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, 17 Apr 2014 15:41:02 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[Just Food Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/just-food-conference http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/just-food-conference Date: March 29, 2013

This annual conference offers opportunities for the public, food professionals, entrepreneurs, job seekers, CSA members, community organizers and farmers to come together for two days of workshops and skill-building sessions. The conference offers more than 100 workshops covering cooking and food preservation techniques, CSA trends, local and national farm and food issues, as well as ways to mobilize communities in order to increase access to farm-fresh, locally-grown food.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Just Food Events Web site.

Food & Finance High School
525 West 50th Street
Manhattan

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Food & Finance High School

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<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/repetition-in-design Date: March 29, 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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2013-03-29 2013-03-29 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Registration Closed: Riverdale Park: Invasive Removal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/riverdale-park-invasive-removal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/riverdale-park-invasive-removal Date: March 29, 2013

Come out and volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Riverdale Park to help remove weeds around existing plantings. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Riverdale Park at Railroad Terrace

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<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: March 29, 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 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Living In Sequence Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/living-in-sequence-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/living-in-sequence-exhibition Date: March 29, 2013

Living in Sequence is a comic book exhibition celebrating Poe Park's place in comic history. Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson once created Batman, Robin and the Joker while sitting on a park bench in Poe Park. Living in Sequence will take you on a journey from the golden age of comics through today, demonstrating how the American art form of comics still thrives in the Bronx.

Artists works on display: Shawn Atkinson, Chris Duckett, Trevor Von Eeden, Will Eisner, Ray Felix, Corey F. Godwell, Dmitry Gubin, Hal Foster, N. Steve Harris, Irwin Hasen, Jack Kirby, Carl Kent, Alitha E Martinez, Regine Sawyer, Jerry Robinson, Vanessa Verduga and Roberto Williams.

Due to popular demand, Living In Sequence has been extended to March 30, 2013.

Closing reception is Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 1pm-5pm

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51128630745bc.JPG Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: March 29, 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 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: March 29, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: March 29, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 29, 2013

Beginning March 2, The Orchid Show dramatically transforms The New York Botanical Garden’s landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a lush rain forest. Each year, the eagerly anticipated exhibition displays thousands of orchids in the country’s largest curated show featuring orchids. This year, the exhibition is designed by the Botanical Garden’s own Francisca Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-03-29 2013-03-29 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: March 29, 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 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 29, 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 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at the Salt Marsh Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/kids-week-at-the-salt-marsh-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/kids-week-at-the-salt-marsh-nature-center Date: March 29, 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 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 11:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 29, 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 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/views-from-the-past Date: March 29, 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: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Van Cortlandt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/kids-week-at-van-cortlandt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/kids-week-at-van-cortlandt-nature-center Date: March 29, 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 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Blue Heron Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/kids-week-at-blue-heron-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/kids-week-at-blue-heron-nature-center Date: March 29, 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 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Belvedere Castle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/kids-week-at-belvedere-castle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/kids-week-at-belvedere-castle Date: March 29, 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 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 2:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:03 EDT