NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 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 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:29:42 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[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 2, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-02 2015-06-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 2, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: June 2, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 2, 2015

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

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565f6e18fa94.jpg Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 2, 2015

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d225a5880.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 3, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-03 2015-06-03 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 3, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-03 2015-06-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 3, 2015

Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-03 2015-06-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 4, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-04 2015-06-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 4, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fledglings: Early Childhood Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/fledglings-early-childhood-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/fledglings-early-childhood-program Date: June 4, 2015

Join Prospect Park Alliance Naturalists in a new early childhood program for parents and caregivers with children ages 18-36 months.

Children will develop self-reliance, creativity, and problem-solving skills through outdoor play-based activities. Focusing on a different theme every week, children will begin to appreciate nature. The program will include opportunities for mini nature-walks, animal encounters, nature play, and story time.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 11 May 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: June 4, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Landscape Painting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/landscape-painting-workshop-begins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/landscape-painting-workshop-begins Date: June 4, 2015

How does climate change alter your perspective of the landscape? Join artist Rachael Wren and explore how to mix colors, make composition choices, and use your paint brush in new ways.

Classes include demonstrations, individual guidance, and gentle critiques. All levels welcome. Limited supplies provided. This series continues June 11, 18,& 25, and July & 9.

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 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565ffa8ac934.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/waterfront-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/waterfront-garden-tour Date: June 4, 2015

Take a tour of our waterfront garden! Located along the coast of the East River, the garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils and narcissus, to winter blooming witchhazel and amamellis.

Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside. You will be able to enjoy breath-taking views of Manhattan while you explore the winding paths of our shade garden.

All are welcome and no fee is required. We will be meeting at the Randall's Island side of the 103rd St. footbridge. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555a56aeb40ff.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: June 4, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West)

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

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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d3f773fa5.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Seeds Under the Spotlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/seeds-under-the-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/seeds-under-the-spotlight Date: June 4, 2015

Seeds are amazing little packages that move by rolling on the ground, flying through the air, floating in water or "hitching" a ride on passerby’s. We will take a hike to look for seeds in their many forms from acorns to pinecones to walnuts. Using our high-powered microscopes, we will then take a closer look to discover how these amazing seeds can move and grow into new flowers and trees.

This program is designed for ages 8 and up and their adult chaperones and is sponsored by Councilwoman Debi Rose. Meet at the Nevada Avenue entrance to High Rock Park. Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/garden-crew-training-session Date: June 4, 2015

The Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the 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.

*All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For information about New York Restoration Project Crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Summer Series Kick Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/childrens-summer-series-kick-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/childrens-summer-series-kick-off Date: June 4, 2015

Join us as we kick off our children's summer events with fun activities for the whole family. TD Bank will be hosting workshops and bringing their eco-friendly "Mobile Forest: Rooted in NYC" exhibit. Take a tour inside the 'forest', snap a photo and learn how TD is helping our local woodlands. Balloon making will be at 5 p.m. folowed by a 6 p.m. performance of Puppets in the Park's of "Tales of Briar Rabbit".

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Dry Harbor Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7025, -73.8677 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 5, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-05 2015-06-05 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 5, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 5, 2015

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d225a5880.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: June 5, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bird-walks Date: June 6, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 6, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/horseschoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/horseschoe-crabs Date: June 6, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Horseshoe crabs are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than crabs, but this amazing species is older than the dinosaurs. May through June is mating and egg-laying season; this will be your best opportunity to view them up close.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8704, -73.7867 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108ad1f0382.JPG Thu, 21 May 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: June 6, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Hike the Heights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/hike-the-heights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/hike-the-heights Date: June 6, 2015

Hike the Heights is an annual community hike and celebration in northern Manhattan parks that promotes the use of the Giraffe Path, an urban trail that connects the Cloisters to Central Park. This family-friendly event invites New Yorkers to explore and celebrate the area’s natural treasures by combining physical activity, art, and fun!

Following the hikes is a celebration in Highbridge Park with arts, games, food, and fun!

Come back for updates, hike starting points, planning meeting dates and more information on how to be part of its biggest community celebration ever!

This event is part of the Season of the High Bridge!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunken Playground (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8377, -73.9361 Mon, 04 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Woodworking: Build a Garden Tuteur]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/garden-woodworking-build-a-garden-tuteur http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/garden-woodworking-build-a-garden-tuteur Date: June 6, 2015

Trellises perform double-duty by supporting rambling vines and serving as ornamental garden features. With master carpenter and Wave Hill Director of Facilities Frank Perrone as your guide, construct your own decorative “tuteur” (pyramidal trellis) to tame your rambunctious vines.

No previous carpentry skills required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565ffce6f4b2.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: June 6, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

The Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits!

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 6, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Weather and Washes Outdoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/family-art-project-weather-and-washes-outdoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/family-art-project-weather-and-washes-outdoors Date: June 6, 2015

Take your artistic spirit outdoors and notice the subtle and forceful changes occurring in nature. With visiting artist Angela Dufresne, currently exhibiting in Wrath–Force of Nature (this summer’s exhibition in Glyndor Gallery), capture what you see by combining mists of watercolor with stains, splashe, and drips to make an atmospheric vision.

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. This is a Wrath–Force of Nature event.

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 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fcacc15f0.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 6, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central 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) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: June 6, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 6, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.

  • Adventure Hike, 12-1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1-2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • Nature's Helpers, 2-3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3-4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 6, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost with Red Wigglers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/compost-with-red-wigglers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/compost-with-red-wigglers Date: June 6, 2015

Want to start recycling your food waste at home? Join us at Dorothy Strelsin Community Garden as we dive into composting indoors using a worm bin. Participants will get to explore the anatomy, behavior and care of these gentle helpers and go home with the confidence to finally get started composting. We will even demonstrate how to make and set up your own worm bin out of recycled materials.

To register, email info@lesecologycenter.org

There is a $5 suggested donation.

See more at: https://www.nyrp.org/green-spaces/events/compost-with-red-wigglers#sthash.dILPnsyf.dpuf

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Dorothy Strelsin Memorial Community Garden

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.721, -73.985 Tue, 26 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Go Greenpoint! Greenpoint Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/go-greenpoint-greenpoint-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/go-greenpoint-greenpoint-festival Date: June 6, 2015

Beginning in 2008, Go Green! Greenpoint! was the first Earth Day Festival to take place in North Brooklyn. Since then, this event has become an annual staple of community life. Each year, Go Green! Greenpoint! has grown in participating organizations and businesses, and attendance. The event includes education with schools, community groups, and companies displaying research or art projects that will enhance our appreciation and understanding of our environment. It also provides recycling for bicycles, electronic equipment, clothing, books, and toys. The event hosts green contests for children and adults, wellness with judo, yoga, and other classes, vendors with enviro-friendly merchandise, and live music and dance performances.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7215, -73.9527 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554a6d856e9ec.gif Wed, 06 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Bronx River Festival: Hello Herring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/annual-bronx-river-festival-hello-herring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/annual-bronx-river-festival-hello-herring Date: June 6, 2015

Come celebrate the Bronx River's First Fish Passage during our annual Bronx River Festival "Hello Herring".

This day will include an animal show by Eric Zeiger, music by a live DJ, free canoe paddling, a historical walk, live performance from Davalois Fearon, The NY Public Library free Library Card Program, and much more.

No registration required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 180th Street & Boston Road (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8426, -73.8782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5550fdc2bd297.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Design Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/heather-garden-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/heather-garden-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands Date: June 6, 2015

As part of Garden Days at Fort Tryon Park, join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden with its 550 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs.

Brands and colleague Lynden Miller have served as garden consultants to the Fort Tryon Park Trust since 2009. Learn how they worked with the park's gardeners and the Olmsted Brother's original 1935 plant list to strengthen and rejuvenate the Heather Garden to make it a destination with horticultural interest in every season. Their Framework Plan also equipped the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks gardeners with information on how to best sustain the garden for future generations.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555246ec7782e.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Plants We Eat: Tour & Activity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/plants-we-eat-tour-activity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/plants-we-eat-tour-activity Date: June 6, 2015

Do you eat your fruits and vegetables? Join Queens Botanical Garden's education staff for a tour of the Garden as we explore plant parts, identify their functions, and discover which of these parts we eat.

This event includes a seed planting to take home!

Advance registration is required at Eventbrite.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Propagating Seeds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/propagating-seeds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/propagating-seeds Date: June 6, 2015

Propagating your own seeds is a timeless way to keep food traditions alive, reduce materials costs, and to promote and protect biodiversity and food sovereignty.

Participants will leave the workshop with the skills necessary to start most kinds of seeds at home or in the community garden. Bring seeds to share and trade.

For more information, please visit the New York Restoration Project's website.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Aberdeen Street Community Garden

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6835, -73.905 Tue, 26 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Gather Around the Campfire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire Date: June 6, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

Join us around our roaring campfire for an evening of s'mores, games, and storytelling. Space is limited. Reigstration required. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 27th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/family-camping-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/family-camping-brooklyn Date: June 6, 2015

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.

Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 27th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108bd6e6d27.JPG Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 7, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-07 2015-06-07 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching at the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: June 7, 2015

Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Steve and Heidi Nanz of the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2015-06-07 2015-06-07 8:30 am 11:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552303b4df325.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Buds: For 2s and 3s]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/garden-buds-for-2s-and-3s http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/garden-buds-for-2s-and-3s Date: June 7, 2015

Discover and explore the wonders of nature with your young gardener. Each class will focus on a different theme and allow your toddler to get a hands-on and fun experience with plants and gardening!

Each Bud must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (due to space limitations, no more than two adults can attend per family). Advance registration is required at gardenbuds.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-07 2015-06-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Riverdale Park History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/riverdale-park-historic-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/riverdale-park-historic-walking-tour Date: June 7, 2015

Take a stroll in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in New York City. The tour will include marvelous views of the Hudson River, famous tales of the neighborhood’s great estates, and much more.

This walking tour will be led by Bronx Co. Historical Society tour guide Mr. Nestor Danyluk.

To reserve your spot, please contact The Society at (718) 881-8900. The tour generally runs about 2 hours.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Palisade Avenue, Kappock Street and Independence Avenue (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.8809, -73.9209 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f80e14502f.JPG Tue, 26 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Weather and Washes Outdoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/family-art-project-weather-and-washes-outdoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/family-art-project-weather-and-washes-outdoors Date: June 7, 2015

Take your artistic spirit outdoors and notice the subtle and forceful changes occurring in nature.

With visiting artist Angela Dufresne, currently exhibiting in Wrath–Force of Nature (this summer’s exhibition in Glyndor Gallery), capture what you see by combining mists of watercolor with stains, splashes, and drips to make an atmospheric vision.

This event is free with admission to the grounds. A Wrath–Force of Nature event.

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 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fcc12791c.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[All About Pollinators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/all-about-pollinators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/all-about-pollinators Date: June 7, 2015

Learn all about NYC pollinators like bees and butterflies in this workshop. Fascinating facts and hands on activities will be provided by the Urban Park Rangers and volunteers from La Plaza Cultural Garden.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: La Plaza Cultural

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2015-06-07 2015-06-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7253, -73.9786 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 7, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.

  • Adventure Hike, 12-1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1-2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • Nature's Helpers, 2-3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3-4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/discovery-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/discovery-day Date: June 7, 2015

Spectacular landscapes and panoramic views await you!

Come to Freshkills Park for an opportunity to discover the trails and hills of the landfill-to-park project!

We’re opening up the future North Park and miles of additional interior trails for walking, bicycling, jogging and exploring on two Sundays this summer, on June 7 and August 2.

At each event, Kayak Staten Island will lead a free kayaking program from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fresh Kill and Main Creek waterways. Bicycles will be available for riding around the trails, and NYC Audubon will lead a nature hike near the creek. Visitors are also encouraged to bring their own cameras to photograph the park in progress. Pack a picnic or purchase food and non-alcoholic beverages from event food trucks.

A bus to the scenic overlook will run throughout the day. Shuttles into the site will run continuously from parking at Wild Avenue to the creek of North Park, and on a scheduled basis from St. George Ferry Terminal. Visitors, including bicycle riders and dog owners, can enter the site directly at 350 Wild Avenue and do not need to take a shuttle.

The site will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the last entrance at 3:30 p.m. Visit Freshkill's Discovery Day for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2015-06-07 2015-06-07 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.586, -74.1918 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555506f837f75.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: June 7, 2015

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[LaGuardia Corner Garden Rose Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/laguardia-corner-garden-rose-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/laguardia-corner-garden-rose-walk Date: June 7, 2015

This community garden has a large collection of roses. Each of the blooming roses will be labeled. A Rosarian will be on hand to answer questions about roses.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: LaGuardia Corner Community Garden

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2015-06-07 2015-06-07 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7273, -73.9993 Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 7, 2015

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

This event is 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 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565f703e06a0.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: June 7, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West)

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

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: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d3f773fa5.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/08/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/08/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 8, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-08 2015-06-08 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/08/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/08/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 8, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-08 2015-06-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 8, 2015

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-08 2015-06-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d225a5880.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 9, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-09 2015-06-09 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 9, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-09 2015-06-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: June 9, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-06-09 2015-06-09 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Care Tuesday with Human Impacts Institute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/tree-care-tuesday-with-human-impacts-institute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/tree-care-tuesday-with-human-impacts-institute Date: June 9, 2015

Join the Human Impacts Institute to help care for local trees and greenspace and help with their local oyster monitoring project too!

Register online. (Required for groups and recommended for all.)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-9761

Location: 90 Kent Avenue and North 8th Street

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2015-06-09 2015-06-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7209, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55524766b3d33.JPG Fri, 15 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 9, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

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

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: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-09 2015-06-09 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 9, 2015

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

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-09 2015-06-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565f7251ce9b.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 10, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-10 2015-06-10 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 10, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-10 2015-06-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: June 10, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-10 2015-06-10 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Final Workshops for the Jamaica Bay Implementation Plan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/final-workshops-for-the-jamaica-bay-implementation-plan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/final-workshops-for-the-jamaica-bay-implementation-plan Date: June 10, 2015

Please join NYC DOT, along with the Regional Plan Association, the National Parks Service, and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for the final round of workshops for the Jamaica Bay Implementation Plan.

Share your thoughts, reactions, and input to the plan for the future of this 28-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian paths connecting parks, wetlands, and beaches surrounding Jamaica Bay.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 546-4318

Location: PS 272

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2015-06-10 2015-06-10 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6364, -73.8855 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555355fe22607.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch Monthly Monitoring Sessions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/frogwatch-monthly-monitoring-sessions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/frogwatch-monthly-monitoring-sessions Date: June 10, 2015

Join us for monthly monitoring sessions where we listen for the calls of local frogs. FrogWatch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you! Bring a headlamp or flashlight for the night walk and monitoring. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Registration required.Greenbelt Nature Center (Buttonbush Swamp)

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-06-10 2015-06-10 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ad059aa321.png Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 11, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-11 2015-06-11 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 11, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fledglings: Early Childhood Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/fledglings-early-childhood-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/fledglings-early-childhood-program Date: June 11, 2015

Join Prospect Park Alliance Naturalists in a new early childhood program for parents and caregivers with children ages 18-36 months.

Children will develop self-reliance, creativity, and problem-solving skills through outdoor play-based activities. Focusing on a different theme every week, children will begin to appreciate nature. The program will include opportunities for mini nature-walks, animal encounters, nature play, and story time.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 11 May 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: June 11, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/wildflower-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/wildflower-garden-tour Date: June 11, 2015

Come take a tour of our Wildflower Meadow!

Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate Bridge, our Wildflower Meadow is home to an array of native and ornamental plants that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife.

Join an experienced member of the Alliance's Horticulture Department for a walk and talk about our favorite subject… flowers!

All are welcome and no fee is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555a5aacaa415.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Double Raised Bed Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/greenthumb-workshop-double-raised-bed-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/greenthumb-workshop-double-raised-bed-building Date: June 11, 2015

We will be learning how to raise beds higher to make them more accessible, especially for seniors and those with limited mobility.

This workshop will be hands-on and gardeners are welcome to join in.

This workshop is in partnership with Just Food.

Please RSVP here.


Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: PS 53 Garden

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2015-06-11 2015-06-11 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.666, -73.8908 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 12, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-12 2015-06-12 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 12, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 12, 2015

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d225a5880.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 12, 2015

Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. Join the tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bird-walks Date: June 13, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 13, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Marine Park Planting & Goose Fence Installation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/marine-park-planting-goose-fence-installation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/marine-park-planting-goose-fence-installation Date: June 13, 2015

Help NYC Parks restore salt marsh in Gerritsen Creek! Sections of the salt marsh were damaged by heavy ice sheets and burrowing geese over this past winter, leaving bare patches subject to erosion. Volunteers will plant smooth codgrass (Spartina alternaflora) in two sections of the marsh, and install goose fence to protect the new plantings. Volunteers should meet at Avenue U and E 33rd Street. Please come dressed in work boots or sturdy shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9303 Thu, 14 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: June 13, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: June 13, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

The Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits!

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 13, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Estuary Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/estuary-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/estuary-paddle Date: June 13, 2015

Encounter saltwater marshes and wildlife that thrive in the tides as you paddle the saltwater section of the Bronx River.

Registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8269, -73.8848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555645f731313.JPG Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Luminous Paper Lanterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-art-project-luminous-paper-lanterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-art-project-luminous-paper-lanterns Date: June 13, 2015

Cut nature shapes from bright, multicolored tissue paper. Then, with a simple, papier-mâché method, use your cut shapes to make festive lanterns to brighten and make magical your summer days and nights. 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

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fcda1c99d.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Active Hiking II]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/get-active-hiking-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/get-active-hiking-ii Date: June 13, 2015

Meet at the last stop of the 1 train for our longest hike at three to four hours long to see all seven wonders of Van Cortlandt Park. This is a great opportunity to learn about the ecology and the history of the park.

Please wear appropriate shoes and bring plenty of water and a snack for the hike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Van Cortlandt Park Station: Last Stop on the #1 Train (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8892, -73.8986 Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Nature Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/kids-nature-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/kids-nature-hike-light Date: June 13, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

The forest is waking up and blooming as spring progresses. Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty on this hike, as we explore and get up close with nature found on the forest floor.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 13, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central 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) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: June 13, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 13, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.

  • Adventure Hike, 12-1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1-2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • Nature's Helpers, 2-3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3-4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 13, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Freshkills Park Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/greenthumb-workshop-freshkills-park-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/greenthumb-workshop-freshkills-park-walking-tour Date: June 13, 2015

Join NYC gardeners for a tour of Freshkills Park and see land transformation on an expansive scale. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is the world’s largest landfill to park conversion project. The tour will show how balance is being restored to this landscape of wetlands, creeks and green rolling hills with magnificent vistas.

You must RSVP ahead of time to this event as space is limited. A bus will be waiting at the Staten Island Ferry to shuttle registered participants to and from the park.

Please RSVP

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 227-1383

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Gardening Workshop for Families: Tour & Vegetable Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/gardening-workshop-for-families-tour-vegetable-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/gardening-workshop-for-families-tour-vegetable-planting Date: June 13, 2015

Tour vegetable gardens and learn techniques about urban gardening and farming.

Participants will take home a seasonal planting. Advance registration is required here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saltwater-fishing Date: June 13, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Bay Ridge Avenue and Shore Road

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6385, -74.036 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108c9acc3f3.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-camping-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-camping-manhattan Date: June 13, 2015

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.

Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 3rd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108cf909b96.JPG Mon, 18 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching at the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: June 14, 2015

Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club.

Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2015-06-14 2015-06-14 8:00 am 10:30 am 40.6864, -73.8892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552304137baba.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 14, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-14 2015-06-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/summer-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/summer-birding Date: June 14, 2015

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands. Observe the plants, insects and habitats that make Wave Hill an appealing destination for such a wide variety of birds.

Birders of all levels welcome! Children ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. This event will be canceled if there is severe weather.

Registration is recommended here or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center. This event is free with admission to the grounds. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.)

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fbe029dc4.jpg Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT