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, 27 Aug 2014 13:20:36 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[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, 27 Aug 2014 09:20:36 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, 27 Aug 2014 09:20:36 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, 27 Aug 2014 09:20:36 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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<![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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<![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, 27 Aug 2014 09:20:36 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, 27 Aug 2014 09:20:36 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, 27 Aug 2014 09:20:36 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, 27 Aug 2014 09:20:36 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, 27 Aug 2014 09:20:36 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, 27 Aug 2014 09:20:36 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, 27 Aug 2014 09:20:36 EDT