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Talks

Nature, history, or just a good time, learn from New Yorkers and experts who have come to New York City's parks to share their stories. Check out these readings and discussions.

Talks Events

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Aug 17

Freshkills Park Research and Ecology Presentation with Dr. Cait Field

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Dr. Cait Field, the Freshkills Park Manager for Science and Research Development, will discuss the present and future ecology of the largest park developed in NYC in over 100 years!
Free!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aug 19

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Aug 20

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 20

Performance: Volker Goetze Secret Island

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

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Alice Austen House Museum for an audio-visual picnic concert inspired by stories of the “forgotten borough” Staten Island.
Free!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Aug 21

Chef Master: Youth Tech Workshop

at McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Participants will learn about the science of healthy and delicious eating, alongside the art of cooking and digital photography!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Aug 23

14 Sculptors Inc. On the Rock 2017 Lecture Series: Carmen & Laura Frank's "Life in the Rockaways" and Rockaway's History

at Rockaway YMCA , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:15 p.m.8:00 p.m.
A multimedia presentation will be led by Rockaway historians Marty Nislick and James Supple and highlight Carmen & Laura Frank's sculpture Life in the Rockaways.
Free!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Aug 26

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Aug 27

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sep 2

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sep 3

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sep 6

Wade Into the Bronx River: Pop and Stock Celebration

at The Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
join in an evening of ichthyo-professionals speaking on the importance of this daring diadromous fish and its return to the Bronx River fresh waters.
Free!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Sep 8

Bryant Park Beekeeping

at Bryant Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Bryant Park Corp. for educational talks about bees and the art of beekeeping.
Free!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Sep 9

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sep 10

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sep 14

14 Sculptors Inc. On the Rock 2017 Lecture Series: Anne Stanner's "Rockaway Wave" and Rockaway's History

at Peninsula Library , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
A multimedia presentation will be led by Rockaway historians Marty Nislick and James Supple and highlight Anne Stanner's sculpture Rockaway Wave .
Free!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sep 16

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sep 17

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sep 23

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sep 24

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sep 30

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 30

Call & Response Artist Talk: Jeff Slomba

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Call & Response artist Jeff Slomba will demonstrate and speak about the production and use of charcoal as a drawing tool in his art.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Oct 1

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Oct 7

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Oct 8

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Oct 14

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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