NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:02:02 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[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bird-walk Date: April 26, 2014

Sherman Creek Park offers a diversity of ecosystems that provide habitat for many of New York City’s bird species.

Come check out some of the best birding spots in Manhattan and learn how New York Restoration Project’s approach to landscape management supports these populations.

Please RSVP by email.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/prospect-park-fair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/prospect-park-fair1 Date: April 26, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance welcomes all Brooklynites to enjoy a day of family fun at the Prospect Park Fair. There will be live entertainment, vendors, food trucks, tennis demonstrations, a Pop-Up Audubon, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53274b60b150d.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arbor Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arbor-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arbor-day-celebration Date: April 26, 2014

NYC Parks Forester, John Kilcullen will lead a discussion in Tappen Park about the importance of planting and caring for our neighborhood trees. Attendees will participate in planting Kousa Dogwood trees in the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: April 26, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by - Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-opening-receptiondanile-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-opening-receptiondanile-hauben Date: April 26, 2014

Join us at the opening reception of Daniel Hauben's Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks.

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx Parks. His new exhibit includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations, such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill, saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park and Poe Park.

This exhibition is part of the Bronx Centennial Celebration

Start time: 1:00 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: An Introduction to Copyright Protection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arts-culture-fun-what-you-dont-know-can-hurt-you-an-intro-to-royalties-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arts-culture-fun-what-you-dont-know-can-hurt-you-an-intro-to-royalties-workshop Date: April 26, 2014

An Introduction to Royalties Workshop led by Roger Meltzer, Founder, CEO, and Director of A&R at Capsicum Records.

As Director of Artists and Repertoire, Meltzer is responsible for obtaining copyright protection for all original repertoire, or mechanical recording license rights to all previously published repertoire, as well as securing performance rights licensing royalties for airplay and live performances.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 622-2082

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Talking about History - Rufus King's Reading in London: Using the History of Rome to Understand the French Revolution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/talking-about-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/talking-about-history Date: April 26, 2014

From 1799-1803, when Rufus King was serving as Minister to Great Britain, he read Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and recorded excerpts from this book and others in two notebooks, known as commonplace books. On first glance these excerpts, or commonplaces, seem random, but every commonplace book has an individualized organization behind it.

In this lecture, David J. Gary, Yale University, shows how an examination of these notebooks allows us to understand King’s fears, anxieties, and challenges as he looked at the world as a statesman and diplomat of the new and weak American nation. Why did King select the material in these commonplace books?
How did he read Gibbon’s masterpiece? Why did he make such an effort to read this book during his busy diplomatic tour? Learn how King’s commonplace books reflect his desire to understand the quickly changing social, political, and cultural landscape wrought by the French Revolution.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hawk Watch at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/hawk-watch-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/hawk-watch-at-freshkills-park Date: April 27, 2014

Spring migration is here! The Staten Island Museum, the Urban Park Rangers, and the Freshkills Park team are joining together to host a day of watching raptors at the top of Freshkills Park's north hill. With a 140ft elevation overlooking the beautiful wetlands of the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge; this is the perfect spot to catch birds of prey returning to New York after the cold winter. Binoculars and site guides will be available, feel free to bring your own as well as cameras, bug spray, water, and snacks to enjoy the park. This event is open to all ages to learn a bit more about the beautiful birds calling the sky over Staten Island home.

Shuttles will bring you to the top of the north hill from Wild Avenue in the Travis neighborhood. The shuttle departs from 250 Wild Avenue, behind the Showplace Bowling Alley and just off of Victory Blvd. and the West Shore Expwy. The s62 bus runs down Victory Blvd, and is a short two block walk away from the meeting location.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park Parking Lot

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2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5318a226124bc.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Programming]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/earth-day-programming http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/earth-day-programming Date: April 27, 2014

Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to celebrate Earth Day! Learn about responsible fishing from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Have fun cleaning up the lakeshore, learning about birds of prey, and making your own instrument using recycled materials. The day is topped off with an exciting performance and parade by Bash the Trash.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532740328a410.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Isham Park's Past with Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/delving-into-isham-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/delving-into-isham-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein Date: April 27, 2014

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Isham Park.

Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.

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


Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87, -73.9211 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52ebe8cf9639d.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Jane's Walk: Building Sustainability with Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/janes-walk-building-sustainability-with-stewardship-prospect-heights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/janes-walk-building-sustainability-with-stewardship-prospect-heights Date: May 3, 2014

Public green spaces contribute to the health and beauty of our city, and provide environmental benefits like cleaning the air and capturing stormwater.

We need your help to keep them functioning. We invite you to walk and learn as we explore a diversity of public green spaces, cared for by local stewards and NYC Parks maintenance crews. The tour will take you through recently installed bioswales, street trees, and greenstreets, and introduce you to some of the community volunteers that care for them. Stewardship is an important component of our sustainability work.

As you learn about NYC Parks’ green infrastructure goals and construction and planting practices, hear from the everyday people who are contributing to sustainability and climate resiliency goals by helping to care for their local street tree, greenstreet or bioswale. Local groups are actively engaged in stewardship in this neighborhood and will share some insights on how they are strengthening their community through environmental stewardship. We'll finish our tour at the nexus of community activity at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, where participants can visit local vendors or continue on their own through Prospect Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 935-3960

Location: Clinton Avenue and Fulton Street

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6834, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d9753ca6af.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/freshkills-park-tour11 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/freshkills-park-tour11 Date: May 3, 2014

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. In addition to providing a wide range of recreational opportunities, including many uncommon in the city, the park’s design, ecological restoration and cultural and educational programming will emphasize environmental sustainability and a renewed public concern for our human impact on the earth.

The Freshkills Park tour will depart from the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, and will take you by bus to see behind the scenes at Freshkills Park. Freshkills Park staff will be on hand to guide you through the history of the site as the Fresh Kills Landfill and share with you the development of new capital programs at Freshkills as part of the Draft Master Plan for the site designed by James Corner Field Operations. The tour lasts roughly one and a half hours and will return to the ferry.

Please sign up for this tour on the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions. There is limited space on this tour, registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 3, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Lecture Series: Gus Schumacher, Farming in Flushing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/gus-schumacher-farming-in-flushing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/gus-schumacher-farming-in-flushing Date: May 4, 2014

An authority on all things food, Gus Schumacher’s family has been in the farming industry since his great-grandfather emigrated in 1848 from Germany to New York and rented some land in the city. His grandfather, Fred Schumacher, was born on their farm in 1865 and then moved the family’s farm in 1888 to Flushing, where they farmed in Queens County until 1968.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 x17

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327314674a1c.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 10, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/freshkills-park-hike-moderate1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/freshkills-park-hike-moderate1 Date: May 10, 2014

Yearn for adventure? Join the Freshkills Park Staff as we hike areas we are developing into new parkland on Staten Island. This hike will bring you behind the scenes into natural sections of the park typically restricted from public access to introduce you to the beauty of the hills and creeks in Freshkills Park. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the park development while getting out in nature and staying in shape.

Please sign up for this tour on the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions. There is limited space on this tour, registration is required.

This hike includes elevations with gravel and dirt terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water, sunscreen, bugspray, and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5899, -74.1877 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bones of an Old Dutch Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse Date: May 11, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to examine the white oak timbers (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House and the many layers that were added, subtracted, and changed over the past 230 years. Climb the staircase for a view of the attic's smokehouse and descend into the cellar for a look at the foundation. For adults and teenagers. Only 10 people per tour. Reservations required: call (347) 992-4732.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 992-4732

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d563fbd023.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Walk in Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/wildflower-walk-in-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/wildflower-walk-in-sherman-creek Date: May 11, 2014

Many native wildflowers are a rarity in New York City. Fortunately, a wide variety of these species, from common flowers of the urban landscape to rare forest dwellers, can be found in Sherman Creek Park’s native gardens. Join us for a walk in the woods to tour the park, look out for native wildflowers and to learn about the specific environmental conditions that these plants need to survive.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Lecture with Neil Duncan, Collections Manager, Mammalogy, AMNH]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/lecture-with-neil-duncan-collections-manager-mammalogy-amnh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/lecture-with-neil-duncan-collections-manager-mammalogy-amnh Date: May 15, 2014

Join NYC Parks for a lecture with Neil Duncan, Collections Manager, Mammalogy and Vertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History as part of the exhibition Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall, on view in the Arsenal Gallery.

The event is free but seating is limited. RSVP to 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 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535186f1be8f2.jpeg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Fashion Flashback: 1914]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/fashion-flashback-1914 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/fashion-flashback-1914 Date: May 15, 2014

To celebrate the centennial of both Bronx County and Bartow-Pell, we offer a look back at the fashions of 1914 by Bard Graduate Center scholar Sarah Pickman. Her studies in fashion history and anthropology, combined with her work in the Textile Conservation Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, give her a unique take on a tumultuous time.

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

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 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 7:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 17, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair Anniversary Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival-in-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival-in-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: May 18, 2014

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 Medaows Corona Park, and displaying exhibits of memorabilia.

Kid-friendly events include 50-cent rides on the historic carousel, puppet shows, face painting, and a visit by Mr Met.

Enjoy cultural music and dance performances throughout the day followed by an evening concert and fireworks!. 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: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d914eef31c.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Artist Talk with Ruth Marshall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/artist-talk-with-ruth-marshall3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/artist-talk-with-ruth-marshall3 Date: May 21, 2014

Join Ruth Marshall for a talk about her artwork as part of her exhibition Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals on View in the Arsenal Gallery.

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted workbased on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

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 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351884c65142.jpeg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Nature Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks Date: May 24, 2014

Join Leslie Day, naturalist and author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City, and Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City, (Johns Hopkins University Press) for a nature walk.

Learn about the trees, plants and bird life of Riverside Park.

The walk will explore the trees and birds along the river to the gardens.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: West 79th Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7851, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 24, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Birding Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/freshkills-park-birding-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/freshkills-park-birding-hike-moderate Date: May 25, 2014

Join us as we search for the birds of Freshkills Park along the site's wetlands, creeks and meadows. Naturalists from the Staten Island Museum will be on hand to talk about habitats, and guide us in identifying the animals that appear on the site. This is a perfect trip to learn a little more about Freshkills Park, and a lot more about our natural ecology and animal residents! The tour will get you stretching your legs as we search the landscape for the wildlife which is returning to Staten Island. This event is free, but space is limited, please sign up for this tour on the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). This moderate hike includes elevations with gravel and dirt terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water, sunscreen, bugspray, and a light snack.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Eltingville Transit Center (in Freshkills Park)

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R017 Freshkills Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5594, -74.171 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Park Ranger History Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/urban-park-ranger-history-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/urban-park-ranger-history-hike Date: May 25, 2014

Learn about Revolutionary New York and the Battle of Pell’s Point on this fascinating hike of the area with an Urban Park Ranger.

Comfortable shoes or boots, water, and a light snack recommended.

Registration requested.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 11:00 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 31, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/waterfront-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/waterfront-walk Date: June 6, 2014

From a competitive rowing hub to an illegal dumping ground, the Harlem River waterfront at Sherman Creek has seen a diversity of uses.

Come see the latest developments! We will explore an under-appreciated stretch of NYC’s coastline that includes wetlands, gardens, and ongoing restoration efforts.

The tour will address how efforts toward coastal resilience and sustainable management affect New York Restoration Project’s work along the waterfront.

Registration required.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/jeffreys-hook-lighthouse-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/jeffreys-hook-lighthouse-open-house Date: June 7, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and manmade, in our city’s long history. The Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse originated in Sandy Hook, New Jersey. The Coast Guard relocated it to the west side of Manhattan in 1921. The story of the lighthouse in Fort Washington Park was popularized by the children's book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde H. Swift with illustrations by Lynd Ward, published in 1942. Join the Urban Park Rangers as we open the doors and allow patrons to enjoy the views and sights on this mostly self-guided tour. No reservations needed, first come first served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8501, -73.9468 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Genealogy Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/genology-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/genology-workshop Date: June 8, 2014

Queens Historical Society is happy to welcome back Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelley and the Daughters of the American Revolution for another genealogy discussion and workshop.

The Queens chapter of D.A.R. is one of the first in the organization’s history that was started by a black woman: Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 x17

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53273383920ea.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Gallery Art in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-art-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-art-in-the-park Date: June 12, 2014

Tour the Riverside Park open air gallery to see the 4th year presentations of the Art Students League Model to Monument public art project, featuring sculptures by seven accomplished artists.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7774, -73.9906 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f561e7ec7b.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Afternoon of Romance Literary Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/afternoon-of-romance-literary-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/afternoon-of-romance-literary-festival Date: June 14, 2014

Come join a wide array of New York City romance writers at Morris-Jumel Mansion! Meet authors of both contemporary, paranormal, and historic romance. Take a tour of the Mansion and find out how Eliza Jumel lived and loved plus learn about other scandalous women in history. FREE with Museum admission no advanced registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Sensory Perception Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/sensory-perception-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/sensory-perception-hike-light Date: June 22, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills , explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world. Engage your sense oftouch, smell, sight, and hearing as we explore the natural world.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[History and Highlights of a World's Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/history-and-highlights-of-a-worlds-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/history-and-highlights-of-a-worlds-fair Date: June 22, 2014

Join World's Fair Historian Pierre Montiel for his second lecture at Queens Historical Society, which will cover the World’s Fairs held in Flushing, NY.

Montiel's interest in the Fairs goes back to when he was a 12 year-old boy visiting the 1964-1965 Fair on a weekly basis. He fondly remembers the Belgium Waffles.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 ext. 17

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-06-22 2014-06-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327341858ddc.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Sneak 'Peak' at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/sneak-peak-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/sneak-peak-at-freshkills-park Date: September 28, 2014

The signature annual event at Freshkills Park, Sneak 'Peak' is a festival unlike any other. The site is normally closed throughout the year as we continue park development and construction, but once a year we throw open the gates and hold a celebration! Join us to celebrate the potential of the future of Freshkills Park with a day of fun with activities like kayaking, biking, birding, public art, puppetry workshop, walking tours, climbing walls, an informational fair, and kite flying, all of which offer a glimpse of what the park will have to offer. Last year 3,500 people joined us for the celebration of Staten Island's newest jewel of parkland - this year promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Visit nyc.gov/sneakpeak to find out more! Parking for the festival will be available at 250 Wild Avenue, behind the Showplace Bowling Alley off of Victory Blvd. Free shuttles will run to the festival from the Staten Island Ferry, just hop off the ferry and on to a direct shuttle right to the celebration without any hassle! Alternatively, the s62 bus runs down Victory Blvd. to the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park Parking Lot

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2014-09-28 2014-09-28 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5318ab2c7d8c3.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:02:03 EDT