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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:02:47 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 Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/26/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/26/bryant-park-fencing Date: April 26, 2013

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed, and equipment is provided.

Please call (212) 382-2255 to register. Drop-ins also welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/26/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/26/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: April 26, 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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<![CDATA[Nature On The Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/26/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/26/nature-on-the-go Date: April 26, 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 2013-04-26 2013-04-26 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Lecture: Stopping by Old Friends: My Favorite Trees in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/26/milliontreesnyc-lecture-stopping-by-old-friends-my-favorite-trees-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/26/milliontreesnyc-lecture-stopping-by-old-friends-my-favorite-trees-in-central-park Date: April 26, 2013

Join us for a presentation by the author and NYC tree expert Edward Barnard, Stopping by Old Friends: My Favorite Trees in Central Park.

Frederick Law Olmsted took the long view. He once described a landscape architect as an artist who “with far-reaching conception of beauty and designing power, sketches the outlines, writes the colors, and directs the shadows, of a picture so great that Nature shall be employed upon it for generations, before the work he has arranged for her shall realize his intentions!” In his illustrated presentation, Edward Barnard, author of New York City Trees, A Field Guide to the Metropolitan Area, takes us on a walk through Olmsted’s greatest “picture” over 150 years after he and Vaux sketched the outlines, using trees, water, and rock outcroppings to define a remarkable series of discrete landscapes. Most of the trees Olmsted’s gardeners planted are gone, but a few still stand. During his presentation Barnard will highlight these survivors and also visit several dozen more recent arrivals—all trees that he considers among the greatest sylvan treasures of Central Park, trees that after many generation have realized Olmsted’s “far reaching conception.”

This event is part of a series of spring lecture series events hosted by MillionTreesNYC in partnership with photographer Benjamin Swett. Benjamin Swett’s new book, New York City of Trees, is being published in spring 2013. This event is partially funded through a grant from Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund.

Space is Limited. Please RSVP for this event by contacting: artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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