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, 23 Apr 2014 21:23:17 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[Nature Exploration: Central Park North to South]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/nature-exploration-central-park-north-to-south-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/nature-exploration-central-park-north-to-south-vigorous Date: April 6, 2013

On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Our Night Hikes allow participants to see parks in a different light and are great for families. Fitness Hikes feature less talking and more walking, for those who don’t mind a vigorous two hour hike. Learn how to navigate using a map and compass on our Orienteering programs. Special geo-cache programs teach you how to use a GPS while searching for hidden prizes.

Hiking and Orienteering programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Family Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/family-nature-crafts1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/family-nature-crafts1 Date: April 6, 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 weekend. All supplies provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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<![CDATA[Kids Activity Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/kids-activity-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/kids-activity-hour Date: April 6, 2013

Celebrate National Garden Month with our Kids Activity Hour every Saturday in April. Children aged 7-12 are invited for a free hour of fun activities exploring garden flowers, insects, and birds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: April 6, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bryant-park-games Date: April 6, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 6, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bryant-park-reading-room Date: April 6, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Collective Drawing at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/collective-drawing-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/collective-drawing-at-wave-hill Date: April 6, 2013

Join guest artists from the spring exhibition Drawn to Nature in creating a large-scale, winding line of drawings that will weave through Wave Hill. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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<![CDATA[Pop-up Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/popup-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/popup-audubon Date: April 6, 2013

"Pop-Up Audubon" is a new interactive activity through the Audubon Center that allows you to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning adventures. Using Prospect Park's greatest resource- the Park itself- each month "Pop-Up Audubon" will be at different sites throughout the Park and feature educational programming about a different park ecosystem.Through Discovery Tours, “Pop-Up Audubon” will also encourage visitors from surrounding communities to explore different areas of their Park.

Visit our website for a full schedule of activities

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/forest-crew-training-session Date: April 6, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Family Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/family-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/family-nature-crafts Date: April 6, 2013

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 weekend. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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<![CDATA[Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/archery Date: April 6, 2013

The ancient sport of archery is an activity just about anyone can participate in. Archery helps to improve your concentration and develop your mental discipline. Like any new skill, archery requires practice and patience to master. Urban Park Ranger-led archery programs sharpen these skills while connecting you with nature by getting you outdoors. Archery is also a great way to build upper body strength and to stay fit! Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow, shoot an arrow, and focus on the target. Discover Archery for yourself and learn to hit your mark!

Families and children, ages 8 years and older, are welcome to participate in our archery programs. Programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided and personal archery equipment is not allowed.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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<![CDATA[Music at Morris-Jumel: Classical Folk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/music-at-morrisjumel-classical-folk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/music-at-morrisjumel-classical-folk Date: April 6, 2013

Baroque violinist Rachel Evans and harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky in a program that spans centuries and crosses genres. The varied fare includes music by Bach, Corelli, and Byrd; English and American folk music; and the New York premiere of Mark Janello’s “Toccata-Rondo” for solo harpsichord.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5136165fb0257.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:23:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Old Stone House and Light and Sound Concerts Present: The Klopotic/Pierce/Zoernig Trio]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/the-old-stone-house-and-light-and-sound-concerts-present-the-klopoticpiercezoernig-trio http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/the-old-stone-house-and-light-and-sound-concerts-present-the-klopoticpiercezoernig-trio Date: April 6, 2013

Violinist Julianne Klopotic, Pianist Joshua Pierce, and Cellist Lawrence Zoernig join forces to pay honor to one of the original social misfits of his time, Franz Schubert. Eccentric, didactic, this short lived but prolific composer contributed some of the most beloved song cycles and chamber music works of all time. Haunting melodies mixed with explosive exuberance make for a musical journey the ears and heart remember. Klopotic/Pierce/Zoernig bring to Schubert their own eclectic musical backgrounds, drawing the listener into both a dignified and internal experience of these two monumental works.

Friday, April 5 at 8pm and Saturday, April 6 at 8pm

Community/Family Concert: Saturday, April 6 at 6pm

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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