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 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:34:14 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[Historic New York: Brooklyn Brews]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/historic-new-york-brooklyn-brews http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/historic-new-york-brooklyn-brews Date: September 14, 2013

Today’s Brooklyn breweries are the descendents of a proud tradition of local brewing. Travel back in time with us, as we walk the streets that were once home to NYC’s beer empire. Space is limited. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 4.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Bushwick and Montrose Avenues

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<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/birding Date: September 14, 2013

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:34:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbia Waterfront Community Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/columbia-waterfront-community-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/columbia-waterfront-community-garden-walk Date: September 14, 2013

Please join the Brooklyn, Columbia Street neighborhood for a garden walk, visiting several community gardens in the area. The garden walk will be docent-led, with each garden giving a small talk about their particular garden. The route will include seven community gardens: Human Compass, Amazing Garden, Summit Street Garden, Pirate's Cove Garden, Backyard Garden, Urban Meadow, and South Brooklyn Children's Garden. We expect the walk to last around 1 hr 30 min. The Columbia Street neighborhood is also having its street fair that day. The garden walk will start at the Human Compass Garden, which is at the corner of Sacket and Columbia Streets in Brooklyn.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 270-1023

Location: Human Compass Garden

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<![CDATA[It's My Park Design Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/its-my-park-design-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/its-my-park-design-carnival Date: September 14, 2013

Come help us imagine the future of Faber Park at our Community Design Carnival! There will be games and activities for the whole family and folks can learn how to get involved in future improvements in Faber Park. We will have food and prizes for all so don't miss this great event!

All Activities in english and spanish.

Faber Park is one of the hidden jewels of the Staten Island North Shore waterfront. Located along the Kill Van Kull and at the foot of the Bayonne Bridge, the views of the working waterfront are unlike any other in the City. Come learn all about it on September 14.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6409, -74.1358 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:34:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 14, 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 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:34:14 EDT
<![CDATA[(faux)H Urban Homesteading Workshops: Canning and Food Preservation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/fauxh-urban-homesteading-workshops-canning-and-food-preservation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/fauxh-urban-homesteading-workshops-canning-and-food-preservation Date: September 14, 2013

(faux)H is a series of six hands-on workshops held at the Wyckoff farmhouse Museum, exploring traditional farm based skills: hand sewing, natural dying and preservation. Employing dye plants and crops grown on the Wyckoff farm, situated in the middle Brooklyn, (faux)H will be a collaborative experiment in the lost art of learning-by-doing. Join artist, Lisa Sikorski on a journey of learning about the slow process of making by hand and from the earth. Workshops are suitable for participants ages 13 and up.

Preserving the Harvest: You worked hard all spring and summer, tilling, sowing, weeding and pruning. Now is the time to reap what you sow before it goes to seed. We will cover basic ways to preserve what you’ve grown in the garden for the long winter ahead: drying, canning, freezing, pickling. Additionally, we will extend the uses of your bounty by looking at alternative ways to use your herbs and spices in the kitchen and around the house.

Participants may sign up for one or all workshops. For more information about the program or to register email.

(faux)H Workshop Series:

  • Hand Sewing & Embroidery: May 11 and June 8, 10am-12:30pm
  • Natural Dying: July 13 and August 10, 12-3pm
  • Preserving the Harvest: September 14 and October 5, 12-3pm

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ea0d4c9e08.pdf Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:34:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Reading, Writing & ‘Rithmetic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/handson-history-reading-writing-rithmetic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/handson-history-reading-writing-rithmetic Date: September 14, 2013

September is back to school time! Discover what school was like 200 years ago and what Rufus King read in his library. Learn how to write with a quill pen and make your own book. For more information visit www.kingmanor.org

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5207df55ab054.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:34:14 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: September 14, 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 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:34:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 14, 2013

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Tickets available for purchase onsite. Space is limited. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in and audio equipment set up. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d719068aaab.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:34:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/forest-crew-training-session Date: September 14, 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 volunteer@nyrp.org.

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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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:34:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red Lighthouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/little-red-lighthouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/little-red-lighthouse Date: September 14, 2013

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, 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: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Fort Washington Park

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8561, -73.9405 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:34:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot Date: September 14, 2013

Musical Directions and the legendary NYC DJ Herbert Holler bring you a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures & music lovers of all ages. Soulful House music is the cornerstone of this public dance party, blended with classic R&B, disco, funk, soul, and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:34:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/recycletoart Date: September 14, 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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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:34:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill Date: September 14, 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]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/indieballet-collaborative http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/indieballet-collaborative Date: September 14, 2013

On Saturdays throughout the month of September, the New York Restoration Project 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 14 at 2 pm

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

Activities - 2pm: yoga | 3pm: creative movement workshop for kids of all ages | 4pm: improv workshop with live music | 5:30-6:30pm: performance by Indie-Ballet Collaborative & reception, with musical performance by Silas Fermoy

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Garden

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<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade Date: September 14, 2013

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7059d80378.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:34:14 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: September 14, 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 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:34:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/family-camping Date: September 14, 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 nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 4.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-3467

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.8516, -73.8266 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:34:14 EDT