NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 25 May 2016 05:36:17 GMT <![CDATA[Make It Grow!]]> Date: May 28, 2016

Enjoy a whole day of family fun on the High Line! Get your hands dirty in our mobile garden, create a large-scale art installation with an artist, hear stories from everyone's favorite librarian, design custom-made structures with the Children's Workyard Kit, and watch an outrageous variety show with the performers of Whoop Dee Doo! Each month features a different theme for the Make It! series.

In May, our first program of the series will kick off exploring how plants grow on the High Line.

Please RSVP here.

Schedule of activities
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Storytime with Librarian Amalia Butler - for ages 0 to 5 years old
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Ongoing activities - mobile garden, art project, and building activity
Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Variety Show by Whoop Dee Doo
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Variety Show by Whoop Dee Doo (repeat)

A family guide of the park will be available online and throughout the day.

All children must be attended by a caregiver at all times.

Major Support for High Line Families comes from Deutsche Bank. This program is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

MetLife Foundation is a Supporting Sponsor of High Line Families.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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<![CDATA[Family Arts and Crafts]]> Date: May 28, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating arts and crafts items to take home. Using favorite nature-based topics like trees, animals, flowers, and insects, you will explore a variety of mediums such as pencils, chalk, watercolor, and more.

Foster your curious spirit and express your imagination!

Pre-registration is not required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Night, Bright Lights...With Music!]]> Date: June 10, 2016

What’s Up With The Stars: Using a combination of the naked eye and telescopic views you will see what is visible in the night sky.

Visions of Sound: Using astronomically relevant classical pieces of work, listen to pieces on a Sing For Hope piano while learning about space.

About Sing For Hope Pianos: For two weeks in June, Sing for Hope brings stunningly painted pianos – each a unique piece of art created by a different artist – to New York City’s parks, streets, and public spaces for anyone and everyone to play. The Sing for Hope Pianos inspire community engagement.

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Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Owen Dolen Recreaton Center

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<![CDATA[Only in Queens Summer Festival]]> Date: June 26, 2016

Head to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the Only In Queens Summer Festival, presented by Borough President Melinda Katz. Tour historic buildings, including the New York State Pavilion, Queens Theatre, Queens Museum, and more. Enjoy exhbits and memorabilia from the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs, and food and crafts from the Queens International Night Market. And have #OnlyInQueens family-friendly fun, with a scavenger hunt, a guest appearance from Mr. Met, and more!

At 4:30 p.m., City Parks Foundation's SummerStage will present a concert, featuring Ginuwine, Mack Wilds, & Kid ‘n Play, with music from Queens' DJ Camilo.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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