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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

Sunday, May 20, 2018

May 20

Gallery Drop-In with Artists and Curators

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
rtists will speak to their specific environmental concerns and the way that they study birds and habitat to create their work.
Free!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

May 22

CANCELLED: Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

May 22

Feria Internacional del Libro Cruzando Puentes

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Spanish writer, Juan Navidad, Books Crossing Bridges, brings over 20 international writers for celebration of Books Crossing Bridges followed by a Q and A.
Free!

May 22

Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.
Free!

May 22

Planting Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

at Urban Harvest Community Garden , Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Potatoes and sweet potatoes come in all shapes and colors. Learn the secrets to planting these underground wonders with an opportunity to dig in the dirt.
Free!

May 22

Community Forum: Share Your Ideas for a Resilient East Harlem

at DREAM Charter School , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
The goal is to identify how the neighborhood can be stronger and safer in the face of climate change. Come meet the team and share your ideas. Refreshments will be served.
Free!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

May 23

Bryant Park Author: Bringing Riverdale High Alive with Graphic Novels

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

12:30 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Hear Thomas Pitilli, Archie Comics artist, discuss how he brings Riverdale High alive in Archie Comics.
Free!

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

May 24

Bryant Park HSBC Business & Finance: My Father's Business

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

12:30 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Cal Turner, Former CEO of Dollar General, discusses his new book "My Father's Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company".
Free!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

May 26

Cafe Fuerte Mujeres Fuerte: Telling Our Stories - Vision Board Workshop

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
We will look at our dreams and aspirations and how we can visualize those dreams.
Free!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

May 27

Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.
Free!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

May 29

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

May 29

Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.
Free!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

May 30

Bryant Park Author: Summer Reads

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

12:30 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Get the inside scoop on the authors' work, then stick around and get your book signed.
Free!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

May 31

Public Art Opening Reception: Out of Thin Air by Sari Carel

at City Hall Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
From Friday, June 1 to Sunday, July 8, 2018, visitors of City Hall Park can experience an immersive soundscape composed entirely of the sounds of breathing.
Free!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Jun 2

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Art-Making at Queens Green Day

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates' artists and local partners for activities and art-making opportunities as part of the new Queens Green Day.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Queens Green Day

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The inaugural Queens Green Day is a celebration of all things “green” – local ecological initiatives, food justice, gardening, urban farming, and healthy living.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Urban Gardening Techniques in English and Español

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
As part of Socrates’ Queens Green Day, farmers Rob McGrath and Cristhian Monedero will facilitate interactive presentations of urban gardening techniques.
Free!

Jun 2

Go Green! Brooklyn Festival

at 900 Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 a.m.
Go Green is a fun and informative day of exhibits and activities promoting Earth Day values for the thousands of park-goers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Meet the Artist: Austin Ballard

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Artist Austin Ballard will discuss his installation "Rumors" with Curator of Visual Arts Eileen Jeng Lynch in this artist talk.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Jun 3

Turtle & Shell Show and Tell

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

1:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Our youngest visitors and their families are invited to drop by this informal info station to see turtle shells, eggs and meet a live turtle.

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

Nature Presentation: Turtle Talk

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join environmental educator Carl Heitmuller from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for an informative (and humorous) foray into the world of turtles.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

Fey Nan Bwa: A Haitian Herb and Song Workshop with Sirene

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Vodou Priestess Sirene Dantor Rene for an afternoon of singing and learning about Haitian herbal wellness.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Jun 5

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Jun 5

Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Jun 7

Self Advocacy for Individuals with Special Needs

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
This group will be a welcoming and inclusive place for adults with disabilities to learn about, discuss, and address the social and political issues which are most important to them.
Free!

Jun 7

Working in Brooklyn: Early 20th Century Industry

at Hendrick I. Lott House , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Did you know that its waterfront factories represented the cutting edge of architecture and engineering at the turn of the twentieth century?Come learn about Brooklyn's forgotten industrial landscape.
Free!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Jun 12

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Jun 12

Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Jun 14

Broad Channel Flag Day

at East 16th Road to East 18th Road on Cross Bay Boulevard (in Broad Channel Park) , Queens

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
In celebration of Flag Day, join us for an evening of children's activities, arts and crafts, face painting, entertainment, music, refreshments, and giveaways!
Free!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Jun 16

Bartow's Literary Elevenses Book Club

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar as they lead a historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure.
Free!

Jun 16

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Means of Production / Methods of Repair with Pam Reyes

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come learn the ancient art of weaving in this creative and practical workshop.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Jun 17

Native Pollinators Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Environmental educator Tim Stanley of Native Beeology and naturalist Paul Keim lead this walk to observe our local pollinators at work.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Jun 19

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Jun 19

Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Jun 26

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Jul 3

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Jul 5

Self Advocacy for Individuals with Special Needs

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
This group will be a welcoming and inclusive place for adults with disabilities to learn about, discuss, and address the social and political issues which are most important to them.
Free!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jul 10

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Jul 17

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Jul 21

Bartow's Literary Elevenses Book Club

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar as they lead a historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure.
Free!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Jul 24

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Jul 31

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Aug 2

Self Advocacy for Individuals with Special Needs

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
This group will be a welcoming and inclusive place for adults with disabilities to learn about, discuss, and address the social and political issues which are most important to them.
Free!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Aug 7

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Aug 14

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Aug 21

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Aug 28

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Sep 4

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sep 6

Self Advocacy for Individuals with Special Needs

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
This group will be a welcoming and inclusive place for adults with disabilities to learn about, discuss, and address the social and political issues which are most important to them.
Free!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sep 11

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sep 18

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sep 22

Summer on the Hudson: Art in the Parks Potluck Artist Talk

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Meet, greet, and potluck picnic with Riverside Park South artist Sarah E. Brook to learn about our newest sculpture on display, Viewfinding.
Free!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Sep 25

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Oct 2

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Oct 4

Self Advocacy for Individuals with Special Needs

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
This group will be a welcoming and inclusive place for adults with disabilities to learn about, discuss, and address the social and political issues which are most important to them.
Free!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Oct 9

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Oct 16

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Oct 23

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Oct 30

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Nov 1

Self Advocacy for Individuals with Special Needs

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
This group will be a welcoming and inclusive place for adults with disabilities to learn about, discuss, and address the social and political issues which are most important to them.
Free!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Nov 6

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Nov 13

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Nov 20

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Nov 27

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Dec 4

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Dec 6

Self Advocacy for Individuals with Special Needs

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
This group will be a welcoming and inclusive place for adults with disabilities to learn about, discuss, and address the social and political issues which are most important to them.
Free!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Dec 11

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Dec 18

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Dec 25

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

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