NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:45:45 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/06/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/06/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 6, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-06 2015-03-06 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 7, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-07 2015-03-07 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Tree-Ring Mandalas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/family-art-project-treering-mandalas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/family-art-project-treering-mandalas Date: March 7, 2015

As a tree grows, it produces a new ring of visible growth each year, creating a beautiful, mandala-like pattern of its life history. How old are you? Use special papers and natural materials to create your own mandala, with a unique ring for each of your years. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-07 2015-03-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e4b6eccdb.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn and Greenthumb School Supply Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/grow-to-learn-and-greenthumb-school-supply-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/grow-to-learn-and-greenthumb-school-supply-giveaway Date: March 7, 2015

Stop by our annual spring supply giveaway to pick up tools, gloves, and other materials for working with kids in the garden!

A vehicle or several garden members will be necessary to transport these materials, which will be supplied first-come, first-served to schools registered with Grow to Learn.

Registration is required, Please register here by Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2015-03-07 2015-03-07 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9475 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/birding-winter-birds Date: March 7, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-03-07 2015-03-07 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: March 7, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-07 2015-03-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/nature-exploration-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/nature-exploration-hike-light Date: March 7, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2015-03-07 2015-03-07 1:00 pm 40.6299, -73.8947 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: March 7, 2015

Discover some of the secret spots that the Park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.
Tour starts inside the Park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-07 2015-03-07 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/07/the-night-sky Date: March 7, 2015

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-03-07 2015-03-07 6:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/spring-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/spring-birding Date: March 8, 2015

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through gardens and woodlands.

Observe the plants, insects, and habitats at Wave Hill that make it an appealing destination for such a wide variety of birds. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels. Free with admission to the grounds. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission). Registration recommended, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-08 2015-03-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5ed4894d23.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 8, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-08 2015-03-08 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Tree-Ring Mandalas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/family-art-project-treering-mandalas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/family-art-project-treering-mandalas Date: March 8, 2015

As a tree grows, it produces a new ring of visible growth each year, creating a beautiful, mandala-like pattern of its life history. How old are you? Use special papers and natural materials to create your own mandala, with a unique ring for each of your years. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-08 2015-03-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e53c357c6.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: John Muir Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: March 8, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-03-08 2015-03-08 11:00 am 40.9044, -73.8964 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 8, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-08 2015-03-08 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d9639c1b0c.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/fire-making-skills Date: March 8, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-03-08 2015-03-08 1:00 pm 40.8701, -73.9211 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Family Walk: Signs of Spring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/family-walk-signs-of-spring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/family-walk-signs-of-spring Date: March 8, 2015

Explore the gardens or woodlands with naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on this fun, family-friendly walk. If you look close enough, you’ll find early signs of spring budding all around you. Discover early blooms and bursting buds on this walk.

Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-08 2015-03-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e92abb80b.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Indoor Gardening Workshop: Start Your Summer Veggies Indoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/indoor-gardening-workshop-start-your-summer-veggies-indoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/indoor-gardening-workshop-start-your-summer-veggies-indoors Date: March 8, 2015

Grow your green thumb at Queens Botanical Garden! Join Fred Gerber, Director of Education Emeritus for an adult workshop on starting your summer vegetables indoors. This program is an introductory workshop that should have something of interest for both the novice and experienced gardener. Advance registration and payment required - register online.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-08 2015-03-08 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d0f0442c012.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/frogwatch-usa-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/frogwatch-usa-training Date: March 8, 2015

Become a citizen scientist and discover how you can help frogs and toads in our environment by identifying and monitoring their unique vocal calls. Frog Watch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you! We will begin with a presentation where you will learn about the species that live here and how to identify them. This training will kick off the Greenbelt’s FrogWatch USA.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. This program is part of the Con Edison Citizen Science workshop series. Meet at Nevada Ave. parking lot. Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-03-08 2015-03-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/08/garden-highlights-walk Date: March 8, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-08 2015-03-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e71bb1b19.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 9, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-09 2015-03-09 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d96851868a.jpg Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/10/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/10/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 10, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-10 2015-03-10 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/10/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/10/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: March 10, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-10 2015-03-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0d48bd4d01.jpg Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Urban Park Ranger Hike: The Estates of Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/10/urban-park-ranger-hike-the-estates-of-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/10/urban-park-ranger-hike-the-estates-of-pelham-bay-park Date: March 10, 2015

Look for the other grand country estates that neighbored Bartow-Pell in the 19th century on this fascinating hike with an Urban Park Ranger. We’ll explore the area north of the Bartow mansion for foundations of houses and outbuildings that no longer exist. Comfortable shoes or boots and water recommended.

Meet at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum parking lot. Registration requested (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-03-10 2015-03-10 1:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/11/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/11/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 11, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-11 2015-03-11 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/11/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/11/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 11, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-11 2015-03-11 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/12/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/12/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: March 12, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-12 2015-03-12 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/12/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/12/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 12, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-12 2015-03-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/12/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/12/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: March 12, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain.
Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-12 2015-03-12 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d377557ce.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 13, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-13 2015-03-13 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: March 13, 2015

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. Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-13 2015-03-13 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d45eb8a3f.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Birdwatching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/family-birdwatching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/family-birdwatching Date: March 14, 2015

Looking for a fun way to spend time with your family outdoors? Join the Prospect Park Alliance for its monthly family birdwatching tours. After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 14, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-14 2015-03-14 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day Date: March 14, 2015

Roll up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help us make the grounds of Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum look beautiful again after winter’s weather! Light breakfast available. Please bring gloves and wear boots.

Rain (or snow!) date: Saturday, March 21. Registration requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice Nature Photography Winter Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/rangers-choice-nature-photography-winter-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/rangers-choice-nature-photography-winter-woods Date: March 14, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Park

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 11:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: March 14, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: March 14, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0d48bd4d01.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Children’s Garden Family Day at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/childrens-garden-family-day-at-qbg-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/childrens-garden-family-day-at-qbg-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: March 14, 2015

Get a taste of the HSBC Children’s Garden program as we plant seeds while learning about gardening and the environment. Plus, have a chance to register early for the Spring Session which begins on April 4.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-14 2015-03-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d1117fd2d4d.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Terrarium Gardening Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/terrarium-gardening-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/terrarium-gardening-workshop Date: March 14, 2015

Don't have a garden or greenhouse? Tiny ferns and other tropical plants thrive in the humid conditions of an enclosed glass jar as if in their own miniature greenhouse. Design and plant your own fanciful landscape in a glass jar with a selection of diminutive plants, perfect for home or office. Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer provides plants, materials. and technical assistance. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e9675986f.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/the-night-sky Date: March 14, 2015

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 5:00 pm 40.8701, -73.9211 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 15, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-15 2015-03-15 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/nature-exploration-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/nature-exploration-hike-light Date: March 15, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 11:00 am 40.7227, -73.827 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Camp Cooking 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/rangers-choice-camp-cooking-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/rangers-choice-camp-cooking-101 Date: March 15, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 1:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Leprechaun Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/leprechaun-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/leprechaun-hike Date: March 15, 2015

Join the Greenbelt educators as they search for elusive leprechauns and their pots of gold in this St. Patrick’s Day hike.

Dress appropriately for hiking. This hike is approximately one mile and is suitable for children ages 7 and up.

Registration is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/garden-highlights-walk Date: March 15, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e744db5e4.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 17, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-17 2015-03-17 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 18, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park Date: March 18, 2015

A walk through the park should yield late wintering songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and, with a little luck, a few early spring migrants.

Supported in part by HSBC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Martling Avenue Bridge (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6225, -74.1183 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 18, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-18 2015-03-18 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Lecture with New York City Audubon in conjunction with The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/lecture-with-new-york-city-audubon-in-conjunction-with-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/lecture-with-new-york-city-audubon-in-conjunction-with-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 18, 2015

In conjunction with the Arsenal Gallery exhbiition "Conserving Our City of Nature:The Artwork of Alan Messer", NYC Audubon will host a lecture about their educational and conservation initiatives. NYC Audubon has worked for over 30 years to protect wild birds and their habitat in the five boroughs, through public outreach and advocacy, educational programming, and scientific research.

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating Blackburnian Warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay.

"Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer" presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

Please note: Admission is free but space is limited. To RSVP, email artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6d85d54b4.jpg Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Horticultural Lecture #3 With Ed Bowen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/horticultural-lecture-3ed-bowen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/horticultural-lecture-3ed-bowen Date: March 18, 2015

This ongoing series is hosted by Wave Hill’s Friends of Horticulture Committee and is devoted to landscape design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world.

Horticulturist Ed Bowen takes a plant-centric look at ornamentals, examining past use, and offering suggestions and strategies for ensuring their continued viability and relevance.

Described by garden writer Tovah Martin as “the seminal plant nerd,” Bowen explores the intersection of plants and commerce, including how nursery production practices affect garden center offerings, and vice versa. He founded and owns Opus Plants, a deliberately small nursery in Little Compton, Rhode Island, where he propagates plants.

This is the last of Wave Hill’s 2015 Horticultural Lectures.

Reservations are recommended online at www.wavehill.org, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center, or by calling (718) 549-3200 x216.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: New York Public Library SIBL Business Library

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2015-03-18 2015-03-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7479, -73.9829 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5ecd3010e0.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: March 19, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-19 2015-03-19 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 19, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-19 2015-03-19 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-19 2015-03-19 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 20, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-20 2015-03-20 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Spring with a Walk at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/celebrate-the-first-day-of-spring-with-a-walk-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/celebrate-the-first-day-of-spring-with-a-walk-at-conference-house-park Date: March 21, 2015

Celebrate the first day of spring with a walk at Conference House Park. Explore the park's unique bluebelt and beach areas through a guided tour with the director of Conference House Park.

Learn why Conference House Park's wetlands and natural dunes are so important in protecting our coastal neighborhoods.

Afterwards families are invited to stay for the associated DEP Water Conservation Workshop program (Please see same day listing for more information).

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8a1270ea7d.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 21, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Oh, My! Orchid Prints]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/family-art-project-oh-my-orchid-prints http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/family-art-project-oh-my-orchid-prints Date: March 21, 2015

Observe the unusual shapes of the enchanting orchid flower.

Working with large pieces of construction paper, simple templates, and contrasting backgrounds, we’ll make simple, bold and brushy orchid-inspired prints that are easy for all!

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e5dfa477b.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Gardening Demo: Orchid Culture, a Close Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/gardening-demo-orchid-culture-a-close-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/gardening-demo-orchid-culture-a-close-up Date: March 21, 2015

If you have successfully grown one or more orchids and want to expand your understanding of these wonderful plants, then this program is for you!

Find out how to anticipate the needs of a plant by observing its morphology, or plant structure.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e996c27a6.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrate the ‘Flow’ of Spring with a DEP Water Conservation Workshop and Activity Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/celebrate-the-flow-of-spring-water-conservation-workshop-and-activity-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/celebrate-the-flow-of-spring-water-conservation-workshop-and-activity-day Date: March 21, 2015

Through fun, hands-on projects, children and families will learn the importance of water conservation in the city, and what NYC Parks and NYC Environmental Protection are doing to protect New York City and make the city more resilient to future severe weather events.

Also, learn why Conference House Park's wetlands and natural dunes are so important in protecting our coastal neighborhoods.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f899541e70e.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: March 21, 2015

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. Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d45eb8a3f.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: March 21, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice Nature Photography Urban Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/rangers-choice-nature-photography-urban-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/rangers-choice-nature-photography-urban-parks Date: March 21, 2015

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

Registration is required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 11th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 1:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/fire-making-skills Date: March 21, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: March 21, 2015

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

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Learn about the basic biology of these super smart and energetic animals.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Owl Prowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/owl-prowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/owl-prowl Date: March 21, 2015

Join naturalist Debbie Becker to look for nature's most exclusive and elusive avian creatures—owls.

We’ll scan the shores of the lagoon for snowy owls, the lower woodlands for barred owls, the small pines for saw whets, and the white pine grove for long-eared owls. What better way to spend the first full day of spring?

Registration is requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885.1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8881a020b3.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/the-night-sky Date: March 21, 2015

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 6:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 22, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-22 2015-03-22 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[March for the Earth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/march-for-the-earth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/march-for-the-earth Date: March 22, 2015

Celebrate the vernal equinox - historical Earth Day - by joining QBG and other community groups for a day of volunteering and unity at Queens Botanical Garden, followed by a festive march to the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Unisphere.

Individuals and groups are welcome to volunteer. Advanced registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-22 2015-03-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d12f16f31ac.jpg Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Oh, My! Orchid Prints]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/family-art-project-oh-my-orchid-prints http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/family-art-project-oh-my-orchid-prints Date: March 22, 2015

Observe the unusual shapes of the enchanting orchid flower.

Working with large pieces of construction paper, simple templates and contrasting backgrounds, we’ll make simple, bold and brushy orchid-inspired prints that are easy for all!

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e60c7d0b6.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: March 22, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d377557ce.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Under the Microscope: Fur, Feathers, and Fingernails]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/under-the-microscope-fur-feathers-and-fingernails http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/under-the-microscope-fur-feathers-and-fingernails Date: March 22, 2015

Looking up close, we discover that there is so much more to nature than first meets the eye.

Take a closer look at specimens of birds, reptiles, and mammals to compare how they are different and yet surprisingly the same. Weather permitting, we will take a short walk through the early spring forest to collect samples of things that strike our fancy and warrant further investigation up close.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-4050

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 22, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c4817dbd5.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/garden-highlights-walk Date: March 22, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e769d6d7d.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 24, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-24 2015-03-24 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Black and White Nature Photography Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/black-and-white-nature-photography-workshop-begins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/black-and-white-nature-photography-workshop-begins Date: March 24, 2015

Photography’s origins began in black and white, with shades of gray.

With photographer Benjamin Swett, explore composition, light, and subject matter through this lens, and experiment with transforming digital color images back to black and white.

This six-session workshop continues March 24, 31 and April 7, 14, 21 and 28. Registration is required online at www.wavehill.org or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5edfad06ca.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: March 24, 2015

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the Park's three woodlands. Closed to the public for over 65 years, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up its restoration and maintenance. Join our guides for an exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on guided tours with Central Park Conservancy, and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills.
Tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d65981f18.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 25, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 25, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-25 2015-03-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: March 26, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 26, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-26 2015-03-26 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: March 26, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0d48bd4d01.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 27, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-27 2015-03-27 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 28, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt's Greening the Globe Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/greenbelts-greening-the-globe-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/greenbelts-greening-the-globe-series Date: March 28, 2015

These events are part of the Greenbelt's Greening the Globe Series, which includes free events that celebrate women's inspiring efforts towards creating sustainable communities.

10:00 - 2:00 pm: Nature Center Open House

10:00 - 11:00 am: Ecosystem Exploration Hike

12:00 and 2:00 pm: Buck's Hollow Hike

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Camouflage Theaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/family-art-project-camouflage-theaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/family-art-project-camouflage-theaters Date: March 28, 2015

Nature’s mimicry is a wonder to behold!

Discover the ways in which animals like moths, lizards, birds, and coyotes copy their surroundings for the purpose of protection. Using cardboard-box dioramas, we’ll create a nature stage to serve as a secret hideaway for the critter of your choice.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e634ea2ba.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/fire-making-skills Date: March 28, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Comfort station near Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 11:00 am 40.604, -74.1596 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: March 28, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 28, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Gardening Workshop: Kokedama]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/gardening-workshop-kokedama http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/gardening-workshop-kokedama Date: March 28, 2015

Originating in Japan, Kokedama are living plant and moss balls bound up with string. Simple to care for, these hanging plants bring a new style of indoor gardening to your home.

Choose from a variety of houseplants and design your own Kokedama under the guidance of Anna Macoby, a gardener and florist from Australia, now living in Brooklyn.

Ages ten and older welcome with an adult. Registration is required online at www.wavehill.org or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e9c8904ad.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 29, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-29 2015-03-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Camouflage Theaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/family-art-project-camouflage-theaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/family-art-project-camouflage-theaters Date: March 29, 2015

Nature’s mimicry is a wonder to behold! Discover the ways in which animals like moths, lizards, birds, and coyotes copy their surroundings for the purpose of protection. Using cardboard-box dioramas, we’ll create a nature stage to serve as a secret hideaway for the critter of your choice. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e69a5044a.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Hike through the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/trail-of-the-month-multipurpose-trail-southwest-latourette http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/trail-of-the-month-multipurpose-trail-southwest-latourette Date: March 29, 2015

Join the Greenbelt Educators for our first fast-paced, extended hike in the trail of the month series. We will hike the entire multipurpose trail through Southwest LaTourette to Richmondtown, then back track to Richmond Avenue and return to the Nature Center. This hike will begin at the Greenbelt Nature Center and last approximately two to three hours depending on pace.

Bring a snack, water, and wear insect repellent. Wear a pedometer if you would like to record your results. Suitable for intermediate level hikers ages 12 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Multi-Purpose Trail Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/group-hikes-choose-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/group-hikes-choose-one Date: March 29, 2015

Join us on our extended, fast-paced hike along our relatively flat and smooth multi-purpose trail to Richmondtown and Richmond Avenue, then return to the Nature Center.

This event is part of the Greenbelt's Greening the Globe Seriers, which includes a series of free events that celebrate women's inspiring efforts towards creating sustainable communities.

RSVP to email listed below.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Scavenger Hunt Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/scavenger-hunt-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/scavenger-hunt-hike-light Date: March 29, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate, to vigorous.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Junior Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/junior-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/junior-volunteer-corps Date: March 29, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a day of giving back. Families and elementary-aged youth groups are invited to join us to help prepare the park for spring by raking leaves and other activities. Learn the value of service and meet other families and children. Refreshments will be provided.

Register online.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 9th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9768 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Gretta Moulton Green Trail Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/gretta-moulton-green-trail-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/gretta-moulton-green-trail-hike Date: March 29, 2015

Enjoy our leisurely, interpretive hike around the Gretta Moulton/Green Trail. Gretta Moulton was the woman credited with leading the charge to save High Rock Park from residential development in the 1960's and 70's. She was a girl scout leader and environmentalist with extraordinary vision. All who visit High Rock Park owe her a debt of gratitude. Meet in the parking lot of High Rock Park, 200 Nevada Avenue, SI, NY, 10306.

This event is part of the Greenbelt's Greening the Globe Series, which includes a series of free events that celebrate women's inspiring efforts towards creating sustainable communities.

RSVP to email listed below.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST