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, 24 Apr 2014 21:04:19 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[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents "Little Red's Hood"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: May 19, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: St. Catherine's Park

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M079 St. Catherine's Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 12:00 pm 40.7652, -73.9587 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b091466e89.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Week Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/bronx-week-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/bronx-week-tours Date: May 19, 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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2013-05-19 2013-05-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 19, 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 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Redesign Javits Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/discover-science-in-javits-playground-with-storefront-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/discover-science-in-javits-playground-with-storefront-science Date: May 19, 2013

Want a chance to re-design Javits Playground? Join Dr. Leonisa Ardizzone of Storefront Science and use math, science and engineering to measure, plot and design your own improvements to our local park.

Limit of 15 children. You must pre-register.

Register in advance by emailing below with "Register" in the subject line and in the body of the e-mail the parent/guardian name, child's name and age and the best e-mail to reach you back at.

Appropriate for ages 7-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Jacob Javits Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.859, -73.9349 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/saltwater-fishing Date: May 19, 2013

Mastering any new skill requires practice and patience. Fishing programs help develop these skills while connecting you with nature. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/seining Date: May 19, 2013

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Today wildlife viewing is recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing activities. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 40.7895, -73.7821 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: May 19, 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). This a a moderate level event. 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) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 40.6674, -73.9726 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/kids-insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/kids-insect-exploration Date: May 19, 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: (718) 378-2061

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/family-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/family-scavenger-hunt Date: May 19, 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: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Investigations: Cicada or Not, Here We Go]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/insect-investigations-cicada-or-not-here-we-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/insect-investigations-cicada-or-not-here-we-go Date: May 19, 2013

Hike and search the forest floor in search of six (or more) legged wonders. Learn what all the buzz about the 17-year periodic Magicicada is all about, and look and listen for brood II cicadas. Also, learn about some of the other insects who will be leaping, buzzing, and humming later this summer: grasshoppers, crickets, katydids, and more. This program is suitable for ages 7 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Actions Workshop--Ripple Effect: On Painting Water at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/creative-actions-workshopripple-effect-on-painting-water-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/creative-actions-workshopripple-effect-on-painting-water-at-wave-hill Date: May 19, 2013

Engage in a creative dialogue with your surroundings guided by professional artists working in various media. Join artist Wennie Huang in this watercolor workshop focusing on techniques that capture the elusive, translucent and reflective qualities of water. Working off the inverted landscape mirrored in the Aquatic Garden, experiment with wet-on-wet washes, glazing and brushwork to suggest the rippling effect of water. Registration recommended, online at our website below, by calling or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Drop-ins welcome as space allows.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x232

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House-2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: May 19, 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 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/its-my-park-day-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/its-my-park-day-at-inwood-hill-park Date: May 19, 2013

On It's My Park Day, come out to help the Friends of the Indian Road Playground spruce up the garden adjacent to the playground. Help is needed with spreading mulch, debris removal and planting.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 751-6652

Location: Indian Road Playground (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8714, -73.9199 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Luther Gulick Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/its-my-park-day-at-luther-gulick-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/its-my-park-day-at-luther-gulick-playground Date: May 19, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Friends of Gulick Park to spruce up the park. They will be doing a big spring cleaning of the park and planting.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Luther Gulick Playground

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M065 Luther Gulick Playground 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7159, -73.9819 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: May 19, 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 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/512cf7fddfa51.JPG Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents "Little Red's Hood"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 Date: May 19, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: St. Catherine's Park

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M079 St. Catherine's Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 2:00 pm 40.7652, -73.9587 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b091466e89.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Overlook Concerts at Riverside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/overlook-concerts-at-riverside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/overlook-concerts-at-riverside-park Date: May 19, 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 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8093, -73.9669 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Fungi Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/spring-fungi-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/spring-fungi-walk Date: May 19, 2013

Come and see the diversity of fungi that grow in the park. We will be finding Polypores, Crust fungi and Ascomycetes which thrive in the early spring weather. Given the evanescent nature of fungi, it is difficult to know what species will be fruiting during our visit. Inwood Hill Park may be hiding fungi species not yet discovered!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.87, -73.9211 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT
<![CDATA[The Old Stone House and Light and Sound Concerts Present: Miguel Frasconi Glass Instrument Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/the-old-stone-house-and-light-and-sound-concerts-present-miguel-frasconi-glass-instrument-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/the-old-stone-house-and-light-and-sound-concerts-present-miguel-frasconi-glass-instrument-concert Date: May 19, 2013

Join us for our spring season of Light & Sound Concerts, the innovative classical concert series produced by Julianne Klopotic.

Miguel Frasconi uses electronics and an instrumentarium of glass objects to create music from a uniquely imagined tradition. His glass instruments are struck, blown, stroked, smashed, and otherwise coaxed into vibration. Miguel has worked closely with composers John Cage, Jon Hassell, James Tenney, Morton Subotnick, and has collaborated with many choreographers, including Alonzo King and modern dance pioneer Anna Halprin. He was a founding member of The Glass Orchestra, the internationally renowned new music ensemble featuring all glass instruments. Frasconi is a member of Ne(x)tworks, one of NYC’s leading new music ensemble, and teaches at Bard College where he directs the Bard Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk).
Performance Dates:
  • Friday, May 17 @ 8 pm
  • Sunday, May 19 @ 3 pm
  • Community/Family Concert: Sunday May 19 @ 2 pm
Community/Family Concerts are 40 minutes

Start time: 3:00 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 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 3:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51548d27cddea.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus Presents: Legendarium - A Journey into Circus Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/big-apple-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/big-apple-circus Date: May 19, 2013

Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze. A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise. An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors. A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability. The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop. The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks. A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms. Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts. Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks. And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It’s all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages.

The Big Top is air–conditioned in warm weather. The show runs for just over 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.

Call or visit our website to purchase tickets early. The Circus Box Office, located in front of the Big Top at Cunningham Park, will open Saturday, May 18th Tues–Fri, 10am–8pm; Sat–Mon, 10am–6pm. For groups of 15 people or more or for inquiries about wheelchair–accessible seating or for any additional information please call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: Parking Lot

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2013-05-19 2013-05-19 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7309, -73.7739 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EDT