NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:10:50 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 9, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Willow Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/birding-willow-lake http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/birding-willow-lake Date: May 10, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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

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

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

Please pre-register online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 10, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!

Bring your family and join Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society on a guided walk. Learn how to spot our feathered neighbors who make their home in the park and their foreign cousins as they make their stop in Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Familes only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration not required but strongly preferred. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This programs takes place every Sunday, May 3 - May 31, 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). For more information, please call (212) 860-1370.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 10, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 10, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Ethnobotany and Native Herbs Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/rangers-choice-ethnobotany-and-native-herbs-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/rangers-choice-ethnobotany-and-native-herbs-workshop Date: May 10, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 1:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: May 12, 2015

Join The Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: May 14, 2015

Join The Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/birding-spring-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/birding-spring-migration Date: May 16, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508858e784dd.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 16, 2015

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

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

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: May 16, 2015

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

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

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

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register Now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55046808eda96.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 16, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Owl Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/owl-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/owl-pellets Date: May 16, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Several species of owls can be found in NYC Parks. Scientists often use owl pellets to learn more about their behaviors and habits. Using the park as our laboratory, get a chance to dissect a real owl pellet while learning more about these mysterious raptors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550885e31b11a.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 16, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 16, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 16, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/fleece-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/fleece-festival Date: May 16, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and Wildlife Conservation Society for a weekend of fleece fun. Visit the zoo, where the sheep will lose their winter coats in preparation for summer, and enjoy woolworking demonstrations, crafts, music and, of course, sheep! At Lefferts Historic House, learn how wool was used on a 18th century Flatbush farm. Brush wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle and even make a felt ball to take home. On Sunday, visitors can also enjoy a demonstration by our resident spinner, Catherine Conrad.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6653, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 17, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!

Bring your family and join Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society on a guided walk. Learn how to spot our feathered neighbors who make their home in the park and their foreign cousins as they make their stop in Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Familes only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration not required but strongly preferred. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This programs takes place every Sunday, May 3 - May 31, 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). For more information, please call (212) 860-1370.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bird and Nature Walk at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/bird-nature-walk-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/bird-nature-walk-at-qbg Date: May 17, 2015

Join us for a stroll through the Garden as we look for springtime birds, flowers, and other treats courtesy of Mother Nature!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3bc0b052cd.jpg Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 17, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 17, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/kids-salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/kids-salamander-exploration Date: May 17, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. While nearly all of programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Salamanders are important indicators to the health of the forest floor. Explore under logs and turn over rocks gently to catch a glimpse of these fascinating creatures. Be prepared to get your hands dirty.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:00 am 40.9044, -73.8964 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55088633d3a03.JPG Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/wildlife-puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/wildlife-puppet-show Date: May 17, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Can the Rabbit be friends with the Fox? Will the Squirrel be able to find enough acorns? Learn more about the ecology of native wildlife as you meet the Rangers and their puppet friends.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550886d7570ec.JPG Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/freshwater-fishing Date: May 17, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 1:00 pm 40.6747, -73.7844 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5510885016dd9.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/fleece-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/fleece-festival Date: May 17, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and Wildlife Conservation Society for a weekend of fleece fun. Visit the zoo, where the sheep will lose their winter coats in preparation for summer, and enjoy woolworking demonstrations, crafts, music and, of course, sheep! At Lefferts Historic House, learn how wool was used on a 18th century Flatbush farm. Brush wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle and even make a felt ball to take home. On Sunday, visitors can also enjoy a demonstration by our resident spinner, Catherine Conrad.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6653, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: May 19, 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 our website at http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: May 21, 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 our website at http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Conservancy: Prospect Park Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/natural-areas-conservancy-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/natural-areas-conservancy-lecture Date: May 21, 2015

Join the Natural Areas Conservancy and the Prospect Park Alliance for a guided walk through Prospect Park, one of Brooklyn’s last remaining native forests.

Expert ecologists will show you the native plants and unique forest features of the Park, as well as highlight the importance of native plants to the ecological health of the park and New York City.

Afterwards, enjoy light refreshments and a presentation of findings from the first-ever, citywide assessment of natural areas.

Please wear walking shoes and bring water, if needed.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 23, 2015

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

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

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 23, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 23, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 23, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 23, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Medicinal Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/rangers-choice-medicinal-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/rangers-choice-medicinal-plants Date: May 23, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Learn how to identify and utilize some of the plants that have been used for generations to treat and cure different ailments.

Space is limited. To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 13th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Hidden New York: Calvert Vaux Discovery Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/rangers-choice-hidden-new-york-calvert-vaux-discovery-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/rangers-choice-hidden-new-york-calvert-vaux-discovery-hike Date: May 23, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Put on your hiking shoes and bring your binoculars as we explore the rocky coast of Gravesend Bay. This beautifully restored parkland holds remnants of sunken barges that have been taken over by nature and a wide variety of birds on water and land. Space is limited. Registration required. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 13th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 1:00 pm 40.5846, -73.9951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a2ce7531a.JPG Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 23, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Central Park comes alive at night with the activity of its nocturnal residents. Learn about the ecology and myths that surround these mysterious animals on this journey through the woods at night.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108158ae848.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 24, 2015

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

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 9:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55088762478ab.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 24, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!

Bring your family and join Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society on a guided walk. Learn how to spot our feathered neighbors who make their home in the park and their foreign cousins as they make their stop in Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Familes only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration not required but strongly preferred. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This programs takes place every Sunday, May 3 - May 31, 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). For more information, please call (212) 860-1370.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 24, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 24, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/26/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/26/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: May 26, 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 our website at http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-05-26 2015-05-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: May 28, 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 our website at http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 30, 2015

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

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

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: May 30, 2015

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

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

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

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

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 30, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089be05224c.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 30, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 30, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 30, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NatureFest 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/naturefest-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/naturefest-2015 Date: May 30, 2015

NatureFest is a family celebration of environmental awareness and local natural history. It has blossomed into a community event, thanks to participation from science, environmental, and nature groups from around New York City. Admission is free (and fun for the whole family!)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/freshwater-fishing Date: May 30, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 40.6041, -74.1614 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551089ad36249.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 30, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/family-camping-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/family-camping-bronx Date: May 30, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 20th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 6:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108a61984ac.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Twilight Canoe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/rangers-choice-twilight-canoe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/rangers-choice-twilight-canoe Date: May 30, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Enjoy an evening canoeing as the twilight turns into evening. On this Ranger-guided trip, participants should have prior canoe experience and must be able to demonstrate proper technique. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 20th.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 31, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!

Bring your family and join Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society on a guided walk. Learn how to spot our feathered neighbors who make their home in the park and their foreign cousins as they make their stop in Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Familes only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration not required but strongly preferred. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This programs takes place every Sunday, May 3 - May 31, 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). For more information, please call (212) 860-1370.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Exploration Day and Audubon Spring Migration Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/natural-areas-exploration-day-and-audubon-spring-migration-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/natural-areas-exploration-day-and-audubon-spring-migration-walk Date: May 31, 2015

Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas. All ages are welcome. Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities.

Check the Randall's Island event calendar for details.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7919, -73.927 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5513040148626.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 31, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 31, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 31, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

The old Pelham Bay landfill remains closed to the public, making it a great place to watch migrating birds of prey.

Join a small group of fellow birders as we go in search of these avian hunters. Registration is required. To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 20th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 40.8586, -73.8027 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55075493cee60.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Marine Ecology: Seining and the Shore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/marine-ecology-seining-and-the-shore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/marine-ecology-seining-and-the-shore Date: May 31, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: American Ballfields

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 40.5991, -73.821 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/horseshoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/horseshoe-crabs Date: May 31, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Horseshoe crabs are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than crabs, and this amazing species is older than the dinosaurs. May through June is mating and egg-laying season; this will be your best opportunity to view them up close.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Plumb Beach

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 40.5833, -73.921 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Orienteering (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/basic-orienteering-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/basic-orienteering-light Date: May 31, 2015

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

On orienteering hikes you will learn to strengthen your map reading and compass using skills.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 1:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: June 2, 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 our website at http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: June 4, 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 our website at http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Summer Series Kick Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/childrens-summer-series-kick-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/childrens-summer-series-kick-off Date: June 4, 2015

Join us as we kick off our children's summer events with fun activities for the whole family. TD Bank will be hosting workshops and bringing their eco-friendly "Mobile Forest: Rooted in NYC" exhibit. Take a tour inside the 'forest', snap a photo and learn how TD is helping our local woodlands. Balloon making will be at 5 p.m. folowed by a 6 p.m. performance of Puppets in the Park's of "Tales of Briar Rabbit".

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Dry Harbor Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7025, -73.8677 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseschoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/horseschoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/horseschoe-crabs Date: June 6, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Horseshoe crabs are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than crabs, but this amazing species is older than the dinosaurs. May through June is mating and egg-laying season; this will be your best opportunity to view them up close.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:00 am 40.8704, -73.7867 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108ad1f0382.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: June 6, 2015

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

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

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: June 6, 2015

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

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

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

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

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 6, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: June 6, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 6, 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 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Gather Around the Campfire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire Date: June 6, 2015

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

Join us around our roaring campfire for an evening of s'mores, games, and storytelling. Space is limited. Reigstration required. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 27th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 6:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/family-camping-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/family-camping-brooklyn Date: June 6, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 27th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 6:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108bd6e6d27.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: June 7, 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 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: June 9, 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 our website at http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-06-09 2015-06-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: June 11, 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 our website at http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: June 13, 2015

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

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

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: June 13, 2015

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

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

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

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

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 13, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Nature Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/kids-nature-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/kids-nature-hike-light Date: June 13, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

The forest is waking up and blooming as spring progresses. Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty on this hike, as we explore and get up close with nature found on the forest floor.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 40.5354, -74.2083 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: June 13, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 13, 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 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saltwater-fishing Date: June 13, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Bay Ridge Avenue and Shore Road

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 40.6385, -74.036 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108c9acc3f3.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-camping-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-camping-manhattan Date: June 13, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 3rd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 6:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108cf909b96.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/seining Date: June 14, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages. All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 40.8704, -73.7867 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/freshwater-fishing Date: June 14, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served.

Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 40.6189, -74.1064 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108d948e4c9.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: June 16, 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 our website at http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: June 18, 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 our website at http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: June 20, 2015

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

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

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: June 20, 2015

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

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

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

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

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/natural-areas-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/natural-areas-exploration-day Date: June 20, 2015

Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas. Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities.

All ages are welcome at this free event!

Each exploration day will be a new adventure! Check randallsisland.org for details.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7919, -73.927 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551311c235285.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 20, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: June 20, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfall Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/waterfall-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/waterfall-hike-light Date: June 20, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

This will be a light exploration through Prospect Park to see the natural areas and waterfalls that were part of the park design by Vaux and Olmstead to imitate the serenity of mountains upstate.

Light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/family-camping-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/family-camping-queens Date: June 20, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 10th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 6:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108e4b775b7.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/intermediate-canoeing Date: June 21, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.

For Intermediate programs some prior canoe experience is preferred. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2015-06-21 2015-06-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55074e4a17b80.JPG Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tide Pool Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/tide-pool-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/tide-pool-exploration Date: June 21, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children to nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Indulge your curiosity and expand your knowledge of marine life as you explore the tide pools of Orchard Beach.

While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this programs is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-21 2015-06-21 1:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/saltwater-fishing Date: June 21, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

All equipment is provided; first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 10th Street Walking Bridge (in John V. Lindsay East River Park )

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M144 John V. Lindsay East River Park 2015-06-21 2015-06-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7237, -73.9731 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT