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 19:47:44 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[Earth Day Rockaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/earth-day-rockaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/earth-day-rockaway Date: May 2, 2015

This 9th annual celebration lets kids and families take part in free environmental activities along the waterfront.

Sponsored by the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance in partnership with City Parks Foundation

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 59th Street Playground (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5891, -73.7889 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/fleece-fun Date: May 2, 2015

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.

You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

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 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 3, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!

Bring your family and join Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society on a guided walk. Learn how to spot our feathered neighbors who make their home in the park and their foreign cousins as they make their stop in Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Familes only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration not required but strongly preferred. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This programs takes place every Sunday, May 3 - May 31, rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees). For more information, please call (212) 860-1370.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-03 2015-05-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 3, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-03 2015-05-03 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 3, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–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 May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-03 2015-05-03 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/freshwater-fishing Date: May 3, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-05-03 2015-05-03 12:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55104d439a6d6.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pets and Pals/Walk-4-Paws Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/pets-and-palswalk4paws-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/pets-and-palswalk4paws-party Date: May 3, 2015

Join us for a free day of family and pet fun. There will be games, rides, craft projects, pet adoptions, pet walks, a microchip clinic by Central Veterinary Associates, animal demonstrations, and much more.

To pre-register for a dog hike with Bobbi and the Strays, please visit Walk-4-Paws 2015.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-03 2015-05-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7402, -73.7496 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: May 3, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-03 2015-05-03 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center Date: May 3, 2015

Make handmade floral cards for Mothers Day! Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Shops at SkyView Center

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2015-05-03 2015-05-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7578, -73.8347 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3baf548f29.jpg Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/fleece-fun Date: May 3, 2015

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.

You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

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 2015-05-03 2015-05-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Storytime & Craft at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/family-storytime-craft-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/family-storytime-craft-qbg Date: May 3, 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: please 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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2015-05-03 2015-05-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/recycletoart Date: May 6, 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 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Concert with Darlene Graham]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/darlene-graham http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/darlene-graham Date: May 6, 2015

Enjoy singing and swaying with this popular children's performer!

Sponsored by Council Member Rafael L. Espinal,Jr.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-05-06 2015-05-06 5:30 pm 40.6829, -73.8879 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/nature-exploration Date: May 7, 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 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/nature-exploration Date: May 8, 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 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/seasonal-crafts Date: May 8, 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 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 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/2015/05/09/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 9, 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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2015-05-09 2015-05-09 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[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: May 9, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits! Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions, currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register Now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55046808eda96.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 9, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 9, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–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 May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day Date: May 9, 2015

Get up close and personal with NYC's wild residents.

Learn about squirrels, coyotes, skunks, urban birds, and more. The Urban Park Rangers will also inform you about the best places to see wildlife in NYC and how to safely interact with them. Learn from New York State licensed rehabilitators and additional wildlife enthusiasts.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550884c2a6671.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/fleece-fun Date: May 9, 2015

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.

You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

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 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Willow Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/birding-willow-lake http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/birding-willow-lake Date: May 10, 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: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 9:00 am 40.7227, -73.827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a25a51e66.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 10, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!

Bring your family and join Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society on a guided walk. Learn how to spot our feathered neighbors who make their home in the park and their foreign cousins as they make their stop in Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Familes only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration not required but strongly preferred. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This programs takes place every Sunday, May 3 - May 31, rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees). For more information, please call (212) 860-1370.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 10, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 10, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–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 May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Wildflower Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/spring-wildflower-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/spring-wildflower-hike-light Date: May 10, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

Light hikes feature leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 11:00 am 40.619, -74.1061 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550885472ffee.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/seining Date: May 10, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 1:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: May 10, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/fleece-fun Date: May 10, 2015

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.

You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

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 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/recycletoart Date: May 13, 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 2015-05-13 2015-05-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/nature-exploration Date: May 14, 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 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/nature-exploration Date: May 15, 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 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/seasonal-crafts Date: May 15, 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 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/birding-spring-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/birding-spring-migration Date: May 16, 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) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508858e784dd.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 16, 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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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 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[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/artscraftsgame-day Date: May 16, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Crafts, and Game Day with Princess for Lifetime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime Date: May 16, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts and crafts, as well as games and activities using sand art, paper crafts, and more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:42 EST
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: May 16, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits! Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions, currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register Now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55046808eda96.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 16, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–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 May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Owl Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/owl-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/owl-pellets Date: May 16, 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.

Several species of owls can be found in NYC Parks. Scientists often use owl pellets to learn more about their behaviors and habits. Using the park as our laboratory, get a chance to dissect a real owl pellet while learning more about these mysterious raptors.

Start time: 11:00 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 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550885e31b11a.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 16, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/fleece-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/fleece-festival Date: May 16, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and Wildlife Conservation Society for a weekend of fleece fun. Visit the zoo, where the sheep will lose their winter coats in preparation for summer, and enjoy woolworking demonstrations, crafts, music and, of course, sheep! At Lefferts Historic House, learn how wool was used on a 18th century Flatbush farm. Brush wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle and even make a felt ball to take home. On Sunday, visitors can also enjoy a demonstration by our resident spinner, Catherine Conrad.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6653, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 17, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!

Bring your family and join Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society on a guided walk. Learn how to spot our feathered neighbors who make their home in the park and their foreign cousins as they make their stop in Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Familes only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration not required but strongly preferred. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This programs takes place every Sunday, May 3 - May 31, rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees). For more information, please call (212) 860-1370.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/kids-salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/kids-salamander-exploration Date: May 17, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. While nearly all of programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Salamanders are important indicators to the health of the forest floor. Explore under logs and turn over rocks gently to catch a glimpse of these fascinating creatures. Be prepared to get your hands dirty.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:00 am 40.9044, -73.8964 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55088633d3a03.JPG Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 17, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 17, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–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 May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/wildlife-puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/wildlife-puppet-show Date: May 17, 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.

Can the Rabbit be friends with the Fox? Will the Squirrel be able to find enough acorns? Learn more about the ecology of native wildlife as you meet the Rangers and their puppet friends.

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 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550886d7570ec.JPG Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/freshwater-fishing Date: May 17, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 1:00 pm 40.6747, -73.7844 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5510885016dd9.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: May 17, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Storytime & Craft at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/family-storytime-craft-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/family-storytime-craft-qbg Date: May 17, 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, please 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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2015-05-17 2015-05-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fleece Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/fleece-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/fleece-festival Date: May 17, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and Wildlife Conservation Society for a weekend of fleece fun. Visit the zoo, where the sheep will lose their winter coats in preparation for summer, and enjoy woolworking demonstrations, crafts, music and, of course, sheep! At Lefferts Historic House, learn how wool was used on a 18th century Flatbush farm. Brush wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle and even make a felt ball to take home. On Sunday, visitors can also enjoy a demonstration by our resident spinner, Catherine Conrad.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6653, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/20/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/20/recycletoart Date: May 20, 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 2015-05-20 2015-05-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/nature-exploration Date: May 21, 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 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/nature-exploration Date: May 22, 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 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/seasonal-crafts Date: May 22, 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 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 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/2015/05/23/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 23, 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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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 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[World's Fair Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/worlds-fair-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/worlds-fair-train-show Date: May 23, 2015

All aboard! Watch working G scale model trains make their merry way through an outdoor display that includes a miniature of the World’s Fair Unisphere, presented by the Long Island Garden Railway Society Inc.

Plus, the whole family can grab the “express” for a motorized train ride through select parts of the Garden ($5 per person, per ride).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3bd587e6c5.jpg Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 23, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 23, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–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 May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/fleece-fun Date: May 23, 2015

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.

You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 23, 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.

Central Park comes alive at night with the activity of its nocturnal residents. Learn about the ecology and myths that surround these mysterious animals on this journey through the woods at night.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108158ae848.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 24, 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: 9:00 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 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 9:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55088762478ab.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 24, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!

Bring your family and join Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society on a guided walk. Learn how to spot our feathered neighbors who make their home in the park and their foreign cousins as they make their stop in Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Familes only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration not required but strongly preferred. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This programs takes place every Sunday, May 3 - May 31, rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees). For more information, please call (212) 860-1370.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[World's Fair Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/worlds-fair-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/worlds-fair-train-show Date: May 24, 2015

All aboard! Watch working G scale model trains make their merry way through an outdoor display that includes a miniature of the World’s Fair Unisphere, presented by the Long Island Garden Railway Society Inc.

Plus, the whole family can grab the “express” for a motorized train ride through select parts of the Garden ($5 per person, per ride).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-24 2015-05-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3bd587e6c5.jpg Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 24, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 24, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–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 May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: May 24, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/fleece-fun Date: May 24, 2015

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.

You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

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 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[World's Fair Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/worlds-fair-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/worlds-fair-train-show Date: May 25, 2015

All aboard! Watch working G scale model trains make their merry way through an outdoor display that includes a miniature of the World’s Fair Unisphere, presented by the Long Island Garden Railway Society Inc.

Plus, the whole family can grab the “express” for a motorized train ride through select parts of the Garden ($5 per person, per ride).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-25 2015-05-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3bd587e6c5.jpg Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Memorial Day in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/memorial-day-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/memorial-day-in-prospect-park Date: May 25, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance this Memorial Day for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House.

Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Nature Play, 1–2 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists and begin to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity, and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Nature’s Helpers 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Nature on the Go!, 3–4 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, 4–4:30 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.

Potato Planting, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donatio
n.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House, and get a taste of what life was like on a Flatbush farm in spring. Join us in planting our annual potato crop, race against friends and family in organized potato sack races and take a tour of the Lefferts historic rooms.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-25 2015-05-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/27/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/27/recycletoart Date: May 27, 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 2015-05-27 2015-05-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/nature-exploration Date: May 28, 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 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/nature-exploration Date: May 29, 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 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/seasonal-crafts Date: May 29, 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 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 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/2015/05/30/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 30, 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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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 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: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 30, 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) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089be05224c.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: May 30, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

The Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits!

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/freshwater-fishing Date: May 30, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 40.6041, -74.1614 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551089ad36249.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NatureFest 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/naturefest-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/naturefest-2015 Date: May 30, 2015

NatureFest is a family celebration of environmental awareness and local natural history. It has blossomed into a community event, thanks to participation from science, environmental, and nature groups from around New York City. Admission is free (and fun for the whole family!)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 30, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 30, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–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 May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Youth Running Series at the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/nyrr-youth-running-series-at-the-uae-healthy-kidney-10k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/nyrr-youth-running-series-at-the-uae-healthy-kidney-10k Date: May 30, 2015

Give your kids a chance to enjoy spring road racing at the NYRR Youth Running Series at the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K.

Sign up today for a 1.6-mile run in Central Park for kids 7-18 years old. Register here.

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

Start time: 11:15 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:15 am 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0bba774727.jpg Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/fleece-fun Date: May 30, 2015

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.

You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/family-camping-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/family-camping-bronx Date: May 30, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 20th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 6:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108a61984ac.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 31, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!

Bring your family and join Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society on a guided walk. Learn how to spot our feathered neighbors who make their home in the park and their foreign cousins as they make their stop in Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Familes only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration not required but strongly preferred. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This programs takes place every Sunday, May 3 - May 31, rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees). For more information, please call (212) 860-1370.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 31, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 31, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–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 May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 31, 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.

The old Pelham Bay landfill remains closed to the public, making it a great place to watch migrating birds of prey.

Join a small group of fellow birders as we go in search of these avian hunters. Registration is required. To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 20th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 40.8586, -73.8027 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55075493cee60.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Marine Ecology: Seining and the Shore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/marine-ecology-seining-and-the-shore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/marine-ecology-seining-and-the-shore Date: May 31, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: American Ballfields

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 40.5991, -73.821 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/horseshoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/horseshoe-crabs Date: May 31, 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.

Horseshoe crabs are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than crabs, and this amazing species is older than the dinosaurs. May through June is mating and egg-laying season; this will be your best opportunity to view them up close.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Plumb Beach

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 40.5833, -73.921 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: May 31, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/fleece-fun Date: May 31, 2015

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.

You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

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 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/recycletoart Date: June 3, 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 2015-06-03 2015-06-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/nature-exploration Date: June 4, 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 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Summer Series Kick Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/childrens-summer-series-kick-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/childrens-summer-series-kick-off Date: June 4, 2015

Join us as we kick off our children's summer events with fun activities for the whole family. TD Bank will be hosting workshops and bringing their eco-friendly "Mobile Forest: Rooted in NYC" exhibit. Take a tour inside the 'forest', snap a photo and learn how TD is helping our local woodlands. Balloon making will be at 5 p.m. folowed by a 6 p.m. performance of Puppets in the Park's of "Tales of Briar Rabbit".

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Dry Harbor Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7025, -73.8677 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/nature-exploration Date: June 5, 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 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/seasonal-crafts Date: June 5, 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 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[The Lego Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/the-lego-movie Date: June 5, 2015

A lowly Lego figure (voiced by Chris Pratt) joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity in this computer-generated comedy.

Will Arnett co-stars as the voice of Batman, who along with Superman, make appearances in the Warner Bros. picture.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Horseschoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/horseschoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/horseschoe-crabs Date: June 6, 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.

Horseshoe crabs are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than crabs, but this amazing species is older than the dinosaurs. May through June is mating and egg-laying season; this will be your best opportunity to view them up close.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:00 am 40.8704, -73.7867 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108ad1f0382.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT