NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:29:01 GMT <![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: September 21, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-21 2018-09-21 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Eye on Nature: Artists Explore the World of Plants and Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/eye-on-nature-artists-explore-the-world-of-plants-and-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/eye-on-nature-artists-explore-the-world-of-plants-and-animals Date: September 21, 2018

Please note: on Saturdays, this exhibit is on view from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Four artists offer illustrated work in a variety of media including colored pencil, digital, and printmaking. The artists use botanical and natural science methods, where the subjects are rendered to accurately describe the species in an artistic manner.

The work is both fine art and science based.

Curated by Donna Miskend. Participating artists: Jennifer Deutscher, Maria Giuliani, Donna Miskend, Julia Ruth, with guest speaker Stephen Paul DeVillo, author of The Bronx River in History and Folklore.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-21 2018-09-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b816d667374f.jpg Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:14:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - City as Ecosystem: NYC Urban Field Station Artists Residency]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency Date: September 21, 2018

The New York City Urban Field Station brings art and science together with their Artists in Residence program to foster new ideas and programs about urban conservation, environmental stewardship, land management, and community resilience.

By engaging artists in thinking about social-ecological systems and natural resource management, the program applies creative approaches to make complex systems and concepts more accessible. This exhibition highlights projects explored in a variety of media by UFS resident artists Katie Holten, Matthew Jensen, Mary Mattingly, Lize Mogel, Heidi Neilson, and Adam Stoltman. The NYC UFS is a partnership between The USDA Forest Service, NYC Parks, and the Natural Areas Conservancy.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-21 2018-09-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b855d59916d4.JPG Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:29:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the AXIS Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project Date: September 21, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-632-7344

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center

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2018-09-21 2018-09-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: September 21, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-21 2018-09-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park: Yuka Aikawa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/piano-in-bryant-park-yuka-aikawa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/piano-in-bryant-park-yuka-aikawa Date: September 21, 2018

New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park.

This week's performer is Yuka Aikawa, jazz pianist, composer, and accompanist.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-09-21 2018-09-21 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b71e6dabf1ca.jpg Mon, 10 Sep 2018 13:58:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/adults-imaginative-arts Date: September 21, 2018

Adults will create works of art employing imaginative techniques, using various materials. The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts. Participants are encouraged to use their imagination for ideas, as well as take inspiration from their environment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-21 2018-09-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b6cc3d592b.jpg Mon, 30 Jul 2018 13:43:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Square Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/bryant-park-square-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/bryant-park-square-dance Date: September 21, 2018

Come on down for live music, dancing, countrified lawn activities (including cornhole and trick-roping lessons), plus beer and wine and tasty grub curated by Hester Street Fair (for purchase).

Dave Harvey of NYC Barn Dance is coming back to serve as the featured caller, backed by live boot-stomping bands. We will offer a free bag check, so you can keep your hands free to swing your partner. You’ll meet loads of people, and we’ll teach you the steps. No partner or experience is necessary.

We invite everyone to dust off that festive country attire and check out a midtown hoedown like no other!

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-09-21 2018-09-21 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b58b25fa5567.jpg Tue, 07 Aug 2018 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 21, 2018

BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night. A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-09-21 2018-09-21 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dadbdee7b0.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:29:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: September 21, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best!

Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. It's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-09-21 2018-09-21 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593e9fe86de25.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Padre Nuestro]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/movies-under-the-stars-padre-nuestro http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/movies-under-the-stars-padre-nuestro Date: September 21, 2018

Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film!

Padre Nuestro
A Mexican teen comes to Brooklyn to meet his long-lost father - only to have his identity stolen upon arrival by an impostor who seeks to steal the fathers' fortune. This bilingual film features Jesus Ochoa (EL BIENAMADO), Armando Hernandez (EL CESAR) and Jorge Adrián Espíndola (THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA).

Before You Go: You should come before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2018-09-21 2018-09-21 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.70360183715820000, -73.92340087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b8ecde5d7e0a.jpg Fri, 07 Sep 2018 13:13:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Park Slope Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/park-slope-bluegrass-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/park-slope-bluegrass-festival Date: September 21, 2018

The Park Slope Bluegrass and Old Time Jamboree returns to the Old Stone House & Washington Park for two days of amazing music in the community, sponsored by the Folk Music Society of New York.

On Friday, September 21, at 8:00 p.m., James Reams & The Barnstormers will play the Great Room of the Old Stone House. Nominated by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2002 as Emerging Artist of the Year, James Reams & the Barnstormers play traditional bluegrass music with an old-time country edge and a sound that’s very much their own. They feature hard driving rhythm and 3-part harmonies that take you back to a time before bluegrass was smoothed out for the uninitiated, the ill-prepared or the faint of heart. The band includes James on guitar and lead vocals; Mark Farrell on mandolin and harmony; Doug Nicolaisen on banjo; and Carl Hayano on upright bass and harmony.

On Saturday, September 22, beginning at noon, New York's folk, traditional and old-time music community will gather to jam outdoors in the park and in the beautiful gardens at the Old Stone House.

Affordable music workshops with talented musicians including Songwriting with James Reams at 2:00 p.m.; vocal harmonies with Bill Christophersen at 3:00 p.m., and Old Time Banjo with Henry Zapoznik at 4:00 p.m. will be offered at Middle School 51. At 5:00 p.m., gather for cheese and beer and more jamming at the Old Stone House.

On Saturday evening, starting at 6:00 p.m., in the auditorium at Middle School 51, the annual Brown Jug Concert will feature up-and-coming artists the Zolla Boys, Two Lazy Aces, and American and Yiddish music great, Henry Zapoznik, capped by a presentation of the Brown Jug Award which honors exceptional bluegrass and old-time musicians. All are welcome at this "happy little festival"!

Performers

Zolla Boys

Ben Zolla and his brother Sam, are young and talented plus still holding onto tradition and bringing it into the new age. The boys have found their voices; from songs of the Louvin Brothers, Stanley Brothers, and Jim and Jesse. They have been featured on the stage at the Grey Fox Bluegrass festival, and perform at numerous bluegrass festivals throughout New England.

Two Lazy Aces

The Lazy Aces began as an old-time string band trio whose music ranged from Appalachian ballads to Honky Tonk to modal melodies and breakdowns. They performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Clearwater Festival, the Brandywine Mountain Music Festival and elsewhere and recorded “Still Lazy After All These Years” for the Marimac label.

Though the larger-format Lazy Aces are no longer active, founding members Dave Howard and Bill Christophersen have continued to play together as a duo. They were featured at Pinewoods Folk Music Camp’s American Week and, at the New York Folk Music Society’s Memorial Day weekend retreat, where they performed old-time tunes and country songs drawn from the likes of Gid Tanner’s Skillet Lickers, the Carter Family, Fiddlin’Arthur Smith, the Louvin Brothers, Lefty Frizzell, and Ray Price.

Henry Sapoznik

“Sapoznik's banjoistic chickens come home to roost in this long-awaited return to old-time music and the 5-string. “ -- recent quote concerning his recent album featuring old-time and Bluegrass tunes. He is an award-winning author, record and radio producer and performer of traditional American and Yiddish music.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-09-21 2018-09-21 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b9c67c092bc6.jpg Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:43:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: September 22, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Eye on Nature: Artists Explore the World of Plants and Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/eye-on-nature-artists-explore-the-world-of-plants-and-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/eye-on-nature-artists-explore-the-world-of-plants-and-animals Date: September 22, 2018

Please note: on Saturdays, this exhibit is on view from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Four artists offer illustrated work in a variety of media including colored pencil, digital, and printmaking. The artists use botanical and natural science methods, where the subjects are rendered to accurately describe the species in an artistic manner.

The work is both fine art and science based.

Curated by Donna Miskend. Participating artists: Jennifer Deutscher, Maria Giuliani, Donna Miskend, Julia Ruth, with guest speaker Stephen Paul DeVillo, author of The Bronx River in History and Folklore.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b816d667374f.jpg Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:14:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: September 22, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[36th Annual Queens County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/36th-annual-queens-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/36th-annual-queens-county-fair Date: September 22, 2018

Our traditional county fair boasts blue ribbon competitions in produce, livestock, arts and crafts, and more. Enjoy pie eating and corn husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, and midway games. Visit our Bavarian beer garden featuring traditional live music and dance, check out craft and food vendors, and get recycling tips at the Con Edison Ecology booth. This is also opening weekend of The Amazing Maize Maze. Give your family an experience to remember!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b9925b9f1c49.jpg Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:28:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson River Park's SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/hudson-river-parks-submerge-marine-science-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/hudson-river-parks-submerge-marine-science-festival Date: September 22, 2018

There’s something for everyone at this year’s SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival - a daylong science extravaganza.

SUBMERGE celebrates NYC’s coastal waters by bringing marine science to life. This day of interactive science at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 invites the public to experience awesome experiments, kid-approved science entertainment, catch & release fishing, kayaking and more! Hudson River Park’s Estuary Lab is committed to advancing public awareness and understanding of our local waterways. At SUBMERGE, dozens of organizations that further this mission will share their work. The SUBMERGE festival aims to inspire audiences of all ages and make marine science and STEM accessible and engaging for everyone.

Bring your family to experience this inspirational and fun-filled day in Hudson River Park! Some highlights include:

  • The SUBMERGE Science Stage – a place to explore native NYC wildlife and experience larger than life experiments
  • Watch an inspiring production of “The City That Drinks the Mountain Sky: Part 2” from the Arm of the Sea Theater Company, which explores new challenges facing NYC’s water supply, including the unfolding effects of a changing climate
  • Meet local Hudson River creatures such as striped bass and blue crabs at the Roving River – Hudson River Park’s aquarium tricycle that showcases wildlife on wheels!
  • Research partners from all over the country will be joining us to share engaging marine science, including PVC ROV – experts in underwater marine robotics that will allow children the amazing opportunity to operate a submersible remotely operated vehicle (ROV)

*Rain Date is September 23*

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-627-2020

Location: Hudson River Park's Pier 84

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2018-09-22 2018-09-22 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76391109709900000, -74.00163555145300000 Mon, 10 Sep 2018 13:58:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Preparing Your Garden for Fall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/preparing-your-garden-for-fall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/preparing-your-garden-for-fall Date: September 22, 2018

Celebrate the first day of fall! Autumn is here, and it’s nearly time to put the garden to sleep for the season. Join QBG Farm & Compost staff to learn how to care for your soil during fall and winter. Presented by NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden.

We’ll discuss soil testing, cover crops, mulch, and compost application as well as season extension tips.

Registration is required.

Event Tip: Spend the day at the Garden! This event takes place on Art in the Garden Day, which also includes a Flower Press Workshop (registration required), art viewing and making with The Art Bus Project.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-09-22 2018-09-22 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b8960860035e.jpg Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:43:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Giveaway with the Brooklyn Public Library: Windsor Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/tree-giveaway-with-the-brooklyn-public-library-windsor-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/tree-giveaway-with-the-brooklyn-public-library-windsor-terrace Date: September 22, 2018

The New York Restoration Project continues to partner with community organizations throughout the five boroughs to give away hundreds of free trees to New Yorkers during the spring and fall seasons. With the help of more than 100 community organizations, NYRP has given away tens of thousands of trees to be planted in New York City!

This fall, we will partner with the Brooklyn Public Library: Windsor Terrace

To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:

  • plant in one of the five boroughs;
  • keep trees properly watered and maintained;
  • and plant your tree in the ground of your yard or community garden and NOT along streets or in city parks.

Please note: Registration is required. There is a one tree maximum for participants who pre-register in Giveaways this year. Family members must be present to claim their own.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Brooklyn Public Library: Windsor Terrace

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2018-09-22 2018-09-22 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64871060000000000, -73.97671270000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b9807a9b327a.JPG Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:29:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Giveaway With the Fordham Bedford Community Services]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/tree-giveaway-with-the-fordham-bedford-community-services http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/tree-giveaway-with-the-fordham-bedford-community-services Date: September 22, 2018

The New York Restoration Project continues to partner with community organizations throughout the five boroughs to give away hundreds of free trees to New Yorkers during the spring and fall seasons. With the help of more than 100 community organizations, NYRP has given away tens of thousands of trees to be planted in New York City!

This fall we will partner with the Fordham Bedford Community Services

To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:

  • plant in one of the five boroughs;
  • keep trees properly watered and maintained;
  • and plant your tree in the ground of your yard or community garden and NOT along streets or in city parks.

Please note: Registration is required. There is a one tree maximum for participants who pre-register in Giveaways this year. Family members must be present to claim their own trees.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: West Farms Square and East Tremont Avenue

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2018-09-22 2018-09-22 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.84054950000000000, -73.87959440000000000 Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:59:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Stop 'N' Swap]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/coney-island-stop-n-swap http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/coney-island-stop-n-swap Date: September 22, 2018

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something.

This is an outdoor event; the event is subject to cancellation with inclement weather.

Volunteering with Stop 'N' Swap

Help GrowNYC create an event where people find things they need and reduce waste! At Stop 'N’ Swaps New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. The public is invited to bring and take gently-used items, like books, clothes, household goods, and toys. You don't need to bring something to take something. The only things we don’t take are large items/furniture.

As a volunteer you will help receive, sort, and display the gently-used items that people bring. You might also help keep areas neat, take pictures, or help promote some of the other great work GrowNYC's Zero Waste Program does!

Stop 'N' Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills. By volunteering you will create an opportunity for people to bring things they no longer need instead of throwing them away, and find things they do want without manufacturing, packaging, or transportation.

Email ymihojevich@grownyc.org to learn more about volunteering!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7913

Location: PS 100 Parking Lot

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2018-09-22 2018-09-22 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.57754460000000000, -73.97083560000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b89618d7c772.jpg Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden Day: The Art Bus Project at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/art-in-the-garden-day-the-art-bus-project-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/art-in-the-garden-day-the-art-bus-project-at-qbg Date: September 22, 2018

The Art Bus Project is on a mobile mission to bring art to Flushing, Queens! Stop by to view and make art.

Event tip: Spend the day at the Garden! This drop-in event is part of Art in the Garden Day, which also includes an Activity Table from noon to 4:00 p.n. and a Flower Press Workshop (registration required) from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-09-22 2018-09-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b895eba5a85b.jpg Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:43:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Park Slope Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/park-slope-bluegrass-and-oldtime-jamboree http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/park-slope-bluegrass-and-oldtime-jamboree Date: September 22, 2018

The Park Slope Bluegrass and Old Time Jamboree returns to the Old Stone House & Washington Park for two days of amazing music in the community, sponsored by the Folk Music Society of New York.

On Friday, September 21, at 8:00 p.m., James Reams & The Barnstormers will play the Great Room of the Old Stone House. Nominated by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2002 as Emerging Artist of the Year, James Reams & the Barnstormers play traditional bluegrass music with an old-time country edge and a sound that’s very much their own. They feature hard driving rhythm and 3-part harmonies that take you back to a time before bluegrass was smoothed out for the uninitiated, the ill-prepared or the faint of heart. The band includes James on guitar and lead vocals; Mark Farrell on mandolin and harmony; Doug Nicolaisen on banjo; and Carl Hayano on upright bass and harmony.

On Saturday, September 22, beginning at noon, New York's folk, traditional and old-time music community will gather to jam outdoors in the park and in the beautiful gardens at the Old Stone House.

Affordable music workshops with talented musicians including Songwriting with James Reams at 2:00 p.m.; vocal harmonies with Bill Christophersen at 3:00 p.m., and Old Time Banjo with Henry Zapoznik at 4:00 p.m. will be offered at Middle School 51. At 5:00 p.m., gather for cheese and beer and more jamming at the Old Stone House.

On Saturday evening, starting at 6:00 p.m., in the auditorium at Middle School 51, the annual Brown Jug Concert will feature up-and-coming artists the Zolla Boys, Two Lazy Aces, and American and Yiddish music great, Henry Zapoznik, capped by a presentation of the Brown Jug Award which honors exceptional bluegrass and old-time musicians. All are welcome at this "happy little festival"!

Performers

Zolla Boys

Ben Zolla and his brother Sam, are young and talented plus still holding onto tradition and bringing it into the new age. The boys have found their voices; from songs of the Louvin Brothers, Stanley Brothers, and Jim and Jesse. They have been featured on the stage at the Grey Fox Bluegrass festival, and perform at numerous bluegrass festivals throughout New England.

Two Lazy Aces

The Lazy Aces began as an old-time string band trio whose music ranged from Appalachian ballads to Honky Tonk to modal melodies and breakdowns. They performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Clearwater Festival, the Brandywine Mountain Music Festival and elsewhere and recorded “Still Lazy After All These Years” for the Marimac label.

Though the larger-format Lazy Aces are no longer active, founding members Dave Howard and Bill Christophersen have continued to play together as a duo. They were featured at Pinewoods Folk Music Camp’s American Week and, at the New York Folk Music Society’s Memorial Day weekend retreat, where they performed old-time tunes and country songs drawn from the likes of Gid Tanner’s Skillet Lickers, the Carter Family, Fiddlin’Arthur Smith, the Louvin Brothers, Lefty Frizzell, and Ray Price.

Henry Sapoznik

“Sapoznik's banjoistic chickens come home to roost in this long-awaited return to old-time music and the 5-string. “ -- recent quote concerning his recent album featuring old-time and Bluegrass tunes. He is an award-winning author, record and radio producer and performer of traditional American and Yiddish music.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 12:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b9c67c092bc6.jpg Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:43:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Astoria Park Shore Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/astoria-park-shore-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/astoria-park-shore-fest Date: September 22, 2018

On Saturday, September 22, Astoria Park Alliance will bring its signature Shore Fest event back to Astoria Park. The event festivities will take place on the Main Lawn adjacent to the Bocce Court off Shore Boulevard with local sponsorship from Ridgewood Savings Bank.

The event has intentionally been scheduled for mid-September to take advantage of comfortable weather that late summer brings.

Live music will be performed on a main stage procured by The Alliance with a rotating set of local musicians from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., including The Fogo Azul Drumline, East River Blues Band, and more!

Shore Fest promises to bring fun for all ages with classic competitions like a watermelon eating contest, potato sack races, egg on a spoon and bean bag toss. Local Astoria retailers have donated generous gift prizes for Shore Fest participants.

Shore Fest will also be a place to learn a new skill or hobby like bocce, yoga, zumba, bird watching, and even improv acting.

A Donut eating contest for all ages will be supported by new Astoria donut shop Sugar & Water. Kids will be encouraged to get their faces painted and enjoy assorted arts and crafts activities on the main lawn.

Astoria Park Alliance is celebrating its eleventh-year anniversary, and 2018 marks the organization's first full year as an official 501(c)(3) non-profit. APA welcomes the community to celebrate these achievements while connecting with other Astorians in enjoying the park’s beauty. Shore Fest is a free and fun festival that promises to close out the summer in style.

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP on Facebook and check social media for programming updates. In case of inclement weather, Shore Fest will proceed the following day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (516) 455-0234

Location: Great Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.78045660379500000, -73.92074298858600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b9c52027dc84.jpg Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:44:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: September 22, 2018

Kids have fun making themed art with paper:

  • August - Paint with Tissue Paper
  • September - Frog Plate Craft

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b739ab5d37.jpg Thu, 02 Aug 2018 16:29:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden Day: Flower Press Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/art-in-the-garden-day-flower-press-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/art-in-the-garden-day-flower-press-workshop Date: September 22, 2018

Draw inspiration from the exhibit Impressive Plants to create pressed flower artwork and learn about herbarium.

Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

Event tip: Spend the day at the Garden! This event is part of Art in the Garden Day, which also includes an Activity Table from noon to 4:00 p.m. and art viewing and making with the Art Bus Project from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Do and see more with Impressive Plants! Be sure to check out the Impressive Plants exhibit, on view now through November 18 at the Visitor & Administrative Building Gallery. Plus, join us for the closing reception of the exhibit on Sunday, November 18.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-09-22 2018-09-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b89622124fa2.JPG Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:59:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - Revelations Workshop with Lisa Johnson-Willingham]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/arts-culture-fun-ailey-extension-revelations-workshop-with-lisa-johnson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/arts-culture-fun-ailey-extension-revelations-workshop-with-lisa-johnson Date: September 22, 2018

NYC Parks and Ailey Extension are bringing dance to the people.

Celebrate Ailey's 60th Anniversary with a special Revelations dance workshop with former Ailey Dancer and Director Lisa Johnson-Willingham.

Let us know if you're joining us! RSVP on Eventbrite at revelationshb.eventbrite.com.

About Alvin Ailey Extension
The Ailey Extension offers real classes for real people to embody the legacy of Mr. Ailey by bringing dance back to the people and making dance accessible to all people. Our instructors are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment to give you an unforgettable dance experience.

Photo credit: Photo of Lisa Johnson-Willingham by Joe Epstein

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Lawn at 173rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.84218759099500000, -73.93456053733800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4f133c48bd.jpg Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:44:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Captain Underpants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-captain-underpants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-captain-underpants Date: September 22, 2018

Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film!

Based on the children's novel series of the same name by Dav Pilkey, this animated superhero comedy follows two imaginative elementary school pranksters, George Beard and Harold Hutchins who hypnotize their mean-spirited principal, Mr. Krupp, into thinking he is Captain Underpants, a superhero who fights crime while wearing only underwear and a cape.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Monsignor McGolrick Park (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72439956665039000, -73.94339752197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599c4f0d1c787.jpg Mon, 10 Sep 2018 10:13:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: September 23, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: September 23, 2018

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how the Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Registration is required.
Included with Garden admission. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-09-23 2018-09-23 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b9bb64e7edea.PNG Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:44:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: September 23, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: September 23, 2018

Join NYC Parks for goalball, a Paralympic sports for athletes with visual impairments. This sport is played by two blindfolded teams of three using a ball with bells on the inside to score goals against your opponent. Test your agility and hearing skills against the best!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Big City Fishing: Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/big-city-fishing-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/big-city-fishing-sundays Date: September 23, 2018

Fishing in New York City? You bet! We provide the rods, reels, bait, and instruction for participants to drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I fish for more than 30 minutes?

In order to accommodate the growing demand for this program, we have limited each participant to a 30 minute session. We believe that this is a meaningful and productive time allowance to fish that will enable even more New Yorkers to connect with the Hudson River!

Why can’t my organized group come to Big City Fishing?

Big City Fishing is open to the public and therefore we cannot accommodate large groups fishing. If you are a leader of an organized group, we invite you to participate in one of the many scheduled educational programs throughout the park. Learn more about our summer camp programs here.

Can I sign up in advance for a 30 time slot?

Sign-ups cannot be made in advance for Big City Fishing. After the program begins, you can speak to one of our Park Educators to sign up for a fishing pole.

Will I catch a fish?

We hope so! Fishing is a sport that takes a lot of patience and sometimes luck. If you don’t catch a fish we encourage you to come back and try again at another program!

I’m on the Pier but can’t find Big City Fishing, where is it?

Look for our large blue tent. Park Educators will be set up along the railing with a large “Big City Fishing” sign on the tent and a row of fishing poles.

What happens if it rains?

We want your Big City Fishing experience to be enjoyable and safe therefore inclement weather can sometimes create the need to cancel Big City Fishing. If we do cancel Big City Fishing, we will post it both on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

What lives in the Hudson River?

Hudson River Park includes 400 acres of an estuarine sanctuary, protected waters in our Park! There are over 70 species of fish that call the Hudson River home, including striped bass, American eels, and lined seahorses! You can learn more about our ecosystem here.

What time should I arrive to sign up for a fishing pole?

Due to high demand, we cannot guarantee a time slot for Big City Fishing. It is difficult to tell exactly how busy each program will be, but we recommend signing up for a fishing pole during the first half of the program to increase your chances of participation.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Hudson River Park's Pier 25

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2018-09-23 2018-09-23 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.72040176391601600, -74.01570129394531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b609540d5614.jpg Thu, 02 Aug 2018 16:29:14 EDT
<![CDATA[36th Annual Queens County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/36th-annual-queens-county-fair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/36th-annual-queens-county-fair1 Date: September 23, 2018

Our traditional county fair boasts blue ribbon competitions in produce, livestock, arts and crafts, and more. Enjoy pie eating and corn husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, and midway games. Visit our Bavarian beer garden featuring traditional live music and dance, check out craft and food vendors, and get recycling tips at the Con Edison Ecology booth. This is also opening weekend of The Amazing Maize Maze. Give your family an experience to remember!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b9925b9f1c49.jpg Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:28:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: September 23, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:46 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/summer-on-the-hudson-sun-gaze-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/summer-on-the-hudson-sun-gaze-sundays Date: September 23, 2018

The Amateur Astronomers Association and solar-gazing return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b327c6d4bac6.JPG Thu, 28 Jun 2018 12:44:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: September 24, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-24 2018-09-24 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - City as Ecosystem: NYC Urban Field Station Artists Residency]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency Date: September 24, 2018

The New York City Urban Field Station brings art and science together with their Artists in Residence program to foster new ideas and programs about urban conservation, environmental stewardship, land management, and community resilience.

By engaging artists in thinking about social-ecological systems and natural resource management, the program applies creative approaches to make complex systems and concepts more accessible. This exhibition highlights projects explored in a variety of media by UFS resident artists Katie Holten, Matthew Jensen, Mary Mattingly, Lize Mogel, Heidi Neilson, and Adam Stoltman. The NYC UFS is a partnership between The USDA Forest Service, NYC Parks, and the Natural Areas Conservancy.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-24 2018-09-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b855d59916d4.JPG Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:29:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: September 24, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-24 2018-09-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park: Deanna Witkowski]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/piano-in-bryant-park-deanna-witkowski http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/piano-in-bryant-park-deanna-witkowski Date: September 24, 2018

New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park.

This week's performer is Deanna Witkowski, winner of Great American Jazz Piano Competition.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-09-24 2018-09-24 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b71e7c41a424.jpg Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:13:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Public Theater Mobile Unit National: Sweat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-presents-sweat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-presents-sweat Date: September 24, 2018

SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat. Recommended for ages 16+.

Please note: Space is limited. Please RSVP to hold your spot by emailing manhattan.acf@parks.nyc.gov.

About the Public Theater Mobile Unit
The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit breaks down economic and geographic barriers to the arts by meeting our communities where they are, staging free professional theater productions in local neighborhood venues such as libraries, homeless shelters, and community centers across all five New York City boroughs. This reimagining of The Public Theater’s original Mobile Theater is inspired by Ten Thousand Things Theater in Minneapolis, MN.

The Mobile Unit National initiative represents our first expansion of this program beyond New York. Mobile Unit National will produce an 18-stop tour of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play SWEAT in Fall 2018, traveling through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Each tour stop will be supported by tailored artistic engagement activities designed to amplify the voices of local communities in the Rust Belt and Midwest, and to powerfully connect their stories to a larger national narrative.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-09-24 2018-09-24 6:30 pm 8:45 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7dda4c5917d.jpg Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:59:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: September 25, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-25 2018-09-25 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Eye on Nature: Artists Explore the World of Plants and Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/eye-on-nature-artists-explore-the-world-of-plants-and-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/eye-on-nature-artists-explore-the-world-of-plants-and-animals Date: September 25, 2018

Please note: on Saturdays, this exhibit is on view from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Four artists offer illustrated work in a variety of media including colored pencil, digital, and printmaking. The artists use botanical and natural science methods, where the subjects are rendered to accurately describe the species in an artistic manner.

The work is both fine art and science based.

Curated by Donna Miskend. Participating artists: Jennifer Deutscher, Maria Giuliani, Donna Miskend, Julia Ruth, with guest speaker Stephen Paul DeVillo, author of The Bronx River in History and Folklore.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-25 2018-09-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b816d667374f.jpg Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:14:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - City as Ecosystem: NYC Urban Field Station Artists Residency]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency Date: September 25, 2018

The New York City Urban Field Station brings art and science together with their Artists in Residence program to foster new ideas and programs about urban conservation, environmental stewardship, land management, and community resilience.

By engaging artists in thinking about social-ecological systems and natural resource management, the program applies creative approaches to make complex systems and concepts more accessible. This exhibition highlights projects explored in a variety of media by UFS resident artists Katie Holten, Matthew Jensen, Mary Mattingly, Lize Mogel, Heidi Neilson, and Adam Stoltman. The NYC UFS is a partnership between The USDA Forest Service, NYC Parks, and the Natural Areas Conservancy.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-25 2018-09-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b855d59916d4.JPG Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:29:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Up-Cycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/adults-upcycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/adults-upcycle-to-art Date: September 25, 2018

Participants are encouraged to bring their recyclable items to up-cycle to art. Participants may use various mediums to achieve a decorative affect.

Please be aware a piece may take a few weeks to complete. Participants should bring an item they wish to work on (bottles, boxes, cans, containers, jugs, jars, cartons, etc.). Participants may take inspiration from the season or from art. The facilitator offers prompts, while allowing for individual expression.

  • August - Painted and Mixed-media Art: jug, bottles, jars
  • September - Refrigerator/Wall Art Piece

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-25 2018-09-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b42cdd91c9.jpg Thu, 02 Aug 2018 16:29:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: September 25, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-25 2018-09-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/communication-and-soacialization http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/communication-and-soacialization Date: September 25, 2018

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.

Staff and family members of individuals with intellectual disabilities are welcome, as well as college students interested in a career in the field

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-25 2018-09-25 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 14 Sep 2018 15:44:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park: Deanna Witkowski]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/piano-in-bryant-park-deanna-witkowski http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/piano-in-bryant-park-deanna-witkowski Date: September 25, 2018

New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park.

This week's performer is Deanna Witkowski, winner of Great American Jazz Piano Competition.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-09-25 2018-09-25 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b71e7c41a424.jpg Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:13:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Public Theater Mobile Unit National: Sweat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-presents-sweat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-presents-sweat Date: September 25, 2018

SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat. Recommended for ages 16+.

Please note: Please RSVP to hold your spot by emailing brooklyn.rsvp@parks.nyc.gov.

About the Public Theater Mobile Unit
The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit breaks down economic and geographic barriers to the arts by meeting our communities where they are, staging free professional theater productions in local neighborhood venues such as libraries, homeless shelters, and community centers across all five New York City boroughs. This reimagining of The Public Theater’s original Mobile Theater is inspired by Ten Thousand Things Theater in Minneapolis, MN.

The Mobile Unit National initiative represents our first expansion of this program beyond New York. Mobile Unit National will produce an 18-stop tour of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play SWEAT in Fall 2018, traveling through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Each tour stop will be supported by tailored artistic engagement activities designed to amplify the voices of local communities in the Rust Belt and Midwest, and to powerfully connect their stories to a larger national narrative.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 345-2706

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2018-09-25 2018-09-25 6:30 pm 8:45 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b840d5914952.jpg Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:59:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/stargazing Date: September 25, 2018

Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.

Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 3, and Tuesday, October 30.

In the event of rain, Stargazing on the High Line will be cancelled. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by 3pm.

Partners
Stargazing at the High Line is presented by Friends of the High Line in partnership with the Amateur Astronomers Association.

Support
High Line Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212)206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-09-25 2018-09-25 6:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.74177862855900000, -74.00772690773000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abe4da6c8e7d.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Inspired By... Tim Burton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/art-inspired-by http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/art-inspired-by Date: September 26, 2018

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

Art Inspired by Chuck Close
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Art Inspired by Tim Burton
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Art Inspired by Kehinde Wiley
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Know Before You Go
This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP is required. Please call (212) 397-3159 to reserve your spot.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 6:00 am 7:30 am 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b97d620ca267.jpg Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:13:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: September 26, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Eye on Nature: Artists Explore the World of Plants and Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/eye-on-nature-artists-explore-the-world-of-plants-and-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/eye-on-nature-artists-explore-the-world-of-plants-and-animals Date: September 26, 2018

Please note: on Saturdays, this exhibit is on view from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Four artists offer illustrated work in a variety of media including colored pencil, digital, and printmaking. The artists use botanical and natural science methods, where the subjects are rendered to accurately describe the species in an artistic manner.

The work is both fine art and science based.

Curated by Donna Miskend. Participating artists: Jennifer Deutscher, Maria Giuliani, Donna Miskend, Julia Ruth, with guest speaker Stephen Paul DeVillo, author of The Bronx River in History and Folklore.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b816d667374f.jpg Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:14:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - City as Ecosystem: NYC Urban Field Station Artists Residency]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency Date: September 26, 2018

The New York City Urban Field Station brings art and science together with their Artists in Residence program to foster new ideas and programs about urban conservation, environmental stewardship, land management, and community resilience.

By engaging artists in thinking about social-ecological systems and natural resource management, the program applies creative approaches to make complex systems and concepts more accessible. This exhibition highlights projects explored in a variety of media by UFS resident artists Katie Holten, Matthew Jensen, Mary Mattingly, Lize Mogel, Heidi Neilson, and Adam Stoltman. The NYC UFS is a partnership between The USDA Forest Service, NYC Parks, and the Natural Areas Conservancy.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b855d59916d4.JPG Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:29:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: September 26, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[American Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/american-sign-language Date: September 26, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. You'll also learn how to use those signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.

This program consists of 17 lessons that are repeated. Open to all adults.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 14 Sep 2018 15:44:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park: Deanna Witkowski]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/piano-in-bryant-park-deanna-witkowski http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/piano-in-bryant-park-deanna-witkowski Date: September 26, 2018

New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park.

This week's performer is Deanna Witkowski, winner of Great American Jazz Piano Competition.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b71e7c41a424.jpg Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:13:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult's Le Petite Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/adults-le-petite-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/adults-le-petite-art Date: September 26, 2018

Create a beautiful, colorful miniature work of art to take home.

  • July: Colorful Paper Mini Book
  • August: Colorful Mini Canvas Ana Banana Character
  • September: Colorful Mini Coaster A-Sailing We Will Go

For adults.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b5982e517e.jpg Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/recycle-to-art Date: September 26, 2018

Kids will turn recyclable materials into adorable works of art to use at home.

  • July: Cardboard Door Hanger
  • August: Craft Stick Rainbow
  • September: Painted Rock Photo Holder

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b626265b83.jpg Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: NYC Parks Drive-In Cinema: The Greatest Showman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/movies-under-the-stars-the-greatest-showman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/movies-under-the-stars-the-greatest-showman Date: September 26, 2018

Join NYC Parks for a free family drive-in movie!

Pack-up the kids in the car and join us in the Manhattan Beach parking lot as we screen this 2017 musical inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum’s creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the lives of its star attractions. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya.

Before You Go:
The parking lot will be open at 6:00 p.m. You should come before 6:45 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Manhattan Beach Parking Lot (in Manhattan Beach Park)

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B251 Manhattan Beach Park 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 6:45 pm 9:00 pm 40.57759857177700000, -73.94450378418000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5618d73e76c.jpg Mon, 10 Sep 2018 10:13:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: September 26, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. It's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:44 EST
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: September 27, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-27 2018-09-27 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Eye on Nature: Artists Explore the World of Plants and Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/eye-on-nature-artists-explore-the-world-of-plants-and-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/eye-on-nature-artists-explore-the-world-of-plants-and-animals Date: September 27, 2018

Please note: on Saturdays, this exhibit is on view from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Four artists offer illustrated work in a variety of media including colored pencil, digital, and printmaking. The artists use botanical and natural science methods, where the subjects are rendered to accurately describe the species in an artistic manner.

The work is both fine art and science based.

Curated by Donna Miskend. Participating artists: Jennifer Deutscher, Maria Giuliani, Donna Miskend, Julia Ruth, with guest speaker Stephen Paul DeVillo, author of The Bronx River in History and Folklore.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-27 2018-09-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b816d667374f.jpg Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:14:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - City as Ecosystem: NYC Urban Field Station Artists Residency]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency Date: September 27, 2018

The New York City Urban Field Station brings art and science together with their Artists in Residence program to foster new ideas and programs about urban conservation, environmental stewardship, land management, and community resilience.

By engaging artists in thinking about social-ecological systems and natural resource management, the program applies creative approaches to make complex systems and concepts more accessible. This exhibition highlights projects explored in a variety of media by UFS resident artists Katie Holten, Matthew Jensen, Mary Mattingly, Lize Mogel, Heidi Neilson, and Adam Stoltman. The NYC UFS is a partnership between The USDA Forest Service, NYC Parks, and the Natural Areas Conservancy.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-27 2018-09-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b855d59916d4.JPG Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:29:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: September 27, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-27 2018-09-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/special-express-arts Date: September 27, 2018

Artists will be creating a mixed media art using construction paper, magazine cutouts, cloth, string, acrylic paint, and glue.

We will be providing these materials. We advise that participants bring any other materials they might like to use (like any magazine images or computer printouts along with any small objects they would like to incorporate into their collage).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-27 2018-09-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park: Deanna Witkowski]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/piano-in-bryant-park-deanna-witkowski http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/piano-in-bryant-park-deanna-witkowski Date: September 27, 2018

New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park.

This week's performer is Deanna Witkowski, winner of Great American Jazz Piano Competition.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-09-27 2018-09-27 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b71e7c41a424.jpg Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:13:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/kids-imaginative-arts Date: September 27, 2018

Kids use your imagination to create adorable arts and crafts projects to take home. Projects may combine 2D and 3D together.

  • July: Colorful Paper Art Balloons, Flowers, Abstract Painting
  • August: Ana Banana Character make a cute banana character
  • September: A Sailing We Will Go nuts, tops, paper

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-27 2018-09-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b68be26293.jpg Mon, 30 Jul 2018 13:29:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing-A-Long in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/singalong-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/singalong-in-bryant-park Date: September 27, 2018

Join us at the Piano in Bryant Park for a Sing-A-Long.

With Russ Kassoff, trio and solo jazz, Broadway conductor, and music director, on piano.

September Sing-A-Longs take place every Thursday in September.

Please note: Sing-A-Long takes place in addition to Piano in Bryant Park (12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.).

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-09-27 2018-09-27 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6f33f9244f3.jpg Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:28:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: September 27, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best!

Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. It's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-09-27 2018-09-27 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593e9fe86de25.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Cocktail & Craft: Harvest Garlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/evening-cocktail-craft-harvest-garlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/evening-cocktail-craft-harvest-garlands Date: September 27, 2018

Create your own harvest garland while enjoying a delicious cocktail.

All materials will be provided. Adults 21+ only.

Registration is required. Included with Garden admission. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

Tip
Make it to one or all our Evening Cocktail & Craft events!

  • Thursday, October 18 – Pumpkin Carving
  • Thursday, November 15 – Terrarium Open Bar

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-09-27 2018-09-27 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b9bb6d30c6e5.JPG Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:58:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark: Rooftop Painting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-rooftop-painting-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-rooftop-painting-workshop Date: September 27, 2018

Extended by popular demand!

Join artist Amy Digi for a water color painting and monotypes printmaking workshop hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League program! The workshop will be both indoors and outside weather and sunlight permitting.

Participants will learn how to paint from observation, and learn the basics about materials, color mixing, and composition. You'll get to take home your painting! Supplies will be provided. No experience is necessary.

The class is for 18 years and older.

Please note: Space is limited, so please RSVP at rooftoptd18.eventbrite.com to hold your spot.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2018-09-27 2018-09-27 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b22b82b71519.JPG Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:43:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Avengers: Infinity War]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/movies-under-the-stars-avengers-infinity-war http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/movies-under-the-stars-avengers-infinity-war Date: September 27, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Please check the website for updates.

Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film!

This superhero adventure follows Black Panther, Iron Man, Thor and the rest of the Avengers as they unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet, Thanos. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment

Before You Go:
You should come before 6:45 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Parkside Playground

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2018-09-27 2018-09-27 6:45 pm 9:00 pm 40.65652235009000000, -73.95443032009900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5613d8e92fd.jpg Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:28:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: September 28, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-28 2018-09-28 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Eye on Nature: Artists Explore the World of Plants and Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/eye-on-nature-artists-explore-the-world-of-plants-and-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/eye-on-nature-artists-explore-the-world-of-plants-and-animals Date: September 28, 2018

Please note: on Saturdays, this exhibit is on view from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Four artists offer illustrated work in a variety of media including colored pencil, digital, and printmaking. The artists use botanical and natural science methods, where the subjects are rendered to accurately describe the species in an artistic manner.

