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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

Friday, January 20, 2017

Jan 20

Dark Days of Winter Candlelight Ghost Tour of 'Manhattan's Most Haunted House'

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where seven family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Jan 21

Edgar Allan Poe Birthday Bash

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

12:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Celebrate the birthday of great American writer Edgar Allan Poe with performances and readings of his works at this birthday bash, next door to his Bronx home.
Free!

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Jan 21

CANCELLED: A Billion Year Odyssey: Geology of Northern Manhattan

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Sid Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, for a PowerPoint presentation and take a deeper look into northern Manhattan Park’s exposed bedrock.
Free!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Jan 22

Women's Self Defense Workshops

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

11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females.
Free!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Jan 25

Renovating Astoria Park: Taking the Next Step

at Bohemian Hall (in Astoria Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Attend the community meeting to learn how we are spending $30 million at Astoria Park.
Free!

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Jan 28

Arts, Culture & Fun: Talking Inspirations: Oysters

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
For centuries, oysters have had the power to sustain and delight, inspiring writers and artists, home cooks and four-star chefs, laborers and gourmands, and everyone in between. In…
Free!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Jan 29

Women's Self Defense Workshops

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

11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females.
Free!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Feb 1

Renovating Freshkills Park: Taking the Next Step

at Jewish Community Center (in Freshkills Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Attend the community meeting to learn how we are spending $30 million at Freshkills Park.
Free!

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Feb 4

Nature Talk: Coyotes in the Big Apple

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Find out where our local coyotes live, what they eat, and how they coexist with humans in one of the most densely-populated areas of the country.
Free!

Feb 4

Coyote Info Station

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Environmental Educators explain the history of coyotes in New York City and suggest tips for living peacefully with these wild neighbors.
Free!

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Kids
Feb 4

Film Lecture with Alex Horwitz: Hamilton's America

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Be in the house where it happened as we screen “Hamilton’s America,” the PBS documentary chronicling the creative process behind the hit musical Hamilton.

Feb 4

Nature Presentation: Owl Discovery

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Meet live owls and enjoy up-close observation of their amazing nocturnal hunting adaptions.
Free!

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Kids

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Feb 5

Nature Talk: On the Trail of Urban Coyotes

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Find out how camera traps and DNA from “scat” (aka poop) allow scientists to observe and track wildlife without ever touching or disturbing the animals.
Free!

Feb 5

Coyote Info Station

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Environmental Educators explain the history of coyotes in New York City and suggest tips for living peacefully with these wild neighbors.
Free!

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Kids
Feb 5

Women's Self Defense Workshops

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

11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females.
Free!

Feb 5

Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Stop by Glyndor Gallery to speak to the artists and get a closer look at the creative process.
Free!

Feb 5

Nature Presentation: Owls - Raptors of the Night

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Discover how owls adapt to life in the forest and the city with Carl Heitmuller, an environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum.
Free!

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Kids

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Feb 12

Women's Self Defense Workshops

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

11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females.
Free!

Feb 12

Treasures in the Attic

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

3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Join King Manor’s curator Kelsey Brow in our historic kitchen as she discusses objects in the museum’s collection related to drinks from the 1800s.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Feb 17

'A Taste For Chocolate' Exhibition Opening

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for the opening of what will surely be a tasty exhibition, which will explore the role of cacao and chocolate as a commodity throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Free!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Feb 18

Heather Garden Pollinators Presentation with Leslie Day

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join naturalist and author Leslie Day, to learn about the ecological relationship between pollinating animals and the flowers they depend upon for the nectar and pollen that is their food.
Free!

Feb 18

Chocolate Day 2017

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

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join a free tour and chocolate tasting at the mansion.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Feb 19

Women's Self Defense Workshops

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

11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females.
Free!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Mar 2

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Bad Kids Screening

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

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This coming of age story shows extraordinary educators and talented students combating the crippling effects of poverty.
Free!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mar 25

GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference

at Hostos Community College , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the official kickoff of the community gardening season in New York City! The day will be packed with more than 30 workshops on garden-related topics.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Apr 18

Arts, Culture & Fun: National Bird Screening

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

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
National Bird follows whistleblowers who, despite possible consequences, are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war.
Free!

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