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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

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Aug 24

Non-Fiction Author: Eric Burns

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join Bryant Park Corp.'s discussion of Eric Burns' "The Golden Lad: The Haunting Story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt".
Free!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug 25

Public Art Opening of inHarlem: Kevin Beasley, Simone Leigh, Kori Newkirk, Rudy Shepherd

at Marcus Garvey Park , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of "inHarlem: Kevin Beasley, Simone Leigh, Kori Newkirk, Rudy Shepherd", which presents four site-specific installations in four Historic Harlem parks.
Free!

Aug 25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night - Square Dancing!

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The folks at City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. Swing your corner and do-si-do!
Free!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Aug 28

Living with Urban Coyotes

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in Inwood Hill Park to learn about coyotes, an often misunderstood member of our local habitat.
Free!

Aug 28

Nature Presentation: Snakes of New York

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Find out how snakes play an important role in our local ecosystem and see live snakes up-close.
Free!

Aug 28

Nature Presentation: Snakes of New York

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
ind out how snakes play an important role in our local ecosystem and see live snakes up-close. Audience members have the opportunity to handle skins, skulls and other artifacts.
Free!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Aug 29

Bryant Park Reel Talks: The Coen Brothers Close Up and Personal

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

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and professor/author Jeffrey Adams's discussion of the Coen Brothers, American filmmakers.
Free!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Aug 30

Nantucket Lightship Lecture: The Challenge of Rising Sea Levels and Extreme Storms

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
In this post-Sandy world, regional solutions to these challenges must be a national priority.
Free!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Aug 31

NY Liberty Female Empowerment Speaker Series

at Grandview Playground (in The Big Park) , Staten Island

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join NY Liberty, Chase, and NYC Parks on Staten Island for an afternoon empowerment session. Shoot some hoops and enjoy great giveaways from the NY Liberty!
Free!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sep 3

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights: Neptune at Opposition

at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 116th St (in Rockaway Beach) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us for an Astronomy evening: Neptune at Opposition at Beach 116th Street at the Boardwalk NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the s…
Free!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sep 10

Having Fun with Our Food: Creative Composting at the RIPA Urban Farm

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come visit this unique learning farm on the south end of Randall's Island.
Free!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sep 17

GreenThumb Harvest Fair

at Diamante Garden (in ) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City.
Free!

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sep 25

Living with White-Tailed Deer

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come learn about white-tailed deer with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

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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