NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:21:15 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 24, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden/sessions to learn more and register

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-24 2014-07-24 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 24, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-24 2014-07-24 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 24, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Landscape Painting: The Many Shades Of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/landscape-painting-the-many-shades-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/landscape-painting-the-many-shades-of-green Date: July 24, 2014

Wave Hill is cloaked in infinite shades of green. Working from direct observation of the landscape, learn to distinguish the subtleties between these hues and capture them in oil paint. Artist Rachael Wren offers demonstrations, individual guidance, and gentle critiques to help you gain the skills you need to translate the complex forms of nature into the language of painting. All levels welcome. Limited supplies provided.

This six-session workshop continues July 31, August 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b18ae992d13.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan Date: July 24, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8431, -73.9343 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Create a Bottle Fish: Reduce, Reuse, and Reimagine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/create-a-bottle-fish-reduce-reuse-and-reimagine http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/create-a-bottle-fish-reduce-reuse-and-reimagine Date: July 24, 2014

Learn how to transform a 2-liter plastic soda bottle into a colorful fantastic "flying" fish.

Suitable for ages 12 through adult.

Registration required.

This program is sponsored by Time Warner Cable Connect a Million Minds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories In The Garden: Six Legs Too Many]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/stories-in-the-garden-six-legs-too-many http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/stories-in-the-garden-six-legs-too-many Date: July 24, 2014

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories. These stories––classics and more––will come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppets. Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in inclement weather we will meet in Wave Hill House. Hairy, scary, crawly and wiggly–– bugs are on the agenda this week. Enjoy tales that explore the world of insects, and then dance with all six of your legs. Our books this week are Bugs for Lunch by Margery Facklam, Spider Spin Webs by Yvonne Winer and The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.

Ideal for children ages 3 to 6 with their adult companions. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53baab73d3f0e.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/garden-crew1 Date: July 24, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Creatures of the Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/creatures-of-the-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/creatures-of-the-night Date: July 24, 2014

Explore Prospect Park after dark with expert naturalist Paul Keim. Share wine and cheese with Paul as he speaks about the ecological role that bats and nocturnal insects play in our environment, followed by a walking tour to spot and identify the park's various species of resident bats in flight. Adults 21 and over only. $25 per person, cash only. Reservations required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53cd46093c855.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/journey-to-the-stars Date: July 24, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/farmers-market-fridays Date: July 25, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-25 2014-07-25 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 25, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden/sessions to learn more and register

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-25 2014-07-25 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 25, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-25 2014-07-25 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 25, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Fantastic Friday: Art Rocks!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/fantastic-friday-art-rocks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/fantastic-friday-art-rocks Date: July 25, 2014

Let your imagination run wild and discover how the shape of an ordinary rock can inspire you to paint an extraordinary design.

The surrounding woodlands will also inspire your creation. This fun-filled workshop is suitable for children ages 8 and up.

Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/family-camping Date: July 25, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 15th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 6:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bird-walk Date: July 26, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: July 26, 2014

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 26, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: July 26, 2014

Join Charles Monaco, local resident and history buff, on a tour of the reservoir and learn about its inception, cultural impact, and role as part of the "Brooklyn Waterworks."

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 26, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson River Canoe Adventure (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/hudson-river-canoe-adventure-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/hudson-river-canoe-adventure-advanced Date: July 26, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. For ages 8 years old and up. Individuals participating in this program must be able to demonstrate prior canoe experience.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July16th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 40.873, -73.9254 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/tai-chi-chuan Date: July 26, 2014

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Sessions are held outdoors; indoors in inclement weather.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a87565b7211.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/birding Date: July 26, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fancy Fireflies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/family-art-project-fancy-fireflies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/family-art-project-fancy-fireflies Date: July 26, 2014

Explore the exhibition of photographs by Gregory Crewdson in the Glyndor Gallery. Make a tiny, sparkly firefly to hang on a found stick to light your way throughout the day and, using a special dyeing technique, create a dreamy, firefly-filled nightscape. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1b1f78ec84.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 26, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Through the Lens Part 1: Exploration through Photography series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/through-the-lens-part-1-exploration-through-photography-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/through-the-lens-part-1-exploration-through-photography-series Date: July 26, 2014

Join local award winning nature photographer Jarred Sutton as he presents "After Hurricane Sandy: A Look at Conserving Our Seashores & Marshes", a Staten Island Arts Grant funded program.

Jarred will share photographs including scenic views, plants, and wildlife from his trips along the Northeast shoreline. A slideshow presentation on their beauty and importance in our ecosystems will be followed by a short photo hike along the beautiful trails in the Staten Island Greenbelt.

Rain Date: 7/27

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: July 26, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 26, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Pollinators Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/garden-pollinators-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/garden-pollinators-walk Date: July 26, 2014

Flowers attract the attention of both human and animal visitors. Honeybees, bumblebees and butterflies are easily spotted in the garden but solitary bees, beetles and other native pollinators are often overlooked. Museum Educator Jay Holmes of the American Museum of Natural History leads this walk to observe our local pollinators at work. On the way we'll stop by our new "bee condo" in the Flower Garden to see who's taken up residence.

Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b191937c574.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/family-camping Date: July 26, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 16.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 652-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 6:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx through the Eyes of a Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bronx-through-the-eyes-of-a-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bronx-through-the-eyes-of-a-garden Date: July 26, 2014

Art Jones, a multimedia visual and sound artist, will create an exciting performance using film, video, audio devices.

Recordings of the garden will be mixed with beats and melodies associated with the borough, and played along with a video montage of historical Bronx images, digital animation, and footage of the surrounding neighborhood.

Performance follows the Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series http://on.fb.me/T3lH2g

Additional performances:
SAT, AUG 2, 8:30-10:00PM
Willis Avenue Community Garden http://on.fb.me/1qQN3pP
401 East 143rd Street, Melrose
* Performance follows the Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series

WED, AUG 6, 9:00PM-10:30PM
Bathgate Community Garden http://on.fb.me/1ztSyz1
1818-1836 Bathgate Avenue, Tremont
* Performance follows the film Bronx Princess

Presented in partnership with The Bronx Museum of the Arts. For more "Arts in the Gardens" events, please visit www.nyrp.org/calendar.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c018d08d387.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 27, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: July 27, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 27, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[City Hall to Brooklyn Bridge Park Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/city-hall-to-brooklyn-bridge-park-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/city-hall-to-brooklyn-bridge-park-hike-moderate Date: July 27, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. You can explore our city's rich history on our hikes. Hiking programs feature intensity levels raning from light, to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous.

This is a moderate level hike. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Registration required. To register, pleser visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 16th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: City Hall Park

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M013 City Hall Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 40.7122, -74.0069 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fancy Fireflies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/family-art-project-fancy-fireflies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/family-art-project-fancy-fireflies Date: July 27, 2014

Explore the exhibition of photographs by Gregory Crewdson in the Glyndor Gallery. Make a tiny, sparkly firefly to hang on a found stick to light your way throughout the day and, using a special dyeing technique, create a dreamy, firefly-filled nightscape. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1b254d11b2.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/forest-crew Date: July 27, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Bay Birding Canoe Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/pelham-bay-birding-canoe-adventure-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/pelham-bay-birding-canoe-adventure-intermediate Date: July 27, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. Explore the Eastchester Bay, Hutchison River Estuary and the Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary on the eight-mile paddles.

This is an intermediate level canoe trip. For ages 8 and up.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Thursday, July 17th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 11:00 am 40.8586, -73.8027 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Fishing and Crabbing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/fishing-and-crabbing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/fishing-and-crabbing Date: July 27, 2014

Catch-and release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. All fishing programs are catch-and-release only and most fishing programs are first-come, first-serve. Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Bay Ridge Avenue and Shore Road

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2014-07-27 2014-07-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6385, -74.036 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: July 27, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 27, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: EarthCapades]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/family-performance-festival-earthcapades http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/family-performance-festival-earthcapades Date: July 27, 2014

Watch the amazing tricks and flips of this circus troupe as they teach you about ecological diversity, the inherent right for all species to live in a safe and healthy environment, and how you can be a hero for our planet today. Free!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538e374c3524d.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/free-kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/free-kayaking Date: July 27, 2014

Join us for a 15-minute trial paddle off the shoreline.

Equipment and tips provided. Experienced kayakers will be on the water to help. Wear shoes and clothing that can get wet. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. First come, first served.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.593, -74.0612 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b6f6489e04b.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Dragonflies Demystified at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/dragonflies-demystified-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/dragonflies-demystified-at-high-rock-park Date: July 27, 2014

Contrary to popular belief, dragonflies are not dangerous or scary.

Join dragonfly expert Paul Lederer for a presentation, followed by a hike, to see dragonflies up close and personal and learn their special secrets.

Suitable for ages 6 and up with an adult chaperone. Bring your binoculars!

Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 1:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 27, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 27, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395ed98de2ed.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 28, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden/sessions to learn more and register

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-28 2014-07-28 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 28, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 28, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 28, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 29, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden/sessions to learn more and register

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-29 2014-07-29 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Park Tree Guard Installation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/ocean-breeze-park-tree-guard-installation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/ocean-breeze-park-tree-guard-installation Date: July 29, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Ocean Breeze Park to help protect our young trees from deer and rabbits. Volunteers will be trained in proper fitting and installation of tree guards. These tree guards will prevent deer and rabbit from rubbing and feeding on young trees. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at the corner of Quintard Street and Nugent Avenue. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Quintard Street and Nugent Avenue (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5906, -74.0804 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Painting: Mornings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/painting-mornings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/painting-mornings Date: July 29, 2014

Soft morning light catches a certain moisture in the air and there’s a quiet that helps to focus the artists’ gaze.

Artist Gerry McCleave will guide the group's painting. We provide paints, brushes and more. You bring a light folding chair.

Registration required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 9:30 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 29, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: July 29, 2014

Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature. Tree Care Tuesdays will take place every Tuesday from April 22nd 2014- September 2nd 2014. Sessions will occur from 10am-12pm with one session a month at 5pm-7pm.

Human Impacts Institute will provide supplies for tree care. Participants should bring water bottles, sunblock, a hat, and any other personal items. Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Please note: Tree Care Tuesdays meet on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., from April 22nd through September 2nd. On April 22, May 20, June 17 and July 15, Tree Care Tuesdays will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups. Please register by email with your full name and contact information, and specify “Tree Care Tuesday”, the specific DATE, as well as how many people will be attending in your registration.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Driggs Ave and Monitor Street

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2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7233, -73.9422 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 29, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: July 29, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 30, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden/sessions to learn more and register

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-30 2014-07-30 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 30, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 30, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Beekeeping 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/greenthumb-workshop-beekeeping-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/greenthumb-workshop-beekeeping-101 Date: July 30, 2014

Please join Gemma Garcia and GreenThumb for this basic beekeeping workshop.

We will show you how the hive is built and the basic things you need to know about keeping bees in your community garden. Learn about the life cycle of the bees, the different members of the bee family and the roles they play in the hive and gardens. You will also learn about the benefits of keeping bees in community gardens (aside from delicious honey) as well as the steps involved in getting trained as a beekeeper and starting a hive of your own.

RSVP required.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: St. John Cantius Parish

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2014-07-30 2014-07-30 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.6675, -73.894 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Care Captain Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/milliontreesnyc-treelc-care-captain-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/milliontreesnyc-treelc-care-captain-training Date: July 30, 2014

Sign up to become a TreeLC Care Captain, and learn how to lead your own tree care workshops and events!

Care Captain trainings empower enthusiastic tree stewards to offer tree care workshops to their neighbors and friends. You will learn all the steps to running a workshop; seasonally specific tree care strategies and tips; community organizing and event coordination skills, and gain an in-depth understanding of the MillionTreesNYC initiative.

Who can attend?

New Yorkers who are interested in leading local tree stewardship, who commit to planning a community tree care event engaging at least 10 community members and caring for at least 10 trees. Our Care Captain program is a good fit for representatives of block associations, classrooms, neighborhood groups or other civic organizations.

Registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53737ae44a20c.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-garden-walk Date: July 30, 2014

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a mini tour of one of Wave Hill’s magnificent gardens. Tours vary by week: come back on another evening for a glimpse of a different garden area! Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b184829e134.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 31, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden/sessions to learn more and register

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-31 2014-07-31 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 31, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 31, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan Date: July 31, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: West 183 Street and St. Nicholas Avenue

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2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.9401 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: July 31, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories In The Garden: Creepy Crawlies And Wiggly Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/stories-in-the-garden-creepy-crawlies-and-wiggly-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/stories-in-the-garden-creepy-crawlies-and-wiggly-worms Date: July 31, 2014

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories. These stories––classics and more––will come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppets. Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in inclement weather we will meet in Wave Hill House. What can you find under a rock? Who wriggles and crawls through Wave Hill’s gardens? This week, listen to stories that give you a bug’s-eye-view of the world, and then join us as we wiggle, flutter and dance like some of the garden’s tiniest inhabitants. Our books this week are The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle, The Snail’s Spell by Joanne Ryder and Under One Rock by Anthony D. Fredericks. Ideal for children ages 3 to 6 with their adult companions. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53baac5139e58.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/garden-crew1 Date: July 31, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Growing Food on Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/growing-food-on-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/growing-food-on-staten-island Date: July 31, 2014

Join us for a showing of Jay Weichun’s documentary exploring the borough’s vegetable gardens, as well as the people who grow them .

This documentary, filmed over several years, features a diverse and colorful array of plants and people who are part of this current chapter of the borough’s agricultural history. After the documentary, Jay will field questions from the audience.

This free program is part of the Arts in the Greenbelt series, sponsored by New York Community Trust.

Registration required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/journey-to-the-stars Date: July 31, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/farmers-market-fridays Date: August 1, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 1, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden/sessions to learn more and register

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Park Invasive Removal NAVigator Qualifying Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/van-cortlandt-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/van-cortlandt-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project Date: August 1, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Van Cortlandt Park to help remove invasive exotic vegetation from the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty.

Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at East 238th Street and Van Cortlandt Park East. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Van Cortlandt Park East and East 238th Street (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8991, -73.8735 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 1, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 1, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Six-Legged Wonders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/sixlegged-wonders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/sixlegged-wonders Date: August 1, 2014

Summer is a great time to discover some of the Greenbelt’s smallest residents.

From brilliant butterflies to chirping crickets, lots of insects can be found crawling and flying through the forest. First, we will learn what makes an insect and insect. Next, we will go outside on a short walk in search of insects. Finally, we will create our very own insect to take home.

Program is suitable for ages 4-8. Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/family-camping Date: August 1, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 22.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 6:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Qualia Gardens: Art Installation and Dance Performances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/qualia-gardens-art-installation-and-dance-performances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/qualia-gardens-art-installation-and-dance-performances Date: August 1, 2014

Explore qualia—your personal sense of experience—with Brooklyn-based arts collective LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya

Art Installation on Display
JULY 15—AUG 13
The art installation traces the garden stone path with dozens of strings using tension and suspension to stimulate your personal sense of perception.

Dance Performances
FRI, AUG 1, 7:00-8:00PM
SAT, AUG 9, 4:00-5:00PM
Through dance performances, company dancers, local artists and community members will explore the garden space as a place of constant regeneration, rebirth and contemplation.

Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of each performance.

Presented in partnership with BAM

We have more free public events this summer and fall! For more "Arts in the Gardens" events, please visit our calendar: www.nyrp.org/calendar

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Gil Hodges Community Garden

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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.676, -73.9848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c01192c98c7.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bird-walk Date: August 2, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 2, 2014

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 2, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 2, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Third Annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/third-annual-great-hudson-river-estuary-fish-count2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/third-annual-great-hudson-river-estuary-fish-count2 Date: August 2, 2014

Join naturalists from the Hudson River Estuary Program as they pull a seine net through the waters of the tidal basin at Inwood Hill Park, identifying and counting their catch for the annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count.

During this free family program, participants may volunteer to put on waterproof boots and help collect a variety of wriggly and fascinating creatures usually hidden below the surface of the water.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (845) 256-3016

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.8744, -73.9205 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan Date: August 2, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: Osgood Ave. and Gordon St.

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6189, -74.0837 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 2, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Idlewild Birding by Canoe Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/idlewild-birding-by-canoe-adventure-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/idlewild-birding-by-canoe-adventure-intermediate Date: August 2, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Enjoy a peaceful paddle in the wetlands of Jamaica Bay and view the incredible birds in this habitat.

For ages 8 years old and up. This is an intermediate canoing trip.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 23rd.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Idlewild Park

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Q392 Idlewild Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 40.6525, -73.7549 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 2, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/community-paddle1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/community-paddle1 Date: August 2, 2014

Short canoe trips for beginners and families.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Starlight Park

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X147A Starlight Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:30 pm 40.8315, -73.8822 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ad9f5983770.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/family-camping Date: August 2, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 22.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 6:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Discovery for Kids: Firefly Pajama Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/nature-adventure-for-kids-firefly-pajama-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/nature-adventure-for-kids-firefly-pajama-party Date: August 2, 2014

Join Julia Attaway, educator and local mom, to see if you can catch the last fireflies of the season!

During this hands-on program kids will have a chance to learn about fireflies in a light-hearted and playful atmosphere. Feel free to get ready for bed before you come out and chase fireflies in your pajamas.

Bring a jar or container and you can use your fireflies as night lights. But don't forget to let them out before you go to sleep! They have important work to do finding a mate and lighting the summer evenings.

Designed for children ages 4 through 8. Children must be accompanied by adults.

This program is supported by the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Jacob Javits Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 7:30 pm 8:15 pm 40.859, -73.9349 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f6eed2c3ce.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/astronomy Date: August 2, 2014

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky.

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 and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx through the Eyes of a Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bronx-through-the-eyes-of-a-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bronx-through-the-eyes-of-a-garden Date: August 2, 2014

Art Jones, a multimedia visual and sound artist, will create an exciting performance using film, video, and audio devices. Recordings of the garden will be mixed with beats and melodies associated with the borough, and played along with a video montage of historical Bronx images, digital animation, and footage of the surrounding neighborhood.

Performance follows the Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series http://on.fb.me/1szkT5S

Additional performances:
SAT, JUL 26, 8:30-10:00PM
Target Bronx Community Garden http://on.fb.me/1oKZccU
1025 Anderson Avenue, Highbridge
* Performance follows the Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series

WED, AUG 6, 9:00-10:30PM
Bathgate Community Garden http://on.fb.me/1ztSyz1
1818-1836 Bathgate Avenue, Tremont
* Performance follows the film Bronx Princess

Presented in partnership with The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.8122, -73.9202 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c018d08d387.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 3, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: August 3, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 3, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/birding Date: August 3, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. We offer birding programs throughout the year. These programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we enourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 40.9044, -73.8964 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Handmade River Rafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/family-art-project-handmade-river-rafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/family-art-project-handmade-river-rafts Date: August 3, 2014

Collage and sculpt together a mixture of buoyant materials, such as recycled foam trays, modeling clay and reeds. Make your mixture into an all-natural raft or handmade boat. Keep it as a small sculpture—or see if it floats! Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc004c3001c.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:17 EDT