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 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:07:32 GMT <![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/wetlands-tour Date: August 4, 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.

Individuals and families are welcome; no fee is required. We will be meeting 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.

For more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wetlands Tour Location (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-04 2015-08-04 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559c4266347ca.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 4, 2015

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. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 78th Street and 2nd Avenue

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2015-08-04 2015-08-04 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.77262406726000000, -73.95555138588000000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 5, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-05 2015-08-05 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Student Farm Project: Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/student-farm-project-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/student-farm-project-street-tree-care Date: August 5, 2015

Come join The Brownsville East NY Garden Initiative, Isabahlia Ladies of Elegance, and Brownsville Anti-Violence Project to care for 20 street trees along Belmont Avenue and Rockaway Avenue.

Special thanks to Million Trees NYC for their mini-grant supporting this event.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Student Farm Project

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2015-08-05 2015-08-05 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.66746000000000000, -73.91048400000000000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 5, 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 2015-08-05 2015-08-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekday Weed Warriors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/weekday-weed-warriors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/weekday-weed-warriors Date: August 5, 2015

Wage a war on weeds and provide an army of support for your local nature center! Community service credit is available.

Bring water and a snack. This activity is recommended for adults and teens comfortable with strenuous outdoor activities.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-08-05 2015-08-05 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories In The Garden: Rad Reptiles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/stories-in-the-garden-rad-reptiles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/stories-in-the-garden-rad-reptiles Date: August 5, 2015

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature tales. These stories—classics and more—come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppetry. This week, get ready to hiss, rattle and make a splash as we read stories about our scaly friends, the reptiles. Our fun movement pieces and counting rhymes will bring everyone out of their shells.

Stories this week: Baby Rattlesnake by Viborita de Cascabel, Turtle Splash by Cathryn Falwell and Mossy by Jan Brett. Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in Wave Hill House in inclement weather. Ideal for children ages three to six with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-05 2015-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b25be9e5948.jpg Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Children's Garden Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/summer-childrens-garden-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/summer-childrens-garden-program Date: August 5, 2015

Children ages 7-12 are invited to a fun-filled afternoon to explore the garden and connect with nature.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-08-05 2015-08-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68289947509765600, -73.88790130615234000 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 5, 2015

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. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Valentine Ave. and E. 188th Street

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2015-08-05 2015-08-05 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.86098580277300000, -73.89642477035500000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature in a Nutshell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/nature-in-a-nutshell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/nature-in-a-nutshell Date: August 5, 2015

Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a short, sunset stroll in the gardens and really get to know some of our resident flora and fauna. Encounter a different specimen each week, learn some fun facts and become familiar with its distinguishing features.

Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Drop-ins accommodated as space permits. Free with admission to the grounds, but registration recommended, online at wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-05 2015-08-05 6:15 pm 7:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a0240017e3f.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wednesday Night Tours: Bugs 'N' Blooms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/wednesday-night-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/wednesday-night-tours Date: August 5, 2015

Explore the fascinating world of ladybugs, bees, dragonflies, and other insects who make Brooklyn Bridge Park their home.

Behind every great flower is an insect, eating, preying, and loving. And, coincidentally, pollinating. Join Matthew Wills, nature history blogger, to learn about the park’s smallest residents and the vital role they play in it.

Tour Guide: Matthew Wills, Naturalist

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 2015-08-05 2015-08-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70270156860400000, -73.99530029296900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55943f50acef7.jpg Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/sunset-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/sunset-garden-walk Date: August 5, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights on a summer, sunset evening. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-05 2015-08-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a025ed1a6c6.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 6, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-06 2015-08-06 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: August 6, 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 2015-08-06 2015-08-06 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[Tree Census Measuring Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/tree-census-measuring-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/tree-census-measuring-session Date: August 6, 2015

Join Team Greenbelt in our efforts to help catalog current neighborhood street trees and assess the health of our urban forest. Monitoring sessions will be held on select Sunday and Tuesday mornings throughout the summer. We will meet on-site in the neighborhoods of Richmond and Oakwood. Children must be age 13 and older. Registration required.

Become a VolunTreer and help gauge the health and numbers of the city's street trees!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Ardsley and Moore Streets

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2015-08-06 2015-08-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.57086181640600000, -74.14151763916000000 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 6, 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 2015-08-06 2015-08-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/wildflower-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/wildflower-garden-tour Date: August 6, 2015

Come take a tour of our Wildflower Meadow!

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

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

All are welcome and no fee is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-06 2015-08-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555a5aacaa415.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/garden-crew-training-session Date: August 6, 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 2015-08-06 2015-08-06 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8574, -73.9216 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: An Evening Stroll in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/central-park-tour-an-evening-stroll-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/central-park-tour-an-evening-stroll-in-central-park Date: August 6, 2015

Join us after work for an evening stroll in Central Park. Central Park Conservancy guides lead you on a casual walk from the southeast corner of the park to Bethesda Terrace.

Learn about the Central Park Zoo, the Arsenal, Balto, The Mall, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and the lake along the way, on this tour designed for New York summer evenings. This tour will take place on Thursdays for 6 weeks only.

The tour route involves some stairs and a few inclines. The tour starts at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza at Fifth Avenue and 60th Street.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review these 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 Central Park Conservancy's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-06 2015-08-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557f12c1d1b7a.jpg Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey to the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 6, 2015

Gaze across the New York sky and all the wonders it holds with Amateur Astronomers Association of New York.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-06 2015-08-06 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 7, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-07 2015-08-07 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 7, 2015

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. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Montrose Avenue and Lorimer Street, Brooklyn (in Sternberg Park)

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B055 Sternberg Park 2015-08-07 2015-08-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70679911040000000, -73.94815921780000000 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 7, 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 2015-08-07 2015-08-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fantastic Friday: Make a Hummingbird Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/fantastic-friday-make-a-hummingbird-feeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/fantastic-friday-make-a-hummingbird-feeder Date: August 7, 2015

Search for these colorful fast flyers, then make a hummingbird feeder to take home. Ages 7+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-08-07 2015-08-07 11:00 am 0:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 7, 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 our 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 2015-08-07 2015-08-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/treescount-2015-training-session1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/treescount-2015-training-session1 Date: August 7, 2015

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. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East 65th St. and 5th Ave.

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2015-08-07 2015-08-07 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76802108144200000, -73.97023916244500000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/family-camping-at-fort-totten-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/family-camping-at-fort-totten-park Date: August 7, 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 Tuesday, July 28th.

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 2015-08-07 2015-08-07 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/bird-walks Date: August 8, 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 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 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/2015/08/08/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: August 8, 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 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 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[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 8, 2015

What was and what might have been.

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park.

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.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 8, 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 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 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/2015/08/08/afropunk-zone-3-quincy-am http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/afropunk-zone-3-quincy-am Date: August 8, 2015

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. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Quincy and Tompkins Avenues

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2015-08-08 2015-08-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68761857310000000, -73.94472599030000000 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/afropunk-zone-1-marcus-am http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/afropunk-zone-1-marcus-am Date: August 8, 2015

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. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy. All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Hart Street

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2015-08-08 2015-08-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69411031460000000, -73.94024133680000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/afropunk-zone-2-kosciusko-am http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/afropunk-zone-2-kosciusko-am Date: August 8, 2015

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. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy. All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Throop Avenue and Kosciusko Street

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2015-08-08 2015-08-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69162107500000000, -73.94262313840000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 8, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-08 2015-08-08 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 Date: August 8, 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 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.84146118164062500, -73.90715789794922000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/green-team Date: August 8, 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 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Conservation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/garden-conservation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/garden-conservation-day Date: August 8, 2015

Please join the Dyckman Farmhouse to help keep our grounds looking beautiful.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a7cdbca1f6e.jpg Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Co-op City Historic Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/coop-city-historic-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/coop-city-historic-walking-tour Date: August 8, 2015

From the ruins of the Freedomland Amusement Park rose the nation's largest cooperative housing development. Yet in spite of its massive scale, there are some surprising secret places in this part of the Bronx. Come explore Co-op City and surrounding neighborhoods.

Please contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your ticket. Tours generally runs about 2 hours. The walking tour will be led by Bronx Co. Historical Society tour guide Mr. Nestor Danyluk.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Barnes and Noble

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2015-08-08 2015-08-08 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.8669, -73.8285 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f865516d6b.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Baisley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/its-my-park-at-baisley-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/its-my-park-at-baisley-pond-park Date: August 8, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Talented Youth Development group to paint benches at Baisley Pond Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 810-2442

Location: Baisley Pond Park House (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67300033569336000, -73.78669738769531000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Sounds Of Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/family-art-project-sounds-of-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/family-art-project-sounds-of-nature Date: August 8, 2015

What are nature’s rhythms? What do they sound like when they are not in sync? Can we find healing through listening and balancing rhythm? Make a simple drum to experience the force of sound, or a wind chime to test out breezes, and get in tune as we join Bronx based musical troupe ¡Retumba! in a group dance and drum circle! 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 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b25de7b6722.jpg Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wrath In The Garden Walk: Plants Strike Back]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/wrath-in-the-garden-walk-plants-strike-back http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/wrath-in-the-garden-walk-plants-strike-back Date: August 8, 2015

Carnivorous plants clearly evoke images of vengeful garden flora, yet many other common plants employ prickly spines, poisonous sap or fetid blossoms to lure or deter passing creatures. Join Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day on a walk to uncover the more sinister aspects of the garden. 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 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b25e787a367.jpg Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 8, 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 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 8, 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 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 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: August 8, 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 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 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/2015/08/08/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: August 8, 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 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 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/2015/08/08/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 8, 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 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/afropunk-zone-3-quincy-pm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/afropunk-zone-3-quincy-pm Date: August 8, 2015

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. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy. All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Quincy and Tompkins Avenues

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2015-08-08 2015-08-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68761857310000000, -73.94472599030000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Surrey Place and Midland Pkwy

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2015-08-08 2015-08-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72158338790000000, -73.78440499310000000 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Natural Dyeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/workshop-natural-dyeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/workshop-natural-dyeing Date: August 8, 2015

Join us this summer at the Wyckoff farmhouse for a natural dyeing 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!

Did you know your garden is already growing a wealth of materials that you can use to beautify other things? Come learn how to take the otherwise inedible plants in your garden and dye various fibers. We will use plant materials grown specifically for dyeing as well as less commonly used dye plants. This workshop will be an exploration of the potential and uses of natural materials.

Advance (free) registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit 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 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5576f6eaf07e0.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/afropunk-zone-1-marcus-pm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/afropunk-zone-1-marcus-pm Date: August 8, 2015

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. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy. All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Marcus Garvey Blvd and Hart St

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2015-08-08 2015-08-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69411031460000000, -73.94024133680000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/afropunk-zone-2-kosciusko-pm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/afropunk-zone-2-kosciusko-pm Date: August 8, 2015

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. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy. All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Throop Avenue and Kosciusko Street

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2015-08-08 2015-08-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69162107500000000, -73.94262313840000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Artists Talk: WrathForce of Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/wrathforce-of-nature-artists-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/wrathforce-of-nature-artists-talk Date: August 8, 2015

Curators lead a discussion with artists about the ideas behind their work and how they frame natural occurrences through the lens of emotion, observation or allegory.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b25f7f298c7.jpg Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/storytime-craft-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/storytime-craft-qbg Date: August 8, 2015

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (while supplies last).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-08 2015-08-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Explore Nature in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/storefront-science-explore-nature-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/storefront-science-explore-nature-in-fort-tryon-park Date: August 8, 2015

Join Dr. A of Storefront Science for an afternoon of investigation in Fort Tryon Park! Each participant (ages 5-11) will receive one of Dr. A's signature "Explore Outside Your Door" kits courtesy of the Fort Tryon Park Trust, to continue your exploration of all the wonders of nature.

Please note: RSVP is required as space is limited to 15 children. Please email info@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b9092b9d75e.jpg Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Familty Camping at Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/familty-camping-at-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/familty-camping-at-pelham-bay-park Date: August 8, 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, July 29th.

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 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/family-camping-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/family-camping-at-high-rock-park Date: August 8, 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, July 29th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Park

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.58280181884765600, -74.12409973144531000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Perseid Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/perseid-meteor-shower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/perseid-meteor-shower Date: August 8, 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. Summer is the best time to observe meteor showers while enjoying a warm, pleasant evening in the park. The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, occurs every August, peaking around August 9-13.

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 9:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 9, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-09 2015-08-09 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/summer-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/summer-birding Date: August 9, 2015

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands. Observe the plants, insects and habitats that make Wave Hill an appealing destination for such a wide variety of birds. Birders of all levels welcome! Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.) Registration recommended, online or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center, starting May 13.

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 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b26020f1426.jpg Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/seining Date: August 9, 2015

Learn about the remarkable creatures of the East River as our scientists use a seining net to humanely catch and release these unique critters.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.70389938354492000, -73.99240112304688000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Sounds of Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/family-art-project-sounds-of-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/family-art-project-sounds-of-nature Date: August 9, 2015

What are nature’s rhythms? What do they sound like when they are not in sync? Can we find healing through listening and balancing rhythm? Make a simple drum to experience the force of sound, or a wind chime to test out breezes, and get in tune as we join Bronx-based musical troupe ¡Retumba! in a group dance and drum circle!

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 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b26097e0cfa.jpg Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: August 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 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Pink Trail (William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/trail-of-the-month-pink-trail-william-t-davis-wildlife-refuge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/trail-of-the-month-pink-trail-william-t-davis-wildlife-refuge Date: August 9, 2015

Peruse the Pink Trail on this slower-paced, interpretative hike through the northwestern portion of the Greenbelt which borders Freshkills Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Native Plant Center

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2015-08-09 2015-08-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5942, -74.1678 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Feed the Soil, Not the Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/greenthumb-workshop-feed-the-soil-not-the-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/greenthumb-workshop-feed-the-soil-not-the-plants Date: August 9, 2015

Learn how to use compost to improve your plants' soil. This workshop is given in partnership with NYC Compost Project.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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2015-08-09 2015-08-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63449859619140600, -74.12169647216797000 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 9, 2015

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. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vernon Blvd. and Broadway, Queens

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2015-08-09 2015-08-09 11:30 am 2:30 pm 40.76765542900400000, -73.93610000610400000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Butterfly Boogie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/family-performance-festival-butterfly-boogie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/family-performance-festival-butterfly-boogie Date: August 9, 2015

Think bugs are gross? Think again! We’ll take you on a 3,000-mile adventure and show you why they’re actually the coolest creatures around. The musical, interactive performance introduces you to metamorphosis and the interdependence of plants and animals.

This family-friendly program is free. All ages 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).

Full Schedule for 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 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a58afd3254a.jpg Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/intermediate-canoeing Date: August 9, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures.

Intermediate canoe programs are great for those with prior canoe experience. Intermediate programs are more challenging and can include mild tide currents and may require stronger canoe navigational skills. Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Kaiser Park Entrance

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2015-08-09 2015-08-09 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.57770156860351600, -73.99759674072266000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/basic-canoeing Date: August 9, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures.

Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79639816284180000, -73.95469665527344000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: August 9, 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. This program will teach about the basics of coyote biology and the best tips for coexisting with coyotes in our urban environment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 9, 2015

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. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 67th Avenue and 233rd Street

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2015-08-09 2015-08-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.74824045875300000, -73.74416112899800000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 9, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Flushing Avenue and North Portlandt Street

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2015-08-09 2015-08-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69805955468900000, -73.97683739662200000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/treescount-2015-training-session1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/treescount-2015-training-session1 Date: August 9, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Flushing Ave & North Portland St

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2015-08-09 2015-08-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69803921934600000, -73.97684812545800000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 9, 2015

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. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Taylor Street and Castle Avenue

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2015-08-09 2015-08-09 1:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.63409864081400000, -74.12309288978600000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 9, 2015

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ed7161f086.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: August 9, 2015

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on Central Park Conservancy guided tours and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our 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 our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: General Jose Marti (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7659, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552415b510f6c.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wrath and Resilience: Film Shorts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/wrath-and-resilience-film-shorts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/wrath-and-resilience-film-shorts Date: August 9, 2015

Guest curator Andrew Ingall selects five recent films by independent filmmakers who represent a diverse group in terms of geography, genre and form. Jamie Stuart’s Eternal Storm (2012) recovers glimmers of hope from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Kombit (2014), by Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman, documents a micro-garden movement that combats post-earthquake hunger in Haiti. In the award-winning One Child (2014), Zijian Mu trains his lens on the tragic effect of the Sichuan earthquake on families following the one-child policy. A Native American Cajun community’s land disappears from under their homes due to the exploitation of the surrounding marsh, in Jason Ferris and Rebecca Marshall Ferris’s Can’t Stop the Water (2013). And in Glory at Sea (2008), an acclaimed early work by Oscar-nominated director Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), a group of mourners build a boat from the debris of New Orleans in an allegorical journey from Hades.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b261c0d87c5.jpg Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 9, 2015

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. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Waton Avenue and 164th Street

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2015-08-09 2015-08-09 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83003909687700000, -73.92237782478300000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike & Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/hike-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/hike-draw Date: August 9, 2015

Enjoy a natural artistic hike presented by the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy. Bring a light chair you can carry on the trails. We provide supplies and artist Lovie Pignata.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.88370132446289000, -73.88150024414062000 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 10, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-10 2015-08-10 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 10, 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 2015-08-10 2015-08-10 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/ecocrafts Date: August 10, 2015

Recycle used and natural materials into new creations at Classic Playground. Projects include wearable crafts, repurposed items, and creative ways to look at nature.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-10 2015-08-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 10, 2015

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. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Naughton Avenue and Oceanside Avenue

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2015-08-10 2015-08-10 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.57722741318700000, -74.08105731010400000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 10, 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 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 2015-08-10 2015-08-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 10, 2015

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. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Claremont Avenue and Swinnerton Street

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2015-08-10 2015-08-10 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.50144077864500000, -74.24522995948800000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie & Volunteer Night at Cadman Plaza Park: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/movie-night-at-cadman-plaza-park-volunteers-needed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/movie-night-at-cadman-plaza-park-volunteers-needed Date: August 10, 2015

Please join us for movie night at Cadman Plaza Park! We will be showing Disney's Frozen after dusk in the park. We are also looking for volunteers for the Movie Welcoming Committee from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and volunteers for the Movie Clean Up Crew at 10:15pm.

Please email the contact below to register to attend the volunteer informational session at Cadman Towers Community Room at 10 Clinton Street on Monday August 3 at 7:00 p.m. If you cannot make the informational meeting on Monday, August 3, we still need you to help at the movie night! Please come by 5:45pm and we will fill you in then.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cadman Plaza Park

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B113A Cadman Plaza Park 2015-08-10 2015-08-10 6:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.69810104370117000, -73.99060058593750000 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 11, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-11 2015-08-11 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: August 11, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike and Paint]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/hike-and-paint http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/hike-and-paint Date: August 11, 2015

Join artist Gerry McCleave. Paints and brushes will be provided. Please bring a light folding chair you can carry on the trails.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.9001, -73.8722 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Care Tuesday with Human Impacts Institute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/tree-care-tuesday-with-human-impacts-institute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/tree-care-tuesday-with-human-impacts-institute Date: August 11, 2015

Join the Human Impacts Institute to help care for local trees and green spaces. Help with their local oyster monitoring project, too!

Registration is recommended (required for groups). Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-9761

Location: 90 Kent Avenue and North 8th Street (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7209, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55524766b3d33.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/garden-crew Date: August 11, 2015

Help care for our vegetable beds (where all of our produce will be donated to local food pantries and sold at our Youth Run Farm Stand), and compost bins. Bring water and sunscreen.

Meet at the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s Compost Garden Site. All volunteers must register at (718) 601-1553 for further instructions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9045, -73.8964 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 11, 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 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 11, 2015

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. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bell Blvd. and 33rd Ave.

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2015-08-11 2015-08-11 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.77210812620000000, -73.77447009086600000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 11, 2015

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. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Laburnum Avenue and 162nd Street

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2015-08-11 2015-08-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75164600588800000, -73.80517601966900000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 11, 2015

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. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maine Avenue and Willard Avenue

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2015-08-11 2015-08-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.62032105599100000, -74.13371443748500000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/wetlands-tour Date: August 11, 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.

Individuals and families are welcome; no fee is required. We will be meeting 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.

For more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wetlands Tour Location (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559c4266347ca.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 12, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-12 2015-08-12 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 12, 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 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 12, 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: 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 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Children's Garden Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-childrens-garden-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-childrens-garden-program Date: August 12, 2015

Children ages 7-12 are invited to a fun-filled afternoon to explore the garden and connect with nature.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-08-12 2015-08-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68289947509765600, -73.88790130615234000 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT