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, 01 Aug 2014 10:41:06 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[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: September 28, 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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<![CDATA[Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/smithsonian-magazine-museum-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/smithsonian-magazine-museum-day Date: September 28, 2013

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum once again participates in Museum Day Live!, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which museums across the country open their doors for free. Enjoy guided tours at quarter past the hour.

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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<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/its-my-park-day-at-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/its-my-park-day-at-astoria-park Date: September 28, 2013

On It's My Park Day, please join the Astoria Park Alliance as they clean Astoria Park. Volunteers will be raking leaves, picking up litter, and cleaning the shoreline. Family yoga will also be held on the Terrace Roof.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 339-8142

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/forest-crew-training-session Date: September 28, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Writers Teens- College Essays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/bryant-park-writers-teens-college-essays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/bryant-park-writers-teens-college-essays Date: September 28, 2013

College Essay Writing with Writopia Lab

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Family Nature Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/family-nature-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/family-nature-hike Date: September 28, 2013

On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 116 Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)

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<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Fall Sessions - Session 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/hsbc-childrens-garden-fall-sessions-session-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/hsbc-childrens-garden-fall-sessions-session-2 Date: September 28, 2013

The leaves changing color doesn't signal the end of discovery at QBG. We have 4 special sessions -- register for just one or all. Go to the QBG website for more information and to register.

Session 2: Come cook at QBG. We will make some fresh snacks with vegetables from the Garden and we will make some apple cider. Come see how cider is made and make your own in our cider mill. Plant some herbs to take home for the winter.

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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<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/recycletoart Date: September 28, 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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<![CDATA[Gallery Tour at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill Date: September 28, 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/2013/09/28/arts-in-the-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/arts-in-the-gardens Date: September 28, 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[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 28, 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.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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<![CDATA[Senior Appreciation Day at Calyton Williams Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/senior-appreciation-day-at-calyton-williams-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/senior-appreciation-day-at-calyton-williams-garden Date: September 28, 2013

Garden will host a small reception in the garden. Enjoy music, refreshments, and a moment of relaxation in the garden. The event is free to all senior citizens.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clayton Williams Memorial Garden

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<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: September 28, 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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<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Luke Winslow-King & His Band | Brother Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/mad-sq-music-luke-winslowking-his-band-brother-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/mad-sq-music-luke-winslowking-his-band-brother-sun Date: September 28, 2013

Luke Winslow-King & His Band performs at 4:00 p.m., Brother Sun at 3:00 p.m.

Luke Winslow-King is a guitarist, singer, composer, and lyricist known for his slide guitar work, and interest in pre-war blues and traditional jazz. Winslow-King’s work consists of an eclectic mix, taking in delta-folk music, classical composition, ragtime, and rock and roll; juxtaposing original songs with those from a bygone era. Originally from Cadillac, Michigan, Luke Winslow-King moved to New Orleans by chance in 2001. During a decade in New Orleans he honed his sound and earned respect as leader among the young traditionalists and collaborated with a revered list of local musicians, including: John Boutte, “Washboard” Chaz Leary, and Paul Sanchez. In 2010, Winslow-King formed a four-piece made up of singer/washboard-player Esther Rose, bassist Cassidy Holden, trumpet/piano/bass-drummer Ben Polcer. "They’re one of the most professional, staunchly original, and true-to-their-core bands working today." --American Songwriter.

National touring artists Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters. But Brother Sun is no songwriter's round. The trio's harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions. From three major points on the map – Chicago, Boston, and New York – Joe, Greg, and Pat celebrate the amazing power of singing together, their rich voices blending on a well-crafted foundation of guitar, slide guitar, bouzouki and piano. "The real breakout artists [at Falcon Ridge] this year had to be Brother Sun…who've come together to form a trio that's all about harmony - in their music and in their lives. Their joyful music making earned them a standing ovation in their main stage set." -John Platt, WFUV.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Coast Swing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing Date: September 28, 2013

West Coast Swing combines elements of Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Salsa, and straight up booty-shakin', with lots of room for improvisation. It can be danced to pop, blues, rock, hip-hop, R&B, country, soul, and just about everything in between, and has gained a large following worldwide.

Come join West Coast Swing enthusiasts and get a free lesson from 7 pm - 7:45 pm.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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<![CDATA[RPM Presents: Steve Angello]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/rpm-presents-steve-angello http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/rpm-presents-steve-angello Date: September 28, 2013

Doors: 5 PM

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Night Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/night-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/night-hike-light Date: September 28, 2013

On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our City’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. This is a light hike, on mostly paved paths. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 7:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:41:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride a Bike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/learn-to-ride-a-bike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/learn-to-ride-a-bike Date: September 28, 2013

Children learn the basics and techniques of bike riding as this class will teach them a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Please bring bikes and helmets.

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground

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