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from May 20, 2022 to December 31, 2022

Friday, May 20, 2022

May20

Parks Now: Honoring the Olmsted Legacy

at The ArsenalManhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See Frederick Law Olmsted’s lasting influence on park innovation in New York City with “Parks Now: Honoring the Olmsted Legacy,” on view at the Arsenal Gallery.
Free!

Saturday, May 21, 2022

May21

Farmhouse Family Day: Pinkster Celebration

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Celebrate the history and traditions of Pinkster for May’s Farmhouse Family Day.
Free!

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May21

Conference House Tours

at The Conference House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island 
This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The historic Conference House is open for tours on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.

May21

Still Waters: Reflections of a Maritime Community

at Rutan-Becket House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The exhibition highlights both the economic and social use of the waterfront from the mid-19th century through the 20th century with photographs, artifacts, and artwork.
Free!

May21

A Stitch in Time Reopening

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island 
This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for the reopening of "A Stitch in Time," an exhibit showcasing a variety of beautiful handcrafted needlework, including embroidery, crochet, knitting, lace-making, sewing, and other domestic arts.
Free!

May21

Historic New York: The Highbridge Water Tower

at West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers discuss the significance and history of this recently restored structure.
Free!

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Sunday, May 22, 2022

May22

Conference House Tours

at The Conference House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island 
This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The historic Conference House is open for tours on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Monday, May 23, 2022

May23

Parks Now: Honoring the Olmsted Legacy

at The ArsenalManhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See Frederick Law Olmsted’s lasting influence on park innovation in New York City with “Parks Now: Honoring the Olmsted Legacy,” on view at the Arsenal Gallery.
Free!

May23

Arts & Crafts

at Multi-Use Room A (in Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center)Brooklyn 
This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join this social program and produce some beautiful art.
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

May24

Parks Now: Honoring the Olmsted Legacy

at The ArsenalManhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See Frederick Law Olmsted’s lasting influence on park innovation in New York City with “Parks Now: Honoring the Olmsted Legacy,” on view at the Arsenal Gallery.
Free!

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