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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 1–10 out of 25 events
from October 28, 2016 to December 15, 2016
in Talks (x) category

Saturday, October 29, 2016


From Poe's Porch

at Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (in Poe Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The Bronx County Historical Society and Bronx Council on the Arts presents a new social justice-driven poetry reading and workshop series at Poe Park.
Category: Education, Art, History, Talks

Must See

From Poe's Porch

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join poetry workshops with Bronx poets, Jani Rose, Carlos Manuel Rivera, and Skye Cabrera.
Category: Education, Talks


Meet the Artist: Denise Treizman

at Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Denise Treizman’s playful sculptural installation emphasizes the throwaway culture prevalent today, juxtaposing vestiges of urban culture with the natural environment surrounding the gallery.
Category: Art, Talks


Nature Scavenger Hunt at Fort Tryon

at Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Explore Fort Tryon Park's flora and fauna during a family scavenger hunt. Families will work together on a quest to identify the unique wildlife that is native to New York City.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Talks

Best For

Friday, November 4, 2016

Nov 4

Queens Writers on the Complexities of Making Home

at Lewis H Latimer House, Queens This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Four writers with roots in China, Croatia, Kosovo, South Africa, Taiwan, and other parts of the Americas find, lose, and make their way home through fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Category: Accessible, Art, Talks

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Nov 5

Autumn Fungi: The Eaters & The Eaten

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Paul Sadowski as he presents a short visual presentation showing mushrooms common to the park. Then head out on a hike in the forest to seek out mushrooms.
Category: Education, Nature, Talks

Nov 5

Woodworking Workshop: Craft a Miniature Chair with Invasive Plants

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Turn invasive plants like mulberry and honeysuckle into a delightful, squirrel-sized chair with rustic-furniture artist and landscape architect David Hughes.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Talks

Friday, November 11, 2016


Of Nature: Symposium

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
How do artists engage communities, increase awareness about urban ecology and conduct projects that remediate environmental problems? Be part of the conversation.
Category: Nature, Art, Talks

Saturday, November 12, 2016


Vintage Camera Day

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Marvel at the art of photography with hands on demonstrations and displays of vintage cameras.
Category: Art, History, Talks, Waterfront


Screenwriting Process

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
This writing series will workshop the following topics: Discovering Visual Elements; Creating Characters; Plots and Outlines; Proper Screening Format, and more!
Category: Education, Talks

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