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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, June 27, 2017

Jun 27

Attracting Pollinators and Pest-Managing Predator Insects with Native Plants

at New Roots Community Garden , Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn about the importance of our local pollinators and how to create gardens to attract them.
Free!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Jun 28

Summer Reading Storytime on Wednesdays

at Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join librarians from Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water.
Free!

Jun 28

Homecrest Playground Visioning Session

at Homecrest Playground , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
NYC Parks will redesign Homecrest Playground with input from community members.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 28

Keeping Chickens Part 1: Spring and Summer (Brooklyn)

at Tranquility Garden , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn the nuts and bolts of keeping chickens in the city. This workshop will be the first in a two-part series: this summer, we’ll cover maintenance for spring and summer.
Free!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Jun 30

Bensonhurst Park Visioning Session

at Cropsey Ave. & Bay 29th Street (in Bensonhurst Park) , Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
NYC Parks will redesign Bensonhurst Playground with input from community members.
Free!

Must See
Event

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

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Jul 5

Summer Reading Storytime on Wednesdays

at Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join librarians from Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water.
Free!

Jul 5

Q&A and book signing with Broadway Star Alexandra Silber

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

12:30 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Acclaimed actress and Broadway star Alexandria Silber who played Tzeitel on Broadway goes beyond where Fiddler left off with After Anatevka: A Novel Inspired by “Fiddler on the Roof”?
Free!

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

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Jul 12

Summer Reading Storytime on Wednesdays

at Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join librarians from Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water.
Free!

Jul 12

Harlem Greenway Link Public Input Meeting

at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Come meet the team and share your ideas on what you'd like to see in this section of the waterfront! Refreshments will be served and kids are welcome.
Free!

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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Jul 19

Summer Reading Storytime on Wednesdays

at Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join librarians from Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water.
Free!

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Jul 26

Summer Reading Storytime on Wednesdays

at Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join librarians from Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water.
Free!

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

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Aug 2

Summer Reading Storytime on Wednesdays

at Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join librarians from Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water.
Free!

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

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Aug 16

Art Workshop: Making Toys from Twigs with GreenThumb

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
A hands-on workshop for teachers, parents, and care-givers of elementary school children. Learn how to safely build an array of toys made from twigs the kids have gathered.
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

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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