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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:11:26 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[Prospect Park Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/prospect-park-fair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/prospect-park-fair1 Date: April 26, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance welcomes all Brooklynites to enjoy a day of family fun at the Prospect Park Fair. There will be live entertainment, vendors, food trucks, tennis demonstrations, a Pop-Up Audubon, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53274b60b150d.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (vigorous): Lower Hudson River Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous-lower-hudson-river-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous-lower-hudson-river-parks Date: April 26, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On this long distance vigorous hike, explore the city’s rich history and fantastic views along the Hudson River.

Registration required. Please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 16th

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Bowling Green

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M007 Bowling Green 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 40.705, -74.0137 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Arbor Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arbor-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arbor-day-celebration Date: April 26, 2014

NYC Parks Forester, John Kilcullen will lead a discussion in Tappen Park about the importance of planting and caring for our neighborhood trees. Attendees will participate in planting Kousa Dogwood trees in the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Fest at Battery Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/earth-fest-at-battery-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/earth-fest-at-battery-urban-farm Date: April 26, 2014

Kick off the start of Battery Urban Farm’s season and celebrate Earth Day at Earth Fest! The Battery Conservancy will hold Earth Fest on Saturday, April 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This free, family-friendly, fun event will offer activities for all ages including arts and crafts, fresh food tastings, farm tours, and live music. Families are encouraged to pack a picnic, but lunch will also be available for purchase from Gogo Grill.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7033, -74.0148 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: April 26, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[LUNGs East Village Garden Tour: Spring Awakening with Salad Daze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/lung-loisada-united-neighborhood-gardens-east-village-spring-awakening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/lung-loisada-united-neighborhood-gardens-east-village-spring-awakening Date: April 26, 2014

It's time to party! Come out and celebrate our community gardens.

Please join LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) for the "Spring Awakening" as we parade from garden to garden.

Bring your music and dance, your smiles and kids, and wear your costumes as we snake Pied-Piper style through Loisaida.

Three groups, Flower Power, Peas & Love and Salad Daze, will begin in their respective gardens and parade through the neighborhood visiting each garden, and will then converge at El Jardin del Paraiso on East 4th Street, between Avenues C and D at 3 p.m. for continuing music and frivolity.

Salad Daze will begin at LaGuardia Corner Gardens at LaGuardia Place and Bleecker Street. The The Salad Daze posse will be on bikes!

Salad Daze Route

1. LaGuardia Corner Gardens, LaGuardia Place, between Bleecker Street and Houston Street

2. Albert’s Garden, 2nd Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue

3. Liz Christy Garden, Houston Street, between Bowery and Stanton Street

4.. M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden, Rivington Street, between Chrystie Street & Forsyth Street

5. First Street Green, First Street and 2nd Avenue

The parade will end at El Jardin del Paraiso at 4th Street, between Avenues C and D.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: LaGuardia Corner Community Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7273, -73.9993 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[LUNGs East Village Garden Tour: Spring Awakening with Flower Power]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/lungs-east-village-garden-tour-spring-awakening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/lungs-east-village-garden-tour-spring-awakening Date: April 26, 2014

It's time to party! Come out and celebrate our community gardens.

Please join LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) for the "Spring Awakening" as we parade from garden to garden.

Bring your music and dance, your smiles and kids, and wear your costumes as we snake Pied-Piper style through Loisaida.

Three groups, Flower Power, Peas & Love and Salad Daze, will begin in their respective gardens and parade through the neighborhood visiting each garden, and will then converge at El Jardin del Paraiso on East 4th Street, between Avenues C and D at 3 p.m. for continuing music and frivolity.

"Flower Power" will begin at Dias Y Flores on East 13th Street, between Avenues A and B. They will visit the 17 gardens on their route as they amble south from 13th Street to 4th Street.

Flower Power Route

1. Dias y Flores, 13th Street, between Avenues A and B

2. El Sol Brillante, 12th Street, between Avenues A and B

3. El Sol Brillante JR., 12th Street, between Avenues A and B

4. Children’s Garden, 12th Street and Avenue B

5. Campos Gardens, 12th Street, between Avenues B and C

6. 11BC Garden, 11th Street, between Avenues B and C

7. Toyota Children’s Garden, 11th Street, between Avenues B and C

8. 9C Garden, 9th Street and Avenue C

9. La Plaza Cultural de Armando Parez, 9th Street and Avenue C

10. DeColores Garden, 8th Street, between Avenues B and C

11. Earth People Garden, 8th Street, between Aves B and C

12. Fireman’s Garden, 8th Street, between Avenues C and D

13.Green Oasis and Gilbert's Sculpture Garden, 8th Street, between Avenues C and D

14. Sam & Sadie Koenig Garden, 7th Street, between Avenues C and D

15. Creative Little Garden, 6th Street, between Avenues A and B

16. 6BC Botanical Garden, 6th Street, between Avenues B and C

17. 5th Street Slope Garden, 5th Street, West of Avenue C.

The parade will end at El Jardin del Paraiso at 4th Street, between Avenues C and D

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Dias Y Flores

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7291, -73.9799 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[LUNGs East Village Garden Tour: Spring Awakening with Peas & Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/lungs-east-village-garden-tour-spring-awakening1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/lungs-east-village-garden-tour-spring-awakening1 Date: April 26, 2014

It's time to party! Come out and celebrate our community gardens.

Please join LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) for the "Spring Awakening" as we parade from garden to garden.

Bring your music and dance, your smiles and kids, and wear your costumes as we snake Pied-Piper style through Loisaida.

Three groups, Flower Power, Peas & Love and Salad Daze, will begin in their respective gardens and parade through the neighborhood visiting each garden, and will then converge at El Jardin del Paraiso on East 4th Street, between Avenues C and D at 3 p.m. for continuing music and frivolity.

"Peas & Love" will begin at Children's Magical Garden and march north. They will visit about 14 gardens on their route. Simultaneously a poetry tour of gardens will be happening and add to the general merriment.

Peas & Love Route

1. Children’s Magical Garden, Norfolk and Stanton Streets

2. Siempre Verde Garden, Stanton Street, Between Clinton Street and Attorney Street

3. Le Petit Versailles, 2nd Street, between Avenues B and C

4. Peachtree Garden, 2nd Street, between Avenues B and C

5. Kenkeleba House Garden, 2nd Street, between Avenues B and C

6. Hope Garden, 2nd Street, between Avenues A and B

7. Miracle Garden, 3rd Street, between Avenues A and B

8. Los Amigos, 3rd Street, between Avenues B and C

9. Brisas Del Caribe, 3rd Street, between Avenues B and C

10. Generation X, 4th Street, between Avenues A and B

11. Secret Garden, 4th Street, at Avenue C

12. All People’s Garden, 3rd st, between Avenues C and D

13. Orchard Alley, 4th Street, between Avenues C and D

14. Parque De Tranquilidad, 4th Street between Avenues C and D

The parade will end at El Jardin del Paraiso, 4th Street, between Avenues C and D

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Childrens Magical Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7207, -73.9862 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/junior-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/junior-volunteer-corps Date: April 26, 2014

Families and elementary-school-aged community groups are invited to join us for spring cleaning! Children will learn the importance of giving back to the community while making a meaningful difference in the park where they learn, play, and grow.

This event is full.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Willink Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6628, -73.9632 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532743848d220.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 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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2014-04-27 2014-04-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Protect Your Beach: Plant Beach Grass With NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks Date: April 27, 2014

Registration is full for this event.

Join NYC Parks in protecting and stabilizing new dunes in Rockaway. Dunes are essential for protection against damaging coastal storms. Beach grass helps to increase the size of dunes by trapping windblown sand and its fibrous root system strengthens dunes by keeping sand in place.

Volunteers will plant beach grass along the crest of the dune from Beach 109th to Beach 116th Streets. Please dress in warm, comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes, and bring a reusable water bottle and snacks. There will be no place to store personal items.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. This event is rain or shine. Planting dates are subject to change. Please check the website the day of the event to confirm.

NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy would like to thank the following partners and donors for supporting New York City's efforts to build and stabilize dunes: Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fund for the City of New York, Leon Levy Foundation, NYC Service, Partnerships for Parks, and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3440

Location: Beach 108th Street & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8287 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fca5341255.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Earth Day with the Fort Tryon Park Friends Committee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/celebrate-earth-day-with-the-fort-tryon-park-friends-committee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/celebrate-earth-day-with-the-fort-tryon-park-friends-committee Date: April 27, 2014

Need volunteer hours for school or work? Want to help out in your neighborhood? Fort Tryon Park welcomes you! Help prep the park for spring and summer by assisting the Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee in the park clean up, painting, and planting.
Sign in at the Friends Committee table at the Margaret Corbin Circle entrance to the Heather Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533c7221e7192.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 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 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Hawk Watch at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/hawk-watch-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/hawk-watch-at-freshkills-park Date: April 27, 2014

Spring migration is here! The Staten Island Museum, the Urban Park Rangers, and the Freshkills Park team are joining together to host a day of watching raptors at the top of Freshkills Park's north hill. With a 140ft elevation overlooking the beautiful wetlands of the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge; this is the perfect spot to catch birds of prey returning to New York after the cold winter. Binoculars and site guides will be available, feel free to bring your own as well as cameras, bug spray, water, and snacks to enjoy the park. This event is open to all ages to learn a bit more about the beautiful birds calling the sky over Staten Island home.

Shuttles will bring you to the top of the north hill from Wild Avenue in the Travis neighborhood. The shuttle departs from 250 Wild Avenue, behind the Showplace Bowling Alley and just off of Victory Blvd. and the West Shore Expwy. The s62 bus runs down Victory Blvd, and is a short two block walk away from the meeting location.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park Parking Lot

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2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5318a226124bc.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/saltwater-fishing Date: April 27, 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) 352-1769

Location: Beach 54th and Almeda Avenue (in Rockaway Community Park)

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Q371 Rockaway Community Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 40.5977, -73.7848 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/birding-hawk-watch Date: April 27, 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.

Registration is required. Please register at the related link below on Wednesday, April 23rd.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Freshkills Park

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2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5771, -74.1864 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: April 27, 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 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Programming]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/earth-day-programming http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/earth-day-programming Date: April 27, 2014

Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to celebrate Earth Day! Learn about responsible fishing from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Have fun cleaning up the lakeshore, learning about birds of prey, and making your own instrument using recycled materials. The day is topped off with an exciting performance and parade by Bash the Trash.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532740328a410.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Earth Day with Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/fort-tryon-earth-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/fort-tryon-earth-day-celebration Date: April 27, 2014

Join us in celebrating Earth Day at Fort Tryon Park! Featuring performance by the Grand Falloons, Eco craft making with Skraptacular, a puppet show by Swedish Marionnette Puppet Theatre, and more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339c7a1256d6.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[The 21st Annual Earthfest Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/the-21st-annual-earthfest-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/the-21st-annual-earthfest-celebration Date: April 27, 2014

The day's festivities will kick off with morning volunteer projects (10:00 a.m.) such as planting, weeding, and mulching or shoreline clean-up, followed by an afternoon filled with environmental exhibits by the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, and the Norwalk Aquarium, informational displays, nature walks, children’s activities, entertainment by Rick Adams and his performance of Reds Recycle –O-Rama and much more. For more information or to register to volunteer call the Pelham Bay Park Administrators Office, at (718) 430-1891.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1891

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8485, -73.8256 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Isham Park's Past with Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/delving-into-isham-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/delving-into-isham-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein Date: April 27, 2014

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Isham Park.

Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.

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


Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87, -73.9211 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52ebe8cf9639d.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Split Rock Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/split-rock-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/split-rock-hike-moderate Date: April 27, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public.

On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Split Rock Golf House (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 1:00 pm 40.8729, -73.8086 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/insect-exploration Date: April 27, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Enjoy learning about the diversity of insects which inhabit our parks. Butterflies, bees, and beetles are only a few of the critters we may be able to encounter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 1:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-queens Date: April 27, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7254

Location: Corner of Utopia Pkwy & Union Tpke

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2014-04-27 2014-04-27 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7259, -73.7917 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[LaGuardia Corner Garden Workshop: Sand Casting Demo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/laguardia-corner-garden-workshop-sand-casting-demo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/laguardia-corner-garden-workshop-sand-casting-demo Date: April 27, 2014

Please join the LaGuardia Corner Garden for a demonstration on how to sand cast a leaf and make a Quickrete birdbath.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 705-1665

Location: LaGuardia Corner Community Garden

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2014-04-27 2014-04-27 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7273, -73.9993 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: April 28, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7547, -73.9841 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 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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2014-04-28 2014-04-28 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 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 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden Date: April 28, 2014

The Master Composter Certificate Course is a wonderful way to become more involved in the composting community in Queens and to share your love for composting with others! You will gain a deeper understanding of composting in NYC and support in creating a compost-related project of your design. Master composters play a vital role in educating New Yorkers about the joys of composting in the city.

To apply, use the online application at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj.shtml.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 7, 2014.

Learn more about becoming a Master Composter: http://www.queensbotanical.org/Education/compost/master_composter

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-28 2014-04-28 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 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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2014-04-29 2014-04-29 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: April 29, 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: Brooklyn Arbor School

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2014-04-29 2014-04-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7099, -73.9549 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 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 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 30, 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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2014-04-30 2014-04-30 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 30, 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 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: April 30, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: April 30, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[TreeLC Care Captain Training at The Arsenal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/treelc-care-captain-training-at-the-arsenal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/treelc-care-captain-training-at-the-arsenal Date: April 30, 2014

Sign up to become a TreeLC Care Captain, and learn how to lead your own tree care workshops and events!

Care Captain trainings empower enthusiastic tree stewards to offer tree care workshops to their neighbors and friends. You will learn all the steps to running a workshop; seasonally specific tree care strategies and tips; community organizing and event coordination skills, and gain an in-depth understanding of the MillionTreesNYC initiative.

Who can attend?

New Yorkers who are interested in leading local tree stewardship, who commit to planning a community tree care event engaging at least 10 community members and caring for at least 10 trees. Our Care Captain program is a good fit for representatives of block associations, classrooms, neighborhood groups or other civic organizations.

Registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7254

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 1, 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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2014-05-01 2014-05-01 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 1, 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 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 1, 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 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/blooming-naturalists Date: May 1, 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 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/animal-encounter Date: May 1, 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 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/garden-crew1 Date: May 1, 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 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: May 1, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7547, -73.9841 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 2, 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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2014-05-02 2014-05-02 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 2, 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 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Curator Talk on Women in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/central-park-tour-meet-the-curator http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/central-park-tour-meet-the-curator Date: May 2, 2014

Join Conservatory Garden Curator, Diane Schaub, for this walk through the Garden that will focus on women's roles in shaping the space, from designer Betty Sprout through restoration work by Lynden Miller to her own designed displays. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 1:00 pm 2:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53100055cdb30.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/blooming-naturalists Date: May 2, 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 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/animal-encounter Date: May 2, 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 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bird-walk Date: May 3, 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Jane's Walk: Building Sustainability with Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/janes-walk-building-sustainability-with-stewardship-prospect-heights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/janes-walk-building-sustainability-with-stewardship-prospect-heights Date: May 3, 2014

Public green spaces contribute to the health and beauty of our city, and provide environmental benefits like cleaning the air and capturing stormwater.

We need your help to keep them functioning. We invite you to walk and learn as we explore a diversity of public green spaces, cared for by local stewards and NYC Parks maintenance crews. The tour will take you through recently installed bioswales, street trees, and greenstreets, and introduce you to some of the community volunteers that care for them. Stewardship is an important component of our sustainability work.

As you learn about NYC Parks’ green infrastructure goals and construction and planting practices, hear from the everyday people who are contributing to sustainability and climate resiliency goals by helping to care for their local street tree, greenstreet or bioswale. Local groups are actively engaged in stewardship in this neighborhood and will share some insights on how they are strengthening their community through environmental stewardship. We'll finish our tour at the nexus of community activity at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, where participants can visit local vendors or continue on their own through Prospect Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 935-3960

Location: Clinton Avenue and Fulton Street

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6834, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d9753ca6af.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 3, 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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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/freshkills-park-tour11 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/freshkills-park-tour11 Date: May 3, 2014

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. In addition to providing a wide range of recreational opportunities, including many uncommon in the city, the park’s design, ecological restoration and cultural and educational programming will emphasize environmental sustainability and a renewed public concern for our human impact on the earth.

The Freshkills Park tour will depart from the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, and will take you by bus to see behind the scenes at Freshkills Park. Freshkills Park staff will be on hand to guide you through the history of the site as the Fresh Kills Landfill and share with you the development of new capital programs at Freshkills as part of the Draft Master Plan for the site designed by James Corner Field Operations. The tour lasts roughly one and a half hours and will return to the ferry.

Please sign up for this tour on the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions. There is limited space on this tour, registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Randall's Island Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/randalls-island-cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/randalls-island-cherry-blossom-festival Date: May 3, 2014

Join the Randall's Island Park Alliance for the second annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Activities include face painting, kite flying, shodo, origami, traditional Japanese drumming performance, cherry blossom tea tasting and cherry tree planting with the Japanese Consulate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteering in Northern Forests]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/northern-forests-volunteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/northern-forests-volunteering Date: May 3, 2014

Help remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 40.9001, -73.8722; 40.9044, -73.8964 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 3, 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Plant Starts Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway Date: May 3, 2014

Please join GreenThumb to get your vegetable transplants at our annual giveaway, plus free tips on square foot gardening.

After a tour of the garden site you can pick up several tasty vegetable starts. Plant starts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and are solely for community garden groups.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Melrose New Generation Community Garden

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8239, -73.915 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 3, 2014

Learn the basics of fly fishing - no water needed!

Join expert instrucotrs from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Pre-register by phone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 827-0698

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 3, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 3, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day Date: May 3, 2014

Get up close and personal with NYC's wild residents. Learn about squirrels, coyotes, skunks, urban birds, and more. The Urban Park Rangers will also inform you about the best places to see wildlife in NYC and how to safely interact. Learn from New York State licensed rehabilitators and additional wildlife enthusiasts. Engage your creative side listening to musical performances, and participating in kids' activities. It's fun for everyone!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 3, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 3, 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.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to 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.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Explore the Many Uses of Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/greenthumb-workshop-explore-the-many-uses-of-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/greenthumb-workshop-explore-the-many-uses-of-herbs Date: May 3, 2014

Please join GreenThumb as we cover some of the culinary and healing properties of herbs commonly cultivated in New York City.

Learn how to make some simple products with the herbs you grow, from sun tea to salve.

Please RSVP at the link below.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: The Creative Little Garden

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7246, -73.9826 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Composting in the City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-composting-in-the-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-composting-in-the-city Date: May 3, 2014

Leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings, and weeds can all become garden gold through composting. Join us to learn the essentials of outdoor composting in city yards. Registration required. Email compost@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 539-5296 to register. Workshop fee $5 per person.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA["Home" En Plein Air Watercolor Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/home-en-plein-air-watercolor-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/home-en-plein-air-watercolor-workshop Date: May 3, 2014

“Home” artist Elizabeth Allison will lead an outdoor watercolor workshop. Come paint a picture of the Morris-Jumel Mansion or of your favorite house.
This workshop is suitable for ages 10 and up. Reservations are encouraged.
Support provided by the West Harlem Local Development Corporation Fund of Tides.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 2129238008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 3, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk: Marvelous Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/early-morning-bird-walk-marvelous-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/early-morning-bird-walk-marvelous-migrants Date: May 4, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to see some of the dazzling birds that visit the park before flying to northern breeding grounds. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d45b45ef3e.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Birds of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 4, 2014

Heidi Steiner, from the Brooklyn Bird Club, will lead this spring bird watching tour around the Ridgewood Reservoir. Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 4, 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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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Alpine Trough Day at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/alpine-trough-day-at-wave-hill2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/alpine-trough-day-at-wave-hill2 Date: May 4, 2014

Spend the day with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer and Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day as they share the art of trough gardening.

  • Alpine Trough Day: Make an Alpine Trough: Alpine troughs function as miniature, self-contained rock gardens, displaying a variety of diminutive plants in a small amount of space. Spend the day with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer and Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day as they share the art of trough gardening. Mix up a batch of ‘hypertufa’ and craft a small round trough to take home. Children ages 12 and up welcome with an adult. $25/$15 Wave Hill Member. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling (718) 549-3200 x251 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Meet on the grounds at 10:00 a.m.
  • Alpine Trough Walk: Get inspired by the unique collection of alpine plants artfully arranged in the troughs at the T.H. Everett Alpine House. Free with admission to the grounds (Admission: $8 adults, $4 students and seniors, $2 children 12-18). Registration not required. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 1:30 p.m.
  • Alpine Trough Day: Plant an Alpine Trough: Alpine troughs function as miniature, self-contained rock gardens, displaying a variety of diminutive plants in a small amount of space. Spend the day with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer and Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day as they share the art of trough gardening. Using a rustic pre-made trough, select from a variety of alpine plants and create a miniature landscape for your garden, deck or terrace. $40/$30 Wave Hill Member. Children ages 12 and up welcome with an adult. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x251 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Meet on the grounds at 2:00 p.m.

Photos: Joshua Bright, Mick Hale

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339c31640350.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 4, 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 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/forest-crew Date: May 4, 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 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Happy Hounds Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/happy-hounds-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/happy-hounds-hike Date: May 4, 2014

Bring your canine companion for a hike through the central Greenbelt. Learn the trails and make new friends.

Remember to bring water and bags to pick up your dog. Registration is required. Please call or email to register.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 4, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: May 4, 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 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/kayak-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/kayak-freshkills-park Date: May 4, 2014

Join us as members of the Freshkills Park team, with assistance from Kayak Staten Island and generous support of the Downtown Boathouse, guide you through the creeks of Freshkills Park via kayak. This is an incredible opportunity for you to discover the future potential of Freshkills Park by experiencing the beauty of the waterways, grassy meadows, and trees on site. Kayaks, life vests, and safety training will be provided.

Meeting location will be inside the park - exact location and directions will be provided upon confirmation, and spaces fill up quickly. This tour will be limited to participants ages 16 and up.

Participants will be selected by lottery if the number of prospective participants exceeds the capacity. Register for the lottery at the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5771, -74.1864 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51caf7354e4ec.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 4, 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.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to 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.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: May 4, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike to Alley Giant (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/hike-to-alley-giant-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/hike-to-alley-giant-moderate Date: May 4, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. Our moderate hikes include longer, faster paced hikes, which may include rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 23rd.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 1:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: May 5, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7547, -73.9841 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 5, 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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2014-05-05 2014-05-05 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 5, 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 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden Date: May 5, 2014

The Master Composter Certificate Course is a wonderful way to become more involved in the composting community in Queens and to share your love for composting with others! You will gain a deeper understanding of composting in NYC and support in creating a compost-related project of your design. Master composters play a vital role in educating New Yorkers about the joys of composting in the city.

To apply, use the online application at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj.shtml.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 7, 2014.

Learn more about becoming a Master Composter: http://www.queensbotanical.org/Education/compost/master_composter

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-05 2014-05-05 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 6, 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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2014-05-06 2014-05-06 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: May 6, 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: Roebling Street between N 7th St and N 6th St

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2014-05-06 2014-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.716, -73.9555 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 6, 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 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 6, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Building a Teaching Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/building-a-teaching-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/building-a-teaching-garden Date: May 6, 2014

Come check out Edible Schoolyard NYC's newest showcase school at PS 7 in East Harlem.

Participants will learn the basics of how to build and maintain a teaching garden and will explore lessons and activities for students in a new garden.

RSVP is required as space is limited.

Grow to Learn registered schools only may request soil, compost, and lumber for Fall delivery.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: PS 7

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2014-05-06 2014-05-06 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.801, -73.9396 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 7, 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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2014-05-07 2014-05-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 7, 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 2014-05-07 2014-05-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 8, 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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2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/blooming-naturalists Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/animal-encounter Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/garden-crew1 Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Explore the Many Uses of Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/greenthumb-workshop-explore-the-many-uses-of-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/greenthumb-workshop-explore-the-many-uses-of-herbs Date: May 8, 2014

Please join GreenThumb as we cover some of the culinary and healing properties of herbs commonly cultivated in New York City.

Learn how to make some simple products with the herbs you grow, from sun tea to salve.

Please RSVP at the link below.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: A. Badillo Community Rose Garden

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2014-05-08 2014-05-08 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8253, -73.913 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: May 8, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7547, -73.9841 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 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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2014-05-09 2014-05-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EDT