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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:58:51 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[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 22, 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 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal and Nature Sanctuary Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/arsenal-and-sancuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/arsenal-and-sancuary Date: September 22, 2013

Few people know that Central Park is home to an old New York State Militia Arsenal and a four-acre nature sanctuary. Take a peek behind the scenes where few people go as we explore the Hallet Nature Sanctuary and the rooftop of the Central Park Arsenal. Space is limited. Please register on Thursday, September 12.

Start time: 11:00 am

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Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 11:00 am 40.7796, -73.9694 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/kids-insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/kids-insect-exploration Date: September 22, 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: 11:00 am

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Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Bayswater Park

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 11:00 am 40.5974, -73.768 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/the-amazing-maize-maze-sponsored-by-con-edison http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/the-amazing-maize-maze-sponsored-by-con-edison Date: September 22, 2013

Enjoy getting lost in our three-acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a Stalk Talk to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/meditation-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/meditation-at-wave-hill Date: September 22, 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 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 22, 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 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Sweet Spot Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/sweet-spot-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/sweet-spot-festival Date: September 22, 2013

he Sweet Spot Festival is a series of family oriented events held around Harlem featuring music, fun activities, food and more. DJ Herbert Holler gets you dancing with disco and other classics along with guest performances. Children will enjoy participating in the various activities and workshops while you check out the vintage markets.

Dates:

  • June 16
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 14 at Pier 1
  • September 22

Start time: 12:00 pm

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Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 12:00 pm 40.8263, -73.9412 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: September 22, 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 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Native American Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/the-bronx-native-american-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/the-bronx-native-american-festival Date: September 22, 2013

Pelham Bay Park will host four hours of performances, exhibits, arts and crafts, delicious food, storytelling, nature programs, and more. This annual event is a celebration of the unique Native cultures of the Americas. Guests of all ages will enjoy the ability to interact with many of the performances and activities, while learning about the traditions and lifestyles of such Native groups such as the Taino, Seminole, and more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1891

Location: South Picnic Area (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8494, -73.8206 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/522727b3a5977.JPG Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 22, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route 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) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: September 22, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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Contact phone:

Location: Bennett Park

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M009 Bennett Park 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 1:00 pm 40.8528, -73.9381 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Estates of Pelham]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/historic-new-york-estates-of-pelham http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/historic-new-york-estates-of-pelham Date: September 22, 2013

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and manmade, 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:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/historic-new-york-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/historic-new-york-native-americans Date: September 22, 2013

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and manmade, 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:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Magnificent Mushroom Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/magnificent-mushroom-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/magnificent-mushroom-hike Date: September 22, 2013

September is a great time to hike the forest and marvel at mushrooms and other wonders of the changing seasons. Meet us at High Rock Park to learn all about the beautiful decomposers found throughout the Greenbelt. We will take a closer look at these fascinating fungi, and learn basic mushroom identification. This program is geared for adults and children ages 8 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 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York Hike: The Estates of Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/urban-park-ranger-hike-historic-new-york-the-estates-of-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/urban-park-ranger-hike-historic-new-york-the-estates-of-pelham-bay-park Date: September 22, 2013

Once there were many mansions on the shores of Pehlam Bay; now only Bartow-Pell remains. Learn about the neighboring grand country estates on this fascinating hike with an Urban Park Ranger. Comfortable shoes or boots, water, and a light snack recommended. Meets at parking lot.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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Contact phone:

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/522a344d6ad97.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walks at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/garden-highlights-walks-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/garden-highlights-walks-at-wave-hill Date: September 22, 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 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521e209f1f97e.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade Date: September 22, 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 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7059d80378.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Artist Talk with Greg Miller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/artist-talk-with-greg-miller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/artist-talk-with-greg-miller Date: September 22, 2013

Greg Miller is currently being featured in our exhibition, "The New Street Types of New York." Greg Miller will show additional work from his long term documentary projects and discuss his process of shooting with an 8x10 camera.

The Alice Austen House is handicap accessible. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of house.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5238b4b63a908.png Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: September 22, 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 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchestra of St. Luke's "Subway Series" concert at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/music-in-the-garden-the-orchestra-of-st-lukes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/music-in-the-garden-the-orchestra-of-st-lukes Date: September 22, 2013

Join us for “Brass Gardens,” a delightful program of music ranging from Elizabethan courtly dances to American ragtime classics by the Orchestra's Brass Quintet in Queens Botanical Garden's Cherry Circle. Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items for collection by City Harvest.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-09-22 2013-09-22 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari Date: September 22, 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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2013-09-22 2013-09-22 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7782, -73.9887 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b0acfc85be7.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Philharmonic Presents Strings and Slam Poets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/brooklyn-philharmonic-presents-strings-and-slam-poets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/brooklyn-philharmonic-presents-strings-and-slam-poets Date: September 22, 2013

Twenty-year-old poet and Bed-Stuy native Ishmael Islam was named the New York Youth Poet Laureate in 2012, and now he teams up with members of the Brooklyn Phil to take the spoken word tradition into the 21st Century.

This multi-faceted concert intertwines selections from Islam’s debut collection, Meet at Greene, with contemporary chamber music for strings by Mark Mellits, Don Byron, and Randall Woolf.

Presented in conjunction with the Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Events.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 6:00 pm 40.7019, -73.9975 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:51 EDT