Bronx-Events

Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: June 23, 2017

Check out the Poe Visitor Center for an exhibition showcasing the literary work of Edgar Allan Poe, interpreted by contemporary illustrators Nancy Doniger, Donna Miskend, Dave Kopka and Carol (Klio) Burrell.

About the Artists

  • Donna Miskend is an exhibition curator, is an illustrator, designer and writer. She frequently designs for the August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, and exhibits her artwork throughout the U.S.
  • Michael Patrick Hearn has remained one of the most respected contemporary writers about children’s literature since the publication of The Annotated Wizard of Oz right after college. His many other books include The Annotated Christmas Carol, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Victorian Fairy Tale Book; Myth, Magic and Mystery; and Tommy Ungerer Chronicler of the Absurd. He has created numerous exhibitions including the Tomi Ungerer show at The Eric Carle Museum. He has lectured all over the United States and Europe. He is often interviewed by the media and including byBBC4 and TCM. His latest book is The Annotated Edgar Allan Poe, available soon.
  • James Armstrong has had his plays performed by such theaters as The Attic Ensemble (The Four Doctors Huxley), the Abingdon Theatre Company (Foggy Bottom), Playwrights Forum (The Metric System), Sundog Theatre (Meucci's Message), and Detroit Rep (Capital). He has also adapted for the stage several 19th-century works, including A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and Moby-Dick. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and you can keep up with him at www.armstrongplays.com.
  • Dave Kopka engages in books, story boarding, comics, and pre-production work, but is fascinated with exploring a wide spectrum of illustration and being a creative force in visual narrative. Site and contact: davekopka.com, illustration@davekopka.com
  • Nancy Doniger has created many illustrations for the New York Times and appear in print and on the web for publishers and companies worldwide. Her most recent book is Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word, written by Bob Raczka for Roaring Brook Press. Site and contact: www.nancydoniger.com
  • Carol (Klio) Burrell is a comics illustrator and native New Yorker. Site and contact: http://spqrblues.com/IV/
  • Charlie Vázquez, is director of the Bronx Writers Center and author, whose work includes San Juan Noir, an anthology by Akashic Books.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-06-23
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CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Walton Park

Walton Park
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Date: June 23, 2017

Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.


The lively production features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center-stage; handcrafted Carnival festival floats on parade; and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnival costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park.

A performance of Cinderella Samba will take place at 9:30am and 11am.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

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Location: Walton Park

2017-06-23
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CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Walton Park

Walton Park
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Date: June 23, 2017

Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.


The lively production features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center-stage; handcrafted Carnival festival floats on parade; and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnival costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park.

A performance of Cinderella Samba will take place at 9:30am and 11am.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

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Location: Walton Park

2017-06-23
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Multimedia Arts

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: June 23, 2017

We will be creating vintage-style bottles from your own clean bottles. This program is offered to adults.

Multimedia Arts Program Schedule
May: Vintage Bottles
June: Trinket Boxes

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-06-23
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Seasonal Arts and Crafts

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: June 23, 2017

This month, we're creating Q-Tip painted hand print trees! This program is offered to kids ages six to 12 years old.

Seasonal Arts and Crafts Program Schedule
May: Q-Tip Painted Hand Print Tree
June: Colorful Rainbow Mobile

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-06-23
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CANCELLED: Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: June 23, 2017

CANCELLED DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS See you next week!

Join Village Community Boathouse's special new public rowing program on Van Cortlandt Park Lake in the Bronx!

This is a great chance to explore a beautiful park, learn to use the sculling boat, and introduce others to the joy of rowing. Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

Check the Village Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, visit their website at VCB.NYC. Email mailinglist@vcb.nyc to join the mailing list for updates.

For specifics on the Van Cortlandt Park lake row, please email VCPark@vcb.nyc.

Volunteers
We always apprecite volunteers. Those kind enough to help with the setup, please go to the container in the parking lot south of the lake. Volunteers should meet at 4:00 p.m.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2017-06-23
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Movies Under the Stars: Lion

Ferry Point Park
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Date: June 23, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

An Indian man who was adopted as a child by an Australian couple searches for his birth family.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive by 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Ferry Point Park

2017-06-23
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Van Cortlandt Track Club

Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Date: June 24, 2017

Run through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2017-06-24
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Bird Walks

Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Date: June 24, 2017

Head to the park to join bird walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon! Bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

2017-06-24
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NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park

Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)
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Date: June 24, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

2017-06-24
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NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park

Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)
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Date: June 24, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

2017-06-24
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Eco Volunteer Day and Free Community Paddle

Concrete Plant Park
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Date: June 24, 2017

Join the Bronx River Alliance in a day of service and fun as we recruit volunteers to help us restore the Bronx River Forest with our Conservation Crew, followed by a free community paddle!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

2017-06-24
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Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: June 24, 2017

Check out the Poe Visitor Center for an exhibition showcasing the literary work of Edgar Allan Poe, interpreted by contemporary illustrators Nancy Doniger, Donna Miskend, Dave Kopka and Carol (Klio) Burrell.

About the Artists

  • Donna Miskend is an exhibition curator, is an illustrator, designer and writer. She frequently designs for the August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, and exhibits her artwork throughout the U.S.
  • Michael Patrick Hearn has remained one of the most respected contemporary writers about children’s literature since the publication of The Annotated Wizard of Oz right after college. His many other books include The Annotated Christmas Carol, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Victorian Fairy Tale Book; Myth, Magic and Mystery; and Tommy Ungerer Chronicler of the Absurd. He has created numerous exhibitions including the Tomi Ungerer show at The Eric Carle Museum. He has lectured all over the United States and Europe. He is often interviewed by the media and including byBBC4 and TCM. His latest book is The Annotated Edgar Allan Poe, available soon.
  • James Armstrong has had his plays performed by such theaters as The Attic Ensemble (The Four Doctors Huxley), the Abingdon Theatre Company (Foggy Bottom), Playwrights Forum (The Metric System), Sundog Theatre (Meucci's Message), and Detroit Rep (Capital). He has also adapted for the stage several 19th-century works, including A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and Moby-Dick. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and you can keep up with him at www.armstrongplays.com.
  • Dave Kopka engages in books, story boarding, comics, and pre-production work, but is fascinated with exploring a wide spectrum of illustration and being a creative force in visual narrative. Site and contact: davekopka.com, illustration@davekopka.com
  • Nancy Doniger has created many illustrations for the New York Times and appear in print and on the web for publishers and companies worldwide. Her most recent book is Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word, written by Bob Raczka for Roaring Brook Press. Site and contact: www.nancydoniger.com
  • Carol (Klio) Burrell is a comics illustrator and native New Yorker. Site and contact: http://spqrblues.com/IV/
  • Charlie Vázquez, is director of the Bronx Writers Center and author, whose work includes San Juan Noir, an anthology by Akashic Books.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-06-24
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Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: June 24, 2017

Have fun with Zumba for fitness, health, and well-being.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-06-24
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DogSpeak

Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Date: June 24, 2017

Learn how to communicate better with your pet. Each person must be accompanied by a dog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2017-06-24
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Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats

Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
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Date: June 24, 2017

See them and sketch them flying and sipping the nectar of their favorite flowering shrub or bush. Then learn about local butterfly species and make a butterfly-habitat hat filled with flowers and insects in an active landscape.

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)

2017-06-24
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Garden Highlights Walk

Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)
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Date: June 24, 2017

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

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Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

2017-06-24
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Basic Canoeing

Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)
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Date: June 24, 2017

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied.

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

2017-06-24
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Meet the Bees: A Hands-On Adventure in the Apiary

Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)
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Date: June 24, 2017

Observe bee behavior in the gardens, then suit up in a hat and veil to peek inside a hive filled with 50,000 honeybees. Search for worker bees, drones, brood (baby bees) and maybe even catch a glimpse of the elusive queen. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day leads this fascinating foray into the world of the honeybee. Appropriate for curious adults and kids ages 14 and older accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

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Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

2017-06-24
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Pollination Headquarters

Wave Hill
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Date: June 24, 2017

Get your pollinator info here! See butterfly and insect displays, pick up self-guided tours, take home pollinator-friendly plant lists and adopt a bee-condo.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

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Location: Wave Hill

2017-06-24
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Learn to Ride - Kids

St. Ann's Avenue and 147th Street (in St. Mary's Park)
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Date: June 24, 2017

Learn to Ride—Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. With our safe, easy, effective method and experienced instructors, kids will learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Most students get the hang of it in one session, but even if they don’t, parents will leave equipped with an easy, low-stress technique that will have their kids riding independently in no time.

Please register for the class on our registration page.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 820-2080

Location: St. Ann's Avenue and 147th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

2017-06-24
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Butterfly Block Party

Wave Hill
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Date: June 24, 2017

Calling all swallowtails, fritillaries, skippers and hairstreaks! Everyone’s invited to the Butterfly Block Party in the Flower Garden. Mingle with guest naturalists and meet your local Lepidoptera.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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Location: Wave Hill

2017-06-24
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Native Pollinators Walk

Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)
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Date: June 24, 2017

Flowers attract the attention of both human and animal visitors. Honeybees, bumblebees, and butterflies are easily spotted in the garden, but solitary bees, beetles, and other native pollinators are often overlooked. Entomologist Lawrence Forcella and naturalists Gabriel Willow and Paul Keim lead these fascinating walks to observe our local pollinators at work.

Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. This events repeats at 3:00 p.m.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

2017-06-24
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Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing

Hunts Point Riverside Park
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Date: June 24, 2017

Rocking the Boat invites you all to free community rowing experience.

Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways. The free program takes place every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

For three of those days, community members can also try their hand at sailing.

Free Sailing

The City’s only sailing program aims to make sailing a staple of the South Bronx waterfront. Free sailing takes place on:

  • Sunday, June 10
  • Saturday, August 12
  • Sunday, September 10

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

2017-06-24
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Gallery Tour

Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)
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Date: June 24, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow leads a tour of current exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery. The group show, Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness, explores how women have been treated and portrayed as outcasts in history, myth and biblical legend. In the Sunroom Project Space, Sonya Blesofsky’s sculptural installation is inspired by the history of Glyndor House, while Sindy Butz's life-sized replicaof a fireplace in one of Wave Hill’s buildings includes enlarged photographs and videos of her performing with Wave Hill fireplaces.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

2017-06-24
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Crochet Amigurumi-Cup-O'-Joy

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: June 24, 2017

Crochet an adorable Amigurumi Cup-O'-Joy tea cup and tea bag.

Materials needed: #4 bright color of your choice yarn for the tea cup and a color for your favorite tea (cherry, mint, lemon, etc) and string, size F crochet hook, tapestry needle,stitch marker, and poly-fill. (Adults)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-06-24
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Paper Arts and Crafts

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: June 24, 2017

Make fun things with paper arts and crafts.

Themes
May: Paper Bouquet for Mother's Day
June: Tie Card for Father's Day

This program is suitable for kids ages 6 to 12 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-06-24
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CANCELLED: Human Odyssey: Revolutionary Womyn

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: June 24, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Human Odyssey is a monthly performance and media art showcase. Human Odyssey explores the human connection between the performer and audience that challenges ideas of self-identity within movement practices or any other forms of disciplinary practices. These practices develop evidence that within an embodiment state one can trace these movements from a personal or textural experience (place) to map out a form of somatic practice.Revolutionary Womyn, Angelica Torentino, Style of Dance: Hip Hop, Contemporary.This piece explores and documents the daily individual and collective struggle and resistance of womyn. It explores the ways in which womyn of color, migrant womyn, and indigenous womyn have faced multiple oppressions.
Revolutionary Womyn, Angelica Torentino, Style of Dance: Hip Hop, Contemporary For adults

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-06-24
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Native Pollinators Walk

Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)
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Date: June 24, 2017

Flowers attract the attention of both human and animal visitors. Honeybees, bumblebees, and butterflies are easily spotted in the garden, but solitary bees, beetles and other native pollinators are often overlooked. Entomologist Lawrence Forcella and naturalists Gabriel Willow and Paul Keim lead these fascinating walks to observe our local pollinators at work.

Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

2017-06-24
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Marvelous Moths Talk and Walk

Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)
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Date: June 24, 2017

Often overshadowed by their more flamboyant butterfly relatives, moths play an important role in the ecosystem as pollinators for night-blooming flowers, and as food for many larger creatures. Join Environmental Educator Pam Golben of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for a peek into the fascinating world of moths. This evening program includes a short, indoor presentation and a twilight foray into the gardens to look for moths.

Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

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Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

2017-06-24
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Movies Under the Stars: Sing

Van Cortlandt Park
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Date: June 24, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive by 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

2017-06-24
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NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park

East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)
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Date: June 25, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

2017-06-25
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Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats

Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
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Date: June 25, 2017

See them and sketch them flying and sipping the nectar of their favorite flowering shrub or bush. Then learn about local butterfly species and make a butterfly-habitat hat filled with flowers and insects in an active landscape.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

2017-06-25
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