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 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:40:54 GMT <![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 18, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 18, 2018

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free; registration not required. No groups, please.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: June 18, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/communication-and-soacialization http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/communication-and-soacialization Date: June 19, 2018

An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.

Staff and family members of individuals with intellectual disabilities are welcome, as well as college students interested in a career in the field

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 19, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/bryant-park-knitting-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/bryant-park-knitting-class Date: June 19, 2018

Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts.

Call (212) 787-5896 to register, or take a chance and drop by.

Yarn and needles are provided. Classes are weather permitting.

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4eb1dd2b2c.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - Revelations Workshop with Lisa Johnson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/arts-culture-fun-alvin-ailey-revelations-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/arts-culture-fun-alvin-ailey-revelations-class Date: June 19, 2018

NYC Parks and Ailey Extension are bringing dance to the people.

Join us for a special Revelations Workshop with Ailey Instructor Lisa Johnson. This is part of a Juneteenth event at the Coney Island Boardwalk.

Let us know you are joining us! Please RSVP at revelationsconeyisland.eventbrite.com.

About Alvin Ailey Extension
The Ailey Extension offers real classes for real people to embody the legacy of Mr. Ailey by bringing dance back to the people and making dance accessible to all people. Our instructors are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment to give you an unforgettable dance experience.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: West 19th Street and Boardwalk (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.57258779759300000, -73.98470783233600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4f1e1d8baa.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 09:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Juneteenth Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/juneteenth-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/juneteenth-celebration Date: June 19, 2018

Celebrate Juneteenth!

Join NYC Parks, Alvin Ailey Extension and NYC Council Member Mark Treyger as we commemorate the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States. This wonderful event will feature a "Revelations" dance workshop, music and dance performances.

Performances include:

  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Ailey Dance Workshop
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Percussion & Storytelling
  • 6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.: Vocal Performance by Juanialys
  • 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: African dance performance and percussion

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Coney Island Boardwalk

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2018-06-19 2018-06-19 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.57279968261700000, -73.98809814453100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1d854fa7818.jpg Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:29:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop for Brooklyn Volunteers: Brooklyn Parks Connections]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/workshop-for-brooklyn-volunteers-brooklyn-parks-connections http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/workshop-for-brooklyn-volunteers-brooklyn-parks-connections Date: June 19, 2018

Partnerships Academy Workshops
Partnerships for Parks (PfP) invites you to join us at one of our many free and open to the public workshops offered year-round! They are a great way to meet, network, and learn the skills needed to get involved with, build, or sustain your park group.

Upcoming Workshop: Brooklyn Parks Connections

Are you a park volunteer or supporter in Brooklyn? Come to this workshop to meet other community members caring for local parks and hear about the amazing work park groups are doing across Brooklyn!

You will learn about ways to spruce up your neighborhood park, get funding, work with NYC Parks staff in your borough, and more. You may not know all the people that play a role in maintaining and supporting your park, so join us to meet some new faces, enjoy a free dinner, and get plugged into the larger network of park volunteers & staff in your borough.

Featured Speakers:

  • Jason P Conheeney, Deputy Director of Forestry-Brooklyn, NYC Parks Jason has pursued a career in arboriculture in the UK and US, gaining an in-depth knowledge of tree species and tree condition assessments. He got his start with NYC Parks as a Forester in 2015 and was then promoted to Deputy Director of Forestry for Brooklyn in 2017. Jason is passionate about applying his knowledge to best serve the people of NYC in the care, maintenance, and preservation of urban forests.
  • Leslie McIntyre, Field Staff, NYC Parks Stewardship As part of the NYC Parks Stewardship team, Leslie McIntyre spends her days guiding volunteers in natural resource preservation and restoration projects. Prior to joining the Stewardship team she managed a team of high school students performing Hurricane Sandy recovery work in Jamaica Bay for the Student Conservation Association. Leslie is currently completing her master’s degree in environmental science at the College of Staten Island.
  • Chris Yandoli, Director of Capital Projects for Brooklyn, NYC Parks Chris Yandoli is the director of Capital Projects for Brooklyn, overseeing the long-term infrastructure renovations and redesigns throughout the borough. Prior to joining the Capital team, Chris worked as an outreach coordinator in Brooklyn for Partnerships for Parks.
  • Marlene Pantin, Executive Director, Red Hook Conservancy Marlene Pantin is the executive director and founder of Red Hook Conservancy, a community park group dedicated to stewarding and advocating for Red Hook park spaces since 2011. Marlene is driven to build bridges among park groups and support volunteers in growing their capacity by sharing her wealth of knowledge and park-related expertise.
  • Duane Kinnon, Co-Chair, Friends of Brownsville Parks Duane Kinnon is a founding member and co-chair of Friends of Brownsville Parks (FOBP), which played an instrumental role in advocating for the improvement of Brownsville’s Betsy Head Park. As a result, the park was designated as one of only five parks in NYC to receive 30 million dollars as an Anchor Park by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2016. In addition to this milestone, Partnerships for Parks presented FOBP with the coveted Golden Trowel Award for Brooklyn in 2017 under Mr. Kinnon’s leadership.
  • Hannah Bossio, Delancey Nelson, Claudette Ramos, Brooklyn Outreach Coordinators, Partnerships for Parks Hannah, Delancey, and Claudette are the Partnerships for Parks Outreach Coordinators for Brooklyn, acting as the first point of contact for park groups and volunteers in their respective districts. They work to support and sustain existing community park groups, and to guide new groups by helping them find the appropriate people and resources to transform their green spaces.

For more information or questions, please email relzinga@cityparksfoundation.org.

Register here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.66555303613600000, -73.97154068946800000 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:44:30 EDT
<![CDATA[American Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/american-sign-language Date: June 20, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. You'll also learn how to use those signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.

This program consists of 17 lessons that are repeated. Open to all adults.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 20, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: June 20, 2018

Staff Pick! Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: $15 (Members $10) Last Saturday of every month is free with registration. To purchase tickets, please click here.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 20, 2018

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/farm-open-hours Date: June 20, 2018

Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, our farm demonstrates the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-20 2018-06-20 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[ConEdison Family Science Nights: Forces of Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/conedison-family-science-nights-forces-of-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/conedison-family-science-nights-forces-of-nature Date: June 20, 2018

There are fundamental forces of nature that govern all matter. Challenge and observe gravity, friction, and several other physical forces, then apply your new knowledge to become a (balloon) rocket scientist! Visit sigreenbelt.org for registration details.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af1c22b8c309.png Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[America's Boating Course]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/americas-boating-course1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/americas-boating-course1 Date: June 20, 2018

America's Boating Course is a complete Boating Safety Certificate program covering the basics of recreational boating. The course is designed for boaters using all types of watercraft. This NASBLA approved boating safety course has 4 chapters to include: information about boats and personal wartercraft; how to make your boat safer and more comfortable; boating laws and regulatuions you must follow (Rules of the Road). You will also receive personal interaction with certified United States Power Squadron instructors (feel free to ask questions); a full color 244 page boating safety course manual; a boating instruction CD; a digital charting DVD, and instruction on NYS required questions.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-565-7952

Location: World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.73580169677734400, -73.83845520019531000 Tue, 08 May 2018 21:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/summer-in-the-square Date: June 21, 2018

Come out every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities + shows, live music + dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park.

  • KIDS: We've got interactive children's activities + performances from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends for some summer fun for the whole gang on the park's South Plaza!
  • FITNESS: With heart-pumping workouts in the mornings and evenings led by Union Square's hottest studios + instructors, there's something for every fitness level on the park's South + North Plazas.
  • LIVE PERFORMANCES: With jazz music + dueling performances from lunchtime to early evening, check out all that Union Square has to offer on the park's South Plaza and in the West Side seating area.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park),South Plaza (in Union Square Park),West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-06-21 2018-06-21 7:00 am 8:30 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000; 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000; 40.73669815063476600, -73.99046325683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa0040d6e4d3.gif Mon, 07 May 2018 08:43:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 Date: June 21, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-21 2018-06-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 Date: June 21, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 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 2018-06-21 2018-06-21 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 21, 2018

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free; registration not required. No groups, please.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-21 2018-06-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 21, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-21 2018-06-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Care for your Bees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/how-to-care-for-your-bees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/how-to-care-for-your-bees Date: June 21, 2018

Gemma Garcia, community gardener at St. John Cantius Community Garden; Brenda Thompson-Duchene, community gardener at Isabahlia Ladies of Elegance; and GreenThumb

Join us for Part 2 of our beekeeping series with longtime beekeeping experts and community gardeners Gemma Garcia and Brenda Thompson-Duchene. Part 1 was in the spring, and Part 3 will be this fall. In this workshop, we will learn about the day-to-day caretaking that honey bees require. Participants in this workshop will be asked to sign a liability waiver.

RSVP on Eventbrite.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Green Valley Farm

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2018-06-21 2018-06-21 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.65810788793400000, -73.90176298465600000 Thu, 17 May 2018 11:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: June 21, 2018

Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for adults of all ages and abilities, with a special focus on seniors. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

This week's class will take place at the end of Pier I at 70th Street.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-06-21 2018-06-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da9778d506.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Evenings in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/summer-evenings-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/summer-evenings-in-the-garden Date: June 21, 2018

Enjoy a glass of wine in our “secret” 19th century garden in bloom on this guided tour.

Light Refreshments. Rain or Shine.

Start time: 6:30 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 2018-06-21 2018-06-21 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:13:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/summer-on-the-hudson-everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/summer-on-the-hudson-everybody-tango Date: June 21, 2018

Enjoy introductory Argentine Tango lessons, music, and dancing in the open air. Lessons are held at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. with social dance time between lessons.

Live music and dancers will be featured on June 7 and July 26.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-06-21 2018-06-21 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da8a928660.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Rescheduled: Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - Samba Workshop with Quenia Ribeiro]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/rescheduled-arts-culture-fun-ailey-extension-samba-workshop-with-quenia-ribeiro http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/rescheduled-arts-culture-fun-ailey-extension-samba-workshop-with-quenia-ribeiro Date: June 21, 2018

This event has been rescheduled from May 18.

NYC Parks and Ailey Extension are bringing dance to the people.

Join us for a Samba (with live drums) workshop with Ailey instructor Quenia Ribeiro.

Let us know you're joining us! RSVP on Eventbrite at sambawithailey.eventbrite.com.

About Alvin Ailey Extension
The Ailey Extension offers real classes for real people to embody the legacy of Mr. Ailey by bringing dance back to the people and making dance accessible to all people. Our instructors are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment to give you an unforgettable dance experience.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Cuyler Gore (in Cuyler Gore Park)

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B026 Cuyler Gore Park 2018-06-21 2018-06-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.68569946289062500, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4f0a7ad703.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 12:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[A “Spirited” Summer Saunter with Boroughs of the Dead]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/a-spirited-summer-saunter-with-boroughs-of-the-dead http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/a-spirited-summer-saunter-with-boroughs-of-the-dead Date: June 21, 2018

Join us for an enchanting summer evening in our “secret” 19th century garden, followed by a Greenwich Village ghost tour. Arrive at 7 p.m. to sip wine in the twilight in the garden, then, when darkness begins to descends, follow your guide into a world of ghosts and chilling tales as we visit some of the historic neighborhood’s most notoriously haunted locations. Hear stories of the Merchant’s House’s own strange and inexplicable occurrences; find out whether Washington Irving’s specter still visits town; meet the ghostly acquaintances of John Jacob Astor; discover Henry James’s real-life connections to the spirit world; delve into the dark life of Edgar Allan Poe … and more.

  • Walking tour lasts approximately 75 minutes, and covers 1.2 miles. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • $30 per person; includes admission to the garden and walking tour.
  • Upcoming: July 19, August 16, September 20

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-21 2018-06-21 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 04:13:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 Date: June 22, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-22 2018-06-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/22/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/22/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 22, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-22 2018-06-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 22, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-22 2018-06-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 01 Jun 2018 15:59:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Marine Park Wetland Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/marine-park-wetland-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/marine-park-wetland-restoration Date: June 23, 2018

Join NYC Parks Stewardship and the Natural Resources Group as we restore salt marsh in Marine Park!

