NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 01 May 2016 19:49:03 GMT <![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 5, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Wildlife of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york Date: June 5, 2016

Join Illustrator Giada Crispiels for a unique coloring project celebrating her new book, Wildlife of New York, which captures the diverse beauty of hte city's treasured neighborhoods and landmarks, alongside the animals that call this city home.

Giada Crispiels is a Brooklyn based artist whose work includes drawing, photography, and installations. Trained at the LABA Academy of Art (Brescia, Itlay), she has won various residencies and fellowships for her work concerning nature in the urban environment.

Rain or shine! The event moves indoors in case of rain.

Please RSVP on eventbrite to reserve your spot: Wildlifeinnybhpnc.eventbrite.com

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f55f3085765.jpg Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 6, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/walking-meditation Date: June 8, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 8, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 8, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Music Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/childrens-music-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/childrens-music-hour Date: June 8, 2016

Meet well-known children's performer Darlene Graham and get your kids singing and swaying.

Sponsored by Council Member Espinal and The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park)

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B047 Highland Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.68289947509800000, -73.88790130615200000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA: Monthly Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring Date: June 8, 2016

Hike to Buttonbush Swamp to listen for frogs. A headlamp or flashlight required. This program is suitable for children age 8 and older.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: June 9, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-09 2016-06-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/nature-exploration Date: June 9, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-09 2016-06-09 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: June 9, 2016

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Call 917-291-6436 or email volunteer@nyrp.org for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-06-09 2016-06-09 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 9, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-09 2016-06-09 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Basic Chicken Keeping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/city-chicken-institute-basic-chicken-keeping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/city-chicken-institute-basic-chicken-keeping Date: June 9, 2016

Visit a live chicken coop and learn how to raise your own flock at New York Restoration Project's interactive discussion about keeping chickens in an urban setting.

Workshops are suitable for all levels of experience. Workshops may include hands-on components, so please come in appropriate attire. You will be provided with all necessary tools and gloves.

Garden gates open at 5:30 p.m.; the workshop begins at 6 p.m.

For more informaiton and updates, please visit the City Chicken Institute's Meetup page.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2016-06-09 2016-06-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67620086669922000, -73.93289947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fea3c18891e.JPG Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 10, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/nature-exploration Date: June 10, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 10, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Birdwatching at the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: June 11, 2016

Start your day off with an early morning bird-watching walk led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir's Vermont Place Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 8:00 am 10:30 am 40.68249893188500000, -73.88819885253900000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle & Pick Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/upper-river-paddle-pick-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/upper-river-paddle-pick-up Date: June 11, 2016

Join us on a paddling adventure, and help us clean the freshwater sections of the Bronx River to remove floatables.

Volunteers should wear closed-toed attached shoes and complete an ACA adult or child waiver. Please bring limited personal belongings and a light snack.

Registration will open at 10 a.m. on the date two weeks prior to the trip date. Registration will end at 10 a.m. on the day before trip. Please register here.

Only 20 tickets are available for this event. Once the site has sold out of tickets there will be no open spots nor waiting lists.

Please plan your purchase accordingly.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430 4665

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

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X002 Bronx Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d0897f13d1d.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Nature Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/kids-nature-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/kids-nature-hike Date: June 11, 2016

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

A free Urban Park Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s weekend.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R169 Goodhue Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.63890075683594000, -74.09770202636719000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 11, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fbdce88695e.jpg Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 11, 2016

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and 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 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/nature-exploration Date: June 11, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 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.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: 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: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ethnobotany and Medicinal Plants Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/ethnobotany-and-medicinal-plants-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/ethnobotany-and-medicinal-plants-hike-light Date: June 11, 2016

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress.Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks.

On this nature hike, discover the medicinal and cultural uses of common plants found throughout New York City.

Light hikes are leisurely strolls 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: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Affair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/family-affair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/family-affair Date: June 11, 2016

Bronx Museum educators will be in Target Bronx Community Garden leading activities centered around gardening, art, and our neighborhood. This event is best for children aged 12 and under and their families!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2016-06-11 2016-06-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83280181884765600, -73.92680358886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57068c24a2e2f.JPG Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 11, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/community-rowing Date: June 11, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/saltwater-fishing Date: June 11, 2016

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.

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: American Veterans Memorial Pier

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B432 American Veterans Memorial Pier 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.63937377929687500, -74.03814697265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f03b548840d.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Concerts at Isham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/arts-culture-fun-concerts-at-isham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/arts-culture-fun-concerts-at-isham-park Date: June 11, 2016

East Winds Ensemble presents a unique concert by two masters of Japanese music, Masayo Ishigure and Marco Lienhard. Enjoy an afternoon of Koto and Shakukachi music that will dazzle your senses with timeless Japanese music. The concert will celebrate the release of a new music CD by Japanese composer Rando Fukuda and will also include traditional as well as modern compositions.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Bruce's Garden (in Isham Park)

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M043 Isham Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.86949920654297000, -73.91799926757812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57115e32a95b4.jpg Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/family-camping-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/family-camping-manhattan Date: June 11, 2016

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 and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Family Camping programs take place in all five boroughs, but 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 1. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 6:00 pm 8:00 am 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Green Trail and Pouch Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/trail-of-the-month-green-trail-and-pouch-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/trail-of-the-month-green-trail-and-pouch-camp Date: June 12, 2016

This month's Trail of the Month covers the Gretta Moulton (Green Trail) and the trails inside Pouch Camp.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/seining Date: June 12, 2016

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.

Get ready to get your hands wet as seining programs use nets to catch fish.

All equipment provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f042430adc9.JPG Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/freshwater-fishing Date: June 12, 2016

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. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel.

Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first come, first served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.61885833740234400, -74.10642242431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f041d41dba6.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[14th Annual Drums Along the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/fourteenth-annual-drums-along-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/fourteenth-annual-drums-along-the-hudson Date: June 12, 2016

Join NYC Parks and Lotus Music and Dance for this annual Multicultural Celebration and Native American Festival.

This is a free event featuring Native American, Japanese, Brazilian, Flamenco, and Korean dancers and drummers from around the world! The festival combines a celebration of Native American heritage, culture, and art with the diversity of New York City. Spanish, African, Brazilian, and Tibetan cultures will also be celebrated with food, music, and dancing. Activities include a Tree of Peace planting, international cuisine, Native American storytelling, a Pow Wow, crafts. and visits from Captain Planet.

Photo Credit: Manhattan Times News

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91860198974610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5697cfb5b46dc.jpg Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/intermediate-canoeing Date: June 12, 2016

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. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied.

Some experience is preferred; first-come, first-served.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.60269927978515600, -73.93350219726562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e9af244f457.JPG Wed, 16 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/nature-exploration Date: June 12, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 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.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: 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: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: June 12, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 12, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/community-rowing Date: June 12, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Concerts at Isham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/arts-culture-fun-concerts-at-isham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/arts-culture-fun-concerts-at-isham-park Date: June 12, 2016

Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drum and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums. Big Drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying energy;this group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Upper Lawn by Bruce's Garden (in Isham Park)

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M043 Isham Park 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.86940002441406000, -73.91870117187500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57115f2827784.jpg Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/13/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/13/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 13, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-13 2016-06-13 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/14/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/14/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: June 14, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-14 2016-06-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708024fda209.JPG Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/14/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/14/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 14, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-14 2016-06-14 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/15/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/15/walking-meditation Date: June 15, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-15 2016-06-15 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/15/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/15/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 15, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-15 2016-06-15 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop Up Aquarium!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/15/pop-up-aquarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/15/pop-up-aquarium Date: June 15, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the NY Aquarium for a Pop Up Aquarium experience in your neighborhood park! Open for all ages!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8928

Location: Marion and Thomas Boyland (in Marion Hopkinson Playground)

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B110 Marion Hopkinson Playground 2016-06-15 2016-06-15 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.68168586410000000, -73.91357542220000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d15886ac70.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 16, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-16 2016-06-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/nature-exploration Date: June 16, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-16 2016-06-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: June 16, 2016

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Call 917-291-6436 or email volunteer@nyrp.org for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-06-16 2016-06-16 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 16, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-16 2016-06-16 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 17, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-17 2016-06-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/17/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/17/nature-exploration Date: June 17, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-17 2016-06-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/17/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/17/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 17, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-17 2016-06-17 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/17/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/17/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program Date: June 17, 2016

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.

Funded through the generosity of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-17 2016-06-17 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570ff62f4d564.jpg Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 18, 2016

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on Central Park Conservancy guided tours and during limited open hours.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708052c197fc.JPG Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 18, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fbdce88695e.jpg Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 18, 2016

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and 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 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/nature-exploration Date: June 18, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 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.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: 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: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 18, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/community-rowing Date: June 18, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/family-camping-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/family-camping-queens Date: June 18, 2016

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 and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Family Camping programs take place in all five boroughs, but 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 8. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.74409866333008000, -73.74420166015625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f039c2e82ef.JPG Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/nature-exploration Date: June 19, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 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.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: 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: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfall Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/waterfall-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/waterfall-hike-light Date: June 19, 2016

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

Light hikes are leisurely strolls 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: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tide Pool Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/tide-pool-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/tide-pool-exploration Date: June 19, 2016

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

This program is specifically designed for young children and families. All supplies are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/science-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/science-in-the-park Date: June 19, 2016

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park on Sundays in May and June. Sessions will be held on May 1 and 22 and June 5 and 19.

Topics include pond exploration, engineering, inserts, and flight.

Pre-registration is required. Please register here.

Generously funded by Council Member Barry Grodenchik.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: June 19, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 19, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/community-rowing Date: June 19, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/saltwater-fishing Date: June 19, 2016

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.

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

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 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72370147705078000, -73.97309875488281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f0430393afa.JPG Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 20, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop Up Aquarium!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/pop-up-aquarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/pop-up-aquarium Date: June 20, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the NY Aquarium for a Pop Up Aquarium experience in your neighborhood park! Open for all ages!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8928

Location: Vincent V Abate Playground (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72129821777344000, -73.94979858398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d15886ac70.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/21/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/21/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 21, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-21 2016-06-21 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop Up Aquarium!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/21/pop-up-aquarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/21/pop-up-aquarium Date: June 21, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the NY Aquarium for a Pop Up Aquarium experience in your neighborhood park! Open for all ages!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8928

Location: Sternberg Park

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B055 Sternberg Park 2016-06-21 2016-06-21 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70619964599609400, -73.94719696044922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d15886ac70.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/22/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/22/walking-meditation Date: June 22, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-22 2016-06-22 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/22/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/22/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: June 22, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-22 2016-06-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/22/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/22/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 22, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-22 2016-06-22 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop Up Aquarium!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/22/pop-up-aquarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/22/pop-up-aquarium Date: June 22, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the NY Aquarium for a Pop Up Aquarium experience in your neighborhood park! Open for all ages!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8928

Location: Elijah Stroud Playground (in Stroud Playground)

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B350 Stroud Playground 2016-06-22 2016-06-22 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67499923706055000, -73.96189880371094000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d15886ac70.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/23/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/23/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 23, 2016

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on Central Park Conservancy guided tours and during limited open hours.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-23 2016-06-23 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708052c197fc.JPG Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/23/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/23/nature-exploration Date: June 23, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-23 2016-06-23 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/23/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/23/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: June 23, 2016

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Call 917-291-6436 or email volunteer@nyrp.org for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-06-23 2016-06-23 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/23/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/23/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 23, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-23 2016-06-23 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop Up Aquarium!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/23/pop-up-aquarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/23/pop-up-aquarium Date: June 23, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the NY Aquarium for a Pop Up Aquarium experience in your neighborhood park! Open for all ages!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8928

Location: Grand and Kent (in William Sheridan Playground)

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B124 William Sheridan Playground 2016-06-23 2016-06-23 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.71521206400000000, -73.96415009350000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d15886ac70.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights Quantum Astronomy for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/23/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights-mission-report-pluto-update http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/23/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights-mission-report-pluto-update Date: June 23, 2016

Join NYC Parks and The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to learn some of Quantum Astronomy’s basic principles and why it’s so important to our everyday lives. Special guest Jaclyn Avidon, a former intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab at CALTECH, will speak about what role quantum mechanics plays in astronomy. No previous scientific knowledge is required!

Feel free to bring your own telescopes or binoculars and set them up next to the experts for skygazing (weather permitting).

Please RSVP on Eventbrite at http://quantum623.eventbrite.com to reserve your seat.

About the AAA
The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York was organized in 1927 to promote the study of Astronomy, emphasizing its cultural and inspirational value. The AAA holds observing and educational events throughout the 5 boroughs, and beyond. Visit aaa.org to find out more and check out their calendar for upcoming events!

Photo Credit: NASA

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 212 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2016-06-23 2016-06-23 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fd61020a20c.JPG Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 24, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/nature-exploration Date: June 24, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 24, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop Up Aquarium!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/pop-up-aquarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/pop-up-aquarium Date: June 24, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the NY Aquarium for a Pop Up Aquarium experience in your neighborhood park! Open for all ages!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8928

Location: Jesse Owens Playground

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B269 Jesse Owens Playground 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69139862060547000, -73.93250274658203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d15886ac70.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/family-camping-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/family-camping-manhattan Date: June 24, 2016

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 and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Family Camping programs take place in all five boroughs, but 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 15. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f03a4e99560.JPG Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Halfway to the Holidays Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/halfway-to-the-holidays-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/halfway-to-the-holidays-hike Date: June 25, 2016

Search for evergreens, holly, and other natural features associated with the holiday season.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Treasure Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/treasure-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/treasure-hunt Date: June 25, 2016

Join us as we unlock the island's secrets at The Great Randall’s Island Treasure Hunt! This event, offered in partnership with Hudson Valley Orienteering, includes two orienteering courses—one for adults and one for children. Learn how to use a map and compass (provided) while exploring the park; arts and crafts as well as light refreshments will be provided.

Treasure for all who participate!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6d739b8696.JPG Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: RiverFish Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/riverfish-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/riverfish-celebration Date: June 25, 2016

Summer on the Hudson and the Urban Park Rangers invite you to spend a day in West Harlem Piers Park connecting to the life living within the Hudson River. Activities include catch and release fishing, Arm of the Sea puppet theatre, Music with Patrick, and river-related arts and crafts.

Fishing equipment will be provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f58eb10eec5.jpg Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/saltwater-fishing Date: June 25, 2016

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.

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f043ad88c7b.JPG Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 25, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fbdce88695e.jpg Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 25, 2016

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and 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 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/nature-exploration Date: June 25, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 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.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: 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: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT