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, 31 Jul 2014 22:09:35 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[Celebrating Our Seniors - A Walk Through Time]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/celebrating-our-seniors-a-walk-through-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/celebrating-our-seniors-a-walk-through-time Date: September 8, 2013

Celebrating Our Seniors is a citywide family-fun day that tells the story of New York through the eyes of its longest lived citizens, our seniors. It’s a time to honor the beauty of intergenerational relationships. Join this afternoon of oral histories, crafts, interactive activities, music, and dance. All ages are welcome.

Looking to the past to honor the present, the highlight of the day is the celebratory “Walk Through Time.” This pre-set path highlights the New York experience one decade at a time starting with the 1940’s. Come tell us your story and share it with other generations.

You can participate in as much or as little of the event as you like, at your own leisure. Advance registration is free. Sign up today at: www.anyf.org/celebrateseniors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521d095ae8810.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:09:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/meditation-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/meditation-at-wave-hill Date: September 8, 2013

This fall, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation. Each session includes instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meditation. Led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors. All levels welcome. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:09:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 8, 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 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:09:35 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: September 8, 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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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:09:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/seneca-village Date: September 8, 2013

Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org 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: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:09:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: 11th Annual West Side County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-11th-annual-west-side-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-11th-annual-west-side-county-fair Date: September 8, 2013

Enjoy county fair magic in Manhattan and celebrate the change of seasons with carnival rides and games, live bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, reptile shows, greenmarket, and “Green Acre” environmental corner, with hands-on activities for kids about environmental awareness, green living, and animal care.

On the Main Stage: Paleface, Tumbling Bones, The Second Hands, and Laura Dunn and the Ghosts of Xmas Past

On the Plaza: Sideshow and aerial acts by The Lady Circus.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b0a7a719006.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:09:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/hawk-watch Date: September 8, 2013

The old Pelham Bay landfill remains closed to the public, making it a great place to watch migrating birds of prey. Join a small group of fellow birders as we go in search of these avian hunters.

Space is limited. Register on Thursday, August 29.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-3467

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:09:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New York: Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/revolutionary-new-york-fort-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/revolutionary-new-york-fort-greene Date: September 8, 2013

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and manmade, in our city’s long history.

Park history programs tell the story of your favorite parks from the past to their future.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:09:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walks at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/garden-highlights-walks-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/garden-highlights-walks-at-wave-hill Date: September 8, 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 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521e209f1f97e.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:09:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Exhibition Opening: EAF13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/fall-exhibition-opening-eaf13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/fall-exhibition-opening-eaf13 Date: September 8, 2013

Socrates is pleased to announce the opening of its fall exhibition featuring the latest works of 15 artists to watch.

In EAF13: 2013 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, 15 new commissions will be on view, each responding very specifically to the park’s unique waterfront, urban environment with conceptual and formal artworks that are visually compelling, subtly mysterious and, at times, provocative. Local and global subjects are presented along side one and other, with topics such as the history, ecology, and panorama of the park confronting broader topics of international politics, militarization, and culture. Rather than being a zeitgeist or thematic exhibition, each artist has a distinct artwork (and in some cases performance) that embodies his or her innovative exploration of sculpture in the public sphere.

This exhibition features the collective works of the park’s 2013 Emerging Artists Fellows, each chosen through a rigorous application process; the 2013 Fellows are: Thordis Adalsteinsdottir; Diann Bauer; Michael DeLucia; Tamara Johnson; Anthony Heinz May; David McQueen; Kenneth Pietrobono; Aida Sehovic; Sandy Smith; Edouard Steinhauer; Christopher Taylor; Justin Randolph Thompson; Hong-An Truong; Gustabo Velazquez; and Myung Gyun You.

The exhibition opening will take place at Socrates Sculpture Park from 2-6:00PM, and will include:

- 4:00-5:00PM -- Participatory obstacle challenge by Aida Sehovic

- 5:00-5:30PM -- Brutus Jones performance by Justin Randolph Thompson

EAF13 will remain on view through March 31, 2014.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521cddf2408a6.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:09:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to Cool: Paper Bead Bracelets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/back-to-cool-paper-bead-bracelets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/back-to-cool-paper-bead-bracelets Date: September 8, 2013

Join us for a fun-filled workshop where everyday materials are transformed into an eco-chic accessory for your back-to-school- wardrobe. No experience necessary; we'll show you what to do. Suitable for ages 7 and up. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.5839, -74.1254 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:09:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/northern-forts-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/northern-forts-tour Date: September 8, 2013

History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The route involves many hills and stairs.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7085306175.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:09:35 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: September 8, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:09:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Verdi Square Festival of the Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/verdi-square-festival-of-the-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/verdi-square-festival-of-the-arts Date: September 8, 2013

The Verdi Square Festival of the Arts kicks off its celebration of Verdi’s 200th birthday with a concert of his arias performed by students from the New England Conservatory. All are welcome to attend.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Verdi Square

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M097 Verdi Square 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7792, -73.9815 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:09:35 EDT