NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 04 May 2015 04:07:07 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[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 8, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d3f773fa5.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Frank White Memorial Garden: Annual Planting Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/frank-white-memorial-garden-annual-planting-week-day-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/frank-white-memorial-garden-annual-planting-week-day-3 Date: May 8, 2015

Groups and individuals will work together on turning soil in raised beds, empty compost bins into raised beds, create smaller innovative garden plots, plant annuals and perennials in all areas food is growing, participate in group challenge course created by young people in the garden, create murals, and participate in or be entertained during the week.

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol is the non-profit organization whom has become stewards of the garden for over 10 years. Every year the Environmental Program of the organization plans events to bring the community into the garden and the first event is Planting Week.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 283-7044

Location: Frank White Memorial Garden

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2015-05-08 2015-05-08 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9499 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Lights at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/night-lights-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/night-lights-at-wave-hill Date: May 8, 2015

Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be invited to attend in the evening to enjoy the garden landscape at a time of day and during a season when it is normally closed to the public. Take in The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, an immersive, plein-air installation by acclaimed artist by Chris Doyle, with music by composer Jeremy Turner, recorded by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to see Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions. Visit The Shop, The Café and the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, and enjoy informal piano performances in Wave Hill House. This evening’s pianist is Greg Kallor.

Shown here: Chris Doyle, The Lightening, 2015, still from digital animation.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c0b09b446.jpg Fri, 01 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 9, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-09 2015-05-09 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Songbird Migration Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/songbird-migration-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-feller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/songbird-migration-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-feller Date: May 9, 2015

The second week of May is the peak of the spring song bird migration and offers the opportunity to see and/or hear thirty or more species. Join expert naturalist Mike Feller for a nature walk in Inwood Hill Park and Muscota Marsh to learn about the migratory birds of the season in the new wetlands and the ancient forest. Mike was featured in last weekend's NYTimes Magazine for his insight into NYC wildlife.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 8:30 am 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543af4f20a0a.jpg Fri, 01 May 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Foley Square and Columbus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day Date: May 9, 2015

Calling all park lovers! This spring, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) of the New York Junior League invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Columbus Park and Foley Square. Throughout five weekends in April and May PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and external volunteers will spend a day in the park (8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.) gardening, landscaping,painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly used space. We will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project

For more than 20 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend clean up days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers a season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park,Foley Square (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M015, M030 Columbus Park, Thomas Paine Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7152, -74; 40.7148, -74.0028 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552c2f99dfe0d.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Planting Day at W.T. Davis Wildlife Refuge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/milliontreesnyc-planting-day-at-wt-davis-wildlife-refuge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/milliontreesnyc-planting-day-at-wt-davis-wildlife-refuge Date: May 9, 2015

Planting trees is the first step to a healthy urban forest! Eight years ago, the city launched the MillionTreesNYC initiative with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city. The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air and water quality; reduced pollution from storm water runoff, flooding and erosion; and reduced energy costs, to name a few.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there.

We invite you to join us this spring to plant trees at William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge with us!

Registration for this event is required. Register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: W.T. Davis Wildlife Refuge at Park Drive North (in Richmond Parkway )

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R065 Richmond Parkway 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5964, -74.1683 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5515ab8b53aee.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-forest-park Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park season K9 Korral Inc. Dog Run and Eagle Scout Troop 45 of Woodside will volunteer with the Forest Park Trust to help clean, rake leaves, weed, and remove debris in Forest Park. Volunteers will also paint benches, sports equipment and trash pails. Please email bats503@aol.com to register for the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone: (917) 217-8896

Location: Dog Run (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:00 am 1:00 am 40.6966, -73.8601 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 9, 2015

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-randalls-island-park Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Randall's Island Park Alliance as they help clean up the shoreline! Volunteers will work in three wetlands to remove debris as part of a larger, citywide effort to remove trash from New York City's waterways. E-mail jesse.gubert@parks.nyc.gov to RSVP.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Powell's Cove Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-powells-cove-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-powells-cove-park Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Coastal Preservation Network to help clean up the waterfront at Powell's Cove Park. Bring the family and help us pluck out all the debris that's stuck in the wetlands! Please bring a non-perishable food item to support St. Fidelis Food Pantry. Our event is also part of the Riverkeeper Sweep, organized by Hudson Riverkeeper and including 90+ cleanups in NYC and northern counties. Please email kathryncervino@gmail.com to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Powell's Cove Park!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 612-0235

Location: Dirt path (in Powell's Cove Park)

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Q461 Powell's Cove Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7881, -73.8322 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Doughboy Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park Season, students and families at Thomas J. Mccann IS. 125 will be beautifying the park at Doughboy Plaza.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 873-4729

Location: Doughboy Plaza

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Q031A Doughboy Plaza 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7464, -73.9089 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park season, please join NYC Parks alongside Natural Resources Protective Association, as we plant native beach grasses on the berms along the beach. We look forward to a great planting day at Conference House Park!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Bottom of Rockaway Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.4991, -74.2387 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 9, 2015

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

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

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Explorers: Sensational Spring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/seasonal-explorers-sensational-spring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/seasonal-explorers-sensational-spring Date: May 9, 2015

Get to know the outdoors this spring season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories and hikes (weather permitting). This mini-series will consist of three Saturday morning sessions and is suitable for ages 5 to 7 yrs old, accompanied by a chaperone. Join us for one week or all three.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: May 9, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits! Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions, currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register Now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55046808eda96.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 9, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with NYC Parks' gardening team on Saturday mornings to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of gardening at Claremont Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9072 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at the Street Trees on 33rd Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-the-street-trees-on-33rd-st http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-the-street-trees-on-33rd-st Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park Season come love your trees! Join the tree stewards of the 1 Tree/1 Steward of 18 Trees Kips Bay Neighborhood Association for its first It's My Park project as the group brings some TLC (Tender Loving Care) to its 18 beloved street trees. Members will start at E 33rd Street and 2nd Ave and work their way down to E 30th Street. You can join in by tiding up the tree pits and median by removing liter/debris and sweeping.

Clean up will be rescheduled if it rains. Contact the Kips Bay Neighborhood Association if you want to volunteer.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 461-8898

Location: E 33rd Street and 2nd Avenue

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2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.744, -73.9762 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at MacDonald Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-macdonald-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-macdonald-park Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of MacDonald Park to help clean, rake, weed, paint and generally spruce up MacDonald Park in Forest Hills. We'll also be planting near the entrance gardens at Macdonald Park starting at 10AM. Please dress appropriately for projects. Please email info@QueensBLVD.org to register for the cleanup. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up MacDonald Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 558-3802

Location: MacDonald Park Entrance (in MacDonald Park)

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Q207 MacDonald Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7222, -73.8475 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Changing the Odds to help clean, sweep, and rake at St Mary's Park. Please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up St. Mary's Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 257-0911

Location: St. Anns Avenue and East 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8141, -73.9129 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Sachets and Floral Fantasies for Mom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/family-art-project-sachets-and-floral-fantasies-for-mom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/family-art-project-sachets-and-floral-fantasies-for-mom Date: May 9, 2015

Listen to stories about animals and their mothers. Then honor Mom with a unique card that you decorate with plant rubbings, ribbon borders, pop-up elements and special poems. Make a fragrant sachet gift filled with lavender, tied with ribbons and bows and adorned with handmade, paper beads.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553e6e7e5bb9d.jpg Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Food & Farms Trolley Tour: The Bronx Blooms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bronx-food-farms-trolley-tour-the-bronx-blooms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bronx-food-farms-trolley-tour-the-bronx-blooms Date: May 9, 2015

Kick off the growing season by sowing seeds in a community garden.

We’ll visit Melrose New Generation Garden for a demonstration on square foot gardening. Lunch will be served at the Gardens of Life and Eden, two gardens that share the same block on Weeks Avenue. We’ll end our day at Roberto Clemente Community Garden, where we will help the gardeners plant their first veggie transplants of the season. The tour includes a delicious, healthy lunch catered by Bronx-based B.Blossom.

To reserve your seat, please call (718) 817-8026 or e-mail bronxgreenup@nybg.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Melrose New Generation Community Garden

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2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8239, -73.915 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 9, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Thomas Greene Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-thomas-greene-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-thomas-greene-playground Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Friends of Thomas Greene Park to help clean and mulch our planted beds. There will be snacks and lemonade for the community!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 868-5332

Location: Park Entrance on Douglas Street (in Thomas Greene Playground)

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B145 Thomas Greene Playground 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6805, -73.9852 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds. Please bring your own work gloves. There will be additional opportunities to get involved in Brower Park by connecting with group leaders.

Please email info@friendsofbrowerpark.org to register for the project. We look forward to working with you to care for Brower Park!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Entrance at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.674, -73.9445 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 9, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 9, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 9, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day Date: May 9, 2015

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 with them. Learn from New York State licensed rehabilitators and additional wildlife enthusiasts.

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 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550884c2a6671.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/compost-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/compost-crew Date: May 9, 2015

Every Saturday, the Compost Crew processes food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket and organic waste recovered from New York Restoration Project's landscaping operations. Learn about the process of composting and the dynamic range of current projects in New York City while making a contribution to local waste reduction and greening efforts

All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For more information about New York Restoration Project crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Valentino Pier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-valentino-pier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-valentino-pier Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park Season, join the Red Hook Boaters and Riverkeeper for the Riverkeeper Sweep! Volunteers will clean the waterfront beach and rocks, removing washed up litter.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 902-6090

Location: Valentino Pier

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2015-05-09 2015-05-09 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6784, -74.0174 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 10, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-10 2015-05-10 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day at the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/mothers-day-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/mothers-day-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 10, 2015

Bring your mom for an early morning bird watching walk led by Steve and Heidi Nanz of the Brooklyn Bird Club. Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2015-05-10 2015-05-10 8:30 am 11:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Willow Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/birding-willow-lake http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/birding-willow-lake Date: May 10, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 9:00 am 40.7227, -73.827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a25a51e66.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/spring-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/spring-birding Date: May 10, 2015

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands. Observe the plants, insects and habitats at Wave Hill that make it an appealing destination for such a wide variety of birds. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels. Free with admission to the grounds. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission). Registration recommended, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center..

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553e70775903a.jpg Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 10, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents that make Central Park their home, and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the Park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Families only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration is recommended. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This program takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees).

For more information, please call 212.860.1378

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1378

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: May 10, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a day of fun as they gear up for spring cleaning!

Help the environment in your community. Typical tasks include sprucing up gardens, painting fences and benches, weeding, spreading mulch, sweeping and clearing pathways, and removing trash.

Please pre-register online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Ten Neighbors Community Garden Cleanup Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/ten-neighbors-community-garden-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/ten-neighbors-community-garden-cleanup-day Date: May 10, 2015

Join us to clean up the debris in the garden.

We'll have tools and bags. It's heavy and dirty work; please come prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ten Neighbors Community Garden

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2015-05-10 2015-05-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6647, -73.9165 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ranaqua Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/its-my-park-at-ranaqua-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/its-my-park-at-ranaqua-park Date: May 10, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Fieldston School to help clean, sweep, paint, and rake at Ranaqua Park. Please email ameyers@ecfs.org to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Ranaqua Park!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 416-1819

Location: Ranaqua Park

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X272 Ranaqua Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8067, -73.9223 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at East River Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/its-my-park-at-east-river-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/its-my-park-at-east-river-esplanade Date: May 10, 2015

This It's My Park Season come join in because there's lots to do on the esplanade! Join Friends of the East River Esplanade/Upper Green Side, the 93rd Block Association, Holmes Gardens and other volunteers to help spruce up the esplanade. This spring's It's My Park project will include clean up, scraping, and painting of the railing and planting.

Walk-in volunteers are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (310) 717-8101

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

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M289 East River Esplanade 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7829, -73.9439 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 10, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 10, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Frank White Memorial Garden: Annual Planting Week (Day 6)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/frank-white-memorial-garden-annual-planting-week-day-6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/frank-white-memorial-garden-annual-planting-week-day-6 Date: May 10, 2015

Groups and individuals will work together on turning soil in raised beds, emptying compost bins into raised beds, creating smaller innovative garden plots, planting annuals and perennials in all areas food is growing, participating in a group challenge course created by young people in the garden, creating murals, and participating in or being entertained during the week.

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol is the non-profit organization whom has become stewards of the garden for over 10 years. Every year, the Environmental Program of the organization plans events to bring the community into the garden and the first event is Planting Week.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 283-7044

Location: Frank White Memorial Garden

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2015-05-10 2015-05-10 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9499 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Ethnobotany and Native Herbs Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/rangers-choice-ethnobotany-and-native-herbs-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/rangers-choice-ethnobotany-and-native-herbs-workshop Date: May 10, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. This hands-on workshop will allow you to learn more about herbs and edible plants that grow naturally in NYC parks. After walking through the trails of Inwood Hill Park and identifying species, return to our indoor classroom and create a terrarium to start your own indoor herb garden.

Registration required. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers on Wednesday, April 29th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 1:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/seining Date: May 10, 2015

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.

Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.

All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 1:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Among the Wildflowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/among-the-wildflowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/among-the-wildflowers Date: May 10, 2015

Spring is here and so are the wildflowers. Join the Greenbelt educators on a leisurely hike to look for these "Spring Beauties" along our trails. We'll take some time to smell the flowers before heading to the Nature Center to create wildflower seed balls to take home and enjoy. These creations also make great gifts for mom in celebration of Mother's Day. This program is part of the 8th annual NYC Wildflower Week.

Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Lights at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/night-lights-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/night-lights-at-wave-hill Date: May 10, 2015

Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be invited to attend in the evening to enjoy the garden landscape at a time of day and during a season when it is normally closed to the public. Take in The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, an immersive, plein-air installation by acclaimed artist by Chris Doyle, with music by composer Jeremy Turner, recorded by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to see Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions. Visit The Shop, The Café and the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, and enjoy informal piano performances in Wave Hill House. This evening’s pianist is Greg Kallor.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553e5de880824.jpg Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: May 11, 2015

Discover the birds that call Bryant Park home, as well as those that may stop by during migration. A surprising diversity of avian visitors drop in, even in the heart of midtown. Sightings could include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, even an American woodcock!

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-11 2015-05-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c562236ed5.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 11, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-11 2015-05-11 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 11, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-11 2015-05-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 11, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-11 2015-05-11 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 12, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-12 2015-05-12 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 12, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: May 12, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 13, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-13 2015-05-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 13, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-13 2015-05-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch Monthly Monitoring Sessions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/frogwatch-monthly-monitoring-sessions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/frogwatch-monthly-monitoring-sessions Date: May 13, 2015

Join us for monthly monitoring sessions where we listen for the calls of local frogs. FrogWatch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you! Bring a headlamp or flashlight for the night walk and monitoring.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-05-13 2015-05-13 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551acf0784300.png Fri, 01 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 14, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-14 2015-05-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 14, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: May 14, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 14, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d3f773fa5.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/garden-crew Date: May 14, 2015

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

*All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For information about New York Restoration Project Crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: May 14, 2015

Discover the birds that call Bryant Park home, as well as those that may stop by during migration. A surprising diversity of avian visitors drop in, even in the heart of midtown. Sightings could include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, even an American woodcock!

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c593df1141.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: How to Build an Auto Waterer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/city-chicken-institute-how-to-build-an-auto-waterer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/city-chicken-institute-how-to-build-an-auto-waterer Date: May 14, 2015

You can raise chickens in New York City! Visit a live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting. There are workshops that are suitable for all levels of experience.

Workshops may include hands-on components, so please come in appropriate attire. You will be provided with all necessary tools and gloves.

Garden gates open at 5:30 p.m., the workshop begins at 6 p.m.

For more informaiton and updates visit our Meet Up.com page

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2015-05-14 2015-05-14 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.6762, -73.9329 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553123482e22e.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Lights at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/night-lights-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/night-lights-at-wave-hill Date: May 14, 2015

Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be invited to attend in the evening to enjoy the garden landscape at a time of day and during a season when it is normally closed to the public. Take in The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, an immersive, plein-air installation by acclaimed artist by Chris Doyle, with music by composer Jeremy Turner, recorded by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to see Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions. Visit The Shop, The Café and the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, and enjoy informal piano performances in Wave Hill House. This evening’s pianist is Greg Kallor.

Shown here: Chris Doyle, The Lightening, 2015, still from digital animation.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c0b09b446.jpg Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 15, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-15 2015-05-15 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Planting in Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/spring-planting-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/spring-planting-in-the-park Date: May 15, 2015

Join us as we will be planting flowers in Westerleigh Park. The flowers will go around the tree pits on the outside/inside of the park. We supply everything, gloves, bags and shovels. Coffee, juice and donuts will get you moving. Come on down.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552f0cfa60514.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 15, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d225a5880.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Lights at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/night-lights-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/night-lights-at-wave-hill Date: May 15, 2015

Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be invited to attend in the evening to enjoy the garden landscape at a time of day and during a season when it is normally closed to the public. Take in The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, an immersive, plein-air installation by acclaimed artist by Chris Doyle, with music by composer Jeremy Turner, recorded by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to see Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions. Visit The Shop, The Café and the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, and enjoy informal piano performances in Wave Hill House. This evening’s pianist is Janice Friedman.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553e5e1e4d570.jpg Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 16, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Foley Square and Columbus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day Date: May 16, 2015

Calling all park lovers! This spring, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) of the New York Junior League invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Columbus Park and Foley Square. Throughout five weekends in April and May PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and external volunteers will spend a day in the park (8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.) gardening, landscaping,painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly used space. We will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project

For more than 20 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend clean up days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers a season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park,Foley Square (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M015, M030 Columbus Park, Thomas Paine Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7152, -74; 40.7148, -74.0028 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552c2f99dfe0d.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sutton Place Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-sutton-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-sutton-parks Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park Season, come join Sutton Area Community members in cleaning up and planting at Sutton Place Park. Volunteers can help with raking, sweeping, planting and mulching at the East 54th Street portion of the Park. Make a difference in your community and get out and meet others who care about their park too! Volunteer walks ons are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 832-3843

Location: Entrance at E 54th Street and Sutton Place (in Sutton Parks)

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M108P Sutton Parks 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7554, -73.9621 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Liotti Ikefugi Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-liotti-ikefugi-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-liotti-ikefugi-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer at Liotti Ikefugi Playground to help clean, rake, and paint benches. The event starts at 9 am and runs all day to 5 pm. Rain date-Saturday May 23rd. Materials will be provided; just bring your enthusiasm and hard work ethic. You can stay all day or just an hour, any time is appreciated. Register with PFP outreach coordinator Amoy by emailing her at Amoy.Barnes@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 938-3000

Location: Liotti Ikefugi Playgound (in Liotti Ikefugi Playground)

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R037 Liotti Ikefugi Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6387, -74.0839 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at East River Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-east-river-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-east-river-esplanade Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park Season, roll up your sleeves and come join the Kips Bay Neighborhood Alliance, the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association, Community Board 6 and the Lower East Side Ecology Center, in cleaning up the Esplanade in Glick Park. Locals will be tidying up, painting, and planting. Show your pride in your community and lend a helping hand or two!

Donuts and coffee for volunteers will be provided. Please note if it rains the project will be canceled. If interested in volunteering, contact the project leader.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646)283-3462

Location: East River Esplanade

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M289 East River Esplanade 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.745, -73.9705 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Isham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-isham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-isham-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join Volunteers for Isham Park to clean the park. We look forward to a great day at Isham Park!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 689-9475

Location: Isham Memorial Benches (in Isham Park)

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M043 Isham Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8684, -73.9191 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Collyer Brothers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-collyer-brothers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-collyer-brothers-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Harlem Fifth Avenue Association to help conduct a general clean-up and plant annuals and perennials at Collyer Brother's Park. Please bring your own work gloves if able.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917)4 06-4770

Location: Collyer Brothers Park

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8085, -73.9411 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Great Kills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-great-kills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-great-kills-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Natural Resources Protective Association to help clean along the shorelines of New Dorp Beach and the trail running alongside it. We look forward to a great day of cleaning New Dorp Beach!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

Location: New Dorp Lane & Cedar Grove Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5645, -74.0976 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-thomas-jefferson-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-thomas-jefferson-park2 Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Friends of Thomas Jefferson Park for general clean-up and planting around the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0282

Location: Toms Dog Run (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7924, -73.9356 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Vesuvio Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-vesuvio-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-vesuvio-playground Date: May 16, 2015

An It's My Park family event at Vesuvio Playground, with activities including planting, music, art and Imagination Playground blocks! Come and enjoy this free event organized by the Friends of Vesuvio Playground.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 843-4882

Location: Vesuvio Playground

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M069 Vesuvio Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7253, -74.0026 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at the Upper East Side Street Trees (3rd Avenue)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-the-upper-eastside-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-the-upper-eastside-street-trees Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, come love your Upper East Side street trees! Come join the Tree Angels of the Upper East Side for its Spring It's My Park project. Join volunteers in raking, aerating and mulching the tree pits. Attention for this project will focus on trees along 3rd Ave between East 79th Street and East 86th Street. Help keep our city trees healthy and give them some TLC (Tender Loving care).

Additional volunteers are welcome. Contact the leader by phone or email if you are interested. Canceled if rain.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 836-8004

Location: 1488 3rd Avenue

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7774, -73.9554 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Malls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-adam-clayton-powell-jr-malls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-adam-clayton-powell-jr-malls Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Friends of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard Malls for their annual spring clean-up and planting event to help clean, rake out, and plant flowers in the malls along Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 217-8689

Location: West 152nd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8257, -73.936 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Columbus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-columbus-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-columbus-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Parks gardener and some regular volunteers as they plant flowers for the summer in Columbus Park! If you live nearby why not come along and help them plant!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 733-2450

Location: Worth and Baxter Streets (in Columbus Park)

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M015 Columbus Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7144, -74.0004 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Astoria Heights Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-astoria-heights-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-astoria-heights-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, come on out and join the Friends of Astoria Heights Park for family friendly health and fitness fun. The group will be offering free yoga classes and tots basketball clinic. There will also be a Learn to Ride program, teaching kids to ride their bikes. Activities will begin at 9am and will also include finishing the park mural and retouching our garbage can paintings.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 512-0680

Location: 46th Street and 30th Road (in Astoria Heights Playground)

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Q014 Astoria Heights Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7607, -73.911 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-forest-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Kew Gardens Civic Association and the Forest Park Trust to help clean, weed, and remove debris at Wallenberg Square at Forest Park. Please email nicole.gamory@parks.nyc.gov to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up at Forest Park!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Wallenburg Square

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7079, -73.8374 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Jackie Robinson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-jackie-robinson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-jackie-robinson-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the 150th-155th Street Edgecombe Avenue Block Association for their spring clean-up where they will be cleaning and planting 32 tree-pit gardens.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917)579-3814

Location: Edgecombe Avenue Street Trees

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8268, -73.9415 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/birding-spring-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/birding-spring-migration Date: May 16, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508858e784dd.jpg Fri, 01 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-marine-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteers from the Marine Park Alliance will be cleaning, raking, and weeding at Marine Park. Volunteers will help clean, rake, weed and paint benches and the fence surrounding the park. The project starts at 9:00 a.m., tools and supplies will be provided for clean-up and painting. Come out and help keep our park beautiful.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 513-8696

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6081, -73.9377 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Father Fagan Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-father-fagan-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-father-fagan-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, help out at Father Fagan Park! The tree pits will be planted with flowers and the square given a spring clean! Come along and join in the clean up!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (917) 771-3715

Location: Father Fagan Square (in Father Fagan Park)

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M207 Father Fagan Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.7267, -74.0034 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fort Washington Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-fort-washington-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-fort-washington-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Rocky Run Volunteers as they distribute fresh wood chips, and clean out old wood chips and debris from the dog run. Volunteers will also be planting and weeding in the garden surrounding the run. Hope to see you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 706-1147

Location: Rocky Run Dog Run

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.841, -73.9446 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 16, 2015

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Convent Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-convent-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-convent-garden Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Convent Garden Community Association for their annual spring clean-up to rake, weed, and plant annuals throughout the garden.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (254) 421-3136

Location: Convent Garden

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M284 Convent Garden 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8283, -73.9427 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 16, 2015

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

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

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Minetta Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, come along to Minetta Playground for a family-friendly activity to help plant the flower beds and spread wood chip mulch! Join in, meet neighbors, and help make the playground look great for the spring and summer! Organized by Minetta Block Association.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (518) 821-7651

Location: Minetta Playground

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M125B Minetta Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7307, -74.0013 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-margaret-i-carman-green-weeping-beech http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-margaret-i-carman-green-weeping-beech Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Beautify Historic Flushing/Bowne House Historic Society to help mulch, rake leaves, weed, and generally spruce up Weeping Beach Park, Daniel Carter Beard Mall and the Bowne Historic House. All volunteers will have access to a free tour at the Bowne House Museum after the cleanup project. Please dress appropriately for cleanup activities. Please email the contact above to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Weeping Beech Park!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7629, -73.8252 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Travers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-travers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-travers-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of the Travers Park to help clean, paint, prune shrubs, mulch and prepare the green space for the warmer months ahead. Please dress appropriately for cleanup activities. Please email the contact above to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Travers Park!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2779

Location: 78th Street Entrance (in Travers Park)

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Q303 Travers Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:30 am 1:00 pm 40.7545, -73.889 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Turtle Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-turtle-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-turtle-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Green Earth Urban Gardeners, Inc. to help clean, scrape, and repaint fencing and related equipments at Turtle Playground starting at 9:30 a.m. Please dress appropriately for cleanup and painting activities. Please email maureen@greenearthurbangardens.org to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Turtle Playground!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 892-6565

Location: Turtle Playground

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Q357G Turtle Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7421, -73.8274 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Help the Garden Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/help-the-garden-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/help-the-garden-day Date: May 16, 2015

Join us as we pitch in and volunteer with seasonal maintenance projects at the garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6829, -73.8879 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-dr-gertrude-b-kelly http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-dr-gertrude-b-kelly Date: May 16, 2015

Celebrate It's My Park with local steward groups, engage in free park programming and visit Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground on May 16. At 10am, student groups will help support a garden project and clear up passive sitting areas.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0283

Location: Dr Gertrude B Kelly Playground (in Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground)

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M066 Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7417, -74.002 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT