NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2021 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 27 Feb 2021 10:10:03 GMT <![CDATA[THE REWIND: A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY VANESSA REED]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/03/04/the-rewind-a-celebration-of-womens-history-month-with-an-introduction-by-vanessa-reed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/03/04/the-rewind-a-celebration-of-womens-history-month-with-an-introduction-by-vanessa-reed Date: March 4, 2021

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In recognition of Women’s History Month, we take a look back at some exciting performances from our first-ever all-virtual season. Joining us to introduce the program is Vanessa Reed, President and CEO of New Music USA who initiated the international Keychange campaign in response to the gender gap in music.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Only

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2021-03-04 2021-03-04 7:00 pm 7:45 pm 40.75832630000000000, -73.99351680000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/603573997195a.jpg Tue, 23 Feb 2021 16:44:57 EST
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: Women in Conservation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/03/07/womens-history-month-women-in-conservation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/03/07/womens-history-month-women-in-conservation Date: March 7, 2021

Celebrate Women's History Month with the Urban Park Rangers. Join the Rangers as we discuss the impactful effect of women in wildlife conservation, past and present.

Registration is required. To register, please visit the Urban Park Rangers registration page beginning Wednesday, February 24.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R172 Brookfield Park 2021-03-07 2021-03-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.56166747849400000, -74.15999635582000000 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 14:45:14 EST
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: Honoring Women in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/03/13/womens-history-month-honoring-women-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/03/13/womens-history-month-honoring-women-in-central-park Date: March 13, 2021

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpreting historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

Some made music, some made noise, all made a difference. We celebrate women who broke records, broke ground, and blazed trails. Join the Urban Park Rangers in exploring monuments of Central Park influenced by and dedicated to the contributions of historic women. Along this tour, we’ll learn about the newest monument of Central Park, a historic statue honoring the work of famed suffragists Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Participants chosen by lottery. To enter the lottery, please visit the Urban Park Rangers registration page on Wednesday , March 3rd.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2021-03-13 2021-03-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/60355943be71c.jpg Tue, 23 Feb 2021 14:45:14 EST
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: Gravesend Cemetery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/03/14/womens-history-month-gravesend-cemetery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/03/14/womens-history-month-gravesend-cemetery-tour Date: March 14, 2021

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

Dating back to 1643, Gravesend Cemetery is the final resting place of many prominent early residents of old Brooklyn. Join the Urban Park Rangers on this historic tour of Gravesend Cemetery and learn about Lady Deborah Moody and her connections to Gravesend.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter into the lottery, please visit the Urban Park Rangers registration page beginning Wednesday, March 3.

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

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

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

Participants may be designated an alternate estimated program start time due to capacity.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Gravesend Cemetery

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2021-03-14 2021-03-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.59519958496100000, -73.97350311279300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/60355b4d87d2d.jpeg Tue, 23 Feb 2021 15:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[VP RECORDS FOUNDER MS. PAT IN CONVERSATION WITH CATALINA MARIA JOHNSON AND 40TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW REEL]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/03/18/rising-tides-the-international-womens-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/03/18/rising-tides-the-international-womens-day-celebration Date: March 18, 2021

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Ms. Pat (Patricia Chin), founder of VP Records, will be in conversation with Catalina Maria Johnson in celebration of Miss Pat’s anticipated book release – “Miss Pat – My Reggae Music Journey.” A video recap with excerpts from VP Records 40th anniversary concert at SummerStage in Central Park, featuring Elephant Man, Junior Reid, Estelle, and Raging Fyah.

It’s been 40 years since Vincent and Patricia Chin set up VP Records in Jamaica, Queens; the success of that shop would prompt them to found VP Records, now one of the most important sources of reggae and dancehall music in the world. To celebrate, VP hosted a showcase at SummerStage in Central Park in 2019 with some of its illustrious alumni: Elephant Man, whose 2003 hit “Pon di River, Pon di Bank” and collaborations with Wyclef Jean and Busta Rhymes helped further blur the lines between dancehall and hip hop; Junior Reid, the former Black Uhuru vocalist whose 1989 classic “One Blood” has spawned countless remakes and interpolations; Estelle, the genre-bending, Grammy-winning English singer best known for her Kanye West collaboration “American Boy” and now has her own album, Lover’s Rock, with VP; and Grammy-nominated Raging Fyah, a five-piece band from Kingston, Jamaica that makes music bound to the roots rock reggae tradition.

ABOUT

Patricia “Miss Pat” Chin is the dynamic force behind VP Records, the world’s largest reggae music label, a person of unmatched energy and enthusiasm. She is the mother of four, grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of three. At a time when the world is celebrating women, the story of Miss Pat – who is Chinese-Jamaican and Indian – is inspiring to women the world over, to music buffs, culture seekers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders.

In addition to self-publishing her autobiography, she supervised the development of a companion audio product, planned for release in spring 2021. During the last few years, she’s focused her passions on “giving back,” collaborating with illustrator, Michael Thompson (deceased), in the creation of the pop-up exhibit titled “A Reggae Music Journey,” on the history of reggae, in cooperation with VP Records.

Catalina Maria Johnson, Ph.D. is a Chicago-based journalist. She hosts and produces her own radio show, Beat Latino, which airs in Chicago on Vocalo (Chicago Public Media). Catalina is also a regular contributor to NPR, Bandcamp, Downbeat and other outlets and a member of the editorial board of Revista Contratiempo.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Only

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2021-03-18 2021-03-18 7:00 pm 7:45 pm 40.75832630000000000, -73.99351680000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/6035754f1fae9.jpg Tue, 23 Feb 2021 16:44:57 EST