NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:21:19 GMT <![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Park Discovery! (Central Park Conservancy Environmental Educators)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/family-performance-festival-park-discovery-central-park-conservancy-environmental-educators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/family-performance-festival-park-discovery-central-park-conservancy-environmental-educators Date: September 6, 2015

Explore Central Park's diverse plant and animal life through hands-on nature activities led by Central Park Conservancy environmental educators.

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please RSVP to let us know you're coming.

This program takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph, or heat index above 95 degrees).

View the full schedule for the Family Performance Festival

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a59410627c7.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/saltwater-fishing Date: September 6, 2015

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. Most fishing programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-09-06 2015-09-06 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: September 6, 2015

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 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/rangers-choice-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/rangers-choice-hawk-watch Date: September 6, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

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

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Thursday, August 27th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 6, 2015

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4ea6e04c3b.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 7, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-07 2015-09-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 7, 2015

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-07 2015-09-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4eb0351e96.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: September 8, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-08 2015-09-08 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 8, 2015

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

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-08 2015-09-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4eb7c0c3bb.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/wetlands-tour Date: September 8, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island! Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island. Participants will also have the opportunity for an up close and personal look at a few of the creatures that call Randall’s Island home.

All ages are welcome and the tour is completely free! We will meet at the northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh, near the south end of Icahn Stadium. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh

To RSVP for large groups (more than 10 people) or request more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-08 2015-09-08 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de24ef590fb.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: September 9, 2015

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

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

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

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: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-09 2015-09-09 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Dusk Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/fort-tryon-park-dusk-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/fort-tryon-park-dusk-nature-walk Date: September 9, 2015

Take an insider's tour of Fort Tryon Park's habitats and their creatures with expert naturalist Mike Feller. Find out why the park is so beloved by skunks, groundhogs, and an abundance of birds, especially at night.

Please note: RSVP is required. Please email info@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-09-09 2015-09-09 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55db3f5e3926f.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: September 10, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/waterfront-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/waterfront-garden-tour Date: September 10, 2015

Come join us for a tour of our waterfront garden! Located along the coast of the East River, the garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils to winter blooming witchhazel. Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside. You will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of Manhattan while you explore the winding paths of our shade garden.

All are welcome and no fee is required! We will be meeting at the Randall's Island side of the 103rd St. footbridge. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

To RSVP for large groups (more than 10 people) or to request more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de28abd9afe.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 10, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 11, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 11, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/family-camping-at-fort-totten-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/family-camping-at-fort-totten-park Date: September 11, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 1st

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bird-walks Date: September 12, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Forest Trail Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/alley-pond-park-forest-trail-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/alley-pond-park-forest-trail-work Date: September 12, 2015

Help NYC Parks restore forest in Alley Pond Park! Trails provide access to the forest, but too many trails can confuse visitors and disrupt the ecology of the forest. Volunteers will help close unnecessary trails and formalize official trails through the southern woods. Volunteers should meet at the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course parking lot. Please come dressed in work boots or sturdy shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2761

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/birding Date: September 12, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Palisades in Plaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster Date: September 12, 2015

Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades that face Wave Hill. Then follow the lead of visiting artist Jenaé Schwartz and use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, and add color to tint. Easy for kids of all ages!

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4ec197d5c5.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 12, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 12, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 12, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central 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) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: September 12, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 12, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Annual Harvest Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/greenthumb-annual-harvest-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/greenthumb-annual-harvest-fair Date: September 12, 2015

Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season, and gives gardeners the opportunity to show off their harvests! This year, the Harvest Fair will feature a healthy food demonstration, workshops: Window Gardening and Gardening for Small Spaces, activities for kids, including face painting and Family Yoga, live music with Grammy Award-winning flamenco guitarist Hernan Romero and traditional Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance group Bomba Yo, and our annual Harvest Contest!

It’s a celebration for all ages! Registration for the Harvest Contest begins on the day of the event at 11 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.

And for the first time ever—GreenThumb Fresh Chef Contest!

GreenThumb’s Fresh Chef Contest will challenge 10 youth and 10 adult community members to create their most delicious and nutritious dish with local and healthy ingredients. We will crown a winner, chosen by a VIP panel of foodies and chefs. Pre-registration is required to participate in the GreenThumb Fresh Chef Contest. Youths, ages 10 - 17, please register here. Adults, 18 and up, please register here. Registration will close when the contest has reached capacity.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Diamante Garden

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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79790115356445000, -73.93640136718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ba746396fdd.JPG Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Seasonal Ferments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/workshop-seasonal-ferments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/workshop-seasonal-ferments Date: September 12, 2015

Join us this summer at the Wyckoff farmhouse for a hands-on fermentation workshop. This workshop is part of a series of six workshops for adults (and teens) in what we’re calling “creative homesteading”. Get your hands dirty in the garden, experiment with natural dyes, learn about herbal medicine, preserve your harvest, and more at the oldest house in New York!

Smell, taste, discuss and make a few simple seasonal ferments. In this workshop we’ll explore and craft two delicious types of ferments that are easily made at home without any special ingredients or equipment: a sauerkraut (and its cousins) as well as various styles of sour cream. Depending on what’s in season there may be additional ferments to explore.

Advance (free) registration required. For more information and to register, please visit http://wyckoffmuseum.org/workshops.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5576fa5453209.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/naturalist-lead-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/naturalist-lead-hike Date: September 12, 2015

Enjoy a guided nature hike through Freshkills Park and learn about habitats, wildlife, and research projects at the site.

This 1-2 mile trek includes moderate to steep elevations. Water, bug spray, and comfortable shoes are recommended. Space is limited, ages 10+. Free.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wild and Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59009933471700000, -74.18859863281200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4cd639341a.jpg Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-camping-at-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-camping-at-pelham-bay-park Date: September 12, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 2nd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/the-night-sky Date: September 12, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.52040100097656000, -74.18949890136719000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/fall-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/fall-birding Date: September 13, 2015

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River flyway provides the perfect habitat for native and migrating birds. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds, but registration, online or at the Perkins Visitor Center, is recommended. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.)

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4ede5bfbeb.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Palisades in Plaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster Date: September 13, 2015

Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades that face Wave Hill. Then follow the lead of visiting artist Jenaé Schwartz and use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, and add color to tint. Easy for kids of all ages!

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4eea152740.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 13, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 13, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 13, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/seining Date: September 13, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Seining programs use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, and are great for kids of all ages. Most fishing programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60269927978515600, -73.93350219726562000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Thomas Jefferson Park to Randall's Island Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/thomas-jefferson-park-to-randalls-island-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/thomas-jefferson-park-to-randalls-island-hike-moderate Date: September 13, 2015

Enjoy the urban wildlife and landscaping of Thomas Jefferson Park. Then journey along the greenway to Randall's Island to explore the salt marshes and waterside views of the city.

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. 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.

Moderate hikes are longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: First Avenue at 112th Street (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79309844970703000, -73.93730163574219000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/kayak-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/kayak-freshkills-park Date: September 13, 2015

Join the Freshkills Park Team and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other! Kayak along the Fresh Kill and see the site from a different perspective. This three hour excursion will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the varied wildlife that calls Freshkills Park home.

Kayaks, life vests, and brief safety training will be provided. Kayak events are currently limited to participants ages 16 and over, in good health and with basic swimming skills. Be prepared to get wet! Space is very limited.

Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov if you own a kayak, and wish to participate in this program with your personal kayak.

*You must reserve a spot in order to participate*

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (21) 602-5381

Location: Freshkills Park

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2015-09-13 2015-09-13 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.57709884643555000, -74.18640136718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d784119bec5.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/family-nature-walk Date: September 13, 2015

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Family walks begin at the Perkins Visitor Center. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4f19301f24.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/freshwater-fishing Date: September 13, 2015

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. Most fishing programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q024 Kissena Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.74940109252930000, -73.80319976806640000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 13, 2015

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4f22d2b558.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 14, 2015

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

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street). For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-14 2015-09-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: September 15, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 15, 2015

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 15, 2015

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

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5058f766ab.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/wetlands-tour Date: September 15, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island! Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island. Participants will also have the opportunity for an up close and personal look at a few of the creatures that call Randall’s Island home.

All ages are welcome and the tour is completely free! We will meet at the northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh, near the south end of Icahn Stadium. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh

To RSVP for large groups (more than 10 people) or request more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de24ef590fb.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 16, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central 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) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wednesday Night Tours: The Oyster: An Edible History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/wednesday-night-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/wednesday-night-tours Date: September 16, 2015

Founders of historical dining collective Edible History lead a tour about oysters and their fascinating role in New York City’s own history.

New York City’s harbor was once home to the largest oyster beds in the world. While early Dutch settlers picked foot long oysters from the shores of Brooklyn and Manhattan, 18th and 19th century New Yorkers consumed them nearly to extinction. From a staple food of the poor to an haute delicacy, these tiny mollusks pack a serious history, Victoria Flexner and Ryan Mellinger from Edible History will guide you through it.

Tour Guide: Victoria Flexner and Ryan Mellinger, Edible Histoy

Purchase tickets here. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70270156860400000, -73.99530029296900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55943cee4aa44.jpg Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: September 17, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Meadow Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/wildflower-meadow-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/wildflower-meadow-tour Date: September 17, 2015

Come take a tour of Randall’s Island’s Wildflower Meadow! Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate bridge—just across the river from Astoria Park— the Wildflower Meadow is home to an array of native and ornamental plants that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. We’ll walk and talk about plants that are blooming, including fragrant and pollinator-friendly species. We’ll also observe up-close the diversity of pollinators and other insects that dine in the meadow.

All ages are welcome and no fee is required! We will be meeting at the Randall's Island side of the 103rd St. footbridge. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

To RSVP for large groups (>10 people) or request more information: melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de278176cbf.JPG Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/annual-plant-sale Date: September 18, 2015

Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 17, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program. Staff experts are on hand on the weekend, Friday through Sunday, to offer personal assistance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5133b00761.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 18, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: September 18, 2015

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

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

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

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) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bird-walks Date: September 19, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Buzz About Bees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-buzz-about-bees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-buzz-about-bees Date: September 19, 2015

Visit the beehives in The Battery and learn about the ways in which bees live, work, and play. Then, in the spirit of our pollinating friends’ favorite flora, we’ll make everlasting paper flower crowns to take home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 409-3720

Location: Castle Clinton (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7037, -74.0168 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Caterpillar Sock Puppets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/family-art-project-caterpillar-sock-puppets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/family-art-project-caterpillar-sock-puppets Date: September 19, 2015

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

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c50804ed518.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 19, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 19, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/annual-plant-sale Date: September 19, 2015

Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 17, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program. Staff experts are on hand on the weekend, Friday through Sunday, to offer personal assistance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5133b00761.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 19, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central 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) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: September 19, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 19, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bronx-river-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bronx-river-ramble Date: September 19, 2015

Join the Bronx River's volunteer historians as they explore three of the borough's waterways: the Bronx River, Pugsley Creek, and Westchester Creek.

This event is free. No registration is required for this event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Rosedale and Lacombe Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81449890136719000, -73.86519622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55918c8455da5.JPG Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Wonderful Woolly Bears]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/nature-presentation-wonderful-woolly-bears http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/nature-presentation-wonderful-woolly-bears Date: September 19, 2015

In the early fall, woolly bear caterpillars are on the move, searching for cozy places to hibernate for the winter. Meet live woolly bear caterpillars with an environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and find out more about the life cycle of these fuzzy, friendly creatures. Can the brown bands on their bodies really predict the severity of the winter? Join us to find out! Ages eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c50b3d40804.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: John Muir Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: September 19, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. 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 Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Vigours hikes are long distance with hills and rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/family-camping-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/family-camping-at-prospect-park Date: September 19, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/nocturnal-wildlife Date: September 19, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. As the sun sets, parks continue to be alive with energy. Get set to learn about bats, raccoons, skunks and other common nocturnal animals.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky: Constellation Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-night-sky-constellation-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-night-sky-constellation-stories Date: September 19, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 173 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.84280014038086000, -73.93479919433594000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Caterpillar Sock Puppets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/family-art-project-caterpillar-sock-puppets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/family-art-project-caterpillar-sock-puppets Date: September 20, 2015

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c50d5c54a4d.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 20, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 20, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/annual-plant-sale Date: September 20, 2015

Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 17, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program. Staff experts are on hand on the weekend, Friday through Sunday, to offer personal assistance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5133b00761.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/basic-canoeing Date: September 20, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures.

Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Golden Pond In Crocheron Park (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77090072631836000, -73.76519775390625000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 20, 2015

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c511134c24e.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: September 20, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552415b510f6c.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/annual-plant-sale Date: September 21, 2015

Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 17, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program. Staff experts are on hand on the weekend, Friday through Sunday, to offer personal assistance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-21 2015-09-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5133b00761.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Bay Park Invasive Removal & Tree Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/little-bay-park-invasive-removal-tree-stewardship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/little-bay-park-invasive-removal-tree-stewardship Date: September 22, 2015

Help NYC Parks restore forest in Little Bay Park! Volunteers will help remove invasive vines and exotic vegetation like porcelain berry and bittersweet, which threaten the otherwise healthy forest. Volunteers will be introduced to forest ecology, and trained in invasive plant identification, and removal techniques.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2761

Location: Totten Avenue, South of Duane Road (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79088378572200000, -73.78159523010300000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: September 22, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/annual-plant-sale Date: September 22, 2015

Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 17, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program. Staff experts are on hand on the weekend, Friday through Sunday, to offer personal assistance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5133b00761.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 22, 2015

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

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c514199f507.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/wetlands-tour Date: September 22, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island! Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island. Participants will also have the opportunity for an up close and personal look at a few of the creatures that call Randall’s Island home.

All ages are welcome and the tour is completely free! We will meet at the northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh, near the south end of Icahn Stadium. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh

To RSVP for large groups (more than 10 people) or request more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de24ef590fb.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walk: First Day of Fall in the North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/23/discovery-walk-first-day-of-fall-in-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/23/discovery-walk-first-day-of-fall-in-the-north-woods Date: September 23, 2015

Bring your family for a special weekday guided walk in the park and take part in hands-on exploration, in celebration of the first day of fall.

Learn about what makes Central Park a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Borrow a Discovery Kit — a rugged backpack filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and other discovery tools.

Free; RSVP here to let us know you’re coming. Ages 5+. Families only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-23 2015-09-23 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1fc495c9cf.jpg Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/23/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/23/annual-plant-sale Date: September 23, 2015

Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 17, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program. Staff experts are on hand on the weekend, Friday through Sunday, to offer personal assistance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-23 2015-09-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5133b00761.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/23/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/23/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 23, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-23 2015-09-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walk: First Day of Fall in the North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/23/discovery-walk-first-day-of-fall-in-the-north-woods1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/23/discovery-walk-first-day-of-fall-in-the-north-woods1 Date: September 23, 2015

Bring your family for a special weekday guided walk in the park and take part in hands-on exploration, in celebration of the first day of fall.

Learn about what makes Central Park a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Borrow a Discovery Kit — a rugged backpack filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and other discovery tools.

Free; RSVP here to let us know you’re coming. Ages 5+. Families only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-23 2015-09-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1fddd4658a.jpg Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/24/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/24/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: September 24, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-24 2015-09-24 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/24/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/24/annual-plant-sale Date: September 24, 2015

Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 17, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program. Staff experts are on hand on the weekend, Friday through Sunday, to offer personal assistance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-24 2015-09-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5133b00761.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/24/waterfront-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/24/waterfront-garden-tour Date: September 24, 2015

Come join us for a tour of our waterfront garden! Located along the coast of the East River, the garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils to winter blooming witchhazel. Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside. You will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of Manhattan while you explore the winding paths of our shade garden.

All are welcome and no fee is required! We will be meeting at the Randall's Island side of the 103rd St. footbridge. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

To RSVP for large groups (more than 10 people) or to request more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-24 2015-09-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de28abd9afe.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/annual-plant-sale Date: September 25, 2015

Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 17, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program. Staff experts are on hand on the weekend, Friday through Sunday, to offer personal assistance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-25 2015-09-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5133b00761.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-25 2015-09-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-25 2015-09-25 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bird-walks Date: September 26, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Fall Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/birding-fall-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/birding-fall-migrants Date: September 26, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 26, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 26, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/annual-plant-sale Date: September 26, 2015

Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 17, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program. Staff experts are on hand on the weekend, Friday through Sunday, to offer personal assistance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5133b00761.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/tai-chi-chuan Date: September 26, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Drop-ins will be accommodated as the limited space permits.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d72ee3cd765.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT