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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, December 6, 2016

Dec 6

CreateNYC: Develop a Cultural Plan for NYC - Brooklyn Workshop

at BRIC Arts Media House , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
New York City is developing a new cultural plan for all New Yorkers, and we want to hear from you! Show up at an upcoming meeting, or get feedback from your community.
Free!

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dec 10

Screenwriting Process

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
This writing series will workshop the following topics: Discovering Visual Elements; Creating Characters; Plots and Outlines; Proper Screening Format, and more!
Free!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Dec 11

Living with Urban Coyotes

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Come learn about one of our more fascinating neighbors—the coyote.
Free!

Dec 11

Sunday Salon: Street Photography - Ruddy Roye

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

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Featuring photographer Ruddy Roye, who uses portraiture and social media to collaborate with and document subjects on a variety of issues dealing with race and economic disparity.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dec 15

How to Start or Join a Community Park Group

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join us for a free workshop to learn how you can join an existing local group, or start a new one!
Free!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Dec 17

Bronx Fiction Writers

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
This casual writers meeting will meet every third Saturday of every month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever-reinventing genres of fiction.
Free!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Dec 21

Mental Health First Aid Certification Workshop

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

9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for a FREE Mental Health First Aid program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their…
Free!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dec 31

Arts, Culture & Fun: Central Park in the Movies Hike

at Pulitzer Fountain (in Central Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
In partnership with the Urban Park Rangers, Arts, Culture & Fun presents Central Park in the Movies! Hundreds of TV shows and movies have been filmed in Central Park. Hike along some…
Free!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Jan 1

'Come Calling' on New Year's Day

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Paying calls on friends and family on New Year’s Day was one of Old New York’s most cherished customs.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Jan 8

Meet the Artists: Wennie Huang and Ed Go

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Wennie Huang and Ed Go discuss their eight-year collaborative exchange of image and poetic word.
Free!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Jan 10

GreenThumb Workshop: Funding Your Garden, Park, or Green Space

at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The Partnerships for Parks Capacity Fund Grant program provides small grants of up to $5,000 to strengthen the outreach, membership, and event-planning capacity of community groups.
Free!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Jan 12

GreenThumb Workshop: Funding Your Garden, Park, or Green Space

at Brooklyn Community Foundation , Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The Partnerships for Parks Capacity Fund Grant program provides small grants of up to $5,000 to strengthen the outreach, membership, and event-planning capacity of community groups.
Free!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Jan 27

GreenThumb Field Trip: Tour the Queens County Farm Museum

at The Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location , Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location , GreenThumb Office , Manhattan , Brooklyn Botanic Garden , Brooklyn

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join GreenThumb on a free field trip to the Queens Country Farm!
Free!

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