NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:07:56 GMT <![CDATA[Tree Care Tuesday with Human Impacts Institute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/tree-care-tuesday-with-human-impacts-institute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/tree-care-tuesday-with-human-impacts-institute Date: August 11, 2015

Join the Human Impacts Institute to help care for local trees and green spaces. Help with their local oyster monitoring project, too!

Registration is recommended (required for groups). Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-9761

Location: 90 Kent Avenue and North 8th Street (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7209, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55524766b3d33.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/garden-crew Date: August 11, 2015

Help care for our vegetable beds (where all of our produce will be donated to local food pantries and sold at our Youth Run Farm Stand), and compost bins. Bring water and sunscreen.

Meet at the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s Compost Garden Site. All volunteers must register at (718) 601-1553 for further instructions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9045, -73.8964 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 11, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/wetlands-tour Date: August 11, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island! Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds, and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island.

Individuals and families are welcome; no fee is required. We will be meeting at the northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh, near the south end of Icahn Stadium. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

For more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wetlands Tour Location (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559c4266347ca.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 12, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-12 2015-08-12 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 12, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 12, 2015

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

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Children's Garden Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-childrens-garden-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-childrens-garden-program Date: August 12, 2015

Children ages 7-12 are invited to a fun-filled afternoon to explore the garden and connect with nature.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-08-12 2015-08-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68289947509765600, -73.88790130615234000 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/frogwatch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/frogwatch Date: August 12, 2015

Calling all citizen scientists! Assist us with the montly observing, monitoring, and data collection on local amphibian populations. With some cooperative skies, we will also do some stargazing for the Perseid Meteor Shower.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Summit Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.58280181884765600, -74.12409973144531000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 13, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-13 2015-08-13 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: August 13, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 13, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/waterfront-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/waterfront-garden-tour Date: August 13, 2015

Take a tour of our waterfront garden! Located along the coast of the East River, the garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils and narcissus, to winter blooming witchhazel and amamellis.

Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside. You will be able to enjoy breath-taking views of Manhattan while you explore the winding paths of our shade garden.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555a56aeb40ff.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: An Evening Stroll in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/central-park-tour-an-evening-stroll-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/central-park-tour-an-evening-stroll-in-central-park Date: August 13, 2015

Join us after work for an evening stroll in Central Park. Central Park Conservancy guides lead you on a casual walk from the southeast corner of the park to Bethesda Terrace.

Learn about the Central Park Zoo, the Arsenal, Balto, The Mall, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and the lake along the way, on this tour designed for New York summer evenings. This tour will take place on Thursdays for 6 weeks only.

The tour route involves some stairs and a few inclines. The tour starts at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza at Fifth Avenue and 60th Street.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review these 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 Central Park Conservancy's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 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 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557f12c1d1b7a.jpg Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Infrastructure Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/green-infrastructure-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/green-infrastructure-tour Date: August 13, 2015

Come see the new green infrastructure and help us keep our river clean and streets clear from flooding.

This event is free; registration is not required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55919df2c250b.JPG Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey to the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 13, 2015

Gaze across the New York sky and all the wonders it holds with Amateur Astronomers Association of New York.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 14, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-14 2015-08-14 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 14, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 14, 2015

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

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Policies carefully.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 14, 2015

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 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 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/family-camping-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/family-camping-at-conference-house-park Date: August 14, 2015

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, August 4.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Conference House Park

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.50279998779297000, -74.25250244140625000 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bird-walks Date: August 15, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Mount Loretto State Forest: Caring for Young Forests]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/mount-loretto-state-forest-caring-for-young-forests http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/mount-loretto-state-forest-caring-for-young-forests Date: August 15, 2015

Help NYC Parks care for the young forest at Mount Loretto State Forest! Volunteers will help remove invasive vines and exotic vegetation, which threaten the otherwise healthy forest. Volunteers will also be trained in tree guard installation, weeding, and mulching techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Registration is required for this event. Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Kenny Road

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50969870000000000, -74.21808570000000000 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 15, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 15, 2015

What was and what might have been.

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park.

Arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge River Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/highbridge-river-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/highbridge-river-walk Date: August 15, 2015

As summer temperatures soar, the forest slope along the Harlem River is one of the coolest places in Manhattan. We'll search for wildflowers, insects, birds, and some of Manhattan's last remaining freshwater seeps and springs.

Sponsored by the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

This event is part of the Season of the High Bridge!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Dyckman Sitting Area (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.86119842529297000, -73.92469787597656000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b9170357df2.jpg Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/story-time-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/story-time-on-the-terrace Date: August 15, 2015

Enjoy storytime under the trees, complete with fresh air and a gentle breeze. This event is suitable for ages 3 - 6, accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Dyes and Herb Sachets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/diy-mini-hanging-planters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/diy-mini-hanging-planters Date: August 15, 2015

Learn how to turn kitchen scraps into dyes using natural ingredients such as onion skins and turmeric. Dye your own herb sachet and, once it dries, fill it with a custom blend of herbs. All materials will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

RSVPs appreciated at info@thebattery.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 409-3720

Location: Castle Clinton (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70365524291992000, -74.01675415039062000 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/community-paddle1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/community-paddle1 Date: August 15, 2015

Calling all novice paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary! Waterproof gear and footwear recommended.

Registration is not required for this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430 4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559184e0a99ad.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Green Bugs Gathering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/family-art-project-green-bugs-gathering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/family-art-project-green-bugs-gathering Date: August 15, 2015

Study the similarities and differences between cicadas, katydids, and crickets. Then, use cardboard tubes, fasteners, wooden clothes pins, and green tempera paint to construct bodies and movable parts, like wings and legs. Learn how to make cicada castanets and other buggy sounds and click, chirp or sing in an insect parade.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbc889b17a5.jpg Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: August 15, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Entomology Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/entomology-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/entomology-exploration Date: August 15, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and you explore the park high and low in search of creepy, crawly, insects. This program is great for all ages. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/basic-canoeing Date: August 15, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89340209960938000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/intermediate-canoeing Date: August 15, 2015

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

Intermediate canoe programs are great for those with some prior experience. Intermediate programs may include canoeing in mild currents and require strong navigational skills. Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 35th Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59740066528320000, -73.76799774169922000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Container Gardening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/greenthumb-workshop-container-gardening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/greenthumb-workshop-container-gardening Date: August 15, 2015

Making the most out of every inch of available ground is essential for urban gardeners. Window boxes and containers are the perfect solution when you’re short on growing space. Learn the design elements for a good container or window box, soil mixtures that work well, and tips for planting and maintaining containers all year.

Please RSVP online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Hornaday Community Garden

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.84379959106445000, -73.88500213623047000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 15, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Lecture: 'The Bronx: The Ultimate Guide to New York City's Beautiful Borough']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-public-lecture-on-the-book-the-bronx-the-ultimate-guide-to-new-york-citys-beautiful-borough http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-public-lecture-on-the-book-the-bronx-the-ultimate-guide-to-new-york-citys-beautiful-borough Date: August 15, 2015

Join the official Bronx borough historian Lloyd Ultan and Ms. Shelly Olson on a fact-filled discussion about their latest publication The Bronx: The Ultimate Guide to New York’s City’s Beautiful Borough.

This free lecture will be held at the Museum of Bronx History, located at 3266 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, New York 10467. Authors will
have extra copies of their books for purchase and signing. For directions, please call (718) 881- 8900?

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.87730026245117000, -73.87950134277344000 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Walk: Cricket, Katydids and Cicadas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/nature-walk-cricket-katydids-and-cicadas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/nature-walk-cricket-katydids-and-cicadas Date: August 15, 2015

Insects may be tiny, but their activity enlivens the garden with color, sound and movement. This summer, tag along with our visiting naturalists as they hunt for creatures that soar and sing above Wave Hill. Each special weekend begins with an insect-themed Family Art Project in the morning and continues with a nature walk in the afternoon.

During the dog days of summer, crickets, katydids and cicadas fill the air with their multitude of unusual songs. Watch naturalist Paul Keim use a sweep net to collect these creatures, and learn to distinguish their many different songs from one another. Children ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Wings over Wave Hill event.

This event is free with admission to the grounds, but since space is limited, registration is recommended, online or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbc9fcd8b54.jpg Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/family-camping-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/family-camping-at-prospect-park Date: August 15, 2015

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 5th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/the-night-sky Date: August 15, 2015

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City Parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 16, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-16 2015-08-16 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Green Bugs Gathering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/family-art-project-green-bugs-gathering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/family-art-project-green-bugs-gathering Date: August 16, 2015

Study the similarities and differences between cicadas, katydids, and crickets. Then, use cardboard tubes, fasteners, wooden clothes pins and green tempera paint to construct bodies and movable parts, like wings and legs. Learn how to make cicada castanets and other buggy sounds and click, chirp or sing in an insect parade.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbcb286136a.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/freshwater-fishing Date: August 16, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/basic-canoeing Date: August 16, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.62360000610351600, -74.11830139160156000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Nature Songs and Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/family-performance-festival-nature-songs-and-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/family-performance-festival-nature-songs-and-stories Date: August 16, 2015

Discover more about the park and the finely tuned way in which mother nature works with George Steele as you sing along with him, then head out on an exploratory adventure in the Park! The first part of the program will take place on Great Hill, then we'll set off on an educational exploration of our natural park environment.

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 646-208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 16, 2015

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

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 16, 2015

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbcb8305c7e.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike & Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/hike-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/hike-draw Date: August 16, 2015

Enjoy a natural artistic hike presented by the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy. Bring a light chair you can carry on the trails. We provide supplies and artist Lovie Pignata.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.88370132446289000, -73.88150024414062000 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 17, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-17 2015-08-17 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 17, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-17 2015-08-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/ecocrafts Date: August 17, 2015

Recycle used and natural materials into new creations at Classic Playground. Projects include wearable crafts, repurposed items, and creative ways to look at nature.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-17 2015-08-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 18, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-18 2015-08-18 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: August 18, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-08-18 2015-08-18 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/garden-crew Date: August 18, 2015

Help care for our vegetable beds (where all of our produce will be donated to local food pantries and sold at our Youth Run Farm Stand), and compost bins. Bring water and sunscreen.

Meet at the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s Compost Garden Site. All volunteers must register at (718) 601-1553 for further instructions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-18 2015-08-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9045, -73.8964 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 18, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-18 2015-08-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 18, 2015

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

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-18 2015-08-18 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/wetlands-tour Date: August 18, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island! Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds, and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island.

Individuals and families are welcome; no fee is required. We will be meeting at the northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh, near the south end of Icahn Stadium. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

For more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wetlands Tour Location (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-18 2015-08-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559c4266347ca.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 19, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-19 2015-08-19 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 19, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-19 2015-08-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 19, 2015

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

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street). For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-19 2015-08-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dendrology: Walk and Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/dendrology-tree-walk-and-talk-date http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/dendrology-tree-walk-and-talk-date Date: August 19, 2015

Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology is a new summer program, a thematic series of nature walks, talks, and art workshops, designed to encompass the various natural elements of Conference House Park.

Conference House Park is home to many diverse and unique plant and tree communities within its 265 acres. The communities range from tall maturing forest stands, young groves, open fields, pocket-forested wetlands, and wet woods. The park contains a rare maritime Northern Hackberry forest (due to high calcium levels from the high number of discarded oyster shells in the soil). There are many tree species at the southern and northern most portion of their growing range—true 'Mason-Dixon' line for trees species.

This educational Walk and Talk is a family-friendly program designed to increase the appreciation and understanding of the numerous tree and plant species found within the various forest types in the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-19 2015-08-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557c4097f2cf8.jpg Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-19 2015-08-19 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories in the Garden: Animal Antics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/stories-in-the-garden-animal-antics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/stories-in-the-garden-animal-antics Date: August 19, 2015

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature tales. These stories—classics and more—come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppetry. This week, meet a very grumpy goat, a pig who says “ribbit” and a little bird who thinks an airplane might just be her mother. Laugh along with these comedic tales, and then join in as we sing some of our favorite nonsense songs. This week we read Are You My Mother! by P. D. Eastman, Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist and Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira.

Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in Wave Hill House in inclement weather. Ideal for children ages three to six with an adult.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-19 2015-08-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbcdffd4b5b.jpg Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Children's Garden Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/summer-childrens-garden-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/summer-childrens-garden-program Date: August 19, 2015

Children ages 7-12 are invited to a fun-filled afternoon to explore the garden and connect with nature.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-08-19 2015-08-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68289947509765600, -73.88790130615234000 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wednesday Night Tours: Native Plant Identification]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/wednesday-night-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/wednesday-night-tours Date: August 19, 2015

Come on a tour of the native plants within the designed landscapes of the park with Jenny Blackwell from Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Don’t be late—this tour travels throughout the park!

Purchase tickets here. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-19 2015-08-19 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70270156860400000, -73.99530029296900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55943ed165031.jpg Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 20, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-20 2015-08-20 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: August 20, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 20, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/wildflower-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/wildflower-garden-tour Date: August 20, 2015

Come take a tour of our Wildflower Meadow!

Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate Bridge, our Wildflower Meadow is home to an array of native and ornamental plants that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife.

Join an experienced member of the Alliance's Horticulture Department for a walk and talk about our favorite subject… flowers!

All are welcome and no fee is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555a5aacaa415.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Gardening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/sherman-creek-gardening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/sherman-creek-gardening Date: August 20, 2015

Join our Sherman Creek Garden Crew for an evening of weeding and garden maintenance around the park. Learn about the various projects Garden Crew works on and how these efforts support New York Restoration Project's approach to sustainable horticulture.

For questions and to register, please email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey to the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 20, 2015

Gaze across the New York sky and all the wonders it holds with Amateur Astronomers Association of New York.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 21, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 21, 2015

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

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Policies carefully.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Art at the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/earth-art-at-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/earth-art-at-the-park Date: August 21, 2015

Make sculptures using the park’s natural landscape as the means of creation. Use materials such as soil, rock, organic media, and water to make ephemeral works of art. Make a video recording or take photographic prints to keep for your viewing pleasure. Gloves, water, and some tools will be provided.

Pre-registration is recommended. Please register by email at francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 227-1463.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a539296ac7d.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 21, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/family-camping-at-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/family-camping-at-van-cortlandt-park Date: August 21, 2015

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 12th.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bird-walks Date: August 22, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 22, 2015

What was and what might have been.

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park.

Arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Delicate Dragonfly Wings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/family-art-project-delicate-dragonfly-wings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/family-art-project-delicate-dragonfly-wings Date: August 22, 2015

Study these ancient insects and see them flying upwards and downwards, backwards and forwards, or hovering mid-air. Create delicate and shimmering dragonfly wings using transparent and brightly colored—even metallic—materials.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbcea23c126.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/upper-river-paddle Date: August 22, 2015

Expereince the natural beauty that New York City has to offer.

Come canoe through Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo. For those who feel strong, we will offer the opportunity to paddle south for a short distance and then returning to the riverwalk. This paddle starts at 219th Street and ends in the Mitsubishi Riverwalk of the Bronx Zoo. These trips are approximately two and a half hours on water and have one portage. Waterproof gear and footwear are recommended.

$30, registration is required. Registration will begin about two weeks prior to the event. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a13e7c98f.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/natural-areas-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/natural-areas-exploration-day Date: August 22, 2015

Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas.

Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities. Each exploration day will be a new adventure! Check the Randall's Island event calendar for details at www.randallsisland.org.

All ages are welcome at this free event!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7919, -73.927 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551313111a990.jpg Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Hike and Paddle Gerrittsen Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/rangers-choice-hike-and-paddle-gerrittsen-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/rangers-choice-hike-and-paddle-gerrittsen-creek Date: August 22, 2015

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

Join us for a vigorous hike through the sandy paths of Marine Park then launch a canoe from Gerrittsen Beach and paddle back to the Salt Marsh Nature Center with us.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, August 11th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 22, 2015

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 22, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Drawing: Chalk and Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/drawing-chalk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/drawing-chalk-and-talk Date: August 22, 2015

Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology is a new summer program, a thematic series of nature walks, talks, and art workshops, designed to encompass the various natural elements of Conference House Park.

Capture the beauty of Conference House Park and draw inspiration from its natural surroundings and environment. Embrace the park's dominant topographical features—the shoreline and forest— through the art of drawing.

This introductory workshop provides basic how-to instruction along with the materials to explore and capture the varied landscape of Conference House Park. Classes to be held outdoors—weather permitting.

All skill levels are welcome. For those interested, a brief overview of Conference House Park's dunes and forests will be given. Ages 10 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Schmul Park Weed Warriors: Volunteer Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/schmul-park-weed-warriors-volunteer-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/schmul-park-weed-warriors-volunteer-cleanup Date: August 22, 2015

Dandelions, knotweed, and mugwort are invading Schmul Park! Become a “Weed Warrior” and help Freshkills Park remove these plants from among our new native plantings.

Learn how to identify the native and invasive plants in Schmul Park while helping to beautify the landscape! We’ll also be working to remove litter and make the place beautiful in all ways.

Suitable for ages 10 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wild and Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59009933471700000, -74.18859863281200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a525c9b630a.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: August 22, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 22, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/seining Date: August 22, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: August 22, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/family-camping-at-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/family-camping-at-central-park Date: August 22, 2015

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 12th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/nocturnal-wildlife Date: August 22, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Once the sun sets, the park continues to be alive with activity. Learn more about the fascinating nocturnal creatures which thrive after dark.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Delicate Dragonfly Wings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/family-art-project-delicate-dragonfly-wings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/family-art-project-delicate-dragonfly-wings Date: August 23, 2015

Study these ancient insects and see them flying upwards and downwards, backwards and forwards, or hovering mid-air. Create delicate and shimmering dragonfly wings using transparent and brightly colored—even metallic—materials.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbcf81e1590.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Moderate Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: August 23, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York CIty and places often off-limits to the general public. On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Moderate hikes are longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73089981079101600, -73.77400207519531000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/basic-canoeing Date: August 23, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: The Case of the Missing Chipmunk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/family-performance-festival-the-case-of-the-missing-chipmunk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/family-performance-festival-the-case-of-the-missing-chipmunk Date: August 23, 2015

When a chipmunk goes missing, only one detective is clever enough, brave enough, and smart enough to solve the case - Mystery Max! Of course, he'll need your help, too! Join Max on a wild adventure to find Central Park's missing chipmunks. Along the way we'll meet crazy characters, make new friends, sing songs and find clues. Whodunit?

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

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

Full Schedule for Family Performance Festival

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a58fcc10aa0.jpg Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Walk: Dragonflies and Damselflies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/nature-walk-dragonflies-and-damselflies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/nature-walk-dragonflies-and-damselflies Date: August 23, 2015

Insects may be tiny, but their activity enlivens the garden with color, sound and movement. This summer, tag along with our visiting naturalists as they hunt for creatures that soar and sing above Wave Hill. Each special weekend begins with an insect-themed Family Art Project in the morning and continues with a nature walk in the afternoon.

Can you tell a dragonfly from a damselfly? Environmental educators from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum offer a short, indoor presentation, then lead a family-friendly walk to net and identify some of these iridescent insects for a close-up look before they are released back to nature. Children ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Wings over Wave Hill event.

This event is free with admission to the grounds, but. Since space is limited, registration is recommended, online or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbcfe649e53.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 23, 2015

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbcbc4755ed.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:06 EDT