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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

Friday, March 29, 2019

Mar29

Artist Information Session: 2019 ArtBuilt Mobile Studio in the Park

at Textile Arts CenterBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn more about the 2019 ArtBuilt Mobile Studio in the Park residency and the application process at the Artist Information Session.
Free!

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Mar30

She's On Point! A Celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports - Softball & Football

at Brownsville Recreation CenterBrooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
She’s on Point celebrates the achievements of female athletes and introducing young girls and boys to sports.
Free!

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Mar30

She's On Point! A Celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy fun sports clinics, games, prizes and giveaways, guest speakers, and more!
Free!

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Mar31

Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Apr 6

The New York City History Club: The Hidden Streams and Wetlands of Manahatta: Collect Pond

at Lafayette Street and Franklin Street (in Collect Pond Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we discuss the hidden parkland of the area formerly known as Manahatta.
Free!

Apr 6

Nature Talk: The Incredible Journey of the American Eel

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Hear how scientists, students, and community volunteers are gathering information about local eel populations by catching, counting and releasing thousands of tiny “glass eels” as they swim up the Hudson River estuary each spring.

Apr 6

Gallery Talk and Tour: In My Element

at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C) (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join exhibiting artists Gail Middleton and Mike Shane on a guided tour and open discussion on their exhibition In My Element, a combined show of two photographers who both gravitate to capturing photos of four basic elements of earth, air, fire, and water.

Apr 6

American Eden Book Talk with Victoria Johnson

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join author Victoria Johnson for a discussion of her new book, American Eden, covering the untold story of David Hosack, whose dream to build the nation’s first botanical garden inspired the young republic.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Apr13

Las Comadres

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

11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
This is an informal networking meeting for members and prospective members of Las Comadres Para Las Americas. The networking gatherings facilitate community building and resource sharing among attendees.
Free!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Apr16

Bryant Park Winter Poetry with Spork Press

at Kinokuniya BookstoreManhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Bryant Park Poetry goes indoors to Kinokuniya Bookstore for the winter. This month features Dorothy Chan, Rae Gouirand, Paul Legault, and David Welch. In partnership with Spork Press.
Free!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Apr20

Mother Earth Powwow

at Sunset ParkBrooklyn

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us for this fun-filled powwow featuring indigenous music, dance, and art and crafts from North America, South America, Hawaii, and the Caribbean.
Free!

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Apr24

Artist Talk/Exhibition Tour: Nature in Black and White

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for an artist talk and exhibition tour of our current exhibition, Nature in Black and White.
Free!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Apr27

Sakura Matsuri 2019: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival

at Brooklyn Botanic GardenBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sakura Matsuri, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's annual cherry blossom festival, celebrates Japanese culture with a rich program of events including live music and Japanese-inspired food.

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Apr28

Sakura Matsuri 2019: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival

at Brooklyn Botanic GardenBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sakura Matsuri, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's annual cherry blossom festival, celebrates Japanese culture with a rich program of events including live music and Japanese-inspired food.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Apr30

Workshop for Volunteers: Growing Your Group & Cultivating Leaders

at The ArsenalManhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Come to this workshop to discover creative and strategic ways to seek out new members and help them develop as group leaders.
Free!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

May 5

Gallery Talk and Tour: Paul Campbell, Selected Works 1999-2019

at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C) (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join exhibiting artist Paul Campbell on a guided tour and open discussion on his exhibition Paul Campbell, Selected Works 1999-2919. This exhibition surveys the work of NYC-based painter Paul Campbell from 1999-2019, with an emphasis on new work.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

May 9

Arts, Culture & Fun: Art Workshop Series

at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation CenterQueens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us as we partner with the Art Students League for this series of art workshops where you will learn the foundations of the use of watercolor paint.
Free!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

May22

Sharing our Farm Traditions: Oko Farms

at Oko Farms Aquaponics Education GardenBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join farmers Yemi Amu and Lexi Harder to tour the farm, learn about their favorite crops to grow, hear their farming stories, and learn about the long history of aquaponics around the world.
Free!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Jul14

Hidden History of Queens with Richard Panchyk

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Discover the fascinating "firsts," cool characters, and ramshackle ruins of our favorite borough. A book signing will follow this free program.
Free!

Friday, August 9, 2019

Aug 9

Civil War Weekend at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us as living history organization, The Liberty Rifles, presents a two-day long immersive program highlighting the service of native Staten Islanders during the American Civil War!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Aug10

Civil War Weekend at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us as living history organization, The Liberty Rifles, presents a two-day long immersive program highlighting the service of native Staten Islanders during the American Civil War!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Aug11

Civil War Weekend at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us as living history organization, The Liberty Rifles, presents a two-day long immersive program highlighting the service of native Staten Islanders during the American Civil War!

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