NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:06:36 GMT <![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 31, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-31 2015-08-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 31, 2015

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-31 2015-08-31 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 31, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 199th Street and 119th Ave, Queens

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2015-08-31 2015-08-31 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69142583657200000, -73.75210046768200000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 31, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Dumont Ave and Strauss Street, Brooklyn (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2015-08-31 2015-08-31 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.66324856405800000, -73.91491055488600000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 31, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bradford Ave and Quentin Road, Brooklyn

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2015-08-31 2015-08-31 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.60932626358600000, -73.94839525222800000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Capacity Fund Grant Conference Call and Individual Consultations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/capacity-fund-grant-conference-call-and-individual-consultations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/capacity-fund-grant-conference-call-and-individual-consultations Date: August 31, 2015

Partnerships for Parks (PfP) makes small grants of up to $5,000 to strengthen the outreach, membership, and program-planning capacity of community groups who care for their neighborhood parks in all five boroughs of New York City. This initiative is made possible by City Parks Foundation thanks to the Parks Equity Initiative of the New York City Council under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Guidelines and applications are here.

We encourage potential applicants to attend an informational conference call or set up an individual consultation to discuss project ideas prior to applying. Register now for the conference call on Monday, August 31 at 6:00 p.m. for general application information or request an individual consultation with PfP's Grants Team between August 10 - September 24 to review your proposal and ask specific questions pertaining to your project.

Grant Deadline: Thursday, October 1, 2015, 11:59 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5345

Location: Partnerships for Parks Office

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2015-08-31 2015-08-31 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.71026060000000000, -74.00353480000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de0216c5838.jpg Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: September 1, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 1, 2015

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

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 1, 2015

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

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4e7ab3ce1d.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 1, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Louis Nine Blvd and 170th Street, Bronx

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2015-09-01 2015-09-01 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.83342421616800000, -73.89308810234100000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 1, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cortelyou Ave and Barlow Ave, Staten Island

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2015-09-01 2015-09-01 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.55758574981200000, -74.16430234909100000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/wetlands-tour Date: September 1, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island! Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island. Participants will also have the opportunity for an up close and personal look at a few of the creatures that call Randall’s Island home.

All ages are welcome and the tour is completely free! We will meet at the northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh, near the south end of Icahn Stadium. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh

To RSVP for large groups (more than 10 people) or request more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de24ef590fb.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 2, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 86th Street and 158th Ave, Brooklyn

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2015-09-02 2015-09-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65990360396700000, -73.84681463241600000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wednesday Night Tours: Fall Landscape Drawing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/wednesday-night-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/wednesday-night-tours Date: September 2, 2015

Explore the park, settle into beautiful vistas and sketch the atmosphere, people, and foliage.

This tour will focus on selecting out a composition from the natural landscape. After a quick demo from Artist and Teacher at Brooklyn Brainery and CUNY, Elysa Lozano, there’ll be the opportunity to draw from a few different vantage points. No experience necessary!

Purchase tickets here. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-02 2015-09-02 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70270156860400000, -73.99530029296900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55943e61aab65.jpg Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: September 3, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 3, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 12th Road and 157th Street, Queens

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2015-09-03 2015-09-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79067948024400000, -73.80462884903000000 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Meadow Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/wildflower-meadow-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/wildflower-meadow-tour Date: September 3, 2015

Come take a tour of Randall’s Island’s Wildflower Meadow! Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate bridge—just across the river from Astoria Park— the Wildflower Meadow is home to an array of native and ornamental plants that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. We’ll walk and talk about plants that are blooming, including fragrant and pollinator-friendly species. We’ll also observe up-close the diversity of pollinators and other insects that dine in the meadow.

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

To RSVP for large groups (>10 people) or request more information: melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de278176cbf.JPG Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/garden-crew-training-session Date: September 3, 2015

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8574, -73.9216 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: Activate Your Park Developing Great Events and Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/partnerships-academy-activate-your-park-developing-great-events-and-programs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/partnerships-academy-activate-your-park-developing-great-events-and-programs Date: September 3, 2015

Interested in bringing new activities, recreation and arts to your park? Community groups from all over the city routinely partner with city agencies and other organizations to do exactly that. At this workshop, you will have the chance to learn from your peers and from professionals about how to organize and fund new programs that will invigorate your park and neighborhood.

At this workshop, you will learn about how to:

  • Find recreation and arts opportunities for your park
  • Get concrete advice from other park group leaders in your borough
  • Learn how to navigate the permitting process
  • Get tips on funding your events
  • Create your own programming plan with the help of our experts
  • Contribute to a resource share, where park group leaders from across the borough will pool their experiences into a collaborative document.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: Ranaqua: Bronx Parks Headquarters

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2015-09-03 2015-09-03 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.84729766845703000, -73.87070465087890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d3848e5a2c5.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 4, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Otis Avenue and Krusuer Street

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2015-09-04 2015-09-04 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.57691775534200000, -74.11461710929900000 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 4, 2015

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-04 2015-09-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 4, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 42nd Street and 16th Avenue

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2015-09-04 2015-09-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63494539727600000, -73.98141860961900000 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 4, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-04 2015-09-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/family-camping-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/family-camping-at-inwood-hill-park Date: September 4, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family.

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 26th.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-09-04 2015-09-04 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/bird-walks Date: September 5, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: September 5, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine!

Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening. Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please register for the project at dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: September 5, 2015

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 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park with Good.Clean.Fun.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun Date: September 5, 2015

This It's My Park season, please join Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park during your morning fitness routine. Good.Clean.Fun. is a unique initiative encouraging us to re-imagine the way we encounter community service. When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of re-usable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way. We look forward to creating a safer, cleaner, and more energetically friendly place for us all to enjoy!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 9:00 am 12:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 5, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bristol Street and Dumont Avenue

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2015-09-05 2015-09-05 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.66383452520100000, -73.91116619110100000 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 5, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bath Ave and Bay 37th Street

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2015-09-05 2015-09-05 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.59520140918600000, -73.99244785308800000 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/upper-river-paddle Date: September 5, 2015

Expereince the natural beauty that New York City has to offer.

Come canoe through Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo. For those who feel strong, we will offer the opportunity to paddle south for a short distance, then return to the riverwalk. This paddle starts at 219th Street and ends in the Mitsubishi Riverwalk of the Bronx Zoo. These trips are approximately two and a half hours long on the water and have one portage. Waterproof gear and footwear are recommended.

$30, registration is required. Registration for this event will be available about two weeks prior to the event. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a13e7c98f.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Mattiasdottir's Outdoor Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/family-art-project-mattiasdottirs-outdoor-painting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/family-art-project-mattiasdottirs-outdoor-painting Date: September 5, 2015

Relish the last days of summer in our annual outdoor painting project. This year, we use watercolors to find inspiration in the pared-down landscapes of Icelandic-American painter Louisa Mattiasdottir, who painted the scenes of her beloved homeland with simple, broad brushstrokes and forthright color.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4e8d096dfc.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 5, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 5, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/green-team Date: September 5, 2015

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.

The Green Team meets every Saturday to provide essential horticultural care to trhe park. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. Children are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 Date: September 5, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Parks Department gardening team every Saturday morning, to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of lawn work at Claremont Park! Drop-ins welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.84146118164062500, -73.90715789794922000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 5, 2015

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 5, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Cleanup: Jamaica Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/international-coastal-cleanup-jamaica-bay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/international-coastal-cleanup-jamaica-bay Date: September 5, 2015

Spend your day at one of NYC’s beautiful waterfront parks or beaches while giving back to our city's oceans and coastlines. Please join Shri Maha Kali Devi Mandir, Inc. at Jamaica Bay at their International Coastal Cleanup! Meet like-minded people while giving back and exploring some of the city’s most scenic green spaces.

Please register here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8126

Location: First left off the Addabbo Bridge (facing the airport).

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2015-09-05 2015-09-05 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63792312209300000, -73.83182363229400000 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: September 5, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 5, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Seaside Wildlife Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/seaside-wildlife-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/seaside-wildlife-exploration Date: September 5, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and fields, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Remsen Avenue and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62988662719726600, -73.89472961425781000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Site Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/freshkills-park-site-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/freshkills-park-site-tour Date: September 5, 2015

Site tours are approximately an hour and a half long, and tell the story of the past, present and future of Freshkills Park development via a guided bus ride through the site. Stops at the top of the park’s hills offer beautiful panoramic views of Staten Island. Space is limited, all ages welcome.

Please register here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2015-09-05 2015-09-05 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64360046386719000, -74.07340240478516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4c9f28b594.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/compost-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/compost-crew Date: September 5, 2015

Every Saturday, the Compost Crew processes food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket and organic waste recovered from New York Restoration Project's landscaping operations. Learn about the process of composting and the dynamic range of current projects in New York City while making a contribution to local waste reduction and greening efforts

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8574, -73.9216 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/astronomy Date: September 5, 2015

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 116 (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.57759857177734400, -73.83599853515625000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk: Fall Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/early-morning-birdwalk-fall-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/early-morning-birdwalk-fall-migration Date: September 6, 2015

This is the month migration gets into full swing, with adult and juvenile birds returning from their nesting grounds to the tropics. Catch a glimpse of a variety of species as they pass through the park on their way south.

This walk is led by the Brooklyn Bird Club. The walk leaves eaves promptly at 8 a.m.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 6, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 6, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 6, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 30th Street and 30th Drive

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2015-09-06 2015-09-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76561586405300000, -73.92353653907800000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Mattiasdottir's Outdoor Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/family-art-project-mattiasdottirs-outdoor-painting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/family-art-project-mattiasdottirs-outdoor-painting Date: September 6, 2015

Relish the last days of summer in our annual outdoor painting project. This year, we use watercolors to find inspiration in the pared-down landscapes of Icelandic-American painter Louisa Mattiasdottir, who painted the scenes of her beloved homeland with simple, broad brushstrokes and forthright color.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4e9e963f3a.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 6, 2015

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street). For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Park Discovery! (Central Park Conservancy Environmental Educators)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/family-performance-festival-park-discovery-central-park-conservancy-environmental-educators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/family-performance-festival-park-discovery-central-park-conservancy-environmental-educators Date: September 6, 2015

Explore Central Park's diverse plant and animal life through hands-on nature activities led by Central Park Conservancy environmental educators.

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please RSVP to let us know you're coming.

This program takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph, or heat index above 95 degrees).

View the full schedule for the Family Performance Festival

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a59410627c7.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/saltwater-fishing Date: September 6, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Most fishing programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-09-06 2015-09-06 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![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[Ranger's Choice: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/rangers-choice-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/rangers-choice-hawk-watch Date: September 6, 2015

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

The old Pelham Bay landfill remains closed to the public, making it a great place to watch migrating birds of prey. Join a small group of fellow birders as we go in search of these avian hunters.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Thursday, August 27th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/forest-crew Date: September 6, 2015

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.

New York Restoration Project crews meet every week to work on ongoing projects and maintenance in their respective areas of Sherman Creek Park and Highbridge Park. All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least 3 work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For more information about NYRP Crews or to register, please email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Highbridge Park

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8444, -73.9316 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair Date: September 6, 2015

Enjoy a full day of county fair magic in Manhattan with carnival rides and games, four awesome bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, reptile shows, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, and more! Summer on the Hudson will be using wristbands for access to rides and games this year - visit one of four wristband stations to get yours!

Featured entertainment:

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.77970123291015600, -73.98889923095703000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550088ed14036.JPG Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 6, 2015

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: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4ea6e04c3b.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 7, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-07 2015-09-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 7, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights on this holiday Monday.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-07 2015-09-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4eb0351e96.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: September 8, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-08 2015-09-08 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 8, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: E 175th Street and Grand Avenue

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2015-09-08 2015-09-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.84794498490400000, -73.91441702842700000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 8, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McClean Avenue and Kensington Avenue

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2015-09-08 2015-09-08 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.59482666075900000, -74.07624006271400000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 8, 2015

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

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-08 2015-09-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4eb7c0c3bb.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/wetlands-tour Date: September 8, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island! Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island. Participants will also have the opportunity for an up close and personal look at a few of the creatures that call Randall’s Island home.

All ages are welcome and the tour is completely free! We will meet at the northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh, near the south end of Icahn Stadium. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh

To RSVP for large groups (more than 10 people) or request more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-08 2015-09-08 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de24ef590fb.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: September 9, 2015

Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.

The tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-09 2015-09-09 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Dusk Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/fort-tryon-park-dusk-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/fort-tryon-park-dusk-nature-walk Date: September 9, 2015

Take an insider's tour of Fort Tryon Park's habitats and their creatures with expert naturalist Mike Feller. Find out why the park is so beloved by skunks, groundhogs, and an abundance of birds, especially at night.

Please note: RSVP is required. Please email info@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-09-09 2015-09-09 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55db3f5e3926f.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: September 10, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 10, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 196th Street and 48th Avenue

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2015-09-10 2015-09-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75090639114600000, -73.78338038921400000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/waterfront-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/waterfront-garden-tour Date: September 10, 2015

Come join us for a tour of our waterfront garden! Located along the coast of the East River, the garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils to winter blooming witchhazel. Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside. You will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of Manhattan while you explore the winding paths of our shade garden.

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

To RSVP for large groups (more than 10 people) or to request more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de28abd9afe.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 10, 2015

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 11, 2015

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 11, 2015

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

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/family-camping-at-fort-totten-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/family-camping-at-fort-totten-park Date: September 11, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family.

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, September 1st

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bird-walks Date: September 12, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: September 12, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine!

Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening. Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please register for the project at dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: September 12, 2015

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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 12, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 92-20 Union Hall Street, Jamaica, NY

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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69861674067100000, -73.79398584365800000 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park with Good.Clean.Fun.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun Date: September 12, 2015

This It's My Park season, please join Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park during your morning fitness routine. Good.Clean.Fun. is a unique initiative encouraging us to re-imagine the way we encounter community service. When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of re-usable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way. We look forward to creating a safer, cleaner, and more energetically friendly place for us all to enjoy!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 9:00 am 12:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Forest Trail Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/alley-pond-park-forest-trail-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/alley-pond-park-forest-trail-work Date: September 12, 2015

Help NYC Parks restore forest in Alley Pond Park! Trails provide access to the forest, but too many trails can confuse visitors and disrupt the ecology of the forest. Volunteers will help close unnecessary trails and formalize official trails through the southern woods. Volunteers should meet at the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course parking lot. Please come dressed in work boots or sturdy shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2761

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/birding Date: September 12, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/green-team Date: September 12, 2015

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.

The Green Team meets every Saturday to provide essential horticultural care to trhe park. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. Children are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 Date: September 12, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Parks Department gardening team every Saturday morning, to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of lawn work at Claremont Park! Drop-ins welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.84146118164062500, -73.90715789794922000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fidler-Wyckoff House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park1 Date: September 12, 2015

This It's My Park season, come get your hands dirty and volunteer with Wyckoff House & Association. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. We will provide bug spray, sunscreen, gloves, and some refreshments. We look forward to a great day of cleaning.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Fidler-Wyckoff House Park

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.64460636780000000, -73.92054101260000000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Bicycling Basics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics-class Date: September 12, 2015

You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start and stop with confidence, shift gears, scan and signal, and navigate around common road hazards.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75159835815430000, -73.83719635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c279e5267f8.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Palisades in Plaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster Date: September 12, 2015

Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades that face Wave Hill. Then follow the lead of visiting artist Jenaé Schwartz and use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, and add color to tint. Easy for kids of all ages!

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4ec197d5c5.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 12, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 12, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 12, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: September 12, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: September 12, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds. Please bring your own work gloves. There will be additional opportunities to get involved in Brower Park by connecting with group leaders. We look forward to caring for Brower Park with you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67359924316406000, -73.94309997558594000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 12, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Julio Carballo Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-julio-carballo-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-julio-carballo-fields Date: September 12, 2015

This It's My Park season, join Hunts Point Recreation Center and the Stewards of Julio Carballo Field as they conduct a mid-day clean-up and planting at Julio Carballo Fields. Orientation starts at noon at Hunts Point Recreation Center to meet the staff, gather tools, and walk to the playground. Please bring your own gloves if possible.

Please email cathy.mitchell@parks.nyc.gov to register for the project.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Annual Harvest Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/greenthumb-annual-harvest-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/greenthumb-annual-harvest-fair Date: September 12, 2015

Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season, and gives gardeners the opportunity to show off their harvests! This year, the Harvest Fair will feature a healthy food demonstration, workshops: Window Gardening and Gardening for Small Spaces, activities for kids, including face painting and Family Yoga, live music with Grammy Award-winning flamenco guitarist Hernan Romero and traditional Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance group Bomba Yo, and our annual Harvest Contest!

It’s a celebration for all ages! Registration for the Harvest Contest begins on the day of the event at 11 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.

And for the first time ever—GreenThumb Fresh Chef Contest!

GreenThumb’s Fresh Chef Contest will challenge 10 youth and 10 adult community members to create their most delicious and nutritious dish with local and healthy ingredients. We will crown a winner, chosen by a VIP panel of foodies and chefs. Pre-registration is required to participate in the GreenThumb Fresh Chef Contest. Youths, ages 10 - 17, please register here. Adults, 18 and up, please register here. Registration will close when the contest has reached capacity.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Diamante Garden

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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79790115356445000, -73.93640136718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ba746396fdd.JPG Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Seasonal Ferments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/workshop-seasonal-ferments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/workshop-seasonal-ferments Date: September 12, 2015

Join us this summer at the Wyckoff farmhouse for a hands-on fermentation workshop. This workshop is part of a series of six workshops for adults (and teens) in what we’re calling “creative homesteading”. Get your hands dirty in the garden, experiment with natural dyes, learn about herbal medicine, preserve your harvest, and more at the oldest house in New York!

Smell, taste, discuss and make a few simple seasonal ferments. In this workshop we’ll explore and craft two delicious types of ferments that are easily made at home without any special ingredients or equipment: a sauerkraut (and its cousins) as well as various styles of sour cream. Depending on what’s in season there may be additional ferments to explore.

Advance (free) registration required. For more information and to register, please visit http://wyckoffmuseum.org/workshops.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5576fa5453209.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/naturalist-lead-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/naturalist-lead-hike Date: September 12, 2015

Enjoy a guided nature hike through Freshkills Park and learn about habitats, wildlife, and research projects at the site.

This 1-2 mile trek includes moderate to steep elevations. Water, bug spray, and comfortable shoes are recommended. Space is limited, ages 10+. Free.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wild and Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59009933471700000, -74.18859863281200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4cd639341a.jpg Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-camping-at-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-camping-at-pelham-bay-park Date: September 12, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family.

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, September 2nd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/the-night-sky Date: September 12, 2015

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: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.52040100097656000, -74.18949890136719000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/fall-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/fall-birding Date: September 13, 2015

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River flyway provides the perfect habitat for native and migrating birds. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds, but registration, online or at the Perkins Visitor Center, is recommended. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.)

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4ede5bfbeb.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Palisades in Plaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster Date: September 13, 2015

Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades that face Wave Hill. Then follow the lead of visiting artist Jenaé Schwartz and use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, and add color to tint. Easy for kids of all ages!

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4eea152740.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT