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, 29 Jul 2014 19:35:25 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[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/meditation-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/meditation-at-wave-hill Date: November 17, 2013

This fall, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation. Each session includes instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meditation. Led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors. All levels welcome. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-11-17 2013-11-17 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:35:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to HDR Photography by: Robert Catalano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/introduction-to-hdr-photography-by-robert-catalano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/introduction-to-hdr-photography-by-robert-catalano Date: November 17, 2013

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is a digital workflow. It is the process of taking several photographs of a scene at various exposure levels, then merging the images into one file to maximize the dynamic range of the scene.

In this session we will explore the concepts of dynamic range and provide a hands on demonstration to create an HDR image.

Presented by Robert Catalano, Gateway Photographers of Staten Island.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-11-17 2013-11-17 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/526814e38bc92.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:35:25 EDT
<![CDATA[237th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Washington]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/battle-of-fort-washington http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/battle-of-fort-washington Date: November 17, 2013

In commemoration of the 237th anniversary of the Revolutionary War's Battle of Fort Washington, members of the Brigade of the American Revolution will set up camp on Fort Tryon Park's Cafe Lawn. Visitors will travel back in time and see demonstrations of how the Continental Army functioned during America's War for Independence.

There will be arts and crafts for kids compliments of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Morris Jumel Mansion. Revolutionary War Heroine Margaret Corbin will be giving tours of the battle area. In addition, a blacksmith will demonstrate his craft, historian Cal Snyder, author of Out of Fire and Valor: The War Memorials of New York from the Revolution to 9/11, and local historian James Renner will display historic photographs and maps.

Dress in your finest colonial costume for a chance to win cool prizes. Costume contest categories will be most authentic and most creative.

Come and reconnect to Fort Tryon Park's revolutionary war history.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Cafe Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-11-17 2013-11-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8602, -73.9331 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5279547592289.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:35:25 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: November 17, 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 2013-11-17 2013-11-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:35:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: November 17, 2013

History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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).

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: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-17 2013-11-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7085306175.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:35:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Reflecting on Reflections Quilt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 Date: November 17, 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 2013-11-17 2013-11-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:35:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Birding Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/freshkills-park-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/freshkills-park-hike-moderate Date: November 17, 2013

Yearn for adventure? Join the Freshkills Park Staff as they hike areas they are developing into new parkland on Staten Island.

This hike will bring you behind the scenes into natural sections of the park, typically restricted from public access, to introduce you to the beauty of the hills and creeks in Freshkills Park. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the park development while getting out in nature and staying in shape.

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). This hike includes elevations with gravel and dirt terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water, sunscreen, bugspray and a light snack.

Limited space available. Register by email.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2013-11-17 2013-11-17 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5899, -74.1877 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:35:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/nature-exploration-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/nature-exploration-light Date: November 17, 2013

Discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest on the Nature Exploration Hikes.

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: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-11-17 2013-11-17 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:35:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Impression Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/beginner-impression-painting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/beginner-impression-painting Date: November 17, 2013

It has been said that art takes nature as its model.

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 materials will be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2013-11-17 2013-11-17 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:35:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Return of the Wolf]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/return-of-the-wolf http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/return-of-the-wolf Date: November 17, 2013

Back by popular demand! Join the Greenbelt Nature Center staff as we welcome back Atka and the New York Wolf Conservation staff for a presentation of “Wolfology.” Meet Atka, the arctic gray wolf, and learn about the important role wolves play in nature. Program is suitable for participants ages 6 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-11-17 2013-11-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52432f925d195.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:35:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House: 2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: November 17, 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 2013-11-17 2013-11-17 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52813c9917fe1.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:35:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: History of Sports in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/central-park-tour-history-of-sports-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/central-park-tour-history-of-sports-in-central-park Date: November 17, 2013

Learn how tastes in recreation have changed since the mid-19th century and how the Park has been changed to mirror those tastes. The route for this walk involves a few stairs.

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

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).

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: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-17 2013-11-17 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d707e68e71c.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:35:25 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: November 17, 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 2013-11-17 2013-11-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:35:25 EDT