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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:07:08 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[Spring Surprises]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/spring-surprises http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/spring-surprises Date: March 28, 2013

On this family-friendly nature walk, we will seek out some springtime surprises, including a plant that has been used as makeup, flowers that have gone to
war, and birds of many kinds. We’ll have binoculars available to borrow, but please bring your own if you have them.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5149f0c758add.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:07:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 28, 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 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:07:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at the Salt Marsh Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-the-salt-marsh-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-the-salt-marsh-nature-center Date: March 28, 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: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 11:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:07:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 28, 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 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:07:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Castle and its Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/castle-and-its-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/castle-and-its-kingdom Date: March 28, 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 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:07:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Van Cortlandt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-crotona-nature-center1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-crotona-nature-center1 Date: March 28, 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: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:07:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Blue Heron Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-blue-heron-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-blue-heron-nature-center Date: March 28, 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 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:07:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at the Forest Park Visitor's Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-the-ft-totten-visitor-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-the-ft-totten-visitor-center Date: March 28, 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: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:07:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Belvedere Castle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-belvedere-castle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-belvedere-castle Date: March 28, 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: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 2:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:07:08 EDT