NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:27:46 GMT <![CDATA[Behind the Lens: Discover Highbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/behind-the-lense-inwood-nature-walk-with-cameras http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/behind-the-lense-inwood-nature-walk-with-cameras Date: February 20, 2016

Bring your camera and join naturalist and photographer Mike Feller on a winter walk near the river in Highbridge Park.

Mike will discuss strategies for dealing with difficult lighting situations, lens and zoom choice for perspective control, and demonstrate the use of a large format film camera.

Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.84230041503906000, -73.93499755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3b55a177a7.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 20, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423f05b161b.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/winter-tree-id http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/winter-tree-id Date: February 20, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This hike will strengthen your winter tree ID skills as you learn about different characteristics and traits to look for, in order to identify trees without their leaves.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at the Queens Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/celebrate-lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/celebrate-lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo Date: February 20, 2016

The WCS's Queens Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities include:

  • Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Crafts – Visitors will make a special craft to take home in celebration of the new year. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Calligraphy –Visitors will have a chance to try out their calligraphy skills. (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Chinese Theatre Works Performances – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Monkey puppet show for visitors of all ages. (1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Tea and Fortune Cookies – Visitors will warm up inside the zoo’s Wild Room and enjoy a snack of tea and fortune cookies. (11 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Sea Lion Feedings – The zoo’s daily sea lion feedings will take place at 11:15 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.

All event times are subject to change. For a complete schedule, visit queenszoo.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-1500

Location: Queens Zoo

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2016-02-20 2016-02-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.74363327026367000, -73.85064697265625000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Succulent Garden Terrarium Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/winter-succulent-garden-terrarium-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/winter-succulent-garden-terrarium-workshop Date: February 20, 2016

Join horticulturalist and author Maria Colletti to design and make a miniature succulent garden under glass to take home. Learn about tropical plant terrariums, hanging glass globes with air plants, succulent and moss dish gardens, and more.

Registration is required; please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/owls-and-pellets Date: February 20, 2016

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as both starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family.

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided.

Discover what makes owls fierce, nocturnal predators and dissect a real owl pellet indoors at the Blue Heron Nature Center.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 20, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Foraging Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/foraging-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/foraging-tour Date: February 20, 2016

Join author and forager Marie Viljoen on a brisk botanical stroll to discover the indigenous edible plants of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Learn how to spot them in the growing year, how to use them in the kitchen, and where to plant them in your own gardens.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3a5090c46b.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/the-night-sky Date: February 20, 2016

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.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Owl Prowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/owl-prowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/owl-prowl Date: February 21, 2016

Great Horned, saw-whet, long-eared, and barred owls can often be found near the mansion this time of year. Join Jack Rothman of City Island Birds to search the grounds for owls and other winter species, including winter woodland birds and waterfowl.

Be prepared for winter weather; wear sturdy waterproof shoes. Registration is requested; please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 8:30 am 10:00 am 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Lavender Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/trail-of-the-month-lavender-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/trail-of-the-month-lavender-trail Date: February 21, 2016

Join us for an easy, guided interpretive hike along the Lavender trail in High Rock Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: February 21, 2016

Explore Blue Heron Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 13:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/outdoor-skills-animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/outdoor-skills-animal-tracking Date: February 21, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

In this program, learn to identify animal tracks to understand animal behavior. Dress appropriately for an outdoor hike.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at the Queens Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/celebrate-lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/celebrate-lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo Date: February 21, 2016

The WCS's Queens Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities include:

  • Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Crafts – Visitors will make a special craft to take home in celebration of the new year. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Calligraphy –Visitors will have a chance to try out their calligraphy skills. (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Chinese Theatre Works Performances – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Monkey puppet show for visitors of all ages. (1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Tea and Fortune Cookies – Visitors will warm up inside the zoo’s Wild Room and enjoy a snack of tea and fortune cookies. (11 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Sea Lion Feedings – The zoo’s daily sea lion feedings will take place at 11:15 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.

All event times are subject to change. For a complete schedule, visit queenszoo.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-1500

Location: Queens Zoo

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2016-02-21 2016-02-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.74363327026367000, -73.85064697265625000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Taste of Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/natures-workshop-taste-of-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/natures-workshop-taste-of-nature Date: February 21, 2016

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as both starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family.

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided. In this program learn how everyday food sometimes has surprising origins. Discover how many familiar tastes are created with common plants.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wildlife Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/winter-wildlife-animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/winter-wildlife-animal-tracking Date: February 21, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Can you distinguish between a coyote track and a dog track? Learn to identify different animal tracks using simple observations. Developing these skills makes it easier to find and observe wildlife in any season.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 21, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 21, 2016

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 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10f89dc0e2.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Make the City Your Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/22/make-the-city-your-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/22/make-the-city-your-gym Date: February 22, 2016

New York may be well known for its expansive parks, pedestrian lifestyle, and greenmarkets, but many residents also cope with food deserts, prohibitively expensive gym memberships, and limited access to well-maintained green space – as well as to quality healthcare. How can New York offer world-class health and wellness opportunities for all its citizens, not just the wealthiest? Join the Museum of the City of New York for a discussion with fitness writers, physicians, and leaders of the city’s public health initiatives to explore the free and low-cost fitness resources that already exist in the city, and how best to take advantage of them. This program springs from our exhibition, The New York City Marathon: The Great Race.

Panelists include:

  • Thomas W. Farley, Former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene & Chief Executive Officer, The Public Good Projects
  • Adena Long, Assistant Commissioner, Public Programs, NYC Parks & Recreations
  • Nancy Easton, Co-Founder, Wellness in the Schools (WITS)
  • Anahad O'Connor, Reporter, New York Times
  • Jordan Metzl (moderator), Sports Medicine Physician, Author, and Fitness Instructor, Hospital for Special Surgery

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Museum of the City of New York

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2016-02-22 2016-02-22 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.79249954223633000, -73.95189666748047000 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/23/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/23/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 23, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-23 2016-02-23 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 25, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-25 2016-02-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423f05b161b.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 25, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-25 2016-02-25 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 26, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-26 2016-02-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Desert under Glass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass Date: February 27, 2016

Leave winter behind. Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House. Spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and tempera paint, make a desert mirage.

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 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa638ca95ba.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at the Prospect Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo Date: February 27, 2016

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities each day include:

  • Hao Bang Ah Monkey Puppet Show – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Monkey puppet show for visitors of all ages. (1 and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Monkey Treats – Visitors will make enrichment items that keepers will present to the zoo’s monkeys in celebration of the occasion. (12:30 and 3:30 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m)
  • Calligraphy – Visitors will take home a piece of the celebration by coloring monkey-themed bookmarks and have a Chinese calligraphy expert write on one side. (1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Craft – Visitors will make a special craft to celebrate the new year. (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Discovery Center – The zoo’s Discovery Center will be open and decorated for the new year. Education staff will introduce visitors to the zoo’s rabbit, another animal represented in the lunar zodiac. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Sea Lion Feedings – The zoo’s daily sea lion feedings will take place at 11:30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.

All event times are subject to change. For a complete schedule, visit prospectparkzoo.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 399-7339

Location: Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.66527557373047000, -73.96540832519531000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/volunteer-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/volunteer-open-house Date: February 27, 2016

Looking to volunteer? Come learn about fun volunteer opportunities at Queens Botanical Garden. Meet department representatives and seasoned volunteers to learn firsthand what it’s like to be a volunteer at Queens Botanical Garden! Wrap up with a winter tour of the grounds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-02-27 2016-02-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a29847271e4.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Natural Fiber Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/natures-workshop-natural-fiber-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/natures-workshop-natural-fiber-workshop Date: February 27, 2016

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as both starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family. This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided.

Learn how to extract fiber and dyes from natural plants and try your hand at tying and weaving techniques using cordage made from plant fiber. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Thursday, February 11th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fire-Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/fire-making-skills Date: February 27, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 27, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wag-A-Long]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/wagalong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/wagalong Date: February 27, 2016

Have your best friend tag-a-long on a curated walk led by the Wag Club. See the best sights of the park, learn where you and your dog can play, and why some of the park areas need to be off limits.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street Dog Run (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70437213210200000, -73.98966830968900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3aff8835f5.JPG Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Who Knows What Owls Eat?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/storefront-science-who-knows-what-owls-eat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/storefront-science-who-knows-what-owls-eat Date: February 27, 2016

Did you know that Inwood Hill Park is called home by the great-horned owl? Eastern screech-owls also nest in the vicinity. Find out how these animals survive in our parks and what they eat!

Want to learn more about food chains and food webs? Join Dr. A for a dissection of owl pellets and see what you discover!

Please note: Space is limited to 15 children (ages 5-11). RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register

Photo by D. Bruce Yolton

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3bb4ea2d79.jpg Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Lantern Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lantern-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lantern-night-hike Date: February 27, 2016

Discover Central Park at night. The Rangers will discuss history and nocturnal wildlife on this night hike ending at Belvedere Castle.

Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, February 17th.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Desert under Glass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass Date: February 28, 2016

Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House and leave winter behind. Spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and tempera paint, make a desert mirage.

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 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa638ca95ba.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at the Prospect Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo Date: February 28, 2016

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities each day include:

  • Hao Bang Ah Monkey Puppet Show – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Monkey puppet show for visitors of all ages. (1 and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Monkey Treats – Visitors will make enrichment items that keepers will present to the zoo’s monkeys in celebration of the occasion. (12:30 and 3:30 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m)
  • Calligraphy – Visitors will take home a piece of the celebration by coloring monkey-themed bookmarks and have a Chinese calligraphy expert write on one side. (1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Craft – Visitors will make a special craft to celebrate the new year. (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Discovery Center – The zoo’s Discovery Center will be open and decorated for the new year. Education staff will introduce visitors to the zoo’s rabbit, another animal represented in the lunar zodiac. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Sea Lion Feedings – The zoo’s daily sea lion feedings will take place at 11:30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.

All event times are subject to change. For a complete schedule, visit prospectparkzoo.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 399-7339

Location: Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.66527557373047000, -73.96540832519531000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: February 28, 2016

Explore the woods of Van Cortlandt Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 28, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Lecture: Walking on WaterThe Past and Future of the Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lecture-walking-on-waterthe-past-and-future-of-the-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lecture-walking-on-waterthe-past-and-future-of-the-old-croton-aqueduct Date: February 28, 2016

Join Tom Tarnowsky and Mavis Cain of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct for this talk about the fascinating history of the 41-mile aqueduct that quenched the thirst of an expanding urban population and saved the city from fires, disease and nasty smells. Completed in 1842, the aqueduct was an engineering marvel that carried fresh water from Westchester County to New York City.

The scenic walking path above the underground aqueduct, now a National Landmark, winds through villages, woodlands, urban areas, and over the newly-restored High Bridge on its journey to Manhattan.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa63d84ccfc.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/winter-tree-id http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/winter-tree-id Date: February 28, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This hike will strengthen your winter tree ID skills as you learn about different characteristics and traits to look for, in order to identify trees without their leaves.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrating the Leap Year: Frogs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/celebrating-the-leap-year-frogs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/celebrating-the-leap-year-frogs Date: February 28, 2016

Learn about the amazing amphibians of the Greenbelt, then create an awesome origami frog to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 28, 2016

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 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10effd3556.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/birding-owls Date: February 28, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year; bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. This program will focus on Owls and highlight their unique adaptations and behavior.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 1, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 3, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/the-night-sky Date: March 5, 2016

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.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 6:00 am 7:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Compost 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/compost-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/compost-101 Date: March 5, 2016

Join the NYC Compost Project to learn how to reduce your waste and create "black gold" for your garden by composting leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings and weeds.

This workshop covers the essentials of outdoor composting in an urban setting. Register online at compost0101.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-03-05 2016-03-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a299fb7dd32.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/birding-winter-birds Date: March 5, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year; bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. This program will focus on the different species of birds which have overwintered in NYC Parks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.61902618408203000, -74.10613250732422000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: City Squirrels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/wildlife-viewing-city-squirrels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/wildlife-viewing-city-squirrels Date: March 5, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. One reason squirrels are so commonly found in city parks is due to their amazing ability to adapt. Enjoy observing squirrel behavior and learn some interesting facts about this "nutty" mammal.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 5, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: March 6, 2016

Explore the woods of Wolfe’s Pond Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 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 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fire-Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/firemaking-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/firemaking-skills Date: March 6, 2016

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, February 24th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Nature and Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/historic-new-york-nature-and-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/historic-new-york-nature-and-design Date: March 6, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. “Historic New York” programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks. On this walking tour, discover the history behind Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted's vision that is Prospect Park. The program will focus on their seamless transition between the urban and the natural worlds within New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Arch at Grand Army Plaza (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.67430114746094000, -73.97019958496094000 Fri, 11 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 6, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Hunter Island Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/hunter-island-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/hunter-island-night-hike Date: March 6, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Owls, deer, coyotes, and raccoons are among the many animals that call Pelham Bay Park home. Join the Rangers for this rare winter night hike.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter you name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, February 24th..

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 8, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: March 10, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is requsted. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/peepers-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/peepers-early-childhood-series Date: March 10, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoor and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Registeration requested. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 10:45 am 11:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 10, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Choose the Right Bin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/choose-the-right-bin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/choose-the-right-bin Date: March 12, 2016

There are many ways to compost, and many types of compost bins: big bins, small bins, short bins, tall bins! Does it need to have a lid? Can I keepit by my house? Can I make my own?You have questions. We have answers. Pre-registration requested. Visit our website for more information. http://snug-harbor.org

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3504

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 Thu, 17 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/nature-photography-winter-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/nature-photography-winter-woods Date: March 12, 2016

Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature in winter.

Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 2nd.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: High Rock Park

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58280181884765600, -74.12409973144531000 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Eco Art Social: Hike-ku]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/eco-art-social-hikeku http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/eco-art-social-hikeku Date: March 12, 2016

Learn about this elegant form of poetry, hear haiku poems about the Greenbelt, then gather outdoor inspiration to compose your own haiku poetry.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fire-Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/firemaking-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/firemaking-skills Date: March 12, 2016

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 2nd.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Shelter Buidling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/outdoor-skills-shelter-buidling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/outdoor-skills-shelter-buidling Date: March 12, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Do you have what it takes to survie in the wilderness? Develop skills that will help you create shelter from natural and man-made objects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Children’s Garden Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/childrens-garden-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/childrens-garden-open-house Date: March 12, 2016

Get your hands dirty with planting activities and garden crafts at this annual drop-in event. Learn about all the outstanding garden and nature programs we have for children, ages 2 to 14. New this year—Junior Naturalists for older learners, ages 11 to 14.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-03-12 2016-03-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a298c10d130.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 12, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/the-night-sky Date: March 12, 2016

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. Program may include a hike to the overlook to escape the city lights, weather permitting.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/nature-photography-winter-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/nature-photography-winter-wonderland Date: March 13, 2016

Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature in winter. Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 2nd.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-03-13 2016-03-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Camp Cooking 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/camp-cooking-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/camp-cooking-101 Date: March 13, 2016

Become a campfire foodie! Learn the basics on camp etiquette, how to set up a campfire, and how to make a meal with a Dutch oven. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 2nd.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-03-13 2016-03-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 13, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-13 2016-03-13 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Meet the Author: Book Discussion and Signing with Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/leslie-days-book-talk-and-signing-at-the-new-leaf http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/leslie-days-book-talk-and-signing-at-the-new-leaf Date: March 13, 2016

Join local author Leslie Day, natural science illustrator Trudy Smoke, and Metropolitan Opera Company photographer Beth Bergman for a presentation based on their book, Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City.

Learn about the abundant and beautiful birds that make Fort Tryon Park their home, while enjoying one of New York's hidden gems, the New Leaf Restaurant in Fort Tryon Park.

Books will be available for purchase, and a book signing will take place after the presentation.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: New Leaf Restaurant (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-03-13 2016-03-13 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.86079583495000000, -73.93278813031800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a9289eb185e.jpg Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 15, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-15 2016-03-15 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: March 17, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is requsted. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/peepers-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/peepers-early-childhood-series Date: March 17, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoor and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Registeration requested. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 10:45 am 11:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 17, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Hot Compost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/hot-compost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/hot-compost Date: March 19, 2016

Take your composting to the next level at this hands-on workshop! Learn to make and manage a “thermophilic” batch of compost—a pile that will heat up to kill weed seeds and pathogens, ready to use in as little as three months!

Participants work together with NYC Compost Project staff to build a pile at our compost demo site.

Come ready to get dirty! Register online at hotcompost.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-03-19 2016-03-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a29a9a7979d.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Eggs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/animal-eggs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/animal-eggs Date: March 19, 2016

Learn about animals that lay eggs, then join us for some games and an animal egg craft to take home.

Suitable for ages 4 - 8 with adult supervision.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: March 19, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. This program will focus on an oft-misunderstood newcomer to the New York City area: coyotes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 19, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/the-night-sky Date: March 19, 2016

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.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/nocturnal-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/nocturnal-hike-light Date: March 19, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels; light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. Interesting birds and raccoons are among the many animals that call Flushing Meadows Corona Park home.

Join the Rangers for this rare winter night hike, all participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 9th.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 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 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Orienteering Course]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/prospect-park-orienteering-course http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/prospect-park-orienteering-course Date: March 20, 2016

Participants will use provided maps and compasses to locate hidden markers in the park. The program goal is not only to teach navigational skills, but also to inspire a sense of adventure and self-awareness in unfamiliar terrain.

Participants chosen by lottery. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 9th.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-03-20 2016-03-20 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 20, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-20 2016-03-20 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Night Sky: Spring Equinox]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/astronomy-spring-equinox http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/astronomy-spring-equinox Date: March 20, 2016

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. Welcome the arrival of spring and learn more about the astronomical characteristics of the spring equinox phenomenon.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-03-20 2016-03-20 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 22, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: March 24, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is requsted. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/peepers-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/peepers-early-childhood-series Date: March 24, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoor and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Registeration requested. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 10:45 am 11:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 24, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Hike: Sensory Spring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/discovery-hike-sensory-spring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/discovery-hike-sensory-spring Date: March 26, 2016

Venture into Buck's Hollow while exploring the sights, scents, and sounds of spring, while learning about the Greenbelt's history.

This is an easy, one-hour hike.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fire-Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/firemaking-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/firemaking-skills Date: March 26, 2016

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 16th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Comfort station near Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60400009155273400, -74.15959930419922000 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: March 26, 2016

Explore the woods of Pelham Bay Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-548-0912

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 26, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Scavenger Hunt Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/27/scavenger-hunt-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/27/scavenger-hunt-hike-light Date: March 27, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels; light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paths. On this family friendly scavenger hunt, explore the beach and discover what treasures lie within Conference House Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-03-27 2016-03-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/27/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/27/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 27, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-27 2016-03-27 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/29/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/29/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 29, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-29 2016-03-29 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/31/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/31/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: March 31, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is requsted. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-31 2016-03-31 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/31/peepers-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/31/peepers-early-childhood-series Date: March 31, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoor and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Registeration requested. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-31 2016-03-31 10:45 am 11:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/31/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/31/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 31, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-31 2016-03-31 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/02/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/02/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 2, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-02 2016-04-02 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/03/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/03/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 3, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-03 2016-04-03 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/05/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/05/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 5, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-05 2016-04-05 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/07/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/07/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: April 7, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is requsted. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-04-07 2016-04-07 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST