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, 20 Aug 2014 07:14:07 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[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 24, 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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<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/meditation-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/meditation-at-wave-hill Date: November 24, 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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<![CDATA[Reflecting on Reflections Quilt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 Date: November 24, 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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<![CDATA[Kid's Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/kids-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/kids-scavenger-hunt Date: November 24, 2013

Urban Park Rangers help children connect with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: The Velodrome (in Kissena Park)

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<![CDATA[Turkey and Waterfowl Viewing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/turkey-and-waterfowl-viewing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/turkey-and-waterfowl-viewing Date: November 24, 2013

Scores of wild turkeys roam freely around Staten Island's Midland Beach.

Spend an afternoon with the Rangers learning all about this unique New York City site. Later, learn how to identify migrating waterfowl using binoculars and field guides.

To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, November 13.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Midland Avenue and Father Capodanno Boulevard (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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<![CDATA[Nature Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/nature-photography1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/nature-photography1 Date: November 24, 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.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House: 2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: November 24, 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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<![CDATA[Family Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/family-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/family-volunteer-corps Date: November 24, 2013

Enjoy the changing season and spruce up the Park with your family this fall.

You are invited to join the Family Volunteer Corps as they tackle some final grounds-keeping projects to prepare the Children's Corner for the snowy season.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[QBG Craft Table at the Shops at SkyView Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center Date: November 24, 2013

Make origami wallets at the Queens Botanical Garden Craft Table.

Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: The Shops at SkyView Center

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<![CDATA[Lenape Lore and Explore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/lenape-lore-and-explore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/lenape-lore-and-explore Date: November 24, 2013

Learn more about the Lenape Native Americans as we examine Lenape artifacts and travel the trail in search of plants that were important in their daily life. Registration requested. Recommended for ages 7 and up with adult chaperone.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: November 24, 2013

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which 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).

Note: 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) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: November 24, 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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