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 10:17:24 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[Leaf Rubbing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/leaf-rubbing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/leaf-rubbing Date: April 28, 2013

Art programs may include drawing, painting, poetry and nature art projects. All supplies are provided unless otherwise indicated. All art programs are family friendly, but may be challenging for younger children.

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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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:17:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: April 28, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:17:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/bryant-park-games Date: April 28, 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/2013/04/28/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 28, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:17:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/bryant-park-reading-room Date: April 28, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:17:24 EDT
<![CDATA[A Clearing in the Forest: Trash to Treasure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/a-clearing-in-the-forest-trash-to-treasure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/a-clearing-in-the-forest-trash-to-treasure Date: April 28, 2013

The Conservancy collects over 5 million pounds of trash from the Park each year. Celebrate Earth Month and learn how you can reduce your impact on the planet to the beat of instruments made from trash with Bash the Trash! Be sure to bring your granola bar wrappers and turn your trash into treasure with TerraCycle as they are woven into a picnic blanket! One lucky participant will get to take it home and use it in the Park!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring 2013 Volunteer Planting Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/milliontreesnyc-spring-2013-volunteer-planting-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/milliontreesnyc-spring-2013-volunteer-planting-day Date: April 28, 2013

Join MillionTreesNYC and fellow volunteers to make New York City greener and greater, by volunteering to help plant 20,000 trees at parks citywide.

Every planting season, MillionTreesNYC engages enthusiastic, energetic, and environmentally–minded New Yorkers in volunteer tree planting activities. Whether you're a veteran planter or this is your first time participating, your contribution will ensure the growth of healthy new forests within our parkland for many years to come. Our Sunday planting site will be Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island.

Registration is required. Please register as an individual or group leader (if you are planning on inviting a group).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-TREE

Location: Clove Lakes Park at Rice Avenue (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6181, -74.1145 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51505cf60ed2b.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:17:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: April 28, 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 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:17:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/pop-up-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/pop-up-audubon Date: April 28, 2013

Nature on the Go: Fun in the Forest - 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
We will use the last-remaining forest in Brooklyn as a real-world laboratory for hands-on discovery. Take an in-depth look at the largest organism within this habitat (trees) and discover the important role forests play in providing different habitats for the Park’s wildlife. This program includes hand-on activities and a nature walk through the forest.

Nature’s Helpers - 2 p.m.
Spend some time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Discovery Tour - 4 p.m.
Learn what birds eat from trees, early spring migration, and discover the layers within the forest.

Note: Pop-Up Audubon will be at the Prospect Park Fair on April 20. Meet us at the Bandshell. April 20 only.

Start time: 12:00 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 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:17:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Split Rock Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/split-rock-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/split-rock-hike-moderate Date: April 28, 2013

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), 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: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0972

Location: Split Rock Golf House (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 1:00 pm 40.8729, -73.8086 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:17:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Orienteering (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/orienteering-ight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/orienteering-ight Date: April 28, 2013

Learn how to navigate using a map and compass on our Orienteering programs.

Orienteering programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), 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: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:17:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/insect-exploration Date: April 28, 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.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Meet The Artist: Matthew Jensen at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/meet-the-artist-matthew-jensen-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/meet-the-artist-matthew-jensen-at-wave-hill Date: April 28, 2013

Brooklyn-based Matthew Jensen’s artistic practice investigates how public perception of landscapes affects the experience of these spaces. His Sunroom Project will showcase two Bronx collections. The “west coast” component, a totemic structure displaying objects collected in and around Wave Hill during his 2012 Wave Hill Winter Workspace residency, will be constructed from a reclaimed Wave Hill beehive. The “east coast” assemblage will consist of artifacts found throughout Pelham Bay Park and Hunter Island, displayed in vitrines made from large chunks of dock foam, buoys and driftwood that litter the coasts of the park.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 1:30 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:17:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: April 28, 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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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/512cf7fddfa51.JPG Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:17:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Best Trees for the Small Garden at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/best-trees-for-the-small-garden-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/best-trees-for-the-small-garden-at-wave-hill Date: April 28, 2013

Are you thinking about planting a tree for your yard but overwhelmed by the choices? Enjoy a spring walk around Wave Hill as a garden interpreter highlights some great trees with four seasons of interest, suitably scaled to the smaller garden.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155e249beffd.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:17:24 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/history-in-your-hands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/history-in-your-hands Date: April 28, 2013

Our farm plots are almost ready for spring planting. We need your help to rotate and sift our compost, then spread it in the plots to enrich the soil. Afterwards you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil, and plant a seed in it to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:17:24 EDT