Calendar

Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00 am
Gain inspiration from the Pacific Northwest Indians, who used fallen trees to create totem poles detailing the history of family and tribe members. Using colorful paper and vibrant, bold designs, we’ll sculpt the characters around us, and then step into a “photo booth” to make an interactive family totem. This event is free with admission to the grounds.
Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
11:00 am
Celebrate Food with NYBG during Culinary Kids Weekend! Join us for a weekend celebrating the relationships among plants and your favorite foods. Children’s Education staff as well as guest chefs will offer cooking demonstrations, recipes, hands-on activities, and plenty of tastings. Tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of foods at a variety of activity stations. Daily cooking demonstrations at 1 p.m. feature kid-friendly recipes.
Feb 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females. We recommend attending all six classes but it is not necessary. This class is for females only, ages 10 and older. Taught by Warrior Sisters Organization.
Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Mark Twain Room prior to today’s concert in Armor Hall. The Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas. This traditional tea service includes the four classic elements of savory, scones, sweets and tea. The menu, presented by Great Performances, includes an array of tea sandwiches, scones and bite-sized desserts. Afternoon Tea also includes a glass
Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
1:00 pm
Join the Rangers and learn the value of cordage’s role in history. You’ll learn what plants were used and be shown techniques on how to extract and twist fibers into your very own piece of natural cordage.
Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Hailed as “a pair of adventurous young talents” (Time Out New York), the Canellakis-Brown Duo, comprised of cellist Nicholas Canellakis and composer/pianist Michael Brown, has been captivating audiences with its superb musicianship and thrilling performances of innovative programs that combine masterpieces from the standard repertoire with original compositions and arrangements. In fall 2017, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents the Duo’s American Romantic program in its Art of
Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
11:00 am
Celebrate Food with NYBG during Culinary Kids Weekend! Join us for a weekend celebrating the relationships among plants and your favorite foods. Children’s Education staff as well as guest chefs will offer cooking demonstrations, recipes, hands-on activities, and plenty of tastings. Tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of foods at a variety of activity stations. Daily cooking demonstrations at 1 p.m. feature kid-friendly recipes.
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
1:00 pm
The Urban Park Rangers will teach you how to navigate to hidden objects placed around the park using a map and compass.
Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
The Color of Comics exhibition, curated by Ray Felix, showcases the private art collections from artist, Ray Felix, and writer, Alex Simmons, along with several talented African-American artists in the comic book industry. Artists include: Paris Cullins, Jerry Craft, Christopher Duckett, Trevor Vonnie Eden, Corey Fields, N.Steven Harris, Jamal Ingle, Carl Kent, Alitha E. Martinez, Khary Randolph, Sha-Nee Williams, and many more.
Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 am
Participants will upcycle and decorate their own personal wine bottles as a personal keepsake or gift for a special someone. Schedule January: Whimsical Winter Wonder… use our current exhibition as inspiration for the art. February: Love is in the air! Decorate your bottle for that special someone in your life March: The Winds of March (create a piece inspired by March and the coming of Spring)
Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language). Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please call the Poe Park Visitor Center at (718) 365-5516.
Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
12:00 pm
SPARX is a technology education and mentoring program for teenage girls. Girls ages 12–17 can register for SPARX and participate in a fun six-part science, technology, engineering, arts, and math series. Participate in all six sessions during the winter break and receive a tote bag! Snacks provided! Tuesday, Feb. 21: Session 1: Science, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Session 2: Technology, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22: Session 3: Engineering, 12:00 p.m.–2:00
St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
12:00 pm
SPARX is a technology education and mentoring program for teenage girls. Girls ages 12–17 can register for SPARX and participate in a fun six-part science, technology, engineering, arts, and math series. Participate in all six sessions during the winter break and receive a tote bag! Snacks provided! Tuesday, Feb. 21: Session 1: Science, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Session 2: Technology, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22: Session 3: Engineering, 12:00 p.m.–2:00
St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
1:00 pm
The natural world is the best playground in New York City. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the wonders of Van Cortlandt Park.
Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)
1:30 pm
Spend one, two, or three vacation-week afternoons making wintry art together as a family. Winter snow softens the shapes of the outside world and adorns trees and buildings with delicate flakes and icicles. Drawing inspiration from the shimmery winter weather, weave a tapestry of soft yarn, puffy snowball pompoms, and crystalline beads, and hang it from a found twig to evoke the textures of a snowy day. This program is
Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
The Color of Comics exhibition, curated by Ray Felix, showcases the private art collections from artist, Ray Felix, and writer, Alex Simmons, along with several talented African-American artists in the comic book industry. Artists include: Paris Cullins, Jerry Craft, Christopher Duckett, Trevor Vonnie Eden, Corey Fields, N.Steven Harris, Jamal Ingle, Carl Kent, Alitha E. Martinez, Khary Randolph, Sha-Nee Williams, and many more.
Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
10:00 am
Have great fun creating beautiful steampunk art out of old small bottles and jars with their caps. All labels and gummy residue should be removed. Bring old pill bottles, small jelly and jam jars, and containers with tops clean and dry). Themes January: Once Upon A Midnight Steamy February: Punk Love March: Beware the Winds of March
Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
1:00 pm
Red-tailed hawks are the dominant raptors in NYC. The Urban Park Rangers will show you a fantastic example of an active red-tail nest and discuss the life cycles and habits of these spectacular urban predators. Binoculars will be distributed to better view these majestic animals.
Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)
1:30 pm
Spend one, two, or three vacation-week afternoons making wintry art together as a family. Playing with snow is one of winter’s delights. Using an easy felting technique, build a snowy sculpture that can live with you all year. Sculpt a soft, wintry creature of your own imagining with fleecy fibers, warm water and soap. Then, add beads, baubles, and natural materials to embellish your cool creation. This program is geared
Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
Feb 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
2:30 pm
Have fun creating cute items out of recycled materials. Themes January – Paper Cup Polar Bear February – Button Hearts March – Paper Plate Flowers
Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
Move to salsa music at this free Shape Up NYC class to help improve your health and fitness, and have fun!
Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
7:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here’s your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the NY Rollin’ Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team, it’s guaranteed to be tons of fun and you’ll come back every week for more action!
West Bronx Recreation Center
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
The Color of Comics exhibition, curated by Ray Felix, showcases the private art collections from artist, Ray Felix, and writer, Alex Simmons, along with several talented African-American artists in the comic book industry. Artists include: Paris Cullins, Jerry Craft, Christopher Duckett, Trevor Vonnie Eden, Corey Fields, N.Steven Harris, Jamal Ingle, Carl Kent, Alitha E. Martinez, Khary Randolph, Sha-Nee Williams, and many more.
Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.
Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
12:00 pm
SPARX is a technology education and mentoring program for teenage girls. Girls ages 12–17 can register for SPARX and participate in a fun six-part science, technology, engineering, arts, and math series. Participate in all six sessions during the winter break and receive a tote bag! Snacks provided! Tuesday, Feb. 21: Session 1: Science, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Session 2: Technology, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22: Session 3: Engineering, 12:00 p.m.–2:00
St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
1:00 pm
Pelham Bay is the largest park in New York City. Explore the areas where Native American settlements existed centuries before our great city existed. Walk through one of the most bio-diverse forests in NYC, including the majestic 450 year old “Granny Oak”.
Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)
1:30 pm
Spend one, two, or three vacation-week afternoons making wintry art together as a family. Winter landscapes have many layers, from grey clouds and snow-laden trees and buildings, to winter birds and single snowflake crystals. Memorialize your favorite winter scene in a 3D painting using an icy palette and layers of acetate sheets to give your scene depth. Finish your work with a sparkly, snowy frame. This program is geared towards
Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
Feb 23 @ 2:45 pm – 4:30 pm
2:45 pm
Have fun making 3D items to use for yourself, friends, and family. Each month we will make a 3D item related to the month. January Once Upon A Midnight Dreary Steam Punk (Upcyle Art: bring your own small bottles with caps, clean and dry, inside and out; no labels or gummy residue) February My Charming Valentine (Shrinky Dink Art) – Make Shrinky Dink earrings or charm to give your heart’s
Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
The Color of Comics exhibition, curated by Ray Felix, showcases the private art collections from artist, Ray Felix, and writer, Alex Simmons, along with several talented African-American artists in the comic book industry. Artists include: Paris Cullins, Jerry Craft, Christopher Duckett, Trevor Vonnie Eden, Corey Fields, N.Steven Harris, Jamal Ingle, Carl Kent, Alitha E. Martinez, Khary Randolph, Sha-Nee Williams, and many more.
Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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