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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:39:14 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[Birding: Raptor Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/birding-raptor-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/birding-raptor-migrants Date: November 16, 2013

We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fresh Creek Nature Preserve

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B384 Fresh Creek Nature Preserve 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6443, -73.8853 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: November 16, 2013

Fitness Hikes feature less talking and more walking, for those who don’t mind a vigorous two hour hike.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 11:00 am 40.7309, -73.774 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Emergency Preparedness: Knot Tying]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/emergency-preparedness-knot-tying http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/emergency-preparedness-knot-tying Date: November 16, 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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art Workshop: Harvest as Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/adult-art-workshop-harvest-as-still-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/adult-art-workshop-harvest-as-still-life Date: November 16, 2013

The season of giving thanks is rich in color and texture and provides a cornucopia of creative inspiration. Using oil pastels, we will explore seasonal subjects such as pumpkins, corn, squash, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Super Saturday Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/super-saturday-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/super-saturday-open-house Date: November 16, 2013

Come join us and learn about fitness programs and activities offered at Victor Hanson Recreation Center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 978-1536

Location: Victor Hanson Recreation Center (in Rochdale Park)

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Q413 Rochdale Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6748, -73.7745 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Nutrition at Hattie Carthan Community Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/fall-nutrition-witih-hattie-carthan-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/fall-nutrition-witih-hattie-carthan-community-garden Date: November 16, 2013

When the leaves begin dropping and our days get shorter, many of us become consumed by gloom.

Join longtime Just Food educator Yonnette Fleming as we explore orange and deep red nutrition, and warming spices that can help us balance our bodies and minds in the cool season.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 638-3566

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2013-11-16 2013-11-16 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.6902, -73.9436 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/525708768640a.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: November 16, 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 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past Date: November 16, 2013

Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

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.

Ticket sales are final. 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).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check our calendar of events. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7130f2fa37.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Terrarium Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/terrarium-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/terrarium-workshop Date: November 16, 2013

Winter is coming!

Tropical plant terrariums, hanging glass globes with air plants, succulent and moss dish gardens, and more will get you through the long winter months.

Join horticulturalist Maria Colletti to learn how to make a miniature garden­—and take it home.

Registration required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Reflecting on Reflections Quilt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 Date: November 16, 2013

See the best quilts of NYC at this annual exhibit.

This year’s exhibit features 23 eclectic quilts on loan from a group show that was curated by The Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn. Members of the Guild used the theme of “reflections” to inspire their original creations, which range from traditional to contemporary and beyond.

In partnership with Lefferts Historic House and the Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Cornucopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/cornucopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/cornucopia Date: November 16, 2013

A harvest of fun for the entire family! Activities include pumpkin decorating, relay races, crafts and games and the famous scarecrow making contest!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Clove Lakes Park Playground (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6185, -74.106 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: November 16, 2013

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/forest-crew-training-session Date: November 16, 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 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The Estates of Pelham]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/historic-new-york-estates-of-pelham http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/historic-new-york-estates-of-pelham Date: November 16, 2013

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, architecture, and parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

All programs are historic walking tours unless otherwise noted.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 1:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Finding Your Poetic Voice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/finding-your-poetic-voice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/finding-your-poetic-voice Date: November 16, 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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X040 Poe Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House: 2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: November 16, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom.

Also view a new exhibit about the Lefferts family genealogy. The exhibit features a family tree and rare objects from the museum collection that tell the story of notable Lefferts family members.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52813c9917fe1.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: November 16, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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.

Ticket sales are final. 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).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check our calendar of events. 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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M010 Central Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: November 16, 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 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Belvedere Castle by Candlelight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/belvedere-castle-by-candlelight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/belvedere-castle-by-candlelight Date: November 16, 2013

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a rare evening exploring this historic gem, nestled in the heart of Central Park.

To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, November 6th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212.628.2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Food And Justice at Hattie Carthan Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/food-and-justice-at-hattie-carthan-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/food-and-justice-at-hattie-carthan-garden Date: November 16, 2013

Join food justice farmer Yonnette Fleming as we explore race, class, geography, illness, and the food system, while drawing connections between health and a neighborhood's physical, social, and economic environments.

Start time: 11:30 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 638-3566

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2013-11-16 2013-11-16 11:30 pm 1:00 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:14 EDT