NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:03:43 GMT <![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden Date: October 30, 2016

The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haunt Conservatory, in addition to a special bonsai display.

Weekend events spotlight the art of ikebana, as well as taiko drumming, and celebrate the importance of flowers in Japanese culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Hike and Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/hike-and-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/hike-and-draw Date: October 30, 2016

Relax and de-stress with our new program partner The Art Students League. Focusing in on nature and transferring it to paper can be a calming and meditative process. Bring a bottle of water and a light-weight portable chair to the Nature Center. From there, we venture out to beautiful sites worth feasting your eyes on with artist Pedro Ramirez.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-30 2016-10-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b36d3ebce18.jpg Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Portrait Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/workshop-portrait-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/05/workshop-portrait-photography Date: November 5, 2016

Enrich your basic understanding of photography, focusing on composition, lighting, gesture, and selecting backgrounds. Enhance your portraits-skills—everything from your holiday photo to vacation photos.

Instructor: Imara Moore, professional photographer.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-11-05 2016-11-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c351f5b6013.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:45:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Vintage Camera Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/vintage-camera-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/vintage-camera-day Date: November 12, 2016

Marvel at the art of photography with hands on demonstrations and displays of vintage cameras.

BYOC (Bring Your Own Camera)!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c3527dab968.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun; SET UP & POSE! Studio Lighting Photo Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/arts-culture-fun-set-up-pose-studio-lighting-photo-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/arts-culture-fun-set-up-pose-studio-lighting-photo-workshop Date: November 12, 2016

Participants will learn basic techniques of studio photography lighting and setting up equipment for a portrait shoot. Everyone will get to pose for their portrait and experience the different effects lighting has in photography. We encourage participants to bring their own cameras.

Melanie Gonzalez is a Bronx-based digital media artist, freelancer and graduate of the City College of New York. Her photography has a concentration on portraiture with an editorial aesthetic. She is also a recent recipient of the2015 Arts Fund Grant awarded by the Bronx Council of the Arts. Melanie’s mission as a New York based artist is to mesh the worlds of high art and street style into her photographs, videos, or spaces. She continues to create work under the identity Melanie Gonzalez ART, which produces photo and video works. www.melaniegee.com

Space is limited so please RSVP on eventbrite at PhotoStjames2.eventbrite.com

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c5c296d22fd.jpg Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:17 EDT