NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2021 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 20 Apr 2021 03:36:24 GMT <![CDATA[Family Fun Hikes in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/04/24/family-fun-hikes-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/04/24/family-fun-hikes-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: April 24, 2021

Introduce your little ones to the many sights, sounds, smells, and feels of nature as we explore the park using our senses! Celebrate Earth week by hugging a tree! Tree crafts include creating leaf and bark rubbings and tree-cookie bird feeders.

This hike is ideal for 2 to 6 year olds and their adult(s). Led by a Van Cortlandt Park Alliance educator!

Easy hike include a hands-on activity and goody bags for all participants (even parents!).Tickets must be purchased for everyone participating. Please select the appropriate ticket so we can prepare your goody bags! Space is limited, so register soon for one or both.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1460

Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2021-04-24 2021-04-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/60677665eb4e2.png Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Create Your Own Garden with Self-Watering Seed Pots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/04/24/create-your-own-garden-with-selfwatering-seed-pots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/04/24/create-your-own-garden-with-selfwatering-seed-pots Date: April 24, 2021

In conjunction with the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum's Earth Week celebration, join Morris Jumel Mansion for a special Earth Day workshop and a virtual walk through the park and gardens.

Learn about how we can help pollinators like butterflies and bees by growing native plants for them to eat, and begin your own garden by creating a self-watering seed pot.

You will need to collect these materials from home to make your seed pot:

  • Potting soil
  • Recycled plastic container, such as a Coke bottle
  • String or shoelace
  • Safety scissors
  • Nail and hammer (or the heel of a shoe)
  • Seeds
  • An adult to supervise and help with hammering

Join us LIVE on Facebook

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2021-04-24 2021-04-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/606628bd8ee56.jpg Fri, 02 Apr 2021 14:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Mount Morris Fire Watchtower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/04/25/historic-new-york-mount-morris-fire-watchtower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/04/25/historic-new-york-mount-morris-fire-watchtower Date: April 25, 2021

A prominent feature of Marcus Garvey Park and its neighborhood, the historic Mount Morris Fire Watchtower serves as an important landmark for the Harlem community.

Urban Park Rangers discuss the significance and history of this recently restored structure.

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

Location: Mount Morris Fire Watchtower (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2021-04-25 2021-04-25 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.80454625257300000, -73.94336473941800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5df26c4011742.jpg Fri, 02 Apr 2021 13:29:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Arborist Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/04/25/junior-arborist-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/04/25/junior-arborist-day Date: April 25, 2021

Celebrate April's Arbor Day Month with us! Join NYC Parks' certified arborists to learn about trees. Learn some basic tree identification, trunk measuring, safety and proper planting of our wonderful arboreal partners.

Children and families’ welcome. The program will also be available in Spanish language.

All COVID-19 protection protocols will be followed.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 917 417-6917

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2021-04-25 2021-04-25 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/606c9cab964d0.jpeg Tue, 06 Apr 2021 15:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Arborist Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/04/28/junior-arborist-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/04/28/junior-arborist-day Date: April 28, 2021

Celebrate April's Arbor Day Month with us! Join NYC Parks' certified arborists to learn about trees. Learn some basic tree identification, trunk measuring, safety and proper planting of our wonderful arboreal partners.

Children and families’ welcome. The program will also be available in Spanish language.

All COVID-19 protection protocols will be followed.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 917 417-6917

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2021-04-28 2021-04-28 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/606c9cab964d0.jpeg Tue, 06 Apr 2021 15:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Behind-the-Ropes Virtual Tour: The Architecture of an 1832 Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/04/28/behindtheropes-virtual-tour-the-architecture-of-an-1832-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/04/28/behindtheropes-virtual-tour-the-architecture-of-an-1832-landmark Date: April 28, 2021

Join us online from the comfort of your home for a series of unique, in-depth tours of the Merchant’s House, preserved intact from the 19th century with the Tredwell family’s original furnishings and personal possessions. It’s an extraordinary up-close and personal experience of the Tredwell home you won’t want to miss –– behind the ropes and no stairs to climb!

The Architecture of an 1832 Landmark (Manhattan’s First) explores the clues, quirks, and meanings of the house’s construction and architectural details, often found in nooks and crannies and spaces off-limits to the public. You’ll visit, virtually, all seven stories of this brick-and-marble rowhouse – from the cobble-stoned cellar to the crawl-space of the attic.

Purchase tickets online

The Architecture of an 1832 Landmark is a virtual event. You will receive a confirmation email from Zoom within 15 minutes of placing your order, and a reminder email one hour before the event. Can’t attend on April 28? The day after the event, all ticket-holders will be emailed a link to the recording, valid for one week following the presentation to watch (or re-watch) at your leisure.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2021-04-28 2021-04-28 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Fri, 02 Apr 2021 13:29:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Ephemeral Walk/Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/05/01/alley-pond-park-ephemeral-walktour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/05/01/alley-pond-park-ephemeral-walktour Date: May 1, 2021

To kick off the City Nature Challenge, join NYC Parks staff in removing invasive plants to help create a healthier ecosystem for our spring ephemeral wildflowers. Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants, learn about the diversity of spring ephemerals in Alley Pond, and learn how to make iNaturalist observations. If you do not know how to use iNaturalist, arrive 15 minutes early and we will show you how! Registrants are encouraged to download the iNaturalist app onto their mobile device, prior to the event for an interactive experience.

Plan to wear a face mask.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2021-05-01 2021-05-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 Thu, 25 Mar 2021 14:45:01 EDT