NYC Gets Back To Nature During National Parks Week
Even in the big city, one needs a little wildlife once in a while. Tristaters should get to know their local greenspace at the National Parks of New York City's Park Week, held Sept. 20-27 to coincide with Ken Burns' latest documentary, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea."
NYC has 10 National Park sites and they're all doing something special for the event: Here's your chance to take a candlelit tour of Grant's Tomb (120th St and Riverside Dr) or check out what a Japanese artist saw at Yellowstone at Federal Hall (26 Wall St). Take the kiddies to the Brooklyn Children's Museum (145 Brooklyn Ave.) on September 20th for a special presentation about bearsStephen Colbert, consider yourself warned.
The "Feel Free" concert of National Parks Week will bring musicians like Gavin DeGraw and Carole King to Central Park's East Meadow on September 23rd for a preview of the Burns doc and gratis live performances. The week will of course culminate in a grand fashion with a scavenger hunt at the American Museum of Natural History, which is not free unlike most of the events, but bodes awesome.
· National Park Week Events [FeelFree.org]
· The National Parks: America's Best Idea [PBS.org]
[Photo of downtown Manhattan from Castle Clinton: delgado tenorio]