NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:51:16 GMT <![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp - Session One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp-session-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp-session-one Date: August 10, 2016

Come to Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer and embark on an adventure back in time at our Summer History Camp. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood, and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State fourth grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages six to 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed second, third, fourth, or fifth grade (or the equivalent) in spring 2016. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by NYC Parks, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and is a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c4c1675f0c0.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: August 10, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp - Session One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp-session-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp-session-one Date: August 11, 2016

Come to Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer and embark on an adventure back in time at our Summer History Camp. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood, and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State fourth grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages six to 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed second, third, fourth, or fifth grade (or the equivalent) in spring 2016. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by NYC Parks, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and is a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c4c1675f0c0.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp - Session One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp-session-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp-session-one Date: August 12, 2016

Come to Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer and embark on an adventure back in time at our Summer History Camp. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood, and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State fourth grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages six to 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed second, third, fourth, or fifth grade (or the equivalent) in spring 2016. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by NYC Parks, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and is a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c4c1675f0c0.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Alice Austen House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/free-yoga-at-alice-austen-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/free-yoga-at-alice-austen-house Date: August 13, 2016

Join us for a free gentle yoga session on the lawn of Clear Comfort.

This session is presented by Be Yoga & Dance of Rosebank, Staten Island, in partnership with Shape Up NYC.

Free yoga is offered on the second and fourth Saturdays in June, July, and August.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575061d59c38c.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: August 13, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: August 14, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th-Century NoHo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: August 14, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/17/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/17/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: August 17, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-17 2016-08-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: August 20, 2016

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/jazz-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/jazz-festival Date: August 20, 2016

Enjoy the great outdoors with two days of classic jazz, brought to you by local icon Marjorie Eliot and Parlor Entertainment.

No registration is required. For more information about this festival, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfbe8c0a85.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/jazz-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/jazz-festival Date: August 21, 2016

Enjoy the great outdoors with two days of classic jazz, brought to you by local icon Marjorie Eliot and Parlor Entertainment.

No registration is required. For more information about this festival, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfbe8c0a85.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Alice Austen House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/free-yoga-at-alice-austen-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/free-yoga-at-alice-austen-house Date: August 27, 2016

Join us for a free gentle yoga session on the lawn of Clear Comfort.

This session is presented by Be Yoga & Dance of Rosebank, Staten Island, in partnership with Shape Up NYC.

Free yoga is offered on the second and fourth Saturdays in June, July, and August.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575061d59c38c.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Activity Day: Make Colonial Toys]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/family-activity-day-make-colonial-toys http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/family-activity-day-make-colonial-toys Date: August 27, 2016

Summer is almost coming to an end, but there's still time for some colonial family fun! Enjoy colonial games in the park and make toys children enjoyed 250 years ago, such as a whirligig.

Free with museum admission! Advanced registration is recommended. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th-Century NoHo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: September 11, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-09-11 2016-09-11 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th-Century NoHo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: October 9, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th-Century NoHo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: November 13, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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