NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:59:15 GMT <![CDATA[Horticultural Lecture: The Gardens of Cornish Colony, Where Classic Gardens Took Root in America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/18/horticultural-lecture-the-gardens-of-cornish-colony-where-classic-gardens-took-root-in-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/18/horticultural-lecture-the-gardens-of-cornish-colony-where-classic-gardens-took-root-in-america Date: January 18, 2017

Attracted by the beauty of the upper Connecticut River Valley, some of the leading artists of the 19th century—sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, architect Charles Platt, landscape designer Ellen Shipman, and more—created a new style of garden in Cornish, New Hampshire, looking to Italy for design inspiration and to New England for honest materials and hardy plants. Garden designer Bill Noble has worked to revive and restore a number of these gardens and applied some of the lessons to his own garden in Norwich, Vermont. Wave Hill’s annual horticultural lecture series is held at the New York School of Interior Design.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: NY School of Interior Design

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2017-01-18 2017-01-18 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.96230316162110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/583f43ef2d34f.jpg Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Parks Without Borders Discussion Series: How Can Innovative Park Planning Create a More Seamless Public Realm?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/18/parks-without-borders-discussion-series-how-can-innovative-park-planning-create-a-more-seamless-public-realm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/18/parks-without-borders-discussion-series-how-can-innovative-park-planning-create-a-more-seamless-public-realm Date: January 18, 2017

The Parks Without Borders Discussion Series explores ideas for the next generation of parks and public space and considers opportunities to build greener parks, healthier communities, and more resilient neighborhoods. Events will be held through 2017.

NYC Parks is excited to host park leadership from Arlington, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and New York City for our kickoff event of our Parks Without Borders Discussion Series. This discussion will focus on the value of a seamless public realm, showcasing examples of how innovative park planning is changing the face of cities for the better.

Speakers include Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation; Jayne Miller, Superintendent of Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board; Jane Rudolph, Director of Department of Parks and Recreation for Arlington Virginia, and Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Commissioner of NYC Parks. The panel will be moderated by Lynn B. Kelly, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Parks.

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free, but seating is limited.

Biographies

Kathryn Ott Lovell was appointed Commissioner of the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department by Mayor Jim Kenney in January 2016. As Commissioner, Kathryn oversees 700 employees and over 10,100 acres of land, 500 buildings, 225 miles of trail, 250 playgrounds and thousands of programs and events throughout Philadelphia's Parks and Recreation system. In just a few months, Kathryn has led innovative initiatives to activate the City’s parks and engage residents and visitors throughout Philadelphia.

Jayne Miller has served as the Superintendent of the nationally renowned Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) under the direction of a nine member elected policy-making board since November 2010. The MPRB is a diverse system of land and water spanning 6,801 acres of parkland and water featuring 179 park with 22 lakes, 49 recreation centers, 112 playgrounds, 66 pools, 13 golf facilities, 12 gardens, 200+ miles of biking and walking paths, 397 multipurpose sports fields, 5 outdoor performance stages, nature sanctuaries and the 102 miles of Grand Rounds trails that together annually serve approximately 21.4 million visitors. The MPRB has also been recognized by the Trust for Public Land in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and 2016 as the #1 Park System in the United States.

Jane Rudolph has served as Director of Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation since January 2013. Arlington County is 26 square miles located along the Potomac River directly across from Washington DC. Its estimated population is nearly 220,400, making it among the most densely populated jurisdictions in the country. As Director, Jane is responsible for a $40 million urban park system with a ten-year capital improvement plan that exceeds $205 million. Under her leadership in 2016, Arlington’s park system was ranked in the top five of the nation’s 100 largest cities by the Trust for Public Land.

Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP became the Commissioner of NYC Parks in May 2014. In this role, he oversees management, planning, and operations of nearly 30,000 acres of parkland. Prior to returning to his native New York City, he served as the Chief Planning and Development Officer and Planning Director for Raleigh, N.C. Commissioner Silver is also the immediate past president of the American Planning Association and was inducted into their College of Fellows in 2014. He is currently the Dunlop Lecturer in Housing and Urbanization at Harvard University. Silver received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Hunter College in NYC.

Lynn B. Kelly joined NY4P in December, 2016. She previously served as the President and CEO of Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, a position she held since 2010. Snug Harbor, a distinguished Smithsonian Affiliate, provides programming in horticulture, agriculture and the visual and performing arts, and attracts over 500,000 visitors annually. Lynn received a B.A. in Metropolitan Studies from New York University, and a Master of Public Administration from NYU's Wagner School of Public Service.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1389

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-18 2017-01-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58580dc905e26.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Dark Days of Winter Candlelight Ghost Tour of 'Manhattan's Most Haunted House']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/dark-days-of-winter-candlelight-ghost-tour-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/dark-days-of-winter-candlelight-ghost-tour-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house Date: January 20, 2017

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where seven family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them. “#1 Most Haunted Place in NYC” (TimeOut New York, 2016)

This tour lasts 50 to 60 minutes.

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 2017-01-20 2017-01-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Birthday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/edgar-allan-poe-birthday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/edgar-allan-poe-birthday-bash Date: January 21, 2017

Celebrate the birthday of great American writer Edgar Allan Poe with performances and readings of his works at this birthday bash, next door to his Bronx home.

Start time: 0:00 am

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 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 0:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: A Billion Year Odyssey: Geology of Northern Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/a-billion-year-odyssey-geology-of-northern-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/a-billion-year-odyssey-geology-of-northern-manhattan Date: January 21, 2017

Please note: Sid Horenstein's 1/21 "A Billion Year Odyssey:Geology of Northern Manhattan" is postponed to a later date TBD.

Join Sid Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, for a PowerPoint presentation and take a deeper look into northern Manhattan Park’s exposed bedrock. View the cliff edges and road cuts that provide geologic information that informs a history that includes continental collisions, breakup of continents, violent earthquakes, extensive volcanism, the creation of Rocky Mountain high elevations, profound erosion, subsidence below the sea, and massive glaciers, all leading up to our present-day subdued milieu.

Please note: Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

This program was made possible through the support of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Photo by Louise Crowley

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584840398b760.jpg Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Self Defense Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/womens-self-defense-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/womens-self-defense-workshops Date: January 22, 2017

These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females. We recommend attending all six classes but it is not necessary. This class is for females only, ages 10 and older.

Taught by Warrior Sisters Organization.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-01-22 2017-01-22 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5861598c6986f.png Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[Renovating Astoria Park: Taking the Next Step]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/astoria-park-community-report-back http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/astoria-park-community-report-back Date: January 25, 2017

Astoria Park was one of five parks selected to receive $30 million for major improvements through the City’s Anchor Parks program. NYC Parks is excited to share the ideas that came out of the first community meeting. Please join us!

For more information or to request accessibility accommodations, contact Joanne Amagrande by Jan. 19 at (718) 520-5905 or
joanne.amagrande@parks.nyc.gov.

Can’t make the meeting? Please visit nyc.gov/parks/input to learn the latest.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bohemian Hall (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-01-25 2017-01-25 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.77279840000000000, -73.91564230000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876549edfc49.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Field Trip: Tour the Queens County Farm Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/greenthumb-field-trip-tour-the-queens-county-farm-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/greenthumb-field-trip-tour-the-queens-county-farm-museum Date: January 27, 2017

Join GreenThumb on a free field trip to the Queens Country Farm to learn about winter farming practices and to view the view greenhouse, low-tunnel, and high-tunnel house construction. Please RSVP here or call (212) 602-5300.

GreenThumb will provide free transportation to the farm at the following locations and times.

Pick-Up #1
12:30 p.m., The Arsenal, 830 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

Pick-Up #2
12:30 p.m., Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park),Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park),Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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M010, Q453, B010 Central Park, Queens Farm Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-01-27 2017-01-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76760101318400000, -73.97129821777300000; 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000; 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Self Defense Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/29/womens-self-defense-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/29/womens-self-defense-workshops Date: January 29, 2017

These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females. We recommend attending all six classes but it is not necessary. This class is for females only, ages 10 and older.

Taught by Warrior Sisters Organization.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-01-29 2017-01-29 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5861598c6986f.png Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Talk: Coyotes in the Big Apple]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nature-talk-coyotes-in-the-big-apple http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nature-talk-coyotes-in-the-big-apple Date: February 4, 2017

Coyotes are resilient creatures that have settled quite comfortably into the wilder areas of New York City. Dr. Mark Weckel of the American Museum of Natural History and his team of high school student-scientists have been gathering information about these clever canines as part of the Gotham Coyote Project.

Find out where our local coyotes live, what they eat, and how they coexist with humans in one of the most densely-populated areas of the country.

Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e70846a8e4.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Coyote Info Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/coyote-info-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/coyote-info-station Date: February 4, 2017

Coyotes have lived with New Yorkers for longer than you may think. Environmental Educators explain the history of coyotes in New York City and suggest tips for living peacefully with these wild neighbors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e70fdc5afc.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Owl Discovery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nature-presentation-owl-discovery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nature-presentation-owl-discovery Date: February 4, 2017

Get an in-depth look at the fascinating world of local owls with environmental educators from Volunteers for Wildlife, a wildlife hospital and education center.

Meet live owls and enjoy up-close observation of their amazing nocturnal hunting adaptions. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e7143d5999.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Film Lecture with Alex Horwitz: Hamilton's America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/film-lecture-with-alex-horwitz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/film-lecture-with-alex-horwitz Date: February 4, 2017

Be in the house where it happened as we screen “Hamilton’s America,” the PBS documentary chronicling the creative process behind the hit musical Hamilton (portions of which were filmed at Morris-Jumel). After the screening, there will be a talk back with the documentary’s director, Alex Horwitz.

For more information and to make a reservation, please contact publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Talk: On the Trail of Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nature-talk-on-the-trail-of-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nature-talk-on-the-trail-of-urban-coyotes Date: February 5, 2017

Many questions come to mind when you hear about coyotes in and around NYC. Where do they live? Why are they here? Should they be here?

Dr. Chris Nagy, Director of Research at the Mianus River Gorge, addresses many of these questions both in NYC and in the larger metropolitan region as part of the Gotham Coyote Project.

Find out how camera traps and DNA from “scat” (aka poop) allow scientists to observe and track wildlife without ever touching or disturbing the animals.

Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e724bd8e73.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Coyote Info Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/coyote-info-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/coyote-info-station Date: February 5, 2017

Coyotes have lived with New Yorkers for longer than you may think. Environmental Educators explain the history of coyotes in New York City and suggest tips for living peacefully with these wild neighbors.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e729d4e5d4.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Self Defense Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/womens-self-defense-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/womens-self-defense-workshops Date: February 5, 2017

These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females. We recommend attending all six classes but it is not necessary. This class is for females only, ages 10 and older.

Taught by Warrior Sisters Organization.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5861598c6986f.png Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday Date: February 5, 2017

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-in Sunday. In the Winter Workspace today are Crystal Gregory, Rosemarie Fiore, and Summer McCorkle. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to speak to the artists and get a closer look at the creative process.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e72e42a191.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Owls - Raptors of the Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nature-presentation-owls-raptors-of-the-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nature-presentation-owls-raptors-of-the-night Date: February 5, 2017

Discover how owls adapt to life in the forest and the city with Carl Heitmuller, an environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Meet a live owl from the museum’s collection and find out whoo’s who in your neighborhood.

Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e732bb621c.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Self Defense Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/womens-self-defense-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/womens-self-defense-workshops Date: February 12, 2017

These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females. We recommend attending all six classes but it is not necessary. This class is for females only, ages 10 and older.

Taught by Warrior Sisters Organization.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5861598c6986f.png Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[Treasures in the Attic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/treasures-in-the-attic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/treasures-in-the-attic Date: February 12, 2017

Join King Manor’s curator Kelsey Brow in our historic kitchen as she discusses objects in the museum’s collection related to drinks from the 1800s. Learn the history of our Beebe range stove, view a Mary Schenck mug, see other items from the house’s time period, and end the day by sampling a beverage that Founding Father Rufus King might have imbibed.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA['A Taste For Chocolate' Exhibition Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/a-taste-for-chocolate-exhibition-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/a-taste-for-chocolate-exhibition-opening Date: February 17, 2017

Join us for the opening of what will surely be a tasty exhibition, which will explore the role of cacao and chocolate as a commodity throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Emphasis will be placed on how both the Morris and Jumel families utilized their merchant backgrounds to import chocolate.

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 2017-02-17 2017-02-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Pollinators Presentation with Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/heather-garden-pollinators-presentation-with-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/heather-garden-pollinators-presentation-with-leslie-day Date: February 18, 2017

When you visit the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park during spring, summer, and fall, you will see not only the hundreds of species of flowering plants, but also beautiful hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, bees, beetles, wasps, and flies that pollinate these flowers. Join naturalist and author Leslie Day, to learn about the ecological relationship between pollinating animals and the flowers they depend upon for the nectar and pollen that is their food.

Without pollinating animals, most of these flowering plants would be unable to reproduce. Throughout evolution, flowers and animals have relied on each other for life itself. Through stories, photographs, and videos, you’ll learn about how we, too, are dependent upon these interesting and exquisite life forms.

Please note: Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

This program was made possible through the support of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Photo by Gabe Kirchheimer

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584828bcd002d.jpg Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:29:56 EST
<![CDATA[Chocolate Day 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/chocolate-day-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/chocolate-day-2017 Date: February 18, 2017

Come celebrate Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum's ninth annual Chocolate Day, which will include a tour of the new exhibition A Taste for Chocolate led by Curator and Director Carol S. Ward. Following the tour, Ms. Ward will lead a tasting of different varieties of chocolate.

For more information and to make a reservation, please contact publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Self Defense Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/womens-self-defense-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/womens-self-defense-workshops Date: February 19, 2017

These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females. We recommend attending all six classes but it is not necessary. This class is for females only, ages 10 and older.

Taught by Warrior Sisters Organization.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5861598c6986f.png Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Bad Kids Screening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/arts-culture-fun-meet-the-patels-screening1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/arts-culture-fun-meet-the-patels-screening1 Date: March 2, 2017

Indie Lens Pop Up and PBS present a pre-screening of The Bad Kids by Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe before it airs on PBS.

Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is an alternative for at-risk students with little hope of graduating from a traditional high school. It's their last chance. This coming of age story shows extraordinary educators and talented students combating the crippling effects of poverty.

Stick around for a lively conversation after the screening.

RSVP to Jennifer.jennings@parks.nyc.gov to reserve your spot.

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 together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2017-03-02 2017-03-02 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.64100930966100000, -74.13538718223600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58595073cfdac.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/25/greenthumb-growtogether-conference http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/25/greenthumb-growtogether-conference Date: March 25, 2017

Come celebrate the official kickoff of the community gardening season in New York City! The day will be packed with more than 30 workshops on garden-related topics including food systems education, kids activities, vegetable-growing techniques, and designing your community garden for the present and future.

Please note: Admission is $5. Admission is free for kids 12 years old and younger. Please purchase your tickets on Eventbrite.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Hostos Community College

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2017-03-25 2017-03-25 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.81760025024414000, -73.92769622802734000 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: National Bird Screening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/arts-culture-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/arts-culture-fun Date: April 18, 2017

Indie Lens Pop Up and PBS present a pre-screening of National Bird By Sonia Kennebeck before it airs on PBS.

National Bird follows whistleblowers who, despite possible consequences, are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. The film gives a rare insight through the eyes of both survivors and veterans who suffer from PTSD while plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries.

Stick around for a lively conversation after the screening.

RSVP to Jennifer.jennings@parks.nyc.gov to reserve your seat.

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 together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585951ee6783f.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:00 EST