NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:15:39 GMT <![CDATA[Open House at St. James Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/23/open-house-at-st-james-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/23/open-house-at-st-james-recreation-center Date: February 23, 2016

Meet the managers, inquire about recreation center memberships, participate in fitness classes with Parks and Shape Up NYC, visit our Computer Resource Center, participate in recreational sports programs, and enjoy open use of our fitness cener.

All visitors must have a valid NYS or NYC ID and complete a waiver for each day of participation in sports and fitness programs.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-02-23 2016-02-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House Week at St. James Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/24/open-house-week-at-st-james-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/24/open-house-week-at-st-james-recreation-center Date: February 24, 2016

Meet the managers, inquire about recreation center memberships, participate in fitness classes with Parks and Shape Up NYC, visit our Computer Resource Center, participate in recreational sports programs, and enjoy open use of our fitness cener.

All visitors must have a valid NYS or NYC ID and complete a waiver for each day of participation in sports and fitness programs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-02-24 2016-02-24 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House at St. James Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/24/open-house-at-st-james-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/24/open-house-at-st-james-recreation-center Date: February 24, 2016

Meet the managers, inquire about recreation center memberships, participate in fitness classes with Parks and Shape Up NYC, visit our Computer Resource Center, participate in recreational sports programs, and enjoy open use of our fitness cener.

All visitors must have a valid NYS or NYC ID and complete a waiver for each day of participation in sports and fitness programs.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-02-24 2016-02-24 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House Week at St. James Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/open-house-week-at-st-james-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/open-house-week-at-st-james-recreation-center Date: February 25, 2016

Meet the managers, inquire about recreation center memberships, participate in fitness classes with Parks and Shape Up NYC, visit our Computer Resource Center, participate in recreational sports programs, and enjoy open use of our fitness cener.

All visitors must have a valid NYS or NYC ID and complete a waiver for each day of participation in sports and fitness programs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-02-25 2016-02-25 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House at St. James Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/open-house-at-st-james-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/open-house-at-st-james-recreation-center Date: February 25, 2016

Meet the managers, inquire about recreation center memberships, participate in fitness classes with Parks and Shape Up NYC, visit our Computer Resource Center, participate in recreational sports programs, and enjoy open use of our fitness cener.

All visitors must have a valid NYS or NYC ID and complete a waiver for each day of participation in sports and fitness programs.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-02-25 2016-02-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House Week at St. James Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/open-house-week-at-st-james-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/open-house-week-at-st-james-recreation-center Date: February 26, 2016

Meet the managers, inquire about recreation center memberships, participate in fitness classes with Parks and Shape Up NYC, visit our Computer Resource Center, participate in recreational sports programs, and enjoy open use of our fitness cener.

All visitors must have a valid NYS or NYC ID and complete a waiver for each day of participation in sports and fitness programs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-02-26 2016-02-26 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House at St. James Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/open-house-at-st-james-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/open-house-at-st-james-recreation-center Date: February 26, 2016

Meet the managers, inquire about recreation center memberships, participate in fitness classes with Parks and Shape Up NYC, visit our Computer Resource Center, participate in recreational sports programs, and enjoy open use of our fitness cener.

All visitors must have a valid NYS or NYC ID and complete a waiver for each day of participation in sports and fitness programs.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-02-26 2016-02-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[CRC Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/crc-open-house-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/crc-open-house-week Date: April 19, 2016

Visit St. James Recreation Center and enjoy our free Computer Resource Center Exploration Week.

Participants will learn how to navigate the World Wide Web; explore the physical world through Google Earth, learn how to stay safe on the internet and away from online predators. Learn how to set up, organizem and manage an email account on one of our state of the art computers.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183673657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CRC Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/crc-open-house-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/crc-open-house-week Date: April 20, 2016

Visit St. James Recreation Center and enjoy our free Computer Resource Center Exploration Week.

Participants will learn how to navigate the World Wide Web; explore the physical world through Google Earth, learn how to stay safe on the internet and away from online predators. Learn how to set up, organizem and manage an email account on one of our state of the art computers.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183673657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CRC Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/crc-open-house-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/crc-open-house-week Date: April 21, 2016

Visit St. James Recreation Center and enjoy our free Computer Resource Center Exploration Week.

Participants will learn how to navigate the World Wide Web; explore the physical world through Google Earth, learn how to stay safe on the internet and away from online predators. Learn how to set up, organizem and manage an email account on one of our state of the art computers.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183673657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CRC Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/22/crc-open-house-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/22/crc-open-house-week Date: April 22, 2016

Visit St. James Recreation Center and enjoy our free Computer Resource Center Exploration Week.

Participants will learn how to navigate the World Wide Web; explore the physical world through Google Earth, learn how to stay safe on the internet and away from online predators. Learn how to set up, organizem and manage an email account on one of our state of the art computers.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183673657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-04-22 2016-04-22 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: June 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dyeing in the Kitchen Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/dyeing-in-the-kitchen-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/dyeing-in-the-kitchen-workshop Date: June 18, 2016

Did you know your cupboards and refrigerator shelves contain a vast array of dyes that can be used to naturally color you clothes? Onion skins! Purple cabbage! Black beans! Join us and Lisa Sikorski for this workshop where we’ll cover the basics of natural dyeing processes as well as learn how to make dye baths from spices, and dry goods as well as fresh vegetables.

There is an $8 materials fee for this workshop. Please purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

Lisa Sikorski is an artist and educator who has been working with fiber for over 20 years. She started the urban homesteading project at the farmhouse, teaching workshops on natural dyes, canning, and simple medicinals. When she is not homesteading, she can be found chasing after tiny fiber superstars at the Textile Arts Center where she manages the Brooklyn Youth Education Program.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57470c6d32136.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[On Your Plate, In Your Pocket: Uses for Modern Urban Plants Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/on-your-plate-in-your-pocket-uses-for-modern-urban-plants-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/on-your-plate-in-your-pocket-uses-for-modern-urban-plants-workshop Date: June 25, 2016

Discover the myriad ways plants can be psychosomatic healers—for the body, mind and spirit. Many urban "weeds" or volunteer plants harbor superior qualities that, when harnessed effectively, can provide nutritious food, colorful dye and wonderful medicine. Explore the multifaceted functions of powerful yet common plants; make a dye for coloring fabric, create a healing tonic and enjoy these plants in petite culinary arrangements.

There is an $8 materials fee. Purchase tickets at Eventbrite.

Callen Zimmerman and Marisa Prefer practice the art of trans-disciplinary healing for bodies, communities and landscapes using alternative pedagogies rooted in western herbalism, craft traditions and deep ecology. Find out more at nonstudio.info.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57470d30ca782.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Herbal Medicine Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/herbal-medicine-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/herbal-medicine-workshop Date: July 2, 2016

In this hands-on medicine making class, we will focus on creating a home first-aid kit for summer maladies. We will address the following conditions: cuts and scrapes, burns (sun and fire), bug bites, muscle aches, bleeding and bruises, and poison ivy and poison oak rash. We will talk about safety and effectiveness of various ingredients, as well as child-friendly dosages. Extensive handouts will be provided. Materials fee: $8.

Karen M. Rose is trained in Eastern and Western Herbal Medicine and is personally dedicated to empowering individuals to make informed decisions with regards to their health and lives. As owner of Sacred Vibes Healing and the Sacred Vibes Apothecary, a Brooklyn-based, community herbal apothecary, Karen is connected to both the earth and the community in which she practices, consults and teaches herbal medicine. Learn more about Karen at karenmrose.me.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Spinning and Felting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/spinning-and-felting-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/spinning-and-felting-workshop Date: July 16, 2016

This workshop focuses on the process of cloth making from raw fleece and roving (cleaned, carded fleece) to yarn and felted fabrics.

We will be spinning—both with a drop spindle as well as with a spinning wheel. We will be felting—both needle felting and water felting. We will be creating beads, patches, paintings, and creatures. If you can imagine it, you can felt it! During the workshop there will be discussions of the methods used throughout the history of cloth-making. Take home some homespun yarn or a felted charm.

Miranda Knutson is a historical cloth-making instructor, licensed New York City tour guide, stage combat choreographer, and event coordinator, with a Medieval History Masters from London focused on the weaving laws and technology of England. And that is only what she does in her spare time. She is passionate about creating intellectually stimulating and exciting conversations between the public and sites in innovative hands-on ways.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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 2016-07-16 2016-07-16 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57470ea10827d.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Ferments Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/seasonal-ferments-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/seasonal-ferments-workshop Date: August 6, 2016

Smell, taste, discuss and make a few simple seasonal ferments. In this workshop, we’ll explore and craft two delicious types of ferments that are easily made at home without any special ingredients or equipment: a sauerkraut (and its cousins) as well as various styles of sour cream. Depending on what’s in season there may be additional ferments to explore. Materials fee: $8.

Cheryl Paswater is an Certified Fermentationist, Educator, and Health Coach who, after a near-death experience, turned to holistic medicine for help. After radical diet and lifestyle changes, she started teaching about fermentation, old world food preservation, healthy eating, sustainable food, and holistic health. Cheryl runs a popular fermentation project and CSA called Contraband Ferments. She lives in Brooklyn, NY

Start time: 1:00 pm

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 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57470f132d20f.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Plant A Fall Garden Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/plant-a-fall-garden-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/plant-a-fall-garden-workshop Date: August 20, 2016

That’s right! It’s not too late to start gardening. There are many vegetables and herbs that do well in cooler temperatures—kale, collards, spinach, lettuce, swiss chard, rosemary, and cilantro, to name a few. There are also other advantages besides having fresh produce after the summer—fewer pests to contend with, less watering required, and much less work, guaranteed. Come plan and plant with us, and take home a few transplants for your own garden.

Sheryll Durrant is an urban farmer, educator, and food justice advocate. She is currently the Garden Manager at Kelly Street Garden, and Farm Coordinator for New Roots Community Farm, managed by International Rescue Committee (IRC,) both in the Bronx. For the past seven years, her work has included developing community-based urban agricultural projects, and providing expertise and technical assistance for supportive housing gardening programs while serving as the director of the urban farm and garden program for Sustainable Flatbush in Brooklyn. She is also responsible for communications and outreach for Farming Concrete, a data collection platform that helps urban farmers and gardeners measure the impact of their work. She is a parent founder and former board president of Brooklyn Free School, and served as committee co-chair and budget delegate for Participatory Budgeting in the 45th Council District since its inception in 2011.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57470f828938a.jpg Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Breukelen Country Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/5th-annual-breukelen-country-fai http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/5th-annual-breukelen-country-fai Date: September 24, 2016

Join the Wyckoff Farmhouse museum for a day-long extravaganza of crafting, creating, and hands-on fun celebrating Breukelen’s agricultural roots!

Bring the whole family for a day-long extravaganza of local growing, hands-on homesteading, and creativity that turns the traditional harvest festival on its ear and boasts an array of games, crafts, local food, music, demonstrations, and family-friendly workshops led by Brooklyn-based partners.

Arrive by 1:30 p.m. for a Puppet Show presented by City Parks Foundation’s PuppetMobile. Children 13 and under can take a tour of the farm on a pony ride! Celebrate Brooklyn’s rich history of growing with a local pop-up farmer’s market, seed swap, plant talks, and planting activities. Get your hands in the dirt, plant some seeds, press some cider, or have your face painted. Learn about colonial and urban homesteading with demonstrations of fiber arts, wampum making, and much more!

Finish off the day with a tour of New York City’s oldest house—not to be missed! Bring the whole family for a day of outdoor playing, learning and fun, celebrating the traditions, community, and agriculture of Breukelen!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579a36be22e2d.JPG Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:29:52 EDT