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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:58:21 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[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/repetition-in-design Date: March 25, 2013

A series of oil paintings on canvas along with original sketches by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also QBG's Supervising Museum Instructor. This exhibit, in the Gallery of the Visitor & Administration Building is an exploration of life inside repetitive shapes.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: March 25, 2013

The photography exhibition New York City of Trees by Benjamin Swett is on view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday). Twenty-eight color portraits of trees around the five boroughs take the viewer up close to some of the extraordinary species that grow along the streets and in the parks, cemeteries, gardens, and backyards of the city. On view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday), the images have been selected from Swett’s forthcoming book New York City of Trees, to be released by the Quantuck Lane Press on March 6.

After working at Parks for thirteen years, Swett left in 2001 to pursue a career as a freelance photographer but continued to photograph New York City’s urban forest, fascinated by the connections between trees and the city’s history. “We know that trees improve living conditions in cities by filtering and cooling the air, absorbing excess rainwater, and making neighborhoods more attractive,” writes Swett. “But little has been said about the importance of trees as keepers of a city’s past. The aim in taking these pictures—aside from taking the best photographs I could—was to try to bring back into focus an aspect of the city that most people tend to take for granted until something happens to it. The idea has been to remind New Yorkers how much of their own lives and the lives of neighbors these trees quietly contain.”

This project was partially funded through a grant from Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, with additional support from the City Parks Foundation.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-25 2013-03-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:58:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: March 25, 2013

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new installation to inaugurate the spring 2013 season: Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation (2013) by New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder. On view from March 1 – April 5, 2013, Topsy-Turvy will reimagine one of the world’s oldest moving image devices into a life-sized 10-foot by 10-foot structure. Park visitors will be able to enter the interactive, large-scale installation, which will utilize the physical properties of light to capture images of the surrounding Flatiron District in real time. This centuries-old artistic medium will alter how visitors experience the park and engage with the various elements of New York City’s urban landscape through a new and exciting lens.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-03-25 2013-03-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:58:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/kids-week-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/kids-week-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center Date: March 25, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-03-25 2013-03-25 10:00 am 40.873, -73.9254 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:58:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: March 25, 2013

The Community Environmental Center EcoHouse, a mobile, free, environmental education exhibit, will be at storm-damaged Inwood Hill Park through April 5. Fun as well as educational, the EcoHouse is an ideal experience for both youngsters and their parents. Wall signs explain all the displays, but to really get the full EcoHouse effect, listen to CEC’s expert guides, or bring your cell or smart phone and listen to the audio guide.

Hours are Mondays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for school groups; and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., for the general public (But walk-ins are welcome at any time!). For more information about how to visit the EcoHouse, or to arrange a group tour, contact Katherine Gloede, kgloede@cecenter.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park entrance at 218th Street & Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-03-25 2013-03-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:58:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 25, 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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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-03-25 2013-03-25 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:58:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 25, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-03-25 2013-03-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:58:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Castle and its Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/castle-and-its-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/castle-and-its-kingdom Date: March 25, 2013

Take a walk around the lands dominated by Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Visit the 55 acre realm on an eclectic tour of history and nature.

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

Accessibility level: Moderate inclines and stairs, paths clear and negotiable - only parts accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-25 2013-03-25 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:58:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Sing-Along with Patrick]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/spring-singalong-with-patrick http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/spring-singalong-with-patrick Date: March 25, 2013

Join Patrick Raftery for a fun-filled, family-friendly springtime sing along. Plenty of fun in the forest as we sing about animals and great ways to experience the outdoors. Visit www.musicwithpatrick.com for information. Registration recommended.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-03-25 2013-03-25 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:58:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Crotona Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/kids-week-at-crotona-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/kids-week-at-crotona-nature-center Date: March 25, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-03-25 2013-03-25 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:58:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at the Salt Marsh Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/kids-week-at-the-salt-marsh-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/kids-week-at-the-salt-marsh-nature Date: March 25, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-03-25 2013-03-25 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:58:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Blue Heron Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/kids-week-at-blue-heron-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/kids-week-at-blue-heron-nature-center Date: March 25, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-03-25 2013-03-25 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:58:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at the Ft. Totten Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/kids-week-at-the-ft-totten-visitor-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/kids-week-at-the-ft-totten-visitor-center Date: March 25, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2013-03-25 2013-03-25 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:58:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Series: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/arts-culture-fun-wonder-women-the-untold-story-of-american-superheroines http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/25/arts-culture-fun-wonder-women-the-untold-story-of-american-superheroines Date: March 25, 2013

The film Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940's to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation. A Q&A session will follow featuring cartoonist and illustrator Ray Alma.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2013-03-25 2013-03-25 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:58:21 EDT