NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:04:26 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[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 20, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/conference-house-park-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/conference-house-park-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 21, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Conference House Park to help remove Garlic Mustard from the forest.

This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Hylan Blvd and Satterlee Street

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2014-05-21 2014-05-21 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2519 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Riverdale Park Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/park-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/park-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 21, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Riverdale Park to help remove Garlic Mustard from the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest.

Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Riverdale Park

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2014-05-21 2014-05-21 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8902, -73.9174 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 21, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 21, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 21, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/alley-pond-park-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/alley-pond-park-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 22, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Alley Pond Park to help remove Garlic Mustard from the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest.

Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 22, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 22, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregivers. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 22, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 22, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/blooming-naturalists Date: May 22, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/animal-encounter Date: May 22, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/garden-crew1 Date: May 22, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Seton Falls Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/seton-falls-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/seton-falls-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 23, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Seton Falls to help remove garlic mustard from the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty.

Please meet your NAV Technical leader at Crawford Avenue and Palmer Avenue. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Crawford Avenue and Palmer Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)

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X046 Seton Falls Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8851, -73.8386 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 23, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-23 2014-05-23 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 23, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 23, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/blooming-naturalists Date: May 23, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/animal-encounter Date: May 23, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bird-walk Date: May 24, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Nature Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks Date: May 24, 2014

Join Leslie Day, naturalist and author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City, and Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City, (Johns Hopkins University Press) for a nature walk.

Learn about the trees, plants and bird life of Riverside Park.

The walk will explore the trees and birds along the river to the gardens.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: West 79th Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7851, -73.9827 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 24, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 24, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/basic-canoeing Date: May 24, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. 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. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6236, -74.1183 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 24, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Wilderness Survival Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/wilderness-survival-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/wilderness-survival-workshop Date: May 24, 2014

This spring we are featuring some of our RangersS favorite Weekend Adventure experiences.

In this extended workshop, learn from expert Rangers and test your survival skills as you learn to make fire, build shelter, purify water, and much more.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 14th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 1:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 24, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. As the sun sets, your Ranger will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in Central Park. Enjoy learning about the nocturnal animals that bring the park to life at night.

Registration required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 14.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 8:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 25, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-25 2014-05-25 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 25, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/forest-crew Date: May 25, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Birding Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/freshkills-park-birding-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/freshkills-park-birding-hike-moderate Date: May 25, 2014

Join us as we search for the birds of Freshkills Park along the site's wetlands, creeks and meadows. Naturalists from the Staten Island Museum will be on hand to talk about habitats, and guide us in identifying the animals that appear on the site. This is a perfect trip to learn a little more about Freshkills Park, and a lot more about our natural ecology and animal residents! The tour will get you stretching your legs as we search the landscape for the wildlife which is returning to Staten Island. This event is free, but space is limited, please sign up for this tour on the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). This moderate hike includes elevations with gravel and dirt terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water, sunscreen, bugspray, and a light snack.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Eltingville Transit Center (in Freshkills Park)

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R017 Freshkills Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5594, -74.171 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Park Ranger History Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/urban-park-ranger-history-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/urban-park-ranger-history-hike Date: May 25, 2014

Learn about Revolutionary New York and the Battle of Pell’s Point on this fascinating hike of the area with an Urban Park Ranger.

Comfortable shoes or boots, water, and a light snack recommended.

Registration requested.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 11:00 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: May 25, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/basic-canoing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/basic-canoing Date: May 25, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. 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. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 1:00 pm 40.7602, -73.7581 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 26, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 26, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/central-park-tour-memorial-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/central-park-tour-memorial-walk Date: May 26, 2014

Walk through Central Park and see how generations of New Yorkers have used the park as a place to remember their veterans. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7681, -73.9814 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5306638ca12c2.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Memorial Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/blooming-naturalists Date: May 26, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series.

Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Potato Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/history-in-your-hands-spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/history-in-your-hands-spring-sprouts Date: May 26, 2014

Have you ever wondered what life was like in Brooklyn 200 years ago?

Come to the Lefferts Historic House and join the Alliance to get a taste of what life was like on a Flatbush Farm in spring.

Help us plant our annual potato crop, race against friends and family in organized potato sack races and take a tour of the Lefferts historic rooms to see where the Lefferts would have spent their evenings after a long day on the farm.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d601931ccc.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 27, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-27 2014-05-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 27, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-27 2014-05-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 27, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-27 2014-05-27 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/28/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/28/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 28, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-28 2014-05-28 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 28, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-28 2014-05-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/28/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/28/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 28, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-28 2014-05-28 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 29, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-29 2014-05-29 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 29, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregivers. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 29, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 29, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/blooming-naturalists Date: May 29, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/animal-encounter Date: May 29, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/garden-crew1 Date: May 29, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 30, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-30 2014-05-30 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 30, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/blooming-naturalists Date: May 30, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/animal-encounter Date: May 30, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bird-walk Date: May 31, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 31, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park! Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/its-my-park-day Date: May 31, 2014

Take this opportunity to care for your Park and give back to this very special part of Brooklyn! On It’s My Park! Day, volunteers will gear up with brooms, shovels, rakes, and trash grabbers to tackle a major cleanup effort.

Individuals can sign up online. Groups should pre-register.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6574, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165e0bbb287f.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 31, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/freshwater-fishing Date: May 31, 2014

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. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Adults, families, and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in all fishing programs.

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 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 11:00 am 40.6041, -74.1614 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 31, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. We offer birding programs throughout the year. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Parking Lot

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2014-05-31 2014-05-31 11:00 am 40.7766, -73.9238 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Backyard Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/backyard-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/backyard-friends Date: May 31, 2014

Let’s enjoy what’s right outside in our backyard by joining the Greenbelt staff for a magical adventure into the forest. We will look for and talk about many forest friends.

Weather permitting, we will hike for at least one hour. If it rains, we will bring the journey indoors.T

his program is recommended for families with children ages 3-7.

Registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson River Canoe Adventure (advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/hudson-river-canoe-adventure-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/hudson-river-canoe-adventure-advanced Date: May 31, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on a canoe adventure down the Hudson River. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Advanced canoeing programs are for experienced canoers only. Children 8 years old and up are welcome.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 21.

Participants must be able to demonstrate prior canoe experience.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 31, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/family-camping Date: May 31, 2014

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. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family. 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 21.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 6:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 1, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-01 2014-06-01 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 1, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Invasive Vegetation Removal in Highbridge Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/invasive-removal-in-highbridge-forest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/invasive-removal-in-highbridge-forest Date: June 1, 2014

Join our Highbridge Forest Crew for a day and help them as they control invasive vegetation in Highbridge Park.

Learn about the ecology of the forest and the Forest Crew’s ongoing restoration efforts in the park.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/forest-crew Date: June 1, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Camping Skills Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/camping-skills-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/camping-skills-workshop Date: June 1, 2014

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. Hone your outdoor skills and learn great tips to make every future camping experience memorable and simpler.

Registration required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 21.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 11:00 am 40.7441, -73.7442 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/seining Date: June 1, 2014

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages. Enjoy this opportunity to get up close with the waterfront and amazing aquatic life.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 11:00 am 40.6027, -73.9335 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: June 1, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/basic-canoeing Date: June 1, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. 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. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Harlem Meer 110th Street and Lenox Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7982, -73.9524 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: June 1, 2014

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 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/wildlife-viewing-horseshoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/wildlife-viewing-horseshoe-crabs Date: June 1, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. May through June is mating and egg laying season; this will be your best opportunity to view up close the mysterious horseshoe crab.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7256

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 4:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/02/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/02/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 2, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-02 2014-06-02 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 2, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-02 2014-06-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 3, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-03 2014-06-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 3, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 4, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/greenbelt-peepers Date: June 4, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest.

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

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Space is limited, pre-registration highly recommended.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 4, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 5, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: June 5, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregivers. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 5, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/blooming-naturalists Date: June 5, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/animal-encounter Date: June 5, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/garden-crew1 Date: June 5, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 6, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-06 2014-06-06 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 6, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/blooming-naturalists Date: June 6, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/waterfront-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/waterfront-walk Date: June 6, 2014

From a competitive rowing hub to an illegal dumping ground, the Harlem River waterfront at Sherman Creek has seen a diversity of uses.

Come see the latest developments! We will explore an under-appreciated stretch of NYC’s coastline that includes wetlands, gardens, and ongoing restoration efforts.

The tour will address how efforts toward coastal resilience and sustainable management affect New York Restoration Project’s work along the waterfront.

Registration required.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/animal-encounter Date: June 6, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bird-walk Date: June 7, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Nature Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks Date: June 7, 2014

Join Leslie Day, naturalist and author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City, and Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City, (Johns Hopkins University Press) for a Nature Walk; learn about the trees, plants and bird life of Riverside Park.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.8093, -73.9669 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 7, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Rose Garden Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/rose-garden-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/rose-garden-festival Date: June 7, 2014

Come June, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is a sea of warm color, flush with reds, whites, yellows, and pinks of more than 4,000 blooming plants. In celebration of the delicate beauty that defines this collection, as well as the peak of its seasonal color, stop by for two days of live music, plant care demonstrations and tours with expert rosarians, and light summer refreshments in the shade of the garden's overlooks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/birding Date: June 7, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. We offer birding programs throughout the year. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 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 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:27 EDT