NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 31 Jul 2016 07:27:18 GMT <![CDATA[Little Red Lighthouse Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/little-red-lighthouse-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/little-red-lighthouse-festival Date: September 24, 2016

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger-led ticketed tours, readings of The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!

Tickets for lighthouse tours are fist come first served and begin being released at 12pm on the day of the event, at the event, with a total of about 150 ticketed entries. Tickets often run out very quickly. Not to worry, there are many fun things to do or see at the event!

The Lineup will be announced in early September.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85010147094726600, -73.94680023193360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570561968c5df.JPG Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/historical-tour-south1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/historical-tour-south1 Date: September 24, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique, and varied history. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6f15ee7b7f.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/bronx-river-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/bronx-river-ramble Date: October 8, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: West Farms #2 Train Station

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2016-10-08 2016-10-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83998779753900000, -73.87966131586900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57519607cd275.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/worlds-fair-history-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/worlds-fair-history-tour Date: October 9, 2016

Meet us at the Unisphere on the second Sunday of each month for a free one-hour walking tour of World's Fair icons.

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, the Queens Zoo aviary, the carousel, and more.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

First-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57081ebe8f276.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th-Century NoHo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: October 9, 2016

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite "Bond Street area", home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos, and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House.

You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his "right makes might" speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/historical-tour-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/historical-tour-south Date: October 22, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique, and varied history. Randall's Island Park Alliance's staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6f10174ff2.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/historical-tour-south1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/historical-tour-south1 Date: October 22, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique, and varied history. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6f15ee7b7f.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted Lantern Tours at Water Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/28/haunted-lantern-tours-at-water-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/28/haunted-lantern-tours-at-water-battery Date: October 28, 2016

Join the NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on an outdoor, walking haunted lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten. You must be in line at the Water Battery Gate at Shore Road no later than 8:15 p.m. to be guaranteed admittance.

Sorry, no strollers allowed on the tour but there will be stroller parking available.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Water Battery Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-10-28 2016-10-28 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.79522696669800000, -73.77639961242700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5730fff3c1481.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted Lantern Tours at Water Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/haunted-lantern-tours-at-water-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/haunted-lantern-tours-at-water-battery Date: October 29, 2016

Join the NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on an outdoor, walking haunted lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten. You must be in line at the Water Battery Gate at Shore Road no later than 8:15 p.m. to be guaranteed admittance.

Sorry, no strollers allowed on the tour but there will be stroller parking available.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Water Battery Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.79522696669800000, -73.77639961242700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5730fff3c1481.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th-Century NoHo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: November 13, 2016

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite "Bond Street area", home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos, and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House.

You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his "right makes might" speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT