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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

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Jul 26

Summer Reading Storytime

at Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join The Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Jul 27

In The Shop: Book Signing with Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

4:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Meet the author and take home this valuable guide to raising healthy kids naturally.
Free!

Jul 27

Open Mic Night in the Garden

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come share your work or simply enjoy.

Jul 27

Arts, Culture, and Fun: Nuyorican Poets Cafe

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

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us as poets from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe perform dynamic works of spoken word and lead a writing and performance masterclass. An open mic will follow.
Free!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jul 30

Meet the Artists: Amie Cunat and Joiri Minaya

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Meet Sunroom Project Space artists Amie Cunat and Joiri Minaya.
Free!

Jul 30

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folkloreof the universe. Join us to explore the evening sky at Pelham Bay P…
Free!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Jul 31

Living with Urban Coyotes

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Come learn about an oft-misunderstood member of our local habitat—the urban coyote.
Free!

Jul 31

Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Screening of The Girls in the Band

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
The Girls in the Band tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30s to the present day.
Free!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Aug 2

Summer Reading Storytime

at Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join The Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Aug 6

Artists and Curator Talk

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
We will discuss works on view and how contemporary artists are continuing to reevaluate popular culture a half-century after the emergence of Pop art.

Aug 6

Hot Compost Hands-On Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Take your composting to the next level at this hands-on workshop presented by NYC Compost Project and the Queens Botanical Garden.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Aug 7

Living with Urban Coyotes

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in learning about coyotes, an oft-misunderstood member of our local habitat.
Free!

Aug 7

Person Place Thing at Wave Hill

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Wave Hill hosts two stars from Showtime’s new hit Billions at a live taping of the podcast Person Place Thing.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Aug 9

Summer Reading Storytime

at Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join The Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Aug 10

Composting 101

at Central Pavilion (in Msgr. McGolrick Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Composting 101 August 10 and 17 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Have you wanted to start composting but have no idea how to start? If so, then join Audubon New York and the NYC Compost Project…
Free!

Aug 10

Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark Painting on the Rooftop

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing, and composition. You'll get to take home your painting!
Free!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Aug 13

A Day in the Life of the Bronx River

at Concrete Plant Park , Bronx , 180th Street and Boston Road (in Bronx Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Our Citizen Science Stewards will participate in different studies throughout the watershed, culminating with a data exchange information about how to get involved with CS.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Aug 14

Historic New York: The World's Fair

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come learn about the famous World's Fairs at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Free!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Aug 21

Living with White-tailed Deer

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come learn more about local white-tailed deer with the Urban Park Rangers!
Free!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug 25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night - Square Dancing!

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The folks at City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. Swing your corner and do-si-do!
Free!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sep 3

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights: Neptune at Opposition

at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 116th St (in Rockaway Beach) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us for an Astronomy evening: Neptune at Opposition at Beach 116th Street at the Boardwalk NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the s…
Free!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sep 4

Heather Garden Design Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden.
Free!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sep 25

Living with White-Tailed Deer

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come learn about white-tailed deer with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

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