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 Sun, 11 Dec 2016 14:03:53 GMT <![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: December 11, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Come learn about one of our more fascinating neighbors—the coyote.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Salon: Street Photography - Ruddy Roye]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/sunday-salon-ruddy-roye http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/11/sunday-salon-ruddy-roye Date: December 11, 2016

Get up close and personal with NYC’s great street photographers in this new series of talks led by the museum’s curator Paul Moakley. Each photographer will discuss their work, process, and hold an informal conversation about using the street as an open studio.

Featuring photographer Ruddy Roye, who uses portraiture and social media to collaborate with and document subjects on a variety of issues dealing with race and economic disparity.

Limited to 20 participants. Buy advance tickets at aliceausten.org/salons.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-12-11 2016-12-11 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Start or Join a Community Park Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/how-to-grow-your-community-park-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/how-to-grow-your-community-park-group Date: December 15, 2016

For decades, New Yorkers have been taking ownership of their local parks by starting park community groups. These groups bring programs and funding to their parks and advocate for political support. Join us for a free workshop to learn how you can join an existing local group, or start a new one!

  • Connect to community park groups in your neighborhood
  • Hear from experienced park group leaders in your borough
  • Gain five free parks resources
  • Learn the first 3 steps to starting a new group

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5342

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e92e81a1862.png Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Fiction Writers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/bronx-fiction-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/bronx-fiction-writers Date: December 17, 2016

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting gathering of fiction 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 for adults will meet every third Saturday of every month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever-reinventing genres of fiction.

Hosted by Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vázquez.

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 2016-12-17 2016-12-17 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Mental Health First Aid Certification Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/21/mental-health-first-aid-certification-workshop-free http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/21/mental-health-first-aid-certification-workshop-free Date: December 21, 2016

Mental Health First Aid is a FREE public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. The program teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.

For more information and to register for one of our Mental Health First Aid Workshops, call or email Michele.Griffin@parks.nyc.gov or (718) 402-5155.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-12-21 2016-12-21 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:45:09 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Central Park in the Movies Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/arts-culture-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/arts-culture-fun Date: December 31, 2016

In partnership with the Urban Park Rangers, Arts, Culture & Fun presents Central Park in the Movies! Hundreds of TV shows and movies have been filmed in Central Park. Hike along some of the pathways of lower Central Park to see where some of these iconic films were made.

To register for this event, please visit www.nycgovparks.org/reg/rangers. Registration begins on December 18. Registration is required. For more information, call (212) 628-2345. For accessibility information, contact the Urban Park Rangers by Tuesday, December 27 at (212) 628-2345 or rob.mastrianni@parks.nyc.gov.

About the Urban Park Rangers

The Urban Park Rangers foster stewardship for New York City parks and connect New Yorkers to the natural world through environmental education, outdoor recreation, wildlife management and active conservation.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Pulitzer Fountain (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76404638560100000, -73.97358408570300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/583f1d789f620.jpg Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:15:09 EST
<![CDATA['Come Calling' on New Year's Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/01/come-calling-on-new-years-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/01/come-calling-on-new-years-day Date: January 1, 2017

Paying calls on friends and family on New Year’s Day was one of Old New York’s most cherished customs. Join us for tours of the house, 19th-century readings about New Year’s Day celebrations, and punch and confectionery, as we continue the 19th century tradition of renewing, reviving, and reaffirming friendships.

The Holiday Raffle drawing will take place at 4:30 p.m.

“New York seemed to enjoy a general carnival. Broadway, from one end to the other, was alive with private carriages, omnibuses, cabs, and curricles, and lines of pedestrians fringed the carriageways.” From the Diary of Philip Hone, 1844.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-01-01 2017-01-01 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Meet the Artists: Wennie Huang and Ed Go]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/meet-the-artists-wennie-huang-and-ed-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/meet-the-artists-wennie-huang-and-ed-go Date: January 8, 2017

Join us at this artist talk in the Tea Room at Wave Hill House. Wennie Huang and Ed Go discuss their eight-year collaborative exchange of image and poetic word. Composed on paper using ink and colored pencil, these works reflect dynamic shifts in various cultural contexts, including food recipes, deconstructed plant and animal taxonomies, politicized gender interactions, and other discourses.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-01-08 2017-01-08 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5834ae1943e55.jpg Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Funding Your Garden, Park, or Green Space]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/greenthumb-workshop-funding-your-garden-park-or-green-space http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/greenthumb-workshop-funding-your-garden-park-or-green-space Date: January 10, 2017

The Partnerships for Parks (PfP) Capacity Fund Grant program provides small grants of up to $5,000 to strengthen the outreach, membership, and event-planning capacity of community groups who care for their neighborhood parks, gardens, and street trees across all five boroughs of New York City. Meet the PfP Grants Team at this information session and learn how this grant, and other fundraising opportunities, can support your community garden work for the year ahead. Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-01-10 2017-01-10 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.80522155761719000, -73.94338226318360000 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Funding Your Garden, Park, or Green Space]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/greenthumb-workshop-funding-your-garden-park-or-green-space http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/greenthumb-workshop-funding-your-garden-park-or-green-space Date: January 12, 2017

The Partnerships for Parks (PfP) Capacity Fund Grant program provides small grants of up to $5,000 to strengthen the outreach, membership, and event-planning capacity of community groups who care for their neighborhood parks, gardens, and street trees across all five boroughs of New York City. Meet the PfP Grants Team at this information session and learn how this grant, and other fundraising opportunities, can support your community garden work for the year ahead. Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Brooklyn Community Foundation

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2017-01-12 2017-01-12 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.67773031274500000, -73.95714302327900000 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:45:01 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
10:30 a.m., GreenThumb Office, 100 Gold Street, Manhattan


Pick-up #2
11:30 a.m., The Arsenal, 830 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

Pick-Up #3
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),GreenThumb Office,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; 40.71048049702100000, -74.00351333618200000; 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:01 EST