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 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:22:35 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[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: February 7, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 11:00 am 40.7007, -73.855 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/winter-tree-id-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/winter-tree-id-light Date: February 7, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: February 7, 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 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Shelter Building Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/shelter-building Date: February 7, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Develope skills that will help you create shelter from natural and man-made objects: whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

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 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Walk in Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/winter-walk-in-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/winter-walk-in-pelham-bay-park Date: February 7, 2015

Natural Areas Conservancy ecologists will take you for a guided walk through the coastal and forested areas of the diverse 2,700 acre park and discuss its unique ecology. Tour leaders will show you how to identify trees (since trees are less recognizable without their leaves) and how to find signs of wildlife, including tracks.

The Natural Areas Conservancy will also provide a sneak peek of the early findings from our first-ever, citywide ecological assessment project, including interesting forest facts about Pelham Bay Park. The walk will begin and end at the historic Bartow Pell Mansion with a brief presentation and hot chocolate!

Please be prepared with warm clothes, walking shoes, and water if needed. For more information regarding this event, please visit the Natural Areas Conservancy website. Meet at Bartow Pell Mansion at 895 Shore Road in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b6a158533bf.jpg Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Nature Mask Papermaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/08/family-art-project-naturemask-papermaking-a-wave-hill-50-anniversary-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/08/family-art-project-naturemask-papermaking-a-wave-hill-50-anniversary-program Date: February 8, 2015

Learn from visiting artist Randy Brozen how to make beautiful, handmade paper masks from the natural fibers of cotton and abaca. Decorate your masks with natural images, leaves, sparkly items and materials from Wave Hill, then parade your creation for a forest carnival.

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 2015-02-08 2015-02-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c143f30bb61.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Birds of Prey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/08/winter-birds-of-prey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/08/winter-birds-of-prey Date: February 8, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year. Winter is a great time of year to enjoy observing wild raptors such as Red-Tail Hawks, Bald Eagles, Owls, and so much more. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-02-08 2015-02-08 11:00 am 40.7464, -73.845 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 8, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-08 2015-02-08 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d96851868a.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Weather Exploration and Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/08/natures-workshop-weather-exploration-and-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/08/natures-workshop-weather-exploration-and-monitoring Date: February 8, 2015

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family.

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Winter is the best time to learn about weather, weather anomalies, and our changing climate through some fun weather experiments and outdoor exploration.

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 2015-02-08 2015-02-08 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/08/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/08/birding-owls Date: February 8, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year. Winter is one of the best times of the year to observe and learn about owls. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-02-08 2015-02-08 1:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/08/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/08/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 8, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-08 2015-02-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c1423381cb2.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 10, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-10 2015-02-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d9639c1b0c.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: I Heart Pollinators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/family-art-project-i-heart-pollinators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/family-art-project-i-heart-pollinators Date: February 14, 2015

Visit Wave Hill’s Tropical House—housed in one wing of the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory—and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers while enjoying their colorful blooms.

Using a variety of charming style, and adding a pollinator helper, make your own lovely, lacy, feathery, and flowerful Valentine’s Day cards.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c144378baa2.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Great Backyard Bird Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/great-backyard-bird-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/great-backyard-bird-count Date: February 14, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/birding-winter-birds Date: February 14, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year, but now is a great time of year to observe species which live in NYC Parks during the winter. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 11:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: February 14, 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 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Winter Journal Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/natures-workshop-winter-journal-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/natures-workshop-winter-journal-writing Date: February 14, 2015

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family. This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided.

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 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 14, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d96851868a.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/nature-exploration-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/nature-exploration-moderate Date: February 15, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 1:00 pm 40.619, -74.1061 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/animal-tracking Date: February 15, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. On this program, learn to identify animals tracks to understand animal behavior. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

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 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d9639c1b0c.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 15, 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 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c142d28b73d.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Hunter Island Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/hunter-island-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/hunter-island-night-hike Date: February 15, 2015

Owls, deer, coytoes, and raccoons are among the many animals that call Pelham Bay Park home. Join the Urban Park Rangers for this rare winter night hike. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, February 4th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 6:00 pm 40.8586, -73.8027 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-queens-fort-totten-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-queens-fort-totten-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Manhattan: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 2:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Adventures: Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/outdoor-adventures-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/outdoor-adventures-clove-lakes-park Date: February 17, 2015

This nature hikes is appropriate for all ages. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Martling Avenue Bridge (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6225, -74.1183 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-the-bronx-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-the-bronx-pelham-bay-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-queens-fort-totten-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-queens-fort-totten-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/celebrate-black-history-month-george-washington-carver-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/celebrate-black-history-month-george-washington-carver-workshop Date: February 17, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Manhattan: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-manhattan-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-manhattan-inwood-hill-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-the-bronx-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-the-bronx-crotona-park Date: February 18, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 18, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-queens-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-queens-forest-park Date: February 18, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 1:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 18, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[President's Vacation Week Family Workshops: Winter Cloud Mosaics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/presidents-vacation-week-family-workshops-winter-cloud-mosaics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/presidents-vacation-week-family-workshops-winter-cloud-mosaics Date: February 18, 2015

Take a break from winter this week and join us for one, two or three afternoons of hands-on art-making as we explore the cool winter skies using an array of fun and exciting media.

At today’s workshop, observe the different types of clouds with their distinct shapes and beautiful, soft colors and discover how to use your observations to make weather predictions. Create your own mosaic masterpiece of clouds and sky using a wood base, grout, and glass tiles in an array of colors, shapes and sizes.

Geared to children ages five to 10 with a parent or caregiver. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c1463012ade.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Manhattan: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park Date: February 18, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 2:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Adventures: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/outdoor-adventures-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/outdoor-adventures-conference-house-park Date: February 19, 2015

This nature hike is appropriate for all ages. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-queens-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-queens-forest-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[President's Week Vacation Family Workshops: Earth Meets Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/presidents-vacation-week-family-workshops-earth-meets-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/presidents-vacation-week-family-workshops-earth-meets-sky Date: February 19, 2015

Take a break from winter this week and join us for one, two or three afternoons of hands-on art-making as we explore the cool winter skies using an array of fun and exciting media.

At today’s workshop, create a textured landscape against the winter sky, inspired by the painting techniques of contemporary artist and sculptor Anselm Kiefer. Like Kiefer, bring your painting to life by applying thick layers of impasto on canvas and adding dried natural materials, such as flowers, straw, sticks and clay.

Geared to children ages five to 10, with a parent or caregiver. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c14666823af.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: I Heart Worms for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-i-heart-worms-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-i-heart-worms-for-families Date: February 19, 2015

Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts?

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-19 2015-02-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/548768523d1ac.jpg Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Manhattan: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-manhattan-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-manhattan-inwood-hill-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-the-bronx-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-the-bronx-pelham-bay-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-queens-alley-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-queens-alley-pond-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Manhattan: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 2:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/birding-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/birding-eagles Date: February 21, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 9:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Desert Under Glass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass Date: February 21, 2015

Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House—housed in one wing of the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory—and leave winter behind.

Spend some time sketching and painting our exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and tempera paint, make a desert mirage.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c144965e4c4.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: February 21, 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 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/lunar-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/lunar-new-year-celebration Date: February 21, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/natures-workshop-owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/natures-workshop-owls-and-pellets Date: February 21, 2015

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in-park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family.

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided.

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 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 21, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d9639c1b0c.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/the-night-sky Date: February 21, 2015

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 6:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Desert Under Glass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass Date: February 22, 2015

Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House—housed in one wing of the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory—and leave winter behind.

Spend some time sketching and painting our exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and tempera paint, make a desert mirage.

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 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c144cb3f405.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Knot Tying Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/knot-tying http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/knot-tying Date: February 22, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Knots, hitches, lashings; discover the diversity and practical uses of knots in the outdoors. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

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 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 1:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Taste of Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/natures-workshop-taste-of-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/natures-workshop-taste-of-nature Date: February 22, 2015

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serve as an in-park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.

During this workshop, you will learn about the suprising origins of everday food. Discover how many familiar tastes are created with common plants.

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 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 22, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d96851868a.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 22, 2015

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c14330621b1.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/the-night-sky Date: February 22, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-25 2015-02-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 27, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d9639c1b0c.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Give the Winter Bird a Home and a Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/family-art-project-give-the-winter-bird-a-home-and-a-feeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/family-art-project-give-the-winter-bird-a-home-and-a-feeder Date: February 28, 2015

Learn about how local birds survive the winter. Which ones stay and which ones go?

Using recycled materials, make a little home or feeder for those who stay, and decorate it with natural materials to welcome in your new feathery friends.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c144fe58ed6.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: February 28, 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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/fire-making-skills Date: February 28, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Survival Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/outdoor-survival-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/outdoor-survival-workshop Date: February 28, 2015

Do you have the courage to survive in the great outdoors? It takes grit, skills and maybe even a little help from a paper clip.

Join environmental educator Carl Heitmuller from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for a hands-on Survival 101 workshop. Discover how the simplest everyday materials like fishing line, duct tape or ChapStick can aid your survival. Venture outside to build a debris shelter from natural objects, then warm up with hot cocoa in front of the fireplace in the Ecology Building.

Space is limited; reservations recommended, at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. This workshop will take place both indoors and outdoors.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c1490c1b45f.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Lantern Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/lantern-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/lantern-night-hike Date: February 28, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 7:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Early Morning Birdwalk: Gulls Galore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/early-morning-birdwalk-gulls-galore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/early-morning-birdwalk-gulls-galore Date: March 1, 2015

Think all gulls are the same? Take another look by joining the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the park’s nature trails and discover all the different species of gulls in Prospect Park.

Rain or shine. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club. Please note that this tour leaves promptly at 8 am.

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 2015-03-01 2015-03-01 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: March 1, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-03-01 2015-03-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: March 1, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous. This is a moderate hike.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-03-01 2015-03-01 1:00 pm 40.8701, -73.9211 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Goodhue Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/historic-new-york-goodhue-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/historic-new-york-goodhue-park Date: March 1, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Newly acquired by the Department of Parks and Recreation, Goodhue Park is home to a variety of wildlife. Be the first to explore the trails on a tour.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Clinton Avenue and Prospect Avenue (in Goodhue Park)

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R169 Goodhue Park 2015-03-01 2015-03-01 1:00 pm 40.6389, -74.0977 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/birding-owls Date: March 1, 2015

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

We offer birding programs throughout the year, but Winter is a great time of year to observe and enjoy owls. Learn about the basic biology and habits of these fascinating nocturnal raptors.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 4:00 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 2015-03-01 2015-03-01 4:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 4, 2015

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities,observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-04 2015-03-04 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Midweek Bird Walk: South Beach and Fort Wadsworth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/midweek-bird-walk-south-beachfort-wadsworth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/midweek-bird-walk-south-beachfort-wadsworth Date: March 4, 2015

We will be searching for migrating waterfowl on the pond and in Raritan Bay.

Supported in part by HSBC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: South Beach Parking Lot

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2015-03-04 2015-03-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5796, -74.0761 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/05/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/05/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: March 5, 2015

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities,observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-05 2015-03-05 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Moonlight Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/05/moonlight-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/05/moonlight-walk Date: March 5, 2015

Explore the secret side of Prospect Park!

Families are welcome to come enjoy a night of stargazing, night experiments, and hiking. Wrap up the evening with hot cocoa and s’mores.

Reservations required, limited availability. Call (718) 287-3400 x 303 or email eschwartz@prospectpark.org. Cash only.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x 303

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-05 2015-03-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/birding-winter-birds Date: March 7, 2015

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

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year, but now is a great time of year to observe species which live in NYC Parks during the winter.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-03-07 2015-03-07 11:00 am 40.619, -74.1061 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Nature's Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/natures-workshop-natures-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/natures-workshop-natures-music Date: March 7, 2015

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks.

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.

Learn about what trees and natural materials are used to build modern day and tribal musical instruments. Examples of instruments, including log drums and Native American flute, will be on display. Participants will construct an authentic Native American Instrument.

Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015. All supplies provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-03-07 2015-03-07 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: March 7, 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 2015-03-07 2015-03-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/nature-exploration-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/nature-exploration-hike-light Date: March 7, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2015-03-07 2015-03-07 1:00 pm 40.6299, -73.8947 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/the-night-sky Date: March 7, 2015

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-03-07 2015-03-07 6:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: John Muir Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: March 8, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-03-08 2015-03-08 11:00 am 40.9044, -73.8964 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/fire-making-skills Date: March 8, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.

All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-03-08 2015-03-08 1:00 pm 40.8701, -73.9211 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/11/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/11/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 11, 2015

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities,observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-11 2015-03-11 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/12/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/12/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: March 12, 2015

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities,observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-12 2015-03-12 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Birdwatching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/family-birdwatching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/family-birdwatching Date: March 14, 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.

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 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice Nature Photography Winter Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/rangers-choice-nature-photography-winter-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/rangers-choice-nature-photography-winter-woods Date: March 14, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Park

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 11:00 am 40.5828, -74.1241 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/fire-making-skills Date: March 14, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 11:00 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 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 11:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: March 14, 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 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/the-night-sky Date: March 14, 2015

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 5:00 pm 40.8701, -73.9211 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/nature-exploration-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/nature-exploration-hike-light Date: March 15, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 11:00 am 40.7227, -73.827 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Camp Cooking 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/rangers-choice-camp-cooking-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/rangers-choice-camp-cooking-101 Date: March 15, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 1:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 18, 2015

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities,observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST