NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:39:48 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 27, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-27 2015-03-27 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/seasonal-crafts Date: March 27, 2015

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-27 2015-03-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 28, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Explorers: Magical March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/seasonal-explorers-magical-march http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/seasonal-explorers-magical-march Date: March 28, 2015

Celebrate the start of the spring season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories, and hikes (weather permitting). This mini-series will consist of three Saturdays morning sessions and are suitable for ages 5 to 7 years old, accompanied by a chaperone. Join us for one week or all three. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Camouflage Theaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/family-art-project-camouflage-theaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/family-art-project-camouflage-theaters Date: March 28, 2015

Nature’s mimicry is a wonder to behold!

Discover the ways in which animals like moths, lizards, birds, and coyotes copy their surroundings for the purpose of protection. Using cardboard-box dioramas, we’ll create a nature stage to serve as a secret hideaway for the critter of your choice.

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

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e634ea2ba.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/easter-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/easter-egg-hunt Date: March 28, 2015

This event is sold out.

This is one day when it’s okay to put all your eggs in one basket!

Children 2–12 hunt for eggs, tap their talent at arts and crafts tables, and have a photo taken with the Easter Bunny.

Light refreshments will be offered. Please bring your own basket. Tickets may be purchased in advance at bpmm.org.

Registration is required at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org. Rain date: Sunday, March 29, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/fire-making-skills Date: March 28, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 11:00 am 40.604, -74.1596 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089cfba6df5.JPG Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Botanical Art Making Workshop with Paul Lin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/botanical-artmaking-workshop-with-paul-lin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/botanical-artmaking-workshop-with-paul-lin Date: March 28, 2015

Join artist Paul Lin as he shares the time-honored tradition of pressed flower botanical art. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants of all levels to the therapeutic technique of art making, exploration of natural materials, and the importance of composition and design.

Advanced registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-28 2015-03-28 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d134d1318e1.jpg Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Camouflage Theaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/family-art-project-camouflage-theaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/family-art-project-camouflage-theaters Date: March 29, 2015

Nature’s mimicry is a wonder to behold! Discover the ways in which animals like moths, lizards, birds, and coyotes copy their surroundings for the purpose of protection. Using cardboard-box dioramas, we’ll create a nature stage to serve as a secret hideaway for the critter of your choice. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e69a5044a.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Birding Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/birding-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/birding-basics Date: March 29, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

This program is geared toward beginners but all skill levels are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: BRC Senior Center (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 11:00 am 40.7203, -73.9923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089def03a0f.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: March 29, 2015

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Scavenger Hunt Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/scavenger-hunt-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/scavenger-hunt-hike-light Date: March 29, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate, to vigorous.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089e2019fbc.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/junior-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/junior-volunteer-corps Date: March 29, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a day of giving back. Families and elementary-aged youth groups are invited to join us to help prepare the park for spring by raking leaves and other activities. Learn the value of service and meet other families and children. Refreshments will be provided.

Register online.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 9th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9768 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 31, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-31 2015-03-31 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/recycletoart Date: April 1, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-01 2015-04-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/spring-break Date: April 3, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/seasonal-crafts Date: April 3, 2015

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Youth Running Series at the Scotland Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/nyrr-youth-running-series-at-the-scotland-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/nyrr-youth-running-series-at-the-scotland-run Date: April 4, 2015

Bagpipes, kilts, and running shoes? For the first time at theScotland Run, the New York Road Runners Youth Running Series will host an event for younger runners to take on the challenge. As part of Scot Week, bring your kids to dress up and join the fun at this 1.6-mile run in Central Park.

The event will be staged in three age groups: 7-10 years, 11-13 years, and 14-18 years. Join us for an unforgettable race!

Start time: 10:15 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: West Drive at West 67th Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 10:15 am 40.7724, -73.9767 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0bb6bd1a34.jpg Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Butterfly Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/butterfly-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/butterfly-exploration Date: April 4, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. This exploration through the park will focus on butterflies. Cabbage whites, viceroys, and monarchs are just a few of the species found in New York City. Learn more about their fascinating abilities and amazing journeys.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55104ba3c45f4.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/egg-hunt Date: April 4, 2015

Join us for a free eggstravaganza! There'll be tons of fun and games, like:

  • Egg Hunt (limited space, ages 3-11)
  • Carnival Games
  • Potato Sack Races
  • Face Painting
  • Music
  • Egg and Spoon Races
  • Arts and Crafts

The event is free and we welcome the community. The event is hosted by Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, part of NYC Parks! For more information, please call the Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bunny Hop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/bunny-hop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/bunny-hop Date: April 4, 2015

Bring the kids out and enjoy the day with us in Willowbrook Park (near the Carousel Ride) for our Annual Bunny Hop. Events for the day include face painting, crafts, games, and egg hunt, and much more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

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

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6041, -74.1614 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Egg-stravaganza!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-eggstravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-eggstravaganza Date: April 4, 2015

Join us for "egg-xellent" fun for the family! Children can take part in an egg scavenger hunt and old-fashioned games. Fllora, Queens Botanical Garden's mascot, will be making appearances so don't forget the camera.

Advanced registration is required. Please register here. A ticket is required for each participant. Ticket prices do not include Garden Admission.

Please note: No refunds. This event takes place rain or shine. Event parking rate of $10 will be in effect; discount parking vouchers are not applicable on event days. Supplies are limited to the first 750 children.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-04 2015-04-04 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d135dbac184.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[McGolrick Egg Hunt & Spring Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/mcgolrick-egg-hunt-spring-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/mcgolrick-egg-hunt-spring-parade Date: April 4, 2015

The 4th Annual McGolrick Egg Hunt will run as long as the thousands of eggs last. Kids will also get to meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy craft activities, face painting, and music.

This year, bring your most colorful bonnets or make one at the park for a colorful spring parade at 2 p.m.!

Proceeds will help send the promising MS 126 science students to a NASA space camp in Istanbul, Turkey this summer! Cool, right?

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 559-1410

Location: Central Pavilion (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7244, -73.9434 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5507121d31970.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-break Date: April 4, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Sensory Perception Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/kids-sensory-perception-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/kids-sensory-perception-hike Date: April 4, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children to nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

Even in an urban environment, you can experience the wonder of nature. Engage your sense of touch, smell, sight, and hearing as we explore the natural world.

While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089e5c8fa91.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-sprouts Date: April 4, 2015

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House, where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park: North Woods Discovery Walk for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families Date: April 5, 2015

Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk through Central Park's North Woods and learn together through hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.

Families only; Ages 5+. Maximum of three children per parent or guardian. No groups, please. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Please arrive at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Programs take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 10:00 am 11:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f9f91abaaa8.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Nature Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/kids-nature-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/kids-nature-hike-light Date: April 5, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

The forest is waking up and blooming as spring progresses. Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty on this hike, as we explore and get up close with nature found on the forest floor.

While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 11:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089f9961426.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/nature-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/nature-scavenger-hunt Date: April 5, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Get to know the park by hunting for some common and uncommon objects and artifacts. Fun for all ages and a great way to learn more about your park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 11:00 am 40.7498, -73.8076 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a02399087.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: April 5, 2015

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/spring-break Date: April 5, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/spring-sprouts Date: April 5, 2015

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House, where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Bird Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-manhattan1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-manhattan1 Date: April 6, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about birds. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced bird watcher, spring migration is an exciting time to explore the park. Bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-06 2015-04-06 10:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/spring-break Date: April 6, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-06 2015-04-06 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Orienteering for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-bronx Date: April 6, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Ranger's Free Kids Week programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is orienteering for kids. Practice your map reading skills and prepare to explore the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-06 2015-04-06 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: All About Bugs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-brooklyn Date: April 6, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is all about bugs. Among many fascinating facts, you will learn why all insects are bugs, but not all bugs are insects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-04-06 2015-04-06 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Birding for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-queens Date: April 6, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is birding for kids! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced birdwatcher, spring migration is an exciting time to be out in the park. Bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-04-06 2015-04-06 1:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-staten-island-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-staten-island-nature-crafts Date: April 6, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids and yourself in the natural world. Program is appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Have fun today making arts and crafts with items collected and found in the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-04-06 2015-04-06 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Holiday Tennis Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/spring-holiday-tennis-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/spring-holiday-tennis-program Date: April 6, 2015

The Prospect Park Tennis Center offers intensive group instruction for adults and children of all levels of experience. The accomplished staff of tennis professionals give players personal attention while they acquire game fundamentals and increase their skill level. Players must register in advance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2015-04-06 2015-04-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6512, -73.9701 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: All About Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/06/kids-week-manhattan Date: April 6, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about birds. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced bird watcher, spring migration is an exciting time to explore the park. Bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-06 2015-04-06 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Rocks and Geology]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-manhattan Date: April 7, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about rocks and geology. Let's explore, examine, and climb a rock or two. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and become geologists for the day.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 10:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Adventures: Snug Harbor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/outdoor-adventures-snug-harbor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/outdoor-adventures-snug-harbor Date: April 7, 2015

Explore Staten Island's Snug Harbor, a cultural center and botanical garden, on this nature hike with your guide, Will Lenihan.

All ages are welcome. Wear sturdy shoes and sun block.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Building H (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.644, -74.1026 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/spring-break Date: April 7, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Holiday Tennis Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/spring-holiday-tennis-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/spring-holiday-tennis-program Date: April 7, 2015

The Prospect Park Tennis Center offers intensive group instruction for adults and children of all levels of experience. The accomplished staff of tennis professionals give players personal attention while they acquire game fundamentals and increase their skill level. Players must register in advance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6512, -73.9701 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: All About Fish]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-bronx Date: April 7, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is all about fish. Become an ichthyologist and discover all of the fascinating adaptations of aquatic creatures.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Birding for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-brooklyn Date: April 7, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is birding for kids. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced birdwatcher, spring migration is an exciting time to be out observing birds in the parks. Bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Colonial Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-brooklyn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-brooklyn1 Date: April 7, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today step back in time and play some colonial games. The history of Fort Greene Park provides the perfect backdrop as we experience what Colonial-era kids played during their free time.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Native American Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-queens Date: April 7, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Hone your five senses and enjoy testing your skills playing Native American games.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 1:00 pm 40.7496, -73.8077 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Rocks and Geology]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-staten-island-rocks-and-geology http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-staten-island-rocks-and-geology Date: April 7, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids and yourself in the natural world. Program is appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about rocks and geology. Explore the park and strengthen your geologist skills while we observe and study rocks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Rocks and Geology]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-manhattan1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/kids-week-manhattan1 Date: April 7, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about rocks and geology. Let's explore, examine, and climb a rock or two. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and become geologists for the day.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-07 2015-04-07 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break Family Storytime & Craft @ QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/spring-break-family-storytime-craft-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/07/spring-break-family-storytime-craft-qbg Date: April 7, 2015

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (limited to first 30 children; while supplies last).

Schools and groups: contact schoolprograms@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-07 2015-04-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid Week Manhattan: Insects]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kid-week-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kid-week-manhattan Date: April 8, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about insects. Be an entomologist for a day and learn why all insects are bugs but not necessarily all bugs are insects.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 10:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/spring-break Date: April 8, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-bronx Date: April 8, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is raptors. New York City is home for many types of raptors from red tail hawks to American kestrels. Learn about their diversity and adaptations which allow them to thrive in our city parks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Outdoor Skills for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-queens-outdoor-skills-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-queens-outdoor-skills-for-kids Date: April 8, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is outdoor skills for kids. Do you know about proper hiking gear? Do you want to learn how to use a compass? How can I collect drinking water? These are just examples of the type of skills you may learn to accomplish during this program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 1:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Pond Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-staten-island-pond-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-staten-island-pond-exploration Date: April 8, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids and yourself in the natural world. Program is appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Explore the Blue Heron pond and enjoy learning about the fascinating invertebrates found just below the surface. Be prepared to get your hands wet.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Holiday Tennis Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/spring-holiday-tennis-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/spring-holiday-tennis-program Date: April 8, 2015

The Prospect Park Tennis Center offers intensive group instruction for adults and children of all levels of experience. The accomplished staff of tennis professionals give players personal attention while they acquire game fundamentals and increase their skill level. Players must register in advance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6512, -73.9701 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Insects]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-manhattan Date: April 8, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about insects. Be an entomologist for a day and learn why all insects are bugs but not necessarily all bugs are insects.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/recycletoart Date: April 8, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Music Found in Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-manhattan Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about music found in nature. Let's explore the park focusing on the sounds of birds, trees, water, and maybe even make some music of our own.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 10:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/spring-break Date: April 9, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: All About Insects]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-queens-all-about-insects http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-queens-all-about-insects Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids and your yourself, in the natural world. Program is appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about insects. Be an entomologist today and learn why all insects are bugs, but not all bugs are insects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-staten-island-insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-staten-island-insect-exploration Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids and your yourself, in the natural world. Program is appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about insects. Be an entomologist today and learn why all insects are bugs, but not all bugs are insects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Holiday Tennis Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/spring-holiday-tennis-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/spring-holiday-tennis-program Date: April 9, 2015

The Prospect Park Tennis Center offers intensive group instruction for adults and children of all levels of experience. The accomplished staff of tennis professionals give players personal attention while they acquire game fundamentals and increase their skill level. Players must register in advance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6512, -73.9701 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-bronx Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today enjoy a nature exploration hike through the woods of Van Cortlandt Park. The forest floor is a fascinating place to explore and discover.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Outdoor Skills for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-brooklyn Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is outdoor skills for kids. Do you know about proper hiking gear? Do you want to learn how to use a compass? How can I collect drinking water? These are just examples of the type of skills you may learn to accomplish during this program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-brooklyn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-brooklyn1 Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about trees! What is your favorite tree? Did you know you can identify a tree by its leaf shape? Improve your tree knowledge and become a Nature Detective.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Music Found in Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-manhattan1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-manhattan1 Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about music found in nature. Let's explore the park focusing on the sounds of birds, trees, water, and maybe even make some music of our own.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break Family Storytime & Craft @ QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/spring-break-family-storytime-craft-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/spring-break-family-storytime-craft-qbg Date: April 9, 2015

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (limited to first 30 children; while supplies last). Schools and groups: contact schoolprograms@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-09 2015-04-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: All About Conservation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-manhattan Date: April 10, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Learn all about conservation. Do you recycle? Are you an environmental steward? Learn what you can do to help your local park and the natural world and become a Conservation Ranger.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 10:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/spring-break Date: April 10, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-bronx Date: April 10, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is birding. Whether you are a beginner or a long time birdwatcher, spring migration is always an energetic time to explore the parks and observe our avian friends.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Eco Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-brooklyn Date: April 10, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today go on an eco scavenger hunt with the Rangers. Can you find the herring gull, or spot a sumac? Enjoy exploring the trails of Marine Park while searching for the items on the hunt list.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Urban Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-queens-urban-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-queens-urban-wildlife Date: April 10, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids and yourself in the natural world. Program is appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about urban wildlife. Did you know NYC is home to more than just rats and squirrels? Learn all about the fascinating wildlife we share our parks with.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 1:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Orienteering for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-staten-island Date: April 10, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Ranger's Free Kids Week programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is orienteering for kids. Practice your map reading skills and prepare to explore the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Holiday Tennis Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/spring-holiday-tennis-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/spring-holiday-tennis-program Date: April 10, 2015

The Prospect Park Tennis Center offers intensive group instruction for adults and children of all levels of experience. The accomplished staff of tennis professionals give players personal attention while they acquire game fundamentals and increase their skill level. Players must register in advance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6512, -73.9701 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: All About Conservation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-manhattan1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-manhattan1 Date: April 10, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Learn all about conservation. Do you recycle? Are you an environmental steward? Learn what you can do to help your local park and the natural world and become a Conservation Ranger.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/seasonal-crafts Date: April 10, 2015

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/birding-spring-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/birding-spring-migrants Date: April 11, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skills levels and beginners are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 9:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550873a102110.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: April 11, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-11 2015-04-11 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Family Birdwatching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/family-birdwatching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/family-birdwatching Date: April 11, 2015

Looking for a fun way to spend time with your family outdoors? Join the Prospect Park Alliance for its monthly family birdwatching tours. After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home. Please note this tour leaves promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/annual-shearing-of-the-heather-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/annual-shearing-of-the-heather-celebration Date: April 11, 2015

The three-acre Heather Garden is the site of our annual rite of spring – the shearing of the heather by members of the Northeast Heather Society and Heather Garden staff. Bring your instruments and join in our community parade through the Heather Garden. Come take a tour with a horticulturist, win the Heather Garden Quiz, hear bagpipes and flute. Join our Skraptacular children’s art making workshop while enjoying the garden’s spring beauty and panoramic views of the Hudson River and Palisades.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5501fd5971e41.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/spring-break Date: April 11, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Junior Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/junior-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/junior-volunteer-corps Date: April 11, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a day of fun as they gear up for spring cleaning.

Families and elementary-school-aged groups are invited to help rake leaves. Learn the value of service and meet other families on this day of giving back. There will be refreshments.

Please pre-register online.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 9th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9768 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/spring-sprouts Date: April 11, 2015

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House, where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child’s View of Life in 19th Century New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york Date: April 11, 2015

29 East Fourth Street was home not only to the eight Tredwell children, but also to two young granddaughters. Come tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play. Could you carry a bucket of coal up steep stairs? Do you have a calling card? A top hat? What, no hoop skirt? How did you take a bath? And penmanship really, really mattered.

Best for children 8 to 12 years old. Reservations at merchantshouse.org/calendar.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 3:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/birding Date: April 12, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 11:00 am 40.8516, -73.8266 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508747bae5c3.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/birding-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/birding-for-beginners Date: April 12, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Bird watchers of all skills levels are welcome. This program is specifically geared towards beginners.

Bring a pair of binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550874eb63a55.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: April 12, 2015

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrate Earth Day Upcycle Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/celebrate-earth-day-upcycle-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/celebrate-earth-day-upcycle-art Date: April 12, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

Celebrate Earth Day early and learn more about conservation efforts you can do at home. Engage your creative side and breathe new life into reusable items. All supplies provided.

While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/spring-break Date: April 12, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Build a Bird Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/build-a-bird-feeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/build-a-bird-feeder Date: April 12, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

At this time of year, birds of all different colors and sizes travel through New York City. Get a chance to learn more about them and how to be a good neighbor. Participants will have a chance to create their own bird feed. All supplies will be provided.

While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508767769cb0.JPG Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/spring-sprouts Date: April 12, 2015

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House, where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Animal Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/kids-week-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/kids-week-brooklyn Date: April 15, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Join us today for an animal adventure. Learn all about our animal neighbors which live in the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-04-15 2015-04-15 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/recycletoart Date: April 15, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-15 2015-04-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/16/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/16/nature-exploration Date: April 16, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-16 2015-04-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/17/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/17/nature-exploration Date: April 17, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-17 2015-04-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/17/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/17/seasonal-crafts Date: April 17, 2015

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-17 2015-04-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: April 18, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-18 2015-04-18 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/birding-spring-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/birding-spring-migrants Date: April 18, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 10:00 am 40.6655, -73.9716 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550876d7e5917.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:00:06 EDT