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, 03 Sep 2014 05:09:16 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[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 15, 2013

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement. Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-09-15 2013-09-15 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Row Class for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/learn-to-row-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/learn-to-row-class Date: September 15, 2013

This intensive learn-to-row session is a one-day program that takes place at the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse on the Harlem River. With our experienced coaches, participants comfortably learn the basics of sweep rowing. They start on the ergometer and quickly gain a working knowledge of the sport, including its vocabulary and equipment. Before long, participants are enjoying rowing in a stable barge or racing shell and beginning to move with ease. This session prepares participants for our longer Level 2 course, in which mastery on the water is acquired.

Row New York is a non-profit organization that empowers young people from New York City’s under-resourced communities to build strength, gain confidence, and pursue excellence through the unique sport of rowing.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2013-09-15 2013-09-15 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8563, -73.9217 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5229f125a74ac.jpg Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/flow13 Date: September 15, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/catch-release-fishing Date: September 15, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: September 15, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles, and explore the Hudson River first hand. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are needed which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit The Downtown Boathouse website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Met Pool Health Screening Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/met-pool-health-screening-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/met-pool-health-screening-day Date: September 15, 2013

Join us for a day of great healthy living information and services like blood pressure and glucose readings.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 599-5707

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 15, 2013

Kripalu Yoga is a system of hatha yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill Date: September 15, 2013

Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga. Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, your breath and your mind/body/spirit. Classes are led by Neem Dewji, certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

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 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: September 15, 2013

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving and team-building right in your own backyard.

For the month of August, pre-registration is required for free Sunday programs. For September through November, admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals and families only. Ages 8 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6034

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 10:00 am 1:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/birding-for-families Date: September 15, 2013

Take the kids on a walk through one of New York City’s richest bird habitats — the North Woods. Learn how to spot and identify our feathered neighbors in their natural surroundings as you are guided by the NYC Audubon Society and a Conservancy Discovery Guide. Binoculars available to borrow, limited to 20 participants. Ages 5+.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![CDATA[33rd Annual Antique Motorcycle Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/33rd-annual-antique-motorcycle-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/33rd-annual-antique-motorcycle-show Date: September 15, 2013

This show will include a display of various makes and models of motorcycles that have been out of production 10 years or more. Music, farmhouse tours, hayrides, and food will provide fun for the entire family.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: September 15, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bryant-park-chess Date: September 15, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/food-truck-rally1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/food-truck-rally1 Date: September 15, 2013

The food trucks are back. Head to Grand Army Plaza on the first and third Sunday to sample treats from New York’s best food trucks. Exceptions: May 19 and September 1; Food Truck Rally will take place on May 26 and September 8 instead.

All trucks are members of the New York City Food Truck Association.

Participating trucks (varies at each rally):

Andy's Italian ices

Mexicue

Red Hook Lobster Pound

Big D's Grub Truck

Miami Food Machine

Rickshaw

Chinese Mirch

Mike n willies

Souvlaki Gr

COOLHAUS

Milk Truck

TAIM MOBILE

Eddies pizza

Morris Grilled Cheese

The Treats Truck

gorilla cheese nyc

Mud Truck

Toum

Green Pirate Juice Truck

Nuchas

Valduccis Pizza

Kelvin Slush

palenque

Van Leeuwen

Kimchi Taco Truck

Phil's Steaks

Wafels & Dinges

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165d9deb0b09.png Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 15, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bryant-park-games Date: September 15, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 15, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 15, 2013

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one's health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![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

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 103rd Entrance (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 40.8005, -73.9716 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![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

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 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 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 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 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 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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M010 Central Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![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 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 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 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 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

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B058 McCarren Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 1:00 pm 40.7214, -73.9505 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![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

End time:

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 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 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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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.859, -73.9349 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![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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R088 High Rock Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![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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2013-09-15 2013-09-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![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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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![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 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 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 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: September 15, 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 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 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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M010 Central Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:09:16 EDT