NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 24 May 2018 08:18:40 GMT <![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: May 24, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Memorial Day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-24 2018-05-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrantes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/immigrantes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/immigrantes Date: May 24, 2018

Immigrants
Migratory processes are inherent to humans and many other species. These processes are born of the instinct of conservation of the species. Man makes comparisons between his/her current environment and their destination, emigrating, full of dreams and hopes for a better life.

Immigrantes
Los procesos migratorios son inherentes a la especie humana y a muchas otras especies. Estos procesos nacen del instinto de conservación de la especie. El hombre hace comparaciones del entorno y el lugar de destino, emigrando cargado de sueños y esperanzas, por tener una vida mejor.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-24 2018-05-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae2366700295.JPG Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:29:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 Date: May 24, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-24 2018-05-24 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 24, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-24 2018-05-24 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/capoeira-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/capoeira-in-the-park Date: May 24, 2018

Led by expert instructors, this series introduces participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira and it's history.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Lawn east of Memorial Grove (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-05-24 2018-05-24 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.89110682274000000, -73.89625668525700000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with Watercolor Painting by the River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-with-watercolor-painting-by-the-river1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-with-watercolor-painting-by-the-river1 Date: May 24, 2018

Join us for a free watercolor painting series along the river. Ashton Agbomenou will teach free adult watercolor classes demonstrating how to use line, shape, and color to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the 2 hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome.

About the Artist: Ashton is a freelance painter and filmmaker with a BFA degree from Rhode Island School of Design. Born and raised in Harlem, New York he studied classical painting at the High School of Art & Design and the Art Students League of New York.

The classes are for 18 years old and older.

Classes on May 24, June 28, and July 12, 2018. Sign up for one or all three!

Please note: This event is free but space is limited; please RSVP to https://watercoloratbushwickinlet.eventbrite.com

In case of rain, the class moves indoors.

In partnership with the Art Students League of New York.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bushwick Inlet Park Center (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2018-05-24 2018-05-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72172493331700000, -73.96043425798400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c871363ccb.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 13:14:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/25/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/25/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: May 25, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Memorial Day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-25 2018-05-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrantes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/25/immigrantes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/25/immigrantes Date: May 25, 2018

Immigrants
Migratory processes are inherent to humans and many other species. These processes are born of the instinct of conservation of the species. Man makes comparisons between his/her current environment and their destination, emigrating, full of dreams and hopes for a better life.

Immigrantes
Los procesos migratorios son inherentes a la especie humana y a muchas otras especies. Estos procesos nacen del instinto de conservación de la especie. El hombre hace comparaciones del entorno y el lugar de destino, emigrando cargado de sueños y esperanzas, por tener una vida mejor.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-25 2018-05-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae2366700295.JPG Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:29:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/25/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/25/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 25, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-25 2018-05-25 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint the Rainbow Mural with Friends of Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/paint-a-mural-join-the-friends-of-forest-park-with-artists-amanda-long-and-tommy-hartung-at-the-greenhouse-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/paint-a-mural-join-the-friends-of-forest-park-with-artists-amanda-long-and-tommy-hartung-at-the-greenhouse-playground Date: May 26, 2018

Join the Friends of Forest Park with artists Amanda Long and Tommy Hartung at the Greenhouse Playground to paint the Rainbow Mural. This is a family-friendly event. All materials will be provided, and free snacks and t-shirts will be available for all volunteers.

Located off the Woodhaven Boulevard entrance to Forest Park, the Rainbow Mural will be a colorful reclamation of the well-worn concrete barrier at the Forest Park Greenhouse Playground near the historical carousel. A pixelated rainbow pattern will be painted on the interior and exterior of the play area and skate park.

For more information, and to RSVP, please contact friendsofforestpark@yahoo.com or amandalongstudio@gmail.com.

Please note: Due to weather, this event was rescheduled from Saturday, May 19 to Saturday, May 26.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenhouse Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.70141178691900000, -73.85612297058100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad0bec29382f.jpg Fri, 18 May 2018 10:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrantes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/immigrantes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/immigrantes Date: May 26, 2018

Immigrants
Migratory processes are inherent to humans and many other species. These processes are born of the instinct of conservation of the species. Man makes comparisons between his/her current environment and their destination, emigrating, full of dreams and hopes for a better life.

Immigrantes
Los procesos migratorios son inherentes a la especie humana y a muchas otras especies. Estos procesos nacen del instinto de conservación de la especie. El hombre hace comparaciones del entorno y el lugar de destino, emigrando cargado de sueños y esperanzas, por tener una vida mejor.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae2366700295.JPG Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:29:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: At Home in the Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/family-art-project-at-home-in-the-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/family-art-project-at-home-in-the-sky Date: May 26, 2018

With watercolor brush in hand, find a place to perch and view the vistas unique to Wave Hill. What do you see flying off in the wild blue yonder? Experiment with the scale of birds near and far, using brushy, atmospheric strokes in our outdoor sky-painting project.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4afdd7c2ee.jpg Mon, 07 May 2018 13:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Closing Reception and Performance: Capucine Bourcart's Public Artwork LINOUQ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/closing-reception-and-performance-capucine-bourcarts-public-artwork-linouq http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/closing-reception-and-performance-capucine-bourcarts-public-artwork-linouq Date: May 26, 2018

Join NYC Parks for the closing event of the public artwork LINOUQ by Capucine Bourcart. From 2008 to 2012, Capucine Bourcart walked every street in Manhattan, from State Street to 220th Street, taking photographic details of walls along her route. This collection of photographs was used to create a photo-assemblage made of 4,170 metal squares that has hung from a chain link fence in a design inspired by Native Americans, the island’s first inhabitants.

The closing will feature a performance by Delwin Fiddler, Jr. of Lakota Performing Arts Program, with Native American flute, grass dance, and double beat.

This exhibition is made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: First Avenue at 112th Street (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79347085208300000, -73.93724799156200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0307b9a070d.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 13:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Sculpting Holograms with HoloCenter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/saturday-sculpture-workshop-sculpting-holograms-with-holocenter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/saturday-sculpture-workshop-sculpting-holograms-with-holocenter Date: May 26, 2018

Celebrate the International Day of Light by creating a sculpture and then capturing it as a hologram in 3D with laser light! Join Dr. Martina Mrongovius from the Center for the Holographic Arts – HoloCenter to explore light, shadow, and form in this unique workshop.

Please note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact Socrates Sculpture Park the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956.1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Mon, 07 May 2018 13:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 26, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Weedy Nomad: A Performative Field Study]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/weedy-nomad-a-performative-field-study http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/weedy-nomad-a-performative-field-study Date: May 26, 2018

Part of the Wilder LIC Group Exhibition, join artists Thomas Choinacky and Christopher Kennedy for an interactive workshop and ecological field study of the Windmill Community Garden. Help us archive and engage with the garden’s multispecies life. Learn strategies for bioremediation, wild plant mapping, soil quality testing, and assessing the health of urban landscapes. We’ll pay particular attention to the unwanted plants and organisms we consider weeds, noting the edges and borders of the garden as spaces for interspecies collaboration and indicators of climate change adaptation. As we observe together, we’ll also experiment with forms of movement and dance to communicate with plants and other nonhumans – imagining the body as a site for scientific inquiry. At the end of the workshop we hope you’ll feel inspired to conduct similar field studies in your own neighborhood, and add to our collective research on NYC’s changing ecology.

The workshop is open to all, no prior knowledge needed! We encourage you to wear clothing you can move in, and don’t mind getting a little dirty.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Windmill Community Garden

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2018-05-26 2018-05-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75306060000000000, -73.93513430000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecbd7e48fd8.jpg Mon, 07 May 2018 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/gallery-tour Date: May 26, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns.

Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Proseck, Jenna Spevek and Fred Tomaselli. In the Sunroom Project Space, Adrienne Elise Tarver builds tactile plant sculptures that create an immersive, sheltering landscape.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: At Home in the Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/family-art-project-at-home-in-the-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/family-art-project-at-home-in-the-sky Date: May 27, 2018

With watercolor brush in hand, find a place to perch and view the vistas unique to Wave Hill. What do you see flying off in the wild blue yonder? Experiment with the scale of birds near and far, using brushy, atmospheric strokes in our outdoor sky-painting project.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4b04305c26.jpg Mon, 07 May 2018 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 27, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/gallery-tour Date: May 27, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow. Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns.

Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Proseck, Jenna Spevek and Fred Tomaselli.

In the Sunroom Project Space, Adrienne Elise Tarver builds tactile plant sculptures that create an immersive, sheltering landscape.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd4ff10ff7.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Weedy Nomad: A Walking Tour of LIC’s Forgotten Landscapes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/weedy-nomad-a-walking-tour-of-lics-forgotten-landscapes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/weedy-nomad-a-walking-tour-of-lics-forgotten-landscapes Date: May 27, 2018

Part of the Wilder LIC Group Exhibition, join artists Thomas Choinacky and Christopher Kennedy for a walking tour of Long Island City’s overlooked green spaces and marginal ecologies. Starting at the Windmill Community Garden, we’ll begin to observe, engage with, and map nearby vacant lots, tree pits, sidewalk cracks and highway medians. Together we’ll learn how to identify a range of spontaneous urban plants (aka weeds) and experiment with forms of movement and dance to engage with each weedy space and territory. Along the way we’ll also consider how the language we use to classify these organisms as “exotic” and “alien” has troubling parallels to policies and practices used to marginalize immigrant communities. Despite their status as invasive or dangerous, these plants have immense value and can teach us about climate change adaptation and how to survive NYC’s harsh urban conditions. By the end of the workshop we hope to develop ideas for how to map multispecies life in LIC, and a new understanding of what constitutes a so-called green space or landscape in NYC.

The workshop is open to all, no prior knowledge needed! We encourage you to wear clothing you can move in, and don’t mind getting a little dirty.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Windmill Community Garden

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2018-05-27 2018-05-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75306060000000000, -73.93513430000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecbf505b43c.jpg Mon, 07 May 2018 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Performance and Potluck: Amirtha Kidambi and Jessica Pavone with Supper from Flux Iron Chefs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/amirtha-kidambi-and-jessica-pavone-solo-and-duo-sets-with-supper-from-flux-iron-chefs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/amirtha-kidambi-and-jessica-pavone-solo-and-duo-sets-with-supper-from-flux-iron-chefs Date: May 27, 2018

As part of the Wilder LIC Exhibition, Flux Factory will host two performances from artists in the exhibition and potluck afternoons at the Windmill Community Garden.

Performances on May 27th:

  • 4:30 pm – Jessica Pavone (solo set)
  • 5:00 pm – Jessica Pavone / Amirtha Kidambi Duo
  • 5:30 pm – Amirtha Kidambi (solo set)

++ food provided throughout by Flux Iron Chefs!

More information on the artists…

Jessica Pavone (composer, viola, violin, el.bass) has performed in countless improvisation, avant jazz, experimental, folk, soul, and chamber ensembles since moving to NYC in 2000. She currently plays with Normal Love, in a duo with guitarist Mary Halvorson, with Anthony Braxton’s ensembles and as a solo violist. As a composer, The Wire magazine praised her “ability to transform a naked tonal gesture into something special,” and The New York Times described her music as “distinct and beguiling…its core is steely, and its execution clear.”

Amirtha Kidambi “takes a holistic approach to singing, which can mean treating every element as unfixed: Words can be opened up, rendered nonspecific. Melody can be repeated and frozen and stuck in place. Markings of rhythm can become utterly abstract, freed from cadence.” (New York Times)

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Windmill Community Garden

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2018-05-27 2018-05-27 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75306060000000000, -73.93513430000000000 Mon, 07 May 2018 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: May 29, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Memorial Day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-29 2018-05-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/gallery-tour Date: May 29, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow. Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns.

Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Proseck, Jenna Spevek and Fred Tomaselli.

In the Sunroom Project Space, Adrienne Elise Tarver builds tactile plant sculptures that create an immersive, sheltering landscape.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-29 2018-05-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd4ff10ff7.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/bryant-park-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/bryant-park-poetry Date: May 29, 2018

Sit under the park's London plane trees and join us for the Bryant Park Reading Room Poetry Series. Enjoy award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer. Poetry readings are held every Tuesday through September (no program July 3).

Featuring the poets: Janlori Goldman, Christopher Salerno, and Leah Umansky.

Books are available for purchase at the event from our partner Kinokuniya and for signing by the poets.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-29 2018-05-29 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75411674857600000, -73.98336881399200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af4cd16d36f7.jpg Sat, 19 May 2018 21:59:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: May 30, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Memorial Day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-30 2018-05-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/adults-le-petit-delicate-paper-art-mini-dioramas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/adults-le-petit-delicate-paper-art-mini-dioramas Date: May 30, 2018

Adults will create mini dioramas, delicate miniature paper cuttings-to-art card editions and originals (ACEO), and cardboard art. Participants will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create.

Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

April: Delicate Paper Cutting
May: ACEO Cardboard Art (Florals, Still Life, Landscape) Mix Media
June: Rockin' Art Painted Rocks

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-30 2018-05-30 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Inspired by...Alma Thomas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/art-inspired-by-alma-thomas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/art-inspired-by-alma-thomas Date: May 30, 2018

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

RSVP required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-05-30 2018-05-30 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: May 31, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Memorial Day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-31 2018-05-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 31, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-31 2018-05-31 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 Date: May 31, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-31 2018-05-31 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art Opening Reception: Out of Thin Air by Sari Carel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/public-art-opening-reception-out-of-thin-air-by-sari-carel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/public-art-opening-reception-out-of-thin-air-by-sari-carel Date: May 31, 2018

From Friday, June 1 to Sunday, July 8, 2018, visitors of City Hall Park can experience an immersive soundscape composed entirely of the sounds of breathing. The recording is a rather unusual composition drawn from such sounds as rustles, crackles, beats, huffs, and delicate inhaling and exhaling, that fade in and out of the sounds of the city.

Out of Thin Air, a public art installation by the Brooklyn-based artist Sari Carel, commissioned and produced by More Art, a leading presenter of public art in New York City, invites New Yorkers to think about breathing in all its intimacy and enormity. The sound expands to and informs the environment, creating a rich sensory journey up to City Hall, while addressing important issues relating to air quality and wellness.

6:00-7:00 | Guided Sound Walks for guests

Experience a guided “eyes-closed” tour of the immersive sound installation. Visit Out of Thin Air and enjoy a blindfolded guided walk through the soundscape led by one of our docents. Receive a free, limited edition, More Art blindfold while supplies last. All ages welcome. Guardian supervision required.

7:30 | Opening Remarks

Join us for opening remarks by the artist Sari Carel, More Art Director Micaela Martegani, and a representative from NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks Program. Listen and learn more about upcoming free public programs throughout the month of June.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 416-6940

Location: City Hall Park

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M013 City Hall Park 2018-05-31 2018-05-31 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.71220016479492000, -74.00689697265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad9f1c1d9af2.jpg Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:44:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/capoeira-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/capoeira-in-the-park Date: May 31, 2018

Led by expert instructors, this series introduces participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira and it's history.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Lawn east of Memorial Grove (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-05-31 2018-05-31 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.89110682274000000, -73.89625668525700000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/01/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/01/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: June 1, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Memorial Day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-01 2018-06-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Family and Friends Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/01/family-and-friends-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/01/family-and-friends-day Date: June 1, 2018

Pelham Fritz is hosting an outdoor event to bring all of our programming into Marcus Garvey Park. We want the community to experience all of the wonderful programming that takes place inside on a regular basis. Activites will include a live DJ, games for children, fitness class, line dance, aerobics, painting classes a quilt show and more!

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-06-01 2018-06-01 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b031f160a6fe.jpg Tue, 22 May 2018 09:59:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/01/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/01/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 1, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-01 2018-06-01 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Black Panther Movie Screening and Wakanda Fashion Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/01/ovies-under-the-stars-black-panther http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/01/ovies-under-the-stars-black-panther Date: June 1, 2018

Join NYC Parks, Historic Harlem Parks, and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically-advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake. Rated PG-13.

Come early! Before this screening, in partnership with ImageNation, we will have a Wakanda Style Fashion Show, music, live African drumming, and more activities related to the movie.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 6:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Funds provided by Councilmember Bill Perkins

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-06-01 2018-06-01 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.80488245516300000, -73.94440275430700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af9d8396fc31.jpg Wed, 23 May 2018 11:59:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Turtle’s Pace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/family-art-project-a-turtles-pace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/family-art-project-a-turtles-pace Date: June 2, 2018

Marvel at the beautiful patterns that cover the protective shell of the local box turtle. Use fabric and leather scraps to design and decorate a stuffed, wearable turtle-shell backpack. Make a turtle egg-shaker and, wearing your shell, gather outside to waltz in an oh-so-slow parade. Sunday is Turtle Day!

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeca6f4bb6ee.jpg Mon, 07 May 2018 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Poetry Town Hall with the Bronx Writers Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/poetry-town-hall-with-the-bronx-writers-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/poetry-town-hall-with-the-bronx-writers-center Date: June 2, 2018

Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vazquez will host Nuyorican poet J.F. Seary as part of the exciting Poetry Town Hall series. At the Poetry Town Hall Series, local poets read their poems and embark on lively conversations with the community regarding themes in their work, which include the environment, immigration, identity and race.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 23 May 2018 12:14:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Go Green! Brooklyn Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/go-green-brooklyn-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/go-green-brooklyn-festival Date: June 2, 2018

Since 2008, Go Green! Brooklyn Festival has become an annual staple of community life in Williamsburg/Greenpoint. Now in its 11th year, Go Green! is the place to learn about local sustainability initiatives while sampling local food, art, and music.

Participating organizations, businesses, schools, crafters and artists inform and entertain the thousands of park-goers that enjoy McCarren Park on a beautiful summer day.

Green exhibitors, school sustainability challenges, fitness workshops, dance performances, eco-art, educational & scientific displays concerning our environment, a Greencycle Swap, volunteer park clean ups, a carefully curated eco-market and so much more!.

RSVP on Facebook for updates.

Share widely with #TOWNSQUAREBK &#GOGREENBK

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (347) 987-2765

Location: 900 Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 12:00 pm 5:00 am 40.72150039672900000, -73.95269775390600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5adfa755eacbe.jpg Fri, 18 May 2018 14:59:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Art-Making at Queens Green Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/saturday-sculpture-workshop-artmaking-at-queens-green-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/saturday-sculpture-workshop-artmaking-at-queens-green-day Date: June 2, 2018

Join Socrates' artists and local partners for activities and art-making opportunities as part of the new Queens Green Day, a celebration of local ecological initiatives, food justice, urban farming, gardening, healthy living including bike safety, and all things “green.”

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Wed, 09 May 2018 16:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 2, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/plein-air-landscape-painting-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/plein-air-landscape-painting-workshop Date: June 2, 2018

Fort Tryon Park offers extraordinary vistas for plein air painting. Led by landscape artist, Elissa Gore, in this free introductory watercolor painting class, we will make small paintings using warm colors. The workshop will cover: planning a sketch, perspective, and basic watercolor techniques. No experience is required and all supplies will be provided.

Please note: Space is limited and RSVP is required. Please email rsvp@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86019897460937500, -73.93450164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5adf4a849d748.jpg Thu, 03 May 2018 14:59:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Artist: Austin Ballard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/meet-the-artist-austin-ballard http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/meet-the-artist-austin-ballard Date: June 2, 2018

Join us at this artist talk in the Sunroom Project Space. Artist Austin Ballard will discuss his installation Rumors with Curator of Visual Arts Eileen Jeng Lynch. Fabricating furniture using cane webbing and epoxy clay, Ballard constructs an immersive domestic setting. Intended as functional sculpture, the forms are reminiscent of Victorian furniture and recall Wave Hill’s history as a private home.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Pictured: Austin Ballard, Collage for Wave Hill Sun Room Furniture, 2017, acrylic and graphite on paper, 8 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeca90924a9a.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Day at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park Date: June 3, 2018

Discover Freshkills Park and experience the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer. This free event is a special opportunity to spend a summer afternoon exploring the future park while the site is closed to the public. Hundreds of acres and miles of trails will be open for tours, bicycling, and activities for all ages.

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. It also has a significant history as the site of the Fresh Kills Landfill, which was the largest landfill in the world before closing in 2001. Since then, the site has become a place for wildlife, recreation, science, education, and art. As the park is built in phases, free tours and events provide early access for learning and exploration opportunities.

Discovery Day will include the following activities:

  • Birdwatching tours with NYC Audubon
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Kite-flying and other activities with NYC Parks
  • Music performances by Staten Island Philharmonic
  • Spoken word performance organized by the Staten Island Creative Community
  • Sunprint art with Alice Austen House
  • Wind chime-making with Skip LaPlante, with supplies from Materials for the Arts

During the event, free shuttles will provide transportation to and from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George. Parking will be available just outside Freshkills Park in lots near 350 Wild Avenue. From there, visitors can take a shuttle bus or walk or bike one mile to the main event area.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5372

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2018-06-03 2018-06-03 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aabdbc831896.jpg Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 3, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Fey Nan Bwa: A Haitian Herb and Song Workshop with Sirene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/fey-nan-bwa-a-haitian-herb-and-song-workshop-with-sirene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/fey-nan-bwa-a-haitian-herb-and-song-workshop-with-sirene Date: June 3, 2018

Join Vodou Priestess Sirene Dantor Rene for an afternoon of singing and learning about Haitian herbal wellness. Experience traditional Haitian culture and botanic medicine, learning the importance of herbs and their power to heal.

Families and visitors of all ages are welcome.

Reserve your space on Eventbrite.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af452f3c7737.jpg Fri, 11 May 2018 13:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Two Performances: Andrea Haenggi & Richard Garet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/two-performances-andrea-haenggi-richard-garet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/two-performances-andrea-haenggi-richard-garet Date: June 3, 2018

As part of the Wilder LIC Exhibition, Flux Factory will host two performances and potluck afternoons at the Windmill Community Garden.

Doors will open at 4 pm.

4:30 pm - Andrea Haenggi's "DON’T TOUCH ME: A Participatory Fieldwork Performance"
RSVP required: See link below
Limited to 15 audience members
Suggested $5 – $10 donation

5:30 pm - Richard Garet, EX·ER·TION; Quadraphonic presentation. Approximately 40'
This event does not need an RSVP.

++ food provided throughout by Flux Iron Chefs!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Windmill Community Garden

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2018-06-03 2018-06-03 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75306060000000000, -73.93513430000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecc3e7c5643.jpg Mon, 07 May 2018 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: June 4, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Memorial Day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-04 2018-06-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: June 4, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-04 2018-06-04 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: June 4, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-04 2018-06-04 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 4, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-04 2018-06-04 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: June 4, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-04 2018-06-04 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/05/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/05/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: June 5, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Memorial Day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-05 2018-06-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/05/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/05/gallery-tour Date: June 5, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Avifauna: Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns. Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Prosek, Jenna Spevackand Fred Tomaselli.

In the Sunroom Project Space, Austin Ballard’s installation Rumorsis on view. Fabricating furniture using cane webbing and epoxy clay, Austin Ballard constructs an immersive domestic setting. Intended as functional sculpture, the forms are reminiscent of Victorian furniture and recall Wave Hill’s history as a private home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-05 2018-06-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecad1bd8906.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 12:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry: Kenyon Review]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/05/bryant-park-poetry-kenyon-review http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/05/bryant-park-poetry-kenyon-review Date: June 5, 2018

Join us for the Bryant Park Reading Room Poetry Series. This week's program is produced in partnership with Kenyon Review.

Sit under the park's London Plane trees and enjoy award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer. Poetry readings are held every Tuesday through September (no program July 3).

Featuring the poets: David Baker, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Terrance Hayes, and Kathleen Ossip.

Books are available for purchase at the event from our partner Kinokuniya and for signing by the poets.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-05 2018-06-05 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75411674857600000, -73.98336881399200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af4ce9cc27ee.jpg Fri, 11 May 2018 13:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/06/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/06/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: June 6, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Memorial Day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-06 2018-06-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/06/adults-le-petit-delicate-paper-art-mini-dioramas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/06/adults-le-petit-delicate-paper-art-mini-dioramas Date: June 6, 2018

Adults will create mini dioramas, delicate miniature paper cuttings-to-art card editions and originals (ACEO), and cardboard art. Participants will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create.

Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

April: Delicate Paper Cutting
May: ACEO Cardboard Art (Florals, Still Life, Landscape) Mix Media
June: Rockin' Art Painted Rocks

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-06 2018-06-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: June 7, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Memorial Day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-07 2018-06-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 7, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-07 2018-06-07 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 Date: June 7, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-07 2018-06-07 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/capoeira-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/capoeira-in-the-park Date: June 7, 2018

Led by expert instructors, this series introduces participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira and it's history.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Lawn east of Memorial Grove (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-06-07 2018-06-07 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.89110682274000000, -73.89625668525700000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/08/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/08/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: June 8, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Memorial Day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-08 2018-06-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/08/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/08/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 8, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-08 2018-06-08 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: June 9, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

This exhibition is on view on weekdays through June 14.*

*Please note: By popular demand, the Arsenal Gallery will open on Saturday, June 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Fri, 18 May 2018 11:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Sculpture in Motion with The Little Animation Studio]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/saturday-sculpture-workshop-sculpture-in-motion-with-the-little-animation-studio http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/saturday-sculpture-workshop-sculpture-in-motion-with-the-little-animation-studio Date: June 9, 2018

If a sculpture could come to life, what would it do? Participants will use the art of stop-motion animation to explore the possibilities of moving sculptures. Come create your own small sculpture and bring it to life! Teaching artists from The Little Animation Studio will guide you through animation basics using professional grade animation software and equipment.

Please note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Wed, 09 May 2018 16:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 9, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/gallery-tour Date: June 9, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Avifauna: Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns. Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Prosek, Jenna Spevackand Fred Tomaselli.

In the Sunroom Project Space, Austin Ballard’s installation Rumorsis on view. Fabricating furniture using cane webbing and epoxy clay, Austin Ballard constructs an immersive domestic setting. Intended as functional sculpture, the forms are reminiscent of Victorian furniture and recall Wave Hill’s history as a private home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecae8153bb0.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 12:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 10, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: Botanical Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/art-workshop-botanical-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/art-workshop-botanical-illustration Date: June 10, 2018

Botanical Illustration is the intersection of art and science. Observe and record the intricate details of Wave Hill’s summer blooms with exhibiting artist and naturalist Gabriel Willow.

Using pen and pencil techniques, practice accurate and scientific depictions of plants and flowers. Supplies are included; all skill levels welcome.

Kids aged 12 and older are welcome with an adult.

Pictured: Gabriel Willow, Zinnias.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecb0a3012d1.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 12:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: June 11, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Memorial Day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: June 11, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: June 11, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 11, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: June 11, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/12/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/12/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: June 12, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Memorial Day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-12 2018-06-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/12/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/12/gallery-tour Date: June 12, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Avifauna: Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns. Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Prosek, Jenna Spevackand Fred Tomaselli.

In the Sunroom Project Space, Austin Ballard’s installation Rumorsis on view. Fabricating furniture using cane webbing and epoxy clay, Austin Ballard constructs an immersive domestic setting. Intended as functional sculpture, the forms are reminiscent of Victorian furniture and recall Wave Hill’s history as a private home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-12 2018-06-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecad1bd8906.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 12:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Black Panther]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/12/movies-under-the-stars-black-panther http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/12/movies-under-the-stars-black-panther Date: June 12, 2018

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake. Rated PG-13

Come early! Before this screening we will have activities related to the movie.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Samuel N. Bennerson 2nd Playground

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M184 Samuel N. Bennerson 2nd Playground 2018-06-12 2018-06-12 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.77379989624023400, -73.98690032958984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af9d8396fc31.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 15:14:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/13/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/13/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: June 13, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Memorial Day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-13 2018-06-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Capturing the Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/13/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/13/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition Date: June 13, 2018

The Bronx is both a place and a collection of metaphors, a peninsula attached to the mainland in a city of islands. In many ways, it is defined by its diversities—social, demographic, geographic and temporal. Hospitals, museums, universities, formal gardens, beaches, parks, and historical sites are prominent features of the landscape. Massive public housing developments, neighborhoods of six-story apartment buildings and private homes, and bucolic landscapes surrounding long-standing estates can be found within the borders of the Bronx.

The photographers represented in this exhibit are connected to the Bronx by birth, residency, work, or affinity. Each has a unique history, a particular point of view, and an evolving personal story. Who we are as individuals and as a group is represented in this exhibit. We are creating a photographic archive of the Bronx. The Bronx Photographers Collaborative hopes these images speak to, inform, provoke, and inspire you to join us in documenting, celebrating, and advocating for the borough that means so much to us and has contributed so much to who we are.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-13 2018-06-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b047af1957ce.jpg Tue, 22 May 2018 16:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/13/adults-le-petit-delicate-paper-art-mini-dioramas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/13/adults-le-petit-delicate-paper-art-mini-dioramas Date: June 13, 2018

Adults will create mini dioramas, delicate miniature paper cuttings-to-art card editions and originals (ACEO), and cardboard art. Participants will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create.

Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

April: Delicate Paper Cutting
May: ACEO Cardboard Art (Florals, Still Life, Landscape) Mix Media
June: Rockin' Art Painted Rocks

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-13 2018-06-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/14/summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/14/summer-in-the-square Date: June 14, 2018

Come out every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities + shows, live music + dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park.

  • KIDS: We've got interactive children's activities + performances from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends for some summer fun for the whole gang on the park's South Plaza!
  • FITNESS: With heart-pumping workouts in the mornings and evenings led by Union Square's hottest studios + instructors, there's something for every fitness level on the park's South + North Plazas.
  • LIVE PERFORMANCES: With jazz music + dueling performances from lunchtime to early evening, check out all that Union Square has to offer on the park's South Plaza and in the West Side seating area.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park),South Plaza (in Union Square Park),West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-06-14 2018-06-14 7:00 am 8:30 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000; 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000; 40.73669815063476600, -73.99046325683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa0040d6e4d3.gif Mon, 07 May 2018 08:43:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/14/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/14/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: June 14, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Memorial Day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-14 2018-06-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Capturing the Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/14/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/14/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition Date: June 14, 2018

The Bronx is both a place and a collection of metaphors, a peninsula attached to the mainland in a city of islands. In many ways, it is defined by its diversities—social, demographic, geographic and temporal. Hospitals, museums, universities, formal gardens, beaches, parks, and historical sites are prominent features of the landscape. Massive public housing developments, neighborhoods of six-story apartment buildings and private homes, and bucolic landscapes surrounding long-standing estates can be found within the borders of the Bronx.

The photographers represented in this exhibit are connected to the Bronx by birth, residency, work, or affinity. Each has a unique history, a particular point of view, and an evolving personal story. Who we are as individuals and as a group is represented in this exhibit. We are creating a photographic archive of the Bronx. The Bronx Photographers Collaborative hopes these images speak to, inform, provoke, and inspire you to join us in documenting, celebrating, and advocating for the borough that means so much to us and has contributed so much to who we are.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-14 2018-06-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b047af1957ce.jpg Tue, 22 May 2018 16:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/14/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/14/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 14, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-14 2018-06-14 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/14/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/14/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 Date: June 14, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-14 2018-06-14 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/14/capoeira-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/14/capoeira-in-the-park Date: June 14, 2018

Led by expert instructors, this series introduces participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira and it's history.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Lawn east of Memorial Grove (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-06-14 2018-06-14 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.89110682274000000, -73.89625668525700000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Capturing the Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/15/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/15/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition Date: June 15, 2018

The Bronx is both a place and a collection of metaphors, a peninsula attached to the mainland in a city of islands. In many ways, it is defined by its diversities—social, demographic, geographic and temporal. Hospitals, museums, universities, formal gardens, beaches, parks, and historical sites are prominent features of the landscape. Massive public housing developments, neighborhoods of six-story apartment buildings and private homes, and bucolic landscapes surrounding long-standing estates can be found within the borders of the Bronx.

The photographers represented in this exhibit are connected to the Bronx by birth, residency, work, or affinity. Each has a unique history, a particular point of view, and an evolving personal story. Who we are as individuals and as a group is represented in this exhibit. We are creating a photographic archive of the Bronx. The Bronx Photographers Collaborative hopes these images speak to, inform, provoke, and inspire you to join us in documenting, celebrating, and advocating for the borough that means so much to us and has contributed so much to who we are.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-15 2018-06-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b047af1957ce.jpg Tue, 22 May 2018 16:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/15/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/15/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 15, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-15 2018-06-15 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Capturing the Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition Date: June 16, 2018

The Bronx is both a place and a collection of metaphors, a peninsula attached to the mainland in a city of islands. In many ways, it is defined by its diversities—social, demographic, geographic and temporal. Hospitals, museums, universities, formal gardens, beaches, parks, and historical sites are prominent features of the landscape. Massive public housing developments, neighborhoods of six-story apartment buildings and private homes, and bucolic landscapes surrounding long-standing estates can be found within the borders of the Bronx.

The photographers represented in this exhibit are connected to the Bronx by birth, residency, work, or affinity. Each has a unique history, a particular point of view, and an evolving personal story. Who we are as individuals and as a group is represented in this exhibit. We are creating a photographic archive of the Bronx. The Bronx Photographers Collaborative hopes these images speak to, inform, provoke, and inspire you to join us in documenting, celebrating, and advocating for the borough that means so much to us and has contributed so much to who we are.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b047af1957ce.jpg Tue, 22 May 2018 16:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Means of Production / Methods of Repair with Pam Reyes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/saturday-sculpture-workshop-means-of-production-methods-of-repair-with-pam-reyes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/saturday-sculpture-workshop-means-of-production-methods-of-repair-with-pam-reyes Date: June 16, 2018

Come learn the ancient art of weaving in this creative and practical workshop! Use this new skill to create a beautiful wall-hanging or apply it as a method for repairing clothes, such as worn out socks and ripped flannels. We invite you to bring clothes that are in need of minor repair and we’ll show you how weaving can breathe new life into your old favorites!

Please note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Wed, 09 May 2018 16:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 16, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/gallery-tour Date: June 16, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Avifauna: Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns. Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Prosek, Jenna Spevackand Fred Tomaselli.

In the Sunroom Project Space, Austin Ballard’s installation Rumorsis on view. Fabricating furniture using cane webbing and epoxy clay, Austin Ballard constructs an immersive domestic setting. Intended as functional sculpture, the forms are reminiscent of Victorian furniture and recall Wave Hill’s history as a private home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecae8153bb0.jpg Thu, 10 May 2018 14:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 17, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: June 18, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: June 18, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 18, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: June 18, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Capturing the Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition Date: June 19, 2018

The Bronx is both a place and a collection of metaphors, a peninsula attached to the mainland in a city of islands. In many ways, it is defined by its diversities—social, demographic, geographic and temporal. Hospitals, museums, universities, formal gardens, beaches, parks, and historical sites are prominent features of the landscape. Massive public housing developments, neighborhoods of six-story apartment buildings and private homes, and bucolic landscapes surrounding long-standing estates can be found within the borders of the Bronx.

The photographers represented in this exhibit are connected to the Bronx by birth, residency, work, or affinity. Each has a unique history, a particular point of view, and an evolving personal story. Who we are as individuals and as a group is represented in this exhibit. We are creating a photographic archive of the Bronx. The Bronx Photographers Collaborative hopes these images speak to, inform, provoke, and inspire you to join us in documenting, celebrating, and advocating for the borough that means so much to us and has contributed so much to who we are.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b047af1957ce.jpg Tue, 22 May 2018 16:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/gallery-tour Date: June 19, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Avifauna: Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns. Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Prosek, Jenna Spevackand Fred Tomaselli.

In the Sunroom Project Space, Austin Ballard’s installation Rumorsis on view. Fabricating furniture using cane webbing and epoxy clay, Austin Ballard constructs an immersive domestic setting. Intended as functional sculpture, the forms are reminiscent of Victorian furniture and recall Wave Hill’s history as a private home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecad1bd8906.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 12:29:59 EDT