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, 17 Apr 2014 02:26:21 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[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 24, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:26:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-piano Date: September 24, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performance Schedule:
August
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September
2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman

Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: September 24, 2013

All participants will learn how to purchase yarn, needles & hooks, read directions and make a 4"x4" square to measure tension to be able to finish a pot holder or scarf. Knitters will learn how to cast on and how to knit or purl. Crocheters will learn to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

Supplies:

Participants should bring a 7oz skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. No multi-colored, nor dark colored yarns. Knitters should purchase #8 needles, crocheters should purchase an "H" hook.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Gallery Tour at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill Date: September 24, 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[Knitting-Intermediate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/knittingintermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/knittingintermediate Date: September 24, 2013

Learn to double knit. Must be proficient in reading directions. Bring two balls of contrasting colored, worsted weight, cotton yarn and a pair of #6 knitting needles.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Street Tree Care Event with the Lower East Side Ecology Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/street-tree-care-event-with-the-lower-east-side-ecology-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/street-tree-care-event-with-the-lower-east-side-ecology-center Date: September 24, 2013

Join the Lower East Side Ecology Center to help care for new street trees in Manhattan!

Have you noticed the work going on around the street trees above 10th Street from Avenue A over to Avenue D? Our trees are getting their beds extended to be able to soak up more water, getting tree guards to protect them, and a thick layer of mulch to protect the soil. Join us to help beautify these new tree beds by planting ground cover plants and flowering bulbs. Please dress to dig in! All ages welcome and tools will be provided.

Please register for this event.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 477-4022

Location: Dry Dock Playground

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<![CDATA[Play-diem Fall Tour: Free Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/playdiem-fall-tour-september-24-central-park-naumburg-bandshell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/playdiem-fall-tour-september-24-central-park-naumburg-bandshell Date: September 24, 2013

Join Play-diem at Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell to enjoy a free concert featuring performances by Ukulelien, Erin and Her Cello, Robert Leslie, El Genius, Giga Herbs, BELT, and Bevel Summers and in support of the Listen First Project!

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 3:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52324287aa324.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:26:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 24, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/green-team Date: September 24, 2013

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week. The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: September 24, 2013

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:26:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: September 24, 2013

Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Tuesday Tours are free hour-long walking tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.

Tuesday Tours take place weekly between Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, September 24.

Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to guarantee a spot.

Tuesday Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by noon.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:26:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-poetry Date: September 24, 2013

Poetry with BlazeVOX Books

Michael Kelleher
Amy King
Kristina Marie Darling
Leah Umansky
Geoffrey Gatza

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:26:21 EDT