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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:20:41 GMT <![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