NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:18:56 GMT <![CDATA[Hot Compost Hands-On Workshop]]> Date: August 6, 2016

Take your composting to the next level at this hands-on workshop! Learn to make and manage a “thermophilic” batch of compost—a pile that will heat up to kill weed seeds and pathogens—ready to use in as little as three months! Participants work together with NYC Compost Project staff to build a pile at our compost demo site. Come ready to get dirty!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Reading of 'Our Town' with UP Theater Company]]> Date: August 6, 2016

UP Theatre Company presents new and exciting professional performances by local artists to Northern Manhattan. “Our Town” is a classic play that touches on the themes of every day life and is sure to make audiences of any generation take a look at the world and people around them in a new light.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> Date: August 7, 2016

Join the Urban Park Rangers in learning about coyotes, an oft-misunderstood member of our local habitat.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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<![CDATA[Person Place Thing at Wave Hill]]> Date: August 7, 2016

Wave Hill hosts two stars from Showtime’s new hit Billions at a live taping of the podcast Person Place Thing. Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe and Emmy winner Paul Giamatti and Critics Choice and Screen Actors Guild nominee Maggie Siff will join host Randy Cohen in historic Armor Hall, an intimate opportunity for guests to listen in on this conversation with two acclaimed artists. After the taping, which includes live, musical accompaniment by composer Nicki Denner on piano and Anton Denner on alto sax, guests will be invited to a cocktail reception and be able to stroll in the gardens after Wave Hill closes to the public, just as the summer light of late afternoon begins to deepen.

New York City has always been a favored location for film and television productions. Many viewers recognized Wave Hill’s iconic balustrade and view of the Hudson River, front and center when Billions shot several scenes here last autumn. Person Place Thing is an interview show based on the idea that people are especially engaging when they tell stories about something they care about. Each broadcast focuses on one person, one place, and one thing that are important to the show’s guests. Randy Cohen is a former New York Times Magazine “Ethicist” columnist and an Emmy award-winning TV writer for Dave Letterman, Rosie O’Donnell, and Michael Moore.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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<![CDATA[Summer Reading Storytime]]> Date: August 9, 2016

Listen to Brooklyn Heights librarians read stories from the Brooklyn Public Library’s reading list.

Join The Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water!

Brooklyn Heights children’s librarian will read stories from the library’s summer reading list, plus a whole lot more! The only thing more fun than a good storytime is one with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Composting 101]]> Date: August 10, 2016

Have you wanted to start composting but have no idea how to start? If so, then join Audubon New York and the NYC Compost Project at McGolrick Park in Greenpoint for a Composting 101 workshop! Participants will get hands-on experience on how to produce compost locally by transforming their food scraps into compost gold and learn how composting helps birds and other wildlife of Brooklyn! Workshops are open to adults and families.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: Central Pavilion (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark Painting on the Rooftop]]> Date: August 10, 2016

Join artist Amy DiGi for a rooftop painting and monotypes printmaking workshop, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League of New York. Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing, and composition. You'll get to take home your painting!

Supplies will be provided for you. No experience is necessary. Rain or shine. The event moves indoors in case of rain.

Space is limited, so please RSVP on Eventbrite at

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[A Day in the Life of the Bronx River]]> Date: August 13, 2016

Together with professional scientists, our Citizen Science Stewards will participate in different studies throughout the watershed, culminating with a data exchange information about how to get involved with our various CS opportunities.

More information will be coming soon!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4690

Location: Concrete Plant Park,180th Street and Boston Road (in Bronx Park)

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<![CDATA[Historic New York: The World's Fair]]> Date: August 14, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Come learn about the famous World's Fairs at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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<![CDATA[Living with White-tailed Deer]]> Date: August 21, 2016

Come learn more about local white-tailed deer with the Urban Park Rangers!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night - Square Dancing!]]> Date: August 25, 2016

The folks at City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. Swing your corner and do-si-do! Let's all join hands for a Virginia Reel. Step right up and holler "yeehoo"!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> Date: August 28, 2016

Join the Urban Park Rangers in Inwood Hill Park to learn about coyotes, an often misunderstood member of our local habitat.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights: Neptune at Opposition]]> Date: September 3, 2016

Join us for an Astronomy evening: Neptune at Opposition.

NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folkloreof the universe. Join us at Beach 116th Street at the Boardwalk to explore the evening sky. The Urban Park Rangers will use binoculars, telescopes, and the naked eye to explore the autumn night sky. All equipment provided. Feel free to bring your own binoculars or telescopes and set them up next to the experts.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 116th St (in Rockaway Beach)

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<![CDATA[Heather Garden Design Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands]]> Date: September 4, 2016

Join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden with its 550 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs.

Brands and colleague Lynden Miller have served as garden consultants to the Fort Tryon Park Trust since 2009. Learn how they worked with the park's gardeners and the Olmsted Brother's original 1935 plant list to strengthen and rejuvenate the Heather Garden to make it a destination with horticultural interest in every season. Their Framework Plan also equipped the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks gardeners with information on how to best sustain the garden for future generations.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> Date: September 25, 2016

Come learn about white-tailed deer with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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