There's no place like Seward Park..on a summer evening
At the end of each Antarctic summer, the emperor penguins of the South Pole journey to their traditional breeding grounds in a fascinating mating ritual that is captured in this documentary by intrepid filmmaker Luc Jacquet. The journey across frozen tundra proves to be the simplest part of the ritual, as after the egg is hatched, the female must delicately transfer it to the male and make her way back to the distant sea to nourish herself and bring back food to her newborn chick.
Sponsored by the Seward Park Conservancy, Henry Street Settlement, and Metrograph.
There's no place like Seward Park...
Join us at dusk for a screening of the classic film THE WIZARD OF OZ under the moonlight in the Lower East Side's favorite park. Admission is free, but don't forget a blanket or a chair. Make it a night out and pack a picnic, or just snack on the free Metrograph popcorn during the film. The movie starts at dusk, but may be canceled in case of rain.
The CityParks PuppetMobile will visit Seward Park Sunday May 21, 2017 at 11 am.
Returning to the PuppetMobile stage for the first time since its highly acclaimed debut in 2007, Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro's biggest Carnaval gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.
The lively production features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center-stage; handcrafted Carnaval festival floats on parade; and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnaval costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park.
Final Plan for Seward Park Without Borders
The Parks Department will present the final plan for Seward Park Without Borders. This follows the February presentation of the conceptual plan. . At this meeting, we'll have an opportunity to comment on this design.
BRC Senior Center, 30 Delancey Street
Please join the Seward Park Conservancy and your neighbors to spruce up the playgrounds in the park. We'll clean and paint the playground equipment and the benches.
A very important meeting where members of the public -- users of Seward Park -- can speak about their ideas for the park. It is very important that the community -- people of all ages and ethnicities -- make their priorities known at this meeting.
Seward Park won more than $6 million in capital funding for improvements to the park. The Parks Without Borders project focuses on the areas where the park meets the sidewalks and streets. For more information about how this works, click here.
Please join us Tuesday August 16 at dusk for a screening of Wreck It Ralph.
Join us for a screening of WRECK IT RALPH under the moonlight in the Lower East Side's favorite park. Admission is free, but don't forget a blanket or chair. Make it a night out and bring a picnic, or just snack on free Metrograph popcorn during the film. The movie starts at dusk (around 8:30), but may be canceled in case of rain.
Wildlife Theater travels from the Central Park Zoo to entertain and education children about wild things and wild places. In the Cool Rainforest Connections program Wildlife Theater will take the audience on an adventure with our superhero, Captain Cocoa, who is convinced he can save the rainforest. In fact, he learns, it might be the average person who can save the day. Students learn about the rainforest habitat and simple conservation actions.
Community Board 3 Parks Committee will host a Parks Without Borders visioning session. Members of the community are invited to attend and to contribute their ideas to a plan for Seward Park. The goals of Parks Without Borders are to make parks more accessible and welcoming to everyone; to improve neighborhoods by extending the beauty of the park
You can learn more about Parks Without Borders at