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 Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:34:39 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[SIOutLOUD: Twelve Years a Slave Reading]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/sioutloud-presents-twelve-years-a-slave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/sioutloud-presents-twelve-years-a-slave Date: February 23, 2014

State island OutLOUD, a community dialogue, reading, and performance project, hosts a reading from the 1853 autobiography Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup. Staten Island OutLOUD presents this event in honor of Black History Month.

Free and open to the publc.

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[CANCELLED: Talk: Brooklyn’s Plymouth Church in the Civil War Era]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/lecture-brooklyns-plymouth-church-in-the-civil-war-era-a-ministry-of-freedom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/lecture-brooklyns-plymouth-church-in-the-civil-war-era-a-ministry-of-freedom Date: February 23, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Celebrate Black History Month in Brooklyn's most historic house!

Co-authors Lois Rosebrooks and Frank Decker speak about their recent book, exploring the history of a Brooklyn church which served as a busy stop on the Underground Railroad as well as a critical player in the abolitionist movement.

The talk will be followed by an informal Q&A accompanied by a tea.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: February 23, 2014

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 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:58 EST