NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2021 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 22 Jan 2021 04:25:40 GMT <![CDATA[Cabin Fever Reliever- Candle Making]]> Date: January 23, 2021

In a time of isolation, quarantine, and social distancing, we all have felt a sense of extended cabin fever. This winter, Historic Richmond Town hosts a series of workshops designed to stave off the winter doldrums.

Join historic interpreters from the Education department for Candle Making Workshops in January. Learn about the history of lighting and candle making in the 18th and 19th centuries, and dip your own candles to take home with you!

Workshops will be held indoors at the 3rd County Courthouse, with limited capacity to ensure safety.

Workshops are available as group slots at scheduled times.

Tickets are $50 for a group of up to 6 people. Each group will make 12 taper candles to take home.

Purchase tickets online

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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<![CDATA[STEAM Workshop: Coding Club Beginner]]> Date: January 28, 2021

Take the first steps towards reading and writing code with the Coding Club! How do videogames get made? How do apps do all the things they do? How does a computer think? All of these questions and more will be discussed in our introductory class for coding. We will use Scratch to learn about the basics of algorithms and programming. It’s a lot simpler than you might think!

For this class, you will need a computer with a keyboard (laptop or desktop), and a strong internet connection. Please create a free account on Scratch before joining this workshop to save and share your projects:

Ages 10 to 14

This is an online event, registration is required to receive details to join the live virtual workshop.

Register on Eventbrite

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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<![CDATA[Valentine's Day Hike and Craft]]> Date: February 14, 2021

Join the Rangers on a light winter walk on the lookout for "lovebirds". We will end back at the Nature Center to build your own nature valentine for your sweetheart!

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-7070

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

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