Urban wetlands provide a variety of benefits including improved water quality and storm water retention. They also serve as critical habitat for native wildlife.

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help restore these important ecosystems by planting salt marsh grass. Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and close-toed shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please note: Space is Limited. Registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 9:00 am 0:00 am 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Tue, 05 Jun 2018 15:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/harlem-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/harlem-street-tree-care Date: June 23, 2018

Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship to care for local street trees!

Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees. They will also learn about the important roles street trees play in New York City.

Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed-toed shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please note: registration is required. This program is full but you can sign up for the waitlist.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: W 133rd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

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2018-06-23 2018-06-23 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81155040000000000, -73.94647690000000000 Tue, 05 Jun 2018 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Statues and Monuments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-statues-and-monuments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-statues-and-monuments Date: June 23, 2018

Join us on a kid-friendly adventure as we discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures! Learn about some of the Park’s most popular statues for children; Balto, Alice in Wonderland, Hans Christian Andersen, and more through guided activities in your complementary Discovery Journal.

Details

Meet: In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs; may not be suitable for strollers.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park),East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77220153808594000, -73.96759796142578000; 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a82034d737db.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/family-art-project-butterfly-habitat-hats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/family-art-project-butterfly-habitat-hats Date: June 23, 2018

See them and sketch them flying among the meadow grasses or on the butterfly bush in Wave Hill’s Flower Garden. Learn about the life cycle of local butterfly species and the conditions they need in order to survive. Then make a richly textured butterfly-habitat hat filled with flowers and insects in an active landscape.

Free, and admissions 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 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecb9aaaecec.jpg Thu, 10 May 2018 15:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - West African Dance with Maguette Camara]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/arts-culture-fun-west-african-dance-with-maguette-camara http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/arts-culture-fun-west-african-dance-with-maguette-camara Date: June 23, 2018

NYC Parks and Ailey Extension are bringing dance to the people.

Join us for a West African Dance workshop (with live drums) with Maguette Camara outdoors in the park.

Let us know you're joining us! RSVP on eventbrite at westafricandancewithailey.eventbrite.com.

About Alvin Ailey Extension
The Ailey Extension offers real classes for real people to embody the legacy of Mr. Ailey by bringing dance back to the people and making dance accessible to all people. Our instructors are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment to give you an unforgettable dance experience.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Marcy Ave and Greene Ave (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69010162353500000, -73.94650268554700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4f1e1d8baa.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 09:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 Date: June 23, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: June 23, 2018

Staff Pick! Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: $15 (Members $10) Last Saturday of every month is free with registration. To purchase tickets, please click here.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month Club: Snapping Turtle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/animal-of-the-month-club-snapping-turtle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/animal-of-the-month-club-snapping-turtle Date: June 23, 2018

The common snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle. Its serpentine neck, massive head, muscular legs, and relatively long tail make it seem even larger. It is estimated that they can live 30 to 40 years in the wild, perhaps even longer.

Join the Urban Park Rangers for the Animal of the Month Club: Snapping Turtle. Learn interesting facts about this pre-historic looking turtle.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)

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R052 Allison Pond Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.63831534864300000, -74.10274819544500000 Fri, 11 May 2018 15:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Chicken Healthcare Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/chicken-healthcare-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/chicken-healthcare-basics Date: June 23, 2018

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get her health checkup!

In this workshop, we will have a discussion about healthcare basics and learn how to safely catch, hold, and inspect a chicken for health issues like body lice, healthy vent, healthy legs, and feet. We will be learning from each other so bring your questions and your chicken knowledge.

RSVP on Eventbrite.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-602-5300

Location: 100 Quincy Community Garden

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2018-06-23 2018-06-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.68594000000000000, -73.95723600000000000 Thu, 17 May 2018 11:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/farmers-market Date: June 23, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

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 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af3137e9f5b8.jpg Fri, 25 May 2018 14:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 23, 2018

Take a self-guided tour through the Urban Farm to see the variety of fruits and vegetables that we are growing this season. Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7a4cb1dbd.JPG Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/summer-on-the-hudson-baylander-billion-oyster-project-presentation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/summer-on-the-hudson-baylander-billion-oyster-project-presentation Date: June 23, 2018

Come see and learn about the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. It's the latest effort to restore our harbor!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da3f20803e.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:59:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: June 23, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Oaxaca Marionettes with Megan Basaldua]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/saturday-sculpture-workshop-oaxaca-marionettes-with-megan-basaldua http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/saturday-sculpture-workshop-oaxaca-marionettes-with-megan-basaldua Date: June 23, 2018

Travel with us to Oaxaca, Mexico for the day to create alebrije marionettes from recycled materials! Alebrijes are colorfully patterned, never-before-seen creatures that appeared in artists’ dreams and were later carved in wood for remembrance. This is a chance for participants to bring to life their own creations, whether it is an imaginary friend, a creature from a dream, or a new combination of animals you’ve always wanted to see!

Please note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Wed, 09 May 2018 16:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 23, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 23, 2018

Take a hike through the Hallett Nature Sanctuary and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees – from seeds and leaves to logs – contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community. Learn about the landscapes and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, hand lenses, and complementary Discovery Journal.

Details

Meet: Chess & Checkers House (Mid-Park at 64th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac62d2365251.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Woodlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: June 23, 2018

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include water, animal adaptations, engineering and flight.

This series will not take place on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 23, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Kids: Design, Engineer, and Build Workshop with Dr. A]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/fort-tryon-kids-design-engineer-and-build-workshop-with-dr-a1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/fort-tryon-kids-design-engineer-and-build-workshop-with-dr-a1 Date: June 23, 2018

Join Dr. A for a math, science, and engineering workshop and learn about how Fort Washington Terrace of Fort Tryon Park was built in 1941; transforming a rocky and steep slope into a collection of play spaces. This hands-on workshop is best for children ages 8 to 12, but younger kids can participate with parent involvement.

Space is limited and RSVP is required. Please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: 190th Street Subway Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85889760259200000, -73.93417525196500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8e1825a4f9.jpg Thu, 31 May 2018 13:44:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 23, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/summer-on-the-hudson-hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/summer-on-the-hudson-hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout Date: June 23, 2018

Learn the elements of Voice Production, Acting, and Stage Combat. Open to all, ages 13 and up.

Online Registration necessary: hudsonwarehouse.net

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:44:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Survival Series: Overnight Camping and Wilderness Survival Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/survival-series-overnight-wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/survival-series-overnight-wilderness-survival Date: June 23, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Whether you are preparing for an exteneded journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, overnight wilderness survival program is perfect for you. Participants will have the option to sleep in their own constructed shelters if they are stable enough. Otherwise, we will have tents available.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Please note: Participants are chosen by lottery. To register for this program, please visit our registration page at nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on June 13.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 Wed, 23 May 2018 16:29:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Permaculture Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/introduction-to-permaculture-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/introduction-to-permaculture-design Date: June 24, 2018

This is an introduction overview to Oregon State University's (OSU) "Introduction to Permaculture Design", a free online long distance learning college course. After this workshop you will be fully familiarized with the fundamental concepts and have hands on practice before taking the full introduction curriculum online. We will provide all study and learning materials to prepare you for OSU's Course taught by Andrew Millison.

In this introduction we will explain what defines permaculture designs basics, including its ethics based philosophies and principles, and how permaculture uses nature as a guide to learn from and inform its decision making matrix.

After the morning class, we will rework Genesis into its transition period towards permaculture by:

  • Addressing its needs
  • Developing soil systems
  • Different composting practices
  • Water harvesting and irrigation
  • Bio-remediation while applying permaculture principles to each task in the garden on an ongoing basis each week and throughout the year

Please pack a lunch if you wish or a bodega and a supermarket are nearby.

For more information on this event, please contact Bicycle Joe Tomasello by phone at (929) 331-0064 or email at GenesisGCGB@gmail.com.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (929) 331-0064

Location: Genesis Community Garden

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2018-06-24 2018-06-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.82954650000000000, -73.90459820000000000 Thu, 31 May 2018 13:59:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/family-art-project-butterfly-habitat-hats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/family-art-project-butterfly-habitat-hats Date: June 24, 2018

See them and sketch them flying among the meadow grasses or on the butterfly bush in Wave Hill’s Flower Garden.

Learn about the life cycle of local butterfly species and the conditions they need in order to survive. Then make a richly textured butterfly-habitat hat filled with flowers and insects in an active landscape.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-24 2018-06-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecba6e445db.jpg Thu, 10 May 2018 15:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 24, 2018

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-24 2018-06-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 24, 2018

Take a self-guided tour through the Urban Farm to see the variety of fruits and vegetables that we are growing this season. Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-06-24 2018-06-24 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7a4cb1dbd.JPG Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC : Wellness Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/shape-up-nyc-wellness-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/shape-up-nyc-wellness-fair Date: June 24, 2018

Come out and learn about the free fitness classes happening in your Bronx community. Shape Up NYC is a citywide initiative to get people to workout. At the event there will be free demos of classes that are currently happening in the neighborhood. Fitness demos include Zumba, yoga, and aerobics. There will also be free activities for the whole family including carnival games, arts & crafts, and giveaways.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Webster House

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2018-06-24 2018-06-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86861801147461000, -73.88137054443360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1ac4d67ea2b.jpg Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 24, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-24 2018-06-24 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Bay Waters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: June 24, 2018

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Little Bay Park. We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay. Boots will be provided.

Optional registration.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2018-06-24 2018-06-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.78898561356900000, -73.79389047622700000 Fri, 11 May 2018 15:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Woodlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: June 24, 2018

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include water, animal adaptations, engineering and flight.

This series will not take place on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-06-24 2018-06-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-sun-gaze-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-sun-gaze-sundays Date: June 24, 2018

The Amateur Astronomers Association and solargazing return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-06-24 2018-06-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96c65a480e.JPG Thu, 07 Jun 2018 14:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 24, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-24 2018-06-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Art-Making Workshop with Cecile Chong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/free-artmaking-workshop-with-cecile-chong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/free-artmaking-workshop-with-cecile-chong Date: June 24, 2018

As part of the exhibition El Dorado (The Golden), artist Cecile Chong will lead a free public art-making workshop to celebrate participants' own cultural identities. All ages and families are welcome to join.

RSVP at makeartlatimer.eventbrite.com

El Dorado (meaning “The Golden” in English) is an art installation that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English. This installation consists of 100 colored “guagua (infant)” sculptures, 49 of them painted gold to reflect the 49% New Yorkers, presented as a contemporary archeological site. It also pays tribute to Lewis H. Latimer’s contribution to electrical light by adding a glowing-in-the-dark element in the guaguas.

The installation will be on view till October 14, 2018.

This program and exhibition is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. It is part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2018-06-24 2018-06-24 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afb1075c344e.jpg Fri, 25 May 2018 15:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 24, 2018

Learn to dance like a pro at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-06-24 2018-06-24 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da6d8d4880.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:14:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: June 25, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-25 2018-06-25 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: June 25, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-25 2018-06-25 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 25, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-25 2018-06-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 25, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-25 2018-06-25 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 25, 2018

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free; registration not required. No groups, please.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-25 2018-06-25 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: June 25, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-25 2018-06-25 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/communication-and-soacialization http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/communication-and-soacialization Date: June 26, 2018

An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.

Staff and family members of individuals with intellectual disabilities are welcome, as well as college students interested in a career in the field

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-26 2018-06-26 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 26, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-26 2018-06-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/bryant-park-knitting-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/bryant-park-knitting-class Date: June 26, 2018

Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts.

Call (212) 787-5896 to register, or take a chance and drop by.

Yarn and needles are provided. Classes are weather permitting.

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-26 2018-06-26 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4eb1dd2b2c.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy Workshop: Learn about the NYC Parks Capital Process]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/partnerships-academy-workshop-learn-about-the-nyc-parks-capital-process http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/partnerships-academy-workshop-learn-about-the-nyc-parks-capital-process Date: June 26, 2018

Partnerships Academy Workshops
Partnerships for Parks (PfP) invites you to join us at one of our many free and open to the public workshops offered year-round! They are a great way to meet, network, and learn the skills needed to get involved with, build, or sustain your park group.

Upcoming Workshop: How Are Parks Built? The NYC Parks Capital Process

Have you ever wondered how local parks are renovated and redesigned? How an outdated park can be transformed with fresh ideas and infrastructure?

Large scale improvements to parks, playgrounds, and greenways are happening all across New York City as part of the NYC Parks capital process; in fact, from sports field renovation to boardwalk resiliency, there are over 600 capital projects underway at this very moment.

Come to this workshop to learn:

  • The basics of how NYC Parks funds, designs, and constructs the parks we love and enjoy
  • What qualifies as a capital project, the steps for its completion--including needs assessment, procuring contractors, and construction--and how you can use the Capital Project Tracker to keep track of the timeline
  • And how communities can effectively gather data and ideas to participate in this process and provide input on park design

Featured speakers include:

  • Diane Jackier, Chief of Capital Strategic Initiatives, NYC Parks

Diane is the Chief of Capital Strategic Initiatives at NYC Parks. In this role, she oversees division-wide initiatives to improve the quality and efficiency of Parks’ capital process. She also supervises the staff in the quality assurance, data systems, and accessibility units in the Capital Division. Diane has a Master of City Planning, a Master of Science in Historic Preservation, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Krystyna Soljan, Community Visioning & Planning Manager, Partnerships for Parks

Krystyna Soljan is a community economic development professional and macro social worker dedicated to the holistic revitalization of disinvested urban neighborhoods. She currently serves as the Community Visioning & Planning Manager at Partnerships for Parks, where she helps community partners gather the data they need to support their advocacy campaigns for capital improvements in local parks. Previously, she coached and trained community groups in various settings, providing support to worker-owned cooperative businesses across NYC as well as neighborhood associations in Newark, NJ. Her favorite green spaces in NYC are the streets of Ditmas Park lined with London Planes.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-26 2018-06-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76760101318400000, -73.97129821777300000 Tue, 22 May 2018 12:14:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crab Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/0626-horseshoe-crab-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/0626-horseshoe-crab-monitoring Date: June 26, 2018

Join the Stewardship Team for an evening of horseshoe crab monitoring!

Since 2013, NYC Parks has been monitoring horseshoe crab spawning activity. as part of NYC Parks' ongoing effort to monitor their activity.

This exciting work contributes to a long-term research study that is helping us to better understand and protect the horseshoe crabs that live in our urban waters.

Please note: registration is required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: South end of the Calvert Vaux Parking Lot (in Calvert Vaux Park)

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2018-06-26 2018-06-26 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58500614320000000, -73.99128162860900000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 11:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[American Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/american-sign-language Date: June 27, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. You'll also learn how to use those signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.

This program consists of 17 lessons that are repeated. Open to all adults.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-27 2018-06-27 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 27, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-27 2018-06-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 27, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-27 2018-06-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 27, 2018

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the Park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, one of the most magical places in the Park.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and uneven trails.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10) To purchase tickets, please click here
Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-27 2018-06-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820ad44a031.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/farm-open-hours Date: June 27, 2018

Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, our farm demonstrates the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-27 2018-06-27 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[America's Boating Course]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/americas-boating-course1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/americas-boating-course1 Date: June 27, 2018

America's Boating Course is a complete Boating Safety Certificate program covering the basics of recreational boating. The course is designed for boaters using all types of watercraft. This NASBLA approved boating safety course has 4 chapters to include: information about boats and personal wartercraft; how to make your boat safer and more comfortable; boating laws and regulatuions you must follow (Rules of the Road). You will also receive personal interaction with certified United States Power Squadron instructors (feel free to ask questions); a full color 244 page boating safety course manual; a boating instruction CD; a digital charting DVD, and instruction on NYS required questions.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-565-7952

Location: World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-06-27 2018-06-27 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.73580169677734400, -73.83845520019531000 Tue, 08 May 2018 21:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/summer-in-the-square Date: June 28, 2018

Come out every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities + shows, live music + dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park.

  • KIDS: We've got interactive children's activities + performances from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends for some summer fun for the whole gang on the park's South Plaza!
  • FITNESS: With heart-pumping workouts in the mornings and evenings led by Union Square's hottest studios + instructors, there's something for every fitness level on the park's South + North Plazas.
  • LIVE PERFORMANCES: With jazz music + dueling performances from lunchtime to early evening, check out all that Union Square has to offer on the park's South Plaza and in the West Side seating area.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park),South Plaza (in Union Square Park),West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 7:00 am 8:30 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000; 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000; 40.73669815063476600, -73.99046325683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa0040d6e4d3.gif Mon, 07 May 2018 08:43:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 Date: June 28, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 Date: June 28, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 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 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 28, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet Your Compost Microbes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/meet-your-compost-microbes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/meet-your-compost-microbes Date: June 28, 2018

Learn how to create samples and identify active biology living in your compost or soil by using morphology as a guide. We will be using a compound trinocular microscope using three levels of magnifications: 40, 100, and 400.

Please note: Registration is required at compostmicrobes.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-28 2018-06-28 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b082f4126ac9.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 11:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: June 28, 2018

Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for adults of all ages and abilities, with a special focus on seniors. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96d6410bb6.JPG Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Evenings in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/summer-evenings-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/summer-evenings-in-the-garden Date: June 28, 2018

Enjoy a glass of wine in our “secret” 19th century garden in bloom on this guided tour.

Light Refreshments. Rain or Shine.

Start time: 6:30 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 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:13:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/summer-on-the-hudson-everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/summer-on-the-hudson-everybody-tango Date: June 28, 2018

Enjoy introductory Argentine Tango lessons, music, and dancing in the open air. Lessons are held at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. with social dance time between lessons.

Live music and dancers will be featured on June 7 and July 26.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da8a928660.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with Watercolor Painting by the River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-with-watercolor-painting-by-the-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-with-watercolor-painting-by-the-river Date: June 28, 2018

Join us for a free watercolor painting series along the river. Ashton Agbomenou will teach free adult watercolor classes demonstrating how to use line, shape, and color to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the 2 hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome.

About the Artist: Ashton 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.

The classes are for 18 years old and older.

Classes on May 24, June 28, and July 12, 2018. Sign up for one or all three!

Please note: This event is free but space is limited; please RSVP to https://watercoloratbushwickinlet.eventbrite.com

In case of rain the class moves indoors.

In partnership with the Art Students League of New York.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Lawn behind the soccer field (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72280120849600000, -73.96199798584000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c871363ccb.jpg Tue, 29 May 2018 09:44:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crab Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/0628-horseshoe-crab-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/0628-horseshoe-crab-monitoring Date: June 28, 2018

Join the Stewardship Team for an evening of horseshoe crab monitoring! Since 2013, NYC Parks has been monitoring horseshoe crab spawning activity. We'll be walking the beach to count the number of crabs present and tagging them to keep track of how many we've already seen as part of NYC Parks' ongoing effort to monitor their activity. This exciting work contributes to a long-term research study that is helping us to better understand and protect the horseshoe crabs that live in our urban waters.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.58464431762695000, -73.99511718750000000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 29, 2018

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free; registration not required. No groups, please.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-29 2018-06-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 29, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-29 2018-06-29 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 29, 2018

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-29 2018-06-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Park Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/van-cortlandt-park-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/van-cortlandt-park-forest-restoration Date: June 30, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect natural areas in Van Cortlandt Park!

Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help protect forested areas in Van Cortlandt Park and create a healthier ecosystem.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle to this event.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Van Cortlandt Park East and Oneida Avenue (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89937730497000000, -73.87302875518800000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-gardens Date: June 30, 2018

Join us on a kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. Discover the difference between the various flowers and landscapes that make up the Park’s only formal garden. Learn about its history, design, and what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful garden through hands-on exploration and guided activities in your complementary Discovery Journal.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9db25c3c7a1.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 30, 2018

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: June 30, 2018

Staff Pick! Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/farmers-market Date: June 30, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

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 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af3137e9f5b8.jpg Fri, 25 May 2018 14:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 30, 2018

Take a self-guided tour through the Urban Farm to see the variety of fruits and vegetables that we are growing this season. Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7a4cb1dbd.JPG Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT