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 13:44:07 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/2013/03/31/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/repetition-in-design Date: March 31, 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[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/birding-winter-birds Date: March 31, 2013

We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: March 31, 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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<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/birding-for-families Date: March 31, 2013

Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and learn how to spot our feathered neighbors on a walk with NYC Audubon. Binoculars available to borrow ; space is limited; please arrive early to sign in. Ages 5+.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: March 31, 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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<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: March 31, 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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<![CDATA[Introduction to the Trails]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/introduction-to-the-trails http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/introduction-to-the-trails Date: March 31, 2013

Learn the fundamentals of hiking, get a great workout, and enjoy the outdoors!

Please wear hiking boots or all terrain shoes. Meet at the parking lot on Nevada Avenue.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 31, 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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<![CDATA[New York and the American Revolution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/new-york-and-the-american-revolution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/new-york-and-the-american-revolution Date: March 31, 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

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Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Hylan Blvd and Satterlee Street

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<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 31, 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[Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/views-from-the-past Date: March 31, 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[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/wilderness-survival Date: March 31, 2013

Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. Wilderness survival programs take place in the fall and winter. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: March 31, 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[Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/seneca-village Date: March 31, 2013

Seneca Village was Manhattan's first known community of African-American property owners, on land that would become Central Park. Learn about the history of the village, the property owners, and what New York City was like at the time.

Groups of seven or more people should call (212) 360-2726 or e-mail 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: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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