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 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:17:38 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[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 3, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-03 2014-09-03 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 3, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-03 2014-09-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: September 3, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-09-03 2014-09-03 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 4, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-04 2014-09-04 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 4, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-04 2014-09-04 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 4, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-04 2014-09-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Jams on the Bronx River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/summer-jams-on-the-bronx-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/summer-jams-on-the-bronx-river Date: September 4, 2014

All About the DJ's: Come enjoy Classic Breaks, Soul, Salsa, and more hosted by Grand Master Caz and the Invincible Sound by Superman.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2014-09-04 2014-09-04 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8269, -73.8848 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 5, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-05 2014-09-05 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 5, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-05 2014-09-05 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 5, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-05 2014-09-05 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: September 5, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-05 2014-09-05 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 6, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-06 2014-09-06 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 6, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-06 2014-09-06 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Become a Palisades Protector]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/family-art-project-become-a-palisades-protector http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/family-art-project-become-a-palisades-protector Date: September 6, 2014

Learn about Theodore Roosevelt’s role in preserving the cliffs and beautiful vista of the Palisades. Connect to your inner preservationist! Consider what piece of nature you’d like to preserve for future generations to enjoy, and add your painted and collaged image to a group panorama installation.

Free and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbbc19c631d.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 6, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-06 2014-09-06 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: September 6, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-06 2014-09-06 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 7, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 7, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Become a Palisades Protector]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/family-art-project-become-a-palisades-protector http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/family-art-project-become-a-palisades-protector Date: September 7, 2014

Learn about Theodore Roosevelt’s role in preserving the cliffs and beautiful vista of the Palisades. Connect to your inner preservationist! Consider what piece of nature you’d like to preserve for future generations to enjoy, and add your painted and collaged image to a group panorama installation.

Free and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

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 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbd706f3ee6.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 7, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: September 7, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 8, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-08 2014-09-08 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 8, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-08 2014-09-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 9, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-09 2014-09-09 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 9, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-09 2014-09-09 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Watercolor Painting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/watercolor-painting-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/watercolor-painting-workshop Date: September 9, 2014

Experience the timeless views and shifting color and light of Wave Hill’s unforgettable autumn landscape. Painting from direct observation, interpret the changing landscape while exploring the expressive, luminous, and challenging medium of watercolor. Artist Wennie Huang offers expert guidance and demonstrates watercolor techniques and color-mixing.

Workshops conducted outside, weather permitting. All skill levels welcome. This six-session series continues September 16, 23, 30, October 7 and 14.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbc5f59d941.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 9, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-09 2014-09-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/gallery-tour Date: September 9, 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: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e8f7fc8e352.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: September 9, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-09 2014-09-09 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: September 9, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-09-09 2014-09-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 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 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 10, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-10 2014-09-10 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 10, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-10 2014-09-10 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 10, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-10 2014-09-10 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: September 10, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

]]>
2014-09-10 2014-09-10 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 11, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-11 2014-09-11 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 11, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-09-11 2014-09-11 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 11, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-11 2014-09-11 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Jams on the Bronx River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/summer-jams-on-the-bronx-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/summer-jams-on-the-bronx-river Date: September 11, 2014

All About the DJ's: Come enjoy Classic Breaks, Soul, Salsa, and more hosted by Grand Master Caz and the Invincible Sound by Superman.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8269, -73.8848 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 12, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-12 2014-09-12 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 12, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-09-12 2014-09-12 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 12, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-12 2014-09-12 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: September 12, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 13, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 13, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Frankenthaler Outdoor Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/family-art-project-frankenthaler-outdoor-painting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/family-art-project-frankenthaler-outdoor-painting Date: September 13, 2014

Put your abstract spin on the nature you see around you. Follow the easy techniques of New York native abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler: “Landscapes were in my arms as I did it.” Using your whole wrist and broad brush strokes, apply paint to create your favorite Wave Hill landscape scene. This event celebrates Target’s sponsorship of the Family Art Project and its commitment to families. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

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 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbbe10e11f0.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 13, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Actions Art Workshop: Knitting From Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/creative-actions-art-workshop-knitting-from-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/creative-actions-art-workshop-knitting-from-wildlife Date: September 13, 2014

Learn how to knit with multiple yarns and colors with artist Ruth Marshall, whose work is included in the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery. Inspired by exotic animals endangered by the illegal skin trade, Marshall creates hand-knit pelts representing individual animals. Using animal photographs from Marshall’s own research as inspiration, learn how to design and knit a four-inch swatch. Participants should know how to knit and purl. Bring a friend! Drop-ins accommodated as space permits.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8979, -73.9111 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbc722096e5.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/gallery-tour Date: September 13, 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: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e8f1ea3790c.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: September 13, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 14, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-14 2014-09-14 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 14, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-14 2014-09-14 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Frankenthaler Outdoor Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/family-art-project-frankenthaler-outdoor-painting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/family-art-project-frankenthaler-outdoor-painting Date: September 14, 2014

Put your abstract spin on the nature you see around you. Follow the easy techniques of New York native abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler: “Landscapes were in my arms as I did it.” Using your whole wrist and broad brush strokes, apply paint to create your favorite Wave Hill landscape scene. This event celebrates Target’s sponsorship of the Family Art Project and its commitment to families.

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 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbbf38df5e7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 14, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: September 14, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-14 2014-09-14 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 15, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-15 2014-09-15 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 15, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-15 2014-09-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 16, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-16 2014-09-16 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 16, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-16 2014-09-16 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 16, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-16 2014-09-16 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/gallery-tour Date: September 16, 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: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e8f8bda4d1d.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: September 16, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-16 2014-09-16 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: September 16, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-09-16 2014-09-16 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 17, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-09-17 2014-09-17 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 17, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-09-17 2014-09-17 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 17, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-09-17 2014-09-17 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Alice Austen House and Museum Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/alice-austen-house-and-museum-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/alice-austen-house-and-museum-tour Date: September 17, 2014

Come learn more about the Alice Austen House and the current exhibition, Fields of Inquiry, at the monthly House and Exhibition Tour. $5 suggested donation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: September 17, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-09-17 2014-09-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 18, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-18 2014-09-18 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:38 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 18, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-09-18 2014-09-18 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/photoville Date: September 18, 2014

Returning this year to Pier 5, NYC's premier photo destination is a modular venue built from repurposed shipping containers featuring photo exhibitions, outdoor photo workshops, and night-time multimedia projections.

In addition---and in collaboration with Photo District News---THE FENCE, Brooklyn's premire outdoor photographic exhibition will present the work of 40 talented photographers from around the world. THE FENCE at the park measures 1000 feet in length and stetches along the Greenway.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 10:00 am 40.6947, -74.0016 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 18, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-09-18 2014-09-18 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Jams on the Bronx River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/summer-jams-on-the-bronx-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/summer-jams-on-the-bronx-river Date: September 18, 2014

All About the DJ's: Come enjoy Classic Breaks, Soul, Salsa, and more hosted by Grand Master Caz and the Invincible Sound by Superman.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8269, -73.8848 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 19, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-19 2014-09-19 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 19, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-09-19 2014-09-19 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/photoville Date: September 19, 2014

Returning this year to Pier 5, NYC's premier photo destination is a modular venue built from repurposed shipping containers featuring photo exhibitions, outdoor photo workshops, and night-time multimedia projections.

In addition---and in collaboration with Photo District News---THE FENCE, Brooklyn's premire outdoor photographic exhibition will present the work of 40 talented photographers from around the world. THE FENCE at the park measures 1000 feet in length and stetches along the Greenway.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 10:00 am 40.6947, -74.0016 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 19, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-09-19 2014-09-19 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: September 19, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 20, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-09-20 2014-09-20 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 20, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-09-20 2014-09-20 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/photoville Date: September 20, 2014

Returning this year to Pier 5, NYC's premier photo destination is a modular venue built from repurposed shipping containers featuring photo exhibitions, outdoor photo workshops, and night-time multimedia projections.

In addition---and in collaboration with Photo District News---THE FENCE, Brooklyn's premire outdoor photographic exhibition will present the work of 40 talented photographers from around the world. THE FENCE at the park measures 1000 feet in length and stetches along the Greenway.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 10:00 am 40.6947, -74.0016 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 20, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-09-20 2014-09-20 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/gallery-tour Date: September 20, 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: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e8f2bcac2d7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: September 20, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-20 2014-09-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 21, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-09-21 2014-09-21 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 21, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-21 2014-09-21 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[DUMBO Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/dumbo-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/dumbo-arts-festival Date: September 21, 2014

Brooklyn Bridge Park hosts the DUMBO Arts Festival this fall. T

he celebration of art and culture will be showcased in various scenic locations within the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 10:00 am 40.7001, -73.9973 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/photoville Date: September 21, 2014

Returning this year to Pier 5, NYC's premier photo destination is a modular venue built from repurposed shipping containers featuring photo exhibitions, outdoor photo workshops, and night-time multimedia projections.

In addition---and in collaboration with Photo District News---THE FENCE, Brooklyn's premire outdoor photographic exhibition will present the work of 40 talented photographers from around the world. THE FENCE at the park measures 1000 feet in length and stetches along the Greenway.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 10:00 am 40.6947, -74.0016 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 21, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-09-21 2014-09-21 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: September 21, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-21 2014-09-21 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 22, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-22 2014-09-22 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[DUMBO Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/dumbo-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/dumbo-arts-festival Date: September 22, 2014

Brooklyn Bridge Park hosts the DUMBO Arts Festival this fall. T

he celebration of art and culture will be showcased in various scenic locations within the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-22 2014-09-22 10:00 am 40.7001, -73.9973 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 23, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-23 2014-09-23 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 23, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-23 2014-09-23 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[DUMBO Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/dumbo-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/dumbo-arts-festival Date: September 23, 2014

Brooklyn Bridge Park hosts the DUMBO Arts Festival this fall. T

he celebration of art and culture will be showcased in various scenic locations within the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 10:00 am 40.7001, -73.9973 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/gallery-tour Date: September 23, 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: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e8f9341ef63.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: September 23, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-23 2014-09-23 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: September 23, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-09-23 2014-09-23 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 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 22:17:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 24, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-24 2014-09-24 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:39 EDT