NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:33:10 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[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 18, 2014

See some of the park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-18 2014-12-18 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: December 19, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-19 2014-12-19 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546d18e90c0e8.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: December 20, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-12-20 2014-12-20 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:04 EST
<![CDATA[Goodbye Fall, Hello Winter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/goodbye-fall-hello-winter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/goodbye-fall-hello-winter Date: December 20, 2014

Celebrate the end of fall and look forward to the cozy winter days ahead.

Weather permitting, we will take a short walk and see how the forest has been preparing for winter. Then we will create a special craft that will add light to the season’s shorter, darker days as we cozy up near the fireplace and enjoy a warm cup of tea or hot cocoa.

This program is recommended for ages 4-8 with an adult chaperone.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-12-20 2014-12-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: December 20, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-20 2014-12-20 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546d1c092d0ea.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Emergency Preparedness: Extreme Winter Weather]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/emergency-preparedness-extreme-winter-weather http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/emergency-preparedness-extreme-winter-weather Date: December 20, 2014

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness.

On these fun, family-friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-12-20 2014-12-20 1:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Hunter Island Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/rangers-choice-hunter-island-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/rangers-choice-hunter-island-night-hike Date: December 20, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Owls, deer, coyotes and raccoons are among the many animals that call Pelham Bay Park home. Join the Rangers for this rare winter night hike.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, December 10th.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-12-20 2014-12-20 5:00 pm 40.8687, -73.797 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:02 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/astronomy Date: December 20, 2014

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

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: North Side of the Great Lawn (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-20 2014-12-20 6:00 pm 40.7825, -73.9657 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Snow-Globe Gift Boxes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/family-art-project-snowglobe-gift-boxes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/family-art-project-snowglobe-gift-boxes Date: December 21, 2014

Choose from live evergreen boughs and their wonderful scents and textures to create a winter wonderland snow-globe box. Add inhabitants and decorate it with shiny foil, snowy shapes and natural objects, such as cones, dried herbs and spices.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54610336a32ab.jpg Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wonderland Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/winter-wonderland-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/winter-wonderland-hike-vigorous Date: December 21, 2014

On the shortest day of the year, join us for one of our longest hikes as we explore Central Park from top to bottom. Central Park will be decorated for the holidays, so be sure to bring your camera.

Pre-registration is encouraged. If registrations exceed program capacity, participants will be chosen through lottery to ensure fairness in the selection process. To register please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, December 10th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 11:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Tracks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/animal-tracks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/animal-tracks Date: December 21, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.

Our Rangers will teach you the basics about wildlife tracking. By the end you will be skilled in recognizing differences between raccoon and common housecat tracks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 1:00 pm 40.619, -74.1061 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[The Science behind the Solstice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/the-science-behind-the-solstice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/the-science-behind-the-solstice Date: December 21, 2014

Learn myths and legends surrounding the season’s shortest day, as well as the science behind the shorter days and the snow to come.

Join us for a short hike along the nature center trail in search of seasonal changes, then cozy up by the fireplace to a cup of hot cocoa or tea.

This program is geared for ages 10 and up.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: December 21, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54610a4b6af6e.jpg Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: December 21, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546d18e90c0e8.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Solstice Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/winter-solstice-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/winter-solstice-celebration Date: December 21, 2014

Enjoy hearthside stories, hot cider, and a candle light walk on the Putnam Trail with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House & Lower Putnam Trail (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 4:00 pm 40.8888, -73.8925 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 22, 2014

See some of the park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-22 2014-12-22 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 23, 2014

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and onto the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-23 2014-12-23 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Park Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/heart-of-the-park-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/heart-of-the-park-walking-tour Date: December 26, 2014

Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the Heart of Central Park. Starting at Strawberry Fields, visit iconic locations like Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge while listening to the stories behind them. Continue through the Ramble woods and discover its importance as an urban oasis for migrating birds, and the wildlife which lives year round in the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-26 2014-12-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7762, -73.9759 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Create Your Year - Hello 2015!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/family-art-project-create-your-year-hello-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/family-art-project-create-your-year-hello-2015 Date: December 27, 2014

Learn from gardeners, who plant according to the phases of the moon. What might your year look like if it was designed according to the lunar calendar? Capture your vision of seasonal delights, and create your very own hanging calendar for the New Year at this classic Wave Hill program. 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 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546103fe602c8.jpg Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Primitive Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/primitive-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/primitive-survival-skills Date: December 27, 2014

If you were dropped into the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back, could you make a fire, build a shelter, or gather clean drinking water? Discover how our ancestors mastered these crucial skills.

On these fun, family-friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 27, 2014

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

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 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/the-night-sky Date: December 27, 2014

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

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Passarelle Ramp at David Dinkins Circle (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 6:00 pm 40.7514, -73.8431 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Seal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/seal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/seal-exploration Date: December 28, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks.

Winter is the best time of year to spot seals on the small rocky islands which surround Orchard Beach. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-12-28 2014-12-28 10:00 am 40.8704, -73.7867 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:14 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Create Your Year - Hello 2015!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/family-art-project-create-your-year-hello-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/family-art-project-create-your-year-hello-2015 Date: December 28, 2014

Learn from gardeners, who plant according to the phases of the moon. What might your year look like if it was designed according to the lunar calendar? Capture your vision of seasonal delights, and create your very own hanging calendar for the New Year at this classic Wave Hill program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-28 2014-12-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5461043343999.jpg Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: December 28, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-28 2014-12-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54610a7511dc5.jpg Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Park Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/heart-of-the-park-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/heart-of-the-park-walking-tour Date: December 29, 2014

Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the Heart of Central Park. Starting at Strawberry Fields, visit iconic locations like Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge while listening to the stories behind them. Continue through the Ramble woods and discover its importance as an urban oasis for migrating birds, and the wildlife which lives year round in the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-29 2014-12-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7762, -73.9759 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Park Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/heart-of-the-park-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/heart-of-the-park-walking-tour Date: December 30, 2014

Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the Heart of Central Park. Starting at Strawberry Fields, visit iconic locations like Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge while listening to the stories behind them. Continue through the Ramble woods and discover its importance as an urban oasis for migrating birds, and the wildlife which lives year round in the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-30 2014-12-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7762, -73.9759 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Park Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/heart-of-the-park-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/heart-of-the-park-walking-tour Date: December 31, 2014

Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the Heart of Central Park. Starting at Strawberry Fields, visit iconic locations like Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge while listening to the stories behind them. Continue through the Ramble woods and discover its importance as an urban oasis for migrating birds, and the wildlife which lives year round in the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-31 2014-12-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7762, -73.9759 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 1, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and onto the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-01 2015-01-01 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 4, 2015

See some of the park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-04 2015-01-04 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: January 4, 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 2015-01-04 2015-01-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/04/nature-exploration-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/04/nature-exploration-moderate Date: January 4, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous.This will be a moderate hike.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-04 2015-01-04 1:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Astonomy: Quadrantids Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/04/astonomy-quadrantids-meteor-shower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/04/astonomy-quadrantids-meteor-shower Date: January 4, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipments is provided. At this program, we'll try to get a glimpse of the Quadrantids meteor shower, an annual meteor shower that happens at this time of year.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2015-01-04 2015-01-04 6:00 pm 40.7309, -73.774 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 5, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-05 2015-01-05 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 9, 2015

See some of the park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-09 2015-01-09 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/birding-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/birding-eagles Date: January 10, 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. We offer birding programs throughout the year. These programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Winter is a spetacular season in which to observe bald eagles through New York City parks. Join us for this early morning program and enjoy learning more about their natural history and basic biology.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 9:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-mccarren-park Date: January 10, 2015

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015!

MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to help insulate these trees from the cold weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhood blocks. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street.

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7214, -73.9505 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5490ab2931c2f.jpg Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-fort-greene-park Date: January 10, 2015

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015!

MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to help insulate these trees from the cold weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhood blocks. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street.

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fort Greene Park at Willoughby Avenue (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6917, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5490ab2931c2f.jpg Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Brook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-brook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-brook-park Date: January 10, 2015

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015!

MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to help insulate these trees from the cold weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhood blocks. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street.

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brook Park

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2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8096, -73.9187 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5490ab2931c2f.jpg Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Light Hike: Winter Tree ID]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/winter-tree-id-light-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/winter-tree-id-light-hike Date: January 10, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Enjoy exploring the trees of Kissena Park. Before it was a park, this area was a major tree nursery owned by Samuel Parsons, growing exotics and natives to be planted throughout the city.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 40.7498, -73.8076 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-conference-house-park Date: January 10, 2015

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015!

MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to help insulate these trees from the cold weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhood blocks. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street.

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5490ab2931c2f.jpg Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Travers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-travers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-travers-park Date: January 10, 2015

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015!

MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to help insulate these trees from the cold weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhood blocks. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street.

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 34th Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets (in Travers Park)

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Q303 Travers Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7535, -73.8892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5490ab2931c2f.jpg Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-astoria-park Date: January 10, 2015

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015!

MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to help insulate these trees from the cold weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhood blocks. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street.

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 19th Avenue & Hoyt Avenue (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9238 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5490ab2931c2f.jpg Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-washington-square-park Date: January 10, 2015

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015!

MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to help insulate these trees from the cold weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhood blocks. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street.

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 5th Avenue and Washington Square North (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7314, -73.997 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5490ab2931c2f.jpg Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Tompkins Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-tompkins-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-tompkins-square-park Date: January 10, 2015

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015!

MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to help insulate these trees from the cold weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhood blocks. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street.

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7258, -73.9821 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5490ab2931c2f.jpg Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-prospect-park Date: January 10, 2015

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015!

MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to help insulate these trees from the cold weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhood blocks. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street.

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park West & Third Street (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6682, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5490ab2931c2f.jpg Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Workshop: Permaculture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/grow-to-learn-workshop-permaculture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/grow-to-learn-workshop-permaculture Date: January 10, 2015

Interested in permaculture, companion planting, spiral gardens and the like, but don’t know where to start? Join Claudia Joseph, founder and Director of the NY Permaculture Exchange, to discuss permaculture principles and design, look at examples of permaculture gardens, and explore applications of permaculture in school gardens.

Schools applying for a Mini-Grant in the February 11th round will be awarded 1 bonus point towards their application’s final review score by attending this workshop.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Medicinal Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/natures-workshop-medicinal-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/natures-workshop-medicinal-plants Date: January 10, 2015

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided. Join the Urban Park Rangers in Van Cortlandt park and learn how common plants have been used by humans throughout history to ease pain and cure disease

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Seal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/seal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/seal-exploration Date: January 11, 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. Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Winter is an amazing time of year to observe seals in the NY harbor estuary. You may be surprised by what looks like a rock in the distance, is actually a healthy seal.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 10:00 am 40.8704, -73.7867 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[North Manhattan Parks Super Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/north-manhattan-parks-super-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/north-manhattan-parks-super-hike-moderate Date: January 11, 2015

Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. Discover the hidden gems found in the parks of northern Manhattan. Hikers will see the old rock shelters used by Lenape Natives at Inwood Hill Park, observe the Cloisters building in Fort Tryon Park, and finish at the legendary Little Red Lighthouse. Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Saturday, January 3rd.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 11:00 am 40.873, -73.9254 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: January 11, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate, to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 11:00 am 40.5839, -74.1254 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Build a Birdfeeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/build-a-birdfeeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/build-a-birdfeeder Date: January 11, 2015

This winter, join the Urban Park Rangers for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided. Learn about winter birds in your neighborhood and what they like to eat. Build your very own bird feeder from recycled materials. Participants chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Thursday, January 1st.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Marine Park at E. 36th Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 1:00 pm 40.6054, -73.9276 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 11, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and onto the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

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 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Finding Your Way: Maps and Compasses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/17/finding-your-way-maps-and-compasses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/17/finding-your-way-maps-and-compasses Date: January 17, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. If you lost your way could you navigate to safety? Learn basic cartography skills, and learn how to use a compass while walking through Central Park. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-17 2015-01-17 1:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Hunter Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/17/nature-exploration-hunter-island-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/17/nature-exploration-hunter-island-moderate Date: January 17, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous. This is a moderate hike.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-01-17 2015-01-17 1:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Finding Your Way]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/18/finding-your-way http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/18/finding-your-way Date: January 18, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. If you lost your way could you navigate to safety? Learn basic cartography skills, learn how to use a compass, and learn Native American navigational skills while walking through Van Cortlandt Park. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-01-18 2015-01-18 11:00 am 40.9044, -73.8964 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter BIrds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/18/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/18/birding-winter-birds Date: January 18, 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. We offer birding programs throughout the year and are appropriate for all skill levels - beginners are welcome. Enjoy learning about the birds which call New York CIty parks home for the Winter months.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-01-18 2015-01-18 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Indoor Composting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/18/natures-workshop-indoor-composting-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/18/natures-workshop-indoor-composting-workshop Date: January 18, 2015

This winter, join the Urban Park Rangers for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided. Indoor composting is an amazing way to reduce personal waste that is shipped to landfills. It also creates amazing supersoil for your own plants or nearby gardens.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-01-18 2015-01-18 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Martin Luther King Day Idlewild Park Wetland Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/19/mlk-day-idlewild-park-wetland-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/19/mlk-day-idlewild-park-wetland-cleanup Date: January 19, 2015

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Idlewild Park to removal floatable debris washed up from Hurricane Sandy. This work will help protect and maintain the wetlands of Idlewild Park. Volunteers will be trained in removal and cleanup techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, warm layers, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at the corner of 230th Place and 149th Avenue. This project is appropriate for adults and youth groups that are High school age and above. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: 230th Place and 149th Avenue (in Idlewild Park)

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Q392 Idlewild Park 2015-01-19 2015-01-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6525, -73.7549 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 20, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-20 2015-01-20 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 22, 2015

See some of the park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-22 2015-01-22 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Citizen Science Birdfeeder Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/citizen-science-birdfeeder-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/citizen-science-birdfeeder-workshop Date: January 24, 2015

This winter, join the Urban Park Rangers for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided. Citizen Science projects empower you to contribute to valuable scientific studies. Learn about Project FeederWatch, a Citizen Science program, as well as other Citizen Science projects and how to participate in them. Participants will also make nature bird feeders to take home.

Registration required. To register please vist www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, January 14th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 11:00 am 40.7924, -73.777 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 24, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Pioneering Skills Building with Ropes and Wood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/rangers-choice-pioneering-skills-building-with-ropes-and-wood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/rangers-choice-pioneering-skills-building-with-ropes-and-wood Date: January 24, 2015

Each season we feature some of the Ranger's favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. Many plants can produce natural cordage, which our ancestors used to construct many things. You'll learn basic knots and employ those skills for building a variety of simple useful objects that can be enjoyed in the woods and at home. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, January 14th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 1:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Salt Marsh Nature Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/nature-exploration-salt-marsh-nature-trail-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/nature-exploration-salt-marsh-nature-trail-light Date: January 24, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate, to vigorous. This is a light hike.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/birding-winter-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/birding-winter-waterfowl Date: January 25, 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. We offer birding programs throughout the year. These programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Have you seen a Bufflehead or a Hooded Merganser? Winter is a spetacular season to observe a variety of ducks and other birds which are call New York City their winter home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Comfort station near Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-01-25 2015-01-25 11:00 am 40.604, -74.1596 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 26, 2015

See some of the park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-26 2015-01-26 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/astronomy Date: January 31, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipments is provided.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 6:00 pm 40.5204, -74.1895 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: February 1, 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 2015-02-01 2015-02-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Jupiter at Opposition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/astronomy-jupiter-at-opposition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/astronomy-jupiter-at-opposition Date: February 6, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Jupiter will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. The best time to view Jupiter and its moons!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-02-06 2015-02-06 6:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Jupiter at Opposition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/astronomy-jupiter-at-opposition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/astronomy-jupiter-at-opposition1 Date: February 6, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Jupiter will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. The best time to view Jupiter and its moons!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: North Side of the Great Lawn (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-06 2015-02-06 7:00 pm 40.7825, -73.9657 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Great Backyard Bird Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/great-backyard-bird-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/great-backyard-bird-count Date: February 14, 2015

