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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 18, 2019

Jan18

Preparing your Garden for Spring: Lunch Hour Learning Monthly Series

at Alley Pond Environmental CenterQueens

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The workshop will cover soil testing, cover crops, compost application, and planning tips to help you get your garden rolling as soon as the weather warms up.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Jan19

The Garden and Beyond: An Afternoon of History at Wave Hill

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn about Wave Hill’s illustrious residents and architecture. Then, a behind-the-scenes tour of the winter garden includes access to areas of Wave Hill not open to the public!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Jan23

Growing Up Under the Influence: A Horticultural Lecture by Colin Cabot

at NY School of Interior DesignManhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
This year’s three lectures illuminate how deeply an intimate garden like Wave Hill is embedded in the larger world of horticulture.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Jan26

6th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Closing Reception

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
This is your last chance to see the work and meet and greet the artists!
Free!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Jan27

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.
Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Jan29

Restorative Garden Design

at GreenThumb OfficeManhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This workshop will focus on designing a garden from the ground up, with a focus on applying environmental psychology principles to design gardens that benefit both plants and people.
Free!

Jan29

Monsignor Kett Playground Public Scoping Meeting

at Dyckman Cornerstone Center (in Monsignor Kett Playground)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Come share your input on the playground's future at this important meeting. We will develop a schematic design, which will be presented to Community Board 12 for public review.
Free!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Feb 2

Public Art Event: Student-Led Workshops with Artist Nick Kozak

at Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Nick Kozak’s installation Opposition Position challenges us to examine our education system and to stage our own educational interactions in this classroom in the park.
Free!

Feb 2

To Sleep or Not to Sleep: Winter Survival Strategies Nature Presentation

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

1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Discover the amazing, sometimes strange, adaptations that allow native amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds to survive harsh New York winters.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Feb 3

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.
Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Feb 9

The African American Contribution to Washington Heights

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

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
This lecture will focus on exceptional prominent African Americans who lived in and around Washington Heights and the neighborhood surrounding the Museum.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Feb10

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.
Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Feb16

Crazy for Composting

at Watson Building at New York Botanical Garden (in Bronx Park)Bronx

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Are you passionate about composting but want more from your bin? These sessions provide the practical tips, advice, and encouragement you need to take composting to the next level.
Free!

Feb16

Winter Workspace Session 1 Open Studios

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

12:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Individual artists share their studio practice with the public on this open studio day.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Feb19

Bryant Park Winter Poetry with Get Fresh Books LLC

at Kinokuniya BookstoreManhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Bryant Park Poetry goes indoors to Kinokuniya Bookstore for the winter. This month features Victor Alcindor, Marina Carreira, Darla Himeles, and Lynne McEniry. In partnership with Get Fresh Books LLC.
Free!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Feb20

The Evolution of Chanticleer’s Gravel Garden: A Horticultural Lecture by Lisa Roper

at NY School of Interior DesignManhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Roper will speak about how form, texture, color, and rhythm are carefully considered as she plants and edits photography serving to inform her design decisions.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Mar 2

Public Art Event: Student-Led Workshops with Artist Nick Kozak

at Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Nick Kozak’s installation Opposition Position challenges us to examine our education system and to stage our own educational interactions in this classroom in the park.
Free!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Mar 9

Art in the Garden Closing Reception & Artist Talk: Organic Emergence

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Take one last look at Organic Emergence, meet the artist, and join us for a closing reception. Registration is required.
Free!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Mar16

Staten Island Garden Get Together

at Snug HarborStaten Island

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
We invite you to a forum for Staten Island community members to learn more about starting, growing, or joining a community garden.
Free!

Mar16

El Comadrazo

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

11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
This is a cultural networking event or gathering of Las Comadres. Engage in life-enhancing dialogue about education, employment, experiences, opportunities, culture, and social capital resources.
Free!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Mar19

Bryant Park Winter Poetry with Tupelo Press

at Kinokuniya BookstoreManhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Bryant Park Poetry goes indoors to Kinokuniya Bookstore for the winter. This month features Chaun Ballard, Joseph Campana, Mario Chard, and Nomi Stone. In partnership with Tupelo Press.
Free!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Apr16

Bryant Park Winter Poetry with Spork Press

at Kinokuniya BookstoreManhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Bryant Park Poetry goes indoors to Kinokuniya Bookstore for the winter. This month features Dorothy Chan, Rae Gouirand, Paul Legault, and David Welch. In partnership with Spork Press.
Free!

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