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 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:04:25 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[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/farmers-market-fridays Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

]]>
X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology: Dendrology 'Walk and Talk']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-dendrology-walk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-dendrology-walk-and-talk Date: August 22, 2014

This Dendrology 'walk and talk' is part of a new summer program, a thematic series of nature walks, talks, and art workshops, designed to encompass the various natural elements of Conference House Park.

Conference House Park is home to many diverse and unique plant and tree communities within its 265 acres. The communities range from tall maturing forest stands, young groves, open fields, pocket forested wetlands and wet woods. The Park contains a rare maritime Northern Hackberry forest (due to the high calcium levels, from the high number of discarded oyster shells in the soil).

This educational 'walk and talk' is designed to increase the appreciation and understanding of the numerous tree and plant species found within the various forest types contained the park.

Multiple events (including drawing workshops and dune walk) are running through August; please see the events calendar for the other dates.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

]]>
R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d3c8739bc1a.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 22, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

]]>
M010 Central Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/family-camping Date: August 22, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 13th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

]]>
X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 6:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bird-walk Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

]]>
X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 23, 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

]]>
R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

]]>
X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: T's of Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-art-project-ts-of-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-art-project-ts-of-summer Date: August 23, 2014

Make a sketch outdoors of your favorite scene at Wave Hill, then bring the image indoors and use fabric markers and special crayons to decorate a summer T-shirt with your tribute to nature and summer. Use a T-shirt we provide or bring your own. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

]]>
X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1012c12d7.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/green-team Date: August 23, 2014

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week!

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

]]>
B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Give Garden Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/grow-to-give-garden-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/grow-to-give-garden-party Date: August 23, 2014

Join neighborhood gardeners and Staten Island community supported agriculture groups for a summer garden party at Conference House Park. There will a vegetable and fruit swap, a tool repair station, a garden-themed information tent. Meet representatives from all three of Staten Island's CSAs: North Shore, Mid-Island and South Shore. Learn how to help fight hunger in NYC by growing 'a little extra' in your garden plot.

Special guests include Tattfoo Tan, an artist who collaborates with the public on issues relating to ecology, sustainability and healthy living, and Jay Weichun, a local artist, filmmaker, and director of the documentary Growing Food on Staten Island: a web documentary about gardeners and the food they grow.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 412-0721

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

]]>
R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f602bd9880b.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Fairytales]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/forest-fairytales http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/forest-fairytales Date: August 23, 2014

Sit back and listen to nature, and hear an enchanted tale about the surrounding forest.

This program is suitable for ages 3 and up with adult caregiver.

Registration recommended.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

]]>
R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

]]>
M010 Central Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Estuary Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/estuary-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/estuary-paddle Date: August 23, 2014

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

Advance registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430 4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

]]>
X305 Concrete Plant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8269, -73.8848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ad9605a81e9.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 23, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go Date: August 23, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/seining Date: August 23, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Be prepared to get wet.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: 165th Street and 99th Avenue

]]>
2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 40.6496, -73.8316 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-fishing-clinics Date: August 23, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

]]>
M010 Central Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go1 Date: August 23, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go2 Date: August 23, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-camping Date: August 23, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 13th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

]]>
M010 Central Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 6:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/early-morning-bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/early-morning-bird-walk Date: August 24, 2014

Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a special early morning bird walk. You’ll be amazed by the diversity of birds that are active on the grounds before the gates open to the public. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

]]>
X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1f576916d.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

]]>
X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: T's of Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/family-art-project-ts-of-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/family-art-project-ts-of-summer Date: August 24, 2014

Make a sketch outdoors of your favorite scene at Wave Hill, then bring the image indoors and use fabric markers and special crayons to decorate a summer T-shirt with your tribute to nature and summer. Use a T-shirt we provide or bring your own. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

]]>
X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1062616e0.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer at the Soundview Park Butterfly Meditation Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/volunteer-at-the-soundview-park-butterfly-meditation-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/volunteer-at-the-soundview-park-butterfly-meditation-garden Date: August 24, 2014

Please join the Friends of Soundview Park as they perform routine maintenance on the Soundview Park Butterfly Meditation Garden. Tasks include weeding, transplanting, putting down mulch and watering the garden.

Please come out for an hour or more, as the Friends continue to beautify Soundview Park! Link to register can be found below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Soundview Park Butterfly Meditation Garden (in Soundview Park)

]]>
X118 Soundview Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8189, -73.8797 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e52832bda32.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/forest-crew Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

]]>
M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/basic-canoeing Date: August 24, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served, and suitable for ages 8 years old and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt South and Major Deegan Expressway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

]]>
X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8859, -73.8967 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-hike-moderate Date: August 24, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

]]>
Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 40.7309, -73.774 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

]]>
B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: August 24, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

]]>
M010 Central Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Story Laurie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/family-performance-festival-story-laurie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/family-performance-festival-story-laurie Date: August 24, 2014

Groove in the glade as Story Laurie weaves wondrous tales and sings witty songs with her enchanting voice to share her wisdom about everything from the bugs in your backyard to what life is like around the world!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

]]>
M010 Central Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/free-kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/free-kayaking Date: August 24, 2014

Join us for our last event this season: a 15-minute trial paddle off shoreline. Equipment and tips provided. Experienced volunteers will be on the water for assistance. Wear shoes and clothing that can get wet. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. First come, first served.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

]]>
R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.593, -74.0612 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f1f8408fb02.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-on-the-go Date: August 24, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summer-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summer-fishing-clinics Date: August 24, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Nature Discovery for Kids: What's Under a Log?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-adventure-for-kids-whats-under-a-log http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-adventure-for-kids-whats-under-a-log Date: August 24, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Take a hands-on look at what exactly is under a log.

Educator and mom, Julia Attaway, is back again with her popular series, Nature Discovery for Kids. During these hands-on programs, kids will learn about the critters and plants of their park in a light-hearted and playful atmosphere.

All programs will be accessible to people with disabilities. Designed for children ages 4 through 8 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795- 1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

]]>
M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:30 pm 2:15 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f7eba9c4ae.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Nature Discovery for Kids: What's Under a Log?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-adventure-for-kids-whats-under-a-log1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-adventure-for-kids-whats-under-a-log1 Date: August 24, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Take a hands-on look at what exactly is under a log.

Educator and mom, Julia Attaway, is back again with her popular series, Nature Discovery for Kids. During these hands-on programs, kids will learn about the critters and plants of their park in a light-hearted and playful atmosphere.

All programs will be accessible to people with disabilities. Designed for children ages 4 through 8 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795- 1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

]]>
M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:30 pm 2:15 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f7f06351f3.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 24, 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)

]]>
M010 Central Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 24, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

]]>
X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc18ad84a02.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-on-the-go1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-on-the-go1 Date: August 24, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-on-the-go2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-on-the-go2 Date: August 24, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

]]>
X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-08-25 2014-08-25 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 25, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

]]>
M010 Central Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Care Captain Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/milliontreesnyc-treelc-care-captain-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/milliontreesnyc-treelc-care-captain-training Date: August 25, 2014

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

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

Who can attend?

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

Registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

]]>
M010 Central Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53737ae44a20c.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

]]>
X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology: Drawing 'Chalk and Talk']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-drawing-chalk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-drawing-chalk-and-talk Date: August 26, 2014

This Drawing 'talk and chalk' workshop is part of a new summer program, a thematic series of nature walks, talks and art workshops, designed to encompass the various natural elements of Conference House Park.

This introductory workshop provides basic how-to instruction, along with the materials, for exploring and capturing the varied landscape of Conference House Park. Classes are held outdoors – weather permitting.

Multiple events (including the dunes walk, other drawng workshops and the dendrology walk) are running through August, please see the events calendar for the other dates.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

]]>
R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d3c747a546c.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/garden-crew Date: August 26, 2014

Get dirty helping out at the Compost Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

]]>
X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-08-26 2014-08-26 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 26, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

]]>
M010 Central Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

]]>
X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-08-27 2014-08-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park Date: August 28, 2014

Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter, and debris removal, and surveying.

Please wear closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or work boots that can get sandy, dirty, and/or muddy. Please wear clothing that can get dirty, as well. Dress appropriate for the weather including protective eye wear such as sunglasses or a hat or visor to get some shade from the sun.

These events are rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-2031

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

]]>
M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

]]>
X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-08-28 2014-08-28 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

]]>
M010 Central Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/garden-crew1 Date: August 28, 2014

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

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

]]>
M300 Sherman Creek 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 28, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

]]>
B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/farmers-market-fridays Date: August 29, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-08-29 2014-08-29 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

]]>
X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Hunts Point Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/hunts-point-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/hunts-point-street-tree-care Date: August 29, 2014

Join us as we partner with Sustainable South Bronx for our final street tree care day in Hunts Point this summer.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (914) 830-0498

Location: Julio Carballo Field (in Julio Carballo Fields)

]]>
X260 Julio Carballo Fields 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8156, -73.8892 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[New Roots Community Workday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/new-roots-community-workday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/new-roots-community-workday Date: August 29, 2014

Please join the Bronx Green-Up and New Roots Community Garden as they partner with the International Rescue Committee to continue building this urban farm.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: New Roots Community Garden

]]>
2014-08-29 2014-08-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8212, -73.9252 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-08-29 2014-08-29 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/family-camping Date: August 29, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, August 19th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

]]>
B057 Marine Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 6:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bird-walk Date: August 30, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

]]>
X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 30, 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

]]>
R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[The Street Trees of New York City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/the-street-trees-of-new-york-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/the-street-trees-of-new-york-city Date: August 30, 2014

Learn about the complex relationship between trees, animals, and humans with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City and Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. Take this opportunity to learn about the rich culture and diversity of plants that is seen on the city streets we walk through every day!

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

]]>
M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f7c1ac6574.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

]]>
X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fishy Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/family-art-project-fishy-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/family-art-project-fishy-fun Date: August 30, 2014

Focus on friends with fins, especially those popular goldfish swimming in Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden. Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish that can swim through the air and flutter home with you. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

]]>
X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc0e1babf05.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/green-team Date: August 30, 2014

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week!

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

]]>
B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

]]>
M010 Central Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 30, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/community-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/community-paddle Date: August 30, 2014

Enjoy short canoe trips, for beginners and families, along the Bronx River.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Starlight Park

]]>
X147A Starlight Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 12:30 pm 40.8315, -73.8822 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ad9f5983770.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/nature-on-the-go Date: August 30, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/summer-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/summer-fishing-clinics Date: August 30, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

]]>
M010 Central Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/nature-on-the-go1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/nature-on-the-go1 Date: August 30, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/nature-on-the-go2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/nature-on-the-go2 Date: August 30, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/family-camping Date: August 30, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the divesions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 20th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

]]>
Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 6:00 pm 40.7924, -73.777 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 31, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

]]>
X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fishy Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/family-art-project-fishy-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/family-art-project-fishy-fun Date: August 31, 2014

Focus on friends with fins, especially those popular goldfish swimming in Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden. Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish that can swim through the air and flutter home with you. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

]]>
X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc11631c22e.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nature-exploration-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nature-exploration-light Date: August 31, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 10:00 am 40.6655, -73.9716 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 31, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-08-31 2014-08-31 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/forest-crew Date: August 31, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

]]>
M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: August 31, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

]]>
B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 31, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

]]>
M010 Central Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Uncle Eye]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/family-performance-festival-uncle-eye http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/family-performance-festival-uncle-eye Date: August 31, 2014

Rock and roll along with Uncle Eye as he teaches you about water, recycling, and more to the tune of his hit jams with wild and hilarious style.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

]]>
M010 Central Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nature-on-the-go Date: August 31, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/summer-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/summer-fishing-clinics Date: August 31, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 31, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

]]>
X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc197fe4d4c.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nature-on-the-go1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nature-on-the-go1 Date: August 31, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nature-on-the-go2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nature-on-the-go2 Date: August 31, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nocturnal-wildlife Date: August 31, 2014

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

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spot in New York City. Inwood Hill Park comes alive at night with the activity of night herons, bats, raccoons, and skunks.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

]]>
M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 8:00 pm 40.87, -73.9211 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

]]>
X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

]]>
2014-09-01 2014-09-01 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 1, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights this special holiday Friday.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

]]>
X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e8f6abbf1f4.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

]]>
X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:25 EDT