NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:48:17 GMT <![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 12, 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. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.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 2018-07-12 2018-07-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 Date: July 12, 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 2018-07-12 2018-07-12 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-everybody-tango Date: July 12, 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 2018-07-12 2018-07-12 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/2018/07/12/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-with-watercolor-painting-by-the-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-with-watercolor-painting-by-the-river Date: July 12, 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 two-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.

Please note: This event is free but space is limited; please RSVP to https://watercoloratbushwickinlet.eventbrite.com. Classes on May 24, June 28, and July 12, 2018. Sign up for one or all three!

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:

Location: Bushwick Inlet Park House (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2018-07-12 2018-07-12 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72172493331700000, -73.96043425798400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c871363ccb.jpg Tue, 29 May 2018 15:14:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: July 12, 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 2018-07-12 2018-07-12 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[Barefoot Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/barefoot-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/barefoot-dancing Date: July 12, 2018

Barefoot Dancing brings authentic forms of ethnic dance and music to the public. While demonstrating and teaching the art forms, the artists explain the historical and cultural roots of each style of dance.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Lawn east of Memorial Grove (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-07-12 2018-07-12 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.89110682274000000, -73.89625668525700000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife Presentation: Creatures of the Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/nocturnal-wildlife-presentation-creatures-of-the-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/nocturnal-wildlife-presentation-creatures-of-the-night Date: July 12, 2018

Experts from Volunteers for Wildlife share the mysterious lives of nocturnal wildlife. Get up close with some of VFW’s “Animal Ambassadors”—perhaps an owl, opossum and nocturnal snake—while uncovering unique adaptations and behaviors that allow them to survive, even thrive. Ages eight and up welcome with an adult. Serene Thursday event.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-07-12 2018-07-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d7129e374e.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 13, 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. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.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 2018-07-13 2018-07-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/13/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/13/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 13, 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 2018-07-13 2018-07-13 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Birding Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-birding-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-birding-walks Date: July 13, 2018

Explore Riverside Park on a family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds we'll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River!

No registration necessary.

In partnership with New York City Audubon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 120th Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2018-07-13 2018-07-13 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81145694649100000, -73.96427392959600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dab2cf41e4.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:44:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Hammond Cove Wetland Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/hammond-cove-wetland-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/hammond-cove-wetland-cleanup Date: July 14, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team at Hammond Cove Park!

Volunteers will be removing debris from the Hammond Cove coast in order to help create a cleaner, healthier ecosystem. Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and close-toed shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles.

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: Glennon Place and Pennyfield Avenue

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2018-07-14 2018-07-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81351416657000000, -73.80686679695900000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bayside Green Neighborhood: Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/bayside-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/bayside-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration Date: July 14, 2018

Join NYC Parks Stewardship's monthly Green Neighborhood event in Bayside, Queens! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help protect the forest 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: Northern Boulevard and 234th Street (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-07-14 2018-07-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76398681714200000, -73.74683022499500000 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:29:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour Date: July 14, 2018

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950’s and was decommissioned in the 1980’s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin.

Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.

Please register on Eventbrite.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 656-2984

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-07-14 2018-07-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab295aa8488a.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Totten]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/historic-new-york-fort-totten http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/historic-new-york-fort-totten Date: July 14, 2018

A pristine stretch surrounding a preserved Civil War fortress, Fort Totten Park provides not only recreation and relaxation but a fascinating glimpse into New York’s past. Explore the historic Fort Totten with our Urban Park Rangers.

Please note: Registration is required for this program. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, July 4.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2018-07-14 2018-07-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b291d37023fe.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:14:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Felting the Earth’s Atmosphere]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/family-art-project-felting-the-earths-atmosphere http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/family-art-project-felting-the-earths-atmosphere Date: July 14, 2018

Wave Hill 2017 Winter Workspace artist Crystal Gregory returns to take us through the simple steps of wet felting. Pull from bright colors of wool roving, as well as your own outdoor sketches, to make an atmospheric scene in an expansive landscape—perhaps a vibrant sunrise or sunset!

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-07-14 2018-07-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d71ae8e10e.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Samba Workshop wth Quenia Ribeiro]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/arts-culture-fun-samba-workshop-wth-quenia-ribeiro http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/arts-culture-fun-samba-workshop-wth-quenia-ribeiro Date: July 14, 2018

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 sambaafrobrazilian.eventbrite.com.

The event is in St. Mary's Park. Enter at 146th street and proceed up the hill. The event is on the black top.

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: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-07-14 2018-07-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4f0a7ad703.jpg Fri, 11 May 2018 09:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 14, 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. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.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 2018-07-14 2018-07-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/farmers-market Date: July 14, 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 2018-07-14 2018-07-14 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/2018/07/14/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: July 14, 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 2018-07-14 2018-07-14 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[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Kite Making 101 with Juan Hinojosa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/saturday-sculpture-workshop-kite-making-101-with-juan-hinojosa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/saturday-sculpture-workshop-kite-making-101-with-juan-hinojosa Date: July 14, 2018

In 2018, we are surrounded by computer games, smartphones, and apps, so why not take a moment to go old school? Learn how to build and fly your own kite made out of recycled materials sourced locally in Queens! Participants are invited to add positive messages to their kites, sharing them with the world as they fly through the sky.

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 2018-07-14 2018-07-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 14, 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 2018-07-14 2018-07-14 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/summer-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/summer-on-the-hudson Date: July 14, 2018

Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor! After your visit to the Baylander, be sure to enjoy arts, crafts, and neighborhood fun at the Playdate.

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 2018-07-14 2018-07-14 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dad4b5268a.jpg Thu, 03 May 2018 14:59:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/arts-culture-fun-presents-taikoza-drummers-concert-at-jackie-highbridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/arts-culture-fun-presents-taikoza-drummers-concert-at-jackie-highbridge-park Date: July 14, 2018

Join NYC Parks for a special concert featuring the group Taikoza. They have created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means "big drums" - and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings: big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-07-14 2018-07-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a99bf60c1534.jpg Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:14:34 EDT
<![CDATA[St. George Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/st-george-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/st-george-street-tree-care Date: July 15, 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: Space is limited and registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Wall Street and Richmond Terrace

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2018-07-15 2018-07-15 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.64456095042800000, -74.07677652894400000 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:29:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Permaculture Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/introduction-to-permaculture-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/introduction-to-permaculture-design Date: July 15, 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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2018-07-15 2018-07-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.82954650000000000, -73.90459820000000000 Thu, 31 May 2018 13:59:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Felting the Earth’s Atmosphere]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/family-art-project-felting-the-earths-atmosphere http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/family-art-project-felting-the-earths-atmosphere Date: July 15, 2018

Wave Hill 2017 Winter Workspace artist Crystal Gregory returns to take us through the simple steps of wet felting. Pull from bright colors of wool roving, as well as your own outdoor sketches, to make an atmospheric scene in an expansive landscape—perhaps a vibrant sunrise or sunset!

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 2018-07-15 2018-07-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d727f9c2cd.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 15, 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. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.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 2018-07-15 2018-07-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: July 15, 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 2018-07-15 2018-07-15 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[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 15, 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 2018-07-15 2018-07-15 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: July 16, 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 2018-07-16 2018-07-16 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/2018/07/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: July 16, 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 2018-07-16 2018-07-16 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/2018/07/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 16, 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. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.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 2018-07-16 2018-07-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/16/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/16/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 16, 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 2018-07-16 2018-07-16 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: July 16, 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 2018-07-16 2018-07-16 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/2018/07/17/communication-and-soacialization http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/17/communication-and-soacialization Date: July 17, 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 2018-07-17 2018-07-17 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/2018/07/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 17, 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. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.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 2018-07-17 2018-07-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/17/bryant-park-knitting-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/17/bryant-park-knitting-class Date: July 17, 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 2018-07-17 2018-07-17 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[CANCELLED: American Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/18/american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/18/american-sign-language Date: July 18, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2018-07-18 2018-07-18 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Deeper Diving Guided Tour of Van Cortlandt House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/18/deeper-diving-guided-tour-of-van-cortlandt-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/18/deeper-diving-guided-tour-of-van-cortlandt-house-museum Date: July 18, 2018

This summer enjoy a deeper dive into the rich history of Van Cortlandt House, it's residents, and the notable people who have come through it's doors.

Join our Museum’s professional staff as they bring to life collections objects once owned by the family and how the plantation was used and by whom during the Revolutionary War. The tours will also have plenty of opportunity for Q & A. We may even venture outside the grounds of the museum to view other aspects of the plantation that have survived over time.

We will serve light refreshments after the hour.

Please keep in mind that Van Corltandt House is not air conditioned not is not wheelchair-accessible. For more questions, please contact the museum at (718) 543-3344.

Please note: Space is limited, reservations are not required but are suggested. To make a reservation, please email info@vchm.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-07-18 2018-07-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b103091da8d6.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/18/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/18/farm-open-hours Date: July 18, 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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2018-07-18 2018-07-18 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[Summer in the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/summer-in-the-square Date: July 19, 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 2018-07-19 2018-07-19 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/2018/07/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 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. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.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 2018-07-19 2018-07-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 Date: July 19, 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 2018-07-19 2018-07-19 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Soil Science: Facts & Field Tests]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/soil-science-facts-field-tests http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/soil-science-facts-field-tests Date: July 19, 2018

Aggregates, soil texture, the rhizosphere – what on Earth are we talking about? Facts & Field Tests provides a foundation for your soil explorations. Learn how soil scientists describe soils and what qualities are necessary for healthy plants and ecosystems through easy-to-replicate field tests.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 17188863800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-19 2018-07-19 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: July 19, 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 2018-07-19 2018-07-19 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[Barefoot Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/barefoot-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/barefoot-dancing Date: July 19, 2018

Barefoot Dancing brings authentic forms of ethnic dance and music to the public. While demonstrating and teaching the art forms, the artists explain the historical and cultural roots of each style of dance.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Lawn east of Memorial Grove (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-07-19 2018-07-19 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.89110682274000000, -73.89625668525700000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/summer-on-the-hudson-everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/summer-on-the-hudson-everybody-tango Date: July 19, 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 2018-07-19 2018-07-19 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[A 'Spirited' Summer Saunter with Boroughs of the Dead]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/a-spirited-summer-saunter-with-boroughs-of-the-dead http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/a-spirited-summer-saunter-with-boroughs-of-the-dead Date: July 19, 2018

Join us for an enchanting summer evening in our “secret” 19th century garden, followed by a Greenwich Village ghost tour.

Arrive at 7:00 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.

This walking tour lasts approximately 75 minutes, and covers 1.2 miles. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Upcoming Tours: August 16, September 20

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-109

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-19 2018-07-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 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. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.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 2018-07-20 2018-07-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/20/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/20/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 20, 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 2018-07-20 2018-07-20 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/20/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/20/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-concert Date: July 20, 2018

Join NYC Parks for a special concert featuring the group Taikoza. They have created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means "big drums" - and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings: big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2018-07-20 2018-07-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.82419967651367000, -73.94249725341797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a99bf60c1534.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Edenwald Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/edenwald-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/edenwald-street-tree-care Date: July 21, 2018

Join NYC Parks Stewardship's monthly Green Neighborhood event in Edenwald, Bronx! 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.

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: Baychester Avenue and Schieffelin Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)

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X046 Seton Falls Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88630336230300000, -73.84130382537800000 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:29:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bartow's Literary Elevenses Book Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/bartows-literary-elevenses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/bartows-literary-elevenses Date: July 21, 2018

Join Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar as they lead a historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure.

Contact Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum for the current book being explored. Tea and light refreshments will be served; please bring a sweet or savory snack for the group to enjoy! Come be a part of the fun.

Registration is requested.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7dca2bd66e3.jpg Fri, 25 May 2018 14:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods Date: July 21, 2018

Take a hike through the North Woods 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.

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
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 and to pick up Discovery Kits.

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: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b29d5675251b.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Spray a Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/family-art-project-spray-a-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/family-art-project-spray-a-garden Date: July 21, 2018

Add the colors of summer to a garden painting made without brushes, inspired by all the flowering plants in the garden. Work with mists of watercolor, combining them with color-soaked paper flowers to create your own blooming vision.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d73ff11b6c.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Survival Series: Navigation and Signaling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/survival-series-navigation-and-signaling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/survival-series-navigation-and-signaling Date: July 21, 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 extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a survival program is perfect for you.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:44:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month Club: Northern Harrier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/animal-of-the-month-club-northern-harrier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/animal-of-the-month-club-northern-harrier Date: July 21, 2018

The Northern Harrier, formerly known as the marsh hawk, hunts primarily on the wing and may cover up to 100 miles per day. Its prey, consisting of mostly rodents and small birds, is detected using extremely keen hearing. This raptor is considered one of the most agile and acrobatic in North America.

In fall through spring, look for harriers in wide-open grasslands, marshes, or fields.

Join the Rangers in Brookfield Park as we look for this distinctive raptor. To enhance your experinece bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrwow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)

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R172 Brookfield Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.56166747849400000, -74.15999635582000000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:44:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 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. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.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 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Solar Energy Family Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/solar-energy-family-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/solar-energy-family-workshop Date: July 21, 2018

Solar Energy is part of our regular educational programs, presented by Con Edison, that traces the history of power from colonial times to present. The advent of electricity in the late 19th century has paved the way for the age of technology. Students are introduced to various aspects in the scientific field including: The Industrial Revolution, Hydro Power, Solar Power, Wind Power, Electric Energy, and Satellite/GPS Systems.

Solar Energy Family Workshop
Queens Historical Society will be offering a workshop for children to assemble a Solar Rover Kit. This activity teaches children how to harness the light of the sun to power everyday object. They will transform a recycled soda can into a solar rover.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5accf0e60cc8c.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/farmers-market Date: July 21, 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 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 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/2018/07/21/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: July 21, 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 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 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[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Body in Between – Body Casting with Liene Bosquê]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/saturday-sculpture-workshop-body-in-between-body-casting-with-liene-bosqu http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/saturday-sculpture-workshop-body-in-between-body-casting-with-liene-bosqu Date: July 21, 2018

Participants will investigate the process of creating a three-dimensional copy of a living human body. Participants will use their own or a parent / friend’s body parts as a model to make casts with plaster bandage. This method of life-casting allows creation of exact portraits and body reproduction, through the use of mold-making techniques.

Please note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact Socrates Sculpture Park 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 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 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: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/farm-compost-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/farm-compost-tour Date: July 21, 2018

Discover what’s behind the scenes at QBG Farm & Compost. In this one hour tour you will get a crash course on how we produce nutrient-rich compost from food scraps and horticultural waste. We will introduce the fundamentals of ecological farming. This tour is recommended for first-time visitors to QBG Farm & Compost.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 17188863800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-21 2018-07-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ee1cf76360.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Natures Workshop: Gardening 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/natures-workshop-gardening-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/natures-workshop-gardening-101 Date: July 21, 2018

Nature's Workshop is a series of programs that explore its topic in depth and allow you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.

Join the Ranger's for an afternoon of gardening. Discover gardening made easy. Whether you are a new gardener or an experienced one, we can help you learn new things and grow your garden.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/living-with-urban-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/living-with-urban-wildlife Date: July 21, 2018

The kinds of wildlife that thrives in suburban environments are among the most adaptable and interesting animals. Inevitably there are occasions when wild animals can be as intrusive as we must seem to them. The Urban Park Rangers can help you learn how to co-exist with wildlife when conflicts arise.

Join the Rangers to learn about our interesting neighbors, such as birds, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, snakes, and many more.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:44:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods1 Date: July 21, 2018

Take a hike through the North Woods 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.

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
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 and to pick up Discovery Kits.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b29d5675251b.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Kids: Nature in Disguise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/fort-tryon-kids-nature-in-disguise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/fort-tryon-kids-nature-in-disguise Date: July 21, 2018

Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust and experts from the Alley Pond Environmental Center for this FREE nature program! Together we will learn about nature in disguise. From everyday objects to invisible animals we will find all the ways that nature hides in plain sight in NYC. Come join us as we meet and touch live animals, and learn about what makes them unique. Be prepared to go on an adventure, hunting for nature tidbits along the paths of Fort Tryon Park!

  • Ages 6 and up. Maximum 30 participants.
  • Please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register. Crafts are included for the first 30 children with confirmed registration.
  • Bug spray, sunscreen, and close-toed shoes are recommended.

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 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85889760259200000, -73.93417525196500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1ff360b7d68.JPG Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Orchard Beach Lagoon Birding Excursion (Intermediate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/orchard-beach-lagoon-birding-excursion-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/orchard-beach-lagoon-birding-excursion-intermediate Date: July 22, 2018

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Explore the Orchard Beach Lagoon, including Bartow Creek as we look for birds that live in this estaurine habitat of the Long Island Sound.

Prior canoe experience is preferred; for ages 8 years and older only.

Please note: Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit the Urban Park Rangers Event Registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday, July 11.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b292632393f8.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Permaculture Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/introduction-to-permaculture-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/introduction-to-permaculture-design Date: July 22, 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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2018-07-22 2018-07-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.82954650000000000, -73.90459820000000000 Thu, 31 May 2018 13:59:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Spray a Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/family-art-project-spray-a-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/family-art-project-spray-a-garden Date: July 22, 2018

Add the colors of summer to a garden painting, inspired by all the flowering plants in the garden. Work with mists of watercolor, combining them with color-soaked paper flowers to create your own blooming vision.

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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d7567b8390.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[E-Waste Recycling Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/ewaste-recycling-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/ewaste-recycling-event Date: July 22, 2018

Responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 17188863800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Parking Garden

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2018-07-22 2018-07-22 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75189971923800000, -73.83029937744100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ee4536c5bb.png Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 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. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/rangers-choice-archery Date: July 22, 2018

NYC Park's bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

This program is a beginner's introduction to the sport of archery. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Please note: Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit the Urban Park Rangers' Event Registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday, July 11.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2928364d8a9.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: July 22, 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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 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[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Art-Making Workshop with Cecile Chong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/free-artmaking-workshop-with-cecile-chong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/free-artmaking-workshop-with-cecile-chong Date: July 22, 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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 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[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: July 23, 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 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 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/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: July 23, 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 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 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/2018/07/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 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. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.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 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 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 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: July 23, 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 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 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/2018/07/24/communication-and-soacialization http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/communication-and-soacialization Date: July 24, 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 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 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/2018/07/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 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. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.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 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/bryant-park-knitting-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/bryant-park-knitting-class Date: July 24, 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 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 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[Bronx Park Connections]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/bronx-park-connections http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/bronx-park-connections Date: July 24, 2018

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

You will learn about ways to spruce up your neighborhood park, get funding, work with NYC Parks staff in your borough, and more. Enjoy a free dinner as you mingle and get plugged into the larger network of park volunteers & staff in your borough.

Topics Include:

  • Navigating NYC Parks and the many resources available to you
  • Updates on how to apply for special event and field permits
  • How to speak “Parkie”, a guide to the common idioms and acronyms to know as a park volunteer
  • Guidance and inspiration from other active community leaders in the Bronx

Featured Speakers: TBA

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College

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2018-07-24 2018-07-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.81740590000000000, -73.92719080000000000 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[American Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/american-sign-language Date: July 25, 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 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Deeper Diving Guided Tour of Van Cortlandt House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/deeper-diving-guided-tour-of-van-cortlandt-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/deeper-diving-guided-tour-of-van-cortlandt-house-museum Date: July 25, 2018

This summer enjoy a deeper dive into the rich history of Van Cortlandt House, it's residents, and the notable people who have come through it's doors.

Join our Museum’s professional staff as they bring to life collections objects once owned by the family and how the plantation was used and by whom during the Revolutionary War. The tours will also have plenty of opportunity for Q & A. We may even venture outside the grounds of the museum to view other aspects of the plantation that have survived over time.

We will serve light refreshments after the hour.

Please keep in mind that Van Corltandt House is not air conditioned not is not wheelchair-accessible. For more questions, please contact the museum at (718) 543-3344.

Please note: Space is limited, reservations are not required but are suggested. To make a reservation, please email info@vchm.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b103091da8d6.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/farm-open-hours Date: July 25, 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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2018-07-25 2018-07-25 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[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night: Salsa with Piel Canela Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-salsa-with-piel-canela-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-salsa-with-piel-canela-dance Date: July 25, 2018

Dance to the sounds of DJ Cocotaso as he spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more! Featuring lessons and performances by the Piel Canela Dance School. Open dance for all!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 390-8023

Location: South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58959197998047000, -74.06551361083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afc5b9089c8d.jpg Mon, 04 Jun 2018 09:58:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Athens in Manhattan: The Role of Greek Revival Architecture in Early New York City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/athens-in-manhattan-the-role-of-greek-revival-architecture-in-early-new-york-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/athens-in-manhattan-the-role-of-greek-revival-architecture-in-early-new-york-city Date: July 25, 2018

America turns 242 this year, and even if we start counting from the arrival of the Dutch in 1642, New York City is less than 400 years old — a baby by global standards!

As a burgeoning metropolis in a young republic, 19th-century New York sought to strengthen its position in the world by connecting itself to history—especially Ancient Greece, regarded as the birthplace of democracy. From these efforts, the Greek Revival style of architecture was born, linking New York to the glorious “Golden Age” of Athens in the 5th century BCE.

Join us for a walking tour focused on Greek Revival architecture in the neighborhood of the 1832 Merchant’s House Museum, itself an example of this powerfully symbolic style. Along the way, we’ll learn about the specific features of Greek Revival and compare the realities of Ancient Greek civilization with the ideal presented in 19th-century America. Enjoy Greek nibbles in the garden.

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Walking tour #1
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Reception in the garden of the Merchant’s House Museum
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Walking tour #2

Co-sponsored by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

Please note: Reservations required. Open in late June.

Start time: 6:00 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 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/summer-in-the-square Date: July 26, 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 2018-07-26 2018-07-26 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/2018/07/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 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. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.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 2018-07-26 2018-07-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 Date: July 26, 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 2018-07-26 2018-07-26 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Cocktail & Craft: Henna and Hops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/evening-cocktail-craft-henna-and-hops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/evening-cocktail-craft-henna-and-hops Date: July 26, 2018

Join Henna Darling to explore the botanical and cultural importance of henna. Participants will see the henna plant, learn to prepare henna paste, and try their hand at practicing this unique art form. Sip on botanical brews from the borough of Queens while you create your own designs.

Adults 21+ only.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-26 2018-07-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ee55460886.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: July 26, 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 2018-07-26 2018-07-26 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[Barefoot Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/barefoot-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/barefoot-dancing Date: July 26, 2018

Barefoot Dancing brings authentic forms of ethnic dance and music to the public. While demonstrating and teaching the art forms, the artists explain the historical and cultural roots of each style of dance.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Lawn east of Memorial Grove (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-07-26 2018-07-26 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.89110682274000000, -73.89625668525700000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/summer-on-the-hudson-everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/summer-on-the-hudson-everybody-tango Date: July 26, 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 2018-07-26 2018-07-26 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[Marvelous Moths Walk and Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/marvelous-moths-walk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/marvelous-moths-walk-and-talk Date: July 26, 2018

Often overshadowed by their more flamboyant butterfly relatives, moths have their own subtle beauty. In recognition of National Moth Week, join environmental educator and moth enthusiast Pam Golben for a special, twilight, mothing adventure. After a short presentation indoors, head outside to search for these demure creatures in the garden and at an illuminated moth observation station.

No mothing experience required! Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-07-26 2018-07-26 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d7683b85a1.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 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. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.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 2018-07-27 2018-07-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT