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 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:02:11 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[Lunar New Year at Queens Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo Date: February 28, 2015

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo is celebrating the year of the sheep with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities include:

Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize.

Crafts - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Paper lantern and sheep-themed crafts are part of the weekend’s festivities.

Calligraphy - 11:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Professional artists will discuss the importance of calligraphy in Chinese and other Asian cultures, and show visitors how to say their names in Chinese.

Chinese Theatre Works Performances - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
On Saturday, the local theater group will perform a cultural music and dance show, complete with a traditional dragon puppet parade.

Puppet Show - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Chinese Theatre Works comes back on Sunday to present “Hao Bang Ah, Sheep!,” a sheep-themed puppet show.

Sheep Encounters - 2:30 p.m.
Keepers will be on the farm to discuss facts about the zoo’s Jacob’s four-horned, Suffolk, and miniature Southdown sheep.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-1500

Location: Queens Zoo

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<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at Queens Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo Date: March 1, 2015

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo is celebrating the year of the sheep with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities include:

Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize.

Crafts - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Paper lantern and sheep-themed crafts are part of the weekend’s festivities.

Calligraphy - 11:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Professional artists will discuss the importance of calligraphy in Chinese and other Asian cultures, and show visitors how to say their names in Chinese.

Chinese Theatre Works Performances - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
On Saturday, the local theater group will perform a cultural music and dance show, complete with a traditional dragon puppet parade.

Puppet Show - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Chinese Theatre Works comes back on Sunday to present “Hao Bang Ah, Sheep!,” a sheep-themed puppet show.

Sheep Encounters - 2:30 p.m.
Keepers will be on the farm to discuss facts about the zoo’s Jacob’s four-horned, Suffolk, and miniature Southdown sheep.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-1500

Location: Queens Zoo

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<![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[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 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 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[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