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Urban Park Rangers

Our Urban Park Rangers are full of knowledge about history, astronomy, animals, plants, and more. Attend a Ranger-led event with your family and see how much fun learning can be!

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Urban Park Rangers Events

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Feb 7

Fire-Making Skills

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely while exploring the great outdoors. Registration required--register at www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on January 27th.
Free!

Feb 7

Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Develop skills that will help you create shelter from natural and man-made objects.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 7

Birding: Owls

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 7

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. This program will focus on the different species of waterfowl which overwinter in our Parks.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 7

Astronomy

at North Side of the Great Lawn (in Central Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Feb 13

Birding: Winter Birds

at Ridgewood Reservoir , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. This program will focus on the different bird species which spend their winters in our NYC Parks.
Free!

Feb 13

Nature's Workshop: Weather Exploration and Monitoring

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Learn about weather, anomalies, and our changing climate through fun weather experiments.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 13

Historic New York: Foundations of Inwood

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Let the Urban Park Rangers tell you the story of the early residents and history of Inwood Hill Park. Program includes both and indoor and outdoor portion.
Free!

Feb 13

Winter Journal Writing

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us this winter for the Nature's Workshop series. Record your observations on a nature exploration hike with the Rangers.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Feb 14

Nature Exploration Hike: John Muir Trail (vigorous)

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
On Urban Park Ranger hikes explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests. Vigorous hikes may include long distances, with hills and rugged terrain.
Free!

Feb 14

Winter Tree ID

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This hike will strengthen your winter tree ID skills
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 14

Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)

at Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Moderate hikes are longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain.
Free!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Feb 15

Kids Week Brooklyn: Maps and Compasses

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this program, participants will learn how to use a compass and tips for reading maps.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 15

Kids Week Bronx: Patterns in Nature

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Get your hiking shoes ready as we explore Van Cortlandt Park in search for geometry and patterns in nature. Become inspired to create your own environmental art.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 15

Kids Week Queens: Creepy Insects and Crafts

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Conquer your fears and curiosity surrounding insects. Learn about their amazing adaptations and be inspired to create invertebrate arts. All materials are provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 15

Kids Week Staten Island: Meet the Critters

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about the adaptations and behavior for many types of different animals, which you can find in NYC Parks.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 15

Kids Week Manhattan: Geology Rocks!

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Discover how we use rocks everyday and get a chance to explore large outcroppings and small pebbles up close.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Feb 16

Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Bingo

at Clinton Avenue and Prospect Avenue (in Goodhue Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Get your walking shoes on and let's explore Goodhue Park. This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe nature, while playing bingo at the same time.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Winter Walk and Talk

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Bring the kids to the park and enjoy a walk through the park's extensive natural areas including tall forest stands, young groves, open fields, pocket wetlands and coastal dunes.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Kids Week Bronx: Coastal Animal Exploration

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn to recognize difference between invertebrates, fish, birds, and much more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Kids Week Brooklyn: Shelter Building

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this program you will learn how to use items found in nature to create survival situation shelters.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Kids Week Brooklyn: Revolutionary History and Colonial Games

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Today step back in time and play some colonial games. The history of Fort Greene Park provides the perfect backdrop as we experience what Colonial-era kids played during their free time.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Kids Week Queens: Reptiles and Amphibians

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
How do turtles survive the winter? Discover the answer to this question while learning all about the reptiles you may find in NYC's parks.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Hike Journal

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe how wildlife and plants are thriving in the winter. Get inspired and collect your observations in your very own nature journal.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
How do turtles survive the winter? Discover the answer to this question while learning all about the reptiles you may find in NYC's parks.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Feb 17

Kids Week Bronx: Nature Hike

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe how wildlife and plants are thriving in the winter.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 17

Kids Week Queens: Native Americans

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Discover the culture and history of the true "native" New Yorker through fun games and activities.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 17

Kids Week Staten Island: All about Owls

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Get ready to discover what owls eat, while dissecting owl pellets, and learn about the amazing adaptations and habits of these nocturnal birds.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 17

Kids Week Brooklyn: Nature Games

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Come join us for fun nature themed games and activities. Participants will use materials from nature as they play along with the Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 17

Kids Week Manhattan: Become a Conservation Ranger

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers FREE “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 17

Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Hike Journal

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe how wildlife and plants are thriving in the winter. Get inspired and collect your observations in your very own nature journal.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Feb 18

Kids Week Bronx: Birding

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Did you know cardinals live year round in New York City? Grab a pair of binoculars, or ask to borrow a pair, as we go in search of our feathered neighbors.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 18

Kids Week Brooklyn: Birding

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Did you know cardinals live year round in NYC? Grab a pair of binoculars, or ask to borrow a pair, as we go in search of our feathered neighbors.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 18

Kids Week Staten Island: All about Owls

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Get ready to discover what owls eat, while dissecting owl pellets, and learn about the amazing adaptations and habits of these nocturnal birds.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 18

Kids Week Staten Island: Puppet Show

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Get set to hear and see Native American stories and myths come to life through simple puppetry storytelling.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 18

Kids Week Brooklyn: Campfire Activities

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us for campfire activities around a colonial hearth. Learn to about campfire safety and sing along to some fun campfire songs.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 18

Kids Week Queens: Our Furry Friends

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Many unique mammals can be found in NYC parks. Get a chance to learn about their many adaptations, compare replica skulls, and feel real animal pelts.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 18

Kids Week Manhattan: Birding

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Did you know cardinals live year round in New York City, and many bald eagles visit in the winter?
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, February 19, 2016

Feb 19

Kids Week Bronx: Orienteering

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this program, participants will learn how to use a compass and tips for reading maps.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 19

Kids Week Brooklyn: Cordage and Knot Tying

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Bowline, square, and slips are just some of the knots you may learn how to tie.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 19

Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Bingo

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Get your walking shoes on and let's explore Blue Heron Park. This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe nature, while playing bingo at the same time.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 19

Kids Week Queens: Winter Wildlife Hike

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Get your hiking shoes on and let's explore the woods of Alley Pond Park. While searching for wildlife, learn all about their unique adaptations and how they survive the winter.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 19

Kids Week Manhattan: Animal Tracking Hike

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Looking for signs and tracks of animals is the best way to learn more about them, and maybe even observe them.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Feb 20

Birding: Eagles

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs…
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 20

Winter Tree ID

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This hike will strengthen your winter tree ID skills
Free!

Feb 20

Owls and Pellets

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Discover what makes owls fierce, nocturnal predators.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 20

The Night Sky

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Explore the science, history, and folklore of the universe with the Urban Park Rangers, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Feb 21

Living with White-Tailed Deer

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence.
Free!

Feb 21

Outdoor Skills: Animal Tracking

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn to identify animals tracks to understand animal behavior.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 21

Nature's Workshop: Taste of Nature

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Discover how many familiar tastes are created with common plants.
Free!

Feb 21

Winter Wildlife Animal Tracking

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Learn to identify different animal tracks.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Feb 27

Nature's Workshop: Natural Fiber Workshop

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about natural fibers, dyes, and plant fiber cordage. Registration required, participants chosen by lottery. Register on Thursday, February 11th.
Free!

Feb 27

Fire-Making Skills

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly.
Free!

Feb 27

Historic New York: Fort Totten Architecture

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points in our city’s history. This Historic New York program highlights the history and architecture of Fort Totten.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 27

Lantern Night Hike

at Central Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Discover Central Park at night. The Rangers will discuss history and nocturnal wildlife on this night hike. Registration required. Visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on 02/17/16.
Free!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Feb 28

Winter Tree ID

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This hike will strengthen your winter tree ID skills
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 28

Historic New York: Goodhue Park

at Clinton Avenue and Prospect Avenue (in Goodhue Park) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 28

Living with White-Tailed Deer

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.
Free!

Feb 28

Birding: Owls

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs…
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Mar 5

The Night Sky

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

6:00 a.m.7:30 p.m.
Explore the science, history, and folklore of the universe with the Urban Park Rangers, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar 5

Birding: Winter Birds

at Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. This program will focus on the different species of birds which have overwintered in NYC Parks.
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar 5

Nature's Music Workshop

at Central Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Discover what natural materials are used to build different instruments. Pre-registration required. Register on Wednesday, February 24th.
Free!

Mar 5

Wildlife Viewing: City Squirrels

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Enjoy observing squirrel behavior and learn some interesting facts about this "Nutty" mammal.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Mar 6

Living with White-Tailed Deer

at Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Explore the woods of Wolfe’s Pond Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence.
Free!

Mar 6

Fire-Making Skills

at Inwood Hill Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely while exploring the great outdoors. Registration required--register at www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on February 24th.
Free!

Mar 6

Historic New York: The World's Fair

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar 6

Historic New York: Nature and Design

at Arch at Grand Army Plaza (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points in our city’s long history. THis walking tours will highlight Olmsted and Vaux's vision for Prospect Park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar 6

Hunter Island Night Hike

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join the Rangers for this rare winter night hike. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter you name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on February 3rd.
Free!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Mar 12

Nature Photography: Winter Woods

at High Rock Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature in winter. Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 2nd.
Free!

Mar 12

Fire-Making Skills

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely while exploring the great outdoors. Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on 03/02/15.
Free!

Mar 12

Outdoor Skills: Shelter Buidling

at East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Develop skills that will help you create a shelter from natural and man-made objects.
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar 12

The Night Sky

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Explore the science, history, and folklore of the universe with the Urban Park Rangers,using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Mar 13

Nature Photography: Winter Wonderland

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature in winter. Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 2nd.
Free!

Mar 13

Camp Cooking 101

at Van Cortlandt Park , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn basic camp etiquette, campfire building, and how to make a meal with a Dutch Oven. Participant chosen by lottery--to enter, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on 03/02/15.
Free!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Mar 19

Living with Urban Coyotes

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.This program will focus on an oft-misunderstood newcomer to the New York City area: coyotes
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar 19

The Night Sky

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Explore the science, history, and folklore of the universe with the Urban Park Rangers,using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar 19

Nocturnal Hike

at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Participants are chosen by lottery. Register on Wednesday, March 9th.
Free!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Mar 20

Prospect Park Orienteering Course

at Prospect Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Use provided maps and compasses to learn navigational skills in unfamiliar terrain. Participants chosen by lottery--visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on 03/09/2015 to register.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar 20

Night Sky: Spring Equinox

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to make observations.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Mar 26

Gravesend Cemetery Tour

at Gravesend Cemetery , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Explore Gravesend Cemetery, the resting place of many prominent residents of old Brooklyn. Attendees chosen by lottery--visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on 03/16/15 to enter.
Free!

Mar 26

Fire-Making Skills

at Comfort station near Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely while exploring the great outdoors. Registration required--visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on 03/16 to register.
Free!

Mar 26

Living with White-Tailed Deer

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.
Free!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Mar 27

Scavenger Hunt Hike

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This family friendly program will incorporate a scavenger hunt to explore Conference House Park.
Free!

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