Join the Queens Botanical Garden for the 18th annual bird counting event. Our results will be added to those submitted from around the world. Meet at the Visitor & Administration Building lobby. To register, email sromar@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/celebrate-black-history-month-george-washington-carver-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/celebrate-black-history-month-george-washington-carver-workshop Date: February 17, 2015

Called the “Wizard of Tuskegee,” Dr. George Washington Carver made significant contributions in the field of botany.

Learn how plants played an important role in his early life and about his later achievements in botany, agriculture, chemurgy, botanical illustration, industrial engineering, and medicine. Paint with plants, and plant a peanut to take home for further observation.

Advance registration and payment required is required. Please register here.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: I Heart Worms for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-i-heart-worms-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-i-heart-worms-for-families Date: February 19, 2015

Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts?

This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult) to the life of indoor composting (red wiggler) worms! Make heart-shaped compost cookies for your plants; be prepared to get your hands dirty!

Registration is required; please email compost@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-19 2015-02-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/548768523d1ac.jpg Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/birding-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/birding-eagles Date: February 21, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Winter is a spetacular season for observing Bald Eagles through New York City parks. Join us for this early morning program and enjoy learning more about their natural history and basic biology. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

We offer birding programs throughout the year. These programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 9:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/lunar-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/lunar-new-year-celebration Date: February 21, 2015

After watching the Flushing Lunar New Year Parade, come to Queens Botanical Garden for children's craft activities and celebrate the Year of the Sheep!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/the-night-sky Date: February 21, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 6:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/the-night-sky Date: February 22, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Teacher Wormshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-teacher-wormshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-teacher-wormshop Date: February 25, 2015

Discover the benefits of composting with a worm bin in your classroom.

This excellent hands-on and inquiry-based activity teaches kids biology, recycling, and responsibility. Learn great facts about earthworms, how to set up a worm bin, and how to maintain the system effectively.

Registration is required; please email compost@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 539-5296.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-25 2015-02-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lantern Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/lantern-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/lantern-night-hike Date: February 28, 2015

Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences.

Discover Central Park and the Belvedere Castle at night. The Rangers will discuss history and nocturnal wildlife on this night hike from the Castle to the wild places in the woods.

Registration is required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 7:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: March 1, 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 2015-03-01 2015-03-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/the-night-sky Date: March 7, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-03-07 2015-03-07 6:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice Nature Photography Winter Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/rangers-choice-nature-photography-winter-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/rangers-choice-nature-photography-winter-woods Date: March 14, 2015

Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature in winter.

Registration is required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 4th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Park

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 11:00 am 40.5828, -74.1241 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/the-night-sky Date: March 14, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Bring your walking shoes as we hike up to the Overlook to get closer to the stars.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 5:00 pm 40.8701, -73.9211 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Camp Cooking 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/rangers-choice-camp-cooking-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/rangers-choice-camp-cooking-101 Date: March 15, 2015

Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences.

Become a campfire foodie! Learn the basics of camp etiquette, how to set up a campfire, and make a meal with a Dutch Oven.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 4th

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 1:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice Nature Photography Urban Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/rangers-choice-nature-photography-urban-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/rangers-choice-nature-photography-urban-parks Date: March 21, 2015

Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of urban parks in winter.

Registration is required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 11th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 1:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/the-night-sky Date: March 21, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 6:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: April 5, 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 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: May 3, 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 2015-05-03 2015-05-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![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[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: July 5, 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 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: August 2, 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 2015-08-02 2015-08-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: September 6, 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 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: October 4, 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 2015-10-04 2015-10-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: November 1, 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 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: December 6, 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 2015-12-06 2015-12-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST