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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:55:15 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[Kid's Week at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center Date: March 27, 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 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 10:00 am 40.873, -73.9254 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: March 27, 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 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 27, 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 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 27, 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 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/crosspark-promenade Date: March 27, 2013

Join us for a tour through Central Park in which you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more!

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: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7725, -73.967 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Crotona Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-crotona-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-crotona-nature-center Date: March 27, 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 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at the Salt Marsh Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-the-salt-marsh-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-the-salt-marsh-nature Date: March 27, 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 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Blue Heron Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-blue-heron-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-blue-heron-nature-center Date: March 27, 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 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at the Ft. Totten Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-the-ft-totten-visitor-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-the-ft-totten-visitor-center Date: March 27, 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 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break: Papermaking 101 at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/spring-break-papermaking-101-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/spring-break-papermaking-101-at-wave-hill Date: March 27, 2013

Learn how to make your own sheets of beautifully textured paper and experiment with using different kinds of pulp, with renowned papermaker Randy Brozen. Geared for children between the ages 5 to 10 and a parent or caregiver. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Space is limited.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8979, -73.9111 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51364ee59696c.JPG Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring into Journaling!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/spring-into-journaling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/spring-into-journaling Date: March 27, 2013

Learn about which animals live in the Greenbelt year-round and which return in springtime. Create your own field journal to write or sketch about the Greenbelt, and decorate the cover. Then take a short walk in search of Greenbelt animals. This program is suitable for ages 7 and up with adult chaperone. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Moonshine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/moonshine http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/moonshine Date: March 27, 2013

Enjoy the night as a ranger guides you along the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge trail on a full moon night. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.
You are welcome to bring a flashlight. Rain date, Thursday, March 28.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5149ea9be96a2.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:55:16 EDT