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 Apr 2014 07:39:02 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[Nature Exploration Hike: Ethnobotany (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/nature-exploration-hike-ethnobotany-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/nature-exploration-hike-ethnobotany-light Date: September 15, 2013

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

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Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 103rd Entrance (in Riverside Park)

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<![CDATA[The Hills and Dales of the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/the-hills-and-dales-of-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/the-hills-and-dales-of-the-greenbelt Date: September 15, 2013

On this vigorous, long distance hike, we will climb Moses Mountain and Heyerdahl Hill and descend into the valley of Buck’s Hollow. Giant trees, migrating birds, and majestic views await to be discovered.

Space is limited. Register on Thursday, September 5.

Start time: 11:00 am

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Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:39:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/meditation-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/meditation-at-wave-hill Date: September 15, 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 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:39:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 15, 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 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:39:02 EDT
<![CDATA[A Clearing in the Forest: Enchanted Dances of the Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/a-clearing-in-the-forest-enchanted-dances-of-the-forest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/a-clearing-in-the-forest-enchanted-dances-of-the-forest Date: September 15, 2013

Travel to a fantastic world through Balinese and Spanish dances with epic animal and insect characters weaving tales set in the enchanted forest of Central Park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: September 15, 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 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:39:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past Date: September 15, 2013

Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few 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) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7130f2fa37.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:39:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/scavenger-hunt Date: September 15, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/freshwater-fishing Date: September 15, 2013

Mastering any new skill requires practice and patience. Fishing programs help develop these skills while connecting you with nature. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Kissena Playground (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 1:00 pm 40.7497, -73.803 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:39:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Redesign Javits Playground Using Science and Math: Registration Closed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/redesigning-javits-playground-using-science-and-math http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/redesigning-javits-playground-using-science-and-math Date: September 15, 2013

We have met capacity for this event and registration is closed to those wh ohave not already RSVP'd. Check back to the event calendar for more science and nature adventures for kids.

Join Dr. Leonisa Ardizzone of Storefront Science and use math, science and engineering to measure, plot and design your own improvements to our local playground.

Appropriate for ages 7-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jacob Javits Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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<![CDATA[NYS Nature Trivia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/nys-nature-trivia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/nys-nature-trivia Date: September 15, 2013

Did you know that we have an official state reptile and it can be found right here in the Greenbelt? Learn about other state symbols and where they can be found. Then take a short walk in search of state symbols and related species. Suitable to ages 6 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Fall Sessions - Session 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/hsbc-childrens-garden-fall-sessions-session-1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/hsbc-childrens-garden-fall-sessions-session-1 Date: September 15, 2013

The leaves changing color doesn't signal the end of discovery at QBG. Explore QBG's beautiful Herb Garden while learning about the many uses of these plants. Make an herb craft to take home. We have 4 special sessions -- register for just one or all. Go to the QBG website for more information and to register.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 237

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Opening Reception for Fall Exhibitions at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/opening-reception-for-fall-exhibitions-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/opening-reception-for-fall-exhibitions-at-wave-hill Date: September 15, 2013

Join us for a reception marking the opening of Wave Hill’s fall exhibitions, Tandem Pursuits: Armor & Ichthyology, which celebrates the interests of former Wave Hill House resident Bashford Dean and Sunroom Project Space installations by Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows Onyedika Chuke and Francisco Donoso.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walks at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/garden-highlights-walks-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/garden-highlights-walks-at-wave-hill Date: September 15, 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 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521e209f1f97e.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:39:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 15, 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 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: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:39:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bowery Presents: ALT-J (SOLD OUT)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bowery-presents-altj-sold-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bowery-presents-altj-sold-out Date: September 15, 2013

Doors: 6:00 PM

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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