The work is both fine art and science based.

Curated by Donna Miskend. Participating artists: Jennifer Deutscher, Maria Giuliani, Donna Miskend, Julia Ruth, with guest speaker Stephen Paul DeVillo, author of The Bronx River in History and Folklore.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-28 2018-09-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b816d667374f.jpg Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:14:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - City as Ecosystem: NYC Urban Field Station Artists Residency]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency Date: September 28, 2018

The New York City Urban Field Station brings art and science together with their Artists in Residence program to foster new ideas and programs about urban conservation, environmental stewardship, land management, and community resilience.

By engaging artists in thinking about social-ecological systems and natural resource management, the program applies creative approaches to make complex systems and concepts more accessible. This exhibition highlights projects explored in a variety of media by UFS resident artists Katie Holten, Matthew Jensen, Mary Mattingly, Lize Mogel, Heidi Neilson, and Adam Stoltman. The NYC UFS is a partnership between The USDA Forest Service, NYC Parks, and the Natural Areas Conservancy.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-28 2018-09-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b855d59916d4.JPG Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:29:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the AXIS Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project Date: September 28, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-632-7344

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center

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2018-09-28 2018-09-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: September 28, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-28 2018-09-28 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park: Deanna Witkowski]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/piano-in-bryant-park-deanna-witkowski http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/piano-in-bryant-park-deanna-witkowski Date: September 28, 2018

New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park.

This week's performer is Deanna Witkowski, winner of Great American Jazz Piano Competition.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-09-28 2018-09-28 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b71e7c41a424.jpg Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:13:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/adults-imaginative-arts Date: September 28, 2018

Adults will create works of art employing imaginative techniques, using various materials. The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts. Participants are encouraged to use their imagination for ideas, as well as take inspiration from their environment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-28 2018-09-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b6cc3d592b.jpg Mon, 30 Jul 2018 13:43:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 28, 2018

BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night. A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-09-28 2018-09-28 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dadbdee7b0.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:29:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: September 28, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best!

Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. It's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-09-28 2018-09-28 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593e9fe86de25.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: More Than a Game]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/movies-under-the-stars-more-than-a-game http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/movies-under-the-stars-more-than-a-game Date: September 28, 2018

Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film!

This 2008 documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame. This film will be preceded by a highlight reel of local basketball tournaments.

Before You Go:
You should come before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: 7189658942

Location: Banneker Playground

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B140 Banneker Playground 2018-09-28 2018-09-28 6:45 pm 8:45 pm 40.69035970070000000, -73.94903745730000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b8eda2b862bd.jpg Mon, 10 Sep 2018 10:13:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: September 29, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Eye on Nature: Artists Explore the World of Plants and Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/eye-on-nature-artists-explore-the-world-of-plants-and-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/eye-on-nature-artists-explore-the-world-of-plants-and-animals Date: September 29, 2018

Please note: on Saturdays, this exhibit is on view from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Four artists offer illustrated work in a variety of media including colored pencil, digital, and printmaking. The artists use botanical and natural science methods, where the subjects are rendered to accurately describe the species in an artistic manner.

The work is both fine art and science based.

Curated by Donna Miskend. Participating artists: Jennifer Deutscher, Maria Giuliani, Donna Miskend, Julia Ruth, with guest speaker Stephen Paul DeVillo, author of The Bronx River in History and Folklore.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b816d667374f.jpg Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:14:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: September 29, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Still Life Drawing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/plein-aire-landscape-painting-of-poe-cottage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/plein-aire-landscape-painting-of-poe-cottage Date: September 29, 2018

Join a Still Life Drawing class with Emely Luna.

Value drawing using different lighting and props. Class may take place inside, or outside, depending on weather.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86555352721500000, -73.89418697357200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5cc16d0cf37.jpg Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:59:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Giveaway with the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/tree-giveaway-with-the-open-space-alliance-for-north-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/tree-giveaway-with-the-open-space-alliance-for-north-brooklyn Date: September 29, 2018

The New York Restoration Project continues to partner with community organizations throughout the five boroughs to give away hundreds of free trees to New Yorkers during the spring and fall seasons. With the help of more than 100 community organizations, NYRP has given away tens of thousands of trees to be planted in New York City!

This fall we will partner with Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn!

To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:

  • plant in one of the five boroughs;
  • keep trees properly watered and maintained;
  • and plant your tree in the ground of your yard or community garden and NOT along streets or in city parks.

Please note: Registration is required. There is a one tree maximum for participants who pre-register in Giveaways this year. Family members must be present to claim their own trees.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Greenpoint Playground

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B043 Greenpoint Playground 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73569869995100000, -73.95919799804700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b9807c23271c.JPG Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:58:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Nueva Bronx: 21st Century Families Community Sharing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/nueva-bronx-21st-century-families-community-sharing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/nueva-bronx-21st-century-families-community-sharing Date: September 29, 2018

Photographer David Flores shares the culmination of six weeks of portrait photography in Railroad Park with the community at large. Nueva Bronx: 21st Century Families aims to show that family, in all of its beautiful forms, stands as a cornerstone of the human experience, creating intersections between past, present, and future while simultaneously weaving larger connections in the community.

Parents, children, elders, extended family and friends are all encouraged to participate in the making of formal images and leave with a large format print of themselves, free of charge. Also enjoy a taste of world dances and explore a fusion of cultures in a dynamic workshop led by renown dancer Lisa Green. Participants are challenged to build a routine with elements from Africa, the Caribbean, and Bronx-born Hip Hop.

Flores’ project is his response to recent nationalist movements that have attempted to remove and erase familial representations of immigrants, promoting a racist, xenophobic and criminalized gaze on new comers to the United States. Nueva Bronx: 21st Century Families pushes back against this flawed lens by celebrating and promoting the image of families.

The art sharing will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The dance workshop will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This ArtBuilt residency includes community partners The Bronx Defenders, WHEDco, and The DreamYard Project.

This free event is open to all ages.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Railroad Park

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X032 Railroad Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.82506268243400000, -73.91540571163900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7c5645d6ce7.jpeg Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:59:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Charleston Stop 'N' Swap]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/charleston-stop-n-swap http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/charleston-stop-n-swap Date: September 29, 2018

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something.

Volunteering with Stop 'N' Swap

Help GrowNYC create an event where people find things they need and reduce waste! At Stop 'N’ Swaps New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. The public is invited to bring and take gently-used items, like books, clothes, household goods, and toys. You don't need to bring something to take something. The only things we don’t take are large items/furniture.

As a volunteer you will help receive, sort, and display the gently-used items that people bring. You might also help keep areas neat, take pictures, or help promote some of the other great work GrowNYC's Zero Waste Program does!

Stop 'N' Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills. By volunteering you will create an opportunity for people to bring things they no longer need instead of throwing them away, and find things they do want without manufacturing, packaging, or transportation.

Email ymihojevich@grownyc.org to learn more about volunteering!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7913

Location: Clay Pits Pond State Park Nature Interpretive Center

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2018-09-29 2018-09-29 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.53756950000000000, -74.22595260000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b896360f1a43.jpg Tue, 04 Sep 2018 16:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/arts-culture-fun-queensboro-dance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/arts-culture-fun-queensboro-dance-festival Date: September 29, 2018

Join us for the Queensboro Dance Festival, an annual 6-month tour of performances and community dance activities, featuring dance companies all from Queens.

For the full Queens tour schedule and list of dance companies, please visit queensborodancefestival.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abd0d2b23bd5.jpg Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: September 29, 2018

Kids have fun making themed art with paper:

  • August - Paint with Tissue Paper
  • September - Frog Plate Craft

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b739ab5d37.jpg Thu, 02 Aug 2018 16:29:14 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Unity Park Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/2018-unity-park-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/2018-unity-park-concert-series Date: September 29, 2018

Join Morrisania Band Project for their final show of the 2018 Unity Park Concert Series, a five-concert series in Unity Park. Our goals are to foster higher community engagement and strengthen the arts culture in Morrisania by hosting free public concerts in an underutilized city-park.

September 29th is the Battle of the Bands: All genres welcome

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 773-4922

Location: Unity Park (in Rev Lena Irons Unity Park)

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X286 Rev Lena Irons Unity Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.83100128173828000, -73.90670013427734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2bb0c168166.jpg Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:44:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Coco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-coco http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-coco Date: September 29, 2018

Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film!

Coco
This Oscar-winning animated feature follows Miguel, an aspiring young musician, as he embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors to unlock the real story behind his family’s ban on music. This stunning film features wonderful voice performances of Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Gabriel Iglesias and newcomer Anthony Gonzalez as Miguel.

Know Before You Go: You should come before 6:45 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: The Lawn at Myrtle Avenue and North Portland Avenue (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 6:45 pm 8:45 pm 40.69288789980500000, -73.97549664974200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ade0a072c317.jpeg Fri, 07 Sep 2018 13:13:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/30/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/30/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: September 30, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-30 2018-09-30 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Giveaway with the Paul Klapper School, PS/MS 219]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/30/tree-giveaway-with-the-paul-klapper-school-psms-219 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/30/tree-giveaway-with-the-paul-klapper-school-psms-219 Date: September 30, 2018

New York Restoration Project continues to partner with community organizations throughout the five boroughs to give away hundreds of free trees to New Yorkers during the spring and fall seasons. With the help of more than 100 community organizations, NYRP has given away tens of thousands of trees to be planted in New York City!

This fall we will partner with the Paul Klapper School, PS/MS 219!!

To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:

  • plant in one of the five boroughs;
  • keep trees properly watered and maintained;
  • and plant your tree in the ground of your yard or community garden and NOT along streets or in city parks.

Please note: Registration is required. There is a one tree maximum for participants who pre-register in Giveaways this year. Family members must be present to claim their own trees.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: The Paul Klapper School, PS/MS 219

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2018-09-30 2018-09-30 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.73585520000000000, -73.82358340000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b9807ba98841.JPG Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:58:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/30/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/30/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: September 30, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-30 2018-09-30 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/30/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/30/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: September 30, 2018

Join NYC Parks for goalball, a Paralympic sports for athletes with visual impairments. This sport is played by two blindfolded teams of three using a ball with bells on the inside to score goals against your opponent. Test your agility and hearing skills against the best!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-09-30 2018-09-30 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Big City Fishing: Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/30/big-city-fishing-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/30/big-city-fishing-sundays Date: September 30, 2018

Fishing in New York City? You bet! We provide the rods, reels, bait, and instruction for participants to drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I fish for more than 30 minutes?

In order to accommodate the growing demand for this program, we have limited each participant to a 30 minute session. We believe that this is a meaningful and productive time allowance to fish that will enable even more New Yorkers to connect with the Hudson River!

Why can’t my organized group come to Big City Fishing?

Big City Fishing is open to the public and therefore we cannot accommodate large groups fishing. If you are a leader of an organized group, we invite you to participate in one of the many scheduled educational programs throughout the park. Learn more about our summer camp programs here.

Can I sign up in advance for a 30 time slot?

Sign-ups cannot be made in advance for Big City Fishing. After the program begins, you can speak to one of our Park Educators to sign up for a fishing pole.

Will I catch a fish?

We hope so! Fishing is a sport that takes a lot of patience and sometimes luck. If you don’t catch a fish we encourage you to come back and try again at another program!

I’m on the Pier but can’t find Big City Fishing, where is it?

Look for our large blue tent. Park Educators will be set up along the railing with a large “Big City Fishing” sign on the tent and a row of fishing poles.

What happens if it rains?

We want your Big City Fishing experience to be enjoyable and safe therefore inclement weather can sometimes create the need to cancel Big City Fishing. If we do cancel Big City Fishing, we will post it both on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

What lives in the Hudson River?

Hudson River Park includes 400 acres of an estuarine sanctuary, protected waters in our Park! There are over 70 species of fish that call the Hudson River home, including striped bass, American eels, and lined seahorses! You can learn more about our ecosystem here.

What time should I arrive to sign up for a fishing pole?

Due to high demand, we cannot guarantee a time slot for Big City Fishing. It is difficult to tell exactly how busy each program will be, but we recommend signing up for a fishing pole during the first half of the program to increase your chances of participation.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Hudson River Park's Pier 25

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2018-09-30 2018-09-30 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.72040176391601600, -74.01570129394531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b609540d5614.jpg Thu, 02 Aug 2018 16:29:14 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Tree Giveaway & Book Talk: Around the World in 80 Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/30/book-talk-around-the-world-in-80-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/30/book-talk-around-the-world-in-80-trees Date: September 30, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join NYRP at the Target Community Garden Brooklyn for a talk with Jonathan Drori about his latest book Around the World in 80 Trees.

Jon Drori will discuss the trees that have gained cultural and historical significance in countries around the world, as well as the plethora of fun, sometimes bizarre, scientific facts about them. Travel the globe tree by tree, while enjoying one of New York City's own pockets of urban canopy.

Stay afterwards for a Q&A with the author, a book signing, and the chance to adopt your very own free tree! Register for your free tree!

This event is free and open to the public!

Books will be available for purchase by Greenlight Book Store.

About Jonathan Drori
Jonathan Drori is a Trustee of The Eden Project, an Ambassador for the Worldwide Fund for Nature and was a longtime Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and The Woodland Trust. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and the Zoological Society of London, and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. In 2006 he was made CBE by H. M. The Queen.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Community Garden

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2018-09-30 2018-09-30 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69210052490234400, -73.95529937744140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b916de7eb41a.jpg Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:43:48 EDT