NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:06:50 GMT <![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: Activate Your Park Developing Great Events and Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/24/partnerships-academy-activate-your-park-developing-great-events-and-programs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/24/partnerships-academy-activate-your-park-developing-great-events-and-programs Date: September 24, 2015

Interested in bringing new activities, recreation and arts to your park? Community groups from all over the city routinely partner with city agencies and other organizations to do exactly that. At this workshop, you will have the chance to learn from your peers and from professionals about how to organize and fund new programs that will invigorate your park and neighborhood.

At this workshop, you will learn about how to:

  • Find recreation and arts opportunities for your park
  • Get concrete advice from other park group leaders in your borough
  • Learn how to navigate the permitting process
  • Get tips on funding your events
  • Create your own programming plan with the help of our experts
  • Contribute to a resource share, where park group leaders from across the borough will pool their experiences into a collaborative document.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-24 2015-09-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.76760101318359400, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d3848e5a2c5.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Breukelen Country Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/breukelen-country-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/breukelen-country-fair Date: September 26, 2015

Join the Wyckoff Farmhouse for this annual festival celebrating the harvest season, our local community, and Brooklyn’s rich agricultural history.

Bring the whole family for a day-long extravaganza of local growing, hands-on homesteading, and creativity that turns the traditional harvest festival on its ear and boasts an array of games, crafts, local food, music, demonstrations, and family-friendly workshops led by Brooklyn-based partners.

Arrive by 1:30 p.m. for a showing of Puppet Show Tales of Brier Rabbit presented by City Parks Foundation’s PuppetMobile. Children 13 and under can take a tour of the farm on a pony ride after 3 p.m.!

Celebrate Brooklyn’s rich history of growing with a local pop-up farmer’s market, seed swap, plant talks, composting demo, homesteading workshops, and planting activities.

Dance to the caribbean rhythms of Sesame Flyer’s Steel Pan Orchestra, or sit back and watch Afro-Caribbean dance and drum company Batingua Arts.

Get your hands in the dirt, plant some seeds, press some cider, or have your face painted. Learn about colonial and urban homesteading with demonstrations of fiber arts, wampum making, or soap crafting. Don't forget to snap your photo at the farm stand photobooth.

Feast on farm-fresh food, locally-sourced snacks. and other homemade treats from the Wyckoff farm.

Finish off the day with a tour of New York City’s oldest house—not to be missed!

Bring the whole family for a day of outdoor playing, learning and fun, celebrating the traditions, community, and agriculture of Breukelen!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Field NotesAn Edible Plant Insurrection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/family-art-project-field-notesan-edible-plant-insurrection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/family-art-project-field-notesan-edible-plant-insurrection Date: September 27, 2015

Follow the lead of exhibiting artist Matthew Friday on a hunt for dandelion, curly dock, wood sorrel, plantain and clover plants among the grasses of Wave Hill. Sketch these hearty, edible plants with naturally sourced dyes in your very own field book. Visit Friday’s moveable field station, part of the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery, and join the rebellion against prescribed labeling of weeds by designing an edible plant seed packet to plant seeds at home.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d72fc96de2a.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/upper-river-paddle Date: October 3, 2015

Expereince the natural beauty that New York City has to offer.

Come canoe through Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo. For those who feel strong, we will offer the opportunity to paddle south for a short distance, then return to the riverwalk. This paddle starts at 219th Street and ends in the Mitsubishi Riverwalk of the Bronx Zoo. These trips are approximately two and a half hours long on the water and have one portage. Waterproof gear and footwear are recommended.

$30, registration is required. Registration for this event will become available about two weeks prior to the event. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a13e7c98f.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: Activate Your Park Developing Great Events and Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/07/partnerships-academy-activate-your-park-developing-great-events-and-programs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/07/partnerships-academy-activate-your-park-developing-great-events-and-programs Date: October 7, 2015

Interested in bringing new activities, recreation and arts to your park? Community groups from all over the city routinely partner with city agencies and other organizations to do exactly that. At this workshop, you will have the chance to learn from your peers and from professionals about how to organize and fund new programs that will invigorate your park and neighborhood.

At this workshop, you will learn about how to:

  • Find recreation and arts opportunities for your park
  • Get concrete advice from other park group leaders in your borough
  • Learn how to navigate the permitting process
  • Get tips on funding your events
  • Create your own programming plan with the help of our experts
  • Contribute to a resource share, where park group leaders from across the borough will pool their experiences into a collaborative document.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

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

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2015-10-07 2015-10-07 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d3848e5a2c5.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Ramble: Starlight Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/bronx-river-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/bronx-river-ramble Date: October 10, 2015

Gone for over 75 years, Starlight Park was one of the legendary amusement parks of the Bronx. Take a ramble down the new greenway link through the historic Starlight Park and discover its curious pre-history that includes hot times on the left bank of the river, a replica of Henry Hudson's Half Moon, a failed attempt to launch a "temperance amusement park", and no less than three unsuccessful attempts to hold a world's fair by the Bronx River.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: West Farms #2 Train Station

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2015-10-10 2015-10-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83998779753900000, -73.87966131586900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591900b24f58.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/upper-river-paddle Date: October 17, 2015

Expereince the natural beauty that New York City has to offer.

Come canoe through Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo. For those who feel strong, we will offer the opportunity to paddle south for a short distance, then return to the riverwalk. This paddle starts at 219th Street and ends in the Mitsubishi Riverwalk of the Bronx Zoo. These trips are approximately two and a half hours long on water and have one portage. Waterproof gear and footwear are recommended.

$30, registration is required. Registration for this event will become available about two weeks prior to the event. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a13e7c98f.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: October 17, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage & The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden Date: October 17, 2015

Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! The 1908 cottage flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of the G.K. Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in the last 104 years.

The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to NYC in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers. It boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees and shrubs, and breathtaking views of the undisturbed Palisades.

Come on a tour to learn more! Garden and Cottage tours start every 30 minutes (max 20 guests).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1f18365b8e.JPG Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage & The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden Date: October 18, 2015

Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! The 1908 cottage flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of the G.K. Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in the last 104 years.

The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to NYC in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers. It boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees and shrubs, and breathtaking views of the undisturbed Palisades.

Come on a tour to learn more! Garden and Cottage tours start every 30 minutes (max 20 guests).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1f18365b8e.JPG Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: Activate Your Park Developing Great Events and Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/partnerships-academy-activate-your-park-developing-great-events-and-programs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/partnerships-academy-activate-your-park-developing-great-events-and-programs Date: October 21, 2015

Interested in bringing new activities, recreation and arts to your park? Community groups from all over the city routinely partner with city agencies and other organizations to do exactly that. At this workshop, you will have the chance to learn from your peers and from professionals about how to organize and fund new programs that will invigorate your park and neighborhood.

At this workshop, you will learn about how to:

  • Find recreation and arts opportunities for your park
  • Get concrete advice from other park group leaders in your borough
  • Learn how to navigate the permitting process
  • Get tips on funding your events
  • Create your own programming plan with the help of our experts
  • Contribute to a resource share, where park group leaders from across the borough will pool their experiences into a collaborative document.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-10-21 2015-10-21 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d3848e5a2c5.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/21/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/21/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: November 21, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-11-21 2015-11-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: December 19, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST