NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:56:35 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 31, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Uncle Eye]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/family-performance-festival-uncle-eye http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/family-performance-festival-uncle-eye Date: August 31, 2014

Rock and roll along with Uncle Eye as he teaches you about water, recycling, and more to the tune of his hit jams with wild and hilarious style.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 31, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc197fe4d4c.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nocturnal-wildlife Date: August 31, 2014

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

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spot in New York City. Inwood Hill Park comes alive at night with the activity of night herons, bats, raccoons, and skunks.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 8:00 pm 40.87, -73.9211 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-01 2014-09-01 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-02 2014-09-02 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-03 2014-09-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-03 2014-09-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 4, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-04 2014-09-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 4, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-04 2014-09-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/garden-crew1 Date: September 4, 2014

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

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-09-04 2014-09-04 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/journey-to-the-stars Date: September 4, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-04 2014-09-04 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/farmers-market-fridays Date: September 5, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-05 2014-09-05 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-05 2014-09-05 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-05 2014-09-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/family-camping Date: September 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-09-05 2014-09-05 6:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/bird-walk Date: September 6, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: September 6, 2014

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-06 2014-09-06 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/seining Date: September 6, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/family-camping Date: September 6, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families.

Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 27th. One entry per family.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: September 7, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/forest-crew Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/rangers-choice-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/rangers-choice-hawk-watch Date: September 7, 2014

This summer we are featuring some of our Ranger's favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. From stunning wildlife viewing to behind-the-scenes access, these programs are not to be missed.

The Old Pelham Bay landfill remains closed to the public, making it a great place to watch migrating birds of prey. Join a small group of fellow birders as we go in search of these avian hunters.

Registration required. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Thursday, August 28

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 40.8586, -73.8027 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Life on the Forest Floor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/life-on-the-forest-floor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/life-on-the-forest-floor Date: September 7, 2014

Take a closer look at the fun beneath our feet! There are so many more creatures crawling and slithering at or beneath the surface than meets the eye.

Earthworms, millipedes, sowbugs, and other decomposers play a vital role in healthy forest ecosystems. We will take a short walk in search of invertebrates and use magnifying glasses, bug boxes, and our observational skills to examine them more closely. You may wish to bring a digital camera. Suitable for children age 6 and up. Meet in the Nevada Ave. parking lot. Registration required. This program is part of the Time Warner Cable Awesome Afternoons series.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/saltwater-fishing Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. All fishing programs are catch-and-release only, and most programs are first-come, first serve. Families and children ages 8 and years and older are welcome to participate in fishing programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/nocturnal-wildlife Date: September 7, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Ranger guides will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Alley Pond Park comes alive with the activity of its nocturnal residents: raccoons, bats, and sometimes owls.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 7:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-08 2014-09-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-09 2014-09-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-10 2014-09-10 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-11 2014-09-11 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/garden-crew1 Date: September 11, 2014

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

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/journey-to-the-stars Date: September 11, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/farmers-market-fridays Date: September 12, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-12 2014-09-12 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-12 2014-09-12 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/family-camping Date: September 12, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the divesions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 6:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bat Bonanza Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bat-bonanza-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bat-bonanza-night-hike Date: September 12, 2014

Back by popular demand!

Enjoy a leisurely end-of-summer stroll around Willowbrook Park pond in search of our nocturnal mosquito-eater – the bat! Observe the aerial acrobatics of bats and learn a roundup of fascinating facts.

Recommended for ages 8 and up. This program is sponsored by Time Warner Cable Connect a Million Minds.

Registration required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 7:00 pm 40.6036, -74.1584 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bird-walk Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: September 13, 2014

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Decorate a Birdhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/decorate-a-birdhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/decorate-a-birdhouse Date: September 13, 2014

Birds of a feather will flock to your brilliantly colored birdhouse.

Learn more about the birds that visit the Greenbelt (and your yard), then decorate a birdhouse that feathered friends would love to visit. It also makes a great gift for the bird lover in your life.

This program is suitable for ages 5 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/family-camping Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 6:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/the-night-sky Date: September 13, 2014

The wonders of the universe are reay to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze ad explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs are highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 pm 40.5204, -74.1895 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: September 14, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Beautification Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/beautification-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/beautification-event Date: September 14, 2014

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in our monthly beautification days.

Activities include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395f0d724aab.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/forest-crew Date: September 14, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Ethnobotany Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/ethnobotany-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/ethnobotany-hike-light Date: September 14, 2014

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

On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Ethnobotany looks at the cultural and historical uses of plants. For instance, did you know that the tea made from white pine needles contains a high dose of Vitamin C?

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 11:00 am 40.87, -73.9211 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: September 14, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Ponds Under the Spotlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/ponds-under-the-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/ponds-under-the-spotlight Date: September 14, 2014

There is much more to our ponds than what you see on the surface.

Explore the wetlands and learn about the life cycles of the pond along a short hike. Observe many of the pond’s residents in action: swimming, basking, diving, or even walking on water. Then we will return to the Education Building to examine pond life, water, and more under microscopes, a flex cam, and other lab equipment sponsored by the Northfield Foundation.

This program is designed for ages 8 and up and their adult chaperones, and is sponsored by Councilwoman Debi Rose.

Registration is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 1:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/freshwater-fishing Date: September 14, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. All fishing programs are catch-and-release only and most programs are first-come, first serve. Families and children ages 8 and years and older are welcome to participate in fishing programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: 164th Street and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 1:00 pm 40.7494, -73.8032 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-15 2014-09-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-15 2014-09-15 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-16 2014-09-16 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-17 2014-09-17 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-18 2014-09-18 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/garden-crew1 Date: September 18, 2014

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

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/journey-to-the-stars Date: September 18, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/farmers-market-fridays Date: September 19, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-19 2014-09-19 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-19 2014-09-19 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/family-camping Date: September 19, 2014

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in he lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, September 9th. One entry per family.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Park

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5828, -74.1241 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/bird-walk Date: September 20, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: September 20, 2014

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Clean-Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/international-coastal-clean-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/international-coastal-clean-up Date: September 20, 2014

Join the Bronx River Alliance and the Friends of Soundview Park as we work to improve the health of the Long Island Sound, and remove waterfront debris.

Trash bags and gloves will be provided.

Free canoe trips available.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 9:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53adb042e0796.JPG Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-20 2014-09-20 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Saturdays at Battery Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/volunteer-saturdays-at-battery-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/volunteer-saturdays-at-battery-urban-farm Date: September 20, 2014

Join us monthly on third Saturdays from 10:00am to 1:00pm from May to September.

Projects are seasonal and vary from week to week, and could include weeding, mulching, trellising, path or fence maintenance, moving soil, or working with compost. Visit the Battery Urban Farm Community Programs page for exact dates and more information.

Saturday Open Volunteer Hours are for all ages, however volunteers under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Any volunteers under 18 must bring a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

All volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing (boots if it has rained recently, layers in cool weather, a hat and sunscreen in the summer are strongly recommended). Please also bring a water bottle.

We will work in most weather, including light rain. The following conditions will constitute cause for automatic cancellation of volunteer hours: heavy-driving rain, flooding, thunder and lightning storms, and temperatures upwards of 93 degrees. For weather-related cancellations, stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter (@thebatterynyc) accounts.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7033, -74.0148 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/basic-canoeing Date: September 20, 2014

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

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

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Most canoe programs are first-come, first-serve. For ages 8 years old and up.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 1:00 pm 40.7602, -73.7581 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: John Muir Trail (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: September 20, 2014

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

On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 1:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/family-camping Date: September 20, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families.

Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life, and to laugh and play with our families.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 6:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9708 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/the-night-sky Date: September 20, 2014

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 8:00 pm 40.7977, -73.9587 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-21 2014-09-21 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: September 21, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/forest-crew Date: September 21, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Fantastic Forest Fitness Trek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/fantastic-forest-fitness-trek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/fantastic-forest-fitness-trek Date: September 21, 2014

Join the Greenbelt Educators for a brisk walk to the edge of the Greenbelt through forest, streams to the tidal wetlands of southwest LaTourette, along the multi-purpose trail.

This hike will begin at the Greenbelt Nature Center and last over two hours. Bring a snack, water, and wear insect repellent. Wear a pedometer if you would like to record your results.

Suitable for ages 14 and up. Registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: September 21, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-22 2014-09-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[The Forest Beneath our Feet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/the-forest-beneath-our-feet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/the-forest-beneath-our-feet Date: September 24, 2014

Take a closer look at the fun beneath our feet! There are so many more creatures crawling and slithering at or beneath the surface than meets the eye.

Earthworms, millipedes, sowbugs, and other decomposers play a vital role in healthy forest ecosystems. We will take a short walk on the trail near the nature center in search of invertebrates and use magnifying glasses, bug boxes, and our observational skills to examine them more closely. You may wish to bring a digital camera. This free program is geared towards ages 8-12 and is part of the Time Warner Cable Awesome Afternoon series. Registration required.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 3:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-25 2014-09-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/garden-crew1 Date: September 25, 2014

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

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-09-25 2014-09-25 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:36 EDT