NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:49:50 GMT <![CDATA[Historic New York: Foundations of Inwood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/historic-new-york-foundations-of-inwood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/historic-new-york-foundations-of-inwood Date: February 13, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. “Historic New York” programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks. This program begins with an indoor slideshow detailing the early residents and history of Inwood Hill Park. Then head outdoors for a hike through the trails to visit some of these former sites. This moderate hike includes hills, rugged terrain, and possible snowy conditions due to weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Journal Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/winter-journal-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/winter-journal-writing Date: February 13, 2016

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as both starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family.

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. All supplies will be provided for this program. Record your observations on a nature exploration hike with the Rangers, this program will include outdoor and indoor portions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 13, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Birding at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/winter-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/winter-birding Date: February 14, 2016

The Hudson River valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats.

Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels. For weather-related updates call (718) 549-3200 x245 by 8:00 a.m. the day of the walk.

Free with admission to the grounds. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.)

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa5ee3b0e25.jpg Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Heart Papermaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/family-art-project-heart-papermaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/family-art-project-heart-papermaking Date: February 14, 2016

Visit the colorful blooms in the Tropical House and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers. Keep a special eye out for heart-shaped leaves! Then, with the help of visiting artist and papermaker Randy Brozen, use paper pulp to embed a heart shape into lacy, handmade paper and decorate it with ribbons and rosebuds for Valentine’s Day remembrances and cards.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa5e62e072a.jpg Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: John Muir Trail (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: February 14, 2016

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; vigorous hikes may include long distances, with hills and rugged terrain.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/winter-tree-id http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/winter-tree-id Date: February 14, 2016

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

This hike will strengthen your winter tree ID skills as you learn about different characteristics and traits to look for, in order to identify trees without their leaves. Kissena Park includes many unique trees as well, being the site of the Samuel Parsons nursery.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

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

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Q024 Kissena Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74979782104492000, -73.80760192871094000 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/family-nature-walk Date: February 14, 2016

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa5f2a2ffa6.jpg Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: February 14, 2016

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; moderate hikes are longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.61902618408203000, -74.10613250732422000 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 14, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 14, 2016

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 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10f68d2217.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Maps and Compasses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-brooklyn-maps-and-compasses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-brooklyn-maps-and-compasses Date: February 15, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

On this program, participants will learn how to use a compass and tips for reading maps. Putting these two skills together you will begin to navigate through the park and complete an orienteering adventure.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8f63d4eed1.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Patterns in Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-bronx-patterns-in-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-bronx-patterns-in-nature Date: February 15, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your hiking shoes ready as we explore Van Cortlandt Park in search for geometry and patterns in nature. Become inspired to create your own environmental art.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8f4bb183b8.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Creepy Insects and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-queens-creepy-insects-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-queens-creepy-insects-and-crafts Date: February 15, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but program is geared toward ages 12 and under.

Conquer your fears and curiosity surrounding insects. Learn about their amazing adaptations and be inspired to create invertebrate arts. All materials are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8f6fee1031.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Meet the Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-staten-island-meet-the-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-staten-island-meet-the-critters Date: February 15, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared towards ages 12 and under.

Come out to the Blue Heron Nature Center and meet the Center's education animals up close. Learn about the adaptations and behavior for many types of different animals, which you can find in NYC's parks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8f7fae814d.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Geology Rocks!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-manhattan-geology-rocks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-manhattan-geology-rocks Date: February 15, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but program is geared toward ages 12 and under.

Geology is happening all around. Discover how we use rocks everyday and get a chance to explore large outcroppings and small pebbles up close.

This program will include indoor and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8f90002b97.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Snow Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/snow-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/snow-birds Date: February 16, 2016

Where do all the birds go during the winter? Learn about the journeys of our birds and play games related to our feathered friends.

Suitable for ages 7 and older.

Funding for this program is provided by New York City Council members.

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 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-staten-island-nature-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-staten-island-nature-bingo Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your walking shoes on and let's explore Goodhue Park. This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe nature, while playing bingo at the same time.

Best of luck!!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Clinton Avenue and Prospect Avenue (in Goodhue Park)

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R169 Goodhue Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.63890075683594000, -74.09770202636719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fa2046a80.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Walk and Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/winter-walk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/winter-walk-and-talk Date: February 16, 2016

It's Kids Week: Monday, February 15th to Friday, February 19th, so bring the kids to Conference House Park and enjoy a walk through the park's extensive natural areas including tall forest stands, young groves, open fields, pocket wetlands and coastal dunes.

This family-friendly educational walk and talk is designed to increase the appreciation and understanding of park's waterfront environment and is part of our Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology program.

Pre-registration is recommended. Meet at the Conference House Park Visitor Center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b37e9f2a0ce.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Revolutionary History and Colonial Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-brooklyn-revolutionary-history-and-colonial-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-brooklyn-revolutionary-history-and-colonial-games Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs and more. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Today step back in time and play some colonial games. The history of Fort Greene Park provides the perfect backdrop as we experience what Colonial-era kids played during their free time.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fb2407e75.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Reptiles and Amphibians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-queens-reptiles-and-amphibians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-queens-reptiles-and-amphibians Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but program is geared toward ages 12 and under.

How do turtles survive the winter? Discover the answer to this question while learning all about the reptiles you may find in NYC's parks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fc2837f11.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Hike Journal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-staten-island-nature-hike-journal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-staten-island-nature-hike-journal Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs.Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your walking shoes on and let's explore Blue Heron Park. This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe how wildlife and plants are thriving in the winter. Get inspired and collect your observations in your very own nature journal.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fd0b443df.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Mid-Winter Recess Workshops: Celebrate Black History MonthGeorge Washington Carver Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/midwinter-recess-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/midwinter-recess-workshops Date: February 16, 2016

Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and to create a healing lotion to take home. Please register here.

Come an hour before (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) to learn about Queens Botanical Garden's new and upcoming gardening programs for kids and teens, and pick up a winter garden scavenger hunt.

For more details about the Mid-Winter Recess (February Break Series) at Queens Botanical Garden, please visit queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-02-16 2016-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568ecfa758200.jpg Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Coastal Animal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-bronx-coastal-animal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-bronx-coastal-animal-exploration Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty, and discover the animals which live along the shores of Pelham Bay Park. Learn to recognize difference between invertebrates, fish, birds, and much more.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fa8b8a1b8.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-brooklyn-shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-brooklyn-shelter-building Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and shelter building. On this program you will learn how to use items found in nature to create survival situation shelters.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fbb4ec1b6.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-manhattan-reptiles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-manhattan-reptiles Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but program is geared toward ages 12 and under.

How do turtles survive the winter? Discover the answer to this question while learning all about the reptiles you may find in NYC's parks.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fd835b066.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 16, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Nature Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-bronx-nature-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-bronx-nature-hike Date: February 17, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your walking shoes on and let's explore Crotona Park. This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe how wildlife and plants are thriving in the winter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89340209960938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8ff29002ba.JPG Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-queens-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-queens-native-americans Date: February 17, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but program is geared toward ages 12 and under.

Discover the culture and history of the true "native" New Yorker through fun games and activities.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a9003642858.jpg Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: All about Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-staten-island-all-about-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-staten-island-all-about-owls Date: February 17, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Winters in New York City are a great time of year to observe owls. Get ready to discover what owls eat, while dissecting owl pellets, and learn about the amazing adaptations and habits of these nocturnal birds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a900bfc8920.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Become a Conservation Ranger]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-manhattan-become-a-conservation-ranger http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-manhattan-become-a-conservation-ranger Date: February 17, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but program is geared toward ages 12 and under.

The natural world knows how to use only what it needs. Become an expert of the 3Rs—reduce, reuse, and recycle—through fun games and activities, and join the ranks of young conservationists in New York City.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a9025ce35d5.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Hike Journal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-staten-island-nature-hike-journal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-staten-island-nature-hike-journal Date: February 17, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers FREE “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your walking shoes on and let's explore the Greenbelt. This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe how wildlife and plants are thriving in the winter. Get inspired and collect your observations in your very own nature journal.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a902e92838a.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Pen and the Trowel: A Horticultural Lecture by Marta McDowell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/the-pen-and-the-trowel-a-horticultural-lecture-by-marta-mcdowell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/the-pen-and-the-trowel-a-horticultural-lecture-by-marta-mcdowell Date: February 17, 2016

An engaging lecturer on topics ranging from design history to plant combinations, garden writer Marta McDowell has for years been occupied with writers who garden, and whose horticultural interests have changed her own planting beds, as well as her bookshelves. Starting with Mark Twain, a former illustrious tenant of Wave Hill House, and connecting to authors ranging from Emerson to Harriet Beecher Stowe, McDowell will explore the writing-gardening connection in their gardens and her own.

This is the second of Wave Hill’s three 2016 Horticultural Lectures, a winter series hosted by the Friends of Horticulture Committee and devoted to the subject of garden design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world. They are held at the New York School of Interior Design.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: NY School of Interior Design

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2016-02-17 2016-02-17 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.96230316162110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa60c01e26e.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Campfire Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-brooklyn-campfire-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-brooklyn-campfire-activities Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Join us for campfire activities around a colonial hearth. Learn to about campfire safety and sing along to some fun campfire songs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ab848de4c4e.JPG Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Our Furry Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-queens-our-furry-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-queens-our-furry-friends Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Many unique mammals can be found in NYC parks. Get a chance to learn about their many adaptations, compare replica skulls, and feel real animal pelts.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ab84cdac7b4.JPG Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Mid-Winter Recess Workshops: NYC Compost Project - I Heart Worms for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/midwinter-recess-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/midwinter-recess-workshops Date: February 18, 2016

Make heart-shaped compost cookies for your plants. Please register here.

Come an hour before (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) to learn about Queens Botanical Garden's new and upcoming gardening programs for kids and teens, and pick up a winter garden scavenger hunt.

For more details on the Mid-Winter Recess Workshop seires please visit queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568ecfa758200.jpg Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-bronx-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-bronx-birding Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Did you know cardinals live year round in New York City? Grab a pair of binoculars, or ask to borrow a pair, as we go in search of our feathered neighbors.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a9037076155.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-brooklyn-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-brooklyn-birding Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Did you know cardinals live year round in NYC? Grab a pair of binoculars, or ask to borrow a pair, as we go in search of our feathered neighbors.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a903f9b9534.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: All about Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-staten-island-all-about-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-staten-island-all-about-owls Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers FREE “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Winters in New York City are a great time of year to observe owls. Get ready to discover what owls eat, while dissecting owl pellets, and learn about the amazing adaptations and habits of these nocturnal birds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a90495c91be.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-staten-island-puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-staten-island-puppet-show Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get set to hear and see Native American stories and myths come to life through simple puppetry storytelling.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a905fd43207.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-manhattan-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-manhattan-birding Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Did you know cardinals live year round in New York City, and many bald eagles visit in the winter? Grab a pair of binoculars, or ask to borrow a pair, as we go in search of our feathered neighbors.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a906b609d7e.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 18, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaurs Rock]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/dinosaurs-rock http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/dinosaurs-rock Date: February 19, 2016

Learn about the creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago, search for fossils and rocks, then create a colossal craft. This program is suitable for ages 5 and older.

Funding for this program is provided by New York City Council members.

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 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-bronx-orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-bronx-orienteering Date: February 19, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

On this program, participants will learn how to use a compass and tips for reading maps. Putting these two skills together you will begin to navigate through the park and complete an orienteering adventure.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a907475c3d5.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Cordage and Knot Tying]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-brooklyn-cordage-and-knot-tying http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-brooklyn-cordage-and-knot-tying Date: February 19, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared toward ages 12 and under.

Bowline, square, and slips are just some of the knots you may learn how to tie. Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore and will show you tips and tricks to enhance your knowledge.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a907fe6bba2.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-staten-island-nature-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-staten-island-nature-bingo Date: February 19, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your walking shoes on and let's explore Blue Heron Park. This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe nature, while playing bingo at the same time.

Best of luck!!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a908607bd1e.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Winter Wildlife Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-queens-winter-wildlife-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-queens-winter-wildlife-hike Date: February 19, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your hiking shoes on and let's explore the woods of Alley Pond Park. While searching for wildlife, learn all about their unique adaptations and how they survive the winter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ab85352e2ba.jpg Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Animal Tracking Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-manhattan-animal-tracking-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-manhattan-animal-tracking-hike Date: February 19, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Let's get outside and hike through the woods in search of wildlife. Looking for signs and tracks of animals is the best way to learn more about them, and maybe even observe them.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a90c4a2d938.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/birding-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/birding-eagles Date: February 20, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. This program will focus on eagles. Dress appropriately for the weather, this program will include making observations along the shorelines of the Hudson River.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Behind the Lens: Discover Highbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/behind-the-lense-inwood-nature-walk-with-cameras http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/behind-the-lense-inwood-nature-walk-with-cameras Date: February 20, 2016

Bring your camera and join naturalist and photographer Mike Feller on a winter walk near the river in Highbridge Park.

Mike will discuss strategies for dealing with difficult lighting situations, lens and zoom choice for perspective control, and demonstrate the use of a large format film camera.

Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.84230041503906000, -73.93499755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3b55a177a7.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 20, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423f05b161b.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/winter-tree-id http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/winter-tree-id Date: February 20, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This hike will strengthen your winter tree ID skills as you learn about different characteristics and traits to look for, in order to identify trees without their leaves.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at the Queens Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/celebrate-lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/celebrate-lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo Date: February 20, 2016

The WCS's Queens Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities include:

  • Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Crafts – Visitors will make a special craft to take home in celebration of the new year. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Calligraphy –Visitors will have a chance to try out their calligraphy skills. (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Chinese Theatre Works Performances – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Monkey puppet show for visitors of all ages. (1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Tea and Fortune Cookies – Visitors will warm up inside the zoo’s Wild Room and enjoy a snack of tea and fortune cookies. (11 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Sea Lion Feedings – The zoo’s daily sea lion feedings will take place at 11:15 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.

All event times are subject to change. For a complete schedule, visit queenszoo.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-1500

Location: Queens Zoo

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2016-02-20 2016-02-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.74363327026367000, -73.85064697265625000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Succulent Garden Terrarium Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/winter-succulent-garden-terrarium-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/winter-succulent-garden-terrarium-workshop Date: February 20, 2016

Join horticulturalist and author Maria Colletti to design and make a miniature succulent garden under glass to take home. Learn about tropical plant terrariums, hanging glass globes with air plants, succulent and moss dish gardens, and more.

Registration is required; please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/owls-and-pellets Date: February 20, 2016

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as both starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family.

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. All supplies provided.

Discover what makes owls fierce, nocturnal predators and dissect a real owl pellet indoors at the Blue Heron Nature Center.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 20, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Foraging Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/foraging-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/foraging-tour Date: February 20, 2016

Join author and forager Marie Viljoen on a brisk botanical stroll to discover the indigenous edible plants of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Learn how to spot them in the growing year, how to use them in the kitchen, and where to plant them in your own gardens.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3a5090c46b.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/the-night-sky Date: February 20, 2016

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: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Owl Prowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/owl-prowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/owl-prowl Date: February 21, 2016

Great Horned, saw-whet, long-eared, and barred owls can often be found near the mansion this time of year. Join Jack Rothman of City Island Birds to search the grounds for owls and other winter species, including winter woodland birds and waterfowl.

Be prepared for winter weather; wear sturdy waterproof shoes. Registration is requested; please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 8:30 am 10:00 am 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Lavender Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/trail-of-the-month-lavender-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/trail-of-the-month-lavender-trail Date: February 21, 2016

Join us for an easy, guided interpretive hike along the Lavender trail in High Rock Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: February 21, 2016

Explore Blue Heron Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 13:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/outdoor-skills-animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/outdoor-skills-animal-tracking Date: February 21, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

In this program, learn to identify animal tracks to understand animal behavior. Dress appropriately for an outdoor hike.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at the Queens Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/celebrate-lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/celebrate-lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo Date: February 21, 2016

The WCS's Queens Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities include:

  • Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Crafts – Visitors will make a special craft to take home in celebration of the new year. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Calligraphy –Visitors will have a chance to try out their calligraphy skills. (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Chinese Theatre Works Performances – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Monkey puppet show for visitors of all ages. (1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Tea and Fortune Cookies – Visitors will warm up inside the zoo’s Wild Room and enjoy a snack of tea and fortune cookies. (11 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Sea Lion Feedings – The zoo’s daily sea lion feedings will take place at 11:15 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.

All event times are subject to change. For a complete schedule, visit queenszoo.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-1500

Location: Queens Zoo

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2016-02-21 2016-02-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.74363327026367000, -73.85064697265625000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Taste of Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/natures-workshop-taste-of-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/natures-workshop-taste-of-nature Date: February 21, 2016

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as both starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family.

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. All supplies provided. In this program learn how everyday food sometimes has surprising origins. Discover how many familiar tastes are created with common plants.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wildlife Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/winter-wildlife-animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/winter-wildlife-animal-tracking Date: February 21, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Can you distinguish between a coyote track and a dog track? Learn to identify different animal tracks using simple observations. Developing these skills makes it easier to find and observe wildlife in any season.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 21, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 21, 2016

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 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10f89dc0e2.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Make the City Your Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/22/make-the-city-your-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/22/make-the-city-your-gym Date: February 22, 2016

New York may be well known for its expansive parks, pedestrian lifestyle, and greenmarkets, but many residents also cope with food deserts, prohibitively expensive gym memberships, and limited access to well-maintained green space – as well as to quality healthcare. How can New York offer world-class health and wellness opportunities for all its citizens, not just the wealthiest? Join the Museum of the City of New York for a discussion with fitness writers, physicians, and leaders of the city’s public health initiatives to explore the free and low-cost fitness resources that already exist in the city, and how best to take advantage of them. This program springs from our exhibition, The New York City Marathon: The Great Race.

Panelists include:

  • Thomas W. Farley, Former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene & Chief Executive Officer, The Public Good Projects
  • Adena Long, Assistant Commissioner, Public Programs, NYC Parks & Recreations
  • Nancy Easton, Co-Founder, Wellness in the Schools (WITS)
  • Anahad O'Connor, Reporter, New York Times
  • Jordan Metzl (moderator), Sports Medicine Physician, Author, and Fitness Instructor, Hospital for Special Surgery

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Museum of the City of New York

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2016-02-22 2016-02-22 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.79249954223633000, -73.95189666748047000 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/23/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/23/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 23, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-23 2016-02-23 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 25, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-25 2016-02-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423f05b161b.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 25, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-25 2016-02-25 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 26, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-26 2016-02-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Desert under Glass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass Date: February 27, 2016

Leave winter behind. Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House. Spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and tempera paint, make a desert mirage.

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 House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa638ca95ba.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at the Prospect Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo Date: February 27, 2016

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities each day include:

  • Hao Bang Ah Monkey Puppet Show – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Monkey puppet show for visitors of all ages. (1 and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Monkey Treats – Visitors will make enrichment items that keepers will present to the zoo’s monkeys in celebration of the occasion. (12:30 and 3:30 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m)
  • Calligraphy – Visitors will take home a piece of the celebration by coloring monkey-themed bookmarks and have a Chinese calligraphy expert write on one side. (1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Craft – Visitors will make a special craft to celebrate the new year. (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Discovery Center – The zoo’s Discovery Center will be open and decorated for the new year. Education staff will introduce visitors to the zoo’s rabbit, another animal represented in the lunar zodiac. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Sea Lion Feedings – The zoo’s daily sea lion feedings will take place at 11:30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.

All event times are subject to change. For a complete schedule, visit prospectparkzoo.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 399-7339

Location: Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.66527557373047000, -73.96540832519531000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/volunteer-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/volunteer-open-house Date: February 27, 2016

Looking to volunteer? Come learn about fun volunteer opportunities at Queens Botanical Garden. Meet department representatives and seasoned volunteers to learn firsthand what it’s like to be a volunteer at Queens Botanical Garden! Wrap up with a winter tour of the grounds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-02-27 2016-02-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a29847271e4.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Natural Fiber Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/natures-workshop-natural-fiber-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/natures-workshop-natural-fiber-workshop Date: February 27, 2016

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as both starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family. 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. All supplies provided.

Learn how to extract fiber and dyes from natural plants and try your hand at tying and weaving techniques using cordage made from plant fiber. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Thursday, February 11th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fire-Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/fire-making-skills Date: February 27, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 27, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wag-A-Long]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/wagalong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/wagalong Date: February 27, 2016

Have your best friend tag-a-long on a curated walk led by the Wag Club. See the best sights of the park, learn where you and your dog can play, and why some of the park areas need to be off limits.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street Dog Run (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70437213210200000, -73.98966830968900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3aff8835f5.JPG Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Who Knows What Owls Eat?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/storefront-science-who-knows-what-owls-eat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/storefront-science-who-knows-what-owls-eat Date: February 27, 2016

Did you know that Inwood Hill Park is called home by the great-horned owl? Eastern screech-owls also nest in the vicinity. Find out how these animals survive in our parks and what they eat!

Want to learn more about food chains and food webs? Join Dr. A for a dissection of owl pellets and see what you discover!

Please note: Space is limited to 15 children (ages 5-11). RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register

Photo by D. Bruce Yolton

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3bb4ea2d79.jpg Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Lantern Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lantern-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lantern-night-hike Date: February 27, 2016

Discover Central Park at night. The Rangers will discuss history and nocturnal wildlife on this night hike ending at Belvedere Castle.

Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, February 17th.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Desert under Glass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass Date: February 28, 2016

Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House and leave winter behind. Spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and tempera paint, make a desert mirage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa638ca95ba.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at the Prospect Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo Date: February 28, 2016

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities each day include:

  • Hao Bang Ah Monkey Puppet Show – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Monkey puppet show for visitors of all ages. (1 and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Monkey Treats – Visitors will make enrichment items that keepers will present to the zoo’s monkeys in celebration of the occasion. (12:30 and 3:30 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m)
  • Calligraphy – Visitors will take home a piece of the celebration by coloring monkey-themed bookmarks and have a Chinese calligraphy expert write on one side. (1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Craft – Visitors will make a special craft to celebrate the new year. (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Discovery Center – The zoo’s Discovery Center will be open and decorated for the new year. Education staff will introduce visitors to the zoo’s rabbit, another animal represented in the lunar zodiac. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Sea Lion Feedings – The zoo’s daily sea lion feedings will take place at 11:30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.

All event times are subject to change. For a complete schedule, visit prospectparkzoo.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 399-7339

Location: Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.66527557373047000, -73.96540832519531000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: February 28, 2016

Explore the woods of Van Cortlandt Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 28, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Lecture: Walking on WaterThe Past and Future of the Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lecture-walking-on-waterthe-past-and-future-of-the-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lecture-walking-on-waterthe-past-and-future-of-the-old-croton-aqueduct Date: February 28, 2016

Join Tom Tarnowsky and Mavis Cain of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct for this talk about the fascinating history of the 41-mile aqueduct that quenched the thirst of an expanding urban population and saved the city from fires, disease and nasty smells. Completed in 1842, the aqueduct was an engineering marvel that carried fresh water from Westchester County to New York City.

The scenic walking path above the underground aqueduct, now a National Landmark, winds through villages, woodlands, urban areas, and over the newly-restored High Bridge on its journey to Manhattan.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa63d84ccfc.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/winter-tree-id http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/winter-tree-id Date: February 28, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This hike will strengthen your winter tree ID skills as you learn about different characteristics and traits to look for, in order to identify trees without their leaves.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrating the Leap Year: Frogs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/celebrating-the-leap-year-frogs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/celebrating-the-leap-year-frogs Date: February 28, 2016

Learn about the amazing amphibians of the Greenbelt, then create an awesome origami frog to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 28, 2016

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 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10effd3556.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/birding-owls Date: February 28, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year; bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. This program will focus on Owls and highlight their unique adaptations and behavior.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 1, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 3, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/the-night-sky Date: March 5, 2016

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 am

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 6:00 am 7:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Compost 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/compost-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/compost-101 Date: March 5, 2016

Join the NYC Compost Project to learn how to reduce your waste and create "black gold" for your garden by composting leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings and weeds.

This workshop covers the essentials of outdoor composting in an urban setting. Register online at compost0101.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-03-05 2016-03-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a299fb7dd32.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/birding-winter-birds Date: March 5, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year; bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. This program will focus on the different species of birds which have overwintered in NYC Parks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.61902618408203000, -74.10613250732422000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: City Squirrels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/wildlife-viewing-city-squirrels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/wildlife-viewing-city-squirrels Date: March 5, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. One reason squirrels are so commonly found in city parks is due to their amazing ability to adapt. Enjoy observing squirrel behavior and learn some interesting facts about this "nutty" mammal.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 5, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: March 6, 2016

Explore the woods of Wolfe’s Pond Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fire-Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/firemaking-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/firemaking-skills Date: March 6, 2016

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, February 24th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST