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 Sat, 27 Aug 2016 06:34:12 GMT <![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/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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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Snakes of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nature-presentation-snakes-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nature-presentation-snakes-of-new-york Date: August 28, 2016

Do you think snakes are cool or creepy? Gain a new appreciation for these misunderstood reptiles with Emily Nestlerode, the Wildlife Education Manager at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Find out how snakes play an important role in our local ecosystem and see live snakes up-close. Audience members have the opportunity to handle skins, skulls and other artifacts.

Ages eight and older are welcome with an adult. Space is limited.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57aa4060178f2.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Snakes of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nature-presentation-snakes-of-new-york1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nature-presentation-snakes-of-new-york1 Date: August 28, 2016

Do you think snakes are cool or creepy? Gain a new appreciation for these misunderstood reptiles with Emily Nestlerode, the Wildlife Education Manager at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Find out how snakes play an important role in our local ecosystem and see live snakes up-close. Audience members have the opportunity to handle skins, skulls and other artifacts.

Ages eight and older are welcome with an adult. Space is limited.

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 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57aa40dae9b54.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reel Talks: The Coen Brothers Close Up and Personal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/bryant-park-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/bryant-park-reel-talks Date: August 29, 2016

Join resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and professor/author Jeffrey Adams's discussion of the Coen Brothers, American filmmakers.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Nantucket Lightship Lecture: The Challenge of Rising Sea Levels and Extreme Storms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/nantucket-lightship-lecture-the-challenge-of-rising-sea-levels-and-extreme-storms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/nantucket-lightship-lecture-the-challenge-of-rising-sea-levels-and-extreme-storms Date: August 30, 2016

Join guest speakers for free public lectures aboard the Nantucket Lightship, a historic floating lighthouse docked at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The triple threat of rising sea levels, extreme storms, and aging infrastructure threaten our economy and our national security. In this post-Sandy world, regional solutions to these challenges must be a national priority.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b47c9c857c2.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[NY Liberty Female Empowerment Speaker Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/ny-liberty-female-empowerment-speaker-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/ny-liberty-female-empowerment-speaker-series Date: August 31, 2016

Join NY Liberty, Chase, and NYC Parks on Staten Island for an afternoon empowerment session. The speaking panel may include Liberty players, coaching staff, Liberty alumni, Madison Square Garden talent, and Chase executives.

Shoot some hoops and enjoy great giveaways from the NY Liberty!

RSVP to Jennifer.jennings@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grandview Playground (in The Big Park)

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R068 The Big Park 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.63104314251600000, -74.16505668728300000 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights: Neptune at Opposition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights-neptune-at-opposition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/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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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57680130004900000, -73.83709716796900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577fd69a8d0dd.jpg Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Having Fun with Our Food: Creative Composting at the RIPA Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/having-fun-with-our-food-creative-composting-at-the-ripa-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/having-fun-with-our-food-creative-composting-at-the-ripa-urban-farm Date: September 10, 2016

How can solar panels assist in composting? How can worms help get the job done?" Come visit this unique learning farm on the south end of Randall's Island, see the Randall's Island Park Alliance's Urban Farm's aerated 3-bin system in action, and get a sneak-peak at the worm bin we'll be raffling off at the end of our series!

Tour 1
10:00 a.m. - RSVP here

Tour 2
2:00 p.m. - RSVP here

Composting mitigates organic waste and creates a healthy soil amendment for use on street trees and in gardens. Various locations on Randall's Island showcase many of the ingenious methods farms and gardens use to re-use organic waste!

This session will be great for kids and families! This is the second event in three-session Having Fun with Our Food series.

Please note: Attendees must RSVP for each workshop on Eventbrite.com. For more information, please email rachelboeglin@gmail.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Harvest Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/greenthumb-harvest-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/greenthumb-harvest-fair Date: September 17, 2016

Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season and gives them the opportunity to show off their harvests!

Bring your best harvest from your GreenThumb Community Garden to win prizes and join us as we celebrate the close of the growing season. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.

Activities for all ages include:

• GreenThumb’s second annual Fresh Chef Contest Sign up here.
• Harvest Fair Contest
• Workshops
• Face painting
• Zumba
• Puppet-making workshop
• Raffle prizes
• Cooking Demos
• Decorate a vegetable
• First Annual Garden Recognition Award
• Live Entertainment and More!

Rain or Shine

Volunteer
Get involved! We are still seeking volunteers for the Harvest Fair. Sign up to gain event operations experience. Lunch will be provided. If you would like to volunteer, please register through the Google Form.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Diamante Garden

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2016-09-17 2016-09-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79790115356445000, -73.93640136718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bdc4c6782ec.JPG Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/25/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/25/living-with-whitetailed-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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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-09-25 2016-09-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Design Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/heather-garden-design-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/heather-garden-design-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands1 Date: October 2, 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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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754aec83881.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:13 EDT