NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:07:05 GMT <![CDATA[Go Green! Greenpoint!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/go-green-greenpoing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/go-green-greenpoing Date: June 4, 2016

Beginning in 2008, Go Green! Greenpoint! was the first Earth Day Festival to take place in North Brooklyn. Since then, this event has become an annual staple of community life.

Each year, Go Green! Greenpoint! has grown in participating organizations and businesses, and in attendance. Our event includes education with schools, community groups, and companies displaying research, science, and art projects that enhance our appreciation and understanding of our environment.

Go Green! offers Greencycle Swap to recycle and reuse clothing, shoes, books, toys, and more. The event hosts a green school contest, yoga, zumba, and other classes, vendors with enviro-friendly merchandise, and live music and dance performances.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 987-2765

Location: 900 Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72150039672900000, -73.95269775390600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ef6ce26a7f6.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Wildlife of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york Date: June 5, 2016

Join Illustrator Giada Crispiels for a unique coloring project celebrating her new book, Wildlife of New York, which captures the diverse beauty of hte city's treasured neighborhoods and landmarks, alongside the animals that call this city home.

Giada Crispiels is a Brooklyn based artist whose work includes drawing, photography, and installations. Trained at the LABA Academy of Art (Brescia, Itlay), she has won various residencies and fellowships for her work concerning nature in the urban environment.

Rain or shine! The event moves indoors in case of rain.

Please RSVP on eventbrite to reserve your spot: Wildlifeinnybhpnc.eventbrite.com

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f55f3085765.jpg Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy Workshop: Partnering for Success (Staten Island)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-staten-island Date: June 7, 2016

Would you like to have more support for your community group? In this workshop, participants will gain the skills to build strong relationships with businesses, government, and other organizations. You will leave knowing what type of organization you are going to approach next, and how to get them on board.

The workshop will include:

  • A guide to how to identify the best potential new partners for your group
  • A pitch activity to craft and practice what you will say to sign on a new partner
  • Expert speakers from business and government will explain what makes them want to partner with a group

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5714ec6fb4d2a.png Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: AmpLit Amplifying Fresh Voices in Literature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/summer-on-the-hudson-amplit-amplifying-fresh-voices-in-literature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/summer-on-the-hudson-amplit-amplifying-fresh-voices-in-literature Date: June 11, 2016

Summer on the Hudson partners with Lamprophonic to bring authors of all backgrounds, style, and levels of recognition to center stage. With readings, workshops, panels, and a community market, AmpLit Fest makes one of life’s most solitary acts—writing—a public celebration. See more details here!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f58a6944c94.JPG Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Concerts at Isham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/arts-culture-fun-concerts-at-isham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/arts-culture-fun-concerts-at-isham-park Date: June 12, 2016

Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drum and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums. Big Drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying energy;this group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Upper Lawn by Bruce's Garden (in Isham Park)

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M043 Isham Park 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.86940002441406000, -73.91870117187500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57115f2827784.jpg Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Gallery, Art in the Park - Opening Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-art-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-art-in-the-park Date: June 16, 2016

Tour the Riverside Park open air gallery and see seven sculptures by accomplished artists in the 6th year of The Art Students League Model to Monument public art project. The installations will be on view from June 16, 2016 through May 2017.

Join us for an opening ceremony and tour with the artist on Thursday, June 16 at 4 p.m.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-06-16 2016-06-16 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.77489852905273400, -73.99120330810547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f05c0d4d1ca.JPG Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy Workshop: Partnering for Success (Queens)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/22/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/22/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-queens Date: June 22, 2016

Would you like to have more support for your community group? In this workshop, participants will gain the skills to build strong relationships with businesses, government, and other organizations. You will leave knowing what type of organization you are going to approach next, and how to get them on board.

The workshop will include:

  • A guide to how to identify the best potential new partners for your group
  • A pitch activity to craft and practice what you will say to sign on a new partner
  • Expert speakers from business and government will explain what makes them want to partner with a group

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: Overlook Building Conference Room

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2016-06-22 2016-06-22 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.71071100000000000, -73.83554940000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5714ec6fb4d2a.png Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights Quantum Astronomy for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/23/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights-mission-report-pluto-update http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/23/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights-mission-report-pluto-update Date: June 23, 2016

Join NYC Parks and The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to learn some of Quantum Astronomy’s basic principles and why it’s so important to our everyday lives. Special guest Jaclyn Avidon, a former intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab at CALTECH, will speak about what role quantum mechanics plays in astronomy. No previous scientific knowledge is required!

Feel free to bring your own telescopes or binoculars and set them up next to the experts for skygazing (weather permitting).

Please RSVP on Eventbrite at http://quantum623.eventbrite.com to reserve your seat.

About the AAA
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 for upcoming events!

Photo Credit: NASA

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 212 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2016-06-23 2016-06-23 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fd61020a20c.JPG Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Romance Literary Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/romance-literary-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/romance-literary-festival Date: June 25, 2016

Come join a wide array of New York City romance writers at Morris-Jumel Mansion!

Meet authors of contemporary, paranormal, and historic romance. Take a tour of the mansion and find out how Eliza Jumel lived and loved, and learn about other scandalous women in history.

Free with museum admission; no advanced registration is required. For more information about this program, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 2:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[George Washington Dinner Fundraiser]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/george-washington-dinner-fundraiser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/george-washington-dinner-fundraiser Date: July 10, 2016

Step back to the late 18th century to discover some of George and Martha Washington’s favorite foods and the culinary customs of America’s first presidential couple. While savoring the sumptuous buffet, Morris-Jumel’s assistant curator Kelsey Brow and award-winning food historian and chef Joanna Pruess will discuss how these dishes reflect the Colonial period and how some of these dishes are still prepared in present day kitchens.

Proceeds will contribute to Morris-Jumel Mansion’s continued programming efforts. For more information and to register, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-07-10 2016-07-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Street Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/arts-culture-fun-street-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/arts-culture-fun-street-stories Date: July 12, 2016

This hands-on workshop is an introduction to documentary photography. Aldo Saligno will take you through a range of tips and techniques necessary to capture compelling images of people, events, and city-scapes that can be persuasive and advocate for social justice.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras, cellphones with cameras, and related equipment.

Aldo Soligno is a professional photographer and photojournalist. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, MSNBC, Repubblica, and Marie Claire, among many others.

The event is in partnership with More Art, a nonprofit that brings artists and communities together to create public art and educational programs that inspire social justice. Discover more at www.moreart.org

Please RSVP to hold your spot at info@moreart.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-07-12 2016-07-12 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56df3cc530d45.jpg Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Wildlife of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/15/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/15/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york Date: July 15, 2016

Join Illustrator Giada Crispiels for a unique coloring project celebrating her new book, Wildlife of New York, which captures the diverse beauty of hte city's treasured neighborhoods and landmarks, alongside the animals that call this city home.

Giada Crispiels is a Brooklyn based artist whose work includes drawing, photography, and installations. Trained at the LABA Academy of Art (Brescia, Itlay), she has won various residencies and fellowships for her work concerning nature in the urban environment.

Rain or shine!

Please RSVP to reserve your spot on Eventbrite at Wildlifeinnyvancortlandt.eventbrite.com

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-07-15 2016-07-15 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f55f3085765.jpg Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crafts for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/garden-crafts-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/garden-crafts-for-adults Date: July 16, 2016

Why should kids get to have all the fun? Due to popular demand, join Gardener Karen and Curator Kelsey for a fun afternoon of garden-related colonial and modern crafts for adults.

We will take a short tour of the gardens to discuss plant uses, and then we'll head to the colonial kitchen to make crafts to take home and enjoy. As time allows, you'll have the opportunity to make tea sachets, soaps, infused oils, and more!

Advanced registration is required. To register, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-07-16 2016-07-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Paranormal Investigation: Eliza Jumel's Death Anniversary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/17/paranormal-investigation-eliza-jumels-death-anniversary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/17/paranormal-investigation-eliza-jumels-death-anniversary Date: July 17, 2016

Learn the basics of paranormal investigating while possibly communicating with Morris-Jumel Mansion’s longest resident Eliza Jumel on the 151st anniversary of her passing.

For additional information about this program, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-07-17 2016-07-17 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bf8cd9eb39.jpg Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Wildlife of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/22/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/22/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york Date: July 22, 2016

Join Illustrator Giada Crispiels for a unique coloring project celebrating her new book, Wildlife of New York, which captures the diverse beauty of hte city's treasured neighborhoods and landmarks, alongside the animals that call this city home.

Giada Crispiels is a Brooklyn based artist whose work includes drawing, photography, and installations. Trained at the LABA Academy of Art (Brescia, Itlay), she has won various residencies and fellowships for her work concerning nature in the urban environment.

Rain or shine!

Please RSVP to reserve your spot on Eventbrite at Wildlifeinnyaloerter.eventbrite.com

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-22 2016-07-22 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f55f3085765.jpg Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT