Aug
22
Wed
Crossing Newton Creek: LIC to Greenpoint
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Crossing Newton Creek: LIC to Greenpoint

Meet outside the east exit of the E, M train station at Court Square (23 St/44 Dr.) in Long Island City. (#7 and G trains connect here as well.) Walk through a nexus of contemporary artists’ activity in converted industrial buildings. Follow newly gentrified Jackson Ave. and cross the Pulaski Bridge connecting Long Island City to Brooklyn. See remnants of the intense and largely unregulated industrial development that thrived along Newtown Creek during the late nineteenth century before the consolidation of Greater NYC and infrastructure improvements rendered it obsolete. View the striking NYC DEP Wastewater Improvement Plant (“Digester Eggs”) and visit its adjacent Nature Trail in Greenpoint. Meander through partially gentrified working class blocks and end in a concentration of Polish food (among other cuisines.) Fee $20 payable at start of tour. Maximum of 30 participants. Please register/query at jaconet@aol.com

Aug
23
Thu
CinemaLIC Presents: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid @ Hunters Point South Park
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm
CinemaLIC Presents: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid @ Hunters Point South Park | New York | United States

Join HPPC and CinemaLIC for another free movie in the park presented by Nest Seekers. Film begins at dusk.

The true story of fast-draws and wild rides, battles with posses, train and bank robberies, a torrid love affair and a new lease on outlaw life in far away Bolivia. It is also a character study of a remarkable friendship between Butch – possibly the most likeable outlaw in frontier history – and his closest associate, the fabled, ever-dangerous Sundance Kid.

Sep
1
Sat
My Childhood in Bayside (vs. What’s There Now)
Sep 1 @ 10:45 am – 1:00 pm
My Childhood in Bayside (vs. What's There Now)

I am leading a walk through old Bayside where I lived from 1943-1958. Most of the personal landmarks of my early life have vanished but there are threads of continuity and many anecdotes. Several sites have been designated as NYC landmarks: All Saints Episcopal Church, the Lawrence family graveyard and the Cobblestone house. When silent films were made in Queens, Bayside was home to many stars. Many brunch possibilities are in the area. Logistics for the tour link to the arrival of a reduced weekend fare (Buy a “Cityfare” ticket for $4.25.) LIRR train (leaves Penn Station at 10:19 AM with stops in Woodside and Flushing) arrives in Bayside at 10:47 AM. Fee $20 collected at the start of the tour.>Meet in front of the Post Office on the south side of the LIRR station on 42 Ave, just west of Bell Blvd. By bus: Q13 from Flushing to 42 Ave. Street parking available. Maximum of 30 participants. Please register/query at jaconet@aol.com

Sep
2
Sun
Hunt for Spicebush Berries with “Wildman” Steve Brill
Sep 2 @ 11:45 am – 3:45 pm
Hunt for Spicebush Berries with "Wildman" Steve Brill

Beginning at the corner of Forest Park Dr. and Park Lane in Kew Gardens, America’s go-to guy for foraging, “Wildman” Steve Brill, will lead one of his world-famous wild food and ecology tours of Forest Park.

This varied park, with cultivated areas, walkways, and trails, is great for late summer foraging. Berries thrive in thickets here, and we’ll be on the lookout for the last of the year’s blackberries, although this species has become rare since the advent of the iPhone! We could also find American hackberries, spherical, orange-brown fruits hanging from trees. They taste like the candy coating of M&Ms! Bittersweet American black cherries may also still be around, and some of these intensely flavorful fruits could have dried and become like cherry-flavored “raisins.”

There will be no lack of herbs and greens. We could find purslane, wood sorrel, sheep sorrel, lady’s thumb, lamb’s quarters, Asiatic dayflower, and quickweed, all with their own flavors and culinary properties.

The 4-hour foraging tour of begins at Park Lane and Forest Park Drive, at the base of the stone wall near the Overlook administration building, 8040 Park Lane, in Kew Gardens, not at the Woodhaven side of the park.

The suggested donation is $20/adult, $10/child under 12. Please call (914) 835-2153 at least 24 hours in advance to reserve a place.

Sep
15
Sat
CinemaLIC Presents: Ratatouille @ Hunters Point South Park
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm
CinemaLIC Presents: Ratatouille @ Hunters Point South Park | New York | United States

Join HPPC and CinemaLIC for another free movie in the park presented by Nest Seekers. Film begins at dusk.

Remy (Patton Oswalt), a resident of Paris, appreciates good food and has quite a sophisticated palate. He would love to become a chef so he can create and enjoy culinary masterpieces to his heart’s delight. The only problem is, Remy is a rat. When he winds up in the sewer beneath one of Paris’ finest restaurants, the rodent gourmet finds himself ideally placed to realize his dream.