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, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:21 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[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 26, 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 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:03:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 26, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:03:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: September 26, 2013

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email 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: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7073d1ff18.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:03:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-piano Date: September 26, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:03:21 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/every-thursday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/every-thursday-high-line-field-station Date: September 26, 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: 1:00 pm

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 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:03:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 26, 2013

Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where chess becomes a embodied team sport. All levels welcome!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:03:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/garden-crew-training-session Date: September 26, 2013

The ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove need constant care; from watering to weeding, planting to dead-heading there is always work to be done in these gardens. Help maintain the Sherman Creek Gardens and join our Garden Crew on Thursday evenings this spring through fall.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2013-09-26 2013-09-26 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360fad2696e.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:03:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Grant Writing & Garden Planning Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/grow-to-learn-grant-writing-garden-planning-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/grow-to-learn-grant-writing-garden-planning-workshop Date: September 26, 2013

Need help applying for a Grow to Learn Mini-Grant? Attend a grant-writing and garden design workshop! We will walk you through the application and garden design process and help answer any individual questions you may have.

RSVP required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: GrowNYC Office

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2013-09-26 2013-09-26 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7139, -74.0054 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:03:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Plants You Can Use! A Horticulture Tour with High Line Gardeners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/plants-you-can-use-a-horticulture-tour-with-high-line-gardeners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/plants-you-can-use-a-horticulture-tour-with-high-line-gardeners Date: September 26, 2013

Take a walk with High Line Gardeners, Maeve Turner and Kaspar Wittlinger, to learn about horticulture on the High Line and the surprising uses of everyday plants!

This High Line Program is open to visitors of all ages.

After your walking tour, enjoy dinner or a snack on the High Line. On the High Line between West 15th and West 16th Streets you will find tacos, gelato, ice pops, and more seasonal treats from our food vendors, as well as Terroir at The Porch, a full-service, open-air café serving beer, wine, and small plates with sweeping views of the Hudson River.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7467, -74.0057 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52279d1c68b9c.png Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:03:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition Talk: A Gardener's Library]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/exhibition-talk-a-gardeners-library http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/exhibition-talk-a-gardeners-library Date: September 26, 2013

Guest curator Joseph Disponzio, noted author, scholar of garden history, and a preservation landscape architect with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, discusses the garden book collection assembled by the International Garden Club in the first quarter of the 20th century and the fascinating insights that he gained while curating the show.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 7:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:03:21 EDT