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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

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Oct 1

Honey Extraction Demonstration

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Drop in and see the sticky process of extracting honey from the comb with our resident bee experts.
Free!

Oct 1

Arts, Culture & Fun: Doodle to Da Beat Bronx

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This art workshop will help you learn how to distress from everyday life pressure through doodling. No prior knowledge of drawing is needed. Beginners are welcome. Supplies will be…
Free!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Oct 2

Honey Extraction Demonstration

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Drop in and see the sticky process of extracting honey from the comb with our resident bee experts.

Oct 2

Heather Garden Design Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden.
Free!

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Oct 2

Common Threads Workshop

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Artist Kat Granados will be leading a crocheting circle in the Parlor Room. She will discuss some techniques that would’ve been implemented in this room in the 1800s.
Free!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Oct 8

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!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Oct 10

Falconry Presentation: Skyhunters in Flight

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Hear about the ancient sport of falconry and meet live raptors from around the world.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Oct 14

Arts, Culture & Fun: Nuyorican Poets Cafe

at Lyons Pool , Staten Island

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Kick off the Conversation Series
Free!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Oct 15

Culture & Arts Festival

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Morris-Jumel Mansion's annual CAFe celebrates the uniquely diverse arts and culture of New York, from Broadway performers to authors to craft artisans to local restaurants.
Free!

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Event
Oct 15

Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage and The Heather Garden

at The Cottage (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location , Stone Pillars (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Garden and cottage tours start every 30 minutes (max. 20 guests).
Free!

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Oct 15

Arts, Culture & Fun: SET UP & POSE! Studio Lighting Photo Workshop

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Participants will learn basic techniques of studio photography lighting and setting up equipment for a portrait shoot. Everyone will get to pose for their portrait and experience the…
Free!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Oct 16

Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage and The Heather Garden

at The Cottage (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location , Stone Pillars (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Garden and cottage tours start every 30 minutes (max. 20 guests).
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 16

Sunday Salon: Jill Freedman

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

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Get up close and personal with NYC’s great street photographers in this new series of talks led by the museum’s curator Paul Moakley.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Oct 20

The Altered Landscape: A Talk by Paul Moakley

at Staten Island Arts , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join Freshkills Park for a talk by Paul Moakley on the history of the human-altered landscape through photography from 1960 to present.
Free!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Oct 23

Common Threads Workshop

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Artist Kat Granados will be leading a crocheting circle in our Parlor Room. She will go over some techniques that would’ve been implemented in this room in the 1800s.
Free!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Oct 29

From Poe's Porch

at Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (in Poe Park) , Bronx

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The Bronx County Historical Society and Bronx Council on the Arts presents a new social justice-driven poetry reading and workshop series at Poe Park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 29

Meet the Artist: Denise Treizman

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Denise Treizman’s playful sculptural installation emphasizes the throwaway culture prevalent today, juxtaposing vestiges of urban culture with the natural environment surrounding the gallery.
Free!

Oct 29

Nature Scavenger Hunt at Fort Tryon

at Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Explore Fort Tryon Park's flora and fauna during a family scavenger hunt. Families will work together on a quest to identify the unique wildlife that is native to New York City.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Nov 5

Autumn Fungi: The Eaters & The Eaten

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Paul Sadowski as he presents a short visual presentation showing mushrooms common to the park. Then head out on a hike in the forest to seek out mushrooms.
Free!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Nov 12

Vintage Camera Day

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Marvel at the art of photography with hands on demonstrations and displays of vintage cameras.
Free!

Nov 12

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!

Nov 12

Arts, Culture & Fun; SET UP & POSE! Studio Lighting Photo Workshop

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Participants will learn basic techniques of studio photography lighting and setting up equipment for a portrait shoot. Everyone will get to pose for their portrait and experience the…
Free!

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!

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