NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:27:00 GMT <![CDATA[Midweek Bird And Natural History Walk]]> Date: December 2, 2015

Search for migrating waterfowl on the pond and in Raritan Bay.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (518) 645-0220

Location: Parks Building in Main Parking Lot (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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<![CDATA[Artist Talk & Reception: Matthew Jensen and The Wonder Under]]> Date: December 3, 2015

The Wonder Under features photos of found objects collected from the surrounding landscape with a focus on the newly completed Main Street section of the park. The various two-dimensional curiosity cabinets reference museum vitrines but without employing the logical order commonly associated with such forms of display.

Jensen built an extensive collection of objects from the shoreline and construction sites. The object images reveal how the past and present are intertwined in this landscape. Historical artifacts like 19th century porcelain, pottery fragments, and flint and obsidian spear points, mix with contemporary castoffs of plastic, metal and glass. Many of the objects are familiar, while some are strange and unidentifiable.

Jensen has exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Queens Museum, and the National Gallery of Art.

Light refreshments will be served.

Doors open at 6pm. Artist talk begins at 7pm.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Colonial Christmas]]> Date: December 6, 2015

Visit the Conference Room for a holiday photo (bring your own camera) and receive a free gift for children from Father Christmas himself. Listen to live holiday music on a walk-through of our festively decorated museum and new this year – a peek into Santa’s Study!

There will be candlelight Christmas markets in the colonial kitchen, with free hot apple cider and cookies and homemade baked goods from 18th century recipes sponsored by The Conference House Auxiliary.

There will be more holiday shopping in the Conference House Visitors Center which will feature the Staten Island Herb Society, handmade jewelry and ornaments, organic soaps and candles from the Tottenville Soap Company, hand painted glassware & more!

All proceeds benefit the Conference House Association – a Non-Profit organization with a goal of providing educational tours for all students. Donations of $3 or more welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson]]> Date: December 12, 2015

Celebrate the season with the local community.

Join us for our holiday tree lighting party with live music, decoration making, and more.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West 125 Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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