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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:50:59 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[Big Apple Circus Presents: Legendarium - A Journey into Circus Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/big-apple-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/big-apple-circus Date: May 25, 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: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: Parking Lot

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<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/archery Date: May 25, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus and develop patience and a great way to 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: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0972

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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<![CDATA[Build a Birdfeeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/build-a-birdfeeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/build-a-birdfeeder Date: May 25, 2013

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) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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<![CDATA[Historic New York: The World's Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair Date: May 25, 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: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 846-2731

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House-2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: May 25, 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 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:50:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Live Presentation: Reptiles & Amphibians of the Lower Hudson Valley at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/live-presentation-reptiles-amphibians-of-the-lower-hudson-valley-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/live-presentation-reptiles-amphibians-of-the-lower-hudson-valley-at-wave-hill Date: May 25, 2013

Did you know that a variety of snakes, toads, turtles and salamanders reside in Riverdale? Learn about the life cycles, diets, habitats and incredible adaptations of these secretive animals, with an environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Meet some live reptiles and amphibians that you might see at Wave Hill if you knew where to look.

Ages 6 and up welcome with an adult. Registration recommended.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 2:00 pm 40.8979, -73.9111 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516f069e03ffb.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:51:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Barrier Painting Design Competition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/rockaway-barrier-painting-design-competition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/rockaway-barrier-painting-design-competition Date: May 25, 2013

Please join us at the Dome to view the proposals and cast your vote for the Rockaway Barrier Painting Design Competition! The barriers will be placed along Shore Front Parkway from Beach 74th to Beach 107th Street to protect bicyclists and pedestrians. Volunteers will help paint designs on the barriers later this summer.

For more information, please visit our website.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 94th Street and Shore Front Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/big-apple-circus1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/big-apple-circus1 Date: May 25, 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: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: Parking Lot

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<![CDATA[Sunset Ecology Cruise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/sunset-ecology-cruise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/sunset-ecology-cruise Date: May 25, 2013

Join us aboard the "Golden Sunshine" for our annual cruise along the backwaters of Jamaica Bay. See nesting egrets, herons, ibis, peregrine falcon and osprey.
The cruise includes a 3-hour narrated tour plus wine & cheese, fruit and snacks. Call or email to make a reservation.
Leaders: Mickey Cohen, Don Riepe. This is a partnership program with Gateway NRA,NYC Audubon and the American Littoral Society.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 371-8577

Location: Pier 4 (in Sheepshead Bay Piers)

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B393 Sheepshead Bay Piers 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5837, -73.9436 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515c3c704a170.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:51:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 25, 2013

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, 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: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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