NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:56:03 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 12, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Food and Farms Trolley Tour: Independent Spirit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bronx-food-and-farms-trolley-tour-independent-spirit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bronx-food-and-farms-trolley-tour-independent-spirit Date: July 12, 2014

This tour will feature some of the Bronx’s community-led food and garden projects. Our first stop is Padre Plaza Success Community Garden, where gardeners grow and cook healthy food, sell produce at their seasonal farmers' market and teach others about gardening in the community. We will have lunch at the Waterfront Garden in Soundview, an apt stop on City of Water Day. Finally, we will visit La Finca del Sur Urban Farm, a women-led, non-profit farm and community for food, family, gardening and fun.

Tour Guide: Dior Doward

Please arrive at station between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Please call for details.

Registration is required. Please RSVP at the email below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Bronx Trolley Tour Pickup

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8266, -73.9295 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 12, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Talk: Poe At Fordham]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/talk-poe-at-fordham http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/talk-poe-at-fordham Date: July 12, 2014

Mr. Angel Hernandez, Education Coordinator for the Bronx Historical society, will talk about the great writer's experience living in the Bronx.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[City of Water Day at Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/city-of-water-day-at-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/city-of-water-day-at-kaiser-park Date: July 12, 2014

Join the Catalyst Program from Partnerships for Parks for City of Water Day in Kaiser Park.

Learn about the history of Coney Island Creek, get your hands dirty with gardening projects, share your ideas for the future of the park, and participate in fun, family-friendly activities celebrating Kaiser Park and its waterfront!

Schedule
11:00-11:45: Take a walking tour of Coney Island Creek with historian Charles Denson of the Coney Island History Project

11:30-1:00: Participate in Tai Chi and fitness activities

11:30-2:00: Meet local groups who are working in Kaiser Park, design your ideal park and talk about your community

There will be a raffle with fun prizes!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 442-7677

Location: Kaiser Park Entrance

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5777, -73.9976 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53baaad3c7f5e.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA["Poe at Fordham"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/free-public-lecture-poe-at-fordham http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/free-public-lecture-poe-at-fordham Date: July 12, 2014

Join Bronx County Historical Society Educator Angel Hernandez as he talks about Edgar Allan Poe's legacy in The Bronx.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc8b445fa05.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Cup of Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/handson-history-cup-of-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/handson-history-cup-of-tea Date: July 12, 2014

You are cordially invited to afternoon tea at King Manor. See Eliza Gracie King’s tea set and get inspired to decorate your own cup, all for free.

Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5384a101366f5.JPG Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 12, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/house-tours Date: July 12, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: July 12, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: July 12, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 13, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-13 2014-07-13 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: July 13, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bones of an Old Dutch Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse Date: July 13, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to examine the white oak timbers (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House, and the many layers that were added, subtracted, and changed over the past 230 years.
Climb the staircase for a view of the attic's smokehouse and descend into the cellar for a look at the foundation.
Suitable for adults and teenagers. Only 10 people per tour. Reservations required: call (347) 992-4732.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 992-4732

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d563fbd023.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: July 13, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[History Play Date: I Spy Architecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/history-play-date-i-spy-architecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/history-play-date-i-spy-architecture Date: July 13, 2014

If you had to build a farmhouse by hand, how would you want it to look? Explore, draw, count and deconstruct your way through Manhattan’s farmhouse. Learn about the Dyckman Farmhouse’s design – including why the ceilings are low, the windows small and the kitchen is in the cellar! Stop by for a self-guided scavenger hunt between 12pm-2pm.

Recommended for children age 4 and up. FREE, All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/house-tours Date: July 13, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red Lighthouse Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/little-red-lighthouse-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/little-red-lighthouse-open-house Date: July 13, 2014

The Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse."

A ranger will be on hand to provide information about the history of this unique landmark.

First come, first serve.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8501, -73.9468 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Tavern & Its Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green Date: July 13, 2014

Discover the parade ground that became the Sheep Meadow and sheepfold that became a world famous restaurant, then explore the Children’s District and the Mall with its statues and majestic stand of American Elms.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Tavern on the Green (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7724, -73.9772 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fee6feec9f.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[A Taste of Germany]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/a-taste-of-germany http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/a-taste-of-germany Date: July 13, 2014

Come and enjoy the music, food, and culture of Germany to give you an experience similar to walking through a World's Fair pavilion. You'll also be able to view our latest exhibition, Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs, which takes a look at both the 1939 & 1964 World's Fairs held in Queens, NY.

Tickets must be purchased in advance; visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-taste-of-germany-tickets-11827419129 to get tickets.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-07-13 2014-07-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f3c60d7e0a.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: July 13, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-07-13 2014-07-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi Date: July 14, 2014

The summer Tai Chi classes will be an introduction to the foundational elements of Yang family Taijiquan, including the first section of the long form. In addition to this, we will be studying the eight Zhan Zhuang Qigong postures of Yiquan to complement our understanding of correct body alignment and connectedness of movement in Taijiquan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64625b9a3.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Adventures: Summer Sessions I, II, III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii Date: July 14, 2014

Why spend summer days indoors at your house when you can spend them outdoors at ours? Children entering grades 1 through 6 are invited to spend a week in the Children’s Garden at Historic Bartow-Pell having fun and learning about ecology, sustainability, and local history. This unique program mixes core activities in the organic garden with exploration of the 19th-century mansion and the Northeast Woodlands Native American wigwam. Also up: engaging crafts, creative cooking, Urban Park Ranger hikes, and more.

Registration and pre-payment required. Visit bpmm.org for details.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 14, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

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 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Workshops at the Conference House: 18th Century Cooking II - Fruit Cobbler]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-18th-century-cooking-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-18th-century-cooking-ii Date: July 14, 2014

It's time for dessert! Learn how to make fruit cobbler, 18th century style! For ages 6 - 12. Taught by Deb Woodbridge and Carolyn Krams.

** Pre-registration is required with payment**

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: July 14, 2014

Take a break to enjoy this walk through Central Park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours April through October. Route involves hills and wood chipped trails.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: 6th Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff6dd5157a.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 15, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-15 2014-07-15 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Adventures: Summer Sessions I, II, III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii Date: July 15, 2014

Why spend summer days indoors at your house when you can spend them outdoors at ours? Children entering grades 1 through 6 are invited to spend a week in the Children’s Garden at Historic Bartow-Pell having fun and learning about ecology, sustainability, and local history. This unique program mixes core activities in the organic garden with exploration of the 19th-century mansion and the Northeast Woodlands Native American wigwam. Also up: engaging crafts, creative cooking, Urban Park Ranger hikes, and more.

Registration and pre-payment required. Visit bpmm.org for details.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 15, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

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 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 15, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: July 15, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-07-15 2014-07-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 16, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-16 2014-07-16 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Adventures: Summer Sessions I, II, III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii Date: July 16, 2014

Why spend summer days indoors at your house when you can spend them outdoors at ours? Children entering grades 1 through 6 are invited to spend a week in the Children’s Garden at Historic Bartow-Pell having fun and learning about ecology, sustainability, and local history. This unique program mixes core activities in the organic garden with exploration of the 19th-century mansion and the Northeast Woodlands Native American wigwam. Also up: engaging crafts, creative cooking, Urban Park Ranger hikes, and more.

Registration and pre-payment required. Visit bpmm.org for details.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 16, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

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 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Workshops at the Conference House: Christmas in July]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-christmas-in-july http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-christmas-in-july Date: July 16, 2014

We couldn't wait! Make Christmas decorations to celebrate a bit early... For ages 6-12. Taught by Gerry Cipriano

** Pre-registration is required with payment**

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 16, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Mark R. Cheathem Discusses "Andrew Jackson, Southerner"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-reading-room-nonfiction http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-reading-room-nonfiction Date: July 16, 2014

Mark R. Cheathem will discuss his book, Andrew Jackson, Southerner.

Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

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 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 17, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-17 2014-07-17 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Adventures: Summer Sessions I, II, III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii Date: July 17, 2014

Why spend summer days indoors at your house when you can spend them outdoors at ours? Children entering grades 1 through 6 are invited to spend a week in the Children’s Garden at Historic Bartow-Pell having fun and learning about ecology, sustainability, and local history. This unique program mixes core activities in the organic garden with exploration of the 19th-century mansion and the Northeast Woodlands Native American wigwam. Also up: engaging crafts, creative cooking, Urban Park Ranger hikes, and more.

Registration and pre-payment required. Visit bpmm.org for details.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 17, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

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 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: July 17, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 18, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-18 2014-07-18 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Adventures: Summer Sessions I, II, III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii Date: July 18, 2014

Why spend summer days indoors at your house when you can spend them outdoors at ours? Children entering grades 1 through 6 are invited to spend a week in the Children’s Garden at Historic Bartow-Pell having fun and learning about ecology, sustainability, and local history. This unique program mixes core activities in the organic garden with exploration of the 19th-century mansion and the Northeast Woodlands Native American wigwam. Also up: engaging crafts, creative cooking, Urban Park Ranger hikes, and more.

Registration and pre-payment required. Visit bpmm.org for details.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 18, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

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 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 18, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/house-tours Date: July 18, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 19, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-19 2014-07-19 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 19, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/wave-hill-history-walk Date: July 19, 2014

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide.

Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.

An Illustrious Residents event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1af4a7d4b2.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: July 19, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/house-tours Date: July 19, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Alexander Hamilton and the Creation of the United States]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/alexander-hamilton-and-the-creation-of-the-united-states-free-public-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/alexander-hamilton-and-the-creation-of-the-united-states-free-public-lecture Date: July 19, 2014

Ed Schneider, former educator for The Bronx County Historical Society, will share his research and knowledge about Alexander Hamilton, one of our nation’s founding fathers and creator of its financial system.

This public lecture will be held at the Bronx County Archives Building, located at 3313 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, New York. For directions, please call (718) 881- 8900

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: The Bronx County Archives

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2014-07-19 2014-07-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8784, -73.8797 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc8f008923a.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 19, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: July 19, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-07-19 2014-07-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 20, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-20 2014-07-20 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: July 20, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: July 20, 2014

Walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle and see how Central Park's interwoven landscapes began as a series of images envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The route involves many hills and stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feca70d2c0.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/house-tours Date: July 20, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 20, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: July 20, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-07-20 2014-07-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/21/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/21/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi Date: July 21, 2014

The summer Tai Chi classes will be an introduction to the foundational elements of Yang family Taijiquan, including the first section of the long form. In addition to this, we will be studying the eight Zhan Zhuang Qigong postures of Yiquan to complement our understanding of correct body alignment and connectedness of movement in Taijiquan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-21 2014-07-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64625b9a3.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/21/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/21/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 21, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

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 2014-07-21 2014-07-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/21/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/21/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: July 21, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-21 2014-07-21 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/22/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/22/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 22, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-22 2014-07-22 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/22/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/22/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 22, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

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 2014-07-22 2014-07-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/22/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/22/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: July 22, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-22 2014-07-22 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/22/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/22/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: July 22, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-07-22 2014-07-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/23/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/23/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 23, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-23 2014-07-23 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/23/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/23/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 23, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

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 2014-07-23 2014-07-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Fort Tryon Park's Past with Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/23/delving-into-fort-tryon-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/23/delving-into-fort-tryon-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein Date: July 23, 2014

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Fort Tryon Park.

Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-23 2014-07-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536a9fa9f10e9.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Fort Tryon Park's Past with Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/23/delving-into-fort-tryon-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/23/delving-into-fort-tryon-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein1 Date: July 23, 2014

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Fort Tryon Park.

Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-23 2014-07-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f6dbd1b7bb.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[A Column of Jerash: Controversy, Politics and Archaeological Diplomacy At The 1964-65 World’s Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/23/a-column-of-jerash-controversy-politics-and-archaeological-diplomacy-at-the-196465-worlds-fair-lecture-with-elizabeth-macaulaylewis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/23/a-column-of-jerash-controversy-politics-and-archaeological-diplomacy-at-the-196465-worlds-fair-lecture-with-elizabeth-macaulaylewis Date: July 23, 2014

Join “A Column of Jerash: Controversy, Politics and Archaeological Diplomacy At The 1964-65 World’s Fair”, a lecture with Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, Visiting Assistant Professor and Deputy Executive Officer, the MA in Liberal Studies Program, the Graduate Center, CUNY

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-23 2014-07-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2efeae0967.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Michael Wolraich Discusses "Unreasonable Men"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/23/bryant-park-reading-room-nonfiction http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/23/bryant-park-reading-room-nonfiction Date: July 23, 2014

Michael Wolraich will discuss his nonfiction book, Unreasonable Men: Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels Who Created Progressive Politics.

Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

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 2014-07-23 2014-07-23 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 24, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-24 2014-07-24 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 24, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

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 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 24, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 25, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-25 2014-07-25 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 25, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

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 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: A Cultural Tour with Queens Museum Director]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/arts-culture-fun-a-cultural-tour-with-queens-museum-director http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/arts-culture-fun-a-cultural-tour-with-queens-museum-director Date: July 25, 2014

Jason Yoon, Director of Education at Queens Museum, will lead participants in a stroll across Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The stroll will highlight the history of the park, its sculptures and architecture. The tour will end at the newly renovated Queens Museum where participants are welcome to come inside to explore the museum’s exhibitions. Refreshments will be served.

This is one of two walks. There is a second walk on Thursday, August 7 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Transportation will be provided at the end of the walk to the Al Oerter Recreation Center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc00b2ef75b.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: July 25, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/house-tours Date: July 25, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 26, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: July 26, 2014

Join Charles Monaco, local resident and history buff, on a tour of the reservoir and learn about its inception, cultural impact, and role as part of the "Brooklyn Waterworks."

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[36th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer PowWow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/36th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-powwow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/36th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-powwow Date: July 26, 2014

New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of unique Native American art, crafts, jewelry and food are available.

Gates open at 6:00 p.m. on Friday; and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday performances will take place from noon through 5:00 p.m. and from 7 p.m. through 10:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 10:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 26, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[History Play Date: Design Your Own Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/history-play-date-design-your-own-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/history-play-date-design-your-own-farmhouse Date: July 26, 2014

What would your dream farmhouse look like? Visit the Dyckman Farmhouse for some inspiration! Learn about the architectural elements of Manhattan’s oldest farmhouse and then cut, collage, design and craft your own dream farmhouse inspired by the Dyckman farm.

Recommended for children age 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This workshop is free, but reservations are required. Email info@dyckmanfarmhouse.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: July 26, 2014

Visit an area of the park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/house-tours Date: July 26, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Silver Lake: How Sweet It Is!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/silver-lakehow-sweet-it-is http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/silver-lakehow-sweet-it-is Date: July 26, 2014

Take a step back in time with historian Pat Salmon to discover more about a favorite staycation destination.

Nineteenth century Staten Island was a well known vacation spot, and Silver Lake was a resort and hotel operated for those who enjoyed fishing, boating, and picnicking. By 1904 a city park was established.

Discover how the lake was used over time, including ice harvesting, the resort era, the establishment of the park, and a reservoir.

Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 26, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: July 26, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-07-26 2014-07-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 27, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-27 2014-07-27 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[36th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer PowWow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/36th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-powwow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/36th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-powwow Date: July 27, 2014

New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of unique Native American art, crafts, jewelry and food are available.

Gates open at 6:00 p.m. on Friday; and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Sunday performances will take place from noon through 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[City Hall to Brooklyn Bridge Park Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/city-hall-to-brooklyn-bridge-park-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/city-hall-to-brooklyn-bridge-park-hike-moderate Date: July 27, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. You can explore our city's rich history on our hikes. Hiking programs feature intensity levels raning from light, to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous.

This is a moderate level hike. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Registration required. To register, pleser visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 16th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: City Hall Park

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M013 City Hall Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 40.7122, -74.0069 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: July 27, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 27, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/house-tours Date: July 27, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 27, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[A Taste of Italy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/a-taste-of-italy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/a-taste-of-italy Date: July 27, 2014

Come and enjoy the music, food, and culture of Italy to give you an experience similar to walking through a World's Fair pavilion. You'll also be able to view our latest exhibition, Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs, which takes a look at both the 1939 & 1964 World's Fairs held in Queens, NY. Tickets must be purchased in advance; visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-taste-of-italy-tickets-11906399361 to get tickets.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f3ce7bd0b4.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: July 27, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:56:03 EDT