NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 27 May 2016 08:58:48 GMT <![CDATA[The Friends of Kivlehan Park Presents Bike & Portable Electronics Registration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/the-friends-of-kivlehan-park-presents-bike-portable-electronics-registration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/the-friends-of-kivlehan-park-presents-bike-portable-electronics-registration Date: May 28, 2016

Protect your portable electronics and bicycles, and obtain an Operation Safe Child card. There will be a meet and greet with officers and a squad car tour for the kids.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 390-8016

Location: Sandy Memorial Garden (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.56267166137700000, -74.09904479980500000 Wed, 18 May 2016 15:01:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Wildlife of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york Date: May 29, 2016

Join Illustrator Giada Crispiels for a unique coloring project celebrating her new book Wildlife of New York which captures the diverse beauty of the city's treasured neighborhoods and landmarks, alongside the animals that call this city home.

Giada Crispiels is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work includes drawings, photography, and installations. Trained at the LABA Academy of Art (Brescia, Italy), she has won various residencies and fellowships for her work concerning nature in the urban environment.

Rain or shine! In case of rain, the event will move indoors at the Payson Education Center.

Please RSVP at Wildlifeinnypec.eventbrite.com to reserve your spot.

In partnerships with Abbeville Press Publishers.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.86729812622070000, -73.92900085449219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f55f3085765.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[The Art of Recycling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/the-art-of-recycling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/the-art-of-recycling Date: May 29, 2016

Join a workshop with artist Chris Spollen, an award-winning illustrator, who has evolved from working with traditional materials on paper to his current love for creating evocative, expansive digital mixed-media projects, along with scouring locales for found objects that find their way into three dimensional sculptures that reflect his love for space, steamship punk and the sea.

This program is part of the Greening the Globe Begins at Home series, which highlights environmental education, “green collar” career paths, and initiatives towards creating sustainable communities. Funding for these events is provided by a grant from the New York City Council, including Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, CM Donovan Richards, and the Staten Island Delegation: CM Joseph Borelli, CM Debi Rose, and CM Steven Matteo.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570a97223b26e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy Workshop: Partnering for Success (Manhattan)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-manhattan Date: June 1, 2016

Would you like to have more support for your community group? In this workshop, participants will gain the skills to build strong relationships with businesses, government, and other organizations. You will leave knowing what type of organization you are going to approach next, and how to get them on board.

The workshop will include:

  • A guide to how to identify the best potential new partners for your group
  • A pitch activity to craft and practice what you will say to sign on a new partner
  • Expert speakers from business and government will explain what makes them want to partner with a group

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-01 2016-06-01 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5714ec6fb4d2a.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Screening of 'T-Rex' and Meet the Producer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-trex http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-trex Date: June 3, 2016

Presented by WNET and Indie Lens Pop Up

Join us for a preview screening of the documentary T-Rex by Zack Canepari and Drea Cooper. Seventeen-year-old Claressa "T-Rex" Shields came from the streets of Flint to reach the Gold Medal podium in London in 2012, the first time women were allowed to box in the Olympics, but as we see in this coming-of-age story, life outside the ring may be an even tougher fight.

After the screening there will be a Q & A with the producer of 'T-Rex', Sue Jaye Johnson, and NYC Parks boxing teacher Colleen Flood.

Sue Jaye Johnson is a documentary artist working in radio, photography, film and interactive technologies. A two-time Peabody Award winner, Johnson's work frequently looks at the role of women in society. Recently, she spearheaded an unprecedented collaboration between The New York Times, NPR, and WNYC to tell the story of the first women to box in the Olympic games. The series included the radio diary of the then unknown teenage boxer Claressa "T-Rex" Shields. Claressa’s diary, which aired on NPR’s "All Things Considered" in 2012, led her to work on a feature documentary about Claressa's journey from Flint, Michigan to the top of the podium in London. T-Rex premiered at SXSW in 2015 and will be on PBS's Independent Lens in August 2016.

Colleen Flood teaches Power Punch at the Tony Dapolito Recreation Center. Colleen started boxing in 2003 and started competing in 2005 on an amateur level. She competed in numerous competitions in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, such as Challenge of Champions, Battle at the Pier, and Fight Night NJ.

About Indie Lens Pop-Up
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series "Independent Lens", Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.

Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Please RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve your spot.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2016-06-03 2016-06-03 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56abcae9310d4.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Conservation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/garden-conservation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/garden-conservation-day Date: June 4, 2016

Come and get your hands dirty at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum while helping us beautify our grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57432a4a2982c.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Painting Showcase]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/plein-air-painting-showcase http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/plein-air-painting-showcase Date: June 4, 2016

Come experience the majestic landscape of Fort Tryon Park from the vantage point of Plein Air Artists.

As part of Garden Days at Fort Tryon Park, landscape painters have been invited to demonstrate their painting techniques on the Cloisters Lawn.

Meet local artists Elissa Gore, Michael Johnson, Tony Serio, Katherine Arnoldi, Jaye Fox, Diane Drescher, and Thor Wickstrom, who draw their inspiration from the natural environment.

Then visit The Met Cloisters and take advantage of their special exhibits and tours.

Saturday, June 4
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Elissa Gore, Michael Johnson
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Tony Serio, Katherine Arnaldi

Sunday, June 5
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Elissa Gore, Jaye Fox
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Thor Wickstrom, Diane Drescher

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Cloisters Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.86349868774414000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5720c40cf1a3d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Go Green! Greenpoint!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/go-green-greenpoing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/go-green-greenpoing Date: June 4, 2016

Beginning in 2008, Go Green! Greenpoint! was the first Earth Day Festival to take place in North Brooklyn. Since then, this event has become an annual staple of community life.

Each year, Go Green! Greenpoint! has grown in participating organizations and businesses, and in attendance. Our event includes education with schools, community groups, and companies displaying research, science, and art projects that enhance our appreciation and understanding of our environment.

Go Green! offers Greencycle Swap to recycle and reuse clothing, shoes, books, toys, and more. The event hosts a green school contest, yoga, zumba, and other classes, vendors with enviro-friendly merchandise, and live music and dance performances.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 987-2765

Location: 900 Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72150039672900000, -73.95269775390600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ef6ce26a7f6.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Girl Be Heard presents 'Girl Power: Survival of the Fittest']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/girl-be-heard-presents-girl-power-survival-of-the-fittest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/girl-be-heard-presents-girl-power-survival-of-the-fittest Date: June 4, 2016

Words are the currency and the power of the theatre troupe Girl Be Heard, whose cutting-edge original performance addresses personal identity, self-esteem, gender, and women’s empowerment. Q & A to follow.

The performance will cover various issues pertaining to women's empowerment, women in the arts, and identity, with: Me’Khai Lewis, Jesse Krebs, Monica Furman, Dinae Anderson Ruano, Noura Boustany Jost, Aimee Buchanan, and Jamie Saunders.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council. Special thanks to Councilmember Debi Rose.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57448edc33968.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Painting Showcase]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/plein-air-painting-showcase http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/plein-air-painting-showcase Date: June 5, 2016

Come experience the majestic landscape of Fort Tryon Park from the vantage point of Plein Air Artists.

As part of Garden Days at Fort Tryon Park, landscape painters have been invited to demonstrate their painting techniques on the Cloisters Lawn.

Meet local artists Elissa Gore, Michael Johnson, Tony Serio, Katherine Arnoldi, Jaye Fox, Diane Drescher, and Thor Wickstrom, who draw their inspiration from the natural environment.

Then visit The Met Cloisters and take advantage of their special exhibits and tours.

Saturday, June 4
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Elissa Gore, Michael Johnson
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Tony Serio, Katherine Arnaldi

Sunday, June 5
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Elissa Gore, Jaye Fox
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Thor Wickstrom, Diane Drescher

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Cloisters Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.86349868774414000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5720c40cf1a3d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Wildlife of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york Date: June 5, 2016

Join Illustrator Giada Crispiels for a unique coloring project celebrating her new book, Wildlife of New York, which captures the diverse beauty of hte city's treasured neighborhoods and landmarks, alongside the animals that call this city home.

Giada Crispiels is a Brooklyn based artist whose work includes drawing, photography, and installations. Trained at the LABA Academy of Art (Brescia, Itlay), she has won various residencies and fellowships for her work concerning nature in the urban environment.

Rain or shine! The event moves indoors in case of rain.

Please RSVP on eventbrite to reserve your spot: Wildlifeinnybhpnc.eventbrite.com

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f55f3085765.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Artists: Dark Matters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/meet-the-artists-dark-matters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/meet-the-artists-dark-matters Date: June 5, 2016

Join us at this artist talk in the Sunroom Project Space. The artists in the collective Dark Matters (Aimée Burg, Frank De León-Jones, and Anna Ritsch), discuss their installation, an interactive site for contemplating the invisible energy that fills the universe. Visitors may concoct their own wishes using materials available at stations throughout the space.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Pictured above: Dark Matters, The Soul Is an Eye of Fire (video still), 2016. Video from Manifestation Machine, made for Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space. Courtesy of the artists.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744a0e61f0a1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy Workshop: Partnering for Success (Staten Island)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-staten-island Date: June 7, 2016

Would you like to have more support for your community group? In this workshop, participants will gain the skills to build strong relationships with businesses, government, and other organizations. You will leave knowing what type of organization you are going to approach next, and how to get them on board.

The workshop will include:

  • A guide to how to identify the best potential new partners for your group
  • A pitch activity to craft and practice what you will say to sign on a new partner
  • Expert speakers from business and government will explain what makes them want to partner with a group

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5714ec6fb4d2a.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Night, Bright Lights...With Music!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/arts-culture-fun-dark-night-bright-lightswith-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/arts-culture-fun-dark-night-bright-lightswith-music Date: June 10, 2016

What’s Up With The Stars: Using a combination of the naked eye and telescopic views you will see what is visible in the night sky.

Visions of Sound: Using astronomically relevant classical pieces of work, listen to pieces on a Sing For Hope piano while learning about space.

About Sing For Hope Pianos: For two weeks in June, Sing for Hope brings stunningly painted pianos – each a unique piece of art created by a different artist – to New York City’s parks, streets, and public spaces for anyone and everyone to play. The Sing for Hope Pianos inspire community engagement.

Please RSVP to http://AstroMusicODG.eventbrite.com

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Owen Dolen Recreaton Center

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2016-06-10 2016-06-10 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.83959960937500000, -73.87039947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57445b566800b.jpg Tue, 24 May 2016 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: AmpLit Amplifying Fresh Voices in Literature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/summer-on-the-hudson-amplit-amplifying-fresh-voices-in-literature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/summer-on-the-hudson-amplit-amplifying-fresh-voices-in-literature Date: June 11, 2016

Summer on the Hudson partners with Lamprophonic to bring authors of all backgrounds, style, and levels of recognition to center stage. With readings, workshops, panels, and a community market, AmpLit Fest makes one of life’s most solitary acts—writing—a public celebration. See more details here!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f58a6944c94.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Concerts at Isham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/arts-culture-fun-concerts-at-isham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/arts-culture-fun-concerts-at-isham-park Date: June 12, 2016

Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drum and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums. Big Drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying energy;this group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Upper Lawn by Bruce's Garden (in Isham Park)

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M043 Isham Park 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.86940002441406000, -73.91870117187500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57115f2827784.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Gallery, Art in the Park - Opening Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-art-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-art-in-the-park Date: June 16, 2016

Tour the Riverside Park open air gallery and see seven sculptures by accomplished artists in the 6th year of The Art Students League Model to Monument public art project. The installations will be on view from June 16, 2016 through May 2017.

Join us for an opening ceremony and tour with the artist on Thursday, June 16 at 4 p.m.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-06-16 2016-06-16 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.77519101927800000, -73.99103164672900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f05c0d4d1ca.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Fitness Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/family-fitness-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/family-fitness-festival Date: June 18, 2016

Free samples! Free food demos! Free fitness classes! Free sports! Come get ready for summer. School is out and now is the time to learn how to keep the entire family healthy and happy during the summer. Sign up for the reading program at the public library. Learn how to cook healthy food. Sign the kids up for the free Summer Sports Experience program, where kids can play sports all day throughout the summer for free! Take a Yoga, Spinning, or Boxing Bootcamp class. There are activities for all ages, so bring the whole family!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572f4dcc9fa1d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy Workshop: Partnering for Success (Queens)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/22/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/22/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-queens Date: June 22, 2016

Would you like to have more support for your community group? In this workshop, participants will gain the skills to build strong relationships with businesses, government, and other organizations. You will leave knowing what type of organization you are going to approach next, and how to get them on board.

The workshop will include:

  • A guide to how to identify the best potential new partners for your group
  • A pitch activity to craft and practice what you will say to sign on a new partner
  • Expert speakers from business and government will explain what makes them want to partner with a group

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: Overlook Building Conference Room

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2016-06-22 2016-06-22 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.71071100000000000, -73.83554940000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5714ec6fb4d2a.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights Quantum Astronomy for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/23/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights-mission-report-pluto-update http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/23/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights-mission-report-pluto-update Date: June 23, 2016

Join NYC Parks and The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to learn some of Quantum Astronomy’s basic principles and why it’s so important to our everyday lives. Special guest Jaclyn Avidon, a former intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab at CALTECH, will speak about what role quantum mechanics plays in astronomy. No previous scientific knowledge is required!

Feel free to bring your own telescopes or binoculars and set them up next to the experts for skygazing (weather permitting).

Please RSVP on Eventbrite at http://quantum623.eventbrite.com to reserve your seat.

About the AAA
The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York was organized in 1927 to promote the study of Astronomy, emphasizing its cultural and inspirational value. The AAA holds observing and educational events throughout the 5 boroughs, and beyond. Visit aaa.org to find out more and check out their calendar for upcoming events!

Photo Credit: NASA

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 212 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2016-06-23 2016-06-23 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fd61020a20c.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Romance Literary Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/romance-literary-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/romance-literary-festival Date: June 25, 2016

Come join a wide array of New York City romance writers at Morris-Jumel Mansion!

Meet authors of contemporary, paranormal, and historic romance. Take a tour of the mansion and find out how Eliza Jumel lived and loved, and learn about other scandalous women in history.

Free with museum admission; no advanced registration is required. For more information about this program, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 2:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[George Washington Dinner Fundraiser]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/george-washington-dinner-fundraiser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/george-washington-dinner-fundraiser Date: July 10, 2016

Step back to the late 18th century to discover some of George and Martha Washington’s favorite foods and the culinary customs of America’s first presidential couple. While savoring the sumptuous buffet, Morris-Jumel’s assistant curator Kelsey Brow and award-winning food historian and chef Joanna Pruess will discuss how these dishes reflect the Colonial period and how some of these dishes are still prepared in present day kitchens.

Proceeds will contribute to Morris-Jumel Mansion’s continued programming efforts. For more information and to register, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-07-10 2016-07-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Street Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/arts-culture-fun-street-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/arts-culture-fun-street-stories Date: July 12, 2016

This hands-on workshop is an introduction to documentary photography. Aldo Saligno will take you through a range of tips and techniques necessary to capture compelling images of people, events, and city-scapes that can be persuasive and advocate for social justice.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras, cellphones with cameras, and related equipment.

Aldo Soligno is a professional photographer and photojournalist. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, MSNBC, Repubblica, and Marie Claire, among many others.

The event is in partnership with More Art, a nonprofit that brings artists and communities together to create public art and educational programs that inspire social justice. Discover more at www.moreart.org

Please RSVP to hold your spot at info@moreart.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-07-12 2016-07-12 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56df3cc530d45.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Wildlife of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/15/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/15/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york Date: July 15, 2016

Join Illustrator Giada Crispiels for a unique coloring project celebrating her new book, Wildlife of New York, which captures the diverse beauty of hte city's treasured neighborhoods and landmarks, alongside the animals that call this city home.

Giada Crispiels is a Brooklyn based artist whose work includes drawing, photography, and installations. Trained at the LABA Academy of Art (Brescia, Itlay), she has won various residencies and fellowships for her work concerning nature in the urban environment.

Rain or shine!

Please RSVP to reserve your spot on Eventbrite at Wildlifeinnyvancortlandt.eventbrite.com

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-07-15 2016-07-15 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f55f3085765.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crafts for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/garden-crafts-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/garden-crafts-for-adults Date: July 16, 2016

Why should kids get to have all the fun? Due to popular demand, join Gardener Karen and Curator Kelsey for a fun afternoon of garden-related colonial and modern crafts for adults.

We will take a short tour of the gardens to discuss plant uses, and then we'll head to the colonial kitchen to make crafts to take home and enjoy. As time allows, you'll have the opportunity to make tea sachets, soaps, infused oils, and more!

Advanced registration is required. To register, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-07-16 2016-07-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Paranormal Investigation: Eliza Jumel's Death Anniversary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/17/paranormal-investigation-eliza-jumels-death-anniversary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/17/paranormal-investigation-eliza-jumels-death-anniversary Date: July 17, 2016

Learn the basics of paranormal investigating while possibly communicating with Morris-Jumel Mansion’s longest resident Eliza Jumel on the 151st anniversary of her passing.

For additional information about this program, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-07-17 2016-07-17 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bf8cd9eb39.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Wildlife of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/22/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/22/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york Date: July 22, 2016

Join Illustrator Giada Crispiels for a unique coloring project celebrating her new book, Wildlife of New York, which captures the diverse beauty of hte city's treasured neighborhoods and landmarks, alongside the animals that call this city home.

Giada Crispiels is a Brooklyn based artist whose work includes drawing, photography, and installations. Trained at the LABA Academy of Art (Brescia, Itlay), she has won various residencies and fellowships for her work concerning nature in the urban environment.

Rain or shine!

Please RSVP to reserve your spot on Eventbrite at Wildlifeinnyaloerter.eventbrite.com

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-22 2016-07-22 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f55f3085765.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT