NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:27:01 GMT <![CDATA[Seining]]> Date: August 19, 2017

Get ready to get your hands wet as seining programs use nets to catch fish.

All equipment provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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<![CDATA[Summer Waterfront Celebration at Pier 42]]> Date: August 20, 2017

Bring friends and family to enjoy the breeze on the waterfront! Activities include:

  • Hands-on art workshop: Learn how to make your own stamp and prints with artist Jason Eisner by using the local environment as inspiration
  • Join the performers and musicians from Capoeira Luanda and the Capoeira Center of NY in an interactive Capoeira performance led by professors of Capoeira and their students
  • Bio/Culture Blitz: Discover all the organisms that inhabit Pier 42 and learn to fish with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. We will also discover the dance moves in our neighborhood with choreographer Jennifer Monson. Share a movement or make one on the spot!
  • H2Olympics: Compete in a water Olympics investigating the properties of water with Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
  • Play “Stay Cool Jeopardy” with GOLES and learn tips on how to stay cool this summer
  • Participate in a free community ride with Citi Bike

Combo Colab and Oficina - Social Impact Design's public artwork Zig Zag Fence will also be on view. The artwork transformd the fence along the north side of Pier 42 along the bikeway with a graphically bold zig-zag gesture that draws inspiration from the way sailboats tack into the wind. The installation visually defines the temporary park, attracting visitors and bringing a dynamic visual sensibility to the overall site.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Pier 42

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<![CDATA[Seining]]> Date: September 10, 2017

Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ecology of our waterways on every seining program. Get ready to get your hands wet; seining programs use nets to catch fish.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bayview Avenue and Johnston Terrace (in Lemon Creek Park)

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<![CDATA[Get Hooked]]> Date: September 23, 2017

At Get Hooked, children have the opportunity to learn about the wildlife living in the waters surrounding Randall’s Island. Come out to the park to learn, explore, and fish!

Activities include fishing (catch and release), games, arts and crafts, and more.

All equipment is provided. Suitable for kids ages seven and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival]]> Date: October 7, 2017

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger educational presentations, visits to the lighthouse interior, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and fun family activities!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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