NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:35:38 GMT <![CDATA[Bronx River Ramble: Starlight Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/bronx-river-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/bronx-river-ramble Date: October 10, 2015

Gone for over 75 years, Starlight Park was one of the legendary amusement parks of the Bronx. Take a ramble down the new greenway link through the historic Starlight Park and discover its curious pre-history that includes hot times on the left bank of the river, a replica of Henry Hudson's Half Moon, a failed attempt to launch a "temperance amusement park", and no less than three unsuccessful attempts to hold a world's fair by the Bronx River.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: West Farms #2 Train Station

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2015-10-10 2015-10-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83998779753900000, -73.87966131586900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591900b24f58.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Fantastic Foliage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/popup-audubon-fantastic-foliage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/popup-audubon-fantastic-foliage Date: October 10, 2015

Brooklyn's last-remaining forest becomes a real-world laboratory for hands-on discovery. Take an in-depth look at the largest organism within this habitat.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to play in giant piles of leaves, paint with mud, and more!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons Date: October 10, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect the behavior of animals and influence plants in Prospect Park.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Lullwater Excursion, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk exploring the unique ecosystems surrounding the Lullwater.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how changing seasons influence both aquatic life and the water chemistry of the Lullwater.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66144890612900000, -73.96604943275500000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 10, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Schmul Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/its-my-park-day-at-schmul-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/its-my-park-day-at-schmul-park Date: October 10, 2015

Learn how to identify the native and invasive plants in Schmul Park while helping to beautify the landscape.

Volunteers will each receive their own special edition UnCommon Pages field notebook. Artist Susan Mills made the cover paper from Freshkills Park Phragmites, and, for this volunteer workshop, artist Tattfoo Tan will share a resiliency reading list. Ages 10+

Support for this program provided by Partnerships for Parks.

Presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2015.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5381

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58990097045898400, -74.18769836425781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55dc6f92a1772.jpg Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: October 10, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 10, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/birding-basics-for-families Date: October 11, 2015

Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Central Park Conservancy staff and the NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars available to borrow.

Free; pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. Ages 5+. Families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Arrive early to check in.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1ffa0f3536.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons Date: October 11, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect the behavior of animals and influence plants in Prospect Park.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Lullwater Excursion, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk exploring the unique ecosystems surrounding the Lullwater.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how changing seasons influence both aquatic life and the water chemistry of the Lullwater.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66144890612900000, -73.96604943275500000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 12, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: October 13, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 13, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 14, 2015

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. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street). For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-14 2015-10-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/15/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/15/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: October 15, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-10-15 2015-10-15 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 16, 2015

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 and other ticket 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 2015-10-16 2015-10-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: October 16, 2015

Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.

The tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-16 2015-10-16 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/bird-walks Date: October 17, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/upper-river-paddle Date: October 17, 2015

Expereince the natural beauty that New York City has to offer.

Come canoe through Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo. For those who feel strong, we will offer the opportunity to paddle south for a short distance, then return to the riverwalk. This paddle starts at 219th Street and ends in the Mitsubishi Riverwalk of the Bronx Zoo. These trips are approximately two and a half hours long on water and have one portage. Waterproof gear and footwear are recommended.

$30, registration is required. Registration for this event will become available about two weeks prior to the event. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a13e7c98f.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Fantastic Foliage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/popup-audubon-fantastic-foliage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/popup-audubon-fantastic-foliage Date: October 17, 2015

Brooklyn's last-remaining forest becomes a real-world laboratory for hands-on discovery. Take an in-depth look at the largest organism within this habitat.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to play in giant piles of leaves, paint with mud, and more!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons Date: October 17, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect the behavior of animals and influence plants in Prospect Park.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Lullwater Excursion, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk exploring the unique ecosystems surrounding the Lullwater.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how changing seasons influence both aquatic life and the water chemistry of the Lullwater.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66144890612900000, -73.96604943275500000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 17, 2015

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 17, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: October 17, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage & The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden Date: October 17, 2015

Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! The 1908 cottage flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of the G.K. Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in the last 104 years.

The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to NYC in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers. It boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees and shrubs, and breathtaking views of the undisturbed Palisades.

Come on a tour to learn more! Garden and Cottage tours start every 30 minutes (max 20 guests).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1f18365b8e.JPG Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/birding-basics-for-families Date: October 18, 2015

Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Central Park Conservancy staff and the NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars available to borrow.

Free; pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. Ages 5+. Families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Arrive early to check in.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1ffa0f3536.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons Date: October 18, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect the behavior of animals and influence plants in Prospect Park.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Lullwater Excursion, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk exploring the unique ecosystems surrounding the Lullwater.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how changing seasons influence both aquatic life and the water chemistry of the Lullwater.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66144890612900000, -73.96604943275500000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage & The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden Date: October 18, 2015

Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! The 1908 cottage flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of the G.K. Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in the last 104 years.

The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to NYC in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers. It boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees and shrubs, and breathtaking views of the undisturbed Palisades.

Come on a tour to learn more! Garden and Cottage tours start every 30 minutes (max 20 guests).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1f18365b8e.JPG Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Park Reforestation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/park-reforestation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/park-reforestation Date: October 18, 2015

Join us this fall as we continue our ongoing reforestation of Highbridge Park. As part of our effort to re-establish a native forest in Highbridge Park, we will be planting native trees, shrubs and perennials and removing non-native invasive plants.

For questions and to register, please email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Highbridge Park

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8444, -73.9316 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 18, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-19 2015-10-19 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/20/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/20/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: October 20, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-10-20 2015-10-20 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: October 22, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-10-22 2015-10-22 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 23, 2015

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 and other ticket 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 2015-10-23 2015-10-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 23, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-23 2015-10-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/bird-walks Date: October 24, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/community-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/community-paddle Date: October 24, 2015

Calling all novice paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary!

Waterproof gear and footwear are recommended. Registration is not required for this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559184e0a99ad.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Fantastic Foliage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/popup-audubon-fantastic-foliage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/popup-audubon-fantastic-foliage Date: October 24, 2015

Brooklyn's last-remaining forest becomes a real-world laboratory for hands-on discovery. Take an in-depth look at the largest organism within this habitat.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to play in giant piles of leaves, paint with mud, and more!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons Date: October 24, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect the behavior of animals and influence plants in Prospect Park.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Lullwater Excursion, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk exploring the unique ecosystems surrounding the Lullwater.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how changing seasons influence both aquatic life and the water chemistry of the Lullwater.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66144890612900000, -73.96604943275500000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 24, 2015

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. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street). For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: October 24, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Harvest and Garden Maintenance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/fall-harvest-and-garden-maintenance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/fall-harvest-and-garden-maintenance Date: October 24, 2015

Help us get our gardens ready for winter with various fall maintenance projects in Sherman Creek Park.

Learn about sustainable gardening while applying a compost top-dressing to our garden beds and lawns. Explore the Riley-Levin Children's garden beds and view the start of fall leaf change.

For questions or to register, please email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Hike in Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/naturalistled-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/naturalistled-hike Date: October 24, 2015

Enjoy a guided nature hike through Freshkills Park and learn about habitats, wildlife, and research projects at the site.

This one to two mile trek includes moderate to steep elevations. Water, bug spray, and comfortable shoes recommended. Space is limited, ages 10+.

Meet shuttle into the park at Schmul Park (Wild Ave & Melvin Ave).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-602-5381

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58990097045898400, -74.18769836425781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d208ebb8156.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[?Creepy Crawly Halloween]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/creepy-crawly-halloween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/creepy-crawly-halloween Date: October 24, 2015

Take a second look at the creatures that give you the creeps, you may find you like them! Participate in fun activities and experiments that will make your spine tingle!

  • Owl Pellet Dissection, 1–2 pm: Participants will have the opportunity to pick apart owl pellets, masses of undigested parts of food that owl species occasionally regurgitate!
  • Creepy Crawly Walk, 3–4 pm: Participants will search for Prospect Park's creepy residents and explore the hidden side of the park.
  • Animal Encounter, 4–4:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/birding-basics-for-families Date: October 25, 2015

Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Central Park Conservancy staff and the NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars available to borrow.

Free; pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. Ages 5+. Families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Arrive early to check in.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-25 2015-10-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1ffa0f3536.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons Date: October 25, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect the behavior of animals and influence plants in Prospect Park.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Lullwater Excursion, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk exploring the unique ecosystems surrounding the Lullwater.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how changing seasons influence both aquatic life and the water chemistry of the Lullwater.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-25 2015-10-25 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66144890612900000, -73.96604943275500000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[?Creepy Crawly Halloween]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/creepy-crawly-halloween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/creepy-crawly-halloween Date: October 25, 2015

Take a second look at the creatures that give you the creeps, you may find you like them! Participate in fun activities and experiments that will make your spine tingle!

  • Owl Pellet Dissection, 1–2 pm: Participants will have the opportunity to pick apart owl pellets, masses of undigested parts of food that owl species occasionally regurgitate!
  • Creepy Crawly Walk, 3–4 pm: Participants will search for Prospect Park's creepy residents and explore the hidden side of the park.
  • Animal Encounter, 4–4:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-25 2015-10-25 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/26/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/26/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 26, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-26 2015-10-26 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/27/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/27/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: October 27, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-10-27 2015-10-27 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 27, 2015

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-27 2015-10-27 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 28, 2015

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. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street). For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-28 2015-10-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 28, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-28 2015-10-28 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: October 29, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 30, 2015

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 and other ticket 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 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/bird-walks Date: October 31, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Fantastic Foliage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/popup-audubon-fantastic-foliage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/popup-audubon-fantastic-foliage Date: October 31, 2015

Brooklyn's last-remaining forest becomes a real-world laboratory for hands-on discovery. Take an in-depth look at the largest organism within this habitat.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to play in giant piles of leaves, paint with mud, and more!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons Date: October 31, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect the behavior of animals and influence plants in Prospect Park.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Lullwater Excursion, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk exploring the unique ecosystems surrounding the Lullwater.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how changing seasons influence both aquatic life and the water chemistry of the Lullwater.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66144890612900000, -73.96604943275500000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: October 31, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: November 1, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/07/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/07/bird-walks Date: November 7, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-11-07 2015-11-07 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Site Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/07/freshkills-park-site-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/07/freshkills-park-site-tour Date: November 7, 2015

Site tours are approximately an hour and a half long, and tell the story of the past, present, and future of Freshkills Park development via a guided bus ride through the site. Stops at the top of the park’s hills offer beautiful panoramic views of Staten Island. All ages are welcome.

Space is limited; please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2015-11-07 2015-11-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64360046386719000, -74.07340240478516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55cdf3b8ac2d6.jpg Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/07/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/07/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: November 7, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-11-07 2015-11-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Veterans Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/11/veterans-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/11/veterans-day Date: November 11, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for Veterans Day programming at Lefferts Historic House and the Audubon Center.

Nature Exploration, 12–3 pm
at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–3:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Race Around the Farm Yard, 1–3pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation
Get out and get moving in the Lefferts yard! The whole family can participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts, and other old fashioned games.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-11-11 2015-11-11 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/bird-walks Date: November 14, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-11-14 2015-11-14 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: November 14, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-11-14 2015-11-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/naturalistled-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/naturalistled-hike Date: November 14, 2015

Enjoy a guided nature hike through Freshkills Park and learn about habitats, wildlife, and research projects at the site.

This 1-2 mile trek includes moderate to steep elevations. Water, bug spray, and comfortable shoes are recommended. Ages 10+.

Space is limited; please sign up here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5381

Location: Wild and Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2015-11-14 2015-11-14 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59009933471700000, -74.18859863281200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55cdedd82ada3.jpg Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/21/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/21/bird-walks Date: November 21, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-11-21 2015-11-21 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/21/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/21/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: November 21, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-11-21 2015-11-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/bird-walks Date: November 28, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: November 28, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/05/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/05/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: December 5, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-12-05 2015-12-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: December 6, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-12-06 2015-12-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: December 12, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: December 19, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: December 26, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-12-26 2015-12-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Christmas and New Year's Holiday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/christmas-and-new-years-holiday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/christmas-and-new-years-holiday Date: December 26, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for educational programming to ring in the new year.

Nature Exploration, 12–3 pm
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, science activities and bird watching!

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1–2 pm: Learn how to identify birds, use binoculars and create your own "Official Blooming Naturalist" button.
  • Christmas Bird Count, 2–3 pm: Join Alliance Naturalists in this fun, nation-wide Citizen Science project. Each checklist submitted helps researchers learn more about the health of birds and how to best protect them!
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Historic Crafts and Games, 1–3pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

Join us at the Lefferts Historic for our last week of the season. Make and play 9-Man Morris, a historic board game, and try your hand at creating a small needlework sampler to take home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-12-26 2015-12-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 19:00:02 EDT