May 182012
 

It’s called Drums Along the Hudson, and it’s an all day FREE festival of Native American drumming, dancing and story telling, at the northern tip of Manhattan, around where Peter Minuit purchase the island from the local tribe around 400 years ago.  The Native American festival is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Inwood Hill Park, at 218th St. and Indian Road, rain or shine.  This year there is an international flavor, so in addition to performances by the NYC-based Thunderbird American Indian Singers  Dancers and other Native American groups, there also are dance performances by the New York Chinese Cultural Center and Jacques d’Ambroise’s National Dance Institute. Take the “A” train to 207th Street, or the #1 train to 215th St. and Broadway, and walk west, toward the Hudson River.  There will be Native American crafts and food vendors, an environmental tent, and more, including a free bicycle valet for those who arrive by pedal power.  The program is jointly sponsored by the NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and Lotus Music & Dance.  See you there.  Call (212) 627-1076 ext 18 for more information.

May 182011
 

posted by Evelyn Kanter

It’s called Drums Along the Hudson, and it’s an all day FREE festival of Native American drumming, dancing and story telling, at the northern tip of Manhattan, around where Peter Minuit purchase the island from the local tribe around 400 years ago.  The Native American festival is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 22, 2011 at Inwood Hill Park, at 218th St. and Indian Road.  Take the “A” train to 207th Street, or the #1 train to 215th St. and Broadway, and walk west, toward the Hudson River.  There will be Native American crafts and food vendors, an environmental tent, and more.  The program is jointly sponsored by the NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and Lotus Music & Dance.  See you there.  Call (212) 627-1076 ext 18 for more information.

Dec 222010
 

Make room for the holiday gifts you’ll be getting by bringing clean and dry textiles such as clothing, sheets and towels, scarves and hats, even sneakers, to the special recycling centers in our wonderful NYC Parks.  Here’s the schedule for the next few days, including Christmas Day —

Friday, December 24th —

  • 97th St. Greenmarket, 97th St. and Columbus Ave. on the Upper West Side, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The textile recycling tent is here every Friday, all year.

Saturday, December 25th, Christmas Day —

  • Ft. Greene Greenmarket, Washington Park and DeKalb Ave., Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Union Square Greenmarket, 17th St. and Park Ave.,  8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Prospect Park Greenmarket, Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Inwood Greenmarket, Inwood Hill Park, Isham St. near 207th St., Inwood, Manhattan, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Nov 122010
 

NYC on the CheapFor anybody who has ever looked up at the sky and wondered which group of stars is Orion’s Belt, or just where to find Jupiter, you can find out in these FREE programs with astronomy experts on Saturdday, November 13th.

Join the Amateur Astronomy Association of New York at the Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, at 5 p.m. (weather permitting) for a chance to look at the heavens through high-powered telescopes.  Fort Greene is in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, of course.

A similar program is held every Saturday at 8:30 p.m. through Christmas Day, in Inwood Hill Park, courtesy of Northern Manhattan Parks and the Inwood Astronomy Project.   This group also holds Stargazing programs in Fort Tryon Park on the second Wednesday of each month.  Meet at Payson Avenue and Beak Street, north of Dyckman St.

Find a complete listing of  monthly NYC Parks events on the NYC Parks website.

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