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 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:29:48 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[Bartow Neighbors: The Mansions and Estates of Pelham Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/05/bartow-neighbors-the-mansions-and-estates-of-pelham-bay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/05/bartow-neighbors-the-mansions-and-estates-of-pelham-bay Date: March 5, 2015

In the 19th century, Pelham Bay was an idyllic, rural, and bucolic area that attracted financiers, artists, wealthy merchants, and others who sought an escape from the growing metropolis nearby. Town of Pelham historian Blake Bell gives an entertaining presentation on some of the country estates and mansions that these neighbors of the Bartows built or enhanced, detailing stories of their rise and demise using rare images and maps. Registration 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 2015-03-05 2015-03-05 7:30 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:04 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[Creating Landmarks: Revival Style Townhouses of 19th Century Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/10/creating-landmarks-revival-style-townhouses-of-19th-century-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/10/creating-landmarks-revival-style-townhouses-of-19th-century-manhattan Date: March 10, 2015

The 19th century European and American passion for historic, romantic and picturesque architecture combined in a profusion of revival styles including the Greek, Gothic, Renaissance, Italian, French, and English among others. A rapidly expanding population with increasing wealth during this period made New York City a uniquely fertile site for architects, craftsmen and home goods manufacturers to develop their art and display their sophistication in the emerging “Empire City.” The resultant urban landscape became a fantastic mix of styles, colors, patterns and decoration – and ultimately the stuff of our beloved historic districts and individual landmarks of today.

Architect and lecturer Curtis Estes returns for the final installment in his three-part series exploring the development of that most essential of all urban building types – the townhouse.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-10 2015-03-10 6:30 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:00:05 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[Lecture with New York City Audubon in conjunction with The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/lecture-with-new-york-city-audubon-in-conjunction-with-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/lecture-with-new-york-city-audubon-in-conjunction-with-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 18, 2015

In conjunction with the Arsenal Gallery exhbiition "Conserving Our City of Nature:The Artwork of Alan Messer", NYC Audubon will host a lecture about their educational and conservation initiatives. NYC Audubon has worked for over 30 years to protect wild birds and their habitat in the five boroughs, through public outreach and advocacy, educational programming, and scientific research.

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating Blackburnian Warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay.

"Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer" presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6d85d54b4.jpg Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:06 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 was an unnamed wilderness in the 1600s .

Courageous pioneers, both men and woman, 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 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Memoir Book Reading and Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/bronx-memoir-book-readingdiscussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/bronx-memoir-book-readingdiscussion Date: March 28, 2015

Join Charlie Vazquez, Director of the Bronx Writers Center for a lecture, readings, and a book sale.

Hear the stories of some of the Bronx writers. The Bronx Memoir Project was created by the Bronx Council on the Arts in order to develop and refine memoir fragments written by people of all ages, races, genders, nationalities, and backgrounds residing in the Bronx. This was achieved by deploying memoir-writing to various cultural destinations throughout the Bronx in spring of 2014. The book, "A Bronx Memoir Project has been released with over 50 Bronx writer's stories selected.

There will be a book signing and book sale during the event.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[First Annual Ada Louise Huxtable Lecture: Preservation, Who Needs It Anyway?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/first-annual-ada-louise-huxtable-lecture-preservation-who-needs-it-anyway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/first-annual-ada-louise-huxtable-lecture-preservation-who-needs-it-anyway Date: April 7, 2015

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6ed44730c.jpg Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Partnerships for Parks 2015 Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/partnerships-for-parks-2015-conference http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/partnerships-for-parks-2015-conference Date: April 11, 2015

Please join us at the Partnerships for Parks 2015 Conference.

Partnerships is celebrating 20 years of community engagement in neighborhood green spaces. Read more about our previous conferences here and stay tuned for more details to follow.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: NYU Law

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2015-04-11 2015-04-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7305, -73.9995 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:00:06 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[Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: The Beginning of Our Universe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-beginning-of-our-universe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-beginning-of-our-universe Date: April 15, 2015

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

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

The event is free and open to the public.

About Dark Nights, Bright Lights

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

About the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2015-04-15 2015-04-15 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c87979578.jpg Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[High Bridge Historic Neighborhood Walk Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/high-bridge-historic-neighborhood-walk-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/high-bridge-historic-neighborhood-walk-tour Date: April 25, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: 167th Street Train station

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2015-04-25 2015-04-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.8361, -73.9224 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Week: Marvelous Mott Haven Historic Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bronx-week-event-marvelous-mott-haven-historic-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bronx-week-event-marvelous-mott-haven-historic-walking-tour Date: May 9, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881 8900

Location: East 138th Street and Lincoln Avenue

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2015-05-09 2015-05-09 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8109, -73.9271 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bird and Nature Walk at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/bird-nature-walk-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/bird-nature-walk-at-qbg Date: May 17, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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

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

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

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

Please wear walking shoes and bring water, if needed.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[World's Fair Anniversary Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival Date: June 7, 2015

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

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

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

Enjoy cultural music and dance performances throughout the day 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: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54edf30009d31.jpg Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:06 EST