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Program Registration

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Welcome to our online registration system!

In order to guarantee everyone an equal chance of attending our programs, we’ve developed a lottery for program registration.

How the Lottery Works:

  • The lottery will be open to submissions for a 24-hour period, beginning at midnight on the dates specified below.
  • If you do not have access to a computer and cannot visit the library to register online, we will be able to enter your name for you if you call the phone number listed alongside your program of interest in the table below between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the day of the lottery.
  • We permit one registration entry per household per program. If you enter more than once, you will be disqualified from the lottery.
  • The lottery closes at 11:59 p.m. Soon after, a list of attendees is randomly generated by computer. If you are selected, you will receive a phone call and a confirmation number within a few days of the lottery.
  • A waiting list will also be randomly generated by computer. If space becomes available due to a cancellation, we will select and notify the next eligible group on the waiting list. You will NOT be notified if you are on the waiting list. You will only be notified if you are selected for a program.
  • If you fail to attend a campout without notifying the Rangers in advance, you will be disqualified from entering your name into another lottery for the rest of the summer.
  • All campouts are rain or shine. Programs that are cancelled for any reason will not be rescheduled.

Upcoming Programs

Hunter Island Night Hike

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Sunday, March 6, 2016
6:00 pm– 7:30 pm
Pelham Bay Park
718-319-7258

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

30 spots available

Camp Cooking 101

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Sunday, March 13, 2016
1:00 pm– 2:30 pm
Van Cortlandt Park
718-548-0912

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

30 spots available

Nature's Workshop: Natural Fiber Workshop

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, February 27, 2016
1:00 pm– 2:30 pm
Fort Greene Visitor Center
718-421-2021

Online registration takes place on Thursday, February 11, 2016

30 spots available

Prospect Park Orienteering Course

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Sunday, March 20, 2016
12:00 pm– 1:30 pm
Prospect Park
718-421-2021

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

30 spots available

Gravesend Cemetery Tour

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, March 26, 2016
11:00 am–12:30 pm
Gravesend Cemetery
718-421-2021

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

30 spots available

Lantern Night Hike

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, February 27, 2016
7:00 pm– 8:30 pm
Central Park
212-628-2345

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

30 spots available

Nature's Music Workshop

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, March 5, 2016
12:00 pm– 1:30 pm
Central Park
212-628-2345

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

30 spots available

Fire-Making Skills

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Sunday, March 6, 2016
1:00 pm– 2:30 pm
Inwood Hill Park
212-628-2345

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

30 spots available

Fire-Making Skills

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, March 12, 2016
1:00 pm– 2:30 pm
Alley Pond Park
718-352-1769

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

30 spots available

Nature Photography: Winter Wonderland

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Sunday, March 13, 2016
11:00 am–12:30 pm
Forest Park Visitor Center
718-352-1769

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

30 spots available

Nocturnal Hike (light)

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, March 19, 2016
7:00 pm– 8:30 pm
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
718-352-1769

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

30 spots available

Nature Photography: Winter Woods

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, March 12, 2016
11:00 am–12:30 pm
High Rock Park
718-967-3542

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

30 spots available

Fire-Making Skills

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, March 26, 2016
11:00 am–12:30 pm
Willowbrook Park
718-967-3542

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

30 spots available

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