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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

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Oct 19

Gardening in a Changing Climate: What to Expect and How to Adapt

at El Puente , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Come share what you’ve been experiencing with the changing climate in your garden and discuss what to do about it with Dr. Darcy Telenko, regional vegetable extension specialist.
Free!

Oct 19

Prospect Playground Public Input Meeting

at PS 211 , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Attend our Public Input Meeting to share your ideas and shape the future design of Prospect Playground Park.
Free!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oct 21

Fall Festival

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Activities will include apple cider pressing, cornhusk doll making, crazy quilt square making, a historic cooking demonstration with an interpreter, and a tour.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Oct 22

Artist Talk: Gareth Smit

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

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join photographer Gareth Smit and his subject Dominic Anderson as they discuss trans identity, growing up on the North Shore, and their process of working together.
Free!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Oct 23

Lewis Playground Public Input Meeting

at Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Lewis Playground will undergo a community-focused redesign and reconstruction. Attend our Public Input Meeting to share your ideas and shape the future design of Lewis Playground.
Free!

Oct 23

Mariners Harbor Playground Public Input Meeting

at Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park) , Staten Island

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Mariners Harbor Playground will undergo a community-focused redesign and reconstruction. Attend a Public Input Meeting to share your ideas and shape the future design of Mariners Harbor Park.
Free!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Oct 24

Communication and Socialization Get Together

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
This event is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and pictures.
Free!

Oct 24

UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant: Information Session

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This information session will provide background on the grant and directions on how to apply. I
Free!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Oct 25

Health Education Workshop

at J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We will be hosting a Breast Health Presentation during our valuable Health Education Workshop. There will be games, giveaways, and light refreshments.
Free!

Oct 25

Basic Sign Language

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

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn basic sign language for communication.
Free!

Oct 25

Bartlett Playground Public Input Meeting

at Amilcar Porrata Apartments , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Bartlett Playground will undergo a community-focused redesign and reconstruction. Attend our Public Input Meeting to share your ideas and shape the future design of Bartlett Playground.
Free!

Oct 25

Bill Bojangles Playground Community Input Meeting

at David & Joyce Dinkins Gardens , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bill Bojangles Playground will undergo a community-focused redesign and reconstruction. Attend our Public Input Meeting to share your ideas and shape the future design of Bill Bojangles Playground.
Free!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Oct 26

Harlem Lane Playground Public Input Meeting

at David & Joyce Dinkins Gardens , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Harlem Lane Playground will undergo a community-focused redesign and reconstruction. Attend our Public Input Meeting to share your ideas and shape the future design of Harlem Lane.
Free!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Oct 27

Ghostly Intimations Screening

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

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us at Fort Wadsworth for a screening and talk with the directors of Cropsey.

Oct 27

Ghostly Intimations Reception

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

10:00 p.m.12:00 a.m.
Following the screening of Cropsey at Fort Wadsworth, join us for cocktails at Alice Austen House with special guest bartenders from Bin 5.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Oct 28

Art & Nature—Social Communication in the Insect World: Video Screening and Science Talk

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn how social insects—ants, bees, termites and more—have long inspired the imagination of artists and the curiosity of scientists.

Oct 28

Arts, Culture & Fun: Conversation Series

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Associate Photo Editor for TIME and Kids Magazine, Nataki Alexander-Hewling for an afternoon of visual and spoken conversation...
Free!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Oct 30

Playground One Public Input Meeting

at P.S. 1 Alfred E. Smith School , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Attend our Public Input Meeting to share your ideas and shape the future design of Playground One.
Free!

Oct 30

Chappetto Square Public Input Meeting

at The Judge Charles J. Vallone School , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:15 p.m.
Chappetto Square will undergo a community-focused redesign and reconstruction. Attend our Public Input Meeting to share your ideas and shape the future design of Chappetto Square.
Free!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Oct 31

Communication and Socialization Get Together

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
This event is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and pictures.
Free!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Nov 1

Basic Sign Language

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

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn basic sign language for communication.
Free!

Nov 1

Gardening for Liberation: A Social Justice Roundtable Series - Part 1

at GrowNYC's Project Farmhouse , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Community gardeners will share stories about how they're using their community gardens in various interconnected movements for liberation.
Free!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Nov 2

Lecture - Portals to the Past: Doughboy Sculptures in NYC Parks

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Jennifer Wingate will discuss memorials by sculptors and how the stories of their creations open windows onto 1920s NYC.
Free!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Nov 4

Einstein and the Exploration of Outer Spce

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Professor Harold Kozak will discuss and illustrate how Einstein's ideas allowed us to travel to the moon and beyond, and will also enable us to find new planets and possibly alien life.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 4

Lower East Side/Chinatown Panel Discussion and Public Art in Seward Park

at Library Plaza (in Seward Park) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Please join us for a discussion of local cultural landmarks and ongoing urban transformations in the Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood.
Free!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Nov 7

Communication and Socialization Get Together

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
This event is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and pictures.
Free!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Nov 8

Basic Sign Language

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

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn basic sign language for communication.
Free!

Nov 8

Art in the Parks: Evening Artist Walk with Fitzhugh Karol

at Grass triangle at the West Side Drive (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Enjoy an artist walk through the park and hear from Karol himself about the concepts behind the pieces.
Free!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Nov 9

Gardening for Liberation: A Social Justice Roundtable - Part 2

at P.S. 262 El Hajj Malik El Shabazz Elementary/Middle School , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Community gardeners will share stories about how they're using their community gardens in various interconnected movements for liberation.
Free!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Nov 14

Communication and Socialization Get Together

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
This event is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and pictures.
Free!

Nov 14

Organizing for Garden Success: Group Structure (Part One of Two)

at GreenThumb Office , Manhattan

5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This two-part workshop series is designed to help your garden group build a strong foundation to deal with the many issues that arise in a community space.
Free!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Nov 15

Basic Sign Language

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

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn basic sign language for communication.
Free!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Nov 21

Communication and Socialization Get Together

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
This event is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and pictures.
Free!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Nov 22

Basic Sign Language

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

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn basic sign language for communication.
Free!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Nov 28

Communication and Socialization Get Together

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
This event is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and pictures.
Free!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Nov 29

Basic Sign Language

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

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn basic sign language for communication.
Free!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Dec 5

Communication and Socialization Get Together

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
This event is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and pictures.
Free!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dec 6

Basic Sign Language

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

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn basic sign language for communication.
Free!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dec 12

Communication and Socialization Get Together

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
This event is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and pictures.
Free!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dec 13

Basic Sign Language

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

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn basic sign language for communication.
Free!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Dec 19

Communication and Socialization Get Together

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
This event is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and pictures.
Free!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Dec 20

Basic Sign Language

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

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn basic sign language for communication.
Free!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Dec 26

Communication and Socialization Get Together

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
This event is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and pictures.
Free!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Dec 27

Basic Sign Language

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

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn basic sign language for communication.
Free!

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