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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

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Aug17

Farm & Compost Tours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover what’s behind the scenes at QBG Farm & Compost. In this one-hour tour you will get a crash course on how we produce nutrient-rich compost from food scraps and horticultural waste.

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Snug Harbor Art & Architecture Tour

at Visitor Information Booth (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn about our 28 historic buildings dating from 1833, including six of the first New York City Landmarks and one of the finest collections of Greek Revival architecture.

Must See
Event
Aug17

Adults Soul Painting Ceremony with Bianca Dominguez: Heal the Man in order to Heal the Land

at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C) (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
During the ceremony, the karmic cords and the shadows of the self are illuminated to be acknowledged and healed through the power of breath, meditation, and creative expression.

Aug17

Luscious Tropical Plants: Snug Harbor Garden Workshop

at Visitor Information Booth (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See how Snug Harbor horticulturists prepare for the coming season.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Aug18

Battle Week 2019: Maryland 400 Remembrance Ceremony

at Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Old Stone House and our colleagues from the Michael A. Rawley American Legion Post for our annual remembrance of the Maryland 400.
Free!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Aug19

Reel Talks

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

12:30 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Talks on movies, the culture of cinema, and filmmaking. Hosted by Film Connoisseur Scott Adlerberg.
Free!

Aug19

Reel Talks

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

12:30 p.m.1:45 p.m.
This week, Vanda Krefft discusses her book The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox.
Free!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Aug20

Community Forum: Group Meeting for Devoe Park

at St. Nicholas of Tolentine ChurchBronx This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join us at the first group meeting for Devoe Park. Share your ideas for the park, discuss what the community can do, and imagine how you and others can help. Community dinner included!
Free!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Aug21

Non-Fiction Authors

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
American history as seen through the eyes of preeminent authors. Produced in partnership with the New-York Historical Society. Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay
Free!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Aug22

NYPL StoryTime at Ollie's Playgound

at Ollie's Playground (in St. Nicholas Park)Manhattan

1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us for a free storytime event in partnership with the Hamilton Grange Branch of the New York Public Library.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 23, 2019

Aug23

Free Community Friday

at Westchester Avenue Park Entrance (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on the last Friday of the month from June through October for fun activities including Foodway tours, free paddling, art workshops, and more!
Free!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Aug24

Networking Workshop for Bronx Volunteers: Bronx Parks Connections

at Hostos Community CollegeBronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Mingle with community leaders, hear from Parks staff, get the latest resources from community organizations. Enjoy a free lunch and get plugged into a network of Bronx park volunteers.
Free!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Aug28

Non-Fiction Authors

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
American history as seen through the eyes of preeminent authors. Produced in partnership with the New-York Historical Society. Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay
Free!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Aug29

MAD. SQ. HORT: Hort Talks with Michael Purugganan, Ph.D

at Southern Fountain (in Madison Square Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a series of free, lively Park walkthroughs led by a diverse group of field experts who will discuss the horticulture of the Park through their unique perspectives.
Free!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Sep 5

Networking Workshop for Queens Volunteers: Queens Parks Connections

at The Overlook (in Forest Park)Queens

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
At this networking event and workshop, mingle with community leaders and Parks staff; and discover creative ways to recruit volunteers of all ages and keep them engaged. Dinner included.
Free!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Sep11

Summer on the Hudson Literary Lounge

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson and Lamprophonic team up to bring local writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction out into nature.
Free!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sep14

Monarch Celebration

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us during what should be the height of monarch butterfly migration in our area. We’ll explore our gardens and natural areas in search of these charismatic creatures.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sep15

Sharing Our Farm Traditions: From the Caribbean to the Bronx

at La Finca del SurBronx

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
We will tour the garden, discuss Caribbean crops that grow well in this region, and hear about their connections with growing food.
Free!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sep18

Wondrous Water

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
On World Water Monitoring Day, we’ll address the importance of protecting our local water bodies and showcase how Randall's Island Park Alliance's staff track the water’s health!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sep19

Roots Workshops: 'Choices Beyond Food'

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn practical and innovative ways you can take sustainability to the next level in your own community and beyond.
Free!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Sep27

Free Community Friday

at Westchester Avenue Park Entrance (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on the last Friday of the month from June through October for fun activities including Foodway tours, free paddling, art workshops, and more!
Free!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Oct12

400 Years of Inequality: A People’s Observance

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
We invite the community to gather with us to nationally acknowledge and reflect upon the 400 years since Africans were first brought to Jamestown to be sold into bondage.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, October 25, 2019

Oct25

Free Community Friday

at Westchester Avenue Park Entrance (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on the last Friday of the month from June through October for fun activities including Foodway tours, free paddling, art workshops, and more!
Free!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Nov 6

All About ULURP: Who Decides How Land is Used in NYC?

at United Community CentersBrooklyn

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the different players involved in decisions about land use and development and the role that communities can play in decision-making.
Free!

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