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 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:40:55 GMT <![CDATA[Garden Art Talk: Figures, Fountains & Peacocks: Lachaise Garden Sculpture, 19201935]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/garden-art-talk-figures-fountains-peacocks-lachaise-garden-sculpture-19201935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/garden-art-talk-figures-fountains-peacocks-lachaise-garden-sculpture-19201935 Date: April 28, 2016

Marking the one-year anniversary of the installation of the two proud bronze Gaston Lachaise peacocks, overlooking the formal garden on loan from the Lachaise Foundation, Executive Director Paula Hornbostel discusses the sculptures, the artist, and more.

Registration is requested; please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walk: Trees in the Designed Landscape]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/garden-walk-trees-in-the-designed-landscape http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/garden-walk-trees-in-the-designed-landscape Date: April 30, 2016

Trees play an integral role in landscape design, from defining garden spaces to softening architecture and acting as focal points. Take a spring stroll with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer to see how trees enhance the design of the gardens at Wave Hill.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-30 2016-04-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d49b1a84b5.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooking Demo: Chock Full o' (Pine) Nuts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/cooking-demo-chock-full-o-pine-nuts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/cooking-demo-chock-full-o-pine-nuts Date: April 30, 2016

Celebrate Arbor Day and sample some tree-derived delicacies! From pesto to pastries, pine nuts add delectable flavor and a nutritional boost to a variety of dishes. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day explains how these noble and ancient “nuts” (seeds, actually) get from their lofty perch atop towering pine trees to your local grocery store. A chef from Wave Hill's exclusive caterer Great Performances inspires with some freshly prepared recipes.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-30 2016-04-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d49faeb574.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child's View of Life in 19th-Century New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york Date: April 30, 2016

Twenty-nine East Fourth Street was home not only to the eight Tredwell children, but also to two young granddaughters. Come tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play.

Could you carry a bucket of coal up steep stairs? Do you have a calling card? A top hat? What, no hoop skirt? How did you take a bath? And penmanship really, really mattered.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-04-30 2016-04-30 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Author Talk: 'Grandfathers of the Flushing Remonstrance' with Mau VanDuren]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/author-talk- http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/author-talk- Date: May 1, 2016

Author Mau VanDuren, Many Heads and Many Hands: James Madison’s Search for a More Perfect Union, 2016, will discuss "The Grandfathers of the Flushing Remonstrance." The Flushing Remonstrance (1657) and John Bowne's fight for religious freedom (1662) stands as one of the first acts towards free speech in the American colonies and is one of the predecessors to the Bill of Rights.

This program is being held in recognition of the beginning of National Historic Preservation Month in May, and in support of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's “This Place Matters” initiative and in conjunction with St. John's University students enrolled in graduate programs in Public History, Museum Administration, and Library and Information Science.

Registration is requested. Please email bownehouseeducation@gmail.com with your name and contact information (telephone or email).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717e87771147.jpg Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Floral Ghost: Susan Orlean and Philip Taaffe in Conversation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/floral-ghost-susan-orlean-and-philip-taaffe-in-conversation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/floral-ghost-susan-orlean-and-philip-taaffe-in-conversation Date: May 1, 2016

Taking inspiration from New York’s disappearing “flower district,” acclaimed author Susan Orlean and venerated artist Philip Taaffe collaborated onThe Floral Ghost, a fine-art book to be released this spring. Orlean’s essay reflects on a poignant moment when she first visited the resplendent district in its heyday; Taaffe’s colorful monotypes recall the universal nature of time passing. Orlean and Taaffe converse about their inspiration and collaboration with Jennifer McGregor, Wave Hill’s Director of Arts and Senior Curator. This event will be followed by a book-signing with Orlean and Taaffe in Wave Hill House.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d4c29a73ad.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Walk: Jane's River Sisters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/janes-river-sisters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/janes-river-sisters Date: May 7, 2016

Jane Jacobs may have never set foot in the South Bronx, but there are many examples of how community activism has revitalized local neighborhoods.

Join our volunteer historians as we colloborate with Celebrating the City: Jane Jacobs at 100 Years www.jj100.org and lead a walk in the spirit of Jane Jacobs through Concrete Plant Park to Hunts Point Riverside Park where Bronx activist once fought against auto-oriented plans and led a movement toward increasingly livable communities.

The walk will end at Hunts Point Riverside Park at the Flotilla Festival.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571a3edfd9357.JPG Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy On A Wing Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-conservancys-on-a-wing-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-conservancys-on-a-wing-festival Date: May 7, 2016

Celebrate the bird migration season with Central Park Conservancy's annual On A Wing Festival.

Meet live bats, butterflies, and birds of prey, some of which call Central Park their home. Look for migrating warblers and other songbirds on a Birding Basics for Families walk and learn how essential these winged beings are to the ecosystem.

Borrow a Discovery Kit and create your own Central Park adventure, exploring how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for birds, bats, and butterflies. This festival features interactive presentations from the Organization for Bat Conservation, Talons!, NYC Audubon Society, Long Island Aquarium, Artist, Jessica Daryl Winer, and more.

This event is free. Tickets are not required but let us know you're coming. Open to all ages. Member Perk: Show your family membership card to receive a free Shakespeare Garden Discovery Journal.

Schedule of Events:

12:00 p.m.

  • Shakespeare Garden: Secret World of Insects and Butterflies presented by Long Island Aquarium
  • Birding Basics for Families Walk: Ramble
  • Flight Patterns: Drawing the Shakespeare Garden with Artist Jessica Daryl Winer

1:00 p.m.

  • Live Bat Encounter presented by Organization for Bat Conservation
  • Birding Basics for Families Walk: Ramble
  • Flight Patterns: Drawing the Shakespeare Garden with Artist, Jessica Daryl Winer

2:00 p.m.

  • Talons! Live Bird of Prey Experience presented by Master Falconer, Lorrie Schumacher
  • Birding Basics for Families Walk: Ramble
  • Flight Patterns: Drawing the Shakespeare Garden with Artist, Jessica Daryl Winer

Ongoing Activities:

  • Discovery Kit exploration in the Ramble
  • The Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Colors of Flight activity
  • Wild Bird Fund: Rescued City "Ambassadors" of Flight
  • Photo Opportunity with Talons! Bird of Prey Experience
  • Meet and greet live insects, bugs, and butterflies that call Shakespeare Garden home

This event takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees). For more information, please call (646) 208-4111.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fae196cb574.jpg Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Grand Concourse Historic District Art Deco Delights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/the-grand-concourse-historic-district-art-deco-delights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/the-grand-concourse-historic-district-art-deco-delights Date: May 7, 2016

Join Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan on a stroll through one of The Bronx’s noted designated historic districts – the Grand Concourse. This tour will start on the southwest corner of the Grand Concourse and East 167th Street and will terminate at East 149th Street. Take the D train to East 167th and the Grand Concourse, or take the #4 to East 167th Street and walk two blocks east to the Grand Concourse. Bronx buses #1, #2, and #35 stop at the meeting location.

Tour cost $10 for BCHS members, $20 for non-members. Contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tours generally run about 2 hours.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-881-8900

Location: E.167th Street and the Grand Concourse

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83448041665500000, -73.91805733379900000 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy Workshop: Partnering for Success (Bronx)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-bronx Date: May 10, 2016

Would you like to have more support for your community group? At 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: The Bronx Museum of the Arts

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2016-05-10 2016-05-10 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.83115020000000000, -73.91976250000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5714ec6fb4d2a.png Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[28th Annual Equipment and Vehicle Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/28th-annual-equipment-and-vehicle-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/28th-annual-equipment-and-vehicle-show Date: May 12, 2016

This show highlights vendors who support NYC’s Clean Fleet and Vision Zero initiatives, as well as daily operations. The fleet show will feature vendors offering a wide array of products to improve vehicle safety including cameras, truck side guards, systems to track and manage fleets, and systems to avoid or mitigate collisions. The show also highlights vehicles and equipment with alternative fuels and emissions reducing technologies, along with the latest in light and heavy-duty vehicles, trucks, horticultural equipment, tools, fleet services, and more. Free to all exhibitors and attendees.

For more information or to RSVP, please call (212) 386-0377 or email dkrantz@dcas.nyc.gov

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Greening the Globe Begins at Home: Symposium at the College of Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/greening-the-globe-begins-at-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/greening-the-globe-begins-at-home Date: May 13, 2016

Join us for this special series to explore environmental advocacy through environmental education, green career paths, and initiatives for creating sustainable communities. This event is part of the Greening the Globe series of programs offered this spring to promote environmental awareness and to celebrate sustainable initiatives in our 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 Borelli, CM Debbie Rose and CM Steven Matteo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: College of Staten Island (CUNY), Performing Arts Center-Recital Hall

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2016-05-13 2016-05-13 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.60427856445300000, -74.14852142334000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5711471b6679c.png Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun; Wildlife of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york Date: May 14, 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 drawing, 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 be hosted indoors at the Salt Marsh Nature Center.

Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

In partnerships with Abbeville Press Publishers.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.93029785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f55f3085765.jpg Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime & Noir Writer's Society: Writing Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/bronx-crime-noir-writers-societywriting-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/bronx-crime-noir-writers-societywriting-series Date: May 21, 2016

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers to the fantastic Poe Park Visitor Center, adjacent to the Poe Cottage where the American master wrote the classic short story "The Cask of Amontillado." This casual writers meeting gathers the third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Hosted by Bronx Writers Director, Charlie Vazquez. Classes get full, so come early.

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 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 20:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Artist and Curator Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/gallery-tour Date: May 21, 2016

Join the artists and curators of (Not So) Still Life, the spring exhibition at Wave Hill, in a conversation about how contemporary artists are transforming the still-life genre in order to engage with current culture.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

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 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3cae5423b.jpg Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Triennial Talks: Staten Island As Community]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/22/triennial-talks-staten-island-as-community http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/22/triennial-talks-staten-island-as-community Date: May 22, 2016

Triennial artists discuss working with the diverse communities of Staten Island. A Q&A will follow.

Free with museum admission.

Please RSVP by calling (718) 816-4506 x10 or emailing info@aliceausten.org. For more information about the event and exhibit, please visit aliceausten.org/statenislandunlimited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-05-22 2016-05-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Parks Without Borders Summit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/24/parks-without-borders-summit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/24/parks-without-borders-summit Date: May 24, 2016

On May 24, 2016, NYC Parks, the Center for New York City Affairs, and the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School will bring together thought leaders from a range of disciplines to explore the future of parks and public space.

Through panels, workshops, and engaging keynotes, we will explore innovative design, equity, public engagement, resiliency, ecological and landscape connectivity, and more.

Speakers include:

  • Paul Goldberger, Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture, The New School
  • Mike Lydon, Principal, Street Plans
  • Signe Nielsen, FASLA, Principal, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
  • Mitchell Silver, FAICP, Commissioner, NYC Parks

Parks Without Borders is presented by The J.M. Kaplan Fund and by The JPB Foundation, with additional support from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, Citi, the Mayor’s Fund for New York City, and AT&T.

We are able to provide fee waivers to individuals who would like to attend but are unable to pay. If you are interested in applying for a fee waiver, please email pwbnyc@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The New School University Center

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2016-05-24 2016-05-24 9:30 am 5:00 pm 40.73541880000000000, -73.99363120000000000 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:04 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 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:00:02 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 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:00:02 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, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:03 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 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:00:01 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 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 19:00:02 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 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:00:02 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, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:03 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 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:00:02 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 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:00:02 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 40.77489852905273400, -73.99120330810547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f05c0d4d1ca.JPG Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:00:02 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, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:03 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 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:00:03 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 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:02 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 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:02 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 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:00:02 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 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:00:02 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 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:02 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 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:03 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 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT