NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:20:21 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[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 8, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Pond Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/pond-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/pond-exploration Date: June 9, 2014

Join a pond-tastic exploration of High Rock Park. Learn about water quality and how factors such as pH affect pond life. Also, search for water boatmen, diving beetles, and other aquatic life at or below the surface. Meet at the Nevada Ave parking lot. This free program is part of the Con Edison Citizen Science series and is suitable for ages 7 and up with adult chaperone. Registration is required; please call or email to register.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-10 2014-06-10 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: June 10, 2014

Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature.

Human Impacts Institute will provide supplies for tree care. Participants should bring water bottles, sunblock, a hat, and any other personal items. Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Please note: Tree Care Tuesdays meet on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., from April 22nd through September 2nd. On April 22, May 20, June 17 and July 15, Tree Care Tuesdays will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups. Please register by email with your full name and contact information and specify “Tree Care Tuesday”, the specific DATE, as well as how many people will be attending in your registration.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Manhattan Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue

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2014-06-10 2014-06-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7144, -73.9461 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-11 2014-06-11 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/greenbelt-peepers Date: June 11, 2014

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 year olds and their caregiver.

Space is limited, pre-registration highly recommended.

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 2014-06-11 2014-06-11 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-11 2014-06-11 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: June 12, 2014

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 caregivers. 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 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/blooming-naturalists Date: June 12, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/animal-encounter Date: June 12, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/garden-crew1 Date: June 12, 2014

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

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Seven Wonders of Van Cortlandt Park: The Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/seven-wonders-of-van-cortlandt-park-the-lake http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/seven-wonders-of-van-cortlandt-park-the-lake Date: June 12, 2014

This family-friendly event includes collecting and identifying aquatic invertebrates and a tour around the lake.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.889, -73.8923 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-13 2014-06-13 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/blooming-naturalists Date: June 13, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/animal-encounter Date: June 13, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bird-walk Date: June 14, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/family-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/family-nature-crafts Date: June 14, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. This family-friendly program is specifically designed for young children and families. Free your imagination by playing in nature and learning about conservation through eco-crafts. All supplies are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 40.5354, -74.2083 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[NatureFest at Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/naturefest-at-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/naturefest-at-willowbrook-park Date: June 14, 2014

Take a nature walk through the park, enjoy arts and crafts and more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6036, -74.1584 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/basic-canoeing Date: June 14, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Friends of Fort Totten Parks' Family Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/friends-of-fort-totten-parks-family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/friends-of-fort-totten-parks-family-fun-day Date: June 14, 2014

Come out and join us for a fun afternoon of free activities including games, rides, craft projects, giveaways, microchip clinic by Central Veterinary Associates and much more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: 33rd Road and 215th Place (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7721, -73.7694 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 14, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/family-camping Date: June 14, 2014

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 4th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 6:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-15 2014-06-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: June 15, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/forest-crew Date: June 15, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/seining Date: June 15, 2014

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages. Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in all other fishing programs.

To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 28.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 11:00 am 40.8704, -73.7867 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: June 15, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 15, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/intermediate-canoeing Date: June 15, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer! Previous canoe experience for intermediate programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Bayswater Park

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 1:00 pm 40.5974, -73.768 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/saltwater-fishing Date: June 15, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. All fishing programs are catch-and-release only and most fishing programs are first-come, first-serve. Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in fishing programs.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Bay Ridge Avenue and Shore Road

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2014-06-15 2014-06-15 2:00 pm 40.6385, -74.036 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/16/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/16/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-16 2014-06-16 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-16 2014-06-16 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-17 2014-06-17 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: June 17, 2014

Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature.


Human Impacts Institute will provide supplies for tree care. Participants should bring water bottles, sunblock, a hat, and any other personal items. Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Please note: Tree Care Tuesdays meet on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., from April 22nd through September 2nd. On April 22, May 20, June 17 and July 15, Tree Care Tuesdays will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups. Please register by email with your full name and contact information and specify “Tree Care Tuesday”, the specific DATE, as well as how many people will be attending in your registration.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Manhattan Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue

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2014-06-17 2014-06-17 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7144, -73.9461 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-18 2014-06-18 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/greenbelt-peepers Date: June 18, 2014

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 year olds and their caregiver.

Space is limited, pre-registration highly recommended.

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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-19 2014-06-19 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/blooming-naturalists Date: June 19, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/animal-encounter Date: June 19, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/garden-crew1 Date: June 19, 2014

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

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-20 2014-06-20 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-20 2014-06-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/blooming-naturalists Date: June 20, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-20 2014-06-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/animal-encounter Date: June 20, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-20 2014-06-20 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bird-walk Date: June 21, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-21 2014-06-21 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Advanced Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/advanced-orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/advanced-orienteering Date: June 21, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world. Test your skills navigating with a map and compass on this Orienteering program. This is a moderate level pace, which may include a longer, faster paced hike on rugged terrain. Bring your own compass or borrow one from the Ranger. 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) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 21, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/family-camping Date: June 21, 2014

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 11th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 6:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-22 2014-06-22 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: June 22, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/forest-crew Date: June 22, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/intermediate-canoeing Date: June 22, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer! Previous canoe experience for intermediate programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53207ca5cbbb1.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/saltwater-fishing Date: June 22, 2014

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

Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in fishing programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 96th Street and FDR Drive (in East River Esplanade)

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M289 East River Esplanade 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 40.7829, -73.9439 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: June 22, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 22, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-23 2014-06-23 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-24 2014-06-24 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: June 24, 2014

Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature.

Human Impacts Institute will provide supplies for tree care. Participants should bring water bottles, sunblock, a hat, and any other personal items. Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Please note: Tree Care Tuesdays meet on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., from April 22nd through September 2nd. On April 22, May 20, June 17 and July 15, Tree Care Tuesdays will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups. Please register by email with your full name and contact information and specify “Tree Care Tuesday”, the specific date, as well as how many people will be attending in your registration.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Manhattan Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue

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2014-06-24 2014-06-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7144, -73.9461 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/25/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/25/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-25 2014-06-25 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-25 2014-06-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-26 2014-06-26 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/blooming-naturalists Date: June 26, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/animal-encounter Date: June 26, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/garden-crew1 Date: June 26, 2014

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

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-27 2014-06-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/blooming-naturalists Date: June 27, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/animal-encounter Date: June 27, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/family-camping Date: June 27, 2014

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 18.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 6:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bird-walk Date: June 28, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/family-day Date: June 28, 2014

Come enjoy Roger Morris Park along with your family. Play colonial games, make a historic craft project, and enjoy the beginning of summer in our colonial garden!
Special performance at 2:00 p.m.: The multiple genres flutist and composer, award winning and resident of Upper Manhattan- Yael Acher a.k.a. “Kat” MODIANO returns to Morris Jumel Mansion’s Octagonal Drawing room, joined by some of NYC’s finest international jazz musicians for an acoustic set, with original soulful jazzy-funky tunes. The day will also include docent led tours for adults and families. FREE with Museum admission, no advanced registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/freshwater-fishing Date: June 28, 2014

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

Adults, families, and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in all fishing programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

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

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Q024 Kissena Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 11:00 am 40.7498, -73.8076 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[White Island Birding by Canoe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/white-island-birding-by-canoe-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/white-island-birding-by-canoe-intermediate Date: June 28, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through Jamaica Bay on this bird watching adventure by water. All participants must be comfortable on the water and demonstrate basic canoe skills.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 18.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 12:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 28, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/family-camping Date: June 28, 2014

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 18th.

Start time: 6:00 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 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 6:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-29 2014-06-29 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: June 29, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/forest-crew Date: June 29, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/birding Date: June 29, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. We offer birding programs throughout the year. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:22 EDT