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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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May 23

Bryant Park Poetry

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join Bryant Park Corp. in the park for an evening of poetry!
Free!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 24

Superman Graphic Novel Panel with Scott Snyder and John Romita Jr.

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join the New York Times best-selling Batman creators as they discuss their latest graphic novel and the history of the Dark Knight.
Free!

Must See
Event
May 24

NYC Urban Field Station Discussion: Parks and People

at Cornell University Art Architecture & Planning , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
NYC Urban Field Station artist-in-residence Adam Stoltman will present and speak about his 18 month long photography project: Parks & People.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 25

Anchor Parks: Astoria Park's Charybdis Playground

at Riccardo's by the Bridge , Queens

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The park's track and field area is currently in the design stage, and our next step is re-imagining the Charybdis Playground area. Please join us to share your ideas and input!
Free!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

May 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

Sunday, May 28, 2017

May 28

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

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

May 30

Bryant Park Poetry

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join the Bryant Park Reading Room for award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer.
Free!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May 31

Bryant Park Author Discussion with Douglas Brunt

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Join Bryant Park Corp. and Douglas Brunt, New York Times Bestselling Author Ghosts of Manhattan and The Means ?in a discussion of his new book Trophy Son.
Free!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Jun 2

Staten Island North Shore 'Greenbelt' Hike

at Franklin Avenue and Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park) , Staten Island

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Join NYC Park's hike leaders in exploring the rare serpentine hillside grasslands of Jones Woods, the oak woodlands of Goodhue and the waterways of Allison Pond Parks.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Jun 3

Bird-Watching at the Reservoir

at Main entrance across from the Vermont Place Parking Lot

7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.
Start your day with an early morning bird-watching walk led by the Brooklyn Bird Club
Free!

Jun 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

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Jun 4

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
Jun 4

Springtime Tour of Prospect Park

at Brooklyn Public Library , Brooklyn

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Senior Ecologist Helen Forgione will share tips for springtime plant and tree identification, and will show you the unique forest features of the park.
Free!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Jun 8

Wade Into the Bronx River: Metropolitan Monarch Alliance Educator Workshop

at Fannie Lou Hamer High School , Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
A teacher professional development workshop that will train teachers how to introduce Monarch butterflies in a variety of classroom activities.
Free!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Jun 9

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, June 10, 2017

Jun 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
Jun 10

Summer on the Hudson: AmpLit: Amplifying Fresh Voices in the Literature

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson and Lamprophonic amplify fresh voices in the literature and bring authors center stage with readings, workshops, panels, and a community market.
Free!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Jun 11

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, June 17, 2017

Jun 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
Jun 17

Family Fitness Festival : Healthy Alternatives

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

12:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Free samples! Free food demos! Free fitness classes! Free sports! Come get ready for summer. School is out…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Jun 18

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, June 24, 2017

Jun 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
Jun 24

Hydrangea Hurrah at Madison Square Park

at Madison Square Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Hydrangea Hurrah is a family-friendly event with a host of free, fun activities including guest speakers, park tours, floral demos, a kids zone with games, and musical entertainment.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Jun 25

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, July 1, 2017

Jul 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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Jul 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

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Jul 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

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Jul 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

Friday, July 14, 2017

Jul 14

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, July 15, 2017

Jul 15

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, July 16, 2017

Jul 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

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Jul 22

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, July 23, 2017

Jul 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

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Jul 29

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, July 30, 2017

Jul 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

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Aug 5

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 6, 2017

Aug 6

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

Friday, August 11, 2017

Aug 11

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, August 12, 2017

Aug 12

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 13, 2017

Aug 13

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, 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

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

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

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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