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 Thu, 26 May 2016 07:23:16 GMT <![CDATA[The Uni Project in Sara D. Roosevelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/26/the-uni-project-in-sara-d-roosevelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/26/the-uni-project-in-sara-d-roosevelt-park Date: May 26, 2016

Kids can come read and draw at this outdoor event brought to you by the Uni Project. Using custom-designed installations, we pop up in parks, plazas, and other public spaces to offer reading, drawing, and hands-on activities that let New Yorkers embrace the act of learning.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hester Street Crossing (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2016-05-26 2016-05-26 3:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.71686920462300000, -73.99403337819400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745d63379589.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 13:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Make It Grow!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/make-it-grow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/make-it-grow Date: May 28, 2016

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

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

Please RSVP here.

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

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

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

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

MetLife Foundation is a Supporting Sponsor of High Line Families.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74169921875000000, -74.00779724121094000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727ccf4cbbf7.jpg Tue, 24 May 2016 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Make a Green Hub Garden and Engage the Youth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/how-to-make-your-garden-a-hub-engage-youth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/how-to-make-your-garden-a-hub-engage-youth Date: June 1, 2016

This evening will be hosted by Bill Dawson of Ohio's Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Amanda Slater from KidsGardening.org. The Academy will teach participants how to make a Green Hub Garden in East Harlem. A Green Hub Garden is considered a garden education center for its community and serves its neighborhood by providing increased access to fresh, healthy food and developing programs for youth education, job training, and cultural enrichment.

With the assistance of GreenThumb, this academy will be bilingual (if necessary) and there will be a complementary component that focuses on methods of engaging young community members in the garden.

RSVP is required as space is limited. Please RSVP by emailing pleasantvillagegarden@gmail.com.

Dinner will be provided.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pleasant Village Community Garden

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2016-06-01 2016-06-01 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.79660034179687500, -73.93160247802734000 Wed, 25 May 2016 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project in Sara D. Roosevelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/the-uni-project-in-sara-d-roosevelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/the-uni-project-in-sara-d-roosevelt-park Date: June 2, 2016

Kids can come read and draw at this outdoor event brought to you by the Uni Project. Using custom-designed installations, we pop up in parks, plazas, and other public spaces to offer reading, drawing, and hands-on activities that let New Yorkers embrace the act of learning.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hester Street Crossing (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 3:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.71686920462300000, -73.99403337819400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745d63379589.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 13:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert: A Midsummer Serenade - Music to Greet the Solstice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/concert-a-midsummer-serenade-music-to-greet-the-soltice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/concert-a-midsummer-serenade-music-to-greet-the-soltice Date: June 3, 2016

“Midsummer,” as in the title of Shakespeare’s comic play, refers to the Summer Solstice, an estival festival of ancient pagan rituals. Come hear songs of nature and sprites in both familiar and undeservedly forgotten period music sung by members of the Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society – Anthony Bellov, Amy Gluck, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande – accompanied by pianist Jai Jeffryes. Delight in this musical interlude in the Museum’s landmark Greek Revival double parlor. Music by Rossini, Brahms, Fauré, Duparc, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, and others.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-06-03 2016-06-03 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 25 May 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! Data Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/treescount-data-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/treescount-data-jam Date: June 4, 2016

NYC Parks will unveil NYC’s latest urban forest dataset. This is the most spatially accurate map of New York City’s street trees. Join NYC Parks, BetaNYC, TreesCount! partners, tree care volunteers, and other civic hackers to improve our understanding of, and plan for the future our City’s urban forest!

To spark and sustain public engagement, NYC Parks launched the TreesCount! campaign. To date, more than 2,300 New Yorkers have voluntreered helping complete the first comprehensive map of our city’s street trees.

We are looking for data scientists, statisticians, developers, designers, visualizers, cartographers, and quants to help us transform the data gathered thus far into actionable insights. Bring your skills, questions, and creativity to this data jam!

You can find out more about our challenges on this blog post.

We have a limited amount of scholarship tickets for students, unemployed, or underemployed. You can apply for a scholarship ticket or volunteer to work the event via this form. If selected, we will inform you two weeks prior to the event.

At the event, we will have professional sitters from Sitters Studio providing care for our youngest participants. We can accommodate, newborns, infants, toddlers, and up. Our venue will be a child-friendly environment. If you are interested in bringing a child and have them jam with you, you can do that too.

Support for this event is provided by the Mayor's Office of Technology + Innovation, NYC Open Data, our host Civic Hall, Microsoft Civic, and CartoDB.

This data jam is part of a national day for civic action. For more information, check outNational Day of Civic Hacking.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Civic Hall

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2016-06-04 2016-06-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.73994430000000000, -73.99105490000000000 Wed, 25 May 2016 20:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Conservation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/garden-conservation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/garden-conservation-day Date: June 4, 2016

Come and get your hands dirty at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum while helping us beautify our grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57432a4a2982c.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/compost-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/compost-event Date: June 4, 2016

Join West Brighton Community Garden to learn about how to compost and seperate your non-compostable goods from your "Black Gold" compost.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Brighton Community Garden

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2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63660049438476600, -74.12069702148438000 Tue, 24 May 2016 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project in Sara D. Roosevelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/the-uni-project-in-sara-d-roosevelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/the-uni-project-in-sara-d-roosevelt-park Date: June 9, 2016

Kids can come read and draw at this outdoor event brought to you by the Uni Project. Using custom-designed installations, we pop up in parks, plazas, and other public spaces to offer reading, drawing, and hands-on activities that let New Yorkers embrace the act of learning.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hester Street Crossing (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2016-06-09 2016-06-09 3:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.71686920462300000, -73.99403337819400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745d63379589.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 13:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Basic Chicken Keeping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/city-chicken-institute-basic-chicken-keeping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/city-chicken-institute-basic-chicken-keeping Date: June 9, 2016

Visit a live chicken coop and learn how to raise your own flock at New York Restoration Project's interactive discussion about keeping chickens in an urban setting.

Workshops are suitable for all levels of experience. Workshops may include hands-on components, so please come in appropriate attire. You will be provided with all necessary tools and gloves.

Garden gates open at 5:30 p.m.; the workshop begins at 6 p.m.

For more informaiton and updates, please visit the City Chicken Institute's Meetup page.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2016-06-09 2016-06-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67620086669922000, -73.93289947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fea3c18891e.JPG Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT