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, 16 Apr 2014 19:51:26 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[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 5, 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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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Queens Farm!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/celebrate-queens-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/celebrate-queens-farm Date: May 5, 2013

What does Springtime mean to us? Find out at this celebration of things Queens Farm! Watch sheep shearing and spinning demos, learn about our Community Compost Project, enjoy in-depth tours led by our farmers, and pick up vegetable seedlings and flowers at our Spring Plant Sale. And be sure to visit our historic Adriance Farmhouse, open exclusively for this event with special treats for all! There will be live music, hayrides, and some of the city’s best Food Trucks on the farm all day!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens County Farm Museum

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<![CDATA[Cricket Opener Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/cricket-opener-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/cricket-opener-event Date: May 5, 2013

Celebrate the park that has the most cricket fields in all the United States!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Parade Ground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.8947, -73.8952 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514747c4b2550.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: May 5, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/historic-new-york-fort-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/historic-new-york-fort-greene Date: May 5, 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

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 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 40.6922, -73.9748 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project in Queens: Compost Tabling at Celebrate Queens Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/nyc-compost-project-in-queens-compost-tabling-at-celebrate-queens-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/nyc-compost-project-in-queens-compost-tabling-at-celebrate-queens-farm Date: May 5, 2013

Visit the NYC Compost Project in Queens at Celebrate Queens Farm! We'll provide advice about composting indoors and outdoors, and will have a LIVE worm bin.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens County Farm Museum

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<![CDATA[Family Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/family-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/family-scavenger-hunt Date: May 5, 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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: River Run Playground (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 40.787, -73.9822 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/archery Date: May 5, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus, develop patience and build upper body strength. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow.

Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 40.6032, -74.1613 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-chess Date: May 5, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/food-truck-rally1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/food-truck-rally1 Date: May 5, 2013

The food trucks are back! Head to Grand Army Plaza on the first and third Sunday to sample treats from New York’s best food trucks. Exceptions: May 19 and September 1; Food Truck Rally will take place on May 26 and September 8 instead.

All trucks are members of the New York City Food Truck Association.

Participating trucks (varies at each rally):

Andy's Italian ices

Mexicue

Red Hook Lobster Pound

Big D's Grub Truck

Miami Food Machine

Rickshaw

Chinese Mirch

Mike n willies

Souvlaki Gr

COOLHAUS

Milk Truck

TAIM MOBILE

Eddies pizza

Morris Grilled Cheese

The Treats Truck

gorilla cheese nyc

Mud Truck

Toum

Green Pirate Juice Truck

Nuchas

Valduccis Pizza

Kelvin Slush

palenque

Van Leeuwen

Kimchi Taco Truck

Phil's Steaks

Wafels & Dinges

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165d9deb0b09.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 5, 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 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-games Date: May 5, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 5, 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 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 5, 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 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Pets & Pals/Walk for Paws Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/pets-palswalk-for-paws-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/pets-palswalk-for-paws-party Date: May 5, 2013

Join us for a free day of family and pet fun. Games, rides, craft projects, pet adoption, pet walks, and a microchip clinic, animal demonstrations, and more. Free giveaways are included.

Registration is required for this event. Register online, or register onsite starting at 10:00 a.m.

Sponsored by Council Member Mark Weprin and Bobbi and the Strays.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7402, -73.7496 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155b5d22a9a9.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Hear The Ball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/nyc-hear-the-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/nyc-hear-the-ball Date: May 5, 2013

NYC Hear The Ball will provide components of education and awareness about a sport, Beep Baseball, that benefits those with vision disabilities. At this event the Long Island Bombers will compete against the New Jersey Lightning.

Beep Baseball is an adapted version of our national pastime, and with the beep of a ball and buzz of a base it enables athletes with vision disabilities to enjoy team competition. At this event spectators will witness athletic individuals who conquer their challenges and rely on the abilities that lie within. All are welcome and following the game there will be the opportunity to try out the sport of beep baseball.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Meadow Baseball Field 12 (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7912, -73.9579 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 5, 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 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center-new-york-city-irish-dance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center-new-york-city-irish-dance-festival Date: May 5, 2013

The Irish Arts Center returns with its 12th annual much-loved celebration of traditional Irish dance and music, featuring performances by stars of the Irish dance world and NY area dance schools. Join in the fun with live music, workshops in traditional Irish dance for all skill levels, a singer’s circle, Irish language classes, face-painting, children’s craft table and more! This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51547a13f0857.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: May 5, 2013

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House-2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: May 5, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: May 5, 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 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/512cf7fddfa51.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Author Talk and Book Signing: Defiant Brides]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/author-talk-and-book-signing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/author-talk-and-book-signing Date: May 5, 2013

Listen to a discussion by Nancy Rubin Stuart, author of Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married, a 2013 selection of the History and Military Book Clubs and The Book of The Month Club.

Two wealthy teenagers defy their parents in the Revolutionary era by marrying political radicals, Benedict Arnold and Henry Knox. Benedict Arnold’s bride was the blonde Philadelphia belle, Peggy Shippen, “said to be the most beautiful woman in America.” Henry Knox’s wife was the stunning dark-eyed brunette Lucy Flucker, whose Loyalist family never spoke to her again. DEFIANT BRIDES captures how passion and marriage changed their lives of both young women -- one who assisted Arnold in his betrayal of America -- the other, who faithfully followed General Knox through the army camps of the Revolution while bearing and losing ten of young children.

Free, but advanced registration is required, call 212-923-8008 to register.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Overlook Concerts at Riverside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/overlook-concerts-at-riverside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/overlook-concerts-at-riverside-park Date: May 5, 2013

Riverside Park Conservancy present Spring Overlook Concerts, a series of musical performances.

Performance Schedule:

  • May 5 Columbia Wind Ensemble
  • May 12 French Cookin’ Blues Band
  • May 19 Orbit Brass Quintet of the Manhattan School of Music

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3070

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8093, -73.9669 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[The Good Coffeehouse @ The Old Stone House Presents The Yankee Rebels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/the-good-coffeehouse-the-old-stone-house-presents-the-yankee-rebels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/the-good-coffeehouse-the-old-stone-house-presents-the-yankee-rebels Date: May 5, 2013

The Old Stone House is delighted to welcome the roots music series, The Good Coffee House, to our House on the first Sunday of the month from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Great music, great snacks, great company.

Please join us on Sunday, May 5 for The Yankee Rebels!
The Yankee Rebels is made up by its 3 original members, Les Bayer on banjo and vocals, Dr. Dave Bressler on Mandolin and vocals, and Art Dekhayser on guitar and lead vocals. In addition, The band consists of Allen Cohen on bass and vocals, and Mark Farrell on fiddle, mandolin and vocals. They draw their material from traditional and contemporary bluegrass, as well as several original vocals and instrumentals.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

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

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 4:30 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5154871b207ae.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT