NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:08:38 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Tree Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/tree-giveaway-el-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/tree-giveaway-el-garden Date: March 29, 2015

Pick up your free tree! In partnership with local community organizations, NYRP is giving away trees throughout NYC this spring.

To pick up your free tree, you must agree to:

  • plant your tree in one of the five boroughs.
  • keep your tree properly watered and maintained.
  • plant your tree in the ground of your yard and NOT along streets, in city parks, in containers, terraces, balconies or on roofs.

Registration will be posted no earlier than three weeks before a giveaway date. If registration is closed, a limited quantity of trees will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Evergreen Lots Community Garden

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2015-03-29 2015-03-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6996, -73.9307 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Camouflage Theaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/family-art-project-camouflage-theaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/family-art-project-camouflage-theaters Date: March 29, 2015

Nature’s mimicry is a wonder to behold! Discover the ways in which animals like moths, lizards, birds, and coyotes copy their surroundings for the purpose of protection. Using cardboard-box dioramas, we’ll create a nature stage to serve as a secret hideaway for the critter of your choice. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e69a5044a.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 29, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-29 2015-03-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn and Greenthumb School Supply Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/grow-to-learn-and-greenthumb-school-supply-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/grow-to-learn-and-greenthumb-school-supply-giveaway Date: March 29, 2015

Stop by our annual spring supply giveaway to pick up tools, gloves, and other materials for working with kids in the garden!

A vehicle or several garden members will be necessary to transport these materials, which will be supplied first-come, first-served to schools registered with Grow to Learn.

Registration is required, please register here.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2015-03-29 2015-03-29 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9475 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Multi-Purpose Trail Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/group-hikes-choose-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/group-hikes-choose-one Date: March 29, 2015

Join us on our extended, fast-paced hike along our relatively flat and smooth multi-purpose trail to Richmondtown and Richmond Avenue, then return to the Nature Center.

This event is part of the Greenbelt's Greening the Globe Seriers, which includes a series of free events that celebrate women's inspiring efforts towards creating sustainable communities.

RSVP to email listed below.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Birding Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/birding-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/birding-basics Date: March 29, 2015

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

This program is geared toward beginners but all skill levels are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: BRC Senior Center (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 11:00 am 40.7203, -73.9923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089def03a0f.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike through the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/trail-of-the-month-multipurpose-trail-southwest-latourette http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/trail-of-the-month-multipurpose-trail-southwest-latourette Date: March 29, 2015

Join the Greenbelt Educators for our first fast-paced, extended hike in the trail of the month series. We will hike the entire multipurpose trail through Southwest LaTourette to Richmondtown, then back track to Richmond Avenue and return to the Nature Center. This hike will begin at the Greenbelt Nature Center and last approximately two to three hours depending on pace.

Bring a snack, water, and wear insect repellent. Wear a pedometer if you would like to record your results. Suitable for intermediate level hikers ages 12 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a38dece80.JPG Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Scavenger Hunt Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/scavenger-hunt-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/scavenger-hunt-hike-light Date: March 29, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate, to vigorous.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089e2019fbc.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/junior-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/junior-volunteer-corps Date: March 29, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a day of giving back. Families and elementary-aged youth groups are invited to join us to help prepare the park for spring by raking leaves and other activities. Learn the value of service and meet other families and children. Refreshments will be provided.

Register online.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 9th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9768 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/garden-highlights-walk Date: March 29, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e7a4babe9.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Gretta Moulton Green Trail Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/gretta-moulton-green-trail-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/gretta-moulton-green-trail-hike Date: March 29, 2015

Enjoy our leisurely, interpretive hike around the Gretta Moulton/Green Trail. Gretta Moulton was the woman credited with leading the charge to save High Rock Park from residential development in the 1960's and 70's. She was a girl scout leader and environmentalist with extraordinary vision. All who visit High Rock Park owe her a debt of gratitude. Meet in the parking lot of High Rock Park, 200 Nevada Avenue, SI, NY, 10306.

This event is part of the Greenbelt's Greening the Globe Series, which includes a series of free events that celebrate women's inspiring efforts towards creating sustainable communities.

RSVP to email listed below.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: March 29, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0d48bd4d01.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Reopening The High Bridge: Celebration Planning Forum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/reopening-the-high-bridge-community-planning-forum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/reopening-the-high-bridge-community-planning-forum Date: March 30, 2015

Please join NYC Parks, Partnerships for Parks, the Harlem River Working Group and The High Bridge Coalition at these community forums to review plans for celebrating the bridge’s reopening, and consider how your group could enhance those plans.

Partner with us to make The High Bridge’s reopening a monumental event and ensure that The High Bridge is celebrated and sustained for future generations!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0282

Location: Highbridge Green School

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2015-03-30 2015-03-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8382, -73.928 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550b11475df55.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: March 31, 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 our website at http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-03-31 2015-03-31 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 31, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-31 2015-03-31 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Midweek Bird Walk: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park1 Date: April 1, 2015

Join us for a walk in New York City’s southernmost park, as we search for newly arrived migrants, like pine and palm warblers, eastern phoebes, and blue-gray gnatcatchers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-01 2015-04-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 1, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-04-01 2015-04-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: April 2, 2015

Join The Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-04-02 2015-04-02 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 2, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-04-02 2015-04-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 3, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-04-03 2015-04-03 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 3, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c4817dbd5.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/spring-break Date: April 3, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 4, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-04-04 2015-04-04 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/butterfly-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/butterfly-exploration Date: April 4, 2015

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

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. This exploration through the park will focus on butterflies. Cabbage whites, viceroys, and monarchs are just a few of the species found in New York City. Learn more about their fascinating abilities and amazing journeys.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55104ba3c45f4.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: April 4, 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 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Egg-stravaganza!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-eggstravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-eggstravaganza Date: April 4, 2015

Join us for "egg-xellent" fun for the family! Children can take part in an egg scavenger hunt and old-fashioned games. Fllora, Queens Botanical Garden's mascot, will be making appearances so don't forget the camera.

Advanced registration is required. Please register here. A ticket is required for each participant. Ticket prices do not include Garden Admission.

Please note: No refunds. This event takes place rain or shine. Event parking rate of $10 will be in effect; discount parking vouchers are not applicable on event days. Supplies are limited to the first 750 children.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-04 2015-04-04 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d135dbac184.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-break Date: April 4, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Sensory Perception Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/kids-sensory-perception-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/kids-sensory-perception-hike Date: April 4, 2015

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

Even in an urban environment, you can experience the wonder of nature. Engage your sense of touch, smell, sight, and hearing as we explore the natural world.

While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089e5c8fa91.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 4, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0d48bd4d01.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Flax Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/flax-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/flax-planting Date: April 4, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for the start of the spring season at Lefferts Historic House, and help them plant their first crop of the season by spreading flax seed and watering the garden.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-sprouts Date: April 4, 2015

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House, where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Early Morning Birdwalk: Changing Seasons, Changing Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/early-morning-birdwalk-changing-seasons-changing-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/early-morning-birdwalk-changing-seasons-changing-birds Date: April 5, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to welcome the earliest migrants of the year, and also say goodbye to some of our winter residents. Please note this tour leaves promptly at 8 am. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 5, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-04-05 2015-04-05 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park: North Woods Discovery Walk for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families Date: April 5, 2015

Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk through Central Park's North Woods and learn together through hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.

Families only; Ages 5+. Maximum of three children per parent or guardian. No groups, please. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Please arrive at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Programs take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 10:00 am 11:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f9f91abaaa8.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous Date: April 5, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress.

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

Vigourous hikes include long distances, hills, and rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 11:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089ee2f0c58.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Nature Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/kids-nature-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/kids-nature-hike-light Date: April 5, 2015

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

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

While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 11:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089f9961426.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/nature-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/nature-scavenger-hunt Date: April 5, 2015

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

While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Get to know the park by hunting for some common and uncommon objects and artifacts. Fun for all ages and a great way to learn more about your park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q024 Kissena Park 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 11:00 am 40.7498, -73.8076 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a02399087.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/spring-break Date: April 5, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: April 5, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d45eb8a3f.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: April 5, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 5, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Flax Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/flax-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/flax-planting Date: April 5, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for the start of the spring season at Lefferts Historic House, and help them plant their first crop of the season by spreading flax seed and watering the garden.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/spring-sprouts Date: April 5, 2015

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House, where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Bird Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-manhattan1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-manhattan1 Date: April 6, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about birds. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced bird watcher, spring migration is an exciting time to explore the park. Bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-06 2015-04-06 10:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 6, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-04-06 2015-04-06 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: April 6, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-06 2015-04-06 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d377557ce.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/spring-break Date: April 6, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-06 2015-04-06 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Orienteering for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-bronx Date: April 6, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Ranger's Free Kids Week programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is orienteering for kids. Practice your map reading skills and prepare to explore the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-06 2015-04-06 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: All About Bugs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-brooklyn Date: April 6, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is all about bugs. Among many fascinating facts, you will learn why all insects are bugs, but not all bugs are insects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-04-06 2015-04-06 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Birding for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-queens Date: April 6, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is birding for kids! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced birdwatcher, spring migration is an exciting time to be out in the park. Bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-04-06 2015-04-06 1:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-staten-island-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-staten-island-nature-crafts Date: April 6, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids and yourself in the natural world. Program is appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Have fun today making arts and crafts with items collected and found in the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-04-06 2015-04-06 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: All About Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-manhattan Date: April 6, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about birds. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced bird watcher, spring migration is an exciting time to explore the park. Bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-06 2015-04-06 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: April 7, 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 our website at http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 7, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-04-07 2015-04-07 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Rocks and Geology]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-manhattan Date: April 7, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about rocks and geology. Let's explore, examine, and climb a rock or two. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and become geologists for the day.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 10:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Adventures: Snug Harbor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/outdoor-adventures-snug-harbor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/outdoor-adventures-snug-harbor Date: April 7, 2015

Explore Staten Island's Snug Harbor, a cultural center and botanical garden, on this nature hike with your guide, Will Lenihan.

All ages are welcome. Wear sturdy shoes and sun block.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Building H (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.644, -74.1026 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 7, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c4817dbd5.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/spring-break Date: April 7, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: All About Fish]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-bronx Date: April 7, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is all about fish. Become an ichthyologist and discover all of the fascinating adaptations of aquatic creatures.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Birding for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-brooklyn Date: April 7, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is birding for kids. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced birdwatcher, spring migration is an exciting time to be out observing birds in the parks. Bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Colonial Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-brooklyn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-brooklyn1 Date: April 7, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today step back in time and play some colonial games. The history of Fort Greene Park provides the perfect backdrop as we experience what Colonial-era kids played during their free time.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Native American Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-queens Date: April 7, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Hone your five senses and enjoy testing your skills playing Native American games.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 1:00 pm 40.7496, -73.8077 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Rocks and Geology]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-staten-island-rocks-and-geology http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-staten-island-rocks-and-geology Date: April 7, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids and yourself in the natural world. Program is appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about rocks and geology. Explore the park and strengthen your geologist skills while we observe and study rocks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Rocks and Geology]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-manhattan1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-manhattan1 Date: April 7, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about rocks and geology. Let's explore, examine, and climb a rock or two. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and become geologists for the day.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break Family Storytime & Craft @ QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/spring-break-family-storytime-craft-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/spring-break-family-storytime-craft-qbg Date: April 7, 2015

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (limited to first 30 children; while supplies last).

Schools and groups: contact schoolprograms@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-07 2015-04-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid Week Manhattan: Insects]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kid-week-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kid-week-manhattan Date: April 8, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about insects. Be an entomologist for a day and learn why all insects are bugs but not necessarily all bugs are insects.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 10:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 8, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-04-08 2015-04-08 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 8, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0d48bd4d01.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/spring-break Date: April 8, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Outdoor Skills for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-queens-outdoor-skills-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-queens-outdoor-skills-for-kids Date: April 8, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is outdoor skills for kids. Do you know about proper hiking gear? Do you want to learn how to use a compass? How can I collect drinking water? These are just examples of the type of skills you may learn to accomplish during this program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 1:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Pond Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-staten-island-pond-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-staten-island-pond-exploration Date: April 8, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids and yourself in the natural world. Program is appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Explore the Blue Heron pond and enjoy learning about the fascinating invertebrates found just below the surface. Be prepared to get your hands wet.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-bronx Date: April 8, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is raptors. New York City is home for many types of raptors from red tail hawks to American kestrels. Learn about their diversity and adaptations which allow them to thrive in our city parks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Insects]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-manhattan Date: April 8, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about insects. Be an entomologist for a day and learn why all insects are bugs but not necessarily all bugs are insects.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Artist Talk with Alan Messer In Conjunction with Exhibition: Conserving Our City of Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/artist-talk-with-alan-messer-in-conjunction-with-exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/artist-talk-with-alan-messer-in-conjunction-with-exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature Date: April 8, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating Blackburnian Warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

Alan Messer has taught birding ID and nature drawing classes at The New York Historical Society, and The New York City Audubon Society. His works have been shown at the Cape May Bird Observatory, the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, at Ellis Island, and The Lincoln Center in New York NY. He has illustrated for books, magazines, and field guides, and is a regular contributor to Bird Watcher's Digest. Messer is a former President of The Linnaean Society of New York.

Admission is free but space is limited.
To RSVP, email artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6ed44730c.jpg Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: April 9, 2015

Join The Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Music Found in Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-manhattan Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about music found in nature. Let's explore the park focusing on the sounds of birds, trees, water, and maybe even make some music of our own.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 10:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 9, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-04-09 2015-04-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Nature Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park2 Date: April 9, 2015

Meet at the Visitor’s Center on Satterlee Street for this all ages nature hikes with your guide Will Lenihan.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/spring-break Date: April 9, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-bronx Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today enjoy a nature exploration hike through the woods of Van Cortlandt Park. The forest floor is a fascinating place to explore and discover.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Outdoor Skills for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-brooklyn Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is outdoor skills for kids. Do you know about proper hiking gear? Do you want to learn how to use a compass? How can I collect drinking water? These are just examples of the type of skills you may learn to accomplish during this program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-brooklyn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-brooklyn1 Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about trees! What is your favorite tree? Did you know you can identify a tree by its leaf shape? Improve your tree knowledge and become a Nature Detective.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: All About Insects]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-queens-all-about-insects http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-queens-all-about-insects Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids and your yourself, in the natural world. Program is appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about insects. Be an entomologist today and learn why all insects are bugs, but not all bugs are insects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-staten-island-insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-staten-island-insect-exploration Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids and your yourself, in the natural world. Program is appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about insects. Be an entomologist today and learn why all insects are bugs, but not all bugs are insects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Music Found in Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-manhattan1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-manhattan1 Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about music found in nature. Let's explore the park focusing on the sounds of birds, trees, water, and maybe even make some music of our own.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break Family Storytime & Craft @ QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/spring-break-family-storytime-craft-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/spring-break-family-storytime-craft-qbg Date: April 9, 2015

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (limited to first 30 children; while supplies last). Schools and groups: contact schoolprograms@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-09 2015-04-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: All About Conservation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-manhattan Date: April 10, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Learn all about conservation. Do you recycle? Are you an environmental steward? Learn what you can do to help your local park and the natural world and become a Conservation Ranger.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 10:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 10, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-04-10 2015-04-10 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 10, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/spring-break Date: April 10, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-bronx Date: April 10, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is birding. Whether you are a beginner or a long time birdwatcher, spring migration is always an energetic time to explore the parks and observe our avian friends.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Eco Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-brooklyn Date: April 10, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today go on an eco scavenger hunt with the Rangers. Can you find the herring gull, or spot a sumac? Enjoy exploring the trails of Marine Park while searching for the items on the hunt list.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Urban Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-queens-urban-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-queens-urban-wildlife Date: April 10, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids and yourself in the natural world. Program is appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about urban wildlife. Did you know NYC is home to more than just rats and squirrels? Learn all about the fascinating wildlife we share our parks with.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 1:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Orienteering for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-staten-island Date: April 10, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Ranger's Free Kids Week programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is orienteering for kids. Practice your map reading skills and prepare to explore the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: All About Conservation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-manhattan1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-manhattan1 Date: April 10, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Learn all about conservation. Do you recycle? Are you an environmental steward? Learn what you can do to help your local park and the natural world and become a Conservation Ranger.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/birding-spring-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/birding-spring-migrants Date: April 11, 2015

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

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skills levels and beginners are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 9:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550873a102110.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: April 11, 2015

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

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

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-11 2015-04-11 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Partnerships for Parks 2015 Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/partnerships-for-parks-2015-conference http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/partnerships-for-parks-2015-conference Date: April 11, 2015

The Partnerships for Parks Conference provides community groups, park supporters, and open-space advocates an opportunity to unite and learn how local park stewards strengthen neighborhoods and improve the quality of life in New York City.

We are excited to share a day with park enthusiasts from all five boroughs and to share best practices, tools, and resources we have honed over our 20 years of successfully supporting community partners and transforming communities.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: NYU Law

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2015-04-11 2015-04-11 9:30 am 3:30 pm 40.7305, -73.9995 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Birdwatching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/family-birdwatching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/family-birdwatching Date: April 11, 2015

Looking for a fun way to spend time with your family outdoors? Join the Prospect Park Alliance for its monthly family birdwatching tours. After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home. Please note this tour leaves promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/annual-shearing-of-the-heather-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/annual-shearing-of-the-heather-celebration Date: April 11, 2015

The three-acre Heather Garden is the site of our annual rite of spring – the shearing of the heather by members of the Northeast Heather Society and Heather Garden staff. Bring your instruments and join in our community parade through the Heather Garden. Come take a tour with a horticulturist, win the Heather Garden Quiz, hear bagpipes and flute. Join our Skraptacular children’s art making workshop while enjoying the garden’s spring beauty and panoramic views of the Hudson River and Palisades.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5501fd5971e41.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT