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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:53:16 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[Fashion Flashback: 1914]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/fashion-flashback-1914 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/fashion-flashback-1914 Date: May 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 7:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:53:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 17, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:53:16 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair Anniversary Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival-in-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival-in-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: May 18, 2014

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

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

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

Enjoy cultural music and dance performances throughout the day followed by an evening concert and fireworks!. Different foods from around the world will be available, including Belgian waffles, which were introduced to the US at the 1964 World's Fair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d914eef31c.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:53:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Nature Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks Date: May 24, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7851, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:53:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 24, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:53:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Birding Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/freshkills-park-birding-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/freshkills-park-birding-hike-moderate Date: May 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Eltingville Transit Center (in Freshkills Park)

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R017 Freshkills Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5594, -74.171 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:53:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Park Ranger History Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/urban-park-ranger-history-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/urban-park-ranger-history-hike Date: May 25, 2014

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

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

Registration requested.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 11:00 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:53:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 31, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:53:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/waterfront-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/waterfront-walk Date: June 6, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:53:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/jeffreys-hook-lighthouse-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/jeffreys-hook-lighthouse-open-house Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8501, -73.9468 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:53:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Genealogy Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/genology-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/genology-workshop Date: June 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 x17

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53273383920ea.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:53:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Gallery Art in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-art-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-art-in-the-park Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7774, -73.9906 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f561e7ec7b.png Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:53:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Afternoon of Romance Literary Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/afternoon-of-romance-literary-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/afternoon-of-romance-literary-festival Date: June 14, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:53:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Sensory Perception Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/sensory-perception-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/sensory-perception-hike-light Date: June 22, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:53:16 EDT
<![CDATA[History and Highlights of a World's Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/history-and-highlights-of-a-worlds-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/history-and-highlights-of-a-worlds-fair Date: June 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

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

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-06-22 2014-06-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327341858ddc.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:53:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Sneak 'Peak' at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/sneak-peak-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/sneak-peak-at-freshkills-park Date: September 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park Parking Lot

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2014-09-28 2014-09-28 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5318ab2c7d8c3.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:53:16 EDT