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National Park Events

March 2015

4

WED

Westchester
County

Brazilian Jazz
Saint Paul's Church
1pm

Join Marc Morganelli as he fills the historic church with the vibrant sounds of Brazilian Jazz, accompanied by keyboard.

 

 

Manhattan

Roads Taken
Tenement Museum
6:30pm, doors open at 6pm

Join NYU historian Hasia Diner and CUNY Graduate Center Sociologist Nancy Foner, to talk about the millions of Jews who emigrated across the world between the 1700s and 1920s as well as the connections to modern immigration. Seating is first-come, first-served. Contact Laura Lee at 212-431-0233 ext. 259 or llee@tenement.org

5

THU

Queens

Woodcock Watch
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
6-8pm

Learn about the rituals of the American woodcock and watch for their amazing flying tricks at dusk. Bring a flashlight.

 

 

Westchester
County

The Lenape Indians
Saint Paul's Church
7pm

See scholar and author Dr. David Oestreicher give a presentation on the Lenape Indians, the original settlers of the Lower Hudson Valley Region.

7

SAT

Monmouth
County

Winter Birds of Sandy Hook
Sandy Hook
10am-5pm

Join NYC Audubon for a hike of the Hook. Watch for a variety of species including Arctic-bound migrants and harbor seals as well as loons, sea ducks, snow buntings, and horned larks. Call 212-691-7483 or email dklein@nycaudubon.org for reservations. Fee program. Space is limited.

8

SUN

Brooklyn

Start Your Spring Garden
Floyd Bennett Field
Ryan Visitor Center
2pm

Make the most of your 2015 garden, by getting tips on growing crops like lettuce, greens and onions potatoes. Call 718-338-3799 for information.

11

WED

Staten Island

Mind and Body Series
Fort Wadsworth
Visitor Center
12-1pm

Warm-up with yoga poses and then join an invigorating 2-mile walk along the loop at the Overlook.

 

 

Westchester
County

Woman of Distinction
Saint Paul's Church
1pm

Celebrate Women's History Month with a talk about Mary Gedney, business and civic leader, whose life reveals the context of successful 19th century American women.

 

 

Manhattan

Worn Stories
Tenement Museum
6:30pm, doors open at 6pm

Hear from author Emily Spivak as she discusses Worn Stories--her 2014 book showcasing clothing-inspired narratives from cultural figures--with Maria Popov and artist Andrew Kuo. Seating is first-come, first-served. Contact Laura Lee at 212-431-0233 ext. 259 or llee@tenement.org

13

FRI

Monmouth
County

Winter Water Fowl and Seal Walk
Sandy Hook
Building 18
10am

Join a trek with American Littoral Society naturalists to coastal estuaries and ponds for a look at the seals and water fowl that winter at Sandy Hook. Warm up afterwards with snacks and toasty beverages. Call 732-291-0055 for reservations. Fee program.

14

SAT

Westchester
County

Louise Catherine Adams
Saint Paul's Church
1pm

Enjoy a living history presentation on the life of Louisa Catherine Adams, wife of President John Quincy Adams.

 

 

Westchester
County

Akjun Ballet
Saint Paul's Church
2pm

Join the world renowned Ajkun Ballet Theater for a special dance sequence evoking the lives of three prominent women from American and Saint Paul's history--Anne Hutchinson, Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt.

 

 

Monmouth
County

Call of the Wild
Sandy Hook
Visitor Center Parking Lot
5pm

Listen for Woodcocks and other calling creatures with Monmouth County Audubon Society naturalists.

15

SUN

Brooklyn

Made for Shade
Floyd Bennett Field
Ryan Visitor Center
2pm

Learn about the many annual and perennial varieties that will thrive even in the shadowy areas of your garden. Call 718-338-3799 for information.

18

WED

Westchester
County

Welcome Spring
Saint Paul's Church
1pm

Welcome Spring with a performance by acclaimed organist Kathryn Jones on the 1830 Erben-- one of the nation's oldest working pipe organs.

 

 

Manhattan

The Whites
Tenement Museum
6:30pm, doors open at 6pm

Join award-winning author Richard Price as he discusses his new crime novel--The Whites, about cops, criminals and New York City--with acclaimed author Henry Chang. Seating is first-come, first-served. Contact Laura Lee at 212-431-0233 ext. 259 or llee@tenement.org

20

FRI

Monmouth
County

Spring Equinox Walk
Sandy Hook
Guardian Park
5pm

Join an early evening walk with the American Littoral Society on one of two days in the year when daylight and darkness share equally, the 24 hours in a day. Call 732-291-0055 for reservations.

21

SAT

Monmouth
County

Battery Gunnison
Fort Hancock
12-5pm

Join the Army Ground Forces Association, dressed in 1943 era coast artillery uniforms, as they restore and interpret Battery Gunnison/New Peck and its 6-inch guns.

 

 

Queens

Spring Peepers
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
6-7:30pm

Join a park ranger on a stroll to Big John's Pond to celebrate the first full day of Spring with the spring peeper chorus. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight.

22

SUN

Queens

Explore Breezy Point!
Fort Tilden
Building 1
10am-12:30pm

Join American Littoral Society naturalist Mickey Cohen for a springtime hike of Breezy Point. Highlights include dune foliage, shorebirds and a surprising assortment of rocks and minerals. Carpool caravan departs from Fort Tilden. Bring binoculars and a magnifying glass.

 

 

Brooklyn

Tips for a Better Garden
Floyd Bennett Field
Ryan Visitor Center
2pm

Make the most of your small garden by getting tips to help improve yield and extend your season. Call 718-338-3799 for information.

25

WED

Staten Island

Mind and Body Series
Fort Wadsworth
Visitor Center
12-1pm

Warm-up with yoga poses and then join an invigorating 2-mile walk along the loop at the Overlook.

 

 

Manhattan

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
Tenement Museum
6:30pm, doors open at 6pm

Hear from historian Lara Vapnek as she explores the personal and political life of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn--the most important female leader of the Industrial Workers of the World and the American Communist Party--with leading U.S. women's historian Alice Kessler-Harris. Seating is first-come, first-served. Contact Laura Lee at 212-431-0233 ext. 259 or llee@tenement.org

26

THU

Brooklyn

Amelia Earhart
Floyd Bennett Field
Ryan Visitor Center
2pm

Celebrate Women's History Month in the Ryan Visitor Center's Age of Discovery Room with stories about pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart. Suitable for children ages 4-7.

27

FRI

Brooklyn

Star Gazing
Floyd Bennett Field
Community Garden
8-10pm

Gaze at the wonders of the night sky with the Amateur Astronomers Association. Weather permitting. Telescopes provided.

28

SAT

Queens

Early Spring Migrants of Jamaica Bay
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
10am-1pm

Join NYC Audubon naturalist Don Riepe, for a presentation at the Wildlife Refuge followed by a walk to look for returning ibis, egrets, oystercatchers, phoebes and other migrants. Call 718-474-0896 or email donriepe@gmail.com for details. Space is limited.

 

 

Brooklyn

Sizzling Summer Crops
Floyd Bennett Field
Ryan Visitor Center
2pm

Learn how to grow summer's favorite vegetables—tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and beans—from an award-winning gardener. Call 718-338-3799 for information.

29

SUN

Brooklyn

The Big Hike
Floyd Bennett Field
Ryan Visitor Center
10am-2pm

Join a park ranger for a brisk 3.5-mile morning hike across the runways, forests, fields and shoreline of Floyd Bennett Field's north side, then an afternoon hike of the 3-mile south side. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Bring water and lunch. Call 718-338-3799 for reservations.

 

 

Monmouth
County

Lighthouse to Lighthouse Tour
Sandy Hook
5-7pm

Join park historians for a tour of the Sandy Hook lighthouse and then head over via caravan, to the Twin Lights Historic Site for a tour of its lighthouse. Call 732-872-5970 for reservations.
 
Featured Events
Arctic Loon
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WINTER BIRDS OF THE HOOK
Watch for Arctic-bound migrants as well as harbor seals at Sandy Hook.
Left: Akjun Ballet Right: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
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AKJUN BALLET
Join the renowned troupe at St. Paul's for a special performance.
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ELIZABETH GURLEY FLYNN
Talk the life of this pioneering female leader with author Lara Vapnek at the Tenement Museum.