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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:47:57 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[Freshkills Park March Birding Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/freshkills-park-march-birding-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/freshkills-park-march-birding-tour Date: March 24, 2013

Join us as we search for the birds of Freshkills Park along the site's wetlands, creeks and meadows! This tour, like all our bi-monthly birding tours, will be held jointly with naturalists from the Staten Island Museum and members of the Freshkills Park team. It will diverge from the normal tour route and will be traveled by both bus and foot. This tour is a great way to witness the Freshkills Park site as well as the diverse wildlife returning to the region. This event is free, but space is limited, and registration is required.

Space is limited; RSVP required. Please email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov or call (212) 788-8277 to reserve a spot.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Eltingville Transit Center (in Freshkills Park)

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<![CDATA[Historic New York Walking Tour: Women's History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/historic-new-york-walking-tour-womens-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/historic-new-york-walking-tour-womens-history Date: March 24, 2013

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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<![CDATA[Gowanus Canal Conservancy Compost Window Build]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/gowanus-canal-conservancy-compost-windrow-build http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/gowanus-canal-conservancy-compost-windrow-build Date: March 24, 2013

If you are interested in learning about the science behind composting, join the Gowanus Canal Conservancy for a day of environmental clean-up and education!

Gowanus Canal Conservancy will be receiving a shipment of 7,000-8,000 lbs of food-scraps that will be incorporated into layers of wood chips, sawdust, and yard waste to create compost. Please wear closed toed shoes and dress for gardening activities.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED -- Please RSVP to volunteer@gowanuscanalconservancy.org

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 541-4378

Location: Salt Lot

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<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 24, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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<![CDATA[A Road Once Traveled]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/a-road-once-traveled http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/a-road-once-traveled Date: March 24, 2013

Holding the Park's northern highlands was key in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 because armies could see their enemies sail down the East River and approach. History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its strategic environs.

Groups of seven or more people should call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Accessibility level: Hilly, stairs, and a few Park-related obstacles to negotiate - not recommended for people with disabilities.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Exploring the Water Cycle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/exploring-the-water-cycle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/exploring-the-water-cycle Date: March 24, 2013

What do Gerritsen Creek, clouds and rain have in common? They all play important parts in the Water Cycle!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project in Queens: Spring Lawn Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/nyc-compost-project-in-queens-spring-lawn-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/nyc-compost-project-in-queens-spring-lawn-care Date: March 24, 2013

Spring is a critical time for lawn care. Join QBG's Patty Kleinberg, lawn care expert, for this important introduction to natural lawn care. Learn how to maintain a healthy lawn without the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides. The last hour of the workshop is a hands-on demonstration. Registration required- please call 718-539-5926 or email compost@queensbotanical.org to register. The fee for the workshop is $5 per person and the Parking Garden will be open at $5 per vehicle.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: March 24, 2013

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay Origami]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/jamaica-bay-origami http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/jamaica-bay-origami Date: March 24, 2013

Did you know that origami came from the Japanese words “Oru” meaning “to fold” and “Kami” meaning “paper”? Learn more about this relaxing art and create
the animals found in and around Jamaica Bay.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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<![CDATA[Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/24/views-from-the-past Date: March 24, 2013

Imagine living as a 19th century New Yorker taking a journey through Central Park. Along the way, you will learn about the Park's history and hear how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to turn their visions into our reality.

Groups of seven or more people should call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Accessibility level: Easy to negotiate; paths and few stairs - mostly accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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