NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:47:10 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 <![CDATA[FrogWatch USA Training]]> Date: March 8, 2015

Become a citizen scientist and discover how you can help frogs and toads in our environment by identifying and monitoring their unique vocal calls. Frog Watch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you! We will begin with a presentation where you will learn about the species that live here and how to identify them. This training will kick off the Greenbelt’s FrogWatch USA.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. This program is part of the Con Edison Citizen Science workshop series. Meet at Nevada Ave. parking lot. Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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<![CDATA[31st Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether]]> Date: March 21, 2015

You are invited on March 21st to join thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking and greening inspiration at the 31st Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether! Please pass this information out to the rest of your garden group and anyone else who might be interested. This year’s conference features favorite workshops from past years, as well as exciting new ones, including many hands on workshops for youth gardeners.

Pre-register online HERE

Pre-register before March 13th to guarantee breakfast, lunch, workshop attendance and a t-shirt. If you do not pre-register, you are not guaranteed lunch or a t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Hostos Community College

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<![CDATA[Greenbelt Red Trail Restoration Project with Friends of Island Trails and NYC Parks]]> Date: March 28, 2015

Wear your old clothes and be prepared to work hard as we reroute a portion of our Red Trail that suffers from erosion and overuse. Our team will work together to improve this trail section that will benefit many who hike and run there.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 311

Location: The Greenbelt

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<![CDATA[Junior Volunteer Corps]]> Date: March 29, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a day of giving back. Families and elementary-aged youth groups are invited to join us to help prepare the park for spring by raking leaves and other activities. Learn the value of service and meet other families and children. Refreshments will be provided.

Register online.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 9th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Partnerships for Parks 2015 Conference]]> Date: April 11, 2015

Please join us at the Partnerships for Parks 2015 Conference.

Partnerships is celebrating 20 years of community engagement in neighborhood green spaces. Read more about our previous conferences here and stay tuned for more details to follow.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: NYU Law

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<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> Date: April 26, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a day of fun as we gear up for spring cleaning! Help the environment in your community. Typical tasks include sprucing up gardens, painting fences and benches, weeding, spreading mulch, sweeping and clearing pathways, and removing trash. Please pre-register online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lincoln Road Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[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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<![CDATA[It's My Park Day]]> Date: May 30, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks to give back to your favorite park.

On It’s My Park Day, volunteers will gear up with brooms, shovels, rakes, paint brushes, and trash grabbers to tackle a major cleanup effort in Prospect Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 16th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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