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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:24:54 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[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: November 23, 2013

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: November 23, 2013

Join a team of volunteers committed to the ongoing restoration of the Park’s 250 acres of forest. Every weekend except holiday weekends. Meet at the Picnic House parking lot at 9:45 a.m.

Register online

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6655, -73.9716 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52813eba05aa9.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Evergreen Lots Community Garden Clean Up Day and Bake Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/evergreen-lots-community-garden-clean-up-day-and-bake-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/evergreen-lots-community-garden-clean-up-day-and-bake-sale Date: November 23, 2013

Please join Evergreen Lots for a meet and greet, and start planning the new Community Garden!

Come sign up to be a member! Bring gloves and help clean up the lot, and mulch for the winter!

Feel free to contribute baked goods to the bake-sale fundraiser!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Evergreen Lots Community Garden

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2013-11-23 2013-11-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6996, -73.9307 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Reopening of Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center/Kids and Adult Fitness Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/reopening-of-williamsbridge-oval-recreation-centerkids-and-adult-fitness-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/reopening-of-williamsbridge-oval-recreation-centerkids-and-adult-fitness-festival Date: November 23, 2013

Good news, Bronx! Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center will reopen on Saturday!

It looks better than ever, and there will be special events to celebrate.

Head over to the Kids and Adult Fitness Festival from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for free sports clinics, fitness classes, carnival games, and arts and crafts!

The ribbon cutting will take place at 11:00 a.m.

The new Williamsbridge Oval has a brand new cardio and strength room, computer resource center, spin room, games room, locker rooms and wifi. Experience vibrant fitness classes and exciting programs for all ages!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 23, 2013

Grab your friends and family, and come out to the annual holiday market in Union Square.

Shop for chic bags, luxurious salts, local, handmade belts and jewelry, men's fashion, children's wear, books, pet accessories, holiday-themed decorations & more from 100+ vendors.

Brew your own brew kits, and indulge in warm food and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

Please note: The market opens from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9908 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Imagining East River Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/imagining-east-river-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/imagining-east-river-park Date: November 23, 2013

How do you imagine East River Park?

We invite the community to envision the future of the waterfront at East River Park. Come and explore ideas about how it could better suit your needs, and share your ideas on our imagination board.

Open to all ages!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Tennis Courts (in East River Park)

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M144 East River Park 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7153, -73.9755 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528e6d45ca989.JPG Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: November 23, 2013

Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. The route involves moderate inclines and 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.

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Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Reflecting on Reflections Quilt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 Date: November 23, 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 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: November 23, 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 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/forest-crew-training-session Date: November 23, 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 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Armor Returns to Armor Hall for a Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/armor-returns-to-armor-hall-for-a-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/armor-returns-to-armor-hall-for-a-day Date: November 23, 2013

Wave Hill is reintroducing armor to Armor Hall, the magnificent space built by Bashford Dean, a scholar, scientist and first curator of the Metropolitan Museum’s collection of arms and armor. Armor Hall was completed in 1927. Learn about chivalry, and how armor is made, watch fencing demonstrations, make brass rubbings and immerse yourself altogether in the knightly world. Singing juggler John Grimaldi adds to the medieval entertainment.

Ages 8 and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 12:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/historic-new-york-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/historic-new-york-native-americans Date: November 23, 2013

Native American culture is celebrated in special programs throughout the five boroughs.

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, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0972

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Forensic Flora and Fauna]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/forensic-florand-fauna http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/forensic-florand-fauna Date: November 23, 2013

Bugs, plants and animals have all helped solve crimes. Discover just how sharp Mother Nature’s detective skills are.

Please register for this event on Wednesday, November 13.

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 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Emergency Preparedness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/emergency-preparedness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/emergency-preparedness Date: November 23, 2013

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.

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.

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 1:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Gobble in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/gobble-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/gobble-in-the-greenbelt Date: November 23, 2013

Thanksgiving may be next week, but let’s start the celebration early. Come walk the trails in search of the foods that the Native Americans would have eaten at the first Thanksgiving. Listen to a story, make a craft, and sample some traditional food. This program is geared for children ages 4 to 8 years old. 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 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Finding Your Poetic Voice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/finding-your-poetic-voice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/finding-your-poetic-voice Date: November 23, 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 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Finding Your Poetic Voice Performance Reading]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/finding-your-poetic-voice-performance-reading http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/finding-your-poetic-voice-performance-reading Date: November 23, 2013

Final performance reading of works written by participants of the "Finding Your Poetic Voice" workshop.

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 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House: 2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: November 23, 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 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52813c9917fe1.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade Date: November 23, 2013

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route 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) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7059d80378.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: November 23, 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 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/wildlife-rescue-and-rehabilitation-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/wildlife-rescue-and-rehabilitation-workshop Date: November 23, 2013

Interact with the native species of New York City and learn about nature rehabilitation work during this Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Workshop. Bobby and Kathy Horvath of WINORR (Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation) bring a wonderful assortment of rescued owls, other birds of prey, and animals for visitors to meet first hand.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Playground Facility (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9286 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52449e52e24a8.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/the-night-sky Date: November 23, 2013

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: 6:00 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 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 6:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:54 EDT