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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:34:31 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: John Muir Trail (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: September 21, 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: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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<![CDATA[Nature’s Music for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/natures-music-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/natures-music-for-kids Date: September 21, 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: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/basic-canoeing Date: September 21, 2013

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can go from novice to expert in one just one summer!

This basic program is great for all skill levels, including children 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7602, -73.7581 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:34:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Inwood Park's Past with Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/delving-into-inwood-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/delving-into-inwood-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein Date: September 21, 2013

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Inwood Park.

Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87, -73.9211 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e7fc7e565ef.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:34:31 EDT
<![CDATA[John Muir Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/john-muir-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/john-muir-trail Date: September 21, 2013

This vigorous hike starts at Broadway & Mosholu Ave. with the Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 1:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:34:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: McCarren Play Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/computer-resource-center-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/computer-resource-center-open-house Date: September 21, 2013

Everyone is welcome at the Computer Resource Center Open House at McCarren Play 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: McCarren Play Center

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<![CDATA[Autumn Moon Festival at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/autumn-moon-festival-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/autumn-moon-festival-at-qbg Date: September 21, 2013

Celebrate the Autumn Moon Festival at Queens Botanical Garden with family-friendly activities and crafts including paper lantern-making (limited to first 50 participants).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-09-21 2013-09-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:34:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Breukelen Country Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/breukelen-country-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/breukelen-country-fair Date: September 21, 2013

Come celebrate Brooklyn’s rich farming history with a day of cowboys, pony rides, storytelling, face painting, art, cider pressing, sukkah building, music, food, crafts, and more. Learn about heritage seeds, hands-on composting, solar powered energy, hydroponic grow systems, natural dyeing, and colonial wampum and porcupine quillwork at New York City’s oldest house. Snap a photo in the Western Wagon Photo Booth or shake and groove with famed AfroBrazilian Samba Reggae Drummers from Batala NYC. Bring the whole family for a day of old fashioned games, traditional food cooked on the fire-pit, and down-home country fun!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:34:31 EDT
<![CDATA[What The Dinosaurs Ate: Children’s Program with Julia Attaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/what-the-dinosaurs-ate-childrens-program-with-julia-attaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/what-the-dinosaurs-ate-childrens-program-with-julia-attaway Date: September 21, 2013

Even though the dinosaurs are no longer around, that doesn’t mean that the plants they ate are extinct. Learn about the diet of everyone’s favorite prehistoric creatures. Join educator Julia Attaway in the Heather Garden to see the plants that dinosaurs ate still growing millions of years later.

For ages 4 to 8. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 1:30 pm 2:15 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ffd02cb494f.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:34:31 EDT
<![CDATA[German-American Friendship Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/germanamerican-friendship-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/germanamerican-friendship-party Date: September 21, 2013

This event follows the German-American Parade and is an Oktober-fest style party open to the general public for a modest donation at the gate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 1:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:34:31 EDT
<![CDATA[28th Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/28th-annual-international-coastal-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/28th-annual-international-coastal-cleanup-day Date: September 21, 2013

Team up with thousands of other volunteers across the world to combat pollution in our waterways and along our coastlines - it promises to be a remarkable stewardship experience.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:34:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/recycletoart Date: September 21, 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 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:34:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill Date: September 21, 2013

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of Wave Hill’s fall exhibition, Tandem Pursuits: Armor & Ichthyology, which celebrates the interests of former Wave Hill House resident Bashford Dean. Dean was Curator of Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Curator of Fish at the American Museum of Natural History. The intersection of his interest in both fish and armor provides the opportunity to bring together a remarkable group of contemporary art that explores concepts of adaptation, pattern, and protection. The tour also includes Sunroom Project Space installations by Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows Onyedika Chuke and Francisco Donoso.

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/2013/09/21/arts-in-the-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/arts-in-the-gardens Date: September 21, 2013

On Saturdays throughout the month of September, NYRP 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 21 Schedule

2:00 p.m.: yoga
3:00 p.m.: creative movement workshop for kids of all age
4:00 p.m.: improv workshop with live music
5:30 p.m.: reception and meet the artists

Saturday, September 28 Schedule

2:00 p.m.: yoga
3:00 p.m.: creative movement workshop for kids of all age
4:00 p.m.: improv workshop with live music
5:30 p.m.: performance by Indie-Ballet Collaborative & reception, with musical performance by Taylor Zaro & Maya Solovéy

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: DigitalWork NYC at McCarren Play Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/open-house-digitalwork-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/open-house-digitalwork-nyc Date: September 21, 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 McCarren Play Center for an opportunity to apply for the DigitalWork NYC program! Visit the DigitalWork NYC webpage for more information.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: McCarren Play Center

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<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past Date: September 21, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7130f2fa37.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:34:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Martha Redbone Roots Project and Pesky J. Nixon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/mad-sq-music-martha-redbone-roots-project-pesky-j-nixon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/mad-sq-music-martha-redbone-roots-project-pesky-j-nixon Date: September 21, 2013

Martha Redbone Roots Project will perform at 4:00 p.m., and Pesky J. Nixon will open at 3:00 p.m.

Time Out New York says, “Martha Redbone is a charismatic indie-soul diva whose sound is a just-right mix of retro and modern.” Redbone’s music flows equally from her father’s North Carolina gospel legacy, proudly on display in her unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements with soul and funk on her previous recordings, to her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues favored by the matriarchy that raised her. Over five years of dedication into the roots project formed the revision of the artist’s complex American heritage, as loving messages to her child heir to these roots, and a balm for audiences hungering for truth and higher meaning in these turbulent days. The Garden Of LoveThe Songs of William Blake is not the debut album of singer/songwriter/producer/artist Martha Redbone, yet it embodies a sonic rebirth and fuller flowering of her own rootsy ethos.

Pesky J. Nixon, an acoustic group full of rich harmonies, banters and grace with roots in the Boston area, takes their name from favorite Red Sox players, Johnny Pesky and Trot Nixon. Drawing influences from contemporary urban balladeers, rowdy southern bluegrass, and the sardonic yet wry wit of New England's localized folk scenes, Pesky J. Nixon (PJN) creates an atmosphere both inviting and challenging for audiences. Compelling harmonies and narratives rein in disparate instrumentation including zydeco style accordion, virtuosic mandolin, a variety of tribal percussion, and a myriad of string instrumentation. Jay Moberg of Boston's WUMB says of the group, "These guys represent what I love about music...great playing, thoughtful lyrics, and musicians who actually enjoy playing together!"

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:34:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari Date: September 21, 2013

Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out five site-specific dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South. Wear comfortable shoes. Featured choreographers include Kai Kleinbard, Ani Taj Niemann and The Dance Cartel, Emily Wexler, Built For Collapse, and NY Parkour.

Meet at the Riverside Park entrance at 68th and Riverside Blvd.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South

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2013-09-21 2013-09-21 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7782, -73.9887 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b0acfc85be7.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:34:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/family-camping Date: September 21, 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 11.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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