NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:05:14 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[Spring Egg-stravaganza!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-eggstravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-eggstravaganza Date: April 4, 2015

Join us for "egg-xellent" fun for the family! Children can take part in an egg scavenger hunt and old-fashioned games. Fllora, Queens Botanical Garden's mascot, will be making appearances so don't forget the camera.

Advanced registration is required. Please register here. A ticket is required for each participant. Ticket prices do not include Garden Admission.

Please note: No refunds. This event takes place rain or shine. Event parking rate of $10 will be in effect; discount parking vouchers are not applicable on event days. Supplies are limited to the first 750 children.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-04 2015-04-04 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d135dbac184.jpg Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: The Beginning of Our Universe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-beginning-of-our-universe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-beginning-of-our-universe Date: April 15, 2015

Although our observable Universe is almost 14 billion years old, the basis for much of what we see today was laid in the first 400,000 years. In fact, the first tenth of the first second of the Universe was filled with some of the most violent conditions the Universe has ever seen!

Learn about the Universe’s dramatic origins in this talk by Jaclyn Avidon from the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, as part of NYC Parks’ Dark Nights, Bright Lights series. After the lecture, telescopes will be set up for observing on the rooftop (weather permitting). Guests are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes and set them up alongside the experts.

The event is free and open to the public.

About Dark Nights, Bright Lights

Dark Nights, Bright Lights is a new Arts, Culture & Fun series in partnership with the Amateur Astronomers Association. Look out for upcoming, stargazing events citywide on the Arts, Culture & Fun webpage.

About the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

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 of upcoming events!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2015-04-15 2015-04-15 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c87979578.jpg Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arbor Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/arbor-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/arbor-festival Date: April 26, 2015

It’s a fun-filled day at Queens Botanical Garden's Arbor Festival. Come enjoy a variety of activities for all ages including a petting zoo, arts and crafts, live music, facepainting, tours, food and craft vendors, compost demonstrations, and a beer tent!

(NOTE: Event parking rate of $10 in effect; discount parking vouchers are not applicable on event days.)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-26 2015-04-26 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b7fce07a3.jpg Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Elements Art Expo NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/elements-art-expo-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/elements-art-expo-nyc Date: May 2, 2015

This event will be a fantastic experience for the individual, couple or family out for a day of fun, and ready to explore the Conference House and Park. Art is for everyone and this event will have something for everyone! And admission is free!

A wide selection of juried paintings, photography, sculptures, installations, and arts and crafts in all it's disciplines will be on view! The art scholar and novice alike will delight in finding art along the trails, by the shore and on the open green of the park, in the large tent as well as the Conference House. Take a journey across centuries while touring through this historic home.

There will be a craft tent/area to visit, including a wide array of craft,­ wearable art, jewelry, pottery, quilting, and home fashions to name a few ­ to see and purchase!

Sample the cuisine of our area's fine restaurants at our food court. Everything from barbecue to pastries will be available to purchase.

For those of you who fancy a test of skill, there will be a miniature golf course which has been designed by a native Staten Island artist. This is not just ordinary mini golf, but the artistic expression of the artist's interpretation of the game!

Some works of art will be feature in Conference House Park begining a week before our event and lasting up to a week after.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Park

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2525 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b42d358c161.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Japan 4M Run and Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/japan-run-4m http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/japan-run-4m Date: May 10, 2015

Celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture at this four-mile race in Central Park, now in its ninth year. The race and accompanying kids' races are part of Japan Day at Central Park, which starts immediately after the Japan Run and features a variety of Japanese food, activities, and stage performances over the course of the day.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: East Drive near East 68th Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 8:00 am 40.7705, -73.9709 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f098d46aecc.jpg Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[World's Fair Anniversary Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival Date: June 7, 2015

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

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

Kid-friendly events include 50-cent rides on the historic carousel, puppet shows, and face painting.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54edf30009d31.jpg Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Washington Square Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/23/washington-square-park-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/23/washington-square-park-music-festival Date: June 23, 2015

Join us in Washington Square Park for the 57th season of the Washington Square Music Festival, with free al fresco concerts in the Square!

André Caplet: Conte Fantastique for harp and string quartet, and speaker from E. A Poe’s “The Mask of Red Death”

Sofia Gubaidulina: Five Etudes for harp, double bass and percussion

Bela Bartok: Music for strings, celeste and percussion

An amplified sound permit has been issued for two hours for this event.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-06-23 2015-06-23 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Washington Square Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/07/washington-square-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/07/washington-square-music-festival Date: July 7, 2015

Join us in Washington Square Park for the 57th season of the Washington Square Music Festival, with free al fesco concerts in the Square!

An Amplified Sound Permit has been issued for two hours for this event.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-07-07 2015-07-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Water Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/22/water-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/22/water-festival Date: July 22, 2015

Join us for a fun-filled kids' day!

There will be water inflatables, bounce houses, cotton candy, popcorn, and giveaways.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Seaside Playground)

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Q422 Seaside Playground 2015-07-22 2015-07-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5806, -73.8308 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Water Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/water-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/water-festival Date: August 14, 2015

Join us for a fun-filled kids' day!

There will be water inflatables, bounce houses, cotton candy, popcorn, and giveaways.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5987, -73.7662 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[5th Annual Honey Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/honey-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/honey-festival Date: September 12, 2015

Join us for the 5th annual honey festival.

Enjoy a fun-filled day with the whole family! Learn about and taste honey from NYC and beyond with kids' activities, bee-keeping demos, a marketplace of bee-related products, and much more.

Sponsored by Brooklyn Grtange and Rockaway Beach Club LLC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 97th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.5829, -73.8173 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/rockaway-fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/rockaway-fall-festival Date: October 18, 2015

The 9th annual festival includes a pumpkin patch, pony rides, hayrides, and entertainment.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5987, -73.7662 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST