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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:10:12 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[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/saltwater-fishing Date: April 27, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 54th and Almeda Avenue (in Rockaway Community Park)

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Q371 Rockaway Community Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 40.5977, -73.7848 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/birding-hawk-watch Date: April 27, 2014

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

Registration is required. Please register at the related link below on Wednesday, April 23rd.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Freshkills Park

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2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5771, -74.1864 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: April 27, 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 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Programming]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/earth-day-programming http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/earth-day-programming Date: April 27, 2014

Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to celebrate Earth Day! Learn about responsible fishing from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Have fun cleaning up the lakeshore, learning about birds of prey, and making your own instrument using recycled materials. The day is topped off with an exciting performance and parade by Bash the Trash.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532740328a410.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Earth Day with Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/fort-tryon-earth-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/fort-tryon-earth-day-celebration Date: April 27, 2014

Join us in celebrating Earth Day at Fort Tryon Park! Featuring performance by the Grand Falloons, Eco craft making with Skraptacular, a puppet show by Swedish Marionnette Puppet Theatre, and more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339c7a1256d6.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Isham Park's Past with Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/delving-into-isham-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/delving-into-isham-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein Date: April 27, 2014

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Isham Park.

Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.

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


Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 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 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87, -73.9211 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52ebe8cf9639d.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Split Rock Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/split-rock-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/split-rock-hike-moderate Date: April 27, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public.

On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Split Rock Golf House (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 1:00 pm 40.8729, -73.8086 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/insect-exploration Date: April 27, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Enjoy learning about the diversity of insects which inhabit our parks. Butterflies, bees, and beetles are only a few of the critters we may be able to encounter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 1:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:14 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-queens Date: April 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7254

Location: Corner of Utopia Pkwy & Union Tpke

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2014-04-27 2014-04-27 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7259, -73.7917 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:14 EDT
<![CDATA[LaGuardia Corner Garden Workshop: Sand Casting Demo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/laguardia-corner-garden-workshop-sand-casting-demo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/laguardia-corner-garden-workshop-sand-casting-demo Date: April 27, 2014

Please join the LaGuardia Corner Garden for a demonstration on how to sand cast a leaf and make a Quickrete birdbath.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 705-1665

Location: LaGuardia Corner Community Garden

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2014-04-27 2014-04-27 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7273, -73.9993 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-28 2014-04-28 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 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 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden Date: April 28, 2014

The Master Composter Certificate Course is a wonderful way to become more involved in the composting community in Queens and to share your love for composting with others! You will gain a deeper understanding of composting in NYC and support in creating a compost-related project of your design. Master composters play a vital role in educating New Yorkers about the joys of composting in the city.

To apply, use the online application at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj.shtml.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 7, 2014.

Learn more about becoming a Master Composter: http://www.queensbotanical.org/Education/compost/master_composter

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-28 2014-04-28 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-29 2014-04-29 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: April 29, 2014

Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature.

Human Impacts Institute will provide supplies for tree care. Participants should bring water bottles, sunblock, a hat, and any other personal items. Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Please note: Tree Care Tuesdays meet on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., from April 22nd through September 2nd. On April 22, May 20, June 17 and July 15, Tree Care Tuesdays will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups. Please register by email with your full name and contact information, and specify “Tree Care Tuesday”, the specific date, as well as how many people will be attending in your registration.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Brooklyn Arbor School

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2014-04-29 2014-04-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7099, -73.9549 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 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 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-30 2014-04-30 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 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 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: April 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 registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: April 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-01 2014-05-01 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 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 for 3-4 year olds and their caregivers. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 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 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/blooming-naturalists Date: May 1, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/animal-encounter Date: May 1, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/garden-crew1 Date: May 1, 2014

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

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-02 2014-05-02 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 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 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Curator Talk on Women in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/central-park-tour-meet-the-curator http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/central-park-tour-meet-the-curator Date: May 2, 2014

Join Conservatory Garden Curator, Diane Schaub, for this walk through the Garden that will focus on women's roles in shaping the space, from designer Betty Sprout through restoration work by Lynden Miller to her own designed displays. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 1:00 pm 2:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53100055cdb30.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/blooming-naturalists Date: May 2, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/animal-encounter Date: May 2, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bird-walk Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Jane's Walk: Building Sustainability with Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/janes-walk-building-sustainability-with-stewardship-prospect-heights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/janes-walk-building-sustainability-with-stewardship-prospect-heights Date: May 3, 2014

Public green spaces contribute to the health and beauty of our city, and provide environmental benefits like cleaning the air and capturing stormwater.

We need your help to keep them functioning. We invite you to walk and learn as we explore a diversity of public green spaces, cared for by local stewards and NYC Parks maintenance crews. The tour will take you through recently installed bioswales, street trees, and greenstreets, and introduce you to some of the community volunteers that care for them. Stewardship is an important component of our sustainability work.

As you learn about NYC Parks’ green infrastructure goals and construction and planting practices, hear from the everyday people who are contributing to sustainability and climate resiliency goals by helping to care for their local street tree, greenstreet or bioswale. Local groups are actively engaged in stewardship in this neighborhood and will share some insights on how they are strengthening their community through environmental stewardship. We'll finish our tour at the nexus of community activity at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, where participants can visit local vendors or continue on their own through Prospect Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 935-3960

Location: Clinton Avenue and Fulton Street

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6834, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d9753ca6af.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 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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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/freshkills-park-tour11 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/freshkills-park-tour11 Date: May 3, 2014

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. In addition to providing a wide range of recreational opportunities, including many uncommon in the city, the park’s design, ecological restoration and cultural and educational programming will emphasize environmental sustainability and a renewed public concern for our human impact on the earth.

The Freshkills Park tour will depart from the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, and will take you by bus to see behind the scenes at Freshkills Park. Freshkills Park staff will be on hand to guide you through the history of the site as the Fresh Kills Landfill and share with you the development of new capital programs at Freshkills as part of the Draft Master Plan for the site designed by James Corner Field Operations. The tour lasts roughly one and a half hours and will return to the ferry.

Please sign up for this tour on the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions. There is limited space on this tour, registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Randall's Island Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/randalls-island-cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/randalls-island-cherry-blossom-festival Date: May 3, 2014

Join the Randall's Island Park Alliance for the second annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Activities include face painting, kite flying, shodo, origami, traditional Japanese drumming performance, cherry blossom tea tasting and cherry tree planting with the Japanese Consulate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day Date: May 3, 2014

Get up close and personal with NYC's wild residents. Learn about squirrels, coyotes, skunks, urban birds, and more. The Urban Park Rangers will also inform you about the best places to see wildlife in NYC and how to safely interact. Learn from New York State licensed rehabilitators and additional wildlife enthusiasts. Engage your creative side listening to musical performances, and participating in kids' activities. It's fun for everyone!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 3, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 3, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Composting in the City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-composting-in-the-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-composting-in-the-city Date: May 3, 2014

Leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings, and weeds can all become garden gold through composting. Join us to learn the essentials of outdoor composting in city yards. Registration required. Email compost@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 539-5296 to register. Workshop fee $5 per person.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA["Home" En Plein Air Watercolor Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/home-en-plein-air-watercolor-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/home-en-plein-air-watercolor-workshop Date: May 3, 2014

“Home” artist Elizabeth Allison will lead an outdoor watercolor workshop. Come paint a picture of the Morris-Jumel Mansion or of your favorite house.
This workshop is suitable for ages 10 and up. Reservations are encouraged.
Support provided by the West Harlem Local Development Corporation Fund of Tides.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 2129238008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk: Marvelous Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/early-morning-bird-walk-marvelous-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/early-morning-bird-walk-marvelous-migrants Date: May 4, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to see some of the dazzling birds that visit the park before flying to northern breeding grounds. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d45b45ef3e.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Birds of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 4, 2014

Heidi Steiner, from the Brooklyn Bird Club, will lead this spring bird watching tour around the Ridgewood Reservoir. Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 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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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Alpine Trough Day at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/alpine-trough-day-at-wave-hill2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/alpine-trough-day-at-wave-hill2 Date: May 4, 2014

Spend the day with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer and Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day as they share the art of trough gardening.

  • Alpine Trough Day: Make an Alpine Trough: Alpine troughs function as miniature, self-contained rock gardens, displaying a variety of diminutive plants in a small amount of space. Spend the day with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer and Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day as they share the art of trough gardening. Mix up a batch of ‘hypertufa’ and craft a small round trough to take home. Children ages 12 and up welcome with an adult. $25/$15 Wave Hill Member. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling (718) 549-3200 x251 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Meet on the grounds at 10:00 a.m.
  • Alpine Trough Walk: Get inspired by the unique collection of alpine plants artfully arranged in the troughs at the T.H. Everett Alpine House. Free with admission to the grounds (Admission: $8 adults, $4 students and seniors, $2 children 12-18). Registration not required. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 1:30 p.m.
  • Alpine Trough Day: Plant an Alpine Trough: Alpine troughs function as miniature, self-contained rock gardens, displaying a variety of diminutive plants in a small amount of space. Spend the day with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer and Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day as they share the art of trough gardening. Using a rustic pre-made trough, select from a variety of alpine plants and create a miniature landscape for your garden, deck or terrace. $40/$30 Wave Hill Member. Children ages 12 and up welcome with an adult. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x251 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Meet on the grounds at 2:00 p.m.

Photos: Joshua Bright, Mick Hale

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339c31640350.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 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 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/forest-crew Date: May 4, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Happy Hounds Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/happy-hounds-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/happy-hounds-hike Date: May 4, 2014

Bring your canine companion for a hike through the central Greenbelt. Learn the trails and make new friends.

Remember to bring water and bags to pick up your dog. Registration is required. Please call or email to register.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 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 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: May 4, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/kayak-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/kayak-freshkills-park Date: May 4, 2014

Join us as members of the Freshkills Park team, with assistance from Kayak Staten Island and generous support of the Downtown Boathouse, guide you through the creeks of Freshkills Park via kayak. This is an incredible opportunity for you to discover the future potential of Freshkills Park by experiencing the beauty of the waterways, grassy meadows, and trees on site. Kayaks, life vests, and safety training will be provided.

Meeting location will be inside the park - exact location and directions will be provided upon confirmation, and spaces fill up quickly. This tour will be limited to participants ages 16 and up.

Participants will be selected by lottery if the number of prospective participants exceeds the capacity. Register for the lottery at the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5771, -74.1864 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51caf7354e4ec.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 4, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: May 4, 2014

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike to Alley Giant (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/hike-to-alley-giant-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/hike-to-alley-giant-moderate Date: May 4, 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 and places often off-limits to the general public. Our moderate hikes include longer, faster paced hikes, which may include rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 23rd.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 1:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 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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2014-05-05 2014-05-05 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 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 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden Date: May 5, 2014

The Master Composter Certificate Course is a wonderful way to become more involved in the composting community in Queens and to share your love for composting with others! You will gain a deeper understanding of composting in NYC and support in creating a compost-related project of your design. Master composters play a vital role in educating New Yorkers about the joys of composting in the city.

To apply, use the online application at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj.shtml.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 7, 2014.

Learn more about becoming a Master Composter: http://www.queensbotanical.org/Education/compost/master_composter

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-05 2014-05-05 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 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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2014-05-06 2014-05-06 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: May 6, 2014

Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature.

Human Impacts Institute will provide supplies for tree care. Participants should bring water bottles, sunblock, a hat, and any other personal items. Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Please note: Tree Care Tuesdays meet on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., from April 22nd through September 2nd. On April 22, May 20, June 17 and July 15, Tree Care Tuesdays will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups. Please register by email with your full name and contact information, and specify “Tree Care Tuesday”, the specific date, as well as how many people will be attending in your registration.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Roebling Street between N 7th St and N 6th St

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2014-05-06 2014-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.716, -73.9555 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 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 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 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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2014-05-07 2014-05-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 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 2014-05-07 2014-05-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 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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2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/blooming-naturalists Date: May 8, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/animal-encounter Date: May 8, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/garden-crew1 Date: May 8, 2014

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

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 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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2014-05-09 2014-05-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 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 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/blooming-naturalists Date: May 9, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx Date: May 9, 2014

Help water and care for the 80,000+ 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: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: Colgate Avenue and Westchester Avenue

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2014-05-09 2014-05-09 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8284, -73.882 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/animal-encounter Date: May 9, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bird-walk Date: May 10, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Planting Event at Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/milliontreesnyc-planting-event-at-alley-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/milliontreesnyc-planting-event-at-alley-pond-park Date: May 10, 2014

Seven years ago, the city launched the MillionTreesNYC initiative with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city.

The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air and water quality, reduced pollution from storm water runoff, flooding and erosion, and reduced energy costs, to name a few.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there.

We invite you to join us this spring to plant trees at Alley Pond Park in Queens!

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Northern Boulevard and 234th Street (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7634, -73.7465 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535053fa1ac52.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 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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2014-05-10 2014-05-10 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Active Hiking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/get-active-hiking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/get-active-hiking Date: May 10, 2014

Join an introductory hike of about 2-3 hours in the Northwest Woods of the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 10:00 am 40.9044, -73.8964 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 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 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Open House: Country in the City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/country-in-the-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/country-in-the-city Date: May 10, 2014

Where else can you sit on a porch in Manhattan?

Enjoy the arrival of warm weather by joining us at the Open House at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum.

A special feature of the day in the “country” will be local artists working in the plein-air (in the open air) tradition of landscape painting in the garden.

Event Schedule

Artists at Work
11am-4pm
In the late 19th and early 20th century, artists came to Inwood to capture its remaining rural character on canvas. Local artists, including Diane Drescher, Elissa Gore and Bob Bahr, continue that plein-air tradition and will spend the day finding inspiration at the farmhouse.

On the Farm
11am-5pm
Take a self-guided tour of the farmhouse and learn more about the Dyckman family and what living in the country meant in early 19th century New York.

History Play Date: Plein Air Painting
12pm-2pm
Country in the City for Kids! This year for Country in the City, young visitors, ages 6 and up are invited to paint outdoors in the plein-air painting tradition. Stop by anytime between 12 and 2 pm to observe the artists at work and try your hand at watercolor landscapes. Painting materials will be provided and will continue until 2pm or as long as supplies last.

Recommended for children age 6 and up.
FREE, All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53415a1abd3bf.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Spread the Love: Wildflower Seed Balls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/spread-the-love-wildflower-seed-balls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/spread-the-love-wildflower-seed-balls Date: May 10, 2014

Let’s stir up a batch of wildflower seed balls, learn about local wildflowers and the benefits of adding wildflowers and herbs to your garden, yard, or other open space.

Bring home a wildflower seed ball for yourself, or to give as a unique gift.

This program is part of the 7th annual NYC Wildflower week, sponsored by Con Edison.

Registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/tree-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/tree-giveaway Date: May 10, 2014

Home and property owners are limited to one tree each.

Trees weigh approximately 30 pounds and stand 7 – 8 feet tall and must be planted in the ground — not in planters or on balconies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/freshwater-fishing Date: May 10, 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 led by a trained Ranger is required.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 10, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 10, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/freshkills-park-hike-moderate1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/freshkills-park-hike-moderate1 Date: May 10, 2014

Yearn for adventure? Join the Freshkills Park Staff as we hike areas we are developing into new parkland on Staten Island. This hike will bring you behind the scenes into natural sections of the park typically restricted from public access to introduce you to the beauty of the hills and creeks in Freshkills Park. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the park development while getting out in nature and staying in shape.

Please sign up for this tour on the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions. There is limited space on this tour, registration is required.

This hike includes elevations with gravel and dirt terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water, sunscreen, bugspray, and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5899, -74.1877 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/insect-exploration Date: May 10, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Enjoy learning about the diversity of insects which inhabit our parks. Butterflies, bees, and beetles are only a few of the critters we may be able to encounter.

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 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 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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2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/birding-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/birding-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 11, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:00 am 40.6862, -73.8898 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: May 11, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help the keep the park clean and beautiful. Volunteers help spruce up gardens, paint fences and benches, weed and spread mulch, and sweep and clear pathways. Individuals can sign up online. Groups should pre-register. Contact the Prospect Park Alliance Volunteer Department at (718) 287-3400 or volunteers@prospectpark.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6655, -73.9716 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52813eba05aa9.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 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 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree and Lawn Care in Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/tree-and-lawn-care-in-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/tree-and-lawn-care-in-sherman-creek Date: May 11, 2014

The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway is a 32-mile route around Manhattan and includes an esplanade of over 250 flowering trees. Help care for these trees and maintain the lawn around them while taking in the beauty of the river and greenway.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/forest-crew Date: May 11, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Springtime Hike at Breezy Point]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/springtime-hike-at-breezy-point http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/springtime-hike-at-breezy-point Date: May 11, 2014

Carpool in a caravan, led by Mickey Maxwell Cohen of the American Littoral Society, to the little known western tip of the Rockaway Peninsula.

Highlights will include dune foliage, shore birds and a surprising assortment of rocks and minerals used in the construction of the Breezy Point Jetty.

Binoculars, a hammer, collecting bag, eye protection and a magnifying glass will be helpful.

This free hike is in partnership with Gateway National Recreation Area.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 474-0896

Location: Fort Tilden

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2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5632, -73.8833 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:16 EDT