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 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:41:31 GMT <![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage and The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden Date: October 15, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85944277284600000, -73.93451279071500000; 40.85944885864500000, -73.93404876855500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b1fa259bc5a.JPG Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage and The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden Date: October 16, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85944277284600000, -73.93451279071500000; 40.85944885864500000, -73.93404876855500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b1fa259bc5a.JPG Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Salon: Jill Freedman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/sunday-salon-jill-freedman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/sunday-salon-jill-freedman Date: October 16, 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. Our inaugural session features legendary documentary street photographer Jill Freedman and her candid photos of NYC in black and white.

This event is 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 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[The Altered Landscape: A Talk by Paul Moakley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/20/the-altered-landscape-a-talk-by-paul-moakley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/20/the-altered-landscape-a-talk-by-paul-moakley Date: October 20, 2016

Join Freshkills Park for “The Altered Landscape,” a talk by photographer, curator, and deputy director of photography at TIME, Paul Moakley, on the history of the human-altered landscape through photography from 1960 to present.

The talk will take place at the “Freshkills Park: Landscape in Motion” exhibition. Installed at the Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge in the St. George Ferry Terminal, “Landscape in Motion” is the capstone to a landscape photography competition organized by Freshkills Park with the Staten Island Advance, which builds upon the existing Capturing Change photography program at Freshkills Park.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5372

Location: Staten Island Arts

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2016-10-20 2016-10-20 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.64403490000000000, -74.07253100000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ea923187991.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:45:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Common Threads Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/common-threads-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/common-threads-workshop Date: October 23, 2016

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

Good for beginners and experts!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2dfc16c8e9.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[From Poe's Porch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/from-poes-porch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/from-poes-porch Date: October 29, 2016

The Bronx County Historical Society and Bronx Council on the Arts presents a new social justice-driven poetry reading and workshop series at Poe Park.

Featured poets will read from Poe's porch from noon to 1:00 p.m. This will be followed by special workshops, panel discussions, and/or lectures in the adjacent Poe Park Visitor Center, just steps away from the historic house landmark. Tours of The Cottage will be available and both programs are free.

From Poe's Porch was designed to create greater awareness of local history by drawing parallels to the issues addressed by Bronx poets today. These include LGBTQ equality, immigration, gentrification, racism, and others.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86555352721500000, -73.89418697357200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d977848432c.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:30:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Artist: Denise Treizman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/meet-the-artist-denise-treizman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/meet-the-artist-denise-treizman Date: October 29, 2016

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2f31161f35.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:30:22 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Grow Your Community Park Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/how-to-grow-your-community-park-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/03/how-to-grow-your-community-park-group Date: November 3, 2016

At this workshop, you will hear from experts on how to best grow your group, as well as from leaders who have expanded groups themselves.

Come to our free upcoming workshop and learn how other groups have brought on new members. Also, participate in a personalized activity that will outline the next steps towards growing your group.

Topics will include:

  • What to think about before recruiting new members
  • How to effectively reach out to the perfect candidates
  • How to retain members over time

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5342

Location: South Oxford Space

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2016-11-03 2016-11-03 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.68513600000000000, -73.97351330000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e92e81a1862.png Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:45:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Vintage Camera Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/vintage-camera-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/vintage-camera-day Date: November 12, 2016

Marvel at the art of photography with hands on demonstrations and displays of vintage cameras.

BYOC (Bring Your Own Camera)!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c3527dab968.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Screenwriting Process]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/screenwriting-process http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/screenwriting-process Date: November 12, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 367-3657

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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