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, 01 Oct 2016 20:45:30 GMT <![CDATA[Bronx River Ramble: Jane Jacobs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/bronx-river-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/bronx-river-ramble Date: October 2, 2016

Come learn about Jane Jacobs and how her influence spread beyond Manhattan, and inspired environmental restoration and neighborhood revitalization efforts in the Bronx.

Like Jane Jacobs, Bronx activists had to deal with Moses’ expressway and auto-oriented plans. Moses was even more dismissive of Bronx neighborhoods than of SoHo or the West Village, but in the 1960s the Bronx hadn’t developed the clout with which to force a rerouting of the Cross-Bronx Expressway (which we see in the distance)–but this would soon change.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: West Farms #2 Train Station

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2016-10-02 2016-10-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83998779753900000, -73.87966131586900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57519607cd275.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle and Pick Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/upper-river-paddle-pick-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/upper-river-paddle-pick-up Date: October 8, 2016

Join us on a paddling adventure and help us clean the freshwater sections of the Bronx River of floatables!

Please wear closed-toed, attached shoes and complete an ACA adult or child waiver. Please bring limited personal belongings and a light snack.

How to register
Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. two weeks prior to the trip date and closes at 10:00 a.m. on the day before the trip. Please register here. Only 20 tickets will be available, once the tickets are sold out, there are no spots open and no waiting list. Please plan your purchase accordingly.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard

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2016-10-08 2016-10-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88420104980500000, -73.86689758300800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d0897f13d1d.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Cleanup Day at Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/international-coastal-cleanup-day-at-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/international-coastal-cleanup-day-at-kaiser-park Date: October 8, 2016

Celebrate the coastline of Coney Island Creek at Kaiser Park by volunteering with Partnerships for Parks. The event will include a cleanup project along the shoreline with free marine biology workshops.

Light snacks and water will be provided.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5350

Location: Kaiser Park

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B129 Kaiser Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.57904568370000000, -73.99582795550000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c5a356f148e.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/green-team Date: October 8, 2016

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please login to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644826540cc.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/capoeira-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/capoeira-for-beginners Date: October 8, 2016

Led by certified instructors from Capoeira Nago Queen, this six-part series will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira. This introduction will offer guidance with balance, flexibility, and agility while also providing a brief history of capoeira traditions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk Randall's Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/walk-randalls-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/walk-randalls-island Date: October 15, 2016

The American Heart Association recommends that adults get 150 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. Come walk Randall's Island, get a free pedometer and map, and make exploring and enjoying our pathways a part of meeting that goal!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/green-team Date: October 15, 2016

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please login to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644826540cc.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewardship Day: Park Reforestation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/sherman-creek-stewardship-day-park-reforestation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/sherman-creek-stewardship-day-park-reforestation Date: October 15, 2016

Join New York Restoration Project in our native reforestation efforts. Come plant native trees, shrubs, and perennials in sites cleared of invasive and non-native plants. Learn how to properly plan a site to ensure the maximum survival and health of your plants.

To RSVP, email volunteer@nyrp.org or call (917) 291-6436.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Food Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/queens-food-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/queens-food-day Date: October 15, 2016

In honor of World Food Day, Socrates Sculpture Park and GrowNYC Greenmarket will host a fun and educational day of learning, cooking, and eating.

We’ll feature cooking and gardening demonstrations with City Harvest and Hellgate Farm, youth planting workshops with City Growers, composting with BIG Reuse, and many more activities led by local food justice and environmental organizations that are working together to build community access to fresh and affordable food. In addition, we’ll have several local food vendors on hand to offer fresh and delicious local and international delicacies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Alice Austen House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/open-house-new-york1 Date: October 15, 2016

In celebration of Open House New York, enjoy free tours of Clear Comfort, including Alice Austen’s darkroom.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c34eaf5a164.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Alice Austen House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/16/open-house-new-york Date: October 16, 2016

In celebration of Open House New York, enjoy free tours of Clear Comfort, including Alice Austen’s darkroom.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 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 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c34eaf5a164.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:45:27 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[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/green-team Date: October 22, 2016

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please login to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644826540cc.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: A Photowalk in Rosebank with Christine Osinski]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/workshop-a-photowalk-in-rosebank-with-christine-osinski http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/workshop-a-photowalk-in-rosebank-with-christine-osinski Date: October 22, 2016

Artist Christine Osinski will lead a photowalk through Staten Island’s Rosebank neighborhood (close to Alice Austen’s historic home) to point out what subjects interest her.

RSVP at (718) 816-4506 ext. 10 or info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c3502505fa0.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:45:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/halloween-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/halloween-harvest-festival Date: October 29, 2016

Come one, come all to this year’s circus-themed Halloween Harvest Festival! We’ll feature costume-making with Socrates artists, a large-scale collaborative sculpture workshop by Free Style Arts Association, face painting with Agostino Arts, festive music, circus food favorites, an ongoing roving performance of traditional circus acts—juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking, clowning—and experimental, improvisational theater by the funny, quirky, and political Circus Amok. And in the spirit of the occasion, we’ll be offering special prizes to any circus-themed pooches in the Annual Juried Canine Costume Contest!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:45:27 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[Holiday on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/holiday-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/holiday-on-the-hudson Date: December 10, 2016

Join Summer on the Hudson for our annual holiday tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, tree decoration making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5705621e6b970.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:23 EDT