NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:14:52 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 <![CDATA[Back To School Festival]]> Date: September 7, 2013

Spend a free fun-filled afternoon before going back to school. There will be rides, games, crafts, giveaways, and more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

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

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<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> Date: September 7, 2013

This working collection is significant for the practical information, aesthetic guidance, and reading pleasure it gave early members. On view during public hours: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> Date: September 7, 2013

Visit an area of the Park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email to schedule a custom tour.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, check our Events Calendar.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> Date: September 7, 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

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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<![CDATA[NYC Parks GreenThumb’s Annual Harvest Fair 2013]]> Date: September 7, 2013

NYC Parks GreenThumb invites our gardeners, friends, and family to join us for our Annual Harvest Fair, a day of celebration and fun-filled activities for the whole family! There will be live entertainment with Sergio Batista and Salvador Dominguez & Bambo Yo, a harvest competition, hands-on activities for the children, hula hoop game challenges, face painting, a piñata and the NYC Parks Play Mobile, raffle prizes, music and dance and a domino tournament. There will also be workshops on learning about the environment and gardening, with a cooking demonstration and food samplings by Harlem Seed and pretzels from UTZ Participation.

Workshops include "Working with Kids in a Community Garden," "Make Your Own Soap with Garden Supplies," "Growing Food in Containers," and an outdoor yoga class.

Melissa Cebollero, Director of Health and Human Services Office of the Bronx Borough President, will be the guest speaker.

GreenThumb will provide bus service for Brooklyn gardeners/guests on a first come first served basis please contact Dyanne Norris at (212) 442-0155 to be added to the list. The two location will be:

• Bus # 1 Thomas Jefferson High School- 400 Pennsylvania Ave, Between Dumont & Blake avenues Brooklyn

• Bus # 2 Boys & Girls HIGH School 1700 Fulton St. between Utica Ave. & Malcolm X Blvd Brooklyn

GreenThumb staff will welcome gardeners and guests at each site.

Co-sponsored by Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ranaqua Park

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<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> Date: September 7, 2013

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. For kids and adults. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Gallery Tour at Wave Hill]]> Date: September 7, 2013

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of Wave Hill’s summer exhibition, Bronx Calling: the 2nd AIM Biennial, which features the cutting-edge artwork by NYC-area emerging artists, as well as an installation in the Sunroom Project Space, where Jarrod Beck translates geologic processes into drawing. Mounted sculpturally, these large-scale works create an immersive environment.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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<![CDATA[Arts in the Gardens]]> Date: September 7, 2013

On Saturdays throughout the month of September, NYRP and Indie Ballet Collaborative are partnering to bring unique programming to two of NYRP’s Brooklyn Community Gardens, as part of commitment to activating outdoor spaces and encouraging community engagement. Two of NYRP’s gardens will host free, interactive performance-experiences by the Indie-Ballet Collaborative, an NYC-based dance company aimed to create a synergetic relationship between dance and other art forms. The dance company, founded by choreographer Ariel Asch, will engage the community in fun, family-friendly sessions that marry various forms of movement, including yoga, creative dance, and improvisation, with musical performances by local musicians.

*Please note: Outdoor events are subject to change. Please check the New York Restoration Project's online calendar for up-to-date changes.
Saturday, September 7 at 2 p.m.

NYRP’s Target Brooklyn Community Garden | 931-933 Bedford Avenue, Bed-Stuy

Activities - 2 p.m.: yoga | 3pm: creative movement workshop for kids of all ages | 4pm: improv workshop with live music | 5:30pm: reception and meet the artists

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Garden

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<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> Date: September 7, 2013

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit on Wednesday, August 28.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967.3542

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

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<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> Date: September 7, 2013

Participants will engage in yoga exercises and meditation.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-1973

Location: Tribute Park

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<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Arab Music and Dance Ensemble "Zikrayat"]]> Date: September 7, 2013

Pack a picnic snack to enjoy on the Oak Allee and take in the classical music and dance traditions of Egypt, Lebanon and the greater Arab World with Zikrayat.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Rockaway Civic Association Presents Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory]]> Date: September 7, 2013

Rockaway Civic Beach Flix is a unique experience produced by the Rockaway Civic Association for the enjoyment of all. Enjoy a screening of "Willy Wonka & The Chocalate Factory".

Movies begin at Sundown. Bring your blankets and beach chairs. Picnics are welcome and encouraged but we ask you respect our beaches and take your trash with you at the end of the evening.

Alcoholic Beverages and Smoking are not permitted.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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