sites, as well as the present attractions of the area.

This tour meets at the foot of the Bronx-bound #6 Whitlock Avenue subway station staircase.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Whitlock Avenue Train station

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2015-03-14 2015-03-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.8277, -73.8861 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park Date: March 18, 2015

A walk through the park should yield late wintering songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and, with a little luck, a few early spring migrants.

Supported in part by HSBC.

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 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6225, -74.1183 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: A Look at Bronx Women in the 17th and 18th Centuries]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/a-look-at-early-bronx-woman-free-public-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/a-look-at-early-bronx-woman-free-public-lecture Date: March 21, 2015

What we now know as The Bronx in the 1600s was an unnamed wilderness.

Courageous pioneers with their wives settled here in a time of uncertainty. In celebration of Women’s History Month, Toby Z. Liederman, women’s advocate and coordinator of Anne Hutchinson annual events, will provide a brief story of the women who settled here in the 17th and 18th centuries with their families.

Guests are encouraged to share their own accounts about women in Bronx History.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: The Bronx County Archives

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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8784, -73.8797 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![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

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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, 08 Jan 2015 12:00:04 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[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