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 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:56:17 GMT <![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