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, 06 Mar 2015 11:06:55 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[FrogWatch USA Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/frogwatch-usa-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/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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R088 High Rock Park 2015-03-08 2015-03-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Event: Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/volunteer-event-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/volunteer-event-forest-restoration Date: March 14, 2015

Join Greenbelt Natural Resource Team removing invasive plants and restoring trails in High Rock Park. To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up or be accompanied by an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day Date: March 14, 2015

Roll up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help us make the grounds of Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum look beautiful again after winter’s weather! Light breakfast available. Please bring gloves and wear boots.

Rain (or snow!) date: Saturday, March 21. Registration requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[31st Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/31st-annual-greenthumb-growtogether http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/31st-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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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8176, -73.9277 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Red Trail Restoration Project with Friends of Island Trails and NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/greenbelt-red-trail-restoration-project-with-friends-of-island-trails-and-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/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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2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5871, -74.1327 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Junior Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/junior-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/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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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9768 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Partnerships for Parks 2015 Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/partnerships-for-parks-2015-conference http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/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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2015-04-11 2015-04-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7305, -73.9995 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Junior Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/junior-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/junior-volunteer-corps Date: April 11, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a day of fun as they gear up for spring cleaning.

Families and elementary-school-aged groups are invited to help rake leaves. Learn the value of service and meet other families on this day of giving back. There will be refreshments.

Please pre-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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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9768 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day Date: April 18, 2015

Con Edison and New York Cares join forces to help make the grounds of Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum beautiful. You should, too!

Long sleeves, pants, and sturdy footwear strongly recommended. Light breakfast available.

Registration requested (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Event: High Rock Challenge Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/volunteer-event-high-rock-challenge-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/volunteer-event-high-rock-challenge-race Date: April 25, 2015

Volunteers are needed to assist with refreshments, direct runners with challenges, and assist at the water stations.

To volunteer, you must be age 14 years old and up. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by adult. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP at (718) 667-2165 ext. 311 or at Jeanne.Paliswiat@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

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

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Event: High Rock Challenge 5K Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/volunteer-event-high-rock-challenge-5k-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/volunteer-event-high-rock-challenge-5k-race Date: April 26, 2015

Volunteers are needed to assist with refreshments, direct runners with challenges, and assist at the water stations.

To volunteer, you must be age 14 years old and up. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by adult. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP at (718) 667-2165 ext. 311 or at Jeanne.Paliswiat@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Henry Kaufman Camp Grounds

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2015-04-26 2015-04-26 8:30 am 2:00 pm 40.5996, -74.1231 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/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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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6603, -73.9629 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:06 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[Volunteer Event: Carousel Opening Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/volunteer-event-carousel-opening-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/volunteer-event-carousel-opening-day Date: May 2, 2015

Volunteers are needed for set-up/breakdown of the event and for assisting with activities during the event.

To volunteer, you must be age 14 and up. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP at (718) 667-2165 ext. 311 or at Jeanne.Paliswiat@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

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

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6041, -74.16 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: May 10, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a day of fun as they 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: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-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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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6574, -73.9739 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST