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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:57:49 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[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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 4, 2014

See some of the Park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-04 2014-09-04 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 5, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan. 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 2014-09-05 2014-09-05 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bloomingdale Park Tree Guard Installation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/bloomingdale-park-tree-guard-installation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/bloomingdale-park-tree-guard-installation Date: September 6, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Bloomingdale Park to help protect young trees from deer and rabbit browse. Volunteers will be trained in proper fitting and installation of tree guards. These tree guards will prevent deer and rabbit from feeding on young trees. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at the south end of Maguire Avenue and Ramona Avenue. This project is appropriate for adults, and youth groups, and middle school and up. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Ramona Avenue and Maguire Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2116 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Explore Inwood's Marshes with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/explore-inwoods-marshes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/explore-inwoods-marshes Date: September 6, 2014

Explore the marshland at Inwood Hill Park as you have never seen it before with expert naturalist Mike Feller, who has been involved in marsh restoration throughout the five counties of New York City. Compare the new salt and fresh water wetlands at Muscota Marsh with Inwood Hill Park's marsh. Bring the whole family to learn what exactly a marsh is, its impacts in New York City, particularly post Sandy, and their purpose today.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8729, -73.919 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53fb9079b8a34.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Migration Walk in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/fall-migration-walk-in-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/fall-migration-walk-in-inwood-hill-park Date: September 6, 2014

Join expert naturalist Mike Feller for a nature walk in Inwood Hill Park and Muscota Marsh to learn about the migratory birds of the season in the new wetlands and the ancient forest.

Mike Feller's Nature Walks in Northern Manhattan Parks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 10:00 am 40.8729, -73.9186 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: September 7, 2014

Take a break to enjoy this walk through Central Park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours April through October. Route involves hills and wood chipped trails.

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: 6th Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff6dd5157a.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 7, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbae02a0437.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/garden-highlights-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/garden-highlights-tour Date: September 9, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbea94e2544.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 9, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan. 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 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Bay Park Invasive Removal and Tree Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/pelham-bay-park-invasive-removal-and-tree-stewardship1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/pelham-bay-park-invasive-removal-and-tree-stewardship1 Date: September 10, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Pelham Bay Park to care for newly planted trees. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at the north east corner of the Orchard Beach parking lot. This project is appropriate for adults, and youth groups, and high school and up. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: North East Corner of Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7927 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/greenbelt-peepers Date: September 10, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition Opening - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/exhibition-opening-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/exhibition-opening-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: September 10, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405eb0b3e795.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: September 11, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-09-12 2014-09-12 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Invasive Removal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/conference-house-park-invasive-removal1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/conference-house-park-invasive-removal1 Date: September 13, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Conference House Park to help remove invasive exotic vegetation. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Lead at Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street. This project is appropriate for adults, and youth groups, and high school and up. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.503, -74.2517 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Explore NYC's Natural Side: Forest Park's Trees and Trails]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/explore-nycs-natural-side-forest-parks-trees-and-trails http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/explore-nycs-natural-side-forest-parks-trees-and-trails Date: September 13, 2014

If you are interested in learning about the ecology and rich diversity of NYC parks, please join the Natural Areas Conservancy for this walk in our series, Explore NYC's Natural Side! This event will be held on September 13th from 10:00am-12:00pm at Forest Park, Queens. The Natural Areas Conservancy will take you through both the ecological necessity and social meanings of NYC’s natural areas, all while exploring one of Queens’ many forested trails, surrounding yourself in the towering oak forest. Please be prepared with walking shoes and water if needed.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Buddy Monument (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7014, -73.8415 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53fe059d81a2b.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Fall Lawn Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-fall-lawn-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-fall-lawn-care Date: September 13, 2014

Fall is a critical time for lawn care. Join Queens Botanical Garden’s Patty Kleinberg, lawn care expert extraordinaire, for this important introduction to natural lawn care. Learn how to maintain a healthy lawn without the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides. The last hour of the workshop is a hands-on demonstration.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f2574a43c64.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Guard Building Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/tree-guard-building-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/tree-guard-building-workshop Date: September 13, 2014

Tree Guards not only help protect street trees from vehicle damage, soil compaction, and pet waste, they also look fantastic! Learn how to do it yourself and make an inexpensive yet sturdy wood guard that will change the look of your block!

A brief overview of tree care and a hands-on tree guard building workshop will teach interested tree stewards how to build tree guards for their trees.

Hosted by the W. 150th Street Block Association and MillionTreesNYC.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: W. 150th Street and Amsterdam Avenue

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8284, -73.9453 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 13, 2014

See some of the Park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[What's the Buzz About Bees?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/whats-the-buzz-about-bees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/whats-the-buzz-about-bees Date: September 13, 2014

Celebrate our winged aviators at this family-friendly workshop! Take a tour of Queens Botanical Garden's Bee Garden, learn about these amazing insects, sample local honey, and make a beeswax candle to take home.

Registration required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f2609d3e00f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Fall Sessions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/hsbc-childrens-garden-fall-sessions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/hsbc-childrens-garden-fall-sessions Date: September 13, 2014

Autumn leaves mean it’s time for fall fun. Young gardeners in weekend sessions plant cool-season vegetables, explore Queens Botanical Garden's Herb Garden and Bee Garden, and cook with just-harvested produce. Ages 5 through 12 (children must be 5 years old by 10/1/2014).

Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden for more information and to register.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f25814efcec.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Exploring Manhattan’s Forest: Inwood Hill Park's Past, Present and Future, A Site of Social and Ecological Meaning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/exploring-manhattans-forest-inwood-hill-parks-past-present-and-future-a-site-of-social-and-ecological-meaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/exploring-manhattans-forest-inwood-hill-parks-past-present-and-future-a-site-of-social-and-ecological-meaning Date: September 13, 2014

“Discover the natural side of the concrete jungle!” Learn about the ecology and rich diversity of NYC parks. Join the Natural Areas Conservancy for a walk in the series, Exploring NYC's Natural Side!

Natural Areas Conservancy will walk you through the ecological importance and social meaning of NYC’s natural areas through the historic lens of Manhattan's remnant forest. Ecologists and social scientist-partners from United States Forest Service will highlight findings from the recent assessments conducted in Inwood Hill Park. The event will feature Wildlife Conservation Society’s Dr. Eric Sanderson, author and director of the Mannahatta and Welikia Projects. Dr. Sanderson will discuss the Inwood Hill Park of 400 years ago as reconstructed through his ground-breaking work. Learn how the past informs the current state of the park and relates to future planning for protection and restoration.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Payson Education Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53fe087f31dde.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Frankenthaler Outdoor Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/family-art-project-frankenthaler-outdoor-painting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/family-art-project-frankenthaler-outdoor-painting Date: September 14, 2014

Put your abstract spin on the nature you see around you. Follow the easy techniques of New York native abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler: “Landscapes were in my arms as I did it.” Using your whole wrist and broad brush strokes, apply paint to create your favorite Wave Hill landscape scene. This event celebrates Target’s sponsorship of the Family Art Project and its commitment to families.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbbf38df5e7.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Colors of the Fall Family Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/colors-of-the-fall-family-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/colors-of-the-fall-family-walk Date: September 14, 2014

After joining the Family Art Project, continue exploring the theme—or take your artwork in new directions—with a naturalist on a family-friendly walk. Explore the intensity and value of colors in nature around Wave Hill. Naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow investigates a spectrum of colors found in plants and creatures on a stroll through the gardens and woodlands. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbb97174610.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 14, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbaf49e1dd3.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/garden-highlights-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/garden-highlights-tour Date: September 16, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbebfaf1045.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 16, 2014

See some of the Park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Explore NYC's Natural Side: Conference House Park, NYC's Furthest Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/explore-nycs-natural-side-conference-house-park-nycs-furthest-forest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/explore-nycs-natural-side-conference-house-park-nycs-furthest-forest Date: September 16, 2014

If you are interested in learning about the ecology and the rich diversity of NYC parks, please join the Natural Areas Conservancy for this walk in the series, Explore NYC's Natural Side! This event will be held on September 16th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Staten Island’s Conference House Park. The Natural Areas Conservancy will take you through both the ecological necessity and social meanings of NYC’s natural areas, all while exploring one of Staten Island’s many forested trails. Conference House Park brings you to the southernmost tip of the borough, surrounded by beautiful and intact forested areas. Please be prepared with walking shoes and water if needed.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 298 Saterlee Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53fe0772d1bd0.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Marine Park Wetland Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/marine-park-wetland-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/marine-park-wetland-cleanup Date: September 17, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers at Marine Park to removal debris from the wetlands. This work will help to restore the shorelines of Jamaica Bay. Volunteers will be trained in removal and cleanup techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get wet. Please meet your Natural Areas Volunteers Technical Leader at Avenue U and East 33rd. This project is appropriate for high school age and up. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9303 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/greenbelt-peepers Date: September 17, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: September 18, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/plant-sale Date: September 19, 2014

Visit the Wave Hill Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 18, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbb636cede1.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 19, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wolfe’s Pond Park Tree Guard Installation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/wolfes-pond-park-tree-guard-installation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/wolfes-pond-park-tree-guard-installation Date: September 20, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Wolfe’s Pond Park to help protect young trees from deer and rabbit browse. Volunteers will be trained in proper fitting and installation of tree guards. These tree guards will prevent deer and rabbit from feeding on young trees. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at Cooper Place and Holten Avenue. This project is appropriate for adults, and youth groups, and middle school and up. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Cooper Place and Holten Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5181, -74.1937 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/natural-areas-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/natural-areas-open-house Date: September 20, 2014

Join us for our free Natural Areas Open House event, which will include a guided nature exploration, exciting exhibits detailing the in-depth human and natural history of Randall’s Island and nature themed crafts and games. Be sure to visit our birding scopes to get a front row seat to see egrets, harbor herons, and more in their natural environment!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7919, -73.927 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/plant-sale Date: September 20, 2014

Visit the Wave Hill Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 18, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbb72107336.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-09-20 2014-09-20 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: At Play in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/central-park-tour-at-play-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/central-park-tour-at-play-in-central-park Date: September 20, 2014

Learn how tastes in recreation have changed since the mid-19th century and how the Park has been altered to mirror those trends. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

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 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d06ba356839.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/plant-sale Date: September 21, 2014

Visit the Wave Hill Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 18, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbb7ce981e0.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Park Ranger Hike at Bartow-Pell Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/urban-park-ranger-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/urban-park-ranger-hike Date: September 21, 2014

Once there were many mansions on the shores of Pelham Bay; now only Bartow-Pell remains. Learn about the other grand country estates that neighbored Bartow-Pell on this fascinating hike with an Urban Park Ranger. Comfortable shoes or boots, water, and a light snack recommended. Meets at parking lot.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 21, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 21, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbaf9743b57.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Fall Sessions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/hsbc-childrens-garden-fall-sessions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/hsbc-childrens-garden-fall-sessions Date: September 21, 2014

Autumn leaves mean it’s time for fall fun. Young gardeners in weekend sessions plant cool-season vegetables, explore Queens Botanical Garden's Herb Garden and Bee Garden, and cook with just-harvested produce. Ages 5 through 12 (children must be 5 years old by 10/1/2014).

Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden for more information and to register.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-21 2014-09-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f259e9a0fbe.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Soundview Park Caring for Natural Areas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/soundview-park-caring-for-natural-areas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/soundview-park-caring-for-natural-areas Date: September 23, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers at Soundview Park to install fencing, mulch in trees, and remove debris. This work will help to maintain the restoration of Soundview Park. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, fence installation and debris removal. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your Natural Areas Volunteers Technical Leader at Leland Avenue and O’Brien Avenue. This project is appropriate for high school age and up. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Leland and O'Brien Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8108, -73.8589 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/garden-highlights-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/garden-highlights-tour Date: September 23, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbb5679dbe1.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-09-23 2014-09-23 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Arden Woods Tree Guard Installation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/arden-woods-tree-guard-installation1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/arden-woods-tree-guard-installation1 Date: September 24, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Arden Woods to help protect young trees from deer and rabbit browse. Volunteers will be trained in proper fitting and installation of tree guards. These tree guards will prevent deer and rabbit from feeding on young trees. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at Muldoon Avenue and Arthur Kill Road. This project is appropriate for adults, and youth groups, and middle school and up. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Muldoon Avenue and Arthur Kill Road (in Arden Woods)

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R120 Arden Woods 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5628, -74.1926 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/greenbelt-peepers Date: September 24, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: September 25, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-25 2014-09-25 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/26/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/26/farmers-market-fridays Date: September 26, 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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2014-09-26 2014-09-26 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-26 2014-09-26 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 26, 2014

See some of the Park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-26 2014-09-26 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bird-walk Date: September 27, 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 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: September 27, 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 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Brooklyn Road Trip]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/birding-brooklyn-road-trip http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/birding-brooklyn-road-trip Date: September 27, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Take a trip in search of early fall migrants with our Rangers.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 17.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Nature Becomes a Greek God]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/family-art-project-nature-becomes-a-greek-god http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/family-art-project-nature-becomes-a-greek-god Date: September 27, 2014

Tammy Nguyen, a visual artist whose work is on view in Glyndor Gallery’s Sunroom Project Space this fall, takes us on a mythological journey to transform found materials in nature, such as leaves, dirt and twigs, into a portrait of a nature deity or a fantastical Greek god. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbc2c64caf9.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-queens Date: September 27, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: Lexington Ave. and East 117 St.

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2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7993, -73.9411 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike the Greenbelt (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/hike-the-greenbelt-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/hike-the-greenbelt-vigorous Date: September 27, 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: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 11:00 am 40.5839, -74.1254 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 27, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan. 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 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/birding-at-bartow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/birding-at-bartow Date: September 27, 2014

Join naturalist and photographer Debbie Becker on a trail walk as the great fall migration gets under way with hawks, eagles, warblers, and hummingbirds returning to their winter residences.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 3:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/night-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/night-hike-light Date: September 27, 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.

Our Night Hikes allow participants to see parks in a different light, and are great for families.

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: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 7:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Nature Becomes a Greek God]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/family-art-project-nature-becomes-a-greek-god http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/family-art-project-nature-becomes-a-greek-god Date: September 28, 2014

Tammy Nguyen, a visual artist whose work is on view in Glyndor Gallery’s Sunroom Project Space this fall, takes us on a mythological journey to transform found materials in nature, such as leaves, dirt and twigs, into a portrait of a nature deity or a fantastical Greek god. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbc3d65c1e1.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/forest-crew Date: September 28, 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 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Sneak 'Peak' at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/sneak-peak-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/sneak-peak-at-freshkills-park Date: September 28, 2014

The signature annual event at Freshkills Park, Sneak 'Peak' is a festival unlike any other. The site is normally closed throughout the year as we continue park development and construction, but once a year we throw open the gates and hold a celebration! Join us to celebrate the potential of the future of Freshkills Park with a day of fun with activities like kayaking, biking, birding, public art, puppetry workshop, walking tours, climbing walls, an informational fair, and kite flying, all of which offer a glimpse of what the park will have to offer. Last year 3,500 people joined us for the celebration of Staten Island's newest jewel of parkland - this year promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Visit the Freshkills Park Alliance's Sneak Peak page to find out more! Parking for the festival will be available at 250 Wild Avenue, behind the Showplace Bowling Alley off of Victory Blvd. Free shuttles will run to the festival from the Staten Island Ferry, just hop off the ferry and on to a direct shuttle right to the celebration without any hassle! Alternatively, the S62 bus runs down Victory Blvd. to the park.

This event is organized by the Freshkills Park Alliance, Department of Sanitation, Staten Island Recreation, Kayak Staten Island, Staten Island Museum, Staten Island Arts.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park Parking Lot

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2014-09-28 2014-09-28 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f7607f15942.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: September 28, 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 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 28, 2014

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

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-09-28 2014-09-28 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 28, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbb06d8840d.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Riverside Park Fall Overlook Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/riverside-park-fall-overlook-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/riverside-park-fall-overlook-concerts Date: September 28, 2014

Concerts are held in lower Riverside Park at 116th Street on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Rain decisions are made at 11:00 a.m. the day of the event - if there is rain the concert will be canceled.

Fall 2014 Line Up

September 28, French Cookin’ Blues Band.
October 5, Manhattan Jazz Quintet.
October 12, Manhattan Brass Quintet.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8093, -73.9669 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-29 2014-09-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/29/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/29/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 29, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan. 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 2014-09-29 2014-09-29 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-30 2014-09-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/30/garden-highlights-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/30/garden-highlights-tour Date: September 30, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-30 2014-09-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbb50ad70c7.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Tree Care Days with LES Ecology Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/30/street-tree-care-days-with-les-ecology-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/30/street-tree-care-days-with-les-ecology-center Date: September 30, 2014

Have you noticed the work going on around the street trees between 10th St. and 6th St. from Avenue A over to Avenue D? Our trees are getting their beds extended to be able to soak up more water, getting tree guards to protect them, and a thick layer of mulch to protect the soil.

Join us to help beautify these new tree beds by planting ground cover plants and flowering bulbs. Please dress to dig in! All ages welcome and tools will be provided. Registration is encouraged by emailing info@lesecologycenter.org

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park at 9th St. and Avenue B (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2014-09-30 2014-09-30 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7263, -73.9804 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Care Captain Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/30/milliontreesnyc-treelc-care-captain-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/30/milliontreesnyc-treelc-care-captain-training Date: September 30, 2014

Sign up to become a TreeLC Care Captain, and learn how to lead your own tree care workshops and events!

Care Captain trainings empower enthusiastic tree stewards to offer tree care workshops to their neighbors and friends. You will learn all the steps to running a workshop; seasonally specific tree care strategies and tips; community organizing and event coordination skills, and gain an in-depth understanding of the MillionTreesNYC initiative.

Who can attend?

New Yorkers who are interested in leading local tree stewardship, who commit to planning a community tree care event engaging at least 10 community members and caring for at least 10 trees. Our Care Captain program is a good fit for representatives of block associations, classrooms, neighborhood groups or other civic organizations.

Registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-30 2014-09-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53737ae44a20c.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: A Night Under the Stars and Planets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/30/arts-culture-fun-a-night-under-the-stars-and-planets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/30/arts-culture-fun-a-night-under-the-stars-and-planets Date: September 30, 2014

Ever wonder what you’re looking at when you look up at the beautiful night sky? Often, some of the brightest objects in our night sky aren’t stars at all, but planets. Come preview the film Women in Space*, and hear Jaclyn Avidon, Chair of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York’s Education and Educational Outreach Committees, talk about what planets are currently visible in the sky. Join us for some breathtaking views of those planets and stars from the roof. Guests are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes and set them up alongside the experts.

*Women in Space is part of Community Cinema’s new series, MAKERS, a six-part PBS series profiling the impact women have had over
the past 50 years in comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood.

Film screening from 7:30-8:30 p.m. followed by a lecture from 8:30-9:00 p.m., followed by a sky viewing 9:00-10:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2014-09-30 2014-09-30 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53daa2d41c355.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/01/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/01/greenbelt-peepers Date: October 1, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-02 2014-10-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/02/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/02/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: October 2, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-10-02 2014-10-02 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/02/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/02/garden-crew1 Date: October 2, 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 2014-10-02 2014-10-02 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/03/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/03/farmers-market-fridays Date: October 3, 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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2014-10-03 2014-10-03 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-03 2014-10-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/bird-walk Date: October 4, 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 2014-10-04 2014-10-04 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: October 4, 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 2014-10-04 2014-10-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/highbridge-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/highbridge-hawk-watch Date: October 4, 2014

Bring the whole family and roam the winter woods in search of hawks with expert naturalist Mike Feller.

Learn about the hawks in your community and observe some of their interesting behaviors. Mike will demonstrate how to attract hawks using calls.

Mike Feller's Nature Walks in Northern Manhattan Parks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-10-04 2014-10-04 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8423, -73.935 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-04 2014-10-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Composting in the City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-composting-in-the-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-composting-in-the-city Date: October 4, 2014

Join the NYC Compost Project to learn how to reduce your waste and create "black gold" for your garden by composting leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings and weeds. This workshop will cover the essentials of outdoor composting in an urban setting. As a fall focus, we will discuss how to compost leaves and how to use mulch to protect and improve your garden’s soil. Registration required; email compost@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 539-5296.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-04 2014-10-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day Date: October 4, 2014

Help us make the grounds of Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum look as beautiful as they can be. Long sleeves, pants, and sturdy footwear strongly recommended. Light refreshments available.

Registration requested info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-10-04 2014-10-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlemaking Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/candlemaking-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/candlemaking-workshop Date: October 4, 2014

Beeswax has been used for centuries in art, woodworking and in religious ceremonies. Try your hand at creating an assortment of beeswax candles to take home and enjoy. Registration is not required for this drop-in program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-04 2014-10-04 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Honey Tasting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/honey-tasting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/honey-tasting Date: October 4, 2014

You’ll be amazed at the complex flavors of different varieties of honey! Sample a few, then purchase your favorite to take home. Gourmet honey producers and chocolatiers will be on hand. Today, enjoy tastings of Catskills Provisions’ raw honey (and chocolate-honey truffles and honey-infused marinades), while Brooklyn-based Mike’s Hot Honey shows off how deliciously its chili pepper-infused honey pairs with pizza, chicken, roasted veggies and more. Visitors will also be able to sign up for a jar of Wave Hill’s own “Liquid Gold” honey. Limit one jar per customer while limited stock lasts.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-04 2014-10-04 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: Butterflies (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/nature-exploration-hike-butterflies-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/nature-exploration-hike-butterflies-light Date: October 4, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Early fall is a great time of year to find butterflies, like the migrating monarch, feasting on wildflower nectar.

Our Urban Park Ranger guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On Nature Exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Light hikes are a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-10-04 2014-10-04 11:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: October 4, 2014

Take a break to enjoy this walk through Central Park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours April through October. Route involves hills and wood chipped trails.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: 6th Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-04 2014-10-04 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff6dd5157a.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Honey Extraction Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/honey-extraction-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/honey-extraction-demonstration Date: October 4, 2014

How do bees make honey? How do we collect it? Help us extract and bottle honey from our resident honeybees.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-04 2014-10-04 12:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.8979, -73.9111 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Hives and Honey Information Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/hives-and-honey-information-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/hives-and-honey-information-station Date: October 4, 2014

Try on beekeeping gear, peek inside an empty hive, and learn fascinating facts about honeybees.

Start time: 1:00 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 2014-10-04 2014-10-04 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 4, 2014

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

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-04 2014-10-04 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Fall Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/birding-fall-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/birding-fall-migration Date: October 5, 2014

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

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-10-05 2014-10-05 10:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-05 2014-10-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Be a Bee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/family-art-project-be-a-bee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/family-art-project-be-a-bee Date: October 5, 2014

Join us for this Family Art Project classic. Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, a pollen cup, and a kazoo to hum with. Buzz around in a cardboard hive of six-sided cells and forage in the flowers. Join in a bee parade and dance at 12:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-05 2014-10-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/forest-crew Date: October 5, 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 2014-10-05 2014-10-05 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlemaking Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/candlemaking-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/candlemaking-workshop Date: October 5, 2014

Beeswax has been used for centuries in art, woodworking and in religious ceremonies. Try your hand at creating an assortment of beeswax candles to take home and enjoy. Registration is not required for this drop-in program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-05 2014-10-05 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt to Great Kills: White Trail Trek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/greenbelt-to-great-kills-white-trail-trek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/greenbelt-to-great-kills-white-trail-trek Date: October 5, 2014

Join the Greenbelt Educators and a National Park Service Ranger for a hike from forest to field to coastal habitat on the White trail of the Greenbelt.

This hike is more than 3 hours in length. Please dress appropriately for weather conditions, and make arrangements for a pickup from the Great Kills Park parking lot at Hylan Boulevard and Buffalo Street. Bring extra water, snacks, and/or a light picnic lunch.

Registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-10-05 2014-10-05 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Honey Tasting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/honey-tasting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/honey-tasting Date: October 5, 2014

You’ll be amazed at the complex flavors of different varieties of honey! Sample a few, then purchase your favorite to take home. Gourmet honey producers and chocolatiers will be on hand. Today, enjoy Seaway Trail Honey’s popular range of award-winning honeys, highlighting the role of seasonal flowers in honey. The unique flavor of John & Kira’s Chocolates’ Honey Caramel Chocolate Bees comes from the fragrant, basswood honey supplied by the Draper Family Apiaries in north-central Pennsylvania. Visitors will also be able to sign up for a jar of Wave Hill’s own “Liquid Gold” honey. Limit one jar per customer while limited stock lasts. Honey Weekend event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-05 2014-10-05 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: October 5, 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 2014-10-05 2014-10-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 5, 2014

See some of the Park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-05 2014-10-05 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Raptor Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/raptor-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/raptor-fest Date: October 5, 2014

Experience the thrill of viewing New York's premier predators, live and up close with the Urban Park Rangers and the Prospect Park Audubon Center.

The event will include educational activities for all ages, live animals on display, and flight demonstrations.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-05 2014-10-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Honey Extraction Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/honey-extraction-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/honey-extraction-demonstration Date: October 5, 2014

How do bees make honey? How do we collect it? Help us extract and bottle honey from our resident honeybees.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-05 2014-10-05 12:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.8979, -73.9111 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Hives and Honey Information Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/hives-and-honey-information-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/hives-and-honey-information-station Date: October 5, 2014

Try on beekeeping gear, peek inside an empty hive, and learn fascinating facts about honeybees.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill,Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-05 2014-10-05 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125; 40.8991, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer to Help Park Reforestation Efforts in Highbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/park-reforestation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/park-reforestation Date: October 5, 2014

Join us this fall as we continue our ongoing reforestation of Highbridge Park.

As part of our effort to reestablish a native forest in Highbridge Park we will be planting native trees, shrubs and perennials, and removing non-native invasive plants.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-10-05 2014-10-05 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 5, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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 2014-10-05 2014-10-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Riverside Park Fall Overlook Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/riverside-park-fall-overlook-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/05/riverside-park-fall-overlook-concerts Date: October 5, 2014

Concerts are held in lower Riverside Park at 116th Street on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Rain decisions are made at 11:00 a.m. the day of the event - if there is rain the concert will be canceled.

Fall 2014 Line Up

September 28, French Cookin’ Blues Band.
October 5, Manhattan Jazz Quintet.
October 12, Manhattan Brass Quintet.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-10-05 2014-10-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8093, -73.9669 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-06 2014-10-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/06/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/06/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-10-06 2014-10-06 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/garden-highlights-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/garden-highlights-tour Date: October 7, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 7, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan. 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 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-08 2014-10-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/garden-crew1 Date: October 9, 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 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/farmers-market-fridays Date: October 10, 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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2014-10-10 2014-10-10 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-10 2014-10-10 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/bird-walk Date: October 11, 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 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: October 11, 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 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Teddy Bear Caterpillars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/family-art-project-teddy-bear-caterpillars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/family-art-project-teddy-bear-caterpillars Date: October 11, 2014

Legend has it that the sections of a woolly bear caterpillar can be used to forecast the coming winter weather. Adorn a sock puppet with fur, yarn, hair and button eyes to make your own cuddly, teddy bear caterpillar pal—and make your own weather predictions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Sun Spotting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/astronomy-sun-spotting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/astronomy-sun-spotting Date: October 11, 2014

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to explore the sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Enjoy learning more about our universe's life sustaining star - the sun. Programs are best enjoyed on clear days, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 11:00 am 40.5843, -73.8107 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red Lighthouse Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/little-red-lighthouse-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/little-red-lighthouse-festival Date: October 11, 2014

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse at the 22nd Little Red Lighthouse Festival! This fun and free event includes tours of the lighthouse with the Urban Park Rangers, readings of the children’s book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, fishing clinics with I Fish NY & DEC, live entertainment, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!

Times tickets for Lighthouse tours will be given out beginnning at 12:00 p.m. Tickets may run out before the end of the event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8501, -73.9468 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Wonderful Woolly Bears]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/nature-presentation-wonderful-woolly-bears http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/nature-presentation-wonderful-woolly-bears Date: October 11, 2014

In the early fall, woolly bear caterpillars are on the move, searching for cozy places to hibernate for the winter. Meet live woolly bear caterpillars with an environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and find out more about the life cycle of these fuzzy, friendly creatures. Can the brown bands on their bodies really predict the severity of the winter? Join us to find out! Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Space is limited. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 11, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan. 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/fall-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/fall-birding Date: October 12, 2014

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River flyway provides the perfect habitat for native and migrating birds. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels.Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Teddy Bear Caterpillars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/family-art-project-teddy-bear-caterpillars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/family-art-project-teddy-bear-caterpillars Date: October 12, 2014

Legend has it that the sections of a woolly bear caterpillar can be used to forecast the coming winter weather. Adorn a sock puppet with fur, yarn, hair and button eyes to make your own cuddly, teddy bear caterpillar pal—and make your own weather predictions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/forest-crew Date: October 12, 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 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Raptor Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/birding-raptor-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/birding-raptor-migration Date: October 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 11:00 am 40.5839, -74.1254 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: October 12, 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 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Insect Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/family-insect-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/family-insect-hunt Date: October 12, 2014

After joining the Family Art Project, continue exploring the theme—or take your artwork in new directions—with a naturalist on a family-friendly walk through the gardens and woodlands. Hunt for creepy crawlers and critters on a family-friendly adventure. Naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow takes you through the gardens and woodlands on a quest for nature’s smallest animals. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 12, 2014

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

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-10-12 2014-10-12 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 12, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Riverside Park Fall Overlook Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/riverside-park-fall-overlook-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/riverside-park-fall-overlook-concerts Date: October 12, 2014

Concerts are held in lower Riverside Park at 116th Street on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Rain decisions are made at 11:00 a.m. the day of the event - if there is rain the concert will be canceled.

Fall 2014 Line Up

September 28, French Cookin’ Blues Band.
October 5, Manhattan Jazz Quintet.
October 12, Manhattan Brass Quintet.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8093, -73.9669 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-13 2014-10-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 13, 2014

See some of the park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-13 2014-10-13 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 13, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights this special holiday Monday.

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 2014-10-13 2014-10-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 14, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 14, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-15 2014-10-15 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-16 2014-10-16 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/16/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/16/garden-crew1 Date: October 16, 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 2014-10-16 2014-10-16 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/17/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/17/farmers-market-fridays Date: October 17, 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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2014-10-17 2014-10-17 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-17 2014-10-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/bird-walk Date: October 18, 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 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: October 18, 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 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fairy Wands and Tiny Houses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/family-art-project-fairy-wands-and-tiny-houses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/family-art-project-fairy-wands-and-tiny-houses Date: October 18, 2014

Make a magical fairy wand and then be captivated by Rama Mandel’s enchanting fairy stories. Venture into the woodlands to create your own tiny, fairy-sized dwelling using found sticks, leaves and bark—and behold the magic! Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Fantastic Fall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/fantastic-fall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/fantastic-fall Date: October 18, 2014

Experience the magical transformation of the autumn forest through a hike.

We will then return to the Greenbelt Nature Center to create a fall photo frame to bring home. This program is geared for ages 4-8. Registration and pre-payment required.

Call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/fall-harvest-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/fall-harvest-festival1 Date: October 18, 2014

Celebrate the fall harvest at King Manor with an historic cooking demonstration, apple cider pressing, butter churning, and autumn-themed crafts!

Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 18, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan. 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/birding-at-bartow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/birding-at-bartow Date: October 18, 2014

The fall migration continues with warblers, sparrows, scarlet tanagers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, red-headed woodpeckers, and more visiting Pelham Bay Park. Naturalist and photographer Debbie Becker points them out on a trail walk.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 3:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/nocturnal-wildlife Date: October 18, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spot in the City. NYC Parks are full of fascinating nocturnal creatures. From raccoons to a variety of bats, this walk will explore their habitats and their basic biology.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 6:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fairy Wands and Tiny Houses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/family-art-project-fairy-wands-and-tiny-houses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/family-art-project-fairy-wands-and-tiny-houses Date: October 19, 2014

Make a magical fairy wand and then be captivated by Rama Mandel’s enchanting fairy stories. Venture into the woodlands to create your own tiny, fairy-sized dwelling using found sticks, leaves and bark—and behold the magic! Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/forest-crew Date: October 19, 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 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/harvest-fest-pumpkin-patch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/harvest-fest-pumpkin-patch Date: October 19, 2014

Join the Queens Botanical Garden for a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family!

There will be music, nature and garden walks, composting demos, food, crafts, and beer.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-19 2014-10-19 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f3a96829a48.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: October 19, 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 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/wilderness-survival Date: October 19, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs (recommended ages 8 and up) you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. This program features hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: 10th Avenue and Prospect Park Southwest (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 1:00 pm 40.6595, -73.9766 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 19, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-20 2014-10-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/20/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/20/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 20, 2014

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

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-20 2014-10-20 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-21 2014-10-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Back to Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/21/nature-photography-back-to-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/21/nature-photography-back-to-basics Date: October 21, 2014

Let Wave Hill’s serene grounds inspire you to slow down and return to the fundamental elements of photography. Focusing on the autumnal landscape, explore the basics, such as composition, light, depth of field and color. Photographer Benjamin Swett combines demonstrations, outdoor digital photography assignments and group reflections of student work. All levels welcome. Six-session series continues October 28, November 4, 18, 25 and December 2.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-21 2014-10-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/21/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/21/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 21, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-21 2014-10-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-22 2014-10-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-23 2014-10-23 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/23/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/23/garden-crew1 Date: October 23, 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 2014-10-23 2014-10-23 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/farmers-market-fridays Date: October 24, 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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2014-10-24 2014-10-24 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bird-walk Date: October 25, 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 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/early-morning-bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/early-morning-bird-walk Date: October 25, 2014

Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a special, early-morning bird walk to spot birds in the gardens and woodlands, we well as in the skies. You’ll be amazed by the diversity of birds that are active on the grounds before the gates open to the public. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: October 25, 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 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 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 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Hawks Take Flight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/family-art-project-hawks-take-flight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/family-art-project-hawks-take-flight Date: October 25, 2014

Look for migrating hawks soaring, circling and gliding above the Hudson River. Stretch your arms and sail across the grassy lawns. Then fashion a sailing hawk glider or feathery windsock for the autumn breezes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk: Ft Greene Tree Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/fall-foilage-walk-ft-greene-tree-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/fall-foilage-walk-ft-greene-tree-trail Date: October 25, 2014

Get inspired by the beauty of fall colors and enjoy the outdoors on this light hike. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common trees found in New York City along the tree trail. Light hikes are a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 40.6922, -73.9748 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 25, 2014

See some of the Park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Falconry Presentation: Skyhunters in Flight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/falconry-presentation-skyhunters-in-flight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/falconry-presentation-skyhunters-in-flight Date: October 25, 2014

Watch hawks, falcons and owls sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting outdoor flight demonstration with master falconer Brian Bradley of New Paltz, New York. Hear about the ancient sport of falconry and see live raptors from around the world. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Space is limited. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: October 25, 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. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On Nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (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) 967-3542

Location: Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 1:00 pm 40.619, -74.1061 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 25, 2014

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

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees 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: 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 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/the-night-sky Date: October 25, 2014

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. 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: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 6:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day: Spring Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/falls-its-my-park-day-spring-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/falls-its-my-park-day-spring-planting Date: October 26, 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 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395f27840947.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Hawks Take Flight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/family-art-project-hawks-take-flight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/family-art-project-hawks-take-flight Date: October 26, 2014

Look for migrating hawks soaring, circling and gliding above the Hudson River. Stretch your arms and sail across the grassy lawns. Then fashion a sailing hawk glider or feathery windsock for the autumn breezes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/forest-crew Date: October 26, 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 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Photography Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/fall-photography-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/fall-photography-scavenger-hunt Date: October 26, 2014

It has been said that art takes nature as its model.

Our Urban Park Ranger photography programs allow you to interpret the natural world through artistic expression, while learning about nature and the environment. Just like a traditional scavenger hunt, this guided walk will challenge you to capture through photography a list of natural items and themes along the way.

All photography programs are geared for digital cameras, and you must bring your own camera.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 11:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/tide-pools-and-seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/tide-pools-and-seining Date: October 26, 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. Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.

All equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 11:00 am 40.6027, -73.9335 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: October 26, 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 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foilage Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/fall-foilage-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/fall-foilage-hike Date: October 26, 2014

Get inspired by the beauty of fall colors and enjoy the outdoors on this light hike. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common trees found in New York City along the way.

For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 1:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 26, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Under the Microscope: Autumn Leaves and Fascinating Fungi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/under-the-microscope-autumn-leaves-and-fascinating-fungi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/under-the-microscope-autumn-leaves-and-fascinating-fungi Date: October 26, 2014

Come see the Greenbelt’s fabulous fall colors, as well as what is decomposing and changing around us.

Take a short walk to collect samples of fine foliage and search for magnificent mushrooms. We then look at the structure, function, and color of leaves under a microscope, and we will examine fungi specimens. We will use chromatography paper to separate out leaf colors.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. The program is sponsored by Councilman Vincent Ignizio.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-27 2014-10-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/27/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/27/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 27, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-27 2014-10-27 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-28 2014-10-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/28/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/28/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 28, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-28 2014-10-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 30, 2014

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

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/garden-crew1 Date: October 30, 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 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/farmers-market-fridays Date: October 31, 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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2014-10-31 2014-10-31 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 31, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 31, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-10-31 2014-10-31 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/bird-walk Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: November 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Harvest and Garden Maintenance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/fall-harvest-and-garden-maintenance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/fall-harvest-and-garden-maintenance Date: November 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Park: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/heart-of-the-park-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/heart-of-the-park-central-park Date: November 1, 2014

Enjoy the sights and sounds from the heart of Central Park on this light hike. Let the Urban Park Rangers take you down to Strawberry Fields, visit the Angel of Bethesda Terrace, and experience the tranquility of Conservatory Water.

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: (212) 772-3751

Location: West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 1:00 pm 40.7762, -73.9759 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/wilderness-survival Date: November 1, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs (recommended ages 8 and up) you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. This program features hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 1:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: November 1, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan. 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: November 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 2014-11-02 2014-11-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/forest-crew Date: November 2, 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 2014-11-02 2014-11-02 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk: Cornucopia of Trees!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/fall-foilage-walk-cornucopia-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/fall-foilage-walk-cornucopia-of-trees Date: November 2, 2014

Get inspired by the beauty of fall colors and enjoy the outdoors on this light hike. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common trees found in New York City. Light hikes are a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-11-02 2014-11-02 11:00 am 40.837, -73.8934 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: November 2, 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 2014-11-02 2014-11-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/historic-new-york-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/historic-new-york-native-americans Date: November 2, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York Programs focus on the history of New York during the pre- and post-Colonial period. All programs are historic walking tours.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-11-02 2014-11-02 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/nocturnal-wildlife Date: November 2, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best nocturnal wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-02 2014-11-02 6:00 pm 40.6674, -73.9726 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: November 6, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan. 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 2014-11-06 2014-11-06 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/farmers-market-fridays Date: November 7, 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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2014-11-07 2014-11-07 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: November 7, 2014

See some of the Park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/bird-walk Date: November 8, 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 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: November 8, 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 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Super Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/van-cortlandt-super-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/van-cortlandt-super-hike-vigorous Date: November 8, 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. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). This challenging eight mile hike winds its way through most of the park's many diverse forests and ecosystems. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Pre-registration encouraged. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, October 29th. If registrations exceed program capacity, participants will be chosen through lottery to ensure fairness in the selection process.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/wilderness-survival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/wilderness-survival1 Date: November 8, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: November 8, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-11-08 2014-11-08 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/wilderness-survival Date: November 8, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Remsen Avenue and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 1:00 pm 40.6299, -73.8947 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/nocturnal-wildlife Date: November 8, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best nocturnal wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Start time: 6:00 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 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 6:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: November 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-10 2014-11-10 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: November 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-11-13 2014-11-13 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/farmers-market-fridays Date: November 14, 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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2014-11-14 2014-11-14 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/bird-walk Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: November 15, 2014

See some of the Park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/16/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/16/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: November 16, 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 2014-11-16 2014-11-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/17/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/17/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: November 17, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan. 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 2014-11-17 2014-11-17 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/21/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/21/farmers-market-fridays Date: November 21, 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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2014-11-21 2014-11-21 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/bird-walk Date: November 22, 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 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: November 22, 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 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Floral Arranging Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/floral-arranging-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/floral-arranging-workshop Date: November 22, 2014

Try your hand at creating your own holiday centerpiece!

Participants will be introduced to tips and techniques used by the pros. Fee includes materials.

Registraton is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-11-22 2014-11-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: November 23, 2014

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

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-11-23 2014-11-23 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Healthful Harvest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/healthful-harvest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/healthful-harvest Date: November 23, 2014

Learn about harvest traditions around the world, including a discussion on sustainable agriculture, and next year's garden preparation (gardening tips and ideas, when to plant, what to plant etc).

Sample some of the seasonal bounty, including herbs and teas. This program is suitable for adults ages 16 and up.

Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: November 25, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan. The route involves many hills and stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees 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 2014-11-25 2014-11-25 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/bird-walk Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: November 29, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: December 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 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: December 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 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Owl Prowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/inwood-owl-prowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/inwood-owl-prowl Date: December 13, 2014

Whoooo goes there?

Bring the whole family and find out as you roam the winter woods in search of owls with expert naturalist Mike Feller. It's the beginning of their mating season so you may observe some interesting behaviors. Mike will demonstrate how to attract owls using calls.

Mike Feller's Nature Walks in Northern Manhattan Parks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.87, -73.9211 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: December 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 2014-12-20 2014-12-20 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:57:51 EDT