NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:26:49 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 <![CDATA[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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<![CDATA[Author Talk and Book Signing: Defiant Brides]]> 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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<![CDATA[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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<![CDATA[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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