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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:04:59 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[Gallery Tour at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill Date: September 10, 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[Knitting-Intermediate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/knittingintermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/knittingintermediate Date: September 10, 2013

Learn to double knit. Must be proficient in reading directions. Bring two balls of contrasting colored, worsted weight, cotton yarn and a pair of #6 knitting needles.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:04:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Spoken Word 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/spoken-word-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/spoken-word-101 Date: September 10, 2013

This series is facilitated by Taino poet/story teller, Bobby Gonzalez. The series ends September 10th, with a public reading of works by participants of the class. Each session willo include poems of Edgar Allan Poe and other known poets.

This event was funded in part by Poets and Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Street Tree Care Event with the Lower East Side Ecology Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/street-tree-care-event-with-the-lower-east-side-ecology-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/street-tree-care-event-with-the-lower-east-side-ecology-center Date: September 10, 2013

Join the Lower East Side Ecology Center to help care for new street trees in Manhattan!

Have you noticed the work going on around the street trees above 10th Street from Avenue A over to Avenue D? Our trees are getting their beds extended to be able to soak up more water, getting tree guards to protect them, and a thick layer of mulch to protect the soil. Join us to help beautify these new tree beds by planting ground cover plants and flowering bulbs. Please dress to dig in! All ages welcome and tools will be provided.

Please register for this event.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 477-4022

Location: Sauer Park (in Joseph C. Sauer Park)

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M113 Joseph C. Sauer Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7282, -73.9797 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:04:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Gateway National Recreation Area General Management Plan Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/gateway-national-recreation-area-general-management-plan-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/gateway-national-recreation-area-general-management-plan-open-house Date: September 10, 2013

The National Park Service is inviting the public to comment on the Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Gateway National Recreation Area at the final open house at Jamaica Bay on Sept. 10.

Gateway is at a crossroads and a new vision is necessary to shape the park’s future. The Draft General Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) will help park managers focus on what is most important in carrying out a new 20-year vision for Gateway and the mission of the National Park Service.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 354-4568

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.619, -73.8264 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:04:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/computer-resource-center-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/computer-resource-center-open-house Date: September 10, 2013

Everyone is welcome at the Computer Resource Center Open House at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center!

The Open House is free for Recreation Center members and non-members of all ages. Visit for an opportunity to learn about DigitalWork NYC, RECYouth: REEL Education for Youth and multimedia computer classes!

Visitors without a Recreation Center membership will be given a free, one-day pass while supplies last.

For more information on the programs on offer, click on the DigitalWork NYC and RECYouth webpages.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:04:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 10, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Canning & Preserving the Harvest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/greenthumb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/greenthumb Date: September 10, 2013

Enjoy the bounty of the growing season and learn to preserve your harvest! Join Just Food trainers as they demonstrate how to preserve your cucumbers, create fruit jams, and enjoy the harvest all year long.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Just Food (www.justfood.org/cityfarms/workshops).

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: East End Community Garden

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<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/green-team Date: September 10, 2013

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week. The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:04:59 EDT
<![CDATA[AEG Presents: Matisyahu and Rebelution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/aeg-presents-matisyahu-and-rebelution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/aeg-presents-matisyahu-and-rebelution Date: September 10, 2013

Doors: 5:00 PM

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: DigitalWork NYC at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/open-house-digitalwork-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/open-house-digitalwork-nyc Date: September 10, 2013

DigitalWorks NYC is a program for people ages 16 to 26 who are not employed or in school and are able to commit to spending 20 hours a week participating in the ten week program. DigitalWorks NYC teaches partipants about MS Office or Adobe CS6 and helps participants find jobs. Not only is it free, but participants receive a free laptop and a free one-year membership to city recreation centers.

Join the Open House at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for an opportunity to apply for the DigitalWork NYC program! Visit the DigitalWork NYC webpage for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: September 10, 2013

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:04:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: September 10, 2013

Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Tuesday Tours are free hour-long walking tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.

Tuesday Tours take place weekly between Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, September 24.

Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to guarantee a spot.

Tuesday Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by noon.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:04:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/pilates-fitness-guru Date: September 10, 2013

The Fitness Guru (aka Michael Feigin) is back in the park for Pilates Mat classes overlooking the New York Harbor. Learn to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso. Pilates is designed to restore the natural curvature of the spine while rebalancing the muscles around the joints.

A few notes:

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm each evening.
  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available first come first served - with valid ID).
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:04:59 EDT