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 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:02:14 GMT <![CDATA[CANCELLED: Illustrated Lecture: Edith Wharton and the Food and Dining of Old New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/illustrated-lecture-edith-wharton-and-the-food-and-dining-of-old-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/illustrated-lecture-edith-wharton-and-the-food-and-dining-of-old-new-york Date: September 28, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Descended from the city’s oldest Dutch and English families, Edith Wharton had intimate knowledge of the fading social customs of the early 19th century, Old New York, which she skillfully captured in numerous novels, stories, and her unforgettable characters. Her narrative details of fashion, décor, etiquette, and food are telling of the period and, more importantly, the social world of her characters.

Using examples from Wharton’s fiction and non-fiction, combined with details of culinary history, food historian and professionally-trained chef Carl Raymond will present a unique portrait of food and dining in 1840s to 1860s New York, told through the lens of one of America’s greatest writers.

A reception will follow the lecture.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-09-28 2016-09-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Honey Extraction Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/honey-extraction-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/honey-extraction-demonstration Date: October 1, 2016

Drop in and see the sticky process of extracting honey from the comb with our resident bee experts.

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d19b71b5130.jpg Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:45:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Doodle to Da Beat Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/arts-culture-fun-doodle-to-dabeat-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/arts-culture-fun-doodle-to-dabeat-bronx Date: October 1, 2016

This art workshop will help you learn how to distress from everyday life pressure through doodling. No prior knowledge of drawing is needed. Beginners are welcome. Supplies will be provided. Feel empowered to create your own art style using simple art tools and vibrant neon paint to complete your doodle art masterpiece. Doodle away while we turn up the volume of syncopated sacred drum and afro beat house music which acts like an eco-friendly “mind detergent” to disintegrate excess brain clutter. Barbara Russell: Ms. B. The Doodle Queen, has been sharing her doodle art style worldwide under the Harlem Arts Alliance. Space is limited so please RSVP to http://doodlewbo.eventbrite.com

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 367-3657

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d6c037e0d2d.jpg Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Honey Extraction Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/honey-extraction-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/honey-extraction-demonstration Date: October 2, 2016

Drop in and see the sticky process of extracting honey from the comb with our resident bee experts.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d19f57d5763.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:15:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Design Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/heather-garden-design-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/heather-garden-design-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands1 Date: October 2, 2016

Join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden with its 550 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs.

Brands and colleague Lynden Miller have served as garden consultants to the Fort Tryon Park Trust since 2009. Learn how they worked with the park's gardeners and the Olmsted Brother's original 1935 plant list to strengthen and rejuvenate the Heather Garden to make it a destination with horticultural interest in every season. Their Framework Plan also equipped the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks gardeners with information on how to best sustain the garden for future generations.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754aec83881.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:45:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Common Threads Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/common-threads-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/common-threads-workshop Date: October 2, 2016

Artist Kat Granados will be leading a crocheting circle in the Parlor Room. She will discuss some techniques that would’ve been implemented in this room in the 1800s.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and experts!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2db29e7eb7.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:15:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Screenwriting Process]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/screenwriting-process http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/screenwriting-process Date: October 8, 2016

This writing series will workshop the following topics: Discovering Visual Elements; Creating Characters; Plots and Outlines; Proper Screening Format; How to Make Natural Character Dialogue; Emphsaizing Character Development; How to Find Inspiration from the World Around You; and Discovering Genre.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Falconry Presentation: Skyhunters in Flight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/falconry-presentation-skyhunters-in-flight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/falconry-presentation-skyhunters-in-flight Date: October 10, 2016

Watch hawks, falcons and owls sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting outdoor flight demonstration with master falconer Brian Bradley of New Paltz, NY. Hear about the ancient sport of falconry and meet live raptors from around the world.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2ee6cdb113.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:15:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Public and Environmental Art Portfolio Review]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/14/public-and-environmental-art-portfolio-review http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/14/public-and-environmental-art-portfolio-review Date: October 14, 2016

In conjunction with Jackie Brookner: Of Nature, Wave Hill is offering a Public and Environmental Art Portfolio Review. Meet individually with an expert for a 20-minute session. Get feedback on your artwork images, artist statement, project concepts, and website, or discuss opportunities and resources for artists.

Please note: To reserve a spot, please contact portfolio@wavehill.org. The fee for a review is $25, and are limited to one spot per person. Please provide your first, second, and third choices for reviewers in your email. You will be contacted shortly afterwards regarding your placement, and won't be charged for the session until it is confirmed.

Wave Hill has brought together a stellar group of experts to review artist’s portfolios, including Lester Burg (MTA Arts for Transit),Tania Duvergne (Public Art for Public Schools), Kendal Henry (NYC Percent for Art), Jennifer Lantzas (NYC Parks), Amy Lipton (ecoartspace), and Jennifer McGregor (Wave Hill).

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-14 2016-10-14 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2ef2de1738.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:15:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage and The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden Date: October 15, 2016

Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! The 1908 cottage flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of the C.K.G Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in the last 108 years.

The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to NYC in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers. It boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs, and breathtaking views of the majestic New Jersey Palisades.

Come on a tour to learn more! Garden and cottage tours start every 30 minutes (max. 20 guests).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: The Cottage (in Fort Tryon Park),Stone Pillars (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85944277284600000, -73.93451279071500000; 40.85944885864500000, -73.93404876855500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b1fa259bc5a.JPG Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage and The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden Date: October 16, 2016

Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! The 1908 cottage flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of the C.K.G Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in the last 108 years.

The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to NYC in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers. It boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs, and breathtaking views of the majestic New Jersey Palisades.

Come on a tour to learn more! Garden and cottage tours start every 30 minutes (max. 20 guests).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: The Cottage (in Fort Tryon Park),Stone Pillars (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85944277284600000, -73.93451279071500000; 40.85944885864500000, -73.93404876855500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b1fa259bc5a.JPG Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Artist: Denise Treizman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/meet-the-artist-denise-treizman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/meet-the-artist-denise-treizman Date: October 29, 2016

Join us at this artist talk in the Sunroom Project Space. Denise Treizman’s playful sculptural installation emphasizes the throwaway culture prevalent today, juxtaposing vestiges of urban culture with the natural environment surrounding the gallery.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2f31161f35.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:30:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Screenwriting Process]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/screenwriting-process http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/screenwriting-process Date: November 12, 2016

This writing series will workshop the following topics: Discovering Visual Elements; Creating Characters; Plots and Outlines; Proper Screening Format; How to Make Natural Character Dialogue; Emphsaizing Character Development; How to Find Inspiration from the World Around You; and Discovering Genre.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun; SET UP & POSE! Studio Lighting Photo Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/arts-culture-fun-set-up-pose-studio-lighting-photo-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/arts-culture-fun-set-up-pose-studio-lighting-photo-workshop Date: November 12, 2016

Participants will learn basic techniques of studio photography lighting and setting up equipment for a portrait shoot. Everyone will get to pose for their portrait and experience the different effects lighting has in photography. We encourage participants to bring their own cameras.

Melanie Gonzalez is a Bronx-based digital media artist, freelancer and graduate of the City College of New York. Her photography has a concentration on portraiture with an editorial aesthetic. She is also a recent recipient of the2015 Arts Fund Grant awarded by the Bronx Council of the Arts. Melanie’s mission as a New York based artist is to mesh the worlds of high art and street style into her photographs, videos, or spaces. She continues to create work under the identity Melanie Gonzalez ART, which produces photo and video works. www.melaniegee.com

Space is limited so please RSVP on eventbrite at PhotoStjames2.eventbrite.com

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c5c296d22fd.jpg Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Screenwriting Process]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/screenwriting-process http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/screenwriting-process Date: December 10, 2016

This writing series will workshop the following topics: Discovering Visual Elements; Creating Characters; Plots and Outlines; Proper Screening Format; How to Make Natural Character Dialogue; Emphsaizing Character Development; How to Find Inspiration from the World Around You; and Discovering Genre.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:00:17 EDT