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, 21 Aug 2014 18:09:28 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[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 21, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology: Dendrology 'Walk and Talk']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-dendrology-walk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-dendrology-walk-and-talk Date: August 22, 2014

This Dendrology 'walk and talk' is part of a new summer program, a thematic series of nature walks, talks, and art workshops, designed to encompass the various natural elements of Conference House Park.

Conference House Park is home to many diverse and unique plant and tree communities within its 265 acres. The communities range from tall maturing forest stands, young groves, open fields, pocket forested wetlands and wet woods. The Park contains a rare maritime Northern Hackberry forest (due to the high calcium levels, from the high number of discarded oyster shells in the soil).

This educational 'walk and talk' is designed to increase the appreciation and understanding of the numerous tree and plant species found within the various forest types contained the park.

Multiple events (including drawing workshops and dune walk) are running through August; please see the events calendar for the other dates.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d3c8739bc1a.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Give Garden Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/grow-to-give-garden-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/grow-to-give-garden-party Date: August 23, 2014

Join neighborhood gardeners and Staten Island community supported agriculture groups for a summer garden party at Conference House Park. There will a vegetable and fruit swap, a tool repair station, a garden-themed information tent. Meet representatives from all three of Staten Island's CSAs: North Shore, Mid-Island and South Shore. Learn how to help fight hunger in NYC by growing 'a little extra' in your garden plot.

Special guests include Tattfoo Tan, an artist who collaborates with the public on issues relating to ecology, sustainability and healthy living, and Jay Weichun, a local artist, filmmaker, and director of the documentary Growing Food on Staten Island: a web documentary about gardeners and the food they grow.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 412-0721

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f602bd9880b.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic Walk Tour - Historic Pathway II: Valentine-Varian House to the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/historic-walk-tour-historic-pathway-ii-valentinevarian-house-to-the-edgar-allan-poe-cottage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/historic-walk-tour-historic-pathway-ii-valentinevarian-house-to-the-edgar-allan-poe-cottage Date: August 23, 2014

Join Bronx County Historical Society Educator Angel Hernandez on this 2-mile walk along a major historical corridor of The Bronx.

The tour begins at the Valentine-Varian House. For early arrivals, the Valentine-Varian House will be open for tours at 10 a.m. On the tour, sites along the Grand Concourse, Bedford Park, Jerome Avenue, and Kingsbridge Road will be noted.

Please make reservations as these programs are quite popular and sell out quickly. Call at the phone number below to reserve a spot. The tours generally run for 75 minutes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

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

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8773, -73.8795 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc9379c63b2.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Battle of Brooklyn Monument Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/battle-of-brooklyn-monument-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/battle-of-brooklyn-monument-tour Date: August 24, 2014

Join us for a special Battle of Brooklyn Tour. Beginning at the Lefferts Historic House, the tour will open with a reading from A Social History of Flatbush, a 19th century book written by the Lefferts, recounting the day of the British invasion and the destruction of the Lefferts first home. The tour will then head down East Drive to cover the background of the battle, including the Donegan Oak and the Battle Pass markers. Afterwards, visitors will climb the redoubt to learn about the events of the battle itself, concluding with a brief question and answer period.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dfaf8f64208.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology: Drawing 'Chalk and Talk']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-drawing-chalk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-drawing-chalk-and-talk Date: August 26, 2014

This Drawing 'talk and chalk' workshop is part of a new summer program, a thematic series of nature walks, talks and art workshops, designed to encompass the various natural elements of Conference House Park.

This introductory workshop provides basic how-to instruction, along with the materials, for exploring and capturing the varied landscape of Conference House Park. Classes are held outdoors – weather permitting.

Multiple events (including the dunes walk, other drawng workshops and the dendrology walk) are running through August, please see the events calendar for the other dates.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d3c747a546c.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: August 26, 2014

The Bryant Park Reading Room presents Amber Atiya, Peter Gizzi, Cathy Park Hong and Dorothea Lasky.

Presented in partnership with Tim Donnelly.

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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/city-chicken-institute-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/city-chicken-institute-bronx Date: August 27, 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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2014-08-27 2014-08-27 5:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.8269, -73.8939 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ac432ebde0d.JPG Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Marriage of Latin Music & Jazz with Joe Conzo Sr.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/arts-culture-fun-the-marriage-of-latin-music-jazz-with-joe-conzo-sr http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/arts-culture-fun-the-marriage-of-latin-music-jazz-with-joe-conzo-sr Date: August 27, 2014

In celebration of City Parks Foundation's Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, join Joe Conzo Sr. for a discussion and music of Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Machito, and other great artists from the early 1930's to the present who brought together Latin music and jazz.

Joe Conzo Sr. is a Latin music historian, Tito Puente's publicist and confidant, and author of Mambo Diablo: My Journey with Tito Puente. Conzo will play rare live recordings of Charlie Parker with the Machito Orchestra from his private collection. Q & A to follow.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

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2014-08-27 2014-08-27 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.805, -73.945 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d9028703eaa.JPG Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 28, 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 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 30, 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 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion Date: September 2, 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 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 EDT
<![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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 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.

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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 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.

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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:29 EDT