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, 24 Apr 2014 10:32:49 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[CANCELLED: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/forest-crew-training-session Date: November 2, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Highbridge Park's Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/delving-into-highbridge-parks-past-with-sidney-hornstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/delving-into-highbridge-parks-past-with-sidney-hornstein Date: November 2, 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 Highbridge 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: 155th Street & Amsterdam Avenue

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2013-11-02 2013-11-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8314, -73.943 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e7fe748428e.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Fall Foliage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/nature-photography-fall-foliage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/nature-photography-fall-foliage Date: November 2, 2013

The beauty of nature has inspired many great Americans to create artistic masterpieces. From the wildlife portraits of John James Audubon to the stunning black and white photography of Ansel Adams, nature has been a muse to artist for centuries. Our Urban Park Ranger Art and Photography programs allow you to interpret the natural would through artistic expression, while learning about nature and the environment.

All Photography programs are for digital cameras and you must provide your own camera, DSLR preferred, but all cameras are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/wilderness-survival Date: November 2, 2013

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.

Wilderness survival programs take place in the fall and winter. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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<![CDATA[Finding Your Poetic Voice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/finding-your-poetic-voice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/finding-your-poetic-voice Date: November 2, 2013

Find your poetic voice through a series of exercises to help stimulate your senses.

The workshop will culminate in a reading of participants' works.

This event was funded in part by Poets and Writers, Inc., with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/fall-foliage-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/fall-foliage-walk-at-wave-hill Date: November 2, 2013

Enjoy colorful foliage at its seasonal peak. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day shares some of his favorite trees and shrubs in their vibrant fall finery.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5255c3e0d1e9e.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: November 2, 2013

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high atop Vista Rock.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees 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) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7073d1ff18.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/astronomy Date: November 2, 2013

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Learn about the effects of light pollution and discover the best places in NYC for amazing views of the sky. Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way.

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipments is provided. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 7:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:32:49 EDT