NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:42:10 GMT <![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/recycletoart Date: February 28, 2018

Participants will create cute arts and crafts projects to keep, or give as a gift to their favorite person. (Ages 6 – 12 years old).

Schedule

  • January Key - Wind Chime Make: an eco-friendly wind chime out of keys.
  • February - Cardboard Owl Craft
  • March - Rolled and Folded Magazine Paper Project

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-28 2018-02-28 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Art Inspired by...Robert Indiana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/art-inspired-by-robert-indiana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/art-inspired-by-robert-indiana Date: February 28, 2018

Celebrate LOVE with us by creating your own masterpiece inspired by work from Robert Indiana. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

RSVP required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-02-28 2018-02-28 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6b8a6e46375.jpg Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/special-express-arts Date: March 1, 2018

Artists will be creating a mixed media art using construction paper, magazine cutouts, cloth, string, acrylic paint, and glue. We will be providing these materials. We advise that participants bring any other materials they might like to use (like any magazine images or computer printouts along with any small objects they would like to incorporate into their collage).

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder Collage using mixed media
January - Create Mixed Media Winter Village Landscape

February - Create Mix Media Mosaic Hearts
February - Create Mix Media Pop Up Hearts

March - Paintings of Fruits Using Paint and Q-Tips. Each artist will select a picture of fruit to make
March - Create mixed media abstract painting using circlular shapes with Q-Tips and straws

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 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/kids-imaginative-arts Date: March 1, 2018

Kids will learn various techniques for creating imaginative arts, including Kirigami, Collage, Tissue Work, Pointillism, and 3D Illusion. Drop in for a program, or try them all!

  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... on Cardboard
  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Silhouettes & Abstracts
  • February: Valentines Kirigami Greeting Cards
  • February: 3D Illusion Wavy Heart
  • March: Painted Rocks Pointillism
  • March: Painted Rocks Nature

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:15:11 EST
<![CDATA[Imagination Playstation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/imagination-playstation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/imagination-playstation Date: March 2, 2018

Babies and toddlers can come create, explore, and imagine through this fun-filled activity. The children will be creating their own worlds through art and play. Using recycled materials they can pretend they are in a rocket ship or driving a race car. The program is for children 0 - 5 years old. Guardians must stay with children for the program.

Start time: 12:15 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2018-03-02 2018-03-02 12:15 pm 1:45 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6de8f2399a9.jpg Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:59:42 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/adults-imaginative-arts Date: March 2, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

Participants are encouraged to use their imagination for ideas, as well as take inspiration from the current exhibition. Because our participants are fluid and changing, weekly instruction needs to be repeated each week, to help new participants keep up. Facilitator will introduce imaginative techniques: Some pieces will take the four weeks to complete. Participants are encouraged to take their time and not rush.

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

January - Wine Bottles Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired Art
February - Valentine's Day-Inspired Art Greeting Cards
February - Rock Painting Inspired by Season
March - Winds of March Paint on Canvas. What does March mean to you?

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-02 2018-03-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Give a Feathery Friend a Home or a Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/family-art-project-give-a-feathery-friend-a-home-or-a-feeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/family-art-project-give-a-feathery-friend-a-home-or-a-feeder Date: March 3, 2018

Winter birds and returning migrators could use a little help right now with nests and food. Camouflage the boxy shape of an ordinary milk carton with pine boughs and leaves. Add seeds and an inviting stick perch to create a welcoming home.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a747929e2ccb.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Pysanky Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/pysanky-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/pysanky-workshop Date: March 3, 2018

Learn the time-honored art of creating intricately patterned Ukrainian Easter eggs, and make your own using a wax-resist technique at this hands-on workshop. Instructor Alesia Kozicky has been making pysanky all her life and has taught for over 25 years. Her work has been widely displayed, including at the Library of Congress and libraries throughout Westchester. Hot wax and permanent dyes are used, so dress accordingly. Ages 12 and older. Please bring a bag lunch.

Registration required.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 11:30 am 3:30 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7dd8ae1acf7.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Hands-On-History: Make Your Own Bandbox!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/handsonhistory-make-your-own-bandbox http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/handsonhistory-make-your-own-bandbox Date: March 3, 2018

Make your own decorative box for keepsakes and other trinkets. We’ll use scraps of fabric and wallpaper to make our simple boxes beautiful, just like 19th century people did for containers to hold hats and other accessories. Then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:45:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 3, 2018

Kids create cute and fun objects out of paper and other ordinary materials they can take home. Parents are invited to join their little ones in the activities.

Schedule

  • January - Mixed Media Paper Unicorn
  • February - Diwali Paper Diyas
  • March - Brown Paper Bag Puppets

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 3, 2018

Participants will create their own, original decorative gift wrapping paper for holiday and special events.

February - Valentine's Day-inspired Gift Wrapping
March- Create work inspired by (what does March mean to you: windy, rainy, spring is near, etc.)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:14:42 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Give a Feathery Friend a Home or a Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/family-art-project-give-a-feathery-friend-a-home-or-a-feeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/family-art-project-give-a-feathery-friend-a-home-or-a-feeder Date: March 4, 2018

Winter birds and returning migrators could use a little help right now with nests and food. Camouflage the boxy shape of an ordinary milk carton with pine boughs and leaves. Add seeds and an inviting stick perch to create a welcoming home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: Sewn Plant Sculptures Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/art-workshop-sewn-plant-sculptures-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/art-workshop-sewn-plant-sculptures-workshop Date: March 4, 2018

Take a tour of Tamara Kostianovsky’s Winter Workspace studio and explore ideas of personal identity, immigration and home. Working with fabric swatches, textiles, ropes, threads and twine, upcycle discarded items to give them new life as plant sculptures. Ages 12 and older are welcome with an adult.

Pictured: Tamara Kostianovsky in her studio. Photo Credit: Sol Aramendi

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a747a5aceb34.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/upcycletoart-decorative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/upcycletoart-decorative-arts Date: March 6, 2018

Participants will bring their recyclable items to upcycle to art using various mediums to achieve a decorative affect. Please be aware a piece may take a few weeks to complete. Participants should bring an item they wish to work on (bottles, boxes, cans, containers, plastic, wood, carton). Avoid soft plastics that crush or easily bend. Participants may take inspiration from the season or from art.

The facilitator will offer prompts, while allowing for individual expression or outcomes.

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder: Create a piece inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Valentine's Day and season-inspired art
March - Create art inspired by the month of March

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-06 2018-03-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/kids-le-petit-art Date: March 6, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art to use, or give as gifts. Parents and kids may participate together. (Ages 6-12 years)

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder... ACEO
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder...Character Shaker

February - Cardboard-Painted Heart
February - Cardboard Magical Moonballs

March - 3D Illusion Art Down That Hole
March - 3D Heart

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-06 2018-03-06 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/adults-le-petit-art Date: March 7, 2018

Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art. Participnts will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create. Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

January - ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) 2.5" x 3.5": Create work inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Mini Valentine-Inspired Work on Cardboard
February - Mini Poetry Book: Write your own or favorite poem or phrase to carry with you
March - Still Life on Cardboard inspired by the season. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-07 2018-03-07 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/recycletoart Date: March 7, 2018

Participants will create cute arts and crafts projects to keep, or give as a gift to their favorite person. (Ages 6 – 12 years old).

Schedule

  • January Key - Wind Chime Make: an eco-friendly wind chime out of keys.
  • February - Cardboard Owl Craft
  • March - Rolled and Folded Magazine Paper Project

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-07 2018-03-07 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/special-express-arts Date: March 8, 2018

Artists will be creating a mixed media art using construction paper, magazine cutouts, cloth, string, acrylic paint, and glue. We will be providing these materials. We advise that participants bring any other materials they might like to use (like any magazine images or computer printouts along with any small objects they would like to incorporate into their collage).

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder Collage using mixed media
January - Create Mixed Media Winter Village Landscape

February - Create Mix Media Mosaic Hearts
February - Create Mix Media Pop Up Hearts

March - Paintings of Fruits Using Paint and Q-Tips. Each artist will select a picture of fruit to make
March - Create mixed media abstract painting using circlular shapes with Q-Tips and straws

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 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/kids-imaginative-arts Date: March 8, 2018

Kids will learn various techniques for creating imaginative arts, including Kirigami, Collage, Tissue Work, Pointillism, and 3D Illusion. Drop in for a program, or try them all!

  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... on Cardboard
  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Silhouettes & Abstracts
  • February: Valentines Kirigami Greeting Cards
  • February: 3D Illusion Wavy Heart
  • March: Painted Rocks Pointillism
  • March: Painted Rocks Nature

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:15:11 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/adults-imaginative-arts Date: March 9, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

Participants are encouraged to use their imagination for ideas, as well as take inspiration from the current exhibition. Because our participants are fluid and changing, weekly instruction needs to be repeated each week, to help new participants keep up. Facilitator will introduce imaginative techniques: Some pieces will take the four weeks to complete. Participants are encouraged to take their time and not rush.

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

January - Wine Bottles Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired Art
February - Valentine's Day-Inspired Art Greeting Cards
February - Rock Painting Inspired by Season
March - Winds of March Paint on Canvas. What does March mean to you?

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-09 2018-03-09 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Avifauna Fun Monoprints]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/family-art-project-avifauna-fun-monoprints http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/family-art-project-avifauna-fun-monoprints Date: March 10, 2018

Notice the elegant and distinctive shapes of our local bird species. Working with simple templates or your own design, use large pieces of construction paper and tempera paint to make simple, bold, large-scale birdy monoprints.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a747f33471d0.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: Embossed Mementoes Paper-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/art-workshop-embossed-mementoes-papermaking-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/art-workshop-embossed-mementoes-papermaking-workshop Date: March 10, 2018

Take a tour of Michele Brody’s Winter Workspace studio and learn the art of paper-making, embossing and embedding natural materials or mementos into one-of-a-kind, handmade paper. Experiment with paper pulp to create sentimental works of art that can be decorative and practical. Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult.

Pictured above: Michele Brody, Harlem Roots: House Samples on Hilltop, May, 2016, handmade paper and sprouted seeds, 18 x 28 inches. Photo Credit: Alex Zak

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a747fa6f2e30.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 10, 2018

Kids create cute and fun objects out of paper and other ordinary materials they can take home. Parents are invited to join their little ones in the activities.

Schedule

  • January - Mixed Media Paper Unicorn
  • February - Diwali Paper Diyas
  • March - Brown Paper Bag Puppets

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 10, 2018

Participants will create their own, original decorative gift wrapping paper for holiday and special events.

February - Valentine's Day-inspired Gift Wrapping
March- Create work inspired by (what does March mean to you: windy, rainy, spring is near, etc.)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:14:42 EST
<![CDATA[The Art of Chinese Paper Cutting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/the-art-of-chinese-paper-cutting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/the-art-of-chinese-paper-cutting Date: March 10, 2018

Learn about Chinese traditions of paper cutting. Make your own works to bring home and contribute to a collaborative paper installation at QBG. Teaching artist Emily Mock will guide participants to create paper cuts related to the leaves, plants, and flowers in QBG’s collections. This workshop will be led in both English and Mandarin. For adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-03-10 2018-03-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7b47a1808c9.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Avifauna Fun Monoprints]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/family-art-project-avifauna-fun-monoprints http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/family-art-project-avifauna-fun-monoprints Date: March 11, 2018

Notice the elegant and distinctive shapes of our local bird species. Working with simple templates or your own design, use large pieces of construction paper and tempera paint to make simple, bold, large-scale birdy monoprints.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7481d1c0c46.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/upcycletoart-decorative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/upcycletoart-decorative-arts Date: March 13, 2018

Participants will bring their recyclable items to upcycle to art using various mediums to achieve a decorative affect. Please be aware a piece may take a few weeks to complete. Participants should bring an item they wish to work on (bottles, boxes, cans, containers, plastic, wood, carton). Avoid soft plastics that crush or easily bend. Participants may take inspiration from the season or from art.

The facilitator will offer prompts, while allowing for individual expression or outcomes.

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder: Create a piece inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Valentine's Day and season-inspired art
March - Create art inspired by the month of March

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-13 2018-03-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/kids-le-petit-art Date: March 13, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art to use, or give as gifts. Parents and kids may participate together. (Ages 6-12 years)

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder... ACEO
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder...Character Shaker

February - Cardboard-Painted Heart
February - Cardboard Magical Moonballs

March - 3D Illusion Art Down That Hole
March - 3D Heart

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-13 2018-03-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/adults-le-petit-art Date: March 14, 2018

Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art. Participnts will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create. Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

January - ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) 2.5" x 3.5": Create work inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Mini Valentine-Inspired Work on Cardboard
February - Mini Poetry Book: Write your own or favorite poem or phrase to carry with you
March - Still Life on Cardboard inspired by the season. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-14 2018-03-14 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/recycletoart Date: March 14, 2018

Participants will create cute arts and crafts projects to keep, or give as a gift to their favorite person. (Ages 6 – 12 years old).

Schedule

  • January Key - Wind Chime Make: an eco-friendly wind chime out of keys.
  • February - Cardboard Owl Craft
  • March - Rolled and Folded Magazine Paper Project

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-14 2018-03-14 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/15/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/15/special-express-arts Date: March 15, 2018

Artists will be creating a mixed media art using construction paper, magazine cutouts, cloth, string, acrylic paint, and glue. We will be providing these materials. We advise that participants bring any other materials they might like to use (like any magazine images or computer printouts along with any small objects they would like to incorporate into their collage).

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder Collage using mixed media
January - Create Mixed Media Winter Village Landscape

February - Create Mix Media Mosaic Hearts
February - Create Mix Media Pop Up Hearts

March - Paintings of Fruits Using Paint and Q-Tips. Each artist will select a picture of fruit to make
March - Create mixed media abstract painting using circlular shapes with Q-Tips and straws

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 2018-03-15 2018-03-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/15/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/15/kids-imaginative-arts Date: March 15, 2018

Kids will learn various techniques for creating imaginative arts, including Kirigami, Collage, Tissue Work, Pointillism, and 3D Illusion. Drop in for a program, or try them all!

  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... on Cardboard
  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Silhouettes & Abstracts
  • February: Valentines Kirigami Greeting Cards
  • February: 3D Illusion Wavy Heart
  • March: Painted Rocks Pointillism
  • March: Painted Rocks Nature

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-15 2018-03-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:15:12 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/16/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/16/adults-imaginative-arts Date: March 16, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

Participants are encouraged to use their imagination for ideas, as well as take inspiration from the current exhibition. Because our participants are fluid and changing, weekly instruction needs to be repeated each week, to help new participants keep up. Facilitator will introduce imaginative techniques: Some pieces will take the four weeks to complete. Participants are encouraged to take their time and not rush.

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

January - Wine Bottles Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired Art
February - Valentine's Day-Inspired Art Greeting Cards
February - Rock Painting Inspired by Season
March - Winds of March Paint on Canvas. What does March mean to you?

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-16 2018-03-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Suminagashi and Orizomegami Papers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/family-art-project-suminagashi-and-orizomegami-papers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/family-art-project-suminagashi-and-orizomegami-papers Date: March 17, 2018

Learn the Japanese art of paper marbling and dying in this easy workshop presented by Winter Workspace artist Austin Thomas. Lightly touch the surface of water with a brush for a floating-ink effect, or fold ink-absorbent paper to create fantastic geometric designs. You will marvel at these two ancient techniques.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7483c21c8ea.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/farmhouse-family-day Date: March 17, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 17, 2018

Kids create cute and fun objects out of paper and other ordinary materials they can take home. Parents are invited to join their little ones in the activities.

Schedule

  • January - Mixed Media Paper Unicorn
  • February - Diwali Paper Diyas
  • March - Brown Paper Bag Puppets

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 17, 2018

Participants will create their own, original decorative gift wrapping paper for holiday and special events.

February - Valentine's Day-inspired Gift Wrapping
March- Create work inspired by (what does March mean to you: windy, rainy, spring is near, etc.)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:14:42 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Suminagashi and Orizomegami Papers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/family-art-project-suminagashi-and-orizomegami-papers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/family-art-project-suminagashi-and-orizomegami-papers Date: March 18, 2018

Learn the Japanese art of paper marbling and dying in this easy workshop presented by Winter Workspace artist Austin Thomas. Lightly touch the surface of water with a brush for a floating-ink effect, or fold ink-absorbent paper to create fantastic geometric designs. You will marvel at these two ancient techniques.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a74841aca30c.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/upcycletoart-decorative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/upcycletoart-decorative-arts Date: March 20, 2018

Participants will bring their recyclable items to upcycle to art using various mediums to achieve a decorative affect. Please be aware a piece may take a few weeks to complete. Participants should bring an item they wish to work on (bottles, boxes, cans, containers, plastic, wood, carton). Avoid soft plastics that crush or easily bend. Participants may take inspiration from the season or from art.

The facilitator will offer prompts, while allowing for individual expression or outcomes.

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder: Create a piece inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Valentine's Day and season-inspired art
March - Create art inspired by the month of March

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/kids-le-petit-art Date: March 20, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art to use, or give as gifts. Parents and kids may participate together. (Ages 6-12 years)

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder... ACEO
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder...Character Shaker

February - Cardboard-Painted Heart
February - Cardboard Magical Moonballs

March - 3D Illusion Art Down That Hole
March - 3D Heart

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/adults-le-petit-art Date: March 21, 2018

Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art. Participnts will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create. Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

January - ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) 2.5" x 3.5": Create work inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Mini Valentine-Inspired Work on Cardboard
February - Mini Poetry Book: Write your own or favorite poem or phrase to carry with you
March - Still Life on Cardboard inspired by the season. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/recycletoart Date: March 21, 2018

Participants will create cute arts and crafts projects to keep, or give as a gift to their favorite person. (Ages 6 – 12 years old).

Schedule

  • January Key - Wind Chime Make: an eco-friendly wind chime out of keys.
  • February - Cardboard Owl Craft
  • March - Rolled and Folded Magazine Paper Project

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/special-express-arts Date: March 22, 2018

Artists will be creating a mixed media art using construction paper, magazine cutouts, cloth, string, acrylic paint, and glue. We will be providing these materials. We advise that participants bring any other materials they might like to use (like any magazine images or computer printouts along with any small objects they would like to incorporate into their collage).

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder Collage using mixed media
January - Create Mixed Media Winter Village Landscape

February - Create Mix Media Mosaic Hearts
February - Create Mix Media Pop Up Hearts

March - Paintings of Fruits Using Paint and Q-Tips. Each artist will select a picture of fruit to make
March - Create mixed media abstract painting using circlular shapes with Q-Tips and straws

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 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/kids-imaginative-arts Date: March 22, 2018

Kids will learn various techniques for creating imaginative arts, including Kirigami, Collage, Tissue Work, Pointillism, and 3D Illusion. Drop in for a program, or try them all!

  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... on Cardboard
  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Silhouettes & Abstracts
  • February: Valentines Kirigami Greeting Cards
  • February: 3D Illusion Wavy Heart
  • March: Painted Rocks Pointillism
  • March: Painted Rocks Nature

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:15:12 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/adults-imaginative-arts Date: March 23, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

Participants are encouraged to use their imagination for ideas, as well as take inspiration from the current exhibition. Because our participants are fluid and changing, weekly instruction needs to be repeated each week, to help new participants keep up. Facilitator will introduce imaginative techniques: Some pieces will take the four weeks to complete. Participants are encouraged to take their time and not rush.

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

January - Wine Bottles Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired Art
February - Valentine's Day-Inspired Art Greeting Cards
February - Rock Painting Inspired by Season
March - Winds of March Paint on Canvas. What does March mean to you?

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Palisades in Plaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster Date: March 24, 2018

Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent Palisades facing Wave Hill. Learn about the minerals that make up the soil, allowing for such spectacular natural artwork. Use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, or tint or color it to make a gem.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a74855fa0baa.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 24, 2018

Kids create cute and fun objects out of paper and other ordinary materials they can take home. Parents are invited to join their little ones in the activities.

Schedule

  • January - Mixed Media Paper Unicorn
  • February - Diwali Paper Diyas
  • March - Brown Paper Bag Puppets

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 24, 2018

Participants will create their own, original decorative gift wrapping paper for holiday and special events.

February - Valentine's Day-inspired Gift Wrapping
March- Create work inspired by (what does March mean to you: windy, rainy, spring is near, etc.)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:14:42 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Palisades in Plaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/25/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/25/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster Date: March 25, 2018

Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent Palisades facing Wave Hill. Learn about the minerals that make up the soil, allowing for such spectacular natural artwork. Use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, or tint or color it to make a gem.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-25 2018-03-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a74867a1fa4b.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/27/upcycletoart-decorative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/27/upcycletoart-decorative-arts Date: March 27, 2018

Participants will bring their recyclable items to upcycle to art using various mediums to achieve a decorative affect. Please be aware a piece may take a few weeks to complete. Participants should bring an item they wish to work on (bottles, boxes, cans, containers, plastic, wood, carton). Avoid soft plastics that crush or easily bend. Participants may take inspiration from the season or from art.

The facilitator will offer prompts, while allowing for individual expression or outcomes.

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder: Create a piece inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Valentine's Day and season-inspired art
March - Create art inspired by the month of March

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-27 2018-03-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/27/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/27/kids-le-petit-art Date: March 27, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art to use, or give as gifts. Parents and kids may participate together. (Ages 6-12 years)

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder... ACEO
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder...Character Shaker

February - Cardboard-Painted Heart
February - Cardboard Magical Moonballs

March - 3D Illusion Art Down That Hole
March - 3D Heart

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-27 2018-03-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/28/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/28/adults-le-petit-art Date: March 28, 2018

Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art. Participnts will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create. Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

January - ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) 2.5" x 3.5": Create work inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Mini Valentine-Inspired Work on Cardboard
February - Mini Poetry Book: Write your own or favorite poem or phrase to carry with you
March - Still Life on Cardboard inspired by the season. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-28 2018-03-28 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/28/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/28/recycletoart Date: March 28, 2018

Participants will create cute arts and crafts projects to keep, or give as a gift to their favorite person. (Ages 6 – 12 years old).

Schedule

  • January Key - Wind Chime Make: an eco-friendly wind chime out of keys.
  • February - Cardboard Owl Craft
  • March - Rolled and Folded Magazine Paper Project

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-28 2018-03-28 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Art Inspired by...Carrie Mae Weems]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/28/art-inspired-by-carrie-mae-weems http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/28/art-inspired-by-carrie-mae-weems Date: March 28, 2018

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

RSVP required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-03-28 2018-03-28 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6b8b4e13aa7.jpg Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/special-express-arts Date: March 29, 2018

Artists will be creating a mixed media art using construction paper, magazine cutouts, cloth, string, acrylic paint, and glue. We will be providing these materials. We advise that participants bring any other materials they might like to use (like any magazine images or computer printouts along with any small objects they would like to incorporate into their collage).

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder Collage using mixed media
January - Create Mixed Media Winter Village Landscape

February - Create Mix Media Mosaic Hearts
February - Create Mix Media Pop Up Hearts

March - Paintings of Fruits Using Paint and Q-Tips. Each artist will select a picture of fruit to make
March - Create mixed media abstract painting using circlular shapes with Q-Tips and straws

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 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/kids-imaginative-arts Date: March 29, 2018

Kids will learn various techniques for creating imaginative arts, including Kirigami, Collage, Tissue Work, Pointillism, and 3D Illusion. Drop in for a program, or try them all!

  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... on Cardboard
  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Silhouettes & Abstracts
  • February: Valentines Kirigami Greeting Cards
  • February: 3D Illusion Wavy Heart
  • March: Painted Rocks Pointillism
  • March: Painted Rocks Nature

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:15:12 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/adults-imaginative-arts Date: March 30, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

Participants are encouraged to use their imagination for ideas, as well as take inspiration from the current exhibition. Because our participants are fluid and changing, weekly instruction needs to be repeated each week, to help new participants keep up. Facilitator will introduce imaginative techniques: Some pieces will take the four weeks to complete. Participants are encouraged to take their time and not rush.

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

January - Wine Bottles Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired Art
February - Valentine's Day-Inspired Art Greeting Cards
February - Rock Painting Inspired by Season
March - Winds of March Paint on Canvas. What does March mean to you?

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Pastel Eggs in Watercolors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/family-art-project-pastel-eggs-in-watercolors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/family-art-project-pastel-eggs-in-watercolors Date: March 31, 2018

Not all eggs are created alike. Notice the difference between a speckled turkey egg and the cool, blue eggshell of the American Robin. Listen to the story An Egg is Quiet, by Dianna Hutts Aston. Then make your own poetic painting with wax-resists in colors of pastel, speckled eggs.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7486c8a46b9.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Historic Richmond Town's Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/historic-richmond-towns-easter-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/historic-richmond-towns-easter-egg-hunt Date: March 31, 2018

Bring an egg carton to decorate in high Victorian style, transforming it into a festive egg-holder which can hold up to 6 candy-filled eggs. All decorations are provided. Meet the Easter Bunny as you hunt for eggs in a Victorian town house decorated for spring. Refreshments will be served. Recommended for children ages 3 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611, X280

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2018-03-31 2018-03-31 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.57006212289800000, -74.14493775367700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a71f042473a0.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[WBO Spring Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/wbo-spring-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/wbo-spring-egg-hunt Date: March 31, 2018

Our annual Spring Egg Hunt is back! Take part in a variety of activities including carnival games, arts & crafts, potato sack races, Urban Park Rangers, a visit from the Bunny and more for the entire family! An egg hunt will be held.

11:30 a.m. 3 - 6 years old

12:00 p.m. 7 - 10 years old

Councilmember Cohen and the NYC Department of Transportation will be distributing free bike helmets for adults and children. You will be fitted for a helmet and must fill out a form. Guardians must be present to sign forms for children.

There is no pre-registration for the egg hunt or for the bike helmet distribution. Please just show up to take part in all activities.

Please bring a donation of food that is not perishable to be given to local food pantry. Recommendations include canned foods, rice, beans, cereal, peanut butter, pasta etc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6dde99add7b.png Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Wyckoff Farmhouse Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/easter-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/easter-egg-hunt Date: March 31, 2018

Join neighbors and friends from East Flatbush Village and the office of Council Member Jumaane Williams for a community Easter Egg Hunt at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum. Hunt for Easter eggs, meet the Easter Bunny, get your face painted, enjoy refreshments, games music, resources and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 7186295400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 31, 2018

Kids create cute and fun objects out of paper and other ordinary materials they can take home. Parents are invited to join their little ones in the activities.

Schedule

  • January - Mixed Media Paper Unicorn
  • February - Diwali Paper Diyas
  • March - Brown Paper Bag Puppets

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 31, 2018

Participants will create their own, original decorative gift wrapping paper for holiday and special events.

February - Valentine's Day-inspired Gift Wrapping
March- Create work inspired by (what does March mean to you: windy, rainy, spring is near, etc.)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:14:42 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/storytime-craft Date: April 7, 2018

Bring your little nature lovers to QBG to hear seasonally-inspired stories that will open their imaginations to the different natural worlds found at QBG; followed by a botanically themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under (accompanied by adult).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718.886.3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-04-07 2018-04-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a834eaa9a129.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark - Hike and Paint]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/arts-culture-fun-make-your-markhike-and-paint http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/arts-culture-fun-make-your-markhike-and-paint Date: April 7, 2018

Take a short hike with a Ranger and collect natural objects of interest. Once we have our bounty we will meet with a trained artist in watercolors and we'll put those discoveries on paper turning nature into art. To register, visit the Ranger registration page at: https://www.nycgovparks.org/reg/rangers. Registration will begin March 28 and end March 31.

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Hike from the Blue Herron Nature Center along the Green Trail

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Watercolor painting class at the Blue Heron Nature Center

Art supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome.

Ashton Agbomenou is a freelance painter and filmmaker with a BFA degree from Rhode Island School of Design. Born and raised in Harlem, New York, he studied classical painting at the High School of Art & Design and the Art Students League of New York.


This event is offered in partnership with the Art Students League of New York.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c871363ccb.jpg Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:45:06 EST
<![CDATA[Hands On History: Make An 18th Century Pocket!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/hands-on-history-make-an-18th-century-pocket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/hands-on-history-make-an-18th-century-pocket Date: April 7, 2018

Ever felt like your pockets weren’t big enough? Make another one! Two hundred years ago, pockets had to be worn separately, so we’ll be making a set of pockets to wear on your hips just like those in the 18th century. Never run out of pocket room again! Then, when you’re done, visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/storytime-craft Date: April 8, 2018

Bring your little nature lovers to QBG to hear seasonally-inspired stories that will open their imaginations to the different natural worlds found at QBG; followed by a botanically themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under (accompanied by adult).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718.886.3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-04-08 2018-04-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a834eaa9a129.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[It's Electric: Hydro Power Family Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/hydro-power-family-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/hydro-power-family-workshop Date: April 21, 2018

Queens Historical Society will be offering one FREE workshop this spring for students and families to have the opportunity to build their own models powered by air and water pressure. This will be a family fun day, with a special hands-on learning experience!

It's Electric! is part of our regular educational programs, presented by Con Edison, that traces the history of power from colonial times to present. The advent of electricity in the late 19th century has paved the way for the age of technology. Students are introduced to various aspects in the scientific field including: Industrial Revolution, hydro power, solar power, wind power, electric energy, and satellite/GPS Systems.

Limited tickets available! Tickets are free, but you must RSVP by April 1. Tickets are per person, not per family.

This program is best for children grades 5–8.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8498f789b2b.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/farmhouse-family-day Date: April 21, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Tulip Time at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/tulip-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/tulip-time Date: April 21, 2018

Celebrate spring with a visit to QBG during the peak of tulip season. See over 20,000 bulbs!

  • Hourly Tulip Tours – 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
    Included with admission
  • Tulip and Flower inspired crafts – noon to 4:00 p.m.
    Included with admission
  • Spring Watercolor Workshop II: Spring Bulb Flowers – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    $15 Member; $20 Non-Member (does not include garden admission)
    In this seasonal series of classes, learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao. This class will go out into the garden and use tulips and other spring bulb flowers as inspiration. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult)
    Registration required: springwatercolor2.eventbrite.com
  • Music in the Garden – 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Included with admission
    QBG is proud to welcome the jazz stylings of Emily Asher’s Garden Party to kick off our monthly Music in the Garden series.
  • Happy Hour – 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Enjoy the Music in the Garden concert with a signature drink, alcoholic beverages from the cash bar, soda, and snacks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718.886.3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-04-21 2018-04-21 12:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a846a8c6d9d6.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[25th Annual Earth Fest Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/25th-annual-earth-fest-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/25th-annual-earth-fest-celebration Date: April 22, 2018

Join us to celebrate the earth and all that it provides us. Enjoy a fun-filled day that includes a volunteer project, Urban Park Ranger information and display, a sensory garden, environmental displays, arts and crafts, music, a live performance, and much more.

Volunteer project starts at 10:00 a.m. For more information, please call (718) 430-1891.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-1891

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-04-22 2018-04-22 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84849929809570000, -73.82559967041016000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Tulip Time at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/tulip-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/tulip-time Date: April 22, 2018

Celebrate spring with a visit to QBG during the peak of tulip season. See over 20,000 bulbs!

  • Hourly Tulip Tours – 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
    Included with admission
  • Tulip and Flower inspired crafts – noon to 4:00 p.m.
    Included with admission
  • Spring Watercolor Workshop II: Spring Bulb Flowers – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    $15 Member; $20 Non-Member (does not include garden admission)
    In this seasonal series of classes, learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao. This class will go out into the garden and use tulips and other spring bulb flowers as inspiration. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult)
    Registration required: springwatercolor2.eventbrite.com
  • Music in the Garden – 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Included with admission
    QBG is proud to welcome the jazz stylings of Emily Asher’s Garden Party to kick off our monthly Music in the Garden series.
  • Happy Hour – 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Enjoy the Music in the Garden concert with a signature drink, alcoholic beverages from the cash bar, soda, and snacks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.886.3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-04-22 2018-04-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8476dce8e07.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art Inspired by...Kara Walker]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/art-inspired-by-kara-walker http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/art-inspired-by-kara-walker Date: April 25, 2018

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

RSVP required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-04-25 2018-04-25 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Hands On History: Make a Scented Sachet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/hands-on-history-make-a-scented-sachet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/hands-on-history-make-a-scented-sachet Date: May 5, 2018

Come make a floral scented sachet like the ones worn and used 200 years ago! We’ll also learn about perfume lockets and popular scents of the time, including what George Washington put in his cologne! Then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/farmhouse-family-day Date: May 19, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Inspired by...Alma Thomas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/art-inspired-by-alma-thomas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/art-inspired-by-alma-thomas Date: May 30, 2018

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

RSVP required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-05-30 2018-05-30 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Hands On History: Make Your Own Clay Pot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/hands-on-history-make-your-own-clay-pot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/hands-on-history-make-your-own-clay-pot Date: June 2, 2018

Two hundred years ago, an enslaved man named Dave working as a potter inscribed poems in his finished clay pots. History remembers him for his skill as both potter and poet; come listen to his story and make your own pot to take home. Then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/farmhouse-family-day Date: June 16, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Inspired by...Faith Ringgold]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/art-inspired-by-faith-ringgold http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/art-inspired-by-faith-ringgold Date: June 27, 2018

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

RSVP required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-06-27 2018-06-27 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Hands On History: Become an American Revolution Spy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/hands-on-history-become-an-american-revolution-spy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/hands-on-history-become-an-american-revolution-spy Date: July 7, 2018

Start your career in espionage at King Manor and come learn about the Culper Spy Ring, which operated here on Long Island during the American Revolution. Discover all the daring ways the first American spies kept their secrets and send a secret message by making your own Caesar cipher. Then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/farmhouse-family-day Date: July 21, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/farmhouse-family-day Date: August 18, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-08-18 2018-08-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands On History: 18th Century Music and Sing-Along]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/01/hands-on-history-18th-century-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/01/hands-on-history-18th-century-music Date: September 1, 2018

Come listen to and enjoy live 18th century music at King Manor, performed by Larry Moser (hammered dulcimer) and Mary Nagin (fiddle)! Make your own shaker instrument, decorate it, and dance and play along to tunes that Rufus King and his family would have listened to in their home. Then visit the rest of the museum and learn more about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (7180 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-09-01 2018-09-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/15/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/15/farmhouse-family-day Date: September 15, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-09-15 2018-09-15 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[7th Annual Kings County Fiber Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/06/kings-county-fiber-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/06/kings-county-fiber-festival Date: October 6, 2018

Join the Old Stone House at the 7th Annual Kings County Fiber Festival to celebrate the fiber arts, including knitters, crafters, etc.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-10-06 2018-10-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Hands On History: Make Your Own Crazy Quilt Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/06/hands-on-history-make-your-own-crazy-quilt-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/06/hands-on-history-make-your-own-crazy-quilt-square Date: October 6, 2018

A popular pastime 200 years ago, crazy quilts were made from spare scraps of fabric and sewn with fancy stitches, sometimes for fun and sometimes to teach children to sew. Design your own crazy quilt square at King Manor, then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-10-06 2018-10-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Hands On History: Make Your Own Rag Rug]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/03/hands-on-history-make-your-own-rag-rug http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/03/hands-on-history-make-your-own-rag-rug Date: November 3, 2018

Join us at King Manor to learn about decorations and furniture inside 19th century homes. Make your own miniature rag rug to take home, then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-11-03 2018-11-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Hands On History: Make an 18th Century Scented Ornament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/01/hands-on-history-make-an-18th-century-scented-ornament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/01/hands-on-history-make-an-18th-century-scented-ornament Date: December 1, 2018

Oranges were a special fruit for 18th and 19th century Americans, since they could only get them during the winter months. Some of those oranges were used to make pomanders, a spiced, scented ornament that decorated their homes and filled the house with a lovely aroma. Make your own pomander at King Manor, then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-12-01 2018-12-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:44:52 EST