NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 03 May 2016 20:11:23 GMT <![CDATA[Great Kills Crooke's Point Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/great-kills-crookes-point-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/great-kills-crookes-point-tree-planting Date: May 7, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in Great Kills Crooke's Point! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs. Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques, while furthering the efforts of MillionTreesNYC. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Buffalo Street (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.55519866943359400, -74.12779998779297000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island North Shore Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/0507-north-shore-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/0507-north-shore-forest-restoration Date: May 7, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team on the north shore of Staten Island at Jones Woods Park! Volunteers will help care for the young forest by removing invasive species which threaten the otherwise healthy forest. Volunteers will be introduced to forest ecology, and trained in invasive plant identification, and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Franklin Avenue and Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park)

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R048 Jones Woods Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63850021362305000, -74.09079742431640000 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Soundview Street Tree Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/0507-soundview-street-tree-stewardship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/0507-soundview-street-tree-stewardship Date: May 7, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in caring for our Street Trees in the Soundview area of the Bronx.

Volunteers will assist in planting Dewberry’s and caring for our street trees.

No experience necessary, training will be provided the day of the event. Come dressed in closed-toed shoes (boots or sneakers preferred), and clothing that can get dirty.

Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Leland Avenue and O'Brien Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81079864502000000, -73.85890197753900000 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Springfield Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-springfield-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-springfield-park Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Volunteers for Springfield Park to beautify Springfield Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 675-6932

Location: Park House (in Springfield Park)

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Q107 Springfield Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:30 am 2:00 pm 40.65969848632812500, -73.76339721679688000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-rockaway-beach-and-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-rockaway-beach-and-boardwalk Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Belle Harbor Property Owners Association to beautify Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 675-6932

Location: Beach 134th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.57229995727500000, -73.85079956054700000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Thomas Boyland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-thomas-boyland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-thomas-boyland-park Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Masons in the Parks to help care for Thomas Boyland Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8278

Location: Thomas Boyland Park

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B381 Thomas Boyland Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68190002441406000, -73.90779876708984000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Carmansville Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-carmansville-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-carmansville-playground Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Beacon Light Lodge #76 to perform a general clean up and some possible plantings at Carmansville Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 913-2456

Location: Amsterdam Avenue Entrance (in Carmansville Playground)

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M018 Carmansville Playground 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.82943593391900000, -73.94447711527100000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Saturday Woodland Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/prospect-park-alliance-saturday-woodland-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/prospect-park-alliance-saturday-woodland-corps Date: May 7, 2016

Help the Alliance restore the woodlands with a team of dedicated volunteers committed to the ongoing care of the Park’s 250 acres of forest.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 7, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Marble Hill Whose is it Anyways? - A Bronx Week Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/marble-hill-whose-is-it-anyways-a-bronx-week-historic-neighborhood-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/marble-hill-whose-is-it-anyways-a-bronx-week-historic-neighborhood-walking-tour Date: May 7, 2016

Once the northernmost tip of Manhattan Island, the Marble Hill neighborhood is today claimed (in different ways) by both Manhattan and The Bronx. Visit the sites of old toll bridges, riverbeds, and train tracks, learn about a once-famous bicycle racing track, and a never-completed ballpark which might have hosted a World Series if it had been finished, and troll down quiet, tree-lined streets with private homes and slate sidewalks.

This tour will start on the southeast corner of Broadway and West 225th Street, outside Chase Bank.

Please contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tour generally runs about 2 hours.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Outside Chase Bank

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.87433860061800000, -73.90952219496800000 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session Date: May 7, 2016

Learn more about New York Restoration Project's weekly volunteer opportunities! Whether you are interested in getting your hands dirty with traditional ornamental gardening, removing the vines threatening our native NYC trees, or just want to meet an awesome group of people just as excited about getting into nature as you, our weekly Garden and Forest Crews could be for you! Attend an orientation to learn how to get involved. Come prepared to work!

Please register by calling 917-291-6436 or emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:30 am 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Wed, 09 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 7, 2016

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 Bird Watching, 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 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 7, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • 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 April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes 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 Bird Watching, 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 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NatureFest 2016]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/naturefest-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/naturefest-2016 Date: May 7, 2016

The Museum’s annual environmental fair will include free activities for children and adults, nature walks, information tables, and arts and crafts.

This festival will occur in tandem with the Harbor in Bloom festival.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 483-7107

Location: Snug Harbor Culture Center (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 4:00 am 40.64130020141601600, -74.10289764404297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f1c0679a0b2.JPG Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 7, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fbdce88695e.jpg Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Walk: Jane's River Sisters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/janes-river-sisters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/janes-river-sisters Date: May 7, 2016

Jane Jacobs may have never set foot in the South Bronx, but there are many examples of how community activism has revitalized local neighborhoods.

Join our volunteer historians as we colloborate with Celebrating the City: Jane Jacobs at 100 Years www.jj100.org and lead a walk in the spirit of Jane Jacobs through Concrete Plant Park to Hunts Point Riverside Park where Bronx activist once fought against auto-oriented plans and led a movement toward increasingly livable communities.

The walk will end at Hunts Point Riverside Park at the Flotilla Festival.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571a3edfd9357.JPG Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Tompkinsville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park Date: May 7, 2016

Please note: This project was rescheduled from April 16.

This It's My Park season, volunteers from Island Voice, the Tompkinsville Restoration Project, and Everything Goes will be starting the It's My Park season with a cleanup in the park.

The volunteers will be raking leaves, planting, and doing overall park beautification. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corner of Victory Avenue and Bay Street (in Tompkinsville Park)

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R024 Tompkinsville Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63771910003400000, -74.07611107826200000 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Valentino Pier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-valentino-pier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-valentino-pier Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Red Hook Boaters to do a general cleanup at Valentino Pier. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 581-3941

Location: Valentino Pier

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B418 Valentino Pier 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67839813232422000, -74.01830291748047000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Jennifer's Annual Flushing Bay Shoreline Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/jennifers-annual-flushing-bay-shoreline-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/jennifers-annual-flushing-bay-shoreline-cleanup Date: May 7, 2016

Please join the Empire Dragon Boat Team, in partnership with Riverkeeper and NYC Parks, as we work together to clean-up the Flushing Bay shoreline.

Join the cleanup, experience paddling in our dragon boat, learn about green infrastructure initiatives designed to restore our waterways, and continue the legacy spearheaded by one of our founders, Jennifer Merendino.

To register for this event, please email empiregreenteam@gmail.com.

Please do not wear open-toed shoes, sandals, or flip flops.

For event updates, please visit empiredragonboat.com

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: World's Fair Marina, Pier 1 (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76060104370117000, -73.84680175781250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570e99747a764.jpg Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hoover-Manton Playgrounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Briarwood Action Network to beautify Hoover-Manton Playgrounds. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 675-6932

Location: Seating area (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71090338320100000, -73.82070122789900000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sherry Dog Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-sherry-dog-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-sherry-dog-run Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Sherry Park Dog Run to beautify the park for our furry friends! Volunteers will be needed to help with a general cleanup, and to paint benches and planters. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8414

Location: Sherry Park (in Sherry Dog Run)

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Q341C Sherry Dog Run 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:30 am 4:30 pm 40.74140167236328000, -73.89880371093750000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 7, 2016

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and 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 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Amazing Bronx River Flotilla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/amazing-bronx-river-flotilla http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/amazing-bronx-river-flotilla Date: May 7, 2016

Please note: registration for the 5-mile paddle is now closed.

Join the Bronx River Alliance to kick off paddling season and celebrate during the annual Amazing Bronx River Flotilla at Hunts Point Riverside Park. The event features live music, kids activities, and a live poetry reading by "The Peace Poets."

In collaboration with Jane Jacobs 100 Years, the Bronx River Alliance will also host a guided historical walk starting at Concrete Plant Park at 11 a.m.

For more info please visit our website bronxriver.org.

Rain date is May 21.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d06bbcbadde.jpg Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day Date: May 7, 2016

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 New York City 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: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91860198974610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9a8bad9845.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy On A Wing Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-conservancys-on-a-wing-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-conservancys-on-a-wing-festival Date: May 7, 2016

Celebrate the bird migration season with Central Park Conservancy's annual On A Wing Festival.

Meet live bats, butterflies, and birds of prey, some of which call Central Park their home. Look for migrating warblers and other songbirds on a Birding Basics for Families walk and learn how essential these winged beings are to the ecosystem.

Borrow a Discovery Kit and create your own Central Park adventure, exploring how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for birds, bats, and butterflies. This festival features interactive presentations from the Organization for Bat Conservation, Talons!, NYC Audubon Society, Long Island Aquarium, Artist, Jessica Daryl Winer, and more.

This event is free. Tickets are not required but let us know you're coming. Open to all ages. Member Perk: Show your family membership card to receive a free Shakespeare Garden Discovery Journal.

Schedule of Events:

12:00 p.m.

  • Shakespeare Garden: Secret World of Insects and Butterflies presented by Long Island Aquarium
  • Birding Basics for Families Walk: Ramble
  • Flight Patterns: Drawing the Shakespeare Garden with Artist Jessica Daryl Winer

1:00 p.m.

  • Live Bat Encounter presented by Organization for Bat Conservation
  • Birding Basics for Families Walk: Ramble
  • Flight Patterns: Drawing the Shakespeare Garden with Artist, Jessica Daryl Winer

2:00 p.m.

  • Talons! Live Bird of Prey Experience presented by Master Falconer, Lorrie Schumacher
  • Birding Basics for Families Walk: Ramble
  • Flight Patterns: Drawing the Shakespeare Garden with Artist, Jessica Daryl Winer

Ongoing Activities:

  • Discovery Kit exploration in the Ramble
  • The Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Colors of Flight activity
  • Wild Bird Fund: Rescued City "Ambassadors" of Flight
  • Photo Opportunity with Talons! Bird of Prey Experience
  • Meet and greet live insects, bugs, and butterflies that call Shakespeare Garden home

This event 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 (646) 208-4111.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fae196cb574.jpg Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nature-exploration Date: May 7, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 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.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: 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: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Carousel Opening Eco Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/carousel-opening-eco-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/carousel-opening-eco-day Date: May 7, 2016

Enjoy a fun-filled day of events for the entire family! Come ride the carousel, enjoy craft activities, and meet farm animals visiting for the day. There will be puppet show performances at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 pm.

This program is part of the Greening the Globe Begins at Home series, which highlights environmental education, “green collar” career paths, and initiatives towards creating sustainable communities. Funding for these events is provided by a grant from the New York City Council, including Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, CM Donovan Richards, and the Staten Island Delegation: CM Joseph Borelli, CM Debi Rose, and CM Steven Matteo.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.60414505004883000, -74.16001892089844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570a7cf71e190.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Exploring the Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/science-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/science-in-the-park Date: May 7, 2016

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for fun and free hands-on science programming. We will grab a seining net and learn about creatures that live in the bay. Please register here.

Generously funded by Council Member Paul Vallone.

Sessions will be held on May 7 and 29 and June 4 and 26.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Bay Area (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79083504895700000, -73.78331184387200000 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8278

Location: Brower Park Parkhouse (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.67380142211914000, -73.94390106201172000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 7, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[The Grand Concourse Historic District Art Deco Delights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/the-grand-concourse-historic-district-art-deco-delights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/the-grand-concourse-historic-district-art-deco-delights Date: May 7, 2016

Join Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan on a stroll through one of The Bronx’s noted designated historic districts – the Grand Concourse. This tour will start on the southwest corner of the Grand Concourse and East 167th Street and will terminate at East 149th Street. Take the D train to East 167th and the Grand Concourse, or take the #4 to East 167th Street and walk two blocks east to the Grand Concourse. Bronx buses #1, #2, and #35 stop at the meeting location.

Tour cost $10 for BCHS members, $20 for non-members. Contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tours generally run about 2 hours.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-881-8900

Location: E.167th Street and the Grand Concourse

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83448041665500000, -73.91805733379900000 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Laurelton Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/its-my-park-at-laurelton-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/its-my-park-at-laurelton-playground Date: May 8, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Laurelton Playgrounds to beautify Laurelton Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 675-6932

Location: Laurelton Playground

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Q108 Laurelton Playground 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67020034790039000, -73.73660278320312000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/yoga Date: May 8, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji. All levels welcome. Please arrive on time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d38e9776da.jpg Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: May 8, 2016

Get involved in your community! Help spruce up gardens, paint fences and benches, weed, spread mulch, clean, and maintain pathways. We can accommodate any group ranging from just a few people to up to 40 volunteers. Advance registration required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lincoln Road Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66030120849609400, -73.96286010742188000 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Woodland Fairy House Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/rangers-choice-woodland-fairy-house-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/rangers-choice-woodland-fairy-house-walk Date: May 8, 2016

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

In folklore, the woodland fairies awaken the forest and bring about spring. We'll observe the fanciful plants and animals which inhabit the forest floor. Then, everyone will get a chance to create their own miniature fairy house utilizing materials from the woods and leave them behind for the fairies.

Space is limited and registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details. To register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 27.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5720e88000f41.jpg Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Wildflower Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/spring-wildflower-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/spring-wildflower-hike-light Date: May 8, 2016

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

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

Light hikes are leisurely strolls on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.61885833740234400, -74.10642242431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f031f272691.JPG Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: May 8, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park. During your morning workout, borrow a pair of gloves to help remove garbage from the park. Visit us on Facebook to learn more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8278

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 8, 2016

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 Bird Watching, 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 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 8, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • 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 April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes 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 Bird Watching, 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 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nature-exploration Date: May 8, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 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.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: 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: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/seining Date: May 8, 2016

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. Get ready to get your hands wet, seining programs use nets to catch fish.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60269927978515600, -73.93350219726562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f03336dbd56.JPG Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: May 8, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 8, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 8, 2016

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802204361b.JPG Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walk: Nature's Mothers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/garden-walk-natures-mothers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/garden-walk-natures-mothers Date: May 8, 2016

Celebrate Mother's Day at the Morris-Jumel Mansion by exploring the grounds and gardens in search of migratory birds and other wildlife with naturalist Gabriel Willow.

This family-friendly walk will explore the lovely gardens and trees that surround the mansion; we might even find nesting birds or other wild mothers!

Gabriel Willow is an urban naturalist with a particular passion for birds. He is an environmental educator and ecological tour guide in NYC. He leads tours and teaches classes for NYC Audubon and Wave Hill, and was the Senior Naturalist at the Prospect Park Audubon Center in Brooklyn for several years.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bd3db5e1f1.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 8, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: May 9, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the Park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 9, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 9, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 9, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: May 9, 2016

The experienced boatbuilders of the Village Community Boathouse will lead volunteers in constructing a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat in Brooklyn Bridge Park's Community Room at 99 Plymouth. Named after the Lower Manhattan street that now ends at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Whitehalls were the water taxis of their day, speedily ferrying passengers across the East River and to and from ships at anchor in the harbor. The shape and dimensions of this boat are drawn from a Whitehall built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1890.

Regular boatbuilding sessions will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon until May 22. Spectators are more than welcome and volunteers are encouraged to join. No experience is necessary.

For more information or to sign up, please email info@villagecommunityboathouse.org or register here.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 10, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 10, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh-tour Date: May 10, 2016

Join us for a tour of our flagship salt marsh! Learn about the ecology of the space, view wildlife up-close, and learn how the island’s history has shaped our natural areas.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79650115966800000, -73.92099761962900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f965965870b.JPG Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy Workshop: Partnering for Success (Bronx)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-bronx Date: May 10, 2016

Would you like to have more support for your community group? At this workshop, participants will gain the skills to build strong relationships with businesses, government, and other organizations. You will leave knowing what type of organization you are going to approach next, and how to get them on board.

The workshop will include:

  • A guide to how to identify the best potential new partners for your group
  • A pitch activity to craft and practice what you will say to sign on a new partner
  • Expert speakers from business and government will explain what makes them want to partner with a group

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: The Bronx Museum of the Arts

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2016-05-10 2016-05-10 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.83115020000000000, -73.91976250000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5714ec6fb4d2a.png Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/walking-meditation Date: May 11, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 11, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 11, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Bugs in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/good-bugs-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/good-bugs-in-the-garden Date: May 11, 2016

Join Morris-Jumel Gardener Karen for a free evening of insect fun.

She will discuss beneficial insects in the garden, and you and your little ones are invited to help her release ladybugs into the park!

Because we close our park at 5:00 p.m., please meet at the entrance gates promptly at 6:00 p.m. to be allowed in to join the fun.

All ages are welcome and no pre-registration required. For more information about this program, please email jardinera.karen@gmail.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bd4c278b5b.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA: Monthly Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring Date: May 11, 2016

Hike and listen to frogs. A headlamp or flashlight is required.

This program is suitable for children 8 years and older.

Registration is required. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: May 12, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is requsted. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: May 12, 2016

The Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude of different projects throughout the park. The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects. Regardless of physical ability, there's something for everyone to do.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 12, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/peepers-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/peepers-early-childhood-series Date: May 12, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoor and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Registeration requested. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 10:45 am 11:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 12, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/nature-exploration Date: May 12, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 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.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: May 12, 2016

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Call 917-291-6436 or email volunteer@nyrp.org for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 12, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: May 12, 2016

The experienced boatbuilders of the Village Community Boathouse will lead volunteers in constructing a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat in Brooklyn Bridge Park's Community Room at 99 Plymouth. Named after the Lower Manhattan street that now ends at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Whitehalls were the water taxis of their day, speedily ferrying passengers across the East River and to and from ships at anchor in the harbor. The shape and dimensions of this boat are drawn from a Whitehall built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1890.

Regular boatbuilding sessions will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon until May 22. Spectators are more than welcome and volunteers are encouraged to join. No experience is necessary.

For more information or to sign up, please email info@villagecommunityboathouse.org or register here.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/spring-birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/spring-birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: May 12, 2016

Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. On these guided tours, discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101f313b7be.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Spring Chicks Special - Hatching and Rearing Chicks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/city-chicken-institute-spring-chicks-special-hatching-and-rearing-chicks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/city-chicken-institute-spring-chicks-special-hatching-and-rearing-chicks Date: May 12, 2016

Visit a live chicken coop and learn how to raise your own flock. This workshop will go over the joys and risks of hatching your own eggs and how to care for the cute fuzzy little things that follow.

Workshops 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.

The garden's gates open at 5:30 p.m.; the workshop begins at 6 p.m.

For more informaiton and updates, please visit our Meetup.com page.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2016-05-12 2016-05-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67620086669922000, -73.93289947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fea1fbbd0c7.JPG Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bush Terminal Park Invasive Removal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/bush-terminal-park-invasive-removal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/bush-terminal-park-invasive-removal Date: May 13, 2016

Stop by and visit the Stewardship Team at Bush Terminal Park! Volunteers will help to remove invasive vines and exotic vegetation like porcelain berry, mugwort, and bittersweet, to help ensure a healthy coastal canopy. Depending on the tides of the day, volunteers may also assist in removing debris from the wetlands.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Bush Terminal Piers Park (in Bush Terminal Park)

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BT15 Bush Terminal Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65370178222656000, -74.01889801025390000 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Greening the Globe Begins at Home: Symposium at the College of Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/greening-the-globe-begins-at-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/greening-the-globe-begins-at-home Date: May 13, 2016

Join us for this special series to explore environmental advocacy through environmental education, green career paths, and initiatives for creating sustainable communities. This event is part of the Greening the Globe series of programs offered this spring to promote environmental awareness and to celebrate sustainable initiatives in our communities.

Funding for these events is provided by a grant from the New York City Council, including Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, CM Donovan Richards, and the Staten Island Delegation, CM Borelli, CM Debbie Rose and CM Steven Matteo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: College of Staten Island (CUNY), Performing Arts Center-Recital Hall

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2016-05-13 2016-05-13 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.60427856445300000, -74.14852142334000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5711471b6679c.png Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 13, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 13, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

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

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/nature-exploration Date: May 13, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 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.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 13, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour - Randall's Island South]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/historical-tour-randalls-island-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/historical-tour-randalls-island-south Date: May 13, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich and unique history. Did you know that the island was once three separate land masses? Come learn about the influential people, the bridges, and the landscape changes that transformed the island into the beautiful park it is today!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9649167d33.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project Day in Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park Date: May 14, 2016

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 Marcus Garvey Park.

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 gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this well-loved park. 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. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Volunteers ages 13 - 18 will require a parental consent form.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For 25 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 cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers each 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: (212) 288-6220

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.80450820922851600, -73.94366455078125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5705487f01a7e.jpg Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: May 14, 2016

The experienced boatbuilders of the Village Community Boathouse will lead volunteers in constructing a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat in Brooklyn Bridge Park's Community Room at 99 Plymouth. Named after the Lower Manhattan street that now ends at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Whitehalls were the water taxis of their day, speedily ferrying passengers across the East River and to and from ships at anchor in the harbor. The shape and dimensions of this boat are drawn from a Whitehall built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1890.

Regular boatbuilding sessions will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon until May 22. Spectators are more than welcome and volunteers are encouraged to join. No experience is necessary.

For more information or to sign up, please email info@villagecommunityboathouse.org or register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Hill Park Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/0514-inwood-hill-park-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/0514-inwood-hill-park-forest-restoration Date: May 14, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and the Friends of Inwood Hill Park in restoring precious woodland in Inwood Hill Park.

Volunteers will spruce up the surrounding restoration site in an effort to support the natural woodlands.

No experience necessary, training will be provided the day of the event. Come dressed in closed-toed shoes (boots or sneakers preferred), and clothing that can get dirty.

Register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Payson Avenue and Beak Street (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86796289715700000, -73.92701983451800000 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Hike: Spring Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/discovery-hike-spring-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/discovery-hike-spring-birding Date: May 14, 2016

Early spring signals the migration of birds from their winter homes. Observe and identify birds with binoculars. Beginners are welcome! This program is suitable for ages 6 and older.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/birding-spring-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/birding-spring-migration Date: May 14, 2016

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. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9afcf70210.JPG Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Songbird Migration Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/songbird-migration-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-felle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/songbird-migration-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-felle Date: May 14, 2016

The second week of May is the peak of the spring song bird migration. This time offers the opportunity to see and/or hear thirty or more species of birds.

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 the NYTimes Magazine for his insight into NYC wildlife.

Please note: Space is limited and an RSVP is required; to RSVP for this event, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

Photography by Beth Bergman

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.87289810180664000, -73.91860198974610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5710f335c6ac2.JPG Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: The Art of Birding A Walk through Forever Wild Bird Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-the-art-of-birding-a-walk-through-forever-wild-bird-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-the-art-of-birding-a-walk-through-forever-wild-bird-sanctuary Date: May 14, 2016

Join Jeff Nulle, long-time volunteer park tender and past president of the Linnaean Society of New York, on National Migratory Bird Day, the height of spring migration in North America.

Bring binoculars if you have them.

Rain date: May 21

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park Bird Sanctuary (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.81039810180664000, -73.96579742431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f57140b348d.JPG Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Tea and Cookies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/compost-tea-and-cookies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/compost-tea-and-cookies Date: May 14, 2016

This advanced composting class will show participants how to make a batch of compost tea—an aerated brew of finished compost in water. Making actively aerated compost tea creates an explosion of beneficial bacteria and fungi found in compost. Compost tea can be applied to plants as a foliar spray or soil soak.

Come enjoy tea and (edible!) cookies with us in this informative session. Register online: composttea.eventbrite.com

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a29d6bedeac.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[In Alice’s Garden: Spring Service Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/in-alices-garden-spring-service-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/in-alices-garden-spring-service-day Date: May 14, 2016

Come out to Clear Comfort for a day of service. We’ll be planting, prepping beds, manicuring the lawn, and sprucing up the grounds for the season.

Let us know if you're coming. Groups and individuals are welcome! To register, please call (718) 816-4506 ext.10 or email info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e1b93a0746d.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Saturday Woodland Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/prospect-park-alliance-saturday-woodland-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/prospect-park-alliance-saturday-woodland-corps Date: May 14, 2016

Help the Alliance restore the woodlands with a team of dedicated volunteers committed to the ongoing care of the Park’s 250 acres of forest.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 14, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/birding-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/birding-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 14, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68619918823200000, -73.88980102539100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9b06688029.jpg Tue, 05 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/butterfly-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/butterfly-exploration Date: May 14, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9b1052f801.JPG Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 14, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fbdce88695e.jpg Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 14, 2016

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802204361b.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Project NYC Native Plant Share]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share Date: May 14, 2016

Join Butterfly Project NYC, Grow to Learn, and The New York Botanical Garden/Bronx Green Up Program to learn more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes.

This year’s workshop is once again part of NYC Wildflower Week. Plants will be available for pickup, to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces while supplies last.

Pre-registration is required. To register, fill out the online form at butterflyprojectnyc.org by 5:00 p.m. on May 9.

Many thanks to our partners at City Parks Foundation and NYC Wildflower Week.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Grove Hill Learning Garden

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2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81969833374023400, -73.90930175781250000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 14, 2016

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 Bird Watching, 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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 14, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • 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 April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes 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 Bird Watching, 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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/cherry-blossom-festival Date: May 14, 2016

Each spring Randall's Island Park Alliance’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival ushers in the warmer months, and gives visitors the opportunity to appreciate the park’s spring beauty.

Set along the backdrop of the Hell Gate Bridge and the Urban Farm, the festival welcomes the park’s cherry blossoms with live music, performances, games, exhibitions, face painting and more, inspired by Japanese culture.

This year, in conjunction with the Cherry Blossom Festival, Randall's Island Park Alliance will host its annual FLOW Grand Opening, which features five new site-specific installations by artists, in partnership with the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace program (AIM).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e08bed2d5e6.JPG Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 14, 2016

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and 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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nature-exploration Date: May 14, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 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.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: 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: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 14, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST