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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:42:52 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[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: September 2, 2014

Featuring the Poets of BOA Editions: Aracelis Girmay, Katy Lederer and Anthony Tognazzini.

Presented in partnership with BOA Editions

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 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/journey-to-the-stars Date: September 4, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-04 2014-09-04 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Explore Inwood's Marshes with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/explore-inwoods-marshes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/explore-inwoods-marshes Date: September 6, 2014

Explore the marshland at Inwood Hill Park as you have never seen it before with expert naturalist Mike Feller, who has been involved in marsh restoration throughout the five counties of New York City. Compare the new salt and fresh water wetlands at Muscota Marsh with Inwood Hill Park's marsh. Bring the whole family to learn what exactly a marsh is, its impacts in New York City, particularly post Sandy, and their purpose today.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8729, -73.919 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53fb9079b8a34.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion Date: September 9, 2014

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts (coloring, assembling foam picture frames, food bracelets etc.) with Baby Loves Disco (a Summer in the Square favorite)!

Please note: There is limited space available. Registration is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-7818

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: September 9, 2014

Featuring the Poets of Poets & Writers: Rich Villar, T'ai Freedom Ford, Kamilah Aisha Moon and Tung-Hui Hu.

Presented in partnership with Poets & Writers

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 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Workshop: Van Name Van Pelt Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/public-workshop-van-name-van-pelt-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/public-workshop-van-name-van-pelt-plaza Date: September 9, 2014

Along Richmond Terrace, between Van Name and Van Pelt Avenues, a parcel of land is slated to be redesigned to create a permanent public space.

Please join us and give your input about plaza design opportunities. If you are unable to attend but want to have your voice heard, you can fill out the online survey at the related link below.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 390-8016

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

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6408, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/city-chicken-institute-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/city-chicken-institute-brooklyn Date: September 11, 2014

You can raise chickens in New York City! Visit our live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting. We have workshops suitable for all levels of experience. These workshops are free, so come on by to learn more, hold a chicken for the first time, and enjoy this unique green space in the heart of Brooklyn.

Dates & Times
Every 2nd Thursday, July - October
5:30 – Garden gates open
6:00 – Workshop begins
7:00-7:15 – Open House and Q&A with instructor

July 10 – Beginner: Introduction to Urban Chicken Keeping
August 14 – Advanced: Health Inspections and Solutions
September 11 – Beginner: Introduction to Urban Chicken Keeping
October 9** – Preparing Your Coop for Winter

**Please note that the October workshop will start earlier due to the earlier sunset time. Schedule is:
5:00 – Garden gates open
5:30 – Workshop begins
6:15-6:30 – Open House and Q&A with instructor

We're also holding chicken-keeping workshops in the Bronx, at Paradise on Earth ( 1106 Fox Street, Bronx, NY) on July 30, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 29.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2014-09-11 2014-09-11 5:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.6762, -73.9329 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ac5261bf2af.JPG Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/journey-to-the-stars Date: September 11, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA["Old Mott Haven" Historic Neighborhood Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/old-mott-haven-historic-neighborhood-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/old-mott-haven-historic-neighborhood-stroll Date: September 13, 2014

Jordan L. Mott bought this portion of the Bronx in 1841 and transformed it into an industrial community where innovations such as the coal-burning stove first came into existence. Although the area has changed, there remain portions of the old neighborhood such as brownstones and old factories buildings that reflect the Bronx as one of the country’s oldest industrial empires. In celebration of the Bronx County centennial, Bronx County Historical Society educator Angel Hernandez leads this exciting tour through Old Mott Haven with his extensive knowledge of the neighborhood as well as the 1840s Bronx industrial boom. This tour begins at the southeast corner of E. 138th Street and Third Avenue, outside the #6 train station.

Tour cost $10 for BCHS members, $15 for non-members. Please make reservations by contacting The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tours generally run for 75 minutes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: E.138th Street and Third Avenue

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405eb372f21f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exploring Manhattan’s Forest: Inwood Hill Park's Past, Present and Future, A Site of Social and Ecological Meaning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/exploring-manhattans-forest-inwood-hill-parks-past-present-and-future-a-site-of-social-and-ecological-meaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/exploring-manhattans-forest-inwood-hill-parks-past-present-and-future-a-site-of-social-and-ecological-meaning Date: September 13, 2014

“Discover the natural side of the concrete jungle!” Learn about the ecology and rich diversity of NYC parks. Join the Natural Areas Conservancy for a walk in the series, Exploring NYC's Natural Side!

Natural Areas Conservancy will walk you through the ecological importance and social meaning of NYC’s natural areas through the historic lens of Manhattan's remnant forest. Ecologists and social scientist-partners from United States Forest Service will highlight findings from the recent assessments conducted in Inwood Hill Park. The event will feature Wildlife Conservation Society’s Dr. Eric Sanderson, author and director of the Mannahatta and Welikia Projects. Dr. Sanderson will discuss the Inwood Hill Park of 400 years ago as reconstructed through his ground-breaking work. Learn how the past informs the current state of the park and relates to future planning for protection and restoration.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Payson Education Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53fe087f31dde.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/journey-to-the-stars Date: September 18, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/wave-hill-history-walk Date: September 20, 2014

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Teddy 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 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e8f591266a9.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Park Ranger Hike at Bartow-Pell Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/urban-park-ranger-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/urban-park-ranger-hike Date: September 21, 2014

Once there were many mansions on the shores of Pelham Bay; now only Bartow-Pell remains. Learn about the other grand country estates that neighbored Bartow-Pell on this fascinating hike with an Urban Park Ranger. Comfortable shoes or boots, water, and a light snack recommended. Meets at parking lot.

Start time: 1:00 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 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room Presents Poetry - Tribute to Jean Valentine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: September 23, 2014

Come enjoy a tribute to Jean Valentine, featuring the Poets of Poetry Society of America: Timothy Liu, Catherine Barnett and Mark Doty.

Presented in partnership with Poetry Society of America

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 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Local Author Spotlight: Jan Johnsen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/local-author-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/local-author-spotlight Date: September 23, 2014

Jan Johnsen, landscape architect and author, discusses her most recent book, Heaven is a Garden: Designing Serene Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection. A professional landscape designer and winner of the 2014 Merit Award of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), Jan also teaches at the New York Botanical Garden and is an adjunct professor at Columbia University.

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 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 7:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Young Scholars Talk: Paleness, Purity, Cleanness: White Clothing in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/young-scholars-talk-paleness-purity-cleanness-white-clothing-in-the-19th-and-early-20th-centuries http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/young-scholars-talk-paleness-purity-cleanness-white-clothing-in-the-19th-and-early-20th-centuries Date: September 24, 2014

Over a century ago, the association of white with innocence and purity ensured that certain garments were usually that color, even as white dresses moved in and out of fashion. In this new periodic series featuring graduate-level intern projects at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Bard Graduate Center student Claire McRee will discuss the history of white as a color for baby clothes, everyday and wedding dresses, and more. Clothing from the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum collection will also be on view.

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

Start time: 4:00 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 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/city-chicken-institute-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/city-chicken-institute-bronx Date: September 24, 2014

New York Restoration Project's City Chicken Institute has come to the Bronx! Visit our live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting.

Schedule:

  • 5:30 – Garden gates open
  • 6:00 – Workshop begins
  • 6:45-7:15 – Open House and Q&A with instructor

Dates

  • July 30 – Care & Share: Share What Makes Your Flock Thrive
  • August 27 – Intro to Chicken Keeping
  • September 24 – Chicken Health and Wellness (Co-taught by Dan Carr, a livestock farmer at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture)
  • October 29 – Preparing for Winter (Workshop begins 30 minutes earlier due to earlier sunset.)

We're also holding chicken-keeping workshops in Brooklyn!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Paradise on Earth

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2014-09-24 2014-09-24 5:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.8269, -73.8939 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ac432ebde0d.JPG Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/birding-at-bartow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/birding-at-bartow Date: September 27, 2014

Join naturalist and photographer Debbie Becker on a trail walk as the great fall migration gets under way with hawks, eagles, warblers, and hummingbirds returning to their winter residences.

Start time: 3:30 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 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 3:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 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 the Freshkills Park Alliance's Sneak Peak page 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.

This event is organized by the Freshkills Park Alliance, Department of Sanitation, Staten Island Recreation, Kayak Staten Island, Staten Island Museum, Staten Island Arts.

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/53f7607f15942.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[From Ashes to Flowers: Designing a World's Fair Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/from-ashes-to-flowers-designing-a-worlds-fair-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/from-ashes-to-flowers-designing-a-worlds-fair-garden Date: September 28, 2014

Join us for a deeper look into Queens Botanical Garden's origins at the 1939 World's Fair with Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky (former Queens Botanical Garden staff member), the leading expert on this topic and Executive Director of the New Haven Museum. Registration required – email rforlenza@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-28 2014-09-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/30/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/30/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: September 30, 2014

Featuring the Poets of Poets Wear Prada: Joel Alleghretti, Erik La Prade, Hilary Sideris, John J. Trause and Tantra-Zawadi.

Presented in partnership with Poets Wear Prada

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 2014-09-30 2014-09-30 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: A Night Under the Stars and Planets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/30/arts-culture-fun-a-night-under-the-stars-and-planets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/30/arts-culture-fun-a-night-under-the-stars-and-planets Date: September 30, 2014

Ever wonder what you’re looking at when you look up at the beautiful night sky? Often, some of the brightest objects in our night sky aren’t stars at all, but planets. Come preview the film Women in Space*, and hear Jaclyn Avidon, Chair of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York’s Education and Educational Outreach Committees, talk about what planets are currently visible in the sky. Join us for some breathtaking views of those planets and stars from the roof. Guests are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes and set them up alongside the experts.

*Women in Space is part of Community Cinema’s new series, MAKERS, a six-part PBS series profiling the impact women have had over
the past 50 years in comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood.

Film screening from 7:30-8:30 p.m. followed by a lecture from 8:30-9:00 p.m., followed by a sky viewing 9:00-10:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2014-09-30 2014-09-30 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53daa2d41c355.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Raptor Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/raptor-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/raptor-fest Date: October 5, 2014

Experience the thrill of viewing New York's premier predators, live and up close with the Urban Park Rangers and the Prospect Park Audubon Center.

The event will include educational activities for all ages, live animals on display, and flight demonstrations.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-05 2014-10-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Honey Extraction Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/honey-extraction-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/honey-extraction-demonstration Date: October 5, 2014

How do bees make honey? How do we collect it? Help us extract and bottle honey from our resident honeybees.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-05 2014-10-05 12:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.8979, -73.9111 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Hives and Honey Information Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/hives-and-honey-information-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/hives-and-honey-information-station Date: October 5, 2014

Try on beekeeping gear, peek inside an empty hive, and learn fascinating facts about honeybees.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill,Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-05 2014-10-05 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125; 40.8991, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Howard Beach/Ozone Park Community Workshop: Jamaica Bay Greenway Implementation Plan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/howard-beach-ozone-park-community-workshop-jamaica-bay-greenway-implementation-plan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/howard-beach-ozone-park-community-workshop-jamaica-bay-greenway-implementation-plan Date: October 7, 2014

Join NYC Department of Transportation at the second round of community workshops to plan pedestrian and bicycle paths along Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway waterfront. The workshops are a great opportunity to give input and feedback on potential greenway improvements and will be taking place in neighborhoods around Jamaica Bay in September and October.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 839-7242

Location: Old Mill Yacht Club

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2014-10-07 2014-10-07 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6519, -73.8376 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/city-chicken-institute-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/city-chicken-institute-brooklyn Date: October 9, 2014

You can raise chickens in New York City!

Visit our live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting. We have workshops suitable for all levels of experience. These workshops are free, so come on by to learn more, hold a chicken for the first time, and enjoy this unique green space in the heart of Brooklyn.

Schedule
Every 2nd Thursday, July - October
5:30 – Garden gates open
6:00 – Workshop begins
7:00-7:15 – Open House and Q&A with instructor

July 10 – Beginner: Introduction to Urban Chicken Keeping
August 14 – Advanced: Health Inspections and Solutions
September 11 – Beginner: Introduction to Urban Chicken Keeping
October 9** – Preparing Your Coop for Winter

**Please note that the October workshop will start earlier due to the earlier sunset time. Schedule is:
5:00 – Garden gates open
5:30 – Workshop begins
6:15-6:30 – Open House and Q&A with instructor

We're also holding chicken-keeping workshops in the Bronx!
Paradise on Earth
1106 Fox Street, Bronx, NY
July 30, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 29

Partners: Just Food, Imani Gardens

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2014-10-09 2014-10-09 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.6762, -73.9329 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ac5261bf2af.JPG Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Cultural Bridges: A Celebration of the People of the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/cultural-bridges-a-celebration-of-the-people-of-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/cultural-bridges-a-celebration-of-the-people-of-the-bronx Date: October 11, 2014

The Bronx County Historical Society is proud to announce the Cultural Bridges events series at the Museum of Bronx History. This series celebrates the individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to our community and daily lives.

The Historical Society's Cultural Bridges events will focus on African-American, women, and Hispanic heritages and highlights famous Americans and Bronxites. Their common denominator is excellence and innovation in their field. Through exhibitions showcasing their accomplishment in both the Sciences and in the Humanities, we will present the individuals who have gone above and beyond their duties and have set national and global benchmarks.

This exhibit includes exhibitions showcasing famous Bronx Latinos, educational lectures and programming on the history of the Bronx, and the showcasing of partnering cultural organizations such as El Museo del Barrio, El Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, CUNY Mexican Studies Institute, and Eugenio María de Hostos Community College.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8773, -73.8795 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405eedb44fdc.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/gallery-tour Date: October 11, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had a lifelong passion for discovering and collecting specimens for the public to appreciate. Exhibiting contemporary artists investigate the natural history display and what it says about our relationship to nature. In the Sunroom Project Space Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows Tammy Nguyen and Alexandra Phillips have created installations that they started during their Winter Workspace residency.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/gallery-tour Date: October 14, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had a lifelong passion for discovering and collecting specimens for the public to appreciate. Exhibiting contemporary artists investigate the natural history display and what it says about our relationship to nature. In the Sunroom Project Space Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows Tammy Nguyen and Alexandra Phillips have created installations that they started during their Winter Workspace residency.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/wave-hill-history-walk Date: October 18, 2014

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

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 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/birding-at-bartow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/birding-at-bartow Date: October 18, 2014

The fall migration continues with warblers, sparrows, scarlet tanagers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, red-headed woodpeckers, and more visiting Pelham Bay Park. Naturalist and photographer Debbie Becker points them out on a trail walk.

Start time: 3:30 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 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 3:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/21/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/21/gallery-tour Date: October 21, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had a lifelong passion for discovering and collecting specimens for the public to appreciate. Exhibiting contemporary artists investigate the natural history display and what it says about our relationship to nature. In the Sunroom Project Space, Hilary Lorenz creates an immersive environment by experimenting with the arrangement of large shaped paper constructions printed with plant and animal imagery that appears to dance around the room,

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-21 2014-10-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/28/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/28/gallery-tour Date: October 28, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had a lifelong passion for discovering and collecting specimens for the public to appreciate. Exhibiting contemporary artists investigate the natural history display and what it says about our relationship to nature. In the Sunroom Project Space, Hilary Lorenz creates an immersive environment by experimenting with the arrangement of large shaped paper constructions printed with plant and animal imagery that appears to dance around the room,

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-28 2014-10-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/city-chicken-institute-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/city-chicken-institute-bronx Date: October 29, 2014

New York Restoration Project's City Chicken Institute has come to the Bronx! Visit our live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting.

Schedule:

  • 5:30 – Garden gates open
  • 6:00 – Workshop begins
  • 6:45-7:15 – Open House and Q&A with instructor

Dates

  • July 30 – Care & Share: Share What Makes Your Flock Thrive
  • August 27 – Intro to Chicken Keeping
  • September 24 – Chicken Health and Wellness (Co-taught by Dan Carr, a livestock farmer at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture)
  • October 29 – Preparing for Winter (Workshop begins 30 minutes earlier due to earlier sunset.)

We're also holding chicken-keeping workshops in Brooklyn!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Paradise on Earth

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2014-10-29 2014-10-29 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8269, -73.8939 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ac432ebde0d.JPG Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Flushing Cemetery Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/flushing-cemetery-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/flushing-cemetery-walking-tour Date: November 1, 2014

Cosponsored by the Queens Historical Society and the Voelker Orth Museum, this walking tour of Flushing Cemetery will take a look at the history and horticulture, as well as the notable people of Queens who are buried there.

Tickets must be bought in advance here.

Rain date will be in Spring 2015. No refunds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Flushing Cemetery

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2014-11-01 2014-11-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7533, -73.8033 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f621e267182.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Willets Point Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/willets-point-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/willets-point-walking-tour Date: November 8, 2014

East of Citifield (the New York Mets baseball stadium) is a sewer-less hardscrabble area of auto junkyards and related businesses that has twice beaten back attempts at redevelopment. But as it is located between the new stadium and a booming Chinatown in Flushing, public and private interests are again trying to transform “Willets Point” and build a shopping mall to the west of the stadium.

We’ll walk to the area from central Flushing to understand its important setting, confront political, economic and ecological issues and learn why “Willets Point” is a misnomer.

Conducted by Dr. Jack Eichenbaum, Queens Borough Historian. Sponsored jointly by the City Club (CC) and the Queens Historical Society (QHS). Potential attendees are asked to preregister with Jack Eichenbaum via email at jaconet@aol.com.

The tour is limited to 35 participants. A waiting list will be kept should pre-registration exceed that number.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Willets Point

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2014-11-08 2014-11-08 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7563, -73.8432 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f623501201f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[History and Highlights of a World's Fair Part 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/history-and-highlights-of-a-worlds-fair-part-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/history-and-highlights-of-a-worlds-fair-part-2 Date: November 9, 2014

We are very excited to welcome back World's Fair historian Pierre Montiel for his third lecture at Queens Historical Society.

The lecture will focus on the people of the 1964-1965 World’s Fair held in Flushing, NY. His interest in the Fairs goes back to when he was a 12 year-old boy visiting the 1964 Fair on a weekly basis and fondly remembers the Belgium Waffles.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-11-09 2014-11-09 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f624c1829fd.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:52 EDT