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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:35:54 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 Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 18, 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 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Street Tree M12]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-street-tree-m12 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-street-tree-m12 Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, come out to Inwood to help maintain the neighborhood's street trees with the Rose Court Tenant Association. Volunteers are needed to clean and rake debris from street tree pits and to plant annuals and perennials.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 373-5701

Location: Street Tree M12

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8645, -73.924 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-vincent-f-albano-jr-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-vincent-f-albano-jr-playground Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Friends of Albano Park as they spruce up their lovely local park. Help clean-up and plant to make the park look great for the summer. There will be kids activities too.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Vincent F Albano Jr Playground (in Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground)

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M265 Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.742, -73.9785 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day: Go Green! Greenpoint Earth Day festival at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-mccarren-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join Town Square Inc. at the 6th annual Go Green! Greenpoint Earth Day festival. Go Green! Greenpoint Earth Day brings the entire community together to celebrate and build a sustainable environment for a clean future. They will host projects, science exhibits, educational displays, enviro-friendly merchandise, health & wellness tips, kids' activities, live music & performances.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: Vincent V Abate Playground (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7213, -73.9498 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[May Play Days at the Beach 108 Rink]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/may-play-days-at-the-rink http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/may-play-days-at-the-rink Date: May 18, 2013

Queens Recreation is bringing mobile units for kids to enjoy. The Skate Mobile offers lessons and activities in in-line skating. The program provides helmets and safety equipment as well as basic instruction for all ability levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: May 18, 2013

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[On A Wing: Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/on-a-wing-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/on-a-wing-family-festival Date: May 18, 2013

Get up close and personal with birds of prey as they fly under your arms in the Tunnel of Talons. Discover more about the birds of NYC and spot them in Central Park on a guided bird walk. Learn about Monarch butterflies and make all sorts of winged beings at the craft exhibit! Activities facilitated by Talons! Birds of Prey, Urban Park Rangers and NYC Audubon Society.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Week Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bronx-week-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bronx-week-tours Date: May 18, 2013

Celebrate beauty in the Bronx with free guided tours throughout the day. Tours start at quarter past the hour.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 18, 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 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-claremont-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join New Settlement's Bronx Helpers in a park clean-up and beautification project. Activities will include projects that promote park stewardship. Projects will include Leave No Trace principles. Planting will take place around the flagpole and spreading mulch in the tree pits.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)716-8000

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9072 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Tappen Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-tappen-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-tappen-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnerships in our spring cleaning & planting at Tappen Park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 757-8851

Location: Village Hall (in Tappen Park)

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R028 Tappen Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6266, -74.0778 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Sara D. Roosevelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the volunteers helping prepare the garden for summer. There is cleaning to be done and children can help plant the flowers. Come along and enjoy this wonderful garden in Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: M'finda Kalunga Community Garden (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.721, -73.9919 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Peretz Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-peretz-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-peretz-square Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Friends of Peretz Square for their spring clean-up day, as they plant flowers for all walking Houston Street to enjoy.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-6607

Location: Peretz Square

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M123 Peretz Square 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.723, -73.9876 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at John F. Murray Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-john-f-murray-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-john-f-murray-playground Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join STOKED at John F. Murray Playground. The group will be cleaning the playground area, painting the handball court and the park benches.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 710-3600

Location: Murray Playground

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Q141 Murray Playground 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7472, -73.9488 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/forest-crew-training-session Date: May 18, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/family-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/family-nature-crafts Date: May 18, 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. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s weekend. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House-2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: May 18, 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 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/freshkills-park-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/freshkills-park-hike-moderate Date: May 18, 2013

Yearn for adventure? Join the Freshkills Park Staff as we hike areas we are developing into new parkland on Staten Island. This hike will bring you behind the scenes into natural sections of the park typically restricted from public access to introduce you to the beauty of the hills and creeks in Freshkills Park. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the park development while getting out in nature and staying in shape.

Limited space available. Register by email.

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape.

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). This hike includes elevations with gravel and dirt terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water, sunscreen, and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Wilde & Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5901, -74.1886 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51816b3f983e4.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-washington-square-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, neighborhood residents will be coming out to do a spring clean and do some planting.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0297

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7312, -73.9971 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Sara D. Roosevelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park1 Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, the Sara D. Roosevelt Park coalition members invite you to help do a clean-up and planting in the park. They are also offering a bike repair workshop. The Coalition invites you to suggest ideas about the future of the park and its use through some fun activities. Come along and get involved in your local park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Sara D Roosevelt Park (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7217, -73.9916 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Wildflower Week Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/nyc-wildflower-week-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/nyc-wildflower-week-tour Date: May 18, 2013

Check out our native plants in bloom. Discover natives in the woodland and perennial gardens and the beautiful fragrance walk with Fred Gerber, QBG's Director Emeritus of Education. See the Green Roof and the native plants around our Visitor & Administration Building--LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Essential Herbs Container Workshop at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/essential-herbs-container-workshop-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/essential-herbs-container-workshop-at-wave-hill Date: May 18, 2013

You don’t need a plot of land to grow your own herbs. Fill a pot with a selection of culinary herbs for your garden, terrace or rooftop, with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer. Care instructions, helpful info, plants and all other materials provided.

Registration is required online, by phone, or at the Perkins Visitior Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 ext. 305

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Week Lecture: Highlights of the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bronx-week-lecture-highlights-of-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bronx-week-lecture-highlights-of-the-bronx Date: May 18, 2013

Join the Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan as he talks about the borough’s important moments throughout its history.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 579-4239

Location: Bronx Public Library at Kingsbridge Road

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 2:30 pm 40.8632, -73.8944 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Owls and Falcons and Skunks, Oh My!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/owls-and-falcons-and-skunks-oh-my http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/owls-and-falcons-and-skunks-oh-my Date: May 18, 2013

Bobby and Kathy Horvath of WINORR (Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation) bring a wonderful assortment of rescued owls, other birds of prey, and animals for visitors to meet first hand. Registration requested.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 3:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Coast Swing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing Date: May 18, 2013

West Coast Swing combines elements of Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Salsa, and straight up booty-shakin', with lots of room for improvisation. It can be danced to pop, blues, rock, hip-hop, R&B, country, soul, and just about everything in between, and has gained a large following worldwide.

Join West Coast Swing enthusiasts to dance from 6-9pm and get a free lesson from 7 pm - 7:45 pm.

Performance Dates:

  • May 18
  • June 8
  • July 13
  • August 31
  • September 28

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Corseted: An Immersive Theater Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/corseted-an-immersive-theater-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/corseted-an-immersive-theater-experience Date: May 18, 2013

Break down museum barriers as you make Morris-Jumel your home and become part of the action in this immersive theatrical event. Talk, tweet, sit & sip tea with the 8 “Loves of Aaron Burr.” Be ready to expect the unexpected!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51361b6b383ca.JPG Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:35:54 EDT