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, 24 Apr 2014 11:38:18 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[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/bryant-park-petanque Date: April 25, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: April 25, 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/2013/04/25/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/bryant-park-games Date: April 25, 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/2013/04/25/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 25, 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/2013/04/25/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/bryant-park-reading-room Date: April 25, 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[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: April 25, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-04-25 2013-04-25 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:38:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 25, 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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<![CDATA[Nature's Helpers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/natures-helpers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/natures-helpers Date: April 25, 2013

Spend time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean.

Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Great Trees of Wave Hill: A View From The Top]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/great-trees-of-wave-hill-a-view-from-the-top http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/great-trees-of-wave-hill-a-view-from-the-top Date: April 25, 2013

Don’t miss this special tour of Wave Hill’s magnificent living collection with Assistant Director of Horticulture Brian McGowan. Wander among centuries-old trees and newly-planted specimens and see first-hand how our new tree maintenance plan and planting scheme will provide shade and beauty for future generations of visitors. Arbor Week event.

Photo credit: Wave Hill

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-25 2013-04-25 1:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51686e1a4a8ae.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:38:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: April 25, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-04-25 2013-04-25 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:38:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Opportunity - High Rock Challenge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/volunteer-opportunity-high-rock-challenge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/volunteer-opportunity-high-rock-challenge Date: April 25, 2013

Join the Greenbelt staff and help with assembling and distributing race bags and shirts to the participants of the 2013 High Rock Challenge race.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 311

Location: Colony Hall

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<![CDATA[Nature On The Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/nature-on-the-go Date: April 25, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-04-25 2013-04-25 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:38:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/garden-crew-training-session Date: April 25, 2013

The ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove need constant care; from watering to weeding, planting to dead-heading there is always work to be done in these gardens. Help maintain the Sherman Creek Gardens and join our Garden Crew on Thursday evenings this spring through fall.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2013-04-25 2013-04-25 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360fad2696e.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:38:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Talking About History: Race, Class and Violence: The New York Draft Riots of 1863]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/talking-about-history-race-class-and-violence-the-new-york-draft-riots-of-1863 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/talking-about-history-race-class-and-violence-the-new-york-draft-riots-of-1863 Date: April 25, 2013

Understanding the social and economic causes of the riots as well as the effects of the riots on subsequent New York history helps us appreciate that even in the North, support for the Union cause was not unanimous but a bitterly contested issue. The riots illustrate that the nation’s conflicts over race and labor were not on sectional grounds alone. This lecture will also discuss the draft riots that took place in Jamaica, NY on July 14, 1863. This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Speakers in the Humanities program. Please reserve a seat for this FREE lecture by calling (718) 206-0545 x13 or by emailing programs@kingmanor.org For more information, visit www.kingmanor.org

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545x13

Location: St. John's University, St. John's Hall Room 309

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<![CDATA[Birding Tours at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/birding-tours-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/birding-tours-at-bryant-park Date: April 25, 2013

Discover the varieties of birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft coffee kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA["Grow More Vegetables" Certificate Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-series Date: April 25, 2013

Queens Botanical Garden announces the opening of registration for the “Grow More Vegetables” program which will be held at the Garden beginning in April. This is a free edible gardening course designed to equip community gardeners, teachers, and city residents with the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in urban settings. The program, with hands-on gardening instruction, consists of six classes, both in the classroom and in the field. There is an application process and preference will be given to participants who work, live, or garden in Queens. The course runs for six Thursdays, April 4-May 9, 6-8pm. Space is limited.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Sunset and the Pink Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/sunset-and-the-pink-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/sunset-and-the-pink-moon Date: April 25, 2013

Take a sunset stroll along the West Pond Trail with a ranger. Enjoy watching the sun set over Jamaica Bay and the rise of the full moon, called the Pink Moon in folklore. Bring a flashlight. Rain date, Sunday, April 28 (2.2 miles)

Start time: 6:00 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 2013-04-25 2013-04-25 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515063f16e98c.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:38:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/25/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-series1 Date: April 25, 2013

The Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series is an edible gardening course designed to equip community gardeners, teachers, and city residents with the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in an urban setting. The program consists of six classes, both in the classroom and with hands-on gardening instruction in the field. The Queens Botanical Garden and Just Food in Manhattan will each host a Certificate series in their respective boroughs. Be advised that there is an application process for this Certificate series; preference will be given to community, school, and resident gardeners of the specific borough. For more information, e-mail greg@justfood.org for the Manhattan series. For the Queens series, download the Queens Botanical Garden application